Orioles Rumors & News

  • Red Sox split series with Orioles after soggy win

    Boston Herald "Nobody needed to check the radar-gun readings at Fenway Park yesterday morning. Justin Masterson’s fastball velocity was still in the high-80s, occasionally touching 91 mph and far from the 94 he had in his All-Star season in 2013, but that wasn’t the pitch that mattered on this particular..." April 21

  • David Ortiz: No respect for Jim Palmer after Twitter criticism

    ESPN Boston "Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was dismissive of criticism from Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Palmer, the Baltimore Orioles' TV broadcaster who was not on the air this weekend but aimed some darts at Ortiz via Twitter after Ortiz was ejected from Sunday's game. "Oh yeah, yeah, yeah," Ortiz said when..." April 21

  • Orioles batter Red Sox with 15 hits in 8-3 win

    Baltimore Sun "Adam Jones isn’t putting too much thought why he’s having the best start of his major-league career. But Orioles manager Buck Showalter has seen a difference. His starting center fielder is being slightly more selective at the plate. He’s not as eager to swing at pitches in the dirt, but he’s..." April 20

  • MLB sets attendance record for first 2 weekends of season

    The Score "Baseball is proving, yet again, that it's not a dying sport. The first chunk of the 2015 season provided concrete evidence that America's pastime is alive and well. Major League Baseball games across the sport's 30 parks drew 1.5 million fans during each of the first two weekends for the..." April 20

  • Joe Buck has a truly awful suggestion about how to improve MLB broadcasts

    SI.com "Specifically to baseball, I would make players more accessible. There is no way networks can be able to talk to NASCAR drivers before they stuff themselves into the driver's seat of a race car to go over 200 miles per hour while we are all forbidden to talk to the starting pitcher of that night's..." April 20

  • Orioles' Jonathan Schoop has grade 1 PCL tear, headed to disabled list

    Camden Chat "The fallout from the Orioles' Friday loss to the Red Sox will not be limited to just the one loss. They will now also be without Jonathan Schoop for an extended period of time this season as an MRI revealed that he suffered both a grade 1 tear of his right PCL as well as a sprain of his right..." April 19

  • Chris Davis, bullpen help Orioles put Red Sox away late, 4-1

    Baltimore Sun "The Orioles acknowledged that they were affected by Clay Buchholz's deliberate pace Saturday at Fenway Park. Despite recording 11 hits off the Boston Red Sox right-hander over the first five innings of an eventual 4-1 win, the Orioles scored just two runs, their quick-strike offense stymied by..." April 19

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    Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

    Terry Collins says he plans to rest Michael Cuddyer one game this weekend.

  • 3d
    Eduardo A. Encina @EddieInTheYard

    Jimenez hits Sandoval on shoulder and is immediately ejected from the game. #Orioles

  • Red Sox take out Orioles

    Boston Herald "When the Baltimore Orioles come to Fenway Park, there’s always a chance for drama. It might have been a hard slide, but Pablo Sandoval thought it was clean, the umpires had no problem with it and Ubaldo Jimenez plunked him anyway. The Orioles starter told reporters after the Red Sox’ 3-2..." April 18

  • Davis has three RBIs as Orioles beat Yankees 7-5

    CSN Baltimore "Chris Davis didn’t want to call his night a redemption. After 12 strikeouts and just two runs batted in in his first seven games, Davis was eager for, well, something positive. Davis struck out three more times, but had three RBIs, including an opposite-field double that helped key a five-run..." April 16

  • Gonzalez fans 10, O's outlast Yanks

    CSN Baltimore "The Orioles desperately needed a strong start on Tuesday night, and Miguel Gonzalez gave them one. Gonzalez struck out a career high 10 batters in seven innings to lead the Orioles to a 4-3 win over the New York Yankees before 19,283 at Oriole Park. The crowd was held down because of the..." April 15

  • Stephen Drew steps in and steps up with grand slam to lift Yankees

    New York Post "Stephen Drew hitting for Brett Gardner isn’t a move made by a smart manager these days. Yet, manager Joe Girardi was forced into it Monday night at Camden Yards against Orioles’ right-hander Tommy Hunter. Gardner couldn’t bat because of stiffness in his right wrist after he was hit by a..." April 14

  • Baseball’s new metal detectors won’t keep you safe. They’ll just make you miss a few innings.

    Washington Post "Fans attending Major League Baseball games are being greeted in a new way this year: with metal detectors at the ballparks. Touted as a counterterrorism measure, they’re nothing of the sort. They’re pure security theater: They look good without doing anything to make us safer. We’re stuck with..." April 14

  • Blue Jays' Bautista unloads on O's nemesis

    Toronto Sun "The Pace of Play committee won’t be using tapes of Sunday afternoon’s game as an illustration to other clubs. Dalton Pompey walked with two out in the eighth and Baltimore Orioles reliever Darren O’Day was ready to deliver a 3-2 pitch to his nemesis, Jose Bautista, with the Blue Jays leading..." April 13

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    Dan Connolly @danconnollysun

    Orioles have made a lineup change. Flaherty is in at second base. Schoop has been scratched with a sore left quad. He's available off bench

  • With Wesley Wright to DL, knuckleballer Eddie Gamboa called up to Orioles

    Baltimore Sun "When Orioles left-handed reliever Wesley Wright woke up Saturday morning, he said his neck and shoulder didn’t feel any better than when he left Camden Yards on Friday night. That set up the inevitable: Wright, 30, was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with a strain of his left..." April 12

  • Ubaldo Jimenez shows his best stuff as Orioles rout Blue Jays, 7-1

    Baltimore Sun "There were times during Ubaldo Jimenez's turbulent 2014 season when he left the mound to boos at Camden Yards. He heard those boos, and Jimenez would acknowledge that he was just as frustrated as those fans, if not more so. But in Jimenez's regular-season debut Saturday night against the..." April 12

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    Rich Dubroff @RichDubroffCSN

    Eddie Gamboa could be arriving to replace Wesley Wright who is heading to DL. #Orioles #OriolesTalk

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    Dan Connolly @danconnollysun

    David Lough is here taking BP. Possibility Lough gets activated for Wright DL looms. Original plan was for Lough to play in a minorlg rehab

  • Buehrle and Jays spoil Orioles’ home opener with win No. 200

    Toronto Star "It might be a matter of just hanging around the majors long enough but on Friday, 36-year-old Mark Buehrle spoiled the Opening dDay party at Camden Yards, beating the Orioles 12-5, in winning his 200th career game. The Blue Jays’ 15-year veteran lefty trails just three active pitchers in..." April 11

  • MLB, union prohibit players from daily fantasy games

    ESPN.com "Major League Baseball and the players' association have agreed to a deal that forbids players from playing in daily fantasy baseball games that involve a prize, but still allows them to endorse these companies. Earlier this week, at the IMG World Congress in California, commissioner Rob Manfred..." April 11

  • Orioles' Buck Showalter to take time off for death in family

    CBSSports.com "Orioles manager Buck Showalter will take a leave of absence near the end of April so that he can attend a memorial service for his late father-in-law, according to MLB.com. Showalter's father-in-law passed away on Thursday." April 10

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    Eduardo A. Encina @EddieInTheYard

    Asked about possible May 1 return, Wieters said its possible but there's no real target date to get back. #orioles

  • Orioles release J.P. Arencibia

    Hardball Talk "MASN Sports’ Roch Kubatko reports that the Orioles have released catcher J.P. Arencibia. Arencibia failed to make Baltimore’s Opening Day roster and was expected to report to Triple-A Norfolk, but there was apparently a change of plans. It’s worth noting that he was dealing with a strained..." April 10

  • Rays get first win of season, Cash's first as manager

    Tampa Tribune "It was dark and noisy outside of Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash’s office after Wednesday night’s game. Music pounded off the walls of the Rays clubhouse. A couple of players played instruments. Then they came for Cash. Led by Evan Longoria, the players wanted their manager to join the..." April 09

  • MLB Has Started Issuing Warnings To Those Violating Pace-Of-Play Rules

    Deadspin.com "This offseason, MLB instituted a handful of new rules aimed at speeding up games. Less than a week into the season, the league seems to be making an effort to stay on top of the enforcement of these new rules. The new rules require batters to keep at least one foot in the batter’s box..." April 09

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    Dan Connolly @danconnollysun

    Confirming Os trade Ryan Webb, Brian Ward & comp balance pick -- around 75th -- to Dodgers for C Chris Obrien & P Ben Rowen. LAD taking on $

  • Orioles get six-run lead and hold on for 6-5 win over Rays

    CSN Baltimore "The Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays are known for playing taut and topsy-turvy games, particularly at Tropicana Field. After taking a six-run lead in the second inning, the Orioles got one hit in the final seven innings. They managed to win the game and are 2-0 for the first time since 2012. The..." April 08

  • Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy ahead of schedule in recovery from shoulder injury

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy, who opened the season on the disabled list with a muscle strain in his left (nonthrowing) shoulder, has resumed baseball activities and if everything continues to progress, he is slated to begin a minor league rehab assignment next week for high Class-A..." April 08

  • Despite offseason losses, Orioles win when it counts

    Baltimore Sun "Elena Benassi trembled with excitement as she cradled the baseball, just signed by her favorite Oriole, Manny Machado. The 16-year-old Towson resident stood with her mother, Pilar, among a sizable cluster of orange-clad faithful at Tropicana Field, two hours before the Orioles opened their 2015..." April 07

  • Orioles activate Chris Davis from 25-game suspension

    Hardball Talk "With his 25-game suspension that carried over from last season now completed the Orioles have activated Chris Davis for tonight’s game against the Rays. In order to hit the 25-game mark Davis was suspended for the Orioles’ final 17 regular season games and seven postseason games, plus the first..." April 07

  • Cubs lead way as MLB sets spring training attendance records

    Sporting News "More than 4 million people attended MLB spring training games this year, the league announced Tuesday. The attendance total of 4,034,708 over 481 games breaks down to an average 8,388 per game. The total and average are new records for MLB; the previous marks were an 8,078 average last year and..." April 07

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    Baltimore Orioles @Orioles

    Your 2015 Orioles #OpeningDay lineup at Tampa Bay. Tune in to MASN 2 or @1057TheFan at 3:10 p.m. #LetsGoOs pic.twitter.com/elM1oEvlBI

  • End of Cuban embargo may bring flood of MLB talent

    Yahoo Politics "One of the top sluggers in Cuban baseball says it is his “dream” to come to the United States and play in the major leagues for his favorite team, the New York Yankees. But Yulieski Gourriel, star third basemen for the powerhouse Havana Industriales and for years a highly regarded prospect by..." April 06

  • Orioles place four players, including J.J. Hardy and Matt Wieters, on DL

    ESPN.com "The Baltimore Orioles have placed four players on the disabled list, including catcher Matt Wieters and shortstop J.J. Hardy. Wieters had Tommy John surgery last June and Hardy has a strained left shoulder. Outfielder David Lough (hamstring) and infielder/outfielder Jimmy Paredes (back strain)..." April 05

  • 17d
    Steve Melewski @masnSteve

    Orioles recently acquired RHP Michael Bowden from Cincy for cash for Norfolk bullpen. Went 3-5, 4.51 in MLB with Boston & Cubs.

  • 18d
    Brittany Ghiroli @Britt_Ghiroli

    Os may not name 5th starter until after first few games w TB.

  • 18d
    Eduardo A. Encina @EddieInTheYard

    Paredes likely to DL with lower back strain. #orioles

  • 18d
    Roch Kubatko @masnRoch

    Hardy says swelling down in shoulder, ahead of schedule. Full range of motion. But still no baseball activities for now #orioles

  • 19d
    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    hearing orioles, tillman are not close yet on extension. but they are still working. opening day the deadline.

  • MLB average salary to top $4 million

    Covers.com "The average Major League Baseball salary will cross the $4 million threshold when the regular season begins next week. According to an analysis by The Associated Press, the average salary is projected to be about $4.25 million in 2015, depending on transaction before the start of the season on..." April 01

  • Major League players’ meal per diem to be $100.50 in 2015

    Hardball Talk "Yesterday we learned what the annual salary was in Major League Baseball. Now we know what the meal money situation is. I’m curious why the 50 cents is on there. Or what leads to the decision to raise it $1.50 from last year. I’m sure there are some accountants at MLB who have this all down..." April 01

  • Orioles should trade Brian Matusz if they can find a taker

    Camden Chat "Brian Matusz was drafted by the Orioles in 2008, 4th overall in 2008. Since he has yet to live up to his prospect status of the time (a #1 to #3 starter) and it's been almost 7 years now, it's pretty easy (and at the same time, hard) to call him a bust. Looking back at the 2008 draft, it was a..." March 31

  • Baseball Working to Help Spanish-Speaking Players Express Themselves

    New York Times "When Jose Pirela, a 25-year-old Venezuelan utility player for the Yankees, sat on a dugout bench last Tuesday to speak with more than a dozen reporters about the concussion he sustained two days earlier from crashing into an outfield wall, he did not feel comfortable speaking in English to a..." March 31

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    Orioles on MASN @masnOrioles

    Chris Tillman has been named the #Orioles' Opening Day starter! #WelcomeBackBirds pic.twitter.com/HVATMzDrVd

  • J.J. Hardy expected to start the season on the DL

    Baltimore Sun "The Orioles will be without another former All-Star on Opening Day. The club learned Monday that three-time Gold Glove shortstop J.J. Hardy is headed to the 15-day disabled list with a muscle strain in his left, nonthrowing shoulder. Hardy will not be able to participate in baseball..." March 30

  • Orioles extending Chris Tillman would be another step in a winning direction

    Camden Chat "Not long ago did fans coincide "pitching" and "Orioles" with "excessive drinking." Go back as far as 2008, and the five men who led the O's in starts were Jeremy Guthrie, Daniel Cabrera, Garrett Olson, Brian Burres and Radhames Liz. Guthrie has found a new home in Kansas City, even leading the..." March 30

  • 23d
    Brittany Ghiroli @Britt_Ghiroli

    Arencibia still dealing w flexor mass strain. Scratched today

  • 23d
    Roch Kubatko @masnRoch

    Buck said Hardy's left shoulder much better. Encouraging. #orioles