Orioles Rumors & News

  • O's go on offensive to surge past Marlins, 8-5

    Baltimore Sun "The Orioles received a subpar performance from starter Ubaldo Jimenez, made a key defensive lapse early on and needed an error on a rare two-strike bunt to jumpstart the offense Friday night. And still they won 8-5 in their first appearance in club history at Marlins Park. Fortunately for..." May 23

  • Orioles agree to deal with Cuban pitcher Ariel Miranda

    CBSSports.com "The Orioles have agreed to a deal with Cuban left-handed pitcher Ariel Miranda, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. The deal is pending a physical. " May 23

  • Matt Wieters eyeing date to return for Orioles

    CSN Baltimore "Matt Wieters will spend the weekend with the Orioles at Marlins Park, and if things go well, he could start a rehab assignment next week in Bowie. Wieters underwent Tommy John surgery last June 17, played in one Grapefruit League game on March 17 and has been rehabbing the elbow since in..." May 23

  • On long day, Orioles scratch out 5-4 win over Mariners

    CSN Baltimore "It was nearly five hours between Orioles hits. Few of the 33,085 who were at Oriole Park when the game began were still there to see J.J. Hardy score Chris Davis with a single up the middle in the eighth. After two rain delays, the Orioles head off to Miami after a grueling 5-4 win over the..." May 22

  • Pitcher Roenis Elias shuts down Orioles as Mariners win 4-2

    Seattle Times "It’s been well established that a pitcher’s win-loss record rarely gauges the quality of his outings or his overall performance. Looking for a viable measure of a pitcher’s success, his win-loss record is far from the best determinant. And yet, that doesn’t mean Roenis Elias wouldn’t like to..." May 21

  • Paredes outshines Cruz as Orioles win 9-4

    CSN Baltimore "The biggest slugger in Tuesday’s game wasn’t Nelson Cruz. Oh sure, Cruz hit a three-run home run in his first game back in Baltimore, but Jimmy Paredes, who was befriended by the current star of the Seattle Mariners was the bigger hitter. Paredes had a career-high four RBIs with his sixth home..." May 20

  • Chris Tillman to rejoin Orioles’ rotation Thursday

    Hardball Talk "Orioles righty Chris Tillman had to be scratched from his scheduled start this past Sunday against the Angels after experiencing stiffness in back. But it was nothing more than a minor injury." May 20

  • 5d
    Roch Kubatko @masnRoch

    #orioles still discussing whether to place Bud Norris on DL with bronchitis. If so, could recall RHP Tyler Wilson, who's on taxi squad

  • In brilliant debut, Mike Wright allows just four hits as O's beat Angels, 3-0

    Baltimore Sun "The clubhouse joke last week week when the Orioles promoted Mike Wright from Triple-A Norfolk was that the bullpen badly needed an infusion of imposing size to join everyman relievers Zach Britton, Brad Brach and T.J. McFarland in case a skirmish broke out. Wright is 6 feet 6, 215 pounds and..." May 18

  • 6d
    Roch Kubatko @masnRoch

    Gausman could pitch simulated game on 27th after few flat ground and pen sessions #orioles

  • Shoemaker dials up the intensity in Angels victory against Baltimore

    Orange County Register "Matt Shoemaker and Chris Iannetta both struggled much more after Saturday’s game than during it. Shoemaker pitched seven innings and Iannetta had a couple hits in a late rally in the Angels’ 6-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles, their fifth straight. Afterward, though, as they both..." May 17

  • Phillies aquire Jayson Nix from Orioles

    Hardball Talk "The Phillies announced this morning that they have acquired infielder Jayson Nix from the Orioles for cash considerations. He’s expected to report to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Nix was batting just .167/.190/.198 across his first 100 plate appearances with the Orioles’ Triple-A affiliate this..." May 17

  • 7d
    Dan Connolly @danconnollysun

    Oops. Sorry for the scare. Tillman is dealing with back stiffness. Something he has managed in past. He will not start Sun but may vs Sea

  • 7d
    Dan Connolly @danconnollysun

    Norris is with team today but lost some weight and is drained from bronchitis. So won't pitch Sun but Buck said he could early next week

  • 7d
    Dan Connolly @danconnollysun

    Norris has bronchitis. He's out for Saturday. Ubaldo will pitch. Sunday up in air still. If Bud feels better could be him.

  • Jered Weaver keeps Orioles off balance as Angels extend win streak to four

    Orange County Register "Ironically, the best thing to take out of Jered Weaver’s game on Friday night was this: his velocity was down again. Weaver, he of the majors’ most scrutinized radar gun readings, demonstrated that he can still pitch, even without the stuff he had in his eye-opening start last week. After..." May 16

  • Judge Grants Class-Action Status To Sports TV Blackout Antitrust Case

    Deadspin.com "U.S. District Court judge Shira Scheindlin yesterday granted plaintiffs’ motion to certify class action status in an antitrust lawsuit against MLB and the NHL, a case that threatens to demolish the decades-old blackout system in sports media. Scheindlin’s decision, which you can read here,..." May 15

  • The 2015 MLB All-Star Game caps have apparently been leaked

    Hardball Talk "Via Phil Hecken of Uni Watch, the caps for the 2015 MLB All-Star Game have apparently been leaked. Check them out below: This year’s All-Star Game is set to take place in Cincinnati. Just in case it wasn’t obvious, these caps were inspired by the pillbox hat of Reds mascot Mr. Redlegs. The..." May 15

  • MLB's culture clash, or why baseball is boring

    Vice Sports "Emilio Bonifacio of the Chicago White Sox cracked a home run Saturday against the Cincinnati Reds and made a big show of flipping his bat. He saluted the gods, rounded the bases with his arms out as if he were an airplane, and when he crossed home? He leaped into the crowd, giving fans a chance to..." May 15

  • Gonzalez, fielding both superb in Orioles 6-1 win

    CSN Baltimore "Miguel Gonzalez is at his best when pitching against the Toronto Blue Jays. After allowing just an unearned run and three hits in 7 2/3 innings, Gonzalez is 5-0 with an 0.98 ERA in his last six starts when facing the Blue Jays. Gonzalez’s superb outing gave the Orioles a 6-1 win over Toronto..." May 14

  • 10d
    Dan Connolly @danconnollysun

    Os make it official. Jason Garcia to 15day DL w right shoulder tendinitis. Mike Wright called up from Norfolk. Looking for his MLB debut

  • Encarnacion's long ball work helps Blue Jays smash Orioles

    Toronto Sun "Jose Bautista couldn’t find the seats, but it was no problem for Edwin Encarnacion. Bautista, bothered by a sore right shoulder, hit three shots to the wall — one pulled from the seats by left fielder Travis Snider — and had to settle for one double. Encarnacion, on the other hand, slammed..." May 13

  • The Orioles will pay their stadium workers for the games affected by civil unrest

    Hardball Talk "In the wake of the civil unrest in Baltimore, the Orioles had to postpone two games against the White Sox and played a third against them with no fans. Then they moved three games against the Rays to Tampa Bay. While this affected baseball games and fans, it also affected stadium workers, almost..." May 13

  • 11d
    Rich Dubroff @RichDubroffCSN

    #Orioles are targeting June 4 as Matt Wieters' return date. Showalter says having Wieters catch every other day is better than not at all.

  • Ubaldo Jimenez pitches seven innings, Orioles hit three homers in 5-2 win over Blue Jays

    Baltimore Sun "For their first game in front of fans at Camden Yard in two weeks, the Orioles took the field Monday night wearing specially made white home jerseys that said “Baltimore” across the chest, a fitting tribute to their home city after a difficult time. The Baltimore riots forced the Orioles to..." May 12

  • 12d
    Roch Kubatko @masnRoch

    Flaherty will come out of the game #orioles

  • Filthy Pineda K's 16 as Yankees throttle Orioles

    New York Post "Michael Pineda’s day ended as it began, with a strikeout. In all, the right-hander fanned 16 Orioles in the Yankees’ 6-2 win at the Stadium — a career high and the second most in franchise history. But after a career-high 111 pitches, Joe Girardi didn’t think twice about pulling Pineda..." May 11

  • 13d
    Brittany Ghiroli @Britt_Ghiroli

    Wieters will catch 9 innings Thurs and Sat. Next step would be back to back

  • 13d
    Roch Kubatko @masnRoch

    Everth Cabrera could begin rehab assignment Thursday at AA Bowie

  • 13d
    Eduardo A. Encina @EddieInTheYard

    Jonathan Schoop continuing his rehab from right knee injury in Sarasota, could begin baseball activities next week. #Orioles

  • 13d
    Roch Kubatko @masnRoch

    Buck says Norris is fine. Will start

  • Gausman likely to start for Norfolk when healthy, Norris may miss start

    Baltimore Sun "Placed on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder tendinitis Friday, right-hander Kevin Gausman won't know how long he will be out until he sees team orthopedist Dr. Michael Jacobs on Monday. But when he does return to the mound, it will likely be as a starter for Triple-A..." May 10

  • Orioles bats awaken to snap four-game skid with 6-2 win over Yankees

    Baltimore Sun "The Orioles bats had been mostly silent during their weeklong trip to the city that never sleeps, but on Saturday afternoon, they woke up with a flurry. The Orioles homered three times off Yankees starter Chase Whitley, snapping their four-game losing streak with a 6-2 victory in front of..." May 10

  • 14d
    Roch Kubatko @masnRoch

    Norris sick. Start tomorrow in question

  • 14d
    Eduardo A. Encina @EddieInTheYard

    Ryan Flaherty said his groin feels better. Felt discomfort running out ball in first at bat. Expects to play today. #orioles

  • 14d
    Roch Kubatko @masnRoch

    #orioles lineup pic.twitter.com/Mu0sS0yGyn

  • Bullpen stays strong as Yanks hang on to beat Baltimore

    New York Post "Joe Girardi had been asked the question since Andrew Miller signed with the Yankees in December. Who would be the Yankees closer? The manager finally answered it on Friday night after Miller earned another save in a 5-4 win over the Orioles in The Bronx. “He’s our closer,” Girardi said when..." May 09

  • A-Rod passes Willie Mays with HR No. 661 in Yanks’ win over O’s

    New York Post "Say hey, Alex. Alex Rodriguez moved by Willie Mays into sole possession of fourth place on the all-time home run list when he hit No. 661 on Thursday night in the Yankees’ 4-3 win over the Orioles in The Bronx. But if you blinked, you might have missed the history behind the blast. By the..." May 08

  • 16d
    Eduardo A. Encina @EddieInTheYard

    #Orioles lineup vs #Yankees pic.twitter.com/vTOB9rDOvr

  • Jacob deGrom stymies Orioles as Mets complete 2-game sweep

    New York Post "After two straight performances that were simply for de birds, a certain Mets right-hander snapped back into form Wednesday. This time Jacob deGrom stuck it to the Birds. DeGrom’s fastball hummed, but his offspeed pitches were equally precise, keeping the Orioles off balance for seven..." May 07

  • MLB commissioner remains open to 154-game schedule

    Sporting News "In his first year as commissioner, Rob Manfred already has overseen an improvement in pace of play on the field. Might he be up for shortening the length of the season, too? Manfred certainly appears open to the possibility. At a news conference Wednesday night in Houston, Manfred indicated..." May 07

  • Orioles place Everth Cabrera on DL to make room for J.J. Hardy

    Baltimore Sun "The Orioles have placed infielder Everth Cabrera on the disabled list with a bruised left foot to create roster space to activate shortstop J.J. Hardy from the DL. Orioles manager Buck Showalter said the team planned to take X-rays on Cabrera’s foot, which was hit by a pitch in the fifth inning..." May 07

  • 17d
    Baltimore Orioles @Orioles

    Our series finale lineup vs. the Mets on @masnOrioles, @MLBTV, ESPN & @1057TheFan. http://t.co/w1esWLpARR #Birdland pic.twitter.com/dPoU2UAKZh

  • Offense wakes up just enough to give Mets, Colon a win

    New York Post "Happy sink O’s de mayo. After a torturous weekend against the Beltway’s other team, the Mets welcomed a change of opponent Tuesday with the Orioles’ arrival and a few runs to break the tension that had begun to envelop Citi Field. The Mets snapped a scoreless streak that had reached 21 innings..." May 06

  • Orioles score three in seventh to beat Rays, 4-2, and win home series at Tropicana

    Baltimore Sun "Displaced from Camden Yards this weekend because of the unrest in Baltimore, the Orioles called Tropicana Field home for a series against the Tampa Bay Rays. It was another wrench thrown into a young Orioles season that has been full of obstacles. Even as its schedule was reworked the team did..." May 04

  • Agent Scott Boras wants more leeway to trade draft picks

    Arizona Republic "Major League Baseball informed clubs last week of a rules change regarding trading recently drafted players, an adjustment that allows teams to deal players the day after the end of the World Series rather than having to wait until a year after they sign. Agent Scott Boras welcomes the change,..." May 04

  • Gonzalez impressive as Orioles shut out Rays 4-0

    CSN Baltimore "Miguel Gonzalez pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning as the Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-0 at Tropicana Field on Saturday night. Gonzalez (3-1) allowed four hits in 7 2/3 innings, walking one and striking out six. Brad Brach recorded the last four outs for his first career..." May 03

  • Rays shutout Orioles

    Tampa Tribune "It was strange at first to see the road gray jerseys hanging in their Tropicana Field lockers and to be the second team to take batting practice and the first to bat once the game began. But that feeling quickly disappeared once Friday’s game started. “It felt pretty normal,” Rays manager..." May 02

  • Wieters (elbow) might not return until June

    Baltimore Sun "In what likely has been one of the most trying periods of his career, Orioles manager Buck Showalter has attempted to deflect the spotlight away from him and his team. Yes, the Orioles made baseball history Wednesday by playing a game in front of no fans due to ongoing unrest in the city. Yes,..." May 02

  • Orioles beat White Sox 8-2 at empty Camden Yards

    CSN Baltimore "During the seventh-inning stretch, “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” and “Thank God, I’m a Country Boy” were played. Three scouts seated behind home plate stood. Moments later, Jim Misudek, the Orioles manager of media relations announced the official paid attendance: zero. There was actually a..." April 30