Baltimore Orioles Player News: Last 24 hours, All Positions

News: Nuno has a leg up on the competition for one of the team's remaining bullpen jobs, SB Nation reports.
Impact: With the team in need of a left-handed reliever, Nuno appears to have the inside track to an Opening Day role with the Orioles. The 29-year-old has a decent 19.5 percent strikeout rate to go along with a great 6.1 percent walk rate throughout his career. On the other hand, he struggles against righties (.344 career BAA) and has trouble keeping the ball on the ground (38.6 percent career ground ball rate). That said, Nuno has experience and is well-suited to fill a long-relief role for the MLB club in 2017.
News: Gentry's defensive prowess give his a boost in the race for an Opening Day reserve role, SB Nation reports.
Impact: The 33-year-old outfielder has bounced between the majors and minors for the past couple of seasons. Gentry is an above-average defender which is something the Orioles have a need for. If Gentry makes the team, he will be relegated to a platoon role most likely in left field, but can also fill in for Adam Jones in center when needed.
News: Davis, who dealt with a lingering hand injury last season, said that he hasn't had any swelling or other issues through the first few days of batting practice, CBS Baltimore reports.
Impact: Early in the first year of a $161 million, seven-year contract, the Orioles first baseman injured his left hand while diving into a base. Davis still played 157 games -- second most in his major league career -- but hit just .221 and struck out a career-high 219 times. He says the offseason was what he needed. "I think the biggest thing was really the rest and the time off and not having the physical contact and the beating that I did every day when I was swinging and taking balls at first base," Davis said. Now at full strength, there's reason to believe the 30-year-old's numbers will rebound from last year's dip.
News: Stewart will begin the season at Double-A Bowie and, with a good season, is expected to be on the list of September call-ups with a chance to make the Opening Day roster in 2018, SB Nation reports.
Impact: The 25th overall pick of the 2015 draft has been developing slower than the O's has hoped. In 183 career minor league games, he has 18 home runs and 32 doubles to go with 79 RBI and 30 steals. More recently, over 22 games in the Arizona Fall League this offseason, Stewart hit .244/.395/.384. He walked 19 times and amassed 21 strike outs, illustrating his lack of plate discipline, a key flaw that the outfielder must improve before sniffing the big leagues.
News: Britton said he's not worried about the oblique injury he suffered earlier this week, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
Impact: The Orioles' star closer offered the fantasy world a boost of confidence that his recent setback is nothing to be concerned with. Britton said he felt his oblique ailment the day after throwing a bullpen -- as opposed to during the throwing session -- which lends itself to more of a soreness issue than a serious problem. The 29-year-old lefty said the ankle injury he dealt with last season felt far worse, and that ailment only shelved him for a few days.