Orioles Rumors & News

  • 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

  • No Extension Talks Currently Planned Between Orioles, Zach Britton

    MLB Trade Rumors "Scott Boras, agent for star Orioles closer Zach Britton, doesn’t think the club will be looking to pursue an extension with his client in the near future, Dan Connolly of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports. Britton has two more years of arbitration eligibility before he hits free agency in the..." September 17

  • Orioles, Scott Boras To Discuss Matt Wieters Extension

    MLB Trade Rumors "Orioles executive VP of baseball operations Dan Duquette is scheduled to meet with agent Scott Boras about a possible extension for catcher Matt Wieters, according to Dan Connolly of BaltimoreBaseball.com. The 30-year-old is slated to qualify for free agency after the season. Boras suggests to..." September 17

  • Orioles overcome four-run deficit to beat Rays

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- Michael Bourn helped out on offense and defense for the Baltimore Orioles late in Friday's game. Manny Machado also pitched in at the right time. Bourn hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the eighth inning that capped a late rally from an early four-run deficit. Machado and..." September 16

  • Longoria powers Rays past Orioles

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- Evan Longoria said the Tampa Bay Rays aren't focused on hurting the opposition's chances to make the playoffs. Nonetheless, the Rays have made life tough for several contenders over the past few weeks. Longoria tied his career-high with his 33rd home run and had five RBIs..." September 15

  • Heyman: Top 30 free agents and early contract guesses

    Today's Knuckleball "Edwin Encarnacion rolled the dice, declining to counter the Toronto Blue Jays’ mild overtures in spring, and he’s hit a grand slam. Encarnacion moves way up the free-agent list (he’s No. 2 on our list, and actually No. 1 among players who are unfettered free agents: technically, Yoenis Cespedes..." September 15

  • Trumbo supplies offense with 42nd HR in Orioles' 1-0 win

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Mark Trumbo took it upon himself to hang the "1" in Rick Porcello's 13-1 record at Fenway Park. Trumbo hit a towering solo home run in the second inning off the Boston Red Sox's ace and that proved to be enough for the Baltimore Orioles in their 1-0 victory on Wednesday night...." September 14

  • MLB releases 2017 schedule

    MLB.com "After a fourth installment of the World Baseball Classic in March, the 2017 Major League Baseball regular season will arrive with three games on the first Sunday (April 2), 13 more Opening Day games on that Monday, and a calendar that includes the debut of a brand-new ballpark in Atlanta and the..." September 14

  • Orioles top Red Sox, pull into tie for 2nd in East

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Zach Britton has done a masterful job of closing games for the Baltimore Orioles this season, and he might just help them close out the American League East. Britton converted a four-out save on Tuesday night, making him an incredible 42-for-42 in save opportunities on the season,..." September 13

  • MLB's most disappointing players of 2016

    Fox Sports "Between hefty free-agent contracts and big trades made this past offseason, a number of players went into the 2016 season with huge expectations. And of course, not everyone lived up to those expecations. In fact, some players fell flat on their faces in the first year with their new teams...." September 13

  • Orioles pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez becomes American citizen

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez is officially an American citizen. Jimenez, who was born in the Dominican Republic and signed at an international free agent at the age of 17, received his citizenship during a ceremony in Miami on Monday. On his Instagram page, Jimenez posted a photo this..." September 13

  • Athletes like Adam Jones deserve to be heard with open ears

    Fox Sports "Everyone on Twitter has an opinion, and by golly each and every one of them is going to be heard. So Colin Kaepernick can’t have an opinion? Adam Jones can’t have an opinion? Athletes who face constant scrutiny must act like docile servants? Please. If anything, we need to hear more from..." September 13

  • Jones embraces backlash: 'People don't like the truth'

    Masn "Orioles center fielder Adam Jones has heard the praise and he expects some pushback for comments appearing this morning in a USA Today article regarding minorities in baseball and how it’s a “white man’s sport.” Jones spoke yesterday with reporter Bob Nightengale about San Francisco 49ers..." September 13

  • Adam Jones on MLB's lack of Kaepernick protest: 'Baseball is a white man's sport'

    USA Today "We see the silent, powerful and contentious protests now almost every time we turn on the TV and watch an NFL game. It started with San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sitting, and later kneeling, during the national anthem during the NFL exhibition season. He was soon joined by..." September 13

  • Price, Red Sox roll past Orioles

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox are playing their best baseball at the right time and it all starts with the starting pitching. Especially the top of the rotation. David Price, who won his seventh straight start in Monday night's 12-2 blowout of the Baltimore Orioles, hasn't lost since..." September 12

  • Adam Jones is right, but baseball's racial makeup shouldn't stop national anthem protests

    Sporting News "Orioles center fielder Adam Jones is one of those athletes who thinks a step beyond a lot of his peers, and it makes him a very interesting interview subject. Earlier this year, in a conversation that started with pro wrestling, Jones turned to the subject of fantasy sports, and the way that..." September 12

  • Yovani Gallardo to be skipped in Boston

    Baltimore Sun "Right-hander Yovani Gallardo, at least for the time being, is the odd man out as the team works to accommodate six starting pitchers upon the return of injured right-hander Chris Tillman on Sunday. Wade Miley will pitch the series opener Monday against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on seven..." September 11

  • Tillman, Bourn lift Orioles to series win over Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Chris Tillman proved to be more rested than rusty, which turned out to be a delightful occurrence for manager Buck Showalter and the rest of the Baltimore Orioles. Making his first start since being activated from the disabled list, Tillman outdueled Detroit Tigers' ace Justin..." September 11

  • Jones, Wieters, help Orioles rout Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- From top to bottom, the Baltimore Orioles can bury opponents with the long ball. Their game in Detroit on Saturday was another case in point for the majors' leader in home runs. Adam Jones homered on the first pitch and the No. 8 hitter, Matt Wieters, blasted two homers and drove..." September 10

  • Martinez homer lifts Tigers past Orioles

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Victor Martinez tends to make his home runs count. The latest from the Detroit Tigers' veteran designated hitter might have been his biggest of the season. Martinez drilled a go-ahead solo homer in the eighth, lifting the Tigers past the Baltimore Orioles 4-3 on Friday at Comerica..." September 09

  • Machado's grand slam powers Orioles past Rays

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Manny Machado's best praise is often reserved for his defense, but his bat showed up in a big way Tuesday night with a grand slam in the fourth inning, leading the Baltimore Orioles to an 11-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. "When you start talking..." September 07

  • Rays win on Dickerson's RBI double

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSURG, Fla. -- With starting pitcher Drew Smyly off his game, the Tampa Bay Rays needed to rely on their bats to get it done Wednesday. And the bottom of the order showed up. Corey Dickerson, the No. 8 hitter, had an RBI double in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift the Rays to..." September 07

  • Tillman to rejoin O's rotation on Sunday

    MLB.com "The Orioles were encouraged by Chris Tillman and Darren O'Day's side sessions prior to Wednesday's game at Tropicana Field, with Tillman (right shoulder bursitis) slated to return to the rotation on Sunday. The pair of rehabbing pitchers will both throw again on Friday. O'Day, who will also..." September 07

  • Davis, Jimenez power Orioles past Rays

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Baltimore Orioles starter Ubaldo Jimenez pitched the team's first complete game in two years while Chris Davis did what he has been doing against the Tampa Bay Rays all season. Davis went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs to lead the Orioles to a 7-3 win against..." September 05

  • Chris Tillman eager for next step in his return

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Chris Tillman hopes to start again on Sept. 11. But, first Tillman has to throw in the bullpen to make sure that his right shoulder feels fine. He’s been on the disabled list since Aug. 21. Tillman has thrown off flat ground three times, the most recent on Friday. “Yeah, it felt pretty..." September 04

  • Headley, Romine help Yankees salvage finale vs. Orioles

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi called his team's series finale against the Baltimore Orioles "probably the most important game of the year." His team responded to the pressure. Chase Headley and Austin Romine each had two RBIs and the Yankees avoided a three-game..." September 04

  • Orioles shut out Yankees for second straight night

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE-- Kevin Gausman is stepping up and giving the struggling Baltimore starting rotation a lift as the Orioles fight to gain a spot in the playoffs. Adam Jones homered and Gausman threw six shutout innings as the Baltimore Orioles posted their second shutout of the New York Yankees in..." September 03

  • Orioles' Chris Tillman: On track for Sept. 11 return

    CBS Sports "Tillman (shoulder) is on track to rejoin the Orioles' rotation Sept. 11, MLB.com's Brittany Ghiroli reports." September 02

  • Orioles hit four home runs and rout Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- Orioles manager Buck Showalter repeatedly tells people he doesn't take things for granted, while watching his All-Star players on a nightly basis. He was reminded of it again Friday night. Showalter turned to bench coach John Russell in the first-base dugout in admiration..." September 02

  • Orioles, D-Backs Finalizing Michael Bourn Trade

    MLB Trade Rumors "5:40pm: Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports tweets that the two sides have reached an agreement, in principle, and are hammering out the final details at the moment. 5:33pm: The Orioles just added a center-field capable outfielder when they claimed Drew Stubbs off release waivers from the Rangers, but..." August 31

  • Orioles add left-hander Kyle Lobstein from Pirates on final day for waiver trades

    Baltimore Sun "The Orioles on Wednesday added a piece of pitching depth, acquiring left-hander Kyle Lobstein from the Pittsburgh Pirates for Triple-A reliever Zach Phillips. Lobstein, who was designated for assignment by the Pirates on Tuesday, had a 3.96 ERA in 15 relief appearances for the Pirates, but..." August 31

  • Skip Bayless Says He's Sure Tim Tebow WILL PLAY Pro Baseball

    TMZ "Skip Bayless is ALL IN on Tim Tebow's baseball career ... saying what he saw at Timmy's private workout on Tuesday has him convinced the ex-QB's chances of playing pro ball are about 100%. You might've heard (how could you not) Tim showed his stuff to 27 major league teams in L.A. Tuesday......" August 31