Matt LaPorta

Matt LaPorta

Height/Weight: 6' 2"/215 lbs
Bat: R
Throw: R
Born: Port Charlotte, Florida
College: Florida
Draft: 2007 1st round (7th pick) by the

    Orioles top prospect Gunnar Henderson still wants to prove himself entering spring training; 12 pitchers in rotation mix

    The situation Orioles infielder Gunnar Henderson will find himself in at spring training later this month is much different than in previous years. After his call-up in late August last season, Henderson has since become not just the near-consensus top prospect in baseball but also an everyday player in the Orioles' infield. The 21-year-old said Friday during the Orioles' Birdland Caravan, a replacement for FanFest, that he doesn't want his security on the roster and in the lineup to change how he approaches the spring. “It definitely takes a little pressure off, as if you're trying to make the team,” Henderson said in between packing boxes of food at the Maryland Food Bank, the Orioles' first stop on the tour Friday.


    From patience to pressure: Mike Elias, Brandon Hyde looking forward to Orioles' 'non-rebuild mode'

    Part of what made Mike Elias and Brandon Hyde the Orioles' choices to lead the organization through a rebuild is that each had been through one before. On Friday morning, both signaled the end of Baltimore's teardown, one that began in earnest when Elias was hired from the Houston Astros as executive vice president and general manager in November 2018 and soon after selected Hyde, then a coach with the Chicago Cubs, as the manager who would oversee a struggling team in the coming years. The Orioles' 2022 season offered many reasons to believe the rebuild had reached its end, with the club posting its first winning season since 2017 while finishing as the American League's best non-playoff team, but a verbal declaration hadn't been issued until Friday. “I believe that our rebuild is behind us,” Elias said before embarking on the Birdland Caravan's first full day.

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    Legal fight over Baltimore Orioles, Angelos family fortune ends after brothers drop claims

    Dismissing the lawsuits with prejudice means the brothers won't be able to file the same lawsuits again.