BRADENTON, Florida-What’s happening? Keegan Akin will make his first start this spring when the Orioles play the Miami Marlins at 1:05 p.m. Saturday. Akin allowed three runs on four hits in three innings against Philadelphia on Monday. Akin will face Sandy Alcantara, who was the Marlins’ representative in the All-Star Game last year.
Brady Rodgers (sore arm) will throw on flat ground. Kohl Stewart (sore biceps) will throw a side session. Alex Wells (oblique muscle) will throw a bullpen session.
What’s happened?— Rule 5 pick Brandon Bailey pitched two hitless innings in his first start of spring training as the Orioles beat the Pittsburgh Pirates, 11-4 at LECOM Park on Friday. Bailey walked two in the first inning.
“I think it was good to just get my confidence back,” Bailey said. The Orioles scored two runs in the top of the first, and Bailey had to regain his rhythm.
“It took me a second to find my groove,” Bailey said.
He’ll continue to get a long look because of his Rule 5 status.
“I’m trying to go into it with the mindset I’m just like everybody else,” Bailey said. “I’ve got to earn my spot on this team, and I…