Matt Wieters returned to catching exactly six months after Tommy John surgery and played six innings in the Baltimore Orioles’ 10-9 loss to the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday.
Two-time AL Cy Young Award winner Johan Santana has agreed to a minor league contract with the Baltimore Orioles as he tries to come back from the second major operation on his left shoulder.
Minnesota’s Josh Willingham opened the Grapefruit League season with two hits, including a two-run homer, though the Baltimore Orioles rallied late for a 5-3 win on Saturday.
The Minnesota Twins scored four runs off Japanese left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada and held the Baltimore Orioles hitless until the eighth inning in a 5-0 exhibition victory Tuesday.
Wei-Yin Chen looked totally at ease in his new surroundings. Chen made a neat exhibition debut, pitching two scoreless innings for the Baltimore Orioles in a 6-0 win Wednesday over the Minnesota Twins.