Orioles Rumors & News

  • MLB cancels its Dominican showcase after players protest an international draft

    Hardball Talk "Ben Badler of Baseball America Reports that Major League Baseball has cancelled its Dominican national showcase, which was scheduled for today and tomorrow. Why? Because, Badler reports, trainers and players in the Dominican Republic planned to skip the showcase in protest over Major League..." October 26

  • Brach undergoes minor procedure on left knee

    Masn "Orioles reliever Brad Brach underwent a minor medical procedure last week involving the meniscus in his left knee. Nothing complicated and apparently no reason for concern. Ravens team physician Dr. Leigh Ann Curl performed the surgery, which Brach was told lasted only seven to 10..." October 20

  • Bautista, Encarnacion may be done with Blue Jays, here's where they could land

    CBS Sports "Wednesday afternoon at Rogers Centre, the 2016 Blue Jays season came to an unceremonious end with a loss to the Indians in Game 5 of the best-of-seven ALCS (CLE 3, TOR 0). Toronto is the first team to lose the ALCS in back-to-back years since the Mariners in 2000 and 2001. "This group's come a..." October 20

  • Beer-throwing suspect no longer employed by Canadian media outlet

    The Globe and Mail "The man who allegedly threw a beer can toward an outfielder during a Toronto Blue Jays playoff game no longer works for Postmedia. “Ken Pagan has left Postmedia,” spokeswoman Georgia Sourtzis said in a brief email. Mr. Pagan, who worked as a sports copy editor at Postmedia in Hamilton, was..." October 17

  • MLB auctioning off ‘game-used’ Zach Britton playoff jersey

    Sportsnet "Buck Showalter’s decision not to use all-star closer Zach Britton in the Baltimore Orioles‘ wild-card game loss to the Toronto Blue Jays will go down in history as a massive managerial blunder. Now there’s a chance for someone to get their hands on that piece of history. Major League..." October 14

  • 2017 free agency qualifying offer to be worth $17.2 million

    Today's Knuckleball "Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball and FanRag Sports has reported that the qualifying offer for free agents this upcoming offseason will be $17.2 million. Teams with impending free agents must make a qualifying offer to those players in order to get draft pick compensation should they sign with..." October 13

  • Utility infielder Paul Janish accepts outright assignment to minors

    Baltimore Sun "Utility infielder Paul Janish, who was designated for assignment on Friday, will remain in the Orioles organization. Janish cleared waivers and accepted a minor league assignment to Triple-A Norfolk. Because he had a previous outright, Janish could have refused the assignment and elected free..." October 13

  • No firm answer for rise in home runs

    Today's Knuckleball "One of the biggest surprises of this season has been the return of the home run. Testing for performance-enhancing drugs, a more consistent calling of the strike zone and better pitching — particularly the preponderance of hard-throwing relievers — were supposed to mean the end of the..." October 13

  • TBS to add pitch count to broadcast graphic for rest of postseason

    Today's Knuckleball "TBS broadcasts have frustrated viewers thus far into the 2016 postseason with a score graphic that does not show the number of pitches thrown by a pitcher. The simplified graphic is stripped of extra information beyond score, inning, base-out state and count. According to Richard Deitsch of..." October 09

  • Dan Duquette indicates Orioles might not have big changes in store for 2017

    Baltimore Sun "The most definitive thing that came out of the Orioles’ end-of-the-season news conference Thursday probably wasn’t what the club’s fan base wanted to hear after the team’s one-and-done postseason. Baseball operations chief Dan Duquette, who was joined by manager Buck Showalter for the nearly..." October 07

  • Orioles Claim Jed Bradley, Designate Paul Janish

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Orioles announced this afternoon that they’ve claimed left-hander Jed Bradley off waivers from the Braves and designated infielder Paul Janish for assignment to clear a spot on the 40-man roster. The DFA of Janish is largely procedural, as the Orioles non-tendered him last December and had..." October 07

  • Mistakes and complaints define TBS's MLB postseason coverage right now

    Awful Announcing "TBS has gotten quite a bit of grief over the years from baseball fans from their postseason coverage. Some of it has been deserved and some of it has been just because the network hasn’t built up the necessary trust and capital with baseball fans over the years. File their Game 1 coverage of..." October 07

  • Beer-tossing suspect Ken Pagan charged with mischief

    Toronto Star "The man at the centre of a social media storm after a can of beer thrown from the stands narrowly missed Baltimore Orioles outfielder Hyun Soo Kim at the Rogers Centre has been charged with mischief. Accompanied by two lawyers, Postmedia journalist Ken Pagan surrendered at Toronto police’s 52..." October 07

  • Orioles’ pitching coach Dave Wallace retires

    Today's Knuckleball "The Baltimore Orioles revealed on Thursday that pitching coach Dave Wallace has announced his retirement from full-time coaching. While he will no longer work full-time, Wallace reportedly hopes to still provide pitching instruction at some level. Wallace was hired to serve as pitching coach..." October 06

  • Blue Jays fans buy ad to apologize to Orioles for beer thrower

    Fox Sports "Police have reportedly identified the man who tossed a beer can at Baltimore Orioles outfielder Hyun Soo Kim during the seventh inning of Tuesday's American League Wild Card game between the Orioles and Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre in Toronto. Kim was fielding a fly ball, and fortunately was not..." October 06

  • Joe Buck reveals that hair plug addiction nearly cost him his career

    SI "Fox Sports announcer Joe Buck feared for his broadcasting career five years ago when he suffered a paralyzed left vocal chord. The ailment struck him a few weeks before the start of the 2011 baseball season, and it wasn’t until October of that year that he truly felt his voice was back. At the..." October 06

  • Toronto police identify beer-throwing fan from Wild Card Game as local writer

    CBS Sports "During Tuesday's AL wild-card game in Toronto, some jackwagon Blue Jays fan threw a beer can in the general direction of Orioles' left fielder Hyun soo Kim on a routine fly ball. On Wednesday, Toronto police released a photo of the man in order to help locate him and later announced that he was..." October 06

  • Blue Jays apologize for fan throwing beer can at Orioles' Kim

    ESPN "The Toronto Blue Jays apologized to the Baltimore Orioles and Major League Baseball after a fan at Rogers Centre threw a beer can that narrowly missed the head of Baltimore outfielder Hyun Soo Kim in Tuesday night's American League wild-card game. "On the heels of one of the most competitive..." October 06

  • Baseball players are getting fat like us

    USA Today "Americans tuning in to the baseball playoffs might notice an unfortunate trend: Like much of the country, baseball players are increasingly overweight or even obese. Being classified as normal weight is now the exception rather than the rule in the U.S. The collective expansion of our..." October 06

  • Encarnacion blasts Jays to 11-inning, wild-card win

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- Edwin Encarnacion is not ready to walk away from the Toronto Blue Jays yet, but he was only too happy to walk off. The Toronto Blue Jays first baseman, who can become a free agent in the offseason, blasted the first pitch he saw from Ubaldo Jimenez in the bottom of the 11th inning..." October 05

  • Toronto police asks fan who tossed beer in AL wild-card game to surrender

    USA Today "The Toronto police asked the fan who tossed a can of beer that nearly hit Baltimore Orioles left fielder Hyun Soo Kim during Tuesday’s American League wild card at Rogers Centre to surrender himself to authorities. “Turn yourself in,” Toronto Police Constable Victor Kwong wrote in a Twitter..." October 05

  • Orioles closer Zach Britton has no idea why Buck Showalter didn't use him

    Fox Sports "The American League Wild Card game Tuesday night was about as good as a playoff baseball game can get, with Edwin Encarnacion hitting a walk-off homer in the bottom of the 11th to give Toronto a 5-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles and sending the Blue Jays to the AL Division Series. All..." October 05

  • Blue Jays fan throws can at Hyun Soo Kim on flyout, faces Adam Jones' wrath

    Baltimore Sun "A good baseball game turned into what probably passes for a bar fight in Canada briefly Tuesday night. With the Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays tied 2-2 in the seventh inning of their American League wild-card game, Blue Jays outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. lifted a two-out pitch from left-hander..." October 05

  • Zach Britton: Watching last inning unfold was ‘frustrating’

    Larry Brown Sports "While all the Blue Jays fans at Rogers Centre on Tuesday night went home happy, there was one person in the building probably more frustrated than anyone else: Zach Britton. Britton, a lefty closer for the Orioles, was not used at all by manager Buck Showalter during the AL wild card game..." October 05

  • Rob Manfred again deflects questions pertaining to paying minor leaguers a livable wage

    Hardball Talk "Though it’s an issue that has been on the back burner for a few months, earlier this year, the topic of minor league salaries was a huge issue. Near the end of June, Congressman Brett Guthrie (R-KY) and Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL) proposed H.R. 5580, or the “Save America’s Pastime Act,” in..." October 05

  • Why didn't the Orioles use Zach Britton in wild-card loss to Blue Jays?

    USA Today "Zach Britton, his shoulders slumped, standing in the center of the Baltimore Orioles clubhouse Tuesday night, tried to come up with the right words, but like everyone else, had no answers. The Orioles, after their 5-2, 11th inning wild-card loss to the Toronto Blue Jays, were careful not to..." October 05

  • Stroman, Tillman to start in AL wild-card game

    Baltimore Sun "Right-hander Chris Tillman will start for the Orioles in Tuesday’s American League wild-card game. It was Tillman’s turn in the rotation, but the Orioles also gave consideration to right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez, who has a 2.45 ERA in his last seven starts and tossed 6 2/3 scoreless innings in his..." October 03

  • Final 2017 MLB Draft order set: The Twins are on the clock and here's what to know

    CBS Sports "At 59-103, the Minnesota Twins not only had the worst record in baseball in 2016, they also had the worst record since the Washington Senators franchise relocated to Minnesota and became the Twins in 1961. The 1982 team, which went 60-102, previously had the worst record in team history. If..." October 03

  • Wieters homers twice as Orioles clinch wild card

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Matt Wieters stood in the corner of the soaked Baltimore Orioles' clubhouse and waited for a radio interview to begin. While he waited for the commercial break to end, a teammate came over and doused him with beer. Picked by many to finish in last place, the Baltimore..." October 02

  • Blue Jays, Orioles, Tigers pick tiebreaker options for AL wild-card berth

    USA Today "The Toronto Blue Jays will host the first game of a potential three-way tiebreaker Tuesday while the Baltimore Orioles have opted to play one home game Wednesday instead of playing two potential road games to earn a wild-card berth, MLB officials told USA TODAY Sports. The officials spoke to..." October 02

  • Romine, Yankees thwart Orioles' bid for playoff berth

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The New York Yankees would have liked to be in the place the Baltimore Orioles are in -- needing a win and losses by other teams to secure a wild-card spot. The next best thing for the Yankees was to delay any kind of clinching for the Orioles. New York wound up delaying..." October 01

  • Jimenez, Orioles throttle Blue Jays 4-0

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- The Toronto Blue Jays could not figure out Ubaldo Jimenez on Thursday night and it dropped them into a tie for the American League's first wild-card spot with the Baltimore Orioles. Jimenez stymied the Blue Jays on one hit over 6 2/3 innings to lead the Orioles to a 4-0..." September 29

  • Kim's 9th inning homer pushes Orioles past Jays

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- Baltimore Orioles pinch hitter Hyun Soo Kim kept fouling off pitches until he round one he liked on Wednesday night. When he did, he took the 3-2 pitch from Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna to right field for a two-run home run that gave the Orioles a 3-2 victory to bring..." September 28

  • Sanchez strikes out 10 as Jays beat Orioles

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- Aaron Sanchez continues to be a strong starter for the Toronto Blue Jays. There were concerns before the season began about how he would handle the workload in his first full major league season as a starter, and steps were taken to control his innings pitched. He is..." September 27

  • Why some agents have serious concerns about MLB's next CBA

    Fox Sports "Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said last week that he was optimistic a new collective-bargaining agreement could be reached in "relatively short order." While most in the sport would celebrate a resolution prior to the current CBA's Dec. 1 expiration, some player agents fear that the new..." September 27

  • Kim's two-run homer lifts Orioles to sweep of D-backs

    The Sports Xchange "The Baltimore Orioles did not do a lot on offense Sunday, but they got just enough to pull out a crucial late-season victory. Hyun Soo Kim hit an early two-run homer, and the Orioles finished a three-game sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks with a 2-1 victory in Baltimore. The win..." September 25

  • Trumbo's homer in 12th pushes O's past D-backs

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Orioles left the bases loaded in the 11th inning of Friday night's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Mark Trumbo eliminated any chance of a repeat in the 12th. Trumbo led off the bottom of the 12th inning with his 44th homer of the season and the..." September 24

  • Red Sox win eighth in a row, sweep Orioles

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- The Boston Red Sox moved another step closer to the American League East title on Thursday night. Andrew Benintendi lined a tiebreaking single in the fifth, Hanley Ramirez added a solo homer, and David Price threw seven solid innings as the Boston Red Sox completed a four-game..." September 23

  • Orioles push back Gausman's next start

    MLB.com "Kevin Gausman is dealing with an intercostal issue, and the righty's start has been pushed back, with the Orioles hoping he can pitch Tuesday or Wednesday in Toronto. Gausman has pitched to a 2.16 ERA over his past five starts. "He's got a little something bothering [him] that we think..." September 23

  • Orioles gift Ortiz with destroyed dugout phone

    USA Today "Who could forget the time David Ortiz smashed a dugout phone to smithereens? The Baltimore Orioles didn't, and on Thursday, they actually presented what they claim to be the "exact, authenticated" visitor's dugout phone Big Papi's big bat laid waste to three years ago. Orioles outfielder Adam..." September 23

  • Adam Jones says Camden Yards is 'eerie' with attendance down

    Fox Sports "The Orioles are desperately trying to hold on to a wild-card spot with 10 games remaining in the regular season. And center fielder Adam Jones would like to see a few more fans in the seats. Jones stopped short of calling out the absent fans, saying it’s "not sad, just, like, eerie." And he did..." September 22

  • Ortiz blasts white-hot Red Sox past Orioles

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- The Boston Red Sox are surging toward the postseason. And in the process, they are dampening the chances of other contenders. David Ortiz belted his 36th home run, a three-run shot in the seventh inning, and the Red Sox extended their winning streak to six games with a 5-2..." September 20

  • Rick Porcello has amazing words for Manny Machado

    Larry Brown Sports "Boston Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello had some amazing words for Manny Machado after hitting the Orioles star with a pitch in the fourth inning of Monday’s game in Baltimore. Porcello retired the first two batters he faced in the bottom of the fourth before a pitch ran inside on him and hit..." September 20

  • Cal Ripken Jr.'s replacement thought the end of the streak was a 'rookie prank'

    Fox Sports "On September 20, 1998, one of the most unbreakable streaks in professional sports came to an end when Baltimore Orioles legend Cal Ripken decided it was time to take a seat. As the third baseman and one-time shortstop explained on WFAN's "Boomer & Carton" on Tuesday morning, with the Orioles..." September 20

  • Porcello goes distance as Red Sox top Orioles

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- Rick Porcello gave a hug to catcher Sandy Leon and then shared high-fives with teammates wearing windbreakers in front of the mound on the infield. For just the second time this season and first since July 29, the right-hander went nine innings and he did it against one of the..." September 19

  • Orioles place Steve Pearce on DL, activate Darren O’Day

    Today's Knuckleball "The Baltimore Orioles have placed utility man Steve Pearce on club’s 60-day disabled list while activating right-handed pitcher Darren O’Day from the 15-day disabled list. In addition, the Orioles have selected the contract of first baseman Trey Mancini from Triple-A Norfolk as well. The..." September 18

  • Orioles lefty Wade Miley leaves start with back cramps after four shutout innings

    Baltimore Sun "Left-hander Wade Miley was on his way to his best start since joining the Orioles, but was removed from Sunday's game while making his practice tosses before the fifth inning. After a visit from manager Buck Showalter and head athletic trainer Richie Bancells, Miley came out with what the team..." September 18

  • Trumbo powers O's over Rays

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Orioles control their own destiny for a spot in the playoffs. After earning a series split with a 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday, the Orioles can also set their sights on an American League East crown. Mark Trumbo hit a go-ahead home run the eighth..." September 18

  • Seven MLB managers who could be fired after the season

    Sporting News "The regular season is winding down, and you know at least a couple of MLB managers are wondering whether they’re wearing their current uniform for the final few times down the stretch. At one point this season, Yankees manager Joe Girardi might have wondered about his job security. But after..." September 18

  • Rays continue to play spoiler role, beat Orioles

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- The Tampa Bay Rays started this road trip with three losses to the Yankees in New York, but played much better since. Richie Shaffer hit a tie-breaking double in the sixth inning, Mikie Mahtook added a two-run single and Evan Longoria homered for the third time in three nights..." September 17

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