The Orioles today announced that Hall of Famer CAL RIPKEN, JR. will visit Ed Smith Stadium on Wednesday, March 12 for the Orioles game against the Phillies, where he will throw out the ceremonial first pitch and sign copies of his new children's book, Squeeze Play, on the lower concourse beginning at 2 p.m.
Today's Orioles-Rays game at Ed Smith Stadium has been cancelled due to rain. There will be no makeup date. Fans holding paid tickets for today's game may exchange their tickets for any of the remaining Spring Training games at Ed Smith Stadium, subject to availability, or obtain a refund.
The Orioles today announced that they have signed free agent LHP JOHAN SANTANA to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. Santana, 34, is a two-time Cy Young Award winner (2004 and '06), a four-time All-Star (2005-07 and '09) and a Gold Glove winner (2007).
The 4th annual All Faiths Food Drive to help people in need in the Sarasota area has been rescheduled for the Thursday, March 27 game at 7:05 p.m. vs. Tampa Bay. All fans attending the game at Ed Smith Stadium are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items and/or monetary donations to benefit the All Faiths Food Bank.
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