Orioles Rumors & News

  • Matt Wieters to catch in intrasquad game

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles catcher Matt Wieters will be behind the plate in a game-like setting for the first time since May when he starts in Sunday's intrasquad game on the Ed Smith Stadium main field. Wieters, who had elbow ligament reconstruction surgery last June 16, won't be given clearance to throw at 100..." February 28

  • Athletics claim Alex Hassan off waivers from the Orioles

    Hardball Talk "The Athletics have claimed outfielder Alex Hassan off waivers from the Orioles, the club announced Friday afternoon. To make room for Hassan on the 40-man roster, the A’s moved pitcher A.J. Griffin to the 60-day disabled list. It’s the second time the Athletics have claimed Hassan off waivers..." February 28

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    Eduardo A. Encina @EddieInTheYard

    Buck said that Chris Davis will get playing time in RF during spring training. #Orioles

  • Davis says teammates put suspension behind them

    CSN Baltimore "Chris Davis got back on the field for the Orioles on Wednesday, and it was an excellent feeling. “I don’t think it was nerve wracking. It was almost kind of relieving just to kind of be out there and be with everybody, to be on the field, to be a part of team activities,” Davis said. “I..." February 26

  • Nick Markakis on Orioles: 'Don't believe a word they say'

    USA Today "Outfielder Nick Markakis had some pointed words for the Baltimore Orioles, telling USA TODAY Sports, "Don't believe a word they say," regarding his offseason departure. Markakis, 31, signed a four-year, $44 million contract with the Atlanta Braves in early December, shortly after negotiations..." February 25

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    David O'Brien @DOBrienAJC

    #Braves Markakis was only cleared this week to run and work out extensively, at 8-week mark after neck surgery

  • Orioles notes on Manny Machado, Steve Johnson and Caleb Joseph

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles third baseman Manny Machado will have no restrictions in spring training as he returns from a second knee surgery in as many years. Still, he admits the wait for this moment has been a struggle. “I see it like my first spring training,” Machado said Tuesday. “I’m that excited. I’m..." February 24

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    All hurdles cleared, everth cabrera and orioles now have a deal. $2.4M plus 600K incentives.

  • Matt Wieters believes he'll have enough time behind the plate to be ready for Opening Day

    Baltimore Sun "At first glimpse, catcher Matt Wieters didn’t appear to be limited as the Orioles held their first spring training workout for pitchers and catchers Friday afternoon at the Ed Smith Stadium Complex. The Orioles All-Star and Gold Glove winner took batting practice with the club’s other catchers,..." February 21

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    Roch Kubatko @masnRoch

    Ubaldo Jimenez said he felt great yesterday in 'pen using new delivery. Wished he went to it sooner than Sept. Lowered hands. More compact

  • 8d
    Eduardo A. Encina @EddieInTheYard

    The #Orioles went to an arbitration hearing with OF Alejandro De Aza today in St. Petersburg, FL. A decision is expected by tommorrow night.

  • 11d
    Eduardo A. Encina @EddieInTheYard

    #Orioles are very close to a finalizing a one-year deal with IF Everth Cabrera, according to an industry source. Has 99 steals last 3 yrs.

  • O's sign Jayson Nix to minor league deal

    Masn "Executive vice president Dan Duquette had been seeking another infielder to bring to Sarasota and added one this afternoon, signing Jayson Nix to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training. The Orioles now have 57 players coming to camp, including 16 non-roster invitees. Nix,..." February 17

  • Jeffrey Maier glove going up for auction

    CBSSports.com "The glove that 12-year-old Jeffrey Maier used to catch Derek Jeter's tying home run for the Yankees against the Orioles in the 1996 ALCS is going on the auction block, the Associated Press reports. An unidentified owner, who bought the glove directly from Maier, is putting the glove up for sale..." February 16

  • J.J. Hardy would have preferred to re-sign with Orioles sooner

    Hardball Talk "The Orioles announced a three-year, $40 million extension with shortstop J.J. Hardy back in October, but if Hardy had his way, he would’ve inked his name a lot sooner. Via MASN’s Steve Melewski: “It kind of went a lot longer than I wanted it to,” Hardy said. “I didn’t think it needed to go..." February 15

  • Davis shifting his strategy at the plate

    Masn "Major League Baseball has officially awarded the 2017 All-Star Game to the Miami Marlins. It's also convinced that the Orioles moved back to St. Louis. That's three straight National League cities, and Washington could make it four in a row in 2018. However, MLB is trying to be "fair" by..." February 15

  • Chris Davis shifting his strategy at the plate

    Masn "Major League Baseball has officially awarded the 2017 All-Star Game to the Miami Marlins. It's also convinced that the Orioles moved back to St. Louis. That's three straight National League cities, and Washington could make it four in a row in 2018. However, MLB is trying to be "fair" by..." February 14

  • Orioles try to replace Cruz, Markakis in outfield

    CSN Baltimore "Two players who combined for 314 games are now gone. Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis left in that same awful week that also took Andrew Miller from the Orioles. Their departures left a huge hole in the outfield. While many think of Cruz as a pure designated hitter, he played 70 of his 159 games..." February 13

  • Orioles “have expressed interest” in Dustin McGowan

    Hardball Talk "Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Orioles “have expressed interest” in free agent right-hander Dustin McGowan. Once a top prospect and young building block in the Blue Jays’ rotation, McGowan’s career was derailed by numerous injuries and last season he logged more than 25..." February 11

  • Exhibition game in Cuba explored

    ESPN.com "The Boston Red Sox have explored the possibility of playing an exhibition game in Cuba this spring, a source involved in the conversations told ESPN. At this time, there are no plans for a game, nor is there is expected to be. It is believed that a Red Sox fan of some note, Secretary of State..." February 09

  • The Top 10 MLB Lineups For 2015

    Sports On Earth "When we evaluate lineups in Major League Baseball in 2015, we're grading on a curve. Last year, the Angels led the Majors in runs scored -- with just 773. That was the lowest total for a runs leader in a full season since 1992. And to put that in added perspective, in 2009, just five seasons..." February 09

  • Orioles, Zach Britton avoid arbitration at $3.2 million

    Hardball Talk "From MASN’s Roch Kubatko comes word that the Orioles have avoided arbitration with closer Zach Britton by agreeing to a one-year deal. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports says it’s worth $3.2 million and carries $300,000 in bonuses for games finished. Britton racked up 37 saves last season for the..." February 06

  • O’s avoid arbitration with Miguel Gonzalez at $3.275 million

    Hardball Talk "From Jon Heyman of CBS Sports comes word that the Orioles have avoided arbitration with right-handed starting pitcher Miguel Gonzalez by agreeing to a one-year, $3.275 million deal for the 2015 season. Gonzalez asked the O’s for $3.95 million and was offered $2.5 million when arbitration..." February 03

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    Roch Kubatko @masnRoch

    The Orioles have traded INF Steve Lombardozzi to the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for cash considerations.

  • Orioles' Delmon Young eager to play bigger role in 2015

    Baltimore Sun "It didn't become a top priority until they had already lost outfielders Nick Markakis and Nelson Cruz to free agency, but the Orioles always wanted to re-sign designated hitter-outfielder Delmon Young. Despite the fact that Young was initially seeking a multiyear deal, he settled for a..." February 03

  • Frank Robinson named Senior Advisor and Honorary A.L. President

    MLB.com "Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. announced today that he has named Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, currently Major League Baseball's Executive Vice President for Baseball Development, as Senior Advisor and the new Honorary President of the American League. As Senior Advisor, Robinson..." February 03

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    Rich Dubroff @RichDubroffCSN

    Former #Orioles INF Wilson Betemit suspended 50 games for amphetamine use. #OriolesTalk

  • O'Day: Orioles bullpen may be even better this year

    CSN Baltimore "Orioles fans were beside themselves when the team lost Nelson Cruz, Nick Markakis and Andrew Miller within five days. Orioles players may not have been quite as emotional about it. Sure, Markakis was universally admired during his nine years with the Orioles, while Cruz and Miller were popular..." February 02

  • Chris Davis discusses Adderall use for first time

    CSN Baltimore "For the first time since his 25-game suspension was announced, Chris Davis talked about Adderall at Saturday's FanFest. He hadn’t discussed it before, Davis said, because he didn’t want to take the focus off his teammates during last season’s postseason. Davis will report to Sarasota, Fla. for..." February 01

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    Brittany Ghiroli @Britt_Ghiroli

    Duquette says there was substance to the TOR rumors but his "sole and singular focus" is on the Orioles.

  • Did Kevin Costner Really Almost Cost Cal Ripken, Jr. The Streak After Sleeping With His Wife?

    Uproxx "Mention Cal Ripken, Jr. in a post on the Internet, and if you look deep enough into the comments, you’ll invariably see someone repeat a story about the time that Kevin Costner allegedly banged the wife of Cal Ripken, Jr., and nearly cost Ripken his record-breaking consecutive games streak. It’s a..." January 30

  • Orioles' Duquette: 'I'm not used to being a trade rumor'

    The Score "Dan Duquette, the executive vice president of the Baltimore Orioles, discussed Thursday the atypical offseason he's endured, wherein the Blue Jays reportedly tried to pry him away from Baltimore for a loftier position in Toronto. "It's been interesting," Duquette told Eduardo A. Encina of the..." January 30

  • Orioles acquire outfielder Travis Snider in trade with Pirates

    Baltimore Sun "The Orioles acquired the left-handed-hitting outfielder they had been seeking all offseason, trading a minor league pitcher and a player to be named later to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night for Travis Snider. The Orioles have had interest in Snider since baseball's annual winter..." January 28

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    Jeff Passan @JeffPassan

    Source: Travis Snider deal to Baltimore believed to be done. Class A pitcher Stephen Tarpley one of the prospects going to the Pirates.

  • Orioles working on deal with Pittsburgh Pirates to acquire Travis Snider

    Baltimore Sun "The Orioles have rekindled their trade talks with the Pittsburgh Pirates to acquire outfielder Travis Snider and appear to be closing in on a deal that would send one or two minor leaguers to Pittsburgh, according to industry sources. A deal is not done, one source stressed, but it was being..." January 27

  • Orioles' Matt Wieters has goal of being ready by opening day

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "Orioles catcher Matt Wieters, who is throwing from 150 feet in his recovery from Tommy John surgery, said he is preparing to be ready by opening day. "The rehab's going well and going how it's supposed to from all the talk I've gotten with Dr. (James) Andrews and my physical therapist down here..." January 27

  • Blue Jays, Orioles both deserve errors for handling of Duquette-Beeston mess

    Fox Sports "I want to see how both teams pick up the pieces. I want to hear Orioles general manager Dan Duquette explain how he will mend fences with an organization that he spent several months trying to bolt. And I want to hear Blue Jays chairman Ed Rogers explain why he is "elated" that Paul Beeston..." January 27

  • 34d
    Roch Kubatko @masnRoch

    Wieters said he expanded throwing distance to 150 feet today. Had been up to 120 #orioles @1057TheFan

  • Orioles sign Chris Parmelee

    Hardball Talk "Chris Parmelee, who was dropped by the Twins last month, has signed a minor-league contract with the Orioles that includes an invitation to spring training. Parmelee was the Twins’ first-round draft pick 2006 and had a huge September debut in 2011, but then hit just .238 with 20 homers and a..." January 26

  • Orioles, Bud Norris avoid arbitration for $8.8 million

    Hardball Talk "Bud Norris and the Orioles have avoided arbitration with a one-year, $8.8 million contract. Norris asked for $10.25 million and the Orioles countered at $7.5 million in his final season of arbitration eligibility before hitting the open market as a free agent next winter." January 26

  • Blue Jays end negotiations for Orioles’ Duquette

    Sportsnet.ca "Negotiations for Dan Duquette are over after the Toronto Blue Jays refused to consider the Baltimore Orioles’ demands for promising right-hander Jeff Hoffman and two other top prospects as compensation for the executive. A deal between the American League East rivals was at no point close, and..." January 26

  • Orioles, Ryan Flaherty agree to $1.075 million deal for 2015, sources say

    Baltimore Sun "The Orioles settled with utility infielder Ryan Flaherty on Sunday, agreeing to a $1.075 million deal for the 2015 season, according to multiple sources. Flaherty becomes the Orioles’ sixth arbitration-eligible player to come to terms, and the first since salary figures were exchanged last..." January 26

  • 36d
    Roch Kubatko @masnRoch

    Heard Indians are showing a lot of interest in FA OF Nolan Reimold. Trying to sign him to minor league deal. #orioles still in mix

  • 38d
    Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

    If a TOR/Duquette deal is finished, compensation will be substantial. Jeff Hoffman discussed.

  • 40d
    Dan Connolly @danconnollysun

    With Rasmus off board, #Orioles changing gears again for OFs. Theyve been in contact this winter w Nate Schierholtz, whom they've courted b4

  • 42d
    Roch Kubatko @masnRoch

    #orioles discussed multi-year contacts with a few players, including Tillman, and could revisit later.

  • 43d
    Mark Sheldon @m_sheldon

    Arthur Rhodes, 45, hasn't pitched in big leagues since 2011. But I heard that he officially retired today. Was All-Star for #reds in 2010.

  • O's sign Davis, Tillman, Wieters to 1-year contracts

    CSN Baltimore "The Orioles settled on one-year contracts with Chris Davis, Chris Tillman and Matt Wieters before the deadline for the teams to exchange arbitration figures on Friday according to reports. Davis, who slumped badly from his 53 homer season in 2013, got a reported raise. In his final season..." January 17

  • Blue Jays still looking to replace Paul Beeston with Dan Duquette, have discussed compensation package with Orioles

    Bluebird Banter "According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Blue Jays and the Orioles have discussed a possible trade package that would see current Orioles general manager Dan Duquette be released from his contract (which runs through 2018) in order to become the next CEO of the Blue Jays. However, it appears..." January 14

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    Rich Dubroff @RichDubroffCSN

    Manny Machado says he sees no reason why he won't be ready for the start of spring training.#Orioles #OriolesTalk