Orioles Rumors & News

  • Machado’s illegal slide exposes new rule’s inconsistent enforcement

    SI "It may be divisive, but Major League Baseball’s rewritten rule regarding slides intended to break up double plays—Rule 6.01(j) in your rulebook, colloquially known as “the Chase Utley rule”—is nothing if not clear. As I explained to Joe Magrane on MLB Now during the first week of the regular..." May 02

  • Harper, Machado earn Player of the Month honors

    The Score "Bryce Harper, the Washington Nationals phenom who smashed nine homers in his first 18 games this year, was named National League Player of the Month for April on Monday. Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado earned the honor in the American League, following a strong start to his 2016..." May 02

  • Hardy going on DL with hairline fracture in foot

    Masn "Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy sustained a hairline fracture in his left foot yesterday and is expected to miss six to eight weeks, a harsh blow for a team so reliant on its defense. Hardy was scheduled to undergo a CT scan after X-rays yesterday raised serious concerns within the organization. The..." May 02

  • Sale goes to 6-0 as White Sox beat Orioles

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- On a day when he didn't have his best stuff, Chris Sale was still able to give the Chicago White Sox a much-needed boost. Sale became the first pitcher in MLB to earn six victories, Brett Lawrie homered for the third straight game and the White Sox routed the Baltimore Orioles..." May 01

  • Orioles say Zach Britton (ankle) is day-to-day

    ESPN "Baltimore Orioles closer Zach Britton is day-to-day after exiting the team's 8-7 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Saturday with an ankle injury. Britton came on in the ninth inning of a 7-7 game and struck out the first two batters he faced. The left-hander then hurt his left ankle while..." May 01

  • Abreu makes amends as White Sox edge Orioles

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- Chicago first baseman Jose Abreu made an error that proved costly in the eighth inning. However, he made up for it in a big way one inning later. Abreu lined a tiebreaking single with two outs in the top of the ninth inning to give the Chicago White Sox an 8-7 victory over the..." May 01

  • Zach Britton hoping to avoid DL stint after injuring ankle

    ESPN "Baltimore Orioles closer Zach Britton says he hopes to avoid the disabled list after exiting the team's 8-7 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Saturday with an ankle injury. "I think I'd be surprised if I had to go on the DL, but we'll see how it feels," said Britton, who was leaning on crutches..." May 01

  • MLB players could push for harsher PED suspensions

    SB Nation "The Major League Baseball players who do not use performance-enhancing drugs are not pleased with the ones who do. With Chris Colabello and Dee Gordon both suspended this month, there is a sudden call for harsher penalties for failed PED tests coming from players. Some, like Justin Verlander, have..." April 30

  • Reimold's late homer pushes O's past Sox

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- Both Nolan Reimold and Chicago White Sox starter Carlos Rodon thought the Baltimore Orioles outfielder might be bunting with no outs and runners on first and second in the seventh inning of a tie game Friday night. Orioles' manager Buck Showalter had him swing away...." April 29

  • Jonathan Schoop taking struggles in stride, sees end in sight

    Baltimore Sun "Mired in a 3-for-33 slump that has all but erased his hot start, Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop said he doesn’t see much difference in the at-bats he has had over that stretch and hopes to see his fortunes turn soon. “I feel OK,” Schoop said. “This is baseball, you know? That’s why you..." April 29

  • The MLBPA continues to shoot itself in the foot regarding PEDs

    Hardball Talk "Most players are adamantly anti-PEDs now. Unlike their complicit or passive predecessors, today’s players don’t, for the most part, accept PEDs as just part of the game. They’re competitors and they see PED use as their competition cheating. They consider these guys to be taking money and service..." April 29

  • Machado breaks out as O's pound White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- Manny Machado broke out of his recent slump in a big way Thursday night. Machado snapped out of an 0-for-17 slide with a grand slam and a career-high five RBIs as the Baltimore Orioles homered three times en route to a 10-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox. The Orioles..." April 28

  • Cal Ripken Jr., wife Kelly Ripken have divorced

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles Iron Man and Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. and Kelly Ripken finalized their divorce this morning in the Baltimore County Circuit Court. A statement released by Kelly Ripken's lawyer, Sanford Ain, said: "Kelly has been a great mother to two fabulous children and a wonderful, faithful..." April 28

  • Five MLB Players Enter Into Brand Contracts With Fantex

    MLB Trade Rumors "Fantex, Inc. announced today that it has entered into brand contracts with five Major Leaguers: Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco, Astros right-hander Collin McHugh, Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop, Twins right-hander Tyler Duffey and Padres third baseman Yangervis Solarte (as noted on..." April 28

  • Rickard's homer helps Orioles beat Rays

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Joey Rickard, a former Tampa Bay Rays prospect taken in the Rule 5 draft last December, burned his former franchise with a three-run home run, leading the Baltimore Orioles to a 3-1 victory over the Rays on Wednesday at Tropicana Field. Rickard's 412-foot rocket in..." April 27

  • Manny Machado to play for Dominican Republic at WBC

    ESPN "Manny Machado will play for the Dominican Republic in the fourth edition of the World Baseball Classic, scheduled to be held in March 2017. Machado, who was born in Miami, is the son of Dominican parents Manuel and Rosa Machado, and, according to the WBC rules, can play for the United States or..." April 27

  • Kiermaier homer lifts Rays past Orioles

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Kevin Kiermaier is used to helping win games with his Gold Glove in the field, but he also got it done at the plate Tuesday, hitting a two-run home run in the sixth to lead the Tampa Bay Rays to a 3-1 win over the Orioles at Tropicana Field. The Rays (10-10) are back..." April 26

  • Rays' Archer finally gets a win

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Chris Archer had not won since August, with four losses in his first four starts this year, but he returned to form Monday night, throwing 6 2/3 scoreless innings for the Tampa Bay Rays and striking out 10 in a 2-0 win over the Baltimore Orioles at Tropicana Field...." April 25

  • Gallardo could miss 4 weeks with shoulder ailment

    The Score "Baltimore Orioles right-hander Yovani Gallardo could miss approximately four weeks due to his ailing right shoulder, according to the Baltimore Sun's Eduardo A. Encina. Gallardo was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with right shoulder biceps tendinitis. He reportedly received a..." April 25

  • Britton: Former coach caused Arrieta's struggles with O's

    Yahoo! Sports "During their lowest moments, the four pitchers who were supposed to save the Baltimore Orioles looked at one another and asked a simple question: “What the [expletive] happened?” Zach Britton, Chris Tillman and Brian Matusz had spent months “doming each other out mentally,” as Britton put it,..." April 25

  • Ventura, Royals shackle Orioles

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Yordano Ventura was nearly flawless after the first inning, and he received offensive assistance from Kansas City Royals reserves Drew Butera and Christian Colon, who were making rare starts. Ventura allowed three hits over seven innings, and Alex Gordon and Eric Hosmer..." April 24

  • Orioles place RHP Yovani Gallardo on DL with shoulder tendinitis

    Baltimore Sun "The Orioles placed right-hander Yovani Gallardo on the 15-day disabled list with what the club described as right biceps tendinitis Saturday. The team will have a better idea of the extent of his injury after he undergoes an MRI on his ailing right shoulder Sunday morning. Gallardo left..." April 24

  • Trey Mancini Continues Tearing Up Double-A

    Baseball Essential "Trey Mancini entered the 2015 as a lightly-regarded right-handed first baseman in the Baltimore Orioles organization. He was not considered a top-10 prospect and was slated to begin the season in High-A as a 23-year-old. The Notre Dame product had done quite well over the first two professional..." April 23

  • Orioles place Yovani Gallardo on 15-day disabled list

    Baltimore Sun "The Orioles have placed right-hander Yovani Gallardo on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder bicep tendinitis. Gallardo left Friday’s 4-2 loss to the Kansas City Royals after just two innings. He said after the game that he felt discomfort in his throwing shoulder during his pregame..." April 23

  • Yovani Gallardo experienced shoulder discomfort, heading to Baltimore for tests

    Camden Chat "Anyone who's spent any time watching Yovani Gallardo pitching so far this season has probably gotten the inkling that something just isn't right. Now there's even more reason to believe it, because Gallardo pitched only two innings before being lifted from the game. After the loss, Orioles..." April 23

  • Machado knocks in winning run as Orioles edge Jays

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE --The Baltimore Orioles wasted a number of scoring chances in Thursday's series finale against Toronto. However, Manny Machado came through at the right time and helped the Orioles to a big early-season victory. Machado continued his April hot streak with two hits, the second being..." April 21

  • Orioles manufacture extra-inning win vs. Jays

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Orioles already have shown they are one of the top teams in the major leagues when it comes to power hitting, but they are not just relying on home runs to win games. The Orioles manufactured a two-out rally in the bottom of the 10th inning that ended when Caleb..." April 21

  • Rob Manfred says MLB expansion coming 'in the longer term'

    Sporting News "While acknowledging that having 32 teams in Major League Baseball would make scheduling easier than the current 30-team setup in which daily interleague play is required, commissioner Rob Manfred is being careful not to get anyone’s hopes up too high that a new team soon will be coming to their..." April 21

  • Orioles, Tigers, Reds among teams interested in free agent Kyle Lohse

    MLB Daily Dish "The Baltimore Orioles, Detroit Tigers, and Cincinnati Reds have all been tied to recent rumors involving free agent pitcher Kyle Lohse. According to a report from MLB Network's Jon Heyman, at least the Orioles are believed to have already made an offer. Lohse spent last season with the..." April 19

  • MLB remains unbalanced as female umpires strike out

    The Sports Quotient "In 2015, the NFL introduced its first female referee into the league and joined the NBA as the only two major professional sports with women officiating regular-season games. Although female participation in all levels of professional sports has increased since the passing of Title IX almost 40..." April 19

  • Trades MLB Teams Should Already Be Thinking About for 2016

    Bleacher Report "Though they're rare, trades in the first few weeks of an MLB season do occasionally take place. We need only look back to last season for evidence, as Atlanta traded All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel to San Diego just a few games after Opening Day. So it's never too early to start looking at..." April 19

  • Phillies Acquire Alfredo Marte

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Phillies have acquired outfielder Alfredo Marte from the Orioles, according to announcements from both clubs. A player to be named later or cash considerations will go back to Baltimore in the swap. Marte, 27, had been playing at Triple-A in the Baltimore organization after signing as a..." April 19

  • The Rise and Fall of Rafael Palmeiro

    Fox Sports "At the far end of the Mexican restaurant just off the highway in a Dallas suburb, he slides into a booth. “I could still do it,” Rafael Palmeiro says. “If I had to play a full season, I could probably hit .270, with 25 home runs. It’s between the ears, man.” The restaurant is half-full for..." April 19

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeyman

    Tigers, orioles, reds among teams showing interest in kyle lohse. Looking for "right fit." at least o's made offer.

  • Rangers grind out win over powerful O's

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers continue to find ways to win without hitting the home run. Saturday night Baltimore added to its American League-leading total with three homers against the Rangers, but Texas was able to put together a six-run seventh inning without a homer to rally..." April 17

  • Which manager is the likeliest to get fired?

    MLB Daily Dish "As the season gets underway, an inevitable outcome is that various teams don't meet their expectations. That can mean a number of different things such as a subpar record, or young players failing to take the next step. Regardless of what the exact reason is, failing to meet predetermined goals..." April 16

  • Rangers ride five-run rally to win over Orioles

    The Sports Xchange "ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers patiently awaited their opportunity to get to Baltimore ace Chris Tillman on Thursday night. That persistence was rewarded. The Rangers scored five times off Tillman in the sixth inning to rally past Baltimore 6-3 at Globe Life Park. Texas moved..." April 15

  • How do these MLB finales rank vs. Kobe's last game?

    The Score "On Wednesday night, after spending the preceding six months negotiating his own mortality on an exhausting farewell tour, Kobe Bryant - the ferocious, indelible five-time NBA champion - gave everyone one more evening of the Black Mamba, dropping 60 points before an incredulous crowd at Staples..." April 14

  • Red Sox hand Orioles their first loss

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- This time there were no boos for Craig Kimbrel and his new team. Kimbrel, who heard it from the Fenway Park crowd when he served up a game-losing, three-run homer to Chris Davis in Monday's home opener, his debut in front of his new home fans, was back on track on Wednesday,..." April 13

  • Orioles outslug Red Sox, move to 7-0

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- J.J. Hardy already knew what the Baltimore Orioles' offense was capable of. His own bat, however, may have caught a few people off guard. Hardy socked a pair of two-run home runs and drove in five runs to give Baltimore its seventh straight win to start the season, a 9-5 rout..." April 13

  • Baseball's 100 Miles Per Hour Club

    Men's Journal "It's one of those brilliant Florida mornings that baseball fans jones for during the last days of February's brutal slog. And what better fix for seasonal affective disorder than a dose of pure heat being doled out daily at the New York Yankees training complex in Tampa? Three of the game's most..." April 13

  • Baseball's slide rule isn't changing anytime soon, and players need to accept it

    Yahoo! Sports "Baseball's new sliding rules are not changing. Deep down, players know this. Already, teams have been told this. And though no one in the commissioner's office or the union's headquarters cares to publicly acknowledge it, sources told Yahoo Sports all parties are in agreement: None of the three..." April 12

  • Nats, Duquette deny discussing president role

    The Score "The Washington Nationals - the lone National League East team with more wins than losses one week into the 2016 campaign - aren't looking to shake up their front office. On Tuesday, shortly after Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported that the club is pursuing Orioles executive..." April 12

  • Davis powers Orioles past Red Sox

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Chris Davis embraced his role of playing spoiler in the Fenway Park debuts of David Price and Craig Kimbrel on Monday. Davis drove in two runs during a five-run fifth inning that knocked Price out of the ballgame and blasted the decisive three-run home run off Kimbrel in the ninth,..." April 11

  • Five reasons the Orioles are MLB's only undefeated team

    ESPN "It’s early. Real early. But a week into the season, the Baltimore Orioles are the only undefeated team in baseball. Yes, those Baltimore Orioles. The same club that had to win five in a row at the end of last season just to finish with a .500 record. The same club that PECOTA projected to win just..." April 11

  • MLB's New 'Utley Rule' Proving to Be Mistake in Need of Quick Fix

    Bleacher Report "Today, we're going to talk about takeout slides, the so-called Utley Rule and why it needs fixing posthaste. You've got opinions. We've got opinions. Everyone's got opinions. First, though, a fact: Major League Baseball had to do something. After the Pittsburgh Pirates' Jung Ho Kang went..." April 11

  • Unbeaten O's power past Rays

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Orioles have one of the most powerful lineups in Major League Baseball, capable of doing damage from the lead-off spot to the No. 9 hitter. When their pitching is equally effective, the Orioles are going to be tough to beat, and they have proven that so far this..." April 10

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    Roch Kubatko @masnRoch

    Matusz says feels healthy and strong after last nights outing at Bowie. Doesn't know if coming off DL tomorrow. Threw all pitches last night

  • The simple fix MLB immediately must make to the new slide rules

    Fox Sports "Proactive and progressive. These are the two best adjectives to describe Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred. In his second year leading our game, he needs to step in and make an immediate change to the disaster the new slide rules have become. The new slide rules instituted this..." April 09

  • Four homers power Orioles past Rays

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Orioles gave Tampa Bay a good look at the power in their lineup on Friday night. Chris Davis, Jonathan Schoop, Nolan Reimold and Manny Machado all homered as the Orioles remained unbeaten with a 6-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night. All four..." April 08