Orioles Rumors & News

  • Buck Showalter gets the 'W' on Wednesday

    Baltimore Sun "There are times when Buck Showalter makes a move and it’s easy to second guess -- like going with a struggling veteran in a key situation instead of bringing in a pinch hitter to mix up the fortune. We’ve seen that one happen several times over the years. If there’s one easy criticism of..." May 28

  • Matt Wieters knows recovery is a long one

    CSN Baltimore "Matt Wieters just finished a workout early Wednesday afternoon. He looked happy and hoped his long rehab from Tommy John surgery was nearing an end. Wieters was 2-for-4 at Bowie on Tuesday night. He caught all nine innings and threw out a runner. “Good, felt good, thought yesterday went..." May 28

  • Astros score four unanswered in closing frames to top Orioles

    Houston Chronicle "This is one 30th celebration where nobody’s longing for years past. No Astros team has reached 30 wins faster than this year’s club, reaching the milestone Tuesday night at Camden Yards with a 4-1 win over the Orioles. Just two years ago, the ‘Stros finished the entire season with 51 wins. Now,..." May 27

  • Reports: Orioles will play Cuban national team in exhibition; MLB denies game is set

    Sporting News "The Orioles will reportedly play the Cuban national team in an exhibition game later this year, although Major League Baseball denies that a game has been scheduled. According to Agence France Presse and Baseball America, a Cuban official told Cuban state radio "a clash with the Orioles is..." May 27

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    Orioles on MASN @masnOrioles

    JUST IN: The #Orioles have reinstated Ryan Flaherty from the DL and designated Alejandro De Aza for assignment. pic.twitter.com/z5g874Grng

  • Orioles prospect Dylan Bundy has more arm problems

    Hardball Talk "Orioles pitching prospect Dylan Bundy’s comeback from Tommy John elbow surgery has been put on hold due to shoulder soreness. Bundy was scratched from his scheduled start at Double-A, but Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports that an examination “went well” and the Orioles are “hopeful it’s..." May 26

  • Pearce's home run gives Orioles 4-3 comeback win

    CSN Baltimore "There was one welcome sign for the Orioles on Monday, and another that wasn’t welcome at all. Steve Pearce hit a two-run home run in the seventh inning to give the Orioles a rare come-from-behind win. Then, moments later, J.J. Hardy was pulled from the game after seven innings with back..." May 26

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    Matusz gets 8 games. Seems to be standard for small-time crimes and misdemeanors. #orioles

  • Brian Matusz appeals after getting 8-game suspension

    ESPN.com "Baltimore Orioles reliever Brian Matusz, who was ejected Saturday for using a sticky substance that was on his right arm, was suspended eight games by Major League Baseball on Monday. Matusz, who declined to address the issue after Saturday's 1-0 loss to the Marlins, has appealed the decision..." May 25

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    Roch Kubatko @masnRoch

    #orioles and marlins lineups pic.twitter.com/KAGnHjIu6O

  • Jimmy Paredes now qualifies to rank second in AL batting race

    Baltimore Sun "The large scoreboard in left field at Marlins Park continually scrolls Major League Baseball's leaders during pregame festivities. For the first time this year, Jimmy Paredes' name appeared on it. Heading into play Saturday, Paredes was second in the American League in batting with a .353 average,..." May 24

  • Prado's walk-off single snaps Marlins' losing streak to beat Orioles

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "It’s been an eventful, emotional week for the Marlins, who entered the second game of their series against the Orioles looking to snap an eight-game losing streak. And during a stretch where there’s been frustration, and drama aplenty, it seemed fitting all of that would continue into Saturday..." May 24

  • Matusz ejected for foreign substance on arm

    MLB.com "After getting two quick outs in the bottom of the 12th inning on Saturday night, Orioles reliever Brian Matusz had his arm checked by umpires for a foreign substance and was ejected from Baltimore's 13-inning, 1-0 loss. "We're not going to address the issue right now," Matusz said. "Obviously I..." May 24

  • 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 24

  • 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

  • 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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Brittany Ghiroli @Britt_Ghiroli

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

  • 18d
    Roch Kubatko @masnRoch

    Everth Cabrera could begin rehab assignment Thursday at AA Bowie

  • 18d
    Eduardo A. Encina @EddieInTheYard

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

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    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

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    Roch Kubatko @masnRoch

    Norris sick. Start tomorrow in question

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    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

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    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