Orioles Rumors & News

  • Five MLB GM’s who failed to address key needs

    Sportsnaut "Is it really fair to boo a player? If he’s not giving it his all, sure. But more often than not, a player getting booed is really the result of a front office failure. A player may not be any good, but the front office is responsible for putting him in that position. Plenty of MLB general..." April 23

  • Dustin Pedroia says he won't play 'baseball police' on Manny Machado slide

    ESPN "Dustin Pedroia will leave it to others to judge whether Manny Machado's controversial slide into second base Friday night was clean or dirty, legal or against the rules. But Pedroia isn't afraid to say that it wasn't very smart. Pedroia wasn't in the Boston Red Sox's lineup Saturday, his..." April 23

  • Frustrated Farrell follows up with Torre about slide rule

    MLB.com "After injuring his left knee on Manny Machado's slide on Friday night, Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia was not in the starting lineup on Saturday. Pedroia said he is fine with the whole situation, but manager John Farrell was not quite as happy. Pedroia and Farrell both said the second..." April 23

  • Zach Britton improving, but set to see hand specialist for final clearance

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles closer Zach Britton won’t play catch until Monday at the earliest, despite a clean MRI that showed no problems in his left elbow and only inflammation in his forearm. Britton, who went on the disabled list last Sunday with a left forearm strain, is waiting to see a hand specialist who..." April 23

  • Orioles top Red Sox for fourth straight victory

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- Trey Mancini and Jonathan Schoop hit back-to-back homers the first time they faced Boston knuckleballer Steven Wright earlier this season. They pulled the same trick when they saw Wright again Saturday. Mancini and Schoop's home runs sparked a four-run fourth inning as the..." April 22

  • Pedroia livid after being spiked by Machado: 'I don't need a f-----g rule'

    ESPN "In the end, Dustin Pedroia might have been spooked as much as he was spiked. While several Boston Red Sox players and even manager John Farrell seethed late Friday night over a hard, high slide into second base by Baltimore Orioles star Manny Machado, Pedroia walked through the clubhouse..." April 22

  • Machado doesn't expect retaliation after Pedroia slide: 'It wasn't intentional'

    Baltimore Sun "Two clubhouses had very different opinions of third baseman Manny Machado’s slide into second base that injured Dustin Pedroia in the eighth inning of the Orioles’ 2-0 win over the Boston Red Sox on Friday night at Camden Yards. Inside a heated Red Sox clubhouse, manager John Farrell called..." April 22

  • Bundy masterful in Orioles win over Red Sox

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- Dylan Bundy is living up to the hype as one of the Baltimore Orioles' top pitching prospects. Bundy took a shutout into the eighth inning, Manny Machado homered in the fifth and the Orioles blanked the Boston Red Sox 2-0 Friday night. Baltimore (11-4) has won seven of nine...." April 21

  • Seven most impressive young cornerstone players in MLB today

    Sportsnaut "The future of baseball is already in front of us. This isn’t in reference to a timeline. The players who represent the future of Major League Baseball are playing in front of us as you read this article. Some are nearing free agency, while others were so special their organizations paid top..." April 21

  • Hardy's RBI single in 10th lifts Orioles

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- The Baltimore Orioles won six of nine games on the road trip. But it was the final two victories which provided reasons for optimism. Solid starting pitching, lock-down bullpen work, and timely hitting helped the O's take two of three from red-hot Cincinnati. "It's the..." April 20

  • Major League Baseball in Las Vegas? Commissioner says it's an option

    Chicago Tribune "Major League Baseball would be open to having a team in Las Vegas, Commissioner Rob Manfred said Thursday. With two existing franchises — the Oakland A’s and the Tampa Bay Rays — struggling to secure financing for new stadiums, the option of relocating a team to Las Vegas is very much on the..." April 20

  • Jimenez powers Orioles past Reds

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Ubaldo Jimenez threw nearly 200 combined pitches to get through his first two starts of the season. He needed only 11 pitches to get through the first inning Wednesday night, setting the tone for his best outing of the season. Jimenez pitched 7 2/3 innings and Jonathan..." April 19

  • How in the Hell do the Orioles Keep Winning?

    Vice Sports "When the Baltimore Orioles lost to the Toronto Blue Jays in last year's epic American League Wild Card game, a single thought raced through the minds of baseball fans everywhere: Where the heck was Zach Britton? How could Britton, the Baltimore closer who had put up otherworldly numbers in 2016,..." April 19

  • Duvall, Reds slam Orioles

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Bronson Arroyo gets winded earlier as his body adjusts after more than two years away from a major league mound. He can't throw as hard, and 80 pitches often feels like 100. But, even at 40 years old, Arroyo remains a crafty veteran who is able to figure out how to get more from..." April 18

  • Umpires may begin using microphones to explain replay decisions to the crowd

    CBS Sports "Instant replay decision explanations may soon be coming to a ballpark near you. According to the Associated Press, MLB and the umpires will soon begin discussing a plan that will allow crew chiefs to use a microphone to explain replay decisions to the crowd. The NFL and NHL currently have..." April 18

  • Orioles' Chris Tillman (shoulder) makes rehab debut at Double-A Bowie

    Baltimore Sun "With barking dogs providing the soundtrack and the Richmond Flying Squirrels providing the resistance, Orioles ace Chris Tillman made the biggest step in his rehabilitation from shoulder soreness Monday night in a start with the Double-A Bowie Baysox. Just before hitting his allotted pitch..." April 18

  • Orioles' Mancini ties record for most homers in first 12 games

    MLB.com "If the Orioles ever need help out of an offensive funk they only need to look to Trey Mancini -- for more than one reason. Playing first base with Chris Davis set as the DH, Mancini went 3-for-5 with two home runs and four RBIs as the O's defeated the Blue Jays, 11-4 on Sunday..." April 17

  • Orioles place closer Zach Britton on disabled list with left forearm strain

    CBS Sports "The Orioles on Sunday placed lockdown closer Zach Britton on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left forearm. To take Britton's place on the active roster, the club recalled right-hander Stefan Crichton. That's obviously a concern, as forearm issues can be a precursor to more serious arm..." April 16

  • Mancini homers twice as Orioles top Blue Jays

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- The Baltimore Orioles and the Toronto Blue Jays both took hits with injuries to their pitching on Sunday. The difference is that the Orioles also had some hits with their bats, led by two home runs from Trey Mancini in an 11-4 victory over the Blue Jays Mancini has seven..." April 16

  • Showalter says Gagne's save record shouldn't count because he used PEDs

    Baltimore Sun "Zach Britton is 5-for-5 on save opportunities this season and continues his climb up the all-time consecutive saves list, but the Orioles closer hasn’t been as dominant as he was during his record-setting 2016 season. Britton converted save chances on back-to-back nights to start the series in..." April 16

  • Morales' walk-off blast ends Blue Jays' 7-game skid.

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- The Toronto Blue Jays signed power hitter Kendrys Morales in the offseason from the Kansas City Royals for his offense, and he delivered on Saturday at the Rogers Centre. Morales, whom the Blue Jays signed to a three-year, $33-million contract, gave Toronto a 2-1 win over the..." April 15

  • Britton passes Familia for 3rd-longest consecutive save streak

    Fanrag Sports "Baltimore Orioles closer Zach Britton had an uncharacteristically close call in Thursday’s game versus the Toronto Blue Jays, but he eventually nailed down the game to record his 53rd consecutive save. The 53rd save gives Britton the third-longest streak since the save became an official stat..." April 14

  • Miley, long balls carry Orioles past reeling Blue Jays

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- Wade Miley's past two starts have been a study in contrasts. In his previous start, a no-decision against the New York Yankees, he allowed only one hit but walked seven. On Friday night against the Toronto Blue Jays, the Baltimore Orioles left-hander allowed five hits and..." April 14

  • Mancini (2 HRs) leads Orioles to rout of Red Sox

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- The Baltimore Orioles said they felt they had something to prove after a dismal performance Tuesday in a blowout loss to the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Safe to say they proved it. "I think after last night, just the mood in the clubhouse, everybody was disappointed and I..." April 13

  • Orioles Designate Oliver Drake For Assignment

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Orioles have designated right-hander Oliver Drake for assignment, the team announced on Thursday. The move clears a spot on the roster for 25-year-old right-hander Stefan Crichton, whose contract has been selected from Triple-A Norfolk. Drake, 30, has appeared in parts of the the 2015-17..." April 13

  • Orioles hand Blue Jays sixth straight loss

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- Kevin Gausman knew it was a good time to try to step on the Toronto Blue Jays and take advantage of them while they are down. He did just that Thursday night, holding the struggling Blue Jays to five hits and one run in six innings as the Baltimore Orioles won the opener of a..." April 13

  • MLB revenue crosses $9 billion, average team’s value up 19%

    The Comeback "It’s never been better to be an owner of a Major League Baseball team. According to the annual valuation rankings from Forbes, the average value of an MLB franchise jumped 19% in the past year thanks to local TV deals, rising profits and MLB’s expanded focus on branching out with new..." April 12

  • Buck Showalter Takes Shot At Red Sox Over Flu Bug

    NESN "Before the Boston Red Sox returned to Fenway Park from Detroit, their clubhouse was fumigated due to the rampant flu bug that has plagued the team during the first week of the season. The illness has landed Red Sox reliever Robbie Ross Jr. on the disabled list and caused Mookie Betts (three..." April 12

  • Pomeranz, Pedroia propel Red Sox past Orioles

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Red Sox manager John Farrell really couldn't know what to expect from Drew Pomeranz when the left-hander came off the disabled list to pitch for Boston against the powerful Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night. After all, Pomeranz was shaky and hurt in spring training. He didn't..." April 11

  • The World Baseball Classic Injury Effect

    The Ringer "This year’s World Baseball Classic was a massive spectator success. For the first time in the tournament’s short history, which has spanned four events over 11 years, the games were streamed on MLB.TV, which made them more accessible. In another, on-field first, the United States went all the way,..." April 11

  • Orioles To Re-Sign Michael Bourn

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Orioles have reached agreement on a new minors deal with veteran outfielder Michael Bourn, according to ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick (via Twitter). He’ll report to extended spring training, Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com tweets. Bourn, 34, seemed likely to make the O’s roster when he signed on..." April 11

  • Dodgers Acquire Joe Gunkel

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Dodgers have acquired righty Joe Gunkel from the Orioles, per a club announcement. Los Angeles will send cash or a player to be named later in return. Gunkel was designated for assignment recently by Baltimore, after the club claimed young fireballer Miguel Castro. Now, he’ll became the..." April 11

  • Yankees' uprising avoids sweep by Orioles

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi admitted his team sorely needed a win to cap an arduous road trip. His players delivered with one of their most uplifting performance of the early season. The Yankees scored four runs off Baltimore Orioles' reliever Darren O'Day in the..." April 09

  • Manny Machado downplays rumors linking him to Yankees

    Larry Brown Sports "Big-money free agents tend to be linked to the New York Yankees. Manny Machado and Bryce Harper will both hit the open market after the end of the 2018 season barring an extension beforehand, and unsurprisingly, the whispers have already started. Machado, currently manning third base for the..." April 09

  • Orioles rally to edge Yankees again

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Orioles' fierce lineup has been especially effective against the New York Yankees. One again, Baltimore found a way to beat its American League East rival. Hyun Soo Kim hit a go-ahead RBI single in the seventh inning and the Orioles overcame a multi-run..." April 08

  • ‘Me, Gary Sanchez and Bryce Harper’: Machado spells out Yankees’ dream

    New York Post "Manny Machado lives in the moment. There is no other way to survive and flourish in Major League Baseball. But after the 2018 season, the best third baseman in the AL will be a free agent, and he has heard the chatter coming from New York. He will be 26 years old with seven years of major..." April 08

  • Smith homer powers Orioles past Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Orioles knew Seth Smith could give them power when they acquired him from the Seattle Mariners in an offseason deal. He showed that for the first time on Friday night. Smith hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh inning that capped a comeback from a..." April 07

  • Orioles acquire hard-throwing reliever Miguel Castro from Rockies for future considerations

    Baltimore Sun "In another move to add young arms with options to a system that’s now filling up with them, the Orioles acquired reliever Miguel Castro from the Colorado Rockies for future considerations Friday. Castro, 22, was a big piece in the Rockies’ deal that sent shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to the Toronto..." April 07

  • Starter Money is the pitching stat all baseball bettors should know

    Covers.com "2016 was a pretty good year, all things considered, for Jake Arrieta. He got a healthy salary raise, was his team’s Opening Day starter, he earned an All-Star appearance and finished the year with a 18-8 win-loss record and a 3.21 earned run average. He became a World Series winner and helped..." April 07

  • Orioles acquire Andrew Faulkner from the Rangers

    Hardball Talk "MASN’s Roch Kubatko reports that the Orioles have acquired pitcher Andrew Faulkner from the Rangers in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations. The Orioles released Dariel Alvarez to create room on the 40-man roster for Faulkner. Faulkner, 24, has logged only 16 1/3..." April 07

  • Orioles agree to minor-league deal with Edwin Jackson

    Baltimore Sun "The Orioles have agreed to terms with right-hander Edwin Jackson on a minor league contract, according to multiple industry sources. The deal with the 33-year-old Jackson, a veteran of parts of 14 big league seasons, is pending a physical, sources said. Jackson is scheduled to fly to..." April 06

  • Orioles' power, Bundy's arm highlight win over Jays

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- The combination of a strong effort from starter Dylan Bundy and a pair of Baltimore home runs proved just enough for the Orioles on Wednesday night. Adam Jones and Chris Davis both homered, and Bundy threw seven solid innings as the Orioles scored a 3-1 victory over the Toronto..." April 05

  • Ten MLB players who will make new teams proud in 2017

    Yardbarker "There were a lot of crazy moves made this offseason. The free agency pond was full of talent which sounds great, but sometimes too much of a good thing can be frustrating. Still, guys found new homes. Some were reunited with old teams and hope to repeat a power-surged season and a few guys may..." April 05

  • Orioles make light of decision to keep Zach Britton out of playoffs

    Sportsnaut "It was a rare scene when Baltimore manager Buck Showalter gave a slight grin. Monday, the Orioles opened the season up in a Mark Trumbo walk-off win against the Blue Jays. It’s been six months since the infamous “game that will not be mentioned” occurred. You remember the game in October when..." April 04

  • Trumbo's 11th-inning HR sends Orioles past Jays

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE-- When last they met, the Baltimore Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays also went into extra innings tied at two. The Blue Jays won that game back in October -- the American League wild-card playoff -- on an 11th-inning homer. This time, it was the Orioles' turn. Mark Trumbo hit a..." April 03

  • Orioles sign Cal Ripken Jr.'s son to minor-league deal

    CBS Sports "Cal Ripken Jr. is of course a baseball legend and a Hall of Famer. He’s also probably the most identifiable member of the Baltimore Orioles in franchise history. All of that brings us to this minor-league transaction ... Orioles announce they've signed IF Ryan Ripken, son of Cal Ripken..." March 31

  • Orioles to send Pedro Alvarez to Triple-A

    Number Fire "Baltimore Orioles first/third baseman Pedro Alvarez did not make the Orioles' Opening Day roster and will start the season at Triple-A. What It Means: Alvarez had a relatively good showing in spring training, batting .310 with two home runs in 31 plate appearances. It wasn't enough, though,..." March 31

  • Why MLB will likely not join the NHL and NFL and move a team to Las Vegas

    CBS Sports "On Monday afternoon, National Football League owners approved the relocation of the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas. The move is at least two years away, possibly three, but it has been agreed to. Owners voted 31-1 in favor of the move . Whenever the Raiders do move, they will become the second..." March 27

  • Rob Manfred Wants MLB to 'Own the Next Generation' of Sports Fans

    Bleacher Report "Long before the first batter stepped into the box at the start of his tenure as the 10th commissioner in baseball history, Rob Manfred threw out his own first pitch: Chief among his priorities would be to captivate the next generation of sports fans in a way that he was captivated when his parents..." March 27

  • Orioles Announce Kevin Gausman As Opening Day Starter

    CBS Baltimore "Pitcher Kevin Gausman will get his day in the (hopefully) sun when the Baltimore Orioles return to Oriole Park at Camden Yards next Monday, April 3. Buck Showalter has officially announced Kevin Gausman will be the starting pitcher on Opening Day against the Blue Jays at Camden..." March 27