Orioles Rumors & News

  • Encarnacion finally goes deep, Jays roll past Orioles 9-3

    Toronto Star "Well, at least Edwin Encarnacion isn’t alone when it comes to slow starts by American League sluggers. Several of the league’s most prized hitters have stumbled out of the gate, including Encarnacion, who was homerless until a monster shot that helped the Jays to a 9-3 win Tuesday night over the..." April 23

  • Manny Machado to begin minor league rehab assignment on Friday at Class-A Frederick

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles third baseman Manny Machado is slated to begin his minor league rehab assignment on Friday at the club’s high Class-A affiliate in Frederick. Machado, who is recovering from offseason left knee surgery to repair a torn patellofemoral ligament, played in his third extended spring game..." April 22

  • Orioles build six-run lead, hang on for 7-6 victory over Red Sox

    Baltimore Sun "After an unusual early morning wake-up call, the Orioles walked into a Fenway Park filled with emotion Monday morning. As the city of Boston celebrated Patriots' Day — a statewide holiday in Massachusetts — helicopters circled overhead, and participants ran through nearby Kenmore Square for the..." April 22

  • Hardy perplexed about lack of contract movement

    CSN Baltimore "During spring training, J.J. Hardy said he hoped the Orioles would talk with his agent about a contract extension. Nearly two months later, there’s been no talk, and it perplexes the shortstop. “I don’t know. I don’t know what to say because no matter what I say it’s going to cause some..." April 21

  • Chills then thrills with rally by Red Sox

    Boston Herald "It began with one more moving ceremony to mourn the victims, honor the survivors and pay homage to the first-responders for their bravery and heroism. And it ended the only way that it could. On Boston Marathon eve, the city having lifted itself up from unspeakable tragedy, the Red Sox rallied,..." April 21

  • Holt's RBI Triple Helps Red Sox Beat Orioles 4-2

    Boston Globe "Brock Holt hit a tiebreaking triple in the seventh inning and scored on Jonathan Herrera’s suicide squeeze, lifting the Boston Red Sox over the Baltimore Orioles 4-2 on Saturday. David Ortiz had a solo homer and two hits for the World Series champion Red Sox, who have won three of..." April 20

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    Brittany Ghiroli @Britt_Ghiroli

    Manny played 5 innings, all went well. Buck said he'd play tmrw

  • Schoop is hot in Orioles' 8-4 win against Red Sox

    CSN Baltimore "As a boy growing up on the island of Curacao, Jonathan Schoop probably dreamed of four-hit games in the major leagues. He never thought he’d achieve that under the conditions he played in on Friday night. The rookie infielder, here only because Manny Machado began the season on the disabled..." April 19

  • Peanut allergy links Orioles reliever Brian Matusz with young fan

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles reliever Brian Matusz remembers laughing when he opened the piece of fan mail in Sarasota, Fla., last month. He immediately showed the contents of the manila envelope to Orioles head athletic trainer Richie Bancells before informing manager Buck Showalter. "I'm like, Richie, can you..." April 18

  • Manny Machado could start minor league rehab assignment next week

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles third baseman Manny Machado, who resumed running the bases Wednesday in Sarasota, Fla., could go on a minor league rehabilitation assignment next week if all goes well. Running the bases -- and making the lateral cuts that involves -- is the final step in Machado’s rehab from offseason..." April 17

  • Orioles complete two-game sweep with 3-0 win over Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles right-hander Miguel Gonzalez didn’t have to pitch in torrential rain Tuesday. That game was postponed before he had to take the mound. So, instead, Gonzalez threw Wednesday afternoon's first pitch with the temperature at 39 degrees. No matter. Gonzalez, who has earned the..." April 17

  • Orioles-Rays game rained out, makeup date not announced

    CSN Baltimore "The Orioles’ game with the Tampa Bay Rays was called because of rain. The announcement was made about 5:20 p.m. No makeup date has been announced. The teams will play their regularly scheduled game on Wednesday at 12:35 p.m. Miguel Gonzalez will pitch against Jake Odorizzi. That was the..." April 16

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    Rich Dubroff @RichDubroffCSN

    Adam Jones sent home sick. Not in lineup for#Orioles

  • Wei-Yin Chen starts strong, offense wakes up in Orioles' 7-1 win over Rays

    Baltimore Sun "In the eyes of Orioles manager Buck Showalter, left-hander Wei-Yin Chen battled some tough luck in his first two starts of the season. He pitched well enough to win, his skipper said, but was victimized by seeing-eye hits that led to some early exits. After allowing nearly two hits an inning in..." April 15

  • Mark Buehrle, bats power Blue Jays past Orioles

    Toronto Star "Long bombs bursting in air. Slumps turned inside out. Breathtaking defensive plays in the field. “We won it with force,” boasted Brett Lawrie, who did indeed have much to swagger about for the part he played in an 11-3 trouncing of the Orioles. And look here, an absurdly miniscule 0.86 ERA..." April 14

  • Orioles Adam Jones records 1,000th hit

    Fansided "After an RBI ground out in the first inning, Adam Jones was still sitting at 999 hits. In the bottom of the third, Jones hit number 1,000 in a very unconventional manner against Mark Buehrle and the Blue Jays. Jones dribbled a grounder to new shortstop Jonathan Diaz, who had replaced Ryan..." April 13

  • Orioles continue to cut it close with win over Blue Jays

    Baltimore Sun "The Orioles have only scored two runs in 21 innings against the Blue Jays, but Saturday night’s 2-1 victory at Oriole Park had the heady feel of one of those extra-inning wins that made 2012 such a magical year and the O’s still have a chance to win the series if they can muster some offense..." April 13

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    Roch Kubatko @masnRoch

    Johan Santana threw 33 pitches in 2 innings in his simulated game. Continues to progress. #orioles real encouraged

  • McGowan throws scoreless outing in Blue Jays win over Orioles

    Toronto Sun "Dustin McGowan has conquered a few obstacles in his career. Eight trips to the disabled list. Three surgeries. Countless trips to the doctor. Magazines he read in 2011 had reflective stories on the same people and subjects he read about in 2004 waiting for his appointments. He was..." April 12

  • Orioles beat Yankees with 9th inning scores

    CSN Baltimore "Adam Jones quickly ceded his temporary place as the center of Yankee Stadium attention. By the time he came to the plate in the first inning, there were a number of boos directed at him because of his comments on fans rushing the field, but almost all eyes were on Masahiro Tanaka. Tanaka’s..." April 10

  • Chris Davis still without home run this season

    CSN Baltimore "Don’t you just love how early-season baseball stats can be inflated? You know, the whole so-and-so “is on a pace” to do something ridiculous. Like the San Francisco Giants’ Brandon Belt — a great name for a slugger, by the way — is on a pace for about 100 home runs. Or, on the other hand, the..." April 09

  • Market warming for Morales: Orioles, Brewers, Mariners make sense

    CBSSports.com "Several teams recently have come to scout Kendrys Morales and Stephen Drew, the top two free agents remaining on the market, and things seem to be heating up a bit with the two players who have been working out here for most of the last six weeks. The Orioles, Mariners and Brewers are among..." April 09

  • Orioles break through with 20 hits in 14-5 win over the Yankees

    Baltimore Sun "Inside the visiting clubhouse at Yankee Stadium, there might have been some relief that the Orioles' vaunted offense finally put together a game to be proud of in their 14-5 drubbing of the Yankees on Tuesday afternoon, but the Orioles didn't put any greater value on this much-needed victory than..." April 09

  • Orioles Adam Jones vocal about fans running onto the field

    Baltimore Sun "As two fans who ran onto to the field interrupting Tuesday's Orioles game against the New York Yankees were escorted off through the outfield fence at Yankee Stadium, Orioles center fielder Adam Jones had some choice words for them. And after the game, Jones was just as vocal in expressing his..." April 08

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    Eduardo A. Encina @EddieInTheYard

    Machado running on treadmill in pool on Sarasota, still hasn't resumed running bases. #orioles

  • Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy nearing return to starting lineup

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy is out of the starting lineup for the third straight game, but manager Buck Showalter indicated he’s close to returning from nagging back spasms. Showalter indicated that Hardy could be an option off the bench for today’s game against the New York Yankees in The..." April 08

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    Eduardo A. Encina @EddieInTheYard

    Buck was impressed with the report in Johan Santana's sim game yesterday. Said he showed good velocity. #orioles

  • ‘Sharp’ or not, Kuroda delivers in opener

    New York Post "Yankees starter and winning pitcher Hiroki Kuroda and his catcher, Brian McCann, were on the same page Monday in the home opener. Pretty much, anyway. “I didn’t feel particularly sharp today,” Kuroda said. “I thought he was sharp,” McCann said. “With the help of the catcher and the..." April 08

  • Orioles snap four-game losing streak with 3-1 victory over Tigers

    Baltimore Sun "Chris Tillman isn't going to admit it, but his progression into staff ace took another step Sunday afternoon when he outdueled the Detroit Tigers' Justin Verlander and halted the Orioles' four-game losing streak. “He’s definitely working his way up to that [ace] status,” Orioles right fielder..." April 07

  • Detroit 7, Baltimore 6: Torii Hunter leads Tigers, but bullpen struggles in ninth

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Tigers remain the only unbeaten team in baseball, although their latest victory came after the bullpen surrendered five runs in the ninth inning. Torii Hunter drove in five runs and the bottom of lineup combined for six hits and five runs scored, helping the Tigers take a 7-1 lead..." April 06

  • Hardy sits with back spasms, may return Saturday

    MLB.com "Shortstop J.J. Hardy was not in Friday's starting lineup, as he's dealing with "light lower back spasms" and was held out for precautionary reasons. "[We just] had a lot of things with the flight, the sleep, the weather, we didn't want it to turn into something else," manager Buck Showalter..." April 05

  • Mets turned down O’s offer of Zach Britton-for-Ike Davis over winter

    Hardball Talk "Andy Martino of the New York Daily News reported yesterday that the Mets see trading Ike Davis as the “as the likely endgame” and today he dropped an interesting nugget about a proposal the team turned down over the winter: My reporting on Friday led me to these conclusions: Just as in the..." April 05

  • Detroit 10, Baltimore 4: Miguel Cabrera gets 2,000th hit as Tigers roll in rain

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Tigers remain undefeated in games, but not replay challenges. They beat the Orioles, 10-4, this afternoon at Comerica Park. Miguel Cabrera went 4-for-5 with an RBI single in the sixth inning and a two-run home run in the eighth. The home run was Cabrera's 2,000th career..." April 05

  • Youngsters show off their promise in Red Sox' win over Orioles

    Boston Globe "Early Friday afternoon will be largely about the past, as the Red Sox look back and celebrate their 2013 World Series title by presenting championship rings to the players who were part of that worst-to-first journey during pregame ceremonies before Boston’s home opener at Fenway Park. Thursday..." April 04

  • Napoli's 4 RBI lead Sox past Orioles, 6-2

    CSN New England "The middle of the Red Sox order performed Wednesday night as if it was already the middle of the season. David Ortiz and Mike Napoli each supplied two-run homers and Napoli later added a two-run single, sending the Red Sox to a 6-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles. Ortiz collected his..." April 03

  • Betting 101: How to safely bet early-season MLB action

    Covers.com "Baseball is here, firing the starting gun on what is a marathon for bettors that stretches the spring, summer and fall. The MLB season is filled with peaks and valleys, however, if those valleys come too soon into the schedule, you won’t even have a shot at hitting those peaks. Navigating the..." April 01

  • Nelson Cruz hits solo home run in 7th to lift Orioles to 2-1 win over Red Sox on Opening Day

    Baltimore Sun "The path that brought Nelson Cruz to the orange carpet for Opening Day introductions at Camden Yards on Monday afternoon wasn’t the one he imagined months ago when he became a free agent. But if there was any doubt in his mind whether he landed in the right place, those questions were answered..." April 01

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    Nilson Pepén @JuniorPepen

    #Orioles Vs. #RedSox: Markakis RF, Hardy SS, Jones CF, Davis 1B, Cruz LF, Wieters C, Young DH, Flaherty 3B, Schoop 2B, Tillman P. #MLB

  • 22d
    Brittany Ghiroli @Britt_Ghiroli

    Markakis is leading off and in RF. #Orioles

  • 22d
    Roch Kubatko @masnRoch

    Buck told Hunter he's the closer

  • 23d
    Chris Cotillo @ChrisCotillo

    #Orioles and RHP Luis Ayala have agreed that he will start the year in AAA.

  • Orioles haven’t told Tommy Hunter if he’s the closer

    Fansided "When the Baltimore Orioles traded away Jim Johnson this past offseason and opted not to sign Grant Balfour after a failed physical, it was widely assumed that Tommy Hunter would be thrust into the closer role. But with just hours until the 2014 Major League Baseball season kicks off, Hunter..." March 30

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    Steve Melewski @masnSteve

    Markakis said neck stiffness should not keep him from playing Monday.

  • Report: Drug policy changes will bar players from postseason, even if they’ve served their suspensions

    Hardball Talk "Yesterday, when looking at reports of the changes to the Joint Drug Agreement, I said that the increased penalties and testing protocols didn’t seem draconian. The latest report on the changes could change my mind about that. Christine Brennan reports that the policy — not yet finalized – will..." March 29

  • Cruz OK after getting hit in final spring training game

    CSN Baltimore "Late Thursday afternoon, Buck Showalter fretted about the final game of spring training. He didn’t want any of his players hurt in a game none of them really wanted to play. About three hours later, Showalter shuddered when he saw Nelson Cruz’s helmet cracked after he was hit by Alex Cobb’s..." March 28

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Orioles plan on Schoop making team, alternating at second with Lombardozzi and third with Flaherty.

  • Santana filled with encouragement after throwing off full mound

    Masn "While the Orioles performed pickoff and outfield drills and took batting practice on the replica Camden Yards field this afternoon, Johan Santana quietly threw a bullpen session between two other practice fields, away from the view of his teammates and manager Buck Showalter. Santana advanced..." March 28

  • Alfredo Aceves to opt out of contract with Orioles

    Hardball Talk "According to Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com, right-hander Alfredo Aceves did not make the Orioles and will use the opt-out clause in his minor league contract in order to become a free agent. Aceves allowed five runs on 11 hits and two walks over 10 innings this spring and struck out six batters...." March 28

  • Tony Clark officially voted in as Executive Director of the MLBPA

    Hardball Talk "Back in December the Executive Board of the Major League Baseball Player’s Association appointed Tony Clark as the head of the MLBPA. It was announced via press release today that the players have ”overwhelmingly confirmed” the appointment. This comes as no surprise, of course, even if it is now..." March 27

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    Joe Smith @TBTimes_JSmith

    #Rays Cobb hit Nelson Cruz in the head with a pitch. Cruz is getting checked out, Cobb shows concern. Cruz walks off, will leave game

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