*Orioles manager Buck Showalter knows who he isn’t rooting for during the NCAA men’s basketball tournament: Notre Dame.
“I want to see [Orioles prospect Pat Connaughton get eliminated as soon as possible,” Showalter said with a grin. “I’m just being frank. Not in a bad way.”
“That’s how I feel; looking at everything from the Orioles angle.”
Connaughton, a senior who helped the Irish advance to the Sweet Sixteen, was the O’s fourth-round pick in last year’s Draft. He would be able to start his pro baseball career earlier this year should the Irish be eliminated.
*Hunter Harvey will get a CT scan today after X-rays were negative on his right ankle yesterday. He’s been walking around fine, the team just wants to be sure.
*With Matt Wieters unlikely to be ready for Opening Day, the assumption is the Os will start Caleb Joseph.