Alex Cobb will be the Orioles' Opening Day starter March 28 against the Yankees, manager Brandon Hyde announced Wednesday. Cobb went 5-15 with a 4.90 ERA in 152 1/3 innings in 2018, but had a quietly strong second half, compiling a 3-3 record with a 2.56 ERA in his final 10 starts.
Right-handed pitcher Andrew Cashner struck out four but surrendered three runs on five hits and two walks in 3 2/3 innings of work in Wednesday's 6-4 win over the Blue Jays.
Second baseman Jonathan Villar's poor spring continued Wednesday as he went 0-2 with a walk against Toronto. Villar is hitting .160 in the Grapefruit League, but on the semi-bright side, he's maintaining a .300 OBP.
DH Mark Trumbo: Knee, Ready for Opening Day?
RP Richard Bleier: Shoulder, Ready for Opening Day
Thursday 3/14: Orioles vs. Twins, 1:05 p.m., Ed Smith Stadium
Friday 3/15: Orioles at Twins, 1:05 p.m., Hammond Stadium
Saturday 3/16: Orioles at Blue Jays, 1:07 p.m., Dunedin Stadium
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