Orioles' Opening Day starters
Nick Markakis, RF
Markakis ended the 2012 season hitting .287 with 32 home runs and 82 RBIs. He was placed on the disabled list twice last season and underwent surgery on his right wrist. Markakis also missed a few games during Spring Training due to a herniated disk in his neck.
Manny Machado, 3B
Noted as an up-and-coming player in 2012, Manny Machado ended the season with a batting average of .262, seven home runs, and 26 RBIs. Machado was the third overall pick in the 2010 draft and hit three homers in his first four games last season.
Adam Jones, CF
Adam Jones finished the 2012 season hitting .287, 32 home runs, and 82 RBIs playing in 162 games. He earned the American League Gold Glove Award for his defensive play during the 2012 season. 2013 will mark Jones' sixth season with the O's.
Matt Wieters, C
In 2012 Wieters played in 144 games batting .249. He had 23 home runs with 83 RBIs. Wieters made the AL All-Star team during the 2012 season. He was also awarded the American League Golden Glove Award.
Chris Davis, 1B
Chris Davis tied an O's record on October 4, 2012 when he homered for the sixth straight game in a 1-0 win over Tampa Bay. Davis finished last season hitting .270, 33 home runs, and 85 RBIs.
J.J. Hardy, SS
J.J. Hardy ended the 2012 season with a batting average of .238, 22 home runs, and 68 RBIs. Hardy is the third member of the Orioles to earn the AL Gold Glove Award. He also led AL shortstops in fielding percentage, putouts, and assists.
Nolan Reimold, LF
Reimold only played 16 games last year and his season ended on April 30 because of a herniated disk in his neck. He finished the season hitting .313, five home runs, and 10 RBIs.
Steve Pearce, DH
Pearce finished last season batting .254 with three home runs and 14 RBIs. Pearce is returning to the O's this season after playing for the O's, Astros, and Yankees last season. He totaled 61 games last year.
Brian Roberts - 2B
Brian Roberts played in his first game on June 12th after being out for over a year with a concussion. He played in 17 games with an average of .182. He also had 5 RBIs. The two-time All-Star was placed on the DL list soon after and had hip surgery.
Jason Hammel, RHP
Jason Hammel is the Opening Day starting pitcher and will be up against the Rays' David Price. Hammel finished 2012 with a 3.43 ERA and 113 strikeouts. He ended with an 8-6 record. This will be Hammel's second season with the O's.