by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/11/2013) Orioles second baseman Alexi Casilla had a nice game on Friday in a 9-6 come-from-behind win over the Twins. Playing against his former team, Casilla went 2 for 3 with a walk.
Casilla stole two bases and is 4 for 4 in that department this season. He singled twice and added a sacrifice for the Orioles in the win. Casilla is batting .237.
Manager Buck Showalter has said he'd like to see Casilla get some consistent playing time over the next few days, MASNSports.com reported.
Alexi Casilla willing to hit from left side
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/10/2013) Orioles second baseman Alexi Casilla told MASNSports that he will bat from left side Friday night against the Twins and right-hander Mike Pelfrey.
Casilla, who is hitting .111 in just nine at-bats against right-handers from the left-hand side, is a natural right-handed hitter but is willing to give it a try from the other side. The 28-year-old is open to hitting from the left side against right-handers, though the club has hinted that he'll hit exclusively from the right side in the future.
Alexi Casilla may be part of platoon
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/5/2013) When Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts went down with an injury Thursday at Tampa Bay, Alexi Casilla replaced him in the lineup for the remainder of the game. But fellow infielder Ryan Flaherty already was serving as the designated hitter, which could signal that Baltimore will use a rotation of the two while Roberts is sidelined.
Flaherty is the only one among the two to draw a start this season -- as the DH -- and was also in the lineup for Friday's series opener against Minnesota, hitting eighth and patrolling second base.
"Everyone knows what I can do. I'm ready for whatever (manager) Buck (Showalter) needs. I can play short, second, even third. I've even played a few innings in the outfield. I'm ready for anything. I just want to help the team. I'm ready," Casilla said.
Casilla on the offensive
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (2/17/2013) Baltimore infielder Alexi Casilla believes he can provide more than just a solid glove for the Orioles this season, reports MLB.com Sunday. "I know I can hit," said Casilla. He claims the Twins never let him hit the way he wanted to. "They were always changing things," Casilla said of his former organization. "When you play like that, it's kind of hard sometimes, you know. I know what I'm doing wrong by myself. Sometimes when something is not giving you good results, you know from there what you are doing wrong."