Orioles Rumors & News

  • Hyun Soo Kim makes fourth consecutive start

    Baltimore Sun "South Korean outfielder Hyun Soo Kim was in the Orioles lineup for the fourth consecutive game on Saturday, starting in left field and batting second. As the Orioles struggled offensively in Houston earlier this week, Kim has taken advantage of his recent increase in playing time. He made just..." May 29

  • Indians take over AL Central lead with 11-4 win

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Indians jumped on a struggling pitcher and some shoddy defense to defeat the Baltimore Orioles 11-4 on Saturday at Progressive Field. Yan Gomes had two hits and three RBIs and Danny Salazar pitched six strong innings as the Indians took an early 7-0 lead and were..." May 28

  • Machado, Trumbo lead Orioles past Indians

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- A new lineup led to a different result, which is just what Baltimore manager Buck Showalter hand in mind. With the Orioles mired in an offensive slump and a four-game losing streak, Showalter tweaked his lineup and Manny Machado and Adam Jones took it from there. Machado..." May 27

  • Springer powers Astros to cap sweep of O's

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Right fielder George Springer capped his return to the top spot in the batting order with a third career multi-homer game but was overshadowed by three games worth of remarkable Astros pitching. The Houston Astros set a major league record for strikeouts over a three-game series..." May 27

  • Adam Jones: “Let’s get the hell out of Houston”

    Masn "When it was over, the Houston Astros had beaten the Orioles 4-2 tonight and swept them three straight. The Orioles set a major league record with 52 strikeouts in a three-game series, and center fielder Adam Jones put it into a perspective that only he can. All losses hurt, but was Jones..." May 27

  • Valbuena, bullpen lead Astros over Orioles

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- For what has been a surprisingly long and difficult stretch, the Houston Astros have searched for a measure of production from the bottom of their order that third baseman Luis Valbuena is suddenly providing. Valbuena homered for a second consecutive game and the Astros turned..." May 26

  • Astros top Orioles on Correa's 13th-inning single

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Orioles center fielder Adam Jones possesses such a sterling reputation defensively that it required something unusual for the Astros to take advantage of him and Baltimore late Tuesday night. Rookie Tony Kemp lined a triple over Jones' head leading off the 13th inning and Carlos..." May 25

  • Reds Acquire International Bonus Slots From Orioles

    MLB Trade Rumors "The signing slots acquired are worth around $700K, per Dan Connolly of BaltimoreBaseball.com (Twitter link). That would appear to suggest that the Reds have added Baltimore’s first ($538,800) and fourth ($154,500) pool allocations. YESTERDAY: The Reds have picked up two international signing..." May 24

  • Braves acquire Brian Matusz from Orioles, and in essence purchase another draft pick

    CBS Sports "The Orioles announced Monday they have traded left-hander Brian Matusz to the Braves in exchange for minor-league pitchers Trevor Balicek and Brandon Barker. As well, the Braves will receive the Orioles' Competitive Balance Round B pick (76th overall) in the upcoming June MLB Draft. Matusz, 29,..." May 24

  • O's encouraged by Gallardo's bullpen session

    MLB.com "Baltimore Orioles right-hander Yovani Gallardo threw his first bullpen session in his return from right shoulder tendinitis on Sunday morning. This was the first time Gallardo, 30, has thrown off a mound since leaving his April 22 start at Kansas City. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list,..." May 23

  • Weaver beats Orioles in 300th start for Angels

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Jered Weaver posted a win on the same day he reached a milestone. The right-hander became the second pitcher to make 300 starts for the Angels, and he helped the Los Angeles earn a 10-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday at Angel Stadium. Weaver (4-3) snapped a..." May 22

  • McFarland to have MRI on sore left knee

    MLB.com "Orioles left-hander T.J. McFarland, who injured his left knee in a Minor League start with Triple-A Norfolk on Friday, will undergo an MRI exam in Baltimore on Sunday, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. "Stay on the safe side, see what we're dealing with," Showalter said before Saturday's..." May 22

  • Davis powers O's past Angels

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Baltimore Orioles flexed their muscles with four home runs Friday night, but the knockout blow in their 9-4 win over the Los Angeles Angels came from an unexpected source. Angels starter Hector Santiago gave up three home runs in just 2 2/3 innings, but it was home..." May 21

  • Lind powers Mariners past Orioles

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- Adam Lind got back to the third-base dugout and just shook his head after he put his bat in the rack near manager Scott Servais. The Seattle first baseman had just been retired on a flyball near the warning track that center fielder Adam Jones had no trouble putting away in the..." May 19

  • Trumbo, Wieters power O's past M's

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE-- Matt Wieters made his 700th career start at catcher for the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday and celebrated by helping them snap a brief two-game losing streak. Wieters and Mark Trumbo both homered, and Baltimore starter Chris Tillman stretched his winning streak to five as the..." May 18

  • MLB players confronting realities of smokeless tobacco laws in major cities

    The Comeback "Cities like Boston, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco have all passed bans on the use of smokeless tobacco at ticketed sporting events, leaving teams like the Washington Nationals are beginning to confront a new reality and some big time issues. Player now have to decide whether..." May 18

  • Mariners dominate Orioles, 10-0

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- Seattle's Nelson Cruz had one of the best years of his career as a member of the Baltimore Orioles in 2014, when he led the majors in home runs. Cruz found his groove again at Camden Yards with a homer and five RBIs, as the Mariners continued their dominance on the road with a..." May 17

  • Commissioner Rob Manfred unhappy with length of games

    ESPN "The average time of a nine-inning baseball game is up nearly seven minutes compared with this point last season, and MLB commissioner Rob Manfred isn't happy about it. "We think the single biggest thing we had going for us early in the year [last season] was player focus on the topic," Manfred..." May 17

  • Martinez, Cabrera homers lift Tigers over O's

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- In a season where little has gone their way, the Detroit Tigers hope they finally got the spark that gets them back on track. J.D Martinez and Miguel Cabrera hit back-to-back home runs off Baltimore reliever Darren O'Day in the eighth inning as the Tigers avoided a four-game..." May 15

  • Orioles' Yovani Gallardo noticing difference after throwing for first time since injury

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles right-hander Yovani Gallardo threw for the first time since going on the disabled list on April 23 with shoulder tendinitis, and said after the pregame session that it “feels like my shoulder is not restricted.” That’s a big difference from the four starts he had made earlier this..." May 15

  • Orioles' Schoop slams door on Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Orioles' bats can erupt at any moment, so no lead is safe for most of their opponents. The Detroit Tigers are the latest victim. Jonathan Schoop hit two of Baltimore's four home runs, including an eighth-inning grand slam, and the Orioles extended their..." May 14

  • Where will the Orioles find their next arm?

    Masn "The Orioles are in dual mode when it comes to their pitching needs. They remain in the market for another arm, but they’re also trying to ready their own minor leaguers for possible duty later in the summer. They had a minor league offer on the table for veteran Kyle Lohse before he signed..." May 14

  • Orioles edge Tigers on Jones HR

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- Adam Jones does not worry much about personal milestones, thinking more about victories. He earned both on Friday night. Jones hit his 200th career homer, and Chris Tillman threw seven shutout innings as the Baltimore Orioles stretched their winning streak to six games with a..." May 13

  • Orioles erase 5-0 deficit, down Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- Power carried the Baltimore Orioles several times already this season. The Orioles did not hit any homers Thursday night, but they simply strung a bunch of hits together over two innings and stunned the Detroit Tigers. Jonathan Schoop lined a two-run triple to cap a..." May 12

  • Now at shortstop, Manny Machado continues to grow as offensive force

    SI "The Orioles continue to win, and Manny Machado remains red hot. On Sunday, the 23-year-old slugger's two home runs—including an eighth-inning grand slam, his second of the season—powered the O's past the A's, 11–3. On Tuesday, he went 3 for 3 with another homer as Baltimore downed Minnesota, 5–3...." May 12

  • The Early MVP Case for Manny Machado

    Baseball Essential "Following a 3-for-3 day at the plate for Manny Machado, which included two walks and a home run to help the Baltimore Orioles edge one out over the Minnesota Twins, it is about time to throw the young man’s hat into the MVP discussion. The Orioles’ soon-to-be 24-year-old shortstop turned 3rd..." May 12

  • 5 pitchers next in line for Stephen Strasburg-esque extensions

    MLB Daily Dish "Stephen Strasburg's 7-year, $175 million contract extension has caused quite the conversation, from how big of risk it can be for the Nationals to its impact on the rest of baseball. That impact goes to a number of young pitchers that are looking to cash in on their early success in the majors,..." May 12

  • Trumbo hits two homers in Orioles' win

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- The heart of the Baltimore Orioles lineup was beating strong on Wednesday afternoon at Target Field. The trio of Adam Jones, Chris Davis and Mark Trumbo -- the three, four, five hitters in the Orioles lineup -- combined for 10 hits, four homers, nine RBIs and seven runs..." May 11

  • Jones' ninth-inning single lifts Orioles past Twins

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- An early season slump has caused Baltimore Orioles to put in plenty of extra work to try and find a way out. Tuesday night against the Minnesota Twins, that hard work paid off. Jones had a pair of hits, including a two-run single in the top of the ninth inning to break a..." May 11

  • Why MLB’s domestic violence policy does not require a criminal conviction

    Hardball Talk "When Aroldis Chapman was suspended under Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy, a good number of people — some of them commenters at this site — took issue with it because “hey, he wasn’t charged with a crime.” The same has been said about Jose Reyes and will be said about him again..." May 11

  • Justine Siegal will be first woman to manage independent minor league game

    The Comeback "Justine Siegal continues to break down baseball barriers. The San Rafael Pacifics Baseball Club has announced that Siegal will be the first ever woman to coach at the independent minor league level when she’ll manage the team in late June. The specific event “Women Run the Show” was created..." May 10

  • Orioles-Twins postponed; game rescheduled in July

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins' quest to snap a five-game losing streak will have to wait another day. Minnesota's game on Monday against the Baltimore Orioles at Target Field was postponed due to rain in the Twin Cities. The game will be made up on July 28. Baltimore will move..." May 09

  • Orioles OF Adam Jones got struck out by the A's backup catcher

    Fox Sports "The Oakland Athletics had a rough go of it on Sunday against the Baltimore Orioles. Their offense was stagnant and the pitching was even worse. So in the bottom of the eighth inning, the A's tried something new. Backup catcher Josh Phegley strolled out to the mound to record the final two..." May 09

  • Machado powers Orioles over A's

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- As the boisterous crowd at Camden Yards chanted his name, Manny Machado climbed to the top of the Baltimore Orioles' dugout steps and tipped his cap for a curtain call. The moment was even more special for the All-Star third baseman with his mother watching from the stands...." May 08

  • Orioles' Duquette confirms interest in Lincecum

    The Score "Baltimore Orioles general manager Dan Duquette admitted Sunday that his club is monitoring the market for free-agent Tim Lincecum, but he sounded less than optimistic the veteran will call Maryland his next home. Appearing on MLB Network Radio, Duquette confirmed his team's presence at..." May 08

  • Jimenez helps Orioles earn split with Athletics

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- Ubaldo Jimenez showed the type of control and command on Saturday that the Baltimore Orioles hoped for when they signed him two years ago. Chris Davis hit a two-run homer and Jimenez threw eight strong innings as the Baltimore Orioles defeated the Oakland A's 5-2 to split a..." May 07

  • 7 possible landing spots for free-agent starter Tim Lincecum

    USA Today "Free-agent starting pitcher Tim Lincecum will throw a showcase for scouts from about 20 Major League teams on Friday at the Giants’ training complex in Arizona. Lincecum, now 31, performed as one of the best starters in all of baseball from 2008-2011, then something decidedly less than that from..." May 06

  • Orioles slip past Yankees 1-0 in 10 innings

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- On a night when pitching dominated the game, it seemed almost fitting that the only run didn't score on a base hit. Pedro Alvarez's 10th-inning sacrifice fly gave the Baltimore Orioles a 1-0 victory over the New York Yankees on Thursday. The Orioles had not scored a run in..." May 05

  • Sabathia, McCann lead Yankees to much-needed win

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- CC Sabathia turned back the clock a bit on Wednesday night, and the New York Yankees enjoyed watching his performance. Sabathia threw seven innings in his best start of the season while Brian McCann drove in three runs as the Yankees snapped a six-game losing streak with a 7-0..." May 04

  • More PED busts coming from Major League Baseball

    ESPN "Major League Baseball is expected to announce in the next few days that another player has tested positive for the steroid Turinabol, a drug that was commonly used by East German athletes in the 1970s. The positive test is one of a handful being processed, two sources familiar with the cases told..." May 04

  • Trumbo homers twice to help Orioles defeat Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- Chris Tillman’s best outing of the season for the Baltimore Orioles kept the New York Yankees reeling. Tillman tied a career high with nine strikeouts, Mark Trumbo homered twice and the Orioles beat New York 4-1, extending the Yankees’ losing streak to six games Tuesday night...." May 03

  • Cuba says defectors still will not be allowed to play in 2017 WBC

    ESPN "Cuba decided to maintain its ban on baseball players who defected the country and will not allow them to represent Cuba in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. Despite some encouraging sounds and the recent reopening of borders with the United States, Cuba is not yet ready to forgive those who left..." May 03

  • Four MLB stars that must be traded in 2016

    Sportsnaut "While the MLB trade deadline is still months away, it’s never too early to start thinking about guys that should be dealt. And this year, there are a few stars in need of relocation. Usually, veteran players on bad teams best fit this description. Even though the season is still very early, we..." May 03

  • Orioles shift Manny Machado to shortstop with J.J. Hardy out four weeks -- for now

    Fox Sports "The preference of some in the Orioles' organization is to keep Manny Machado at third base, where his defense is well above average and at times otherworldly. Machado, however, will be at short Tuesday night in place of J.J. Hardy, who is expected to miss at least four weeks with a hairline..." May 03

  • Machado’s illegal slide exposes new rule’s inconsistent enforcement

    SI "It may be divisive, but Major League Baseball’s rewritten rule regarding slides intended to break up double plays—Rule 6.01(j) in your rulebook, colloquially known as “the Chase Utley rule”—is nothing if not clear. As I explained to Joe Magrane on MLB Now during the first week of the regular..." May 02

  • Harper, Machado earn Player of the Month honors

    The Score "Bryce Harper, the Washington Nationals phenom who smashed nine homers in his first 18 games this year, was named National League Player of the Month for April on Monday. Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado earned the honor in the American League, following a strong start to his 2016..." May 02

  • Hardy going on DL with hairline fracture in foot

    Masn "Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy sustained a hairline fracture in his left foot yesterday and is expected to miss six to eight weeks, a harsh blow for a team so reliant on its defense. Hardy was scheduled to undergo a CT scan after X-rays yesterday raised serious concerns within the organization. The..." May 02

  • Sale goes to 6-0 as White Sox beat Orioles

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- On a day when he didn't have his best stuff, Chris Sale was still able to give the Chicago White Sox a much-needed boost. Sale became the first pitcher in MLB to earn six victories, Brett Lawrie homered for the third straight game and the White Sox routed the Baltimore Orioles..." May 01

  • Orioles say Zach Britton (ankle) is day-to-day

    ESPN "Baltimore Orioles closer Zach Britton is day-to-day after exiting the team's 8-7 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Saturday with an ankle injury. Britton came on in the ninth inning of a 7-7 game and struck out the first two batters he faced. The left-hander then hurt his left ankle while..." May 01

  • Abreu makes amends as White Sox edge Orioles

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- Chicago first baseman Jose Abreu made an error that proved costly in the eighth inning. However, he made up for it in a big way one inning later. Abreu lined a tiebreaking single with two outs in the top of the ninth inning to give the Chicago White Sox an 8-7 victory over the..." May 01

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