Orioles Rumors & News

  • Jays end 'disappointing' 2014 with loss to O's

    Toronto Sun "In case you’re wondering, there has been a run on ‘disappointing’ and ‘frustrating’ at the word market. Just try to find those adjectives anywhere and you’d be out of luck — the Blue Jays have used them all, chewed them up. In their season-ending address to the media throng Sunday, both..." September 29

  • Blue Jays pull off win over playoff-bound Orioles

    Toronto Sun "J.A. Happ made his final start of the 2014 season Saturday and, the question is, will it be the final start of his Blue Jays career? One way or the other, Happ went out a winner as the Jays downed the getting-ready-for-the-playoffs Baltimore Orioles 4-2. The Jays have control over Happ’s..." September 28

  • Dalton Pompey steals show in Blue Jays win over Orioles

    Toronto Star "When Dalton Pompey first arrived with the Blue Jays earlier this month as a September call-up, he was a nice story. A local boy, just the sixth Ontarian to ever play for the Jays, he had risen three levels of the organization’s minor-league system in a matter of months. Just a few years ago, he..." September 27

  • 5d
    Roch Kubatko @masnRoch

    Pearce back in orioles lineup

  • Orioles score six runs in fourth inning, cruise to 9-5 victory over the Yankees

    Baltimore Sun "A key ingredient to the Orioles’ formula for winning this season has been hitting home runs. They have relied on it more than any club in the major leagues. But in their 9-5 victory over the New York Yankees on Wednesday afternoon, the Orioles mounted their best offensive outing in nearly two..." September 25

  • Orioles hit three HRs, hang on for 5-4 victory over the New York Yankees

    Baltimore Sun "One day after being held to one hit, the Orioles found their bats Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium. The Orioles hit three home runs, including Nelson Cruz’s 40th of the season, and had 17 hits in a 5-4 win over the Yankees in front of an announced 43,201, putting a dagger in New York’s already..." September 24

  • Orioles' Chris Tillman will start Game 1 of American League Division Series

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman will start Game 1 of the American League Division Series next week, manager Buck Showalter officially announced Tuesday. Tillman, 26, will make his postseason debut when he pitches Oct. 2 at Camden Yards against an opponent that hasn't been determined. It..." September 24

  • 9d
    Roch Kubatko @masnRoch

    Markakis said wont be in lineup today

  • Adam Jones hits two homers to lead Orioles to 7-2 win over Red Sox

    Baltimore Sun "After the Orioles' 7-2 victory Saturday night over the Boston Red Sox, manager Buck Showalter was preparing himself for a postgame discussion with Adam Jones, whom he was considering sitting for Sunday's regular-season home finale. It would be a short turnaround for an afternoon game, but these..." September 21

  • 10d
    Eduardo A. Encina @EddieInTheYard

    #Orioles will scratch Pearce tonight with a sore right wrist. Not a major concern right now. Also gives team another chance to see Walker.

  • 10d
    Roch Kubatko @masnRoch

    Buck said Gausman should be fine for next start. Had blister last night on right middle finger

  • 10d
    Eduardo A. Encina @EddieInTheYard

    Markakis said he feels better but is taking one more day off. #orioles

  • Extra Inning Heroics Courtesy of Ortiz Lift Sox To a Win over O's

    Boston Globe "As terrible as this Red Sox season as been, as merciful as its impending end will be, think about how much worse it could have been if not for David Ortiz. Big Papi jacked two home runs, his 33rd and 34th of the season, with the second winding up a 10th inning game winner in a 5-3 Red Sox..." September 20

  • Steve Pearce hits two home runs as Orioles sweep Blue Jays with 6-1 win

    Baltimore Sun "The sweet smell of celebration -- an odorous combination of champagne and beer -- still lingered inside the home clubhouse of Camden Yards one day after the Orioles wrapped up the American League East title. Backed by a two-homer game from Steve Pearce, there was no hangover Wednesday night as..." September 18

  • 13d
    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    Six-game suspension for Marcus Stroman for throwing a pitch near Caleb Joseph's noggin. #bluejays #orioles

  • Orioles first base prospect Christian Walker to join expanded roster

    Baltimore Sun "The Orioles didn't initially expect to add one of their top position player prospects, first baseman Christian Walker, to their expanded roster this month. But with American League East wrapped up -- and 11 games remaining in the regular season – the Orioles are expected to purchase Walker's..." September 17

  • With 8-2 win Tuesday, Orioles clinch first American League East title since 1997

    Baltimore Sun "After the Orioles drained bottles of champagne inside the home clubhouse of Camden Yards, leaving behind not a dry spot in a room littered with corks and empty beer bottles, they ran toward the dugout for a postgame party that Baltimore had long awaited. They celebrated their first American..." September 17

  • Marcus Stroman should be suspended for throwing at Caleb Joseph’s head

    Hardball Talk "Last night’s Orioles-Jays game featured some seriously stupid and bush league garbage from Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman. The video below lays it all out, but basically Stroman threw a ball behind the head of Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph. Why? Apparently because Joseph inadvertently — and it..." September 16

  • Orioles' Davis helps flip an overturned truck in accident

    Fox Sports "Talk about a busy few days. On Friday, Orioles first baseman Chris Davis was suspended 25 games after testing positive for an amphetamine, which he said was Adderall. On Monday, Davis was driving on Interstate 295 in Maryland when he saw an accident that left one truck overturned. The..." September 16

  • MLB to review Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman's pitch at Caleb Joseph's head

    Baltimore Sun "Toronto right-hander Marcus Stroman’s pitch near the head of Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph will be reviewed today by Major League Baseball for possible discipline. In the sixth inning of the Orioles’ 5-2 win over the Blue Jays, Stroman threw a 92-mph fastball toward Joseph’s head that he ducked..." September 16

  • Kelly Johnson's big hit puts Orioles closer to title with 3-2 win

    CSN Baltimore "Two weeks ago, Kelly Johnson hadn’t yet met his new Orioles teammates, and there he was on Sunday night, celebrating the loudest. Johnson lined a ball to the right-center gap and drove in Steve Pearce with the game-winner, and suddenly, the Orioles magic number was down to three. The..." September 15

  • Yankees fend off Orioles to help faint playoff hopes

    New York Post "David Robertson felt it immediately after the phone in the Yankees’ bullpen rang late Saturday afternoon. “I was a little sore warming up,’’ Robertson said. “The shoulder, side and hamstring were real tight but I knew I had enough to get the job done.’’ Somewhere along the trip from pen to..." September 14

  • Why did Davis do it? Thanks to condition, ball began to look like blur

    CBSSports.com "With pressure mounting, Orioles slugger Chris Davis was apparently having so much difficulty combating his ADD/ADHD issue to the point where it was hard for him to concentrate, and hard to even pick up the baseball as it zoomed toward him. Davis is said to have told friends that's what led him to..." September 14

  • Adam Jones on Davis: 'Bad decision, but we support him'

    USA Today "The Baltimore Orioles had just beaten the New York Yankees 2-1 with a dramatic two-out, two-run, 11th-inning, bases- loaded double by Jimmy Paredes. And yet the O's who met the media minutes afterward spoke in hushed tones with grim faces. They'd learned before the game that slugger Chris Davis..." September 14

  • 17d
    Roch Kubatko @masnRoch

    Schoop out of #orioles lineup. Been in slump. Flaherty at 2B

  • Bud Norris leads way in nightcap, 5-0, as Orioles sweep doubleheader against Yankees

    Baltimore Sun "The Orioles' final homestand of the regular season was supposed to be one of celebration. All signs pointed to the club's clinching its first American League East title since 1997 at Camden Yards, and Friday's split doubleheader against the New York Yankees gave the Orioles a chance to take two..." September 13

  • After losing Chris Davis, Orioles answer with 2-1 win over Yankees on walk-off double

    Baltimore Sun "The Orioles’ final homestand of the regular season was supposed to be one of celebration. With the opportunity to celebrate their first American League East title since 1997 among their hometown crowd at Camden Yards, Friday’s day-night doubleheader against the New York Yankees offered a chance to..." September 13

  • 18d
    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    mlb has ruled to allow orioles to place davis on alcs roster while still under ban. so he will be eligible for end of alcs.

  • Chris Davis Suspended 25 Games After Testing Positive for Amphetamines

    The Big Lead "The Baltimore Orioles are cruising to their first American League East title since 1997, however the good vibes in Camden Yards appear like they’re going to take a hit with Chris Davis handed a 25-game suspension for amphetamine use Friday morning. From a logistics standpoint, the Orioles have..." September 12

  • Orioles complete three-game sweep with 10-6 victory over Red Sox

    Baltimore Sun "Left-hander Wei-Yin Chen once fell four outs away from throwing a perfect game while he was pitching in Japan, so it’s not like Wednesday’s brief flirtation with baseball history in the Orioles’ 10-6 win at Fenway Park was unchartered territory. “It comes across your mind, but still a perfect..." September 11

  • Are 11 relievers enough or too much for Orioles?

    CSN Baltimore "The Orioles have an 11-man bullpen. With September’s roster expansion, that means there are four more relievers than usual. “We’ve been able to keep everybody in the flow a little bit, some by necessity,” manager Buck Showalter said. Showalter has used eight of the 11 in the first two games..." September 11

  • Gonzalez's mastery continues as Orioles beat Red Sox 4-0

    CSN Baltimore "The Orioles are closing in on their first American League East title in 17 years. Their magic number to clinch is down to 11, and their lead over the New York Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays is 10 games, the largest in nearly 35 years. Tommy Hunter, who played a key role in holding onto Miguel..." September 09

  • 21d
    Roch Kubatko @masnRoch

    Hardy MRI clean. Got injection in back.

  • Cruz's seven RBIs give Orioles 7-5 win in 11 innings

    CSN Baltimore "Nelson Cruz drove in all seven Orioles runs with a pair of two-run home runs and a three-run triple as the Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-5 in 11 innings on Sunday. Cruz gave the Orioles a 5-4 ninth-inning lead with the three-run triple, and after Tampa Bay (69-74) tied the score in the..." September 08

  • 23d
    Eduardo A. Encina @EddieInTheYard

    Hardy said he wont be in starting lineup today. Could still be available today. Hopes to return to lineup tmrw #orioles

  • Passed ball bounces right way for Rays over O's

    Tampa Tribune "It was a fastball that Orioles C Nick Hundley tried to frame for a strike that nicked off his mitt and reached the backstop. That allowed SS Yunel Escobar to race home from third base with the winning run Saturday in the Rays’ 3-2 victory, giving the franchise its first-ever walk-off win on a..." September 07

  • 24d
    Roch Kubatko @masnRoch

    Buck said O'Days had some "challenges" with hamstring/hip. But should be available today

  • Familiar formula ends Rays scoreless skid with win over O's

    Tampa Tribune "It was, as Rays manager Joe Maddon would say more than once afterwards, formulaic. A solid outing from the starting pitcher followed by the one-two punch of Brad Boxberger and Jake McGee. What made Friday’s formula pleasing to the Rays was that the offense showed up. Eventually. The..." September 06

  • Miguel Gonzalez adds feather to his cap in O's win over Reds

    CSN Baltimore "In a clubhouse full of popular people, Miguel Gonzalez is one of the most admired. When the Orioles briefly sent him down to the minor leagues last month, he didn’t complain. Several other times when he finished eight innings and seemed to have more to give, Gonzalez didn’t get a chance to..." September 04

  • Will J.J. Hardy be ready as Orioles open series with Reds?

    CSN Baltimore "Tonight’s Game: Cincinnati Reds (66-71) vs. Baltimore Orioles (79-57), Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Starting pitchers: Mat Latos (5-3, 3.15) vs. Bud Norris (11-8, 4.00) Keys to the Game: How are J.J. Hardy and Steve Pearce? Hardy left Monday's game with a back..." September 02

  • 29d
    Roch Kubatko @masnRoch

    Hardy lower back spasm

  • Orioles pound Minnesota Twins early, hold on late for 12-8 win Sunday afternoon

    Baltimore Sun "As the Orioles enter the final month of the regular season, their accomplishments are starting to mount along with their win total. They currently have the second-best record in baseball and a nine-game lead in the American League East division. And as the calendar turns to September, they even..." September 01

  • O's acquire De Aza & Johnson in seperate deals

    MLB.com "With the days dwindling for MLB teams to make a trade and still have the player eligible for the postseason, the Orioles finalized a pair of deals on Saturday night. In their first trade, the Orioles acquired outfielder Alejandro De Aza from the White Sox in exchange for Minor League pitchers..." September 01

  • Getting help from old and new sources, Orioles hold on for 3-2 win over Minnesota

    Baltimore Sun "During this first-place run, Orioles manager Buck Showalter is continually asked about the resiliency of his club, primarily the way it has been able to bounce back after absorbing injuries to key players. And he usually delivers the same answer: The Orioles don't wallow in self-pity. Instead,..." August 31

  • 31d
    Dan Connolly @danconnollysun

    According to a club source, MRI on Steve Pearce's strained abdomen showed no tears. He is considered day to day.

  • Struggling Chris Davis comes through in grand fashion for Orioles in 9-1 win over Twins

    Baltimore Sun "While Chris Davis’ season has been a struggle at the plate, there’s no question the Orioles first baseman still can change a game with one swing of his bat. Davis is hitting just .189 this season, but regardless of his place in the club's lineup, he still gets respect at the plate — so much so..." August 30

  • Adam Jones says his favorite place in Baltimore is the airport, so he can fly home

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles center fielder Adam Jones caused a bit of a stir Thursday during the pregame Social Media Night event at Camden Yards by behaving in a way that wasn’t particularly sociable. The star outfielder irked some fans in attendance with short responses during the question-and-answer session,..." August 30

  • Shortstop J.J. Hardy makes Tampa Bay Rays pay in Orioles' 5-4 win Thursday

    Baltimore Sun "Despite his obvious power and previous success, Orioles infielder Chris Davis has been struggling so much this season that it has become business as usual when pitchers challenge him. So, in the Orioles' 5-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday, it was somewhat surprising that Tampa Bay..." August 29

  • Could Nelson's one-year Orioles deal become long-term thing ?

    CBSSports.com "Slugger Nelson Cruz and the Orioles got together on a last-minute, one-year deal last spring, but the partnership has worked out so well that people close to the situation figure it could turn into a long-lasting relationship. While there's no definitive immediate word of any early negotiations..." August 29

  • Smyly sharp again as Rays beat Orioles

    Tampa Bay Times "Through nothing but the circumstance of being traded for each other, Drew Smyly is going to be oft-compared to former Rays ace and Cy Young Award winner David Price. And, if things keep going the way they are now, that's going to be tough — for Price. Smyly on Wednesday turned in a second..." August 28