Orioles Rumors & News

  • MLB average salary to top $4 million

    Covers.com "The average Major League Baseball salary will cross the $4 million threshold when the regular season begins next week. According to an analysis by The Associated Press, the average salary is projected to be about $4.25 million in 2015, depending on transaction before the start of the season on..." April 01

  • Major League players’ meal per diem to be $100.50 in 2015

    Hardball Talk "Yesterday we learned what the annual salary was in Major League Baseball. Now we know what the meal money situation is. I’m curious why the 50 cents is on there. Or what leads to the decision to raise it $1.50 from last year. I’m sure there are some accountants at MLB who have this all down..." April 01

  • Orioles should trade Brian Matusz if they can find a taker

    Camden Chat "Brian Matusz was drafted by the Orioles in 2008, 4th overall in 2008. Since he has yet to live up to his prospect status of the time (a #1 to #3 starter) and it's been almost 7 years now, it's pretty easy (and at the same time, hard) to call him a bust. Looking back at the 2008 draft, it was a..." March 31

  • Baseball Working to Help Spanish-Speaking Players Express Themselves

    New York Times "When Jose Pirela, a 25-year-old Venezuelan utility player for the Yankees, sat on a dugout bench last Tuesday to speak with more than a dozen reporters about the concussion he sustained two days earlier from crashing into an outfield wall, he did not feel comfortable speaking in English to a..." March 31

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    Orioles on MASN @masnOrioles

    Chris Tillman has been named the #Orioles' Opening Day starter! #WelcomeBackBirds pic.twitter.com/HVATMzDrVd

  • J.J. Hardy expected to start the season on the DL

    Baltimore Sun "The Orioles will be without another former All-Star on Opening Day. The club learned Monday that three-time Gold Glove shortstop J.J. Hardy is headed to the 15-day disabled list with a muscle strain in his left, nonthrowing shoulder. Hardy will not be able to participate in baseball..." March 30

  • Orioles extending Chris Tillman would be another step in a winning direction

    Camden Chat "Not long ago did fans coincide "pitching" and "Orioles" with "excessive drinking." Go back as far as 2008, and the five men who led the O's in starts were Jeremy Guthrie, Daniel Cabrera, Garrett Olson, Brian Burres and Radhames Liz. Guthrie has found a new home in Kansas City, even leading the..." March 30

  • 3d
    Brittany Ghiroli @Britt_Ghiroli

    Arencibia still dealing w flexor mass strain. Scratched today

  • 3d
    Roch Kubatko @masnRoch

    Buck said Hardy's left shoulder much better. Encouraging. #orioles

  • 3d
    Dan Connolly @danconnollysun

    Showalter confirmed that Lough will play Monday.

  • 4d
    Rich Dubroff @RichDubroffCSN

    J.J. Hardy will have MRA on Monday for left shoulder. #orioles #OriolesTalk

  • 4d
    Dan Connolly @danconnollysun

    Hardy said his left shoulder is more sore than it was yesterday. Will get it treated today, not plans to workout

  • Orioles want Gausman ready to be both a starter and reliever

    MLB.com "Kevin Gausman pitched just one inning in the Orioles' 6-4 loss to the Tigers on Thursday and manager Buck Showalter said he could shorten up the right-hander as a potential bullpen option in the final two weeks of camp. "Until everything shakes out, I want him to be ready to do both things,"..." March 26

  • Orioles ace Tillman begins talking to team about possible extension

    CBSSports.com "Orioles ace Chris Tillman and the team began to talk about a possible long-term contract within the past day or two, though talks thus far are said only to be about "concepts" and not hard numbers, say people familiar with the discussions. Tillman, the Orioles' presumed Opening Day starter,..." March 26

  • 10d
    Roch Kubatko @masnRoch

    CT scan on Hunter Harvey's right ankle revealed slight fracture. Will be on crutches for 1 month. 4-6 week recovery time #orioles

  • 10d
    Dan Connolly @danconnollysun

    Buck said Hunter Harvey will have a precautionary CT scan on his right ankle. Xrays were negative. Hit by a comebacker yesterday.

  • Orioles, Chris Tillman working on long-term extension

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "The Orioles and representatives of pitcher Chris Tillman have continued to work on a long-term extension that would keep the pitcher in Baltimore past the 2017 season, the New York Post reports. Tillman was eligible for arbitration for the first time this past offseason and agreed to a one-year..." March 22

  • Orioles' Showalter: Manny Machado primed to have a good year

    Masn "It has been a welcome sight for the Orioles this year to see Manny Machado back at third base, healthy and playing with great enthusiasm. "Just playing baseball. That is all it is," Machado said simply. Manager Buck Showalter put it this way after Machado led off Thursday's game with a..." March 22

  • Showalter: Matt Wieters likely to start season on Orioles' DL

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "Orioles catcher Matt Wieters is probably going to start the season on the disabled list, manager Buck Showalter said on Saturday, per CSN Baltimore's Rich Dubroff. Wieters is returning from Tommy John surgery last June, and Showalter said he is "unlikely" to be ready by the start of the..." March 22

  • 11d
    Mark Bowman @mlbbowman

    Nick Markakis will take BP again today and ease his way toward live pitching. He says he's still aiming to be ready for Opening Day.

  • 11d
    Eduardo A. Encina @EddieInTheYard

    Paul Janish making his first #Orioles spring start, starting at SS vs. #Twins. Had bone spurs removed from elbow last month.

  • 13d
    Roch Kubatko @masnRoch

    Wieters x-ray clean

  • 13d
    Eduardo A. Encina @EddieInTheYard

    Wieters having X-ray today. #orioles

  • Need a lefty? Orioles “are open to trading” Brian Matusz

    Hardball Talk "According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com the Orioles “are open to trading” left-hander Brian Matusz and “are willing to include cash in a deal” to cover part of his $3.2 million salary. Earlier this week the Baltimore Sun reported that the Mets were scouting Matusz as they look for a lefty..." March 18

  • Matt Wieters shut down from catching due to elbow tendinitis

    Hardball Talk "Matt Wieters‘ comeback from Tommy John elbow surgery has hit a snag, as the Orioles–after consulting with Dr. James Andrews–have shut him down from catching due to elbow tendinitis. For now the team is saying it’s a precautionary move and manager Buck Showalter went so far as to insist it’s not..." March 18

  • Orioles release left-handed reliever Hendrickson

    MLB.com "The Orioles released left-hander Mark Hendrickson on Monday, ending the 40-year-old reliever's latest attempt to get back into the Major Leagues. Hendrickson asked the Orioles for a tryout at the club's mini-camp in January. He came to Spring Training as a non-roster invitee and made four..." March 17

  • Mets “have been scouting” Orioles lefty Brian Matusz

    Hardball Talk "Unhappy with their in-house options among left-handed relievers the Mets “have been scouting” Orioles southpaw Brian Matusz, according to Dan Martin of the New York Post. Josh Edgin undergoing Tommy John elbow surgery leaves the Mets especially lacking in lefty reliever candidates and Matusz..." March 16

  • MLB approves external padding on pitchers' caps

    The Score "Major League Baseball has approved a revised product for pitcher's head protection that it hopes will be user-friendly enough to trigger widespread use. The league introduced a padded cap for the first time last season, but San Diego Padres lefty Alex Torres was the only pitcher to use it in a..." March 14

  • Game update and Norris on outing (O's lose 8-2)

    Masn "ORIOLES QUICK WRAP Score: Cardinals 8, Orioles 2 Recap: Former Oriole Mark Reynolds hit a three-run homer off Bud Norris in the bottom of the third inning to give the Cardinals a 3-1 lead. Norris was charged with three runs and four hits in 2 2/3 innings, with three walks, a strikeout and a hit..." March 12

  • Report: Orioles watching this spring Ryan Howard

    CSN Philly "Ryan Howard had a pair of singles for the Phillies. He and Asche were the lone regulars in the starting lineup. Sources say the Orioles are keeping an eye on Howard this spring. On the pitching side, Aaron Harang, Adam Morgan and Paul Clemens each pitched two scoreless innings. Phillippe..." March 10

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    Roch Kubatko @masnRoch

    Janish said he won't start throwing until maybe middle of next week. Not this weekend as originally planned. No setbacks. Just cautious

  • 27d
    Eduardo A. Encina @EddieInTheYard

    The #Orioles are working to finalize a deal that would allow Yoon out of his #MLB contract and return to South Korea to pitch.

  • Matt Wieters to catch in intrasquad game

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles catcher Matt Wieters will be behind the plate in a game-like setting for the first time since May when he starts in Sunday's intrasquad game on the Ed Smith Stadium main field. Wieters, who had elbow ligament reconstruction surgery last June 16, won't be given clearance to throw at 100..." February 28

  • Athletics claim Alex Hassan off waivers from the Orioles

    Hardball Talk "The Athletics have claimed outfielder Alex Hassan off waivers from the Orioles, the club announced Friday afternoon. To make room for Hassan on the 40-man roster, the A’s moved pitcher A.J. Griffin to the 60-day disabled list. It’s the second time the Athletics have claimed Hassan off waivers..." February 28

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    Eduardo A. Encina @EddieInTheYard

    Buck said that Chris Davis will get playing time in RF during spring training. #Orioles

  • Davis says teammates put suspension behind them

    CSN Baltimore "Chris Davis got back on the field for the Orioles on Wednesday, and it was an excellent feeling. “I don’t think it was nerve wracking. It was almost kind of relieving just to kind of be out there and be with everybody, to be on the field, to be a part of team activities,” Davis said. “I..." February 26

  • Nick Markakis on Orioles: 'Don't believe a word they say'

    USA Today "Outfielder Nick Markakis had some pointed words for the Baltimore Orioles, telling USA TODAY Sports, "Don't believe a word they say," regarding his offseason departure. Markakis, 31, signed a four-year, $44 million contract with the Atlanta Braves in early December, shortly after negotiations..." February 25

  • 35d
    David O'Brien @DOBrienAJC

    #Braves Markakis was only cleared this week to run and work out extensively, at 8-week mark after neck surgery

  • Orioles notes on Manny Machado, Steve Johnson and Caleb Joseph

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles third baseman Manny Machado will have no restrictions in spring training as he returns from a second knee surgery in as many years. Still, he admits the wait for this moment has been a struggle. “I see it like my first spring training,” Machado said Tuesday. “I’m that excited. I’m..." February 24

  • 36d
    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    All hurdles cleared, everth cabrera and orioles now have a deal. $2.4M plus 600K incentives.

  • Matt Wieters believes he'll have enough time behind the plate to be ready for Opening Day

    Baltimore Sun "At first glimpse, catcher Matt Wieters didn’t appear to be limited as the Orioles held their first spring training workout for pitchers and catchers Friday afternoon at the Ed Smith Stadium Complex. The Orioles All-Star and Gold Glove winner took batting practice with the club’s other catchers,..." February 21

  • 39d
    Roch Kubatko @masnRoch

    Ubaldo Jimenez said he felt great yesterday in 'pen using new delivery. Wished he went to it sooner than Sept. Lowered hands. More compact

  • 39d
    Eduardo A. Encina @EddieInTheYard

    The #Orioles went to an arbitration hearing with OF Alejandro De Aza today in St. Petersburg, FL. A decision is expected by tommorrow night.

  • 42d
    Eduardo A. Encina @EddieInTheYard

    #Orioles are very close to a finalizing a one-year deal with IF Everth Cabrera, according to an industry source. Has 99 steals last 3 yrs.

  • O's sign Jayson Nix to minor league deal

    Masn "Executive vice president Dan Duquette had been seeking another infielder to bring to Sarasota and added one this afternoon, signing Jayson Nix to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training. The Orioles now have 57 players coming to camp, including 16 non-roster invitees. Nix,..." February 17

  • Jeffrey Maier glove going up for auction

    CBSSports.com "The glove that 12-year-old Jeffrey Maier used to catch Derek Jeter's tying home run for the Yankees against the Orioles in the 1996 ALCS is going on the auction block, the Associated Press reports. An unidentified owner, who bought the glove directly from Maier, is putting the glove up for sale..." February 16

  • J.J. Hardy would have preferred to re-sign with Orioles sooner

    Hardball Talk "The Orioles announced a three-year, $40 million extension with shortstop J.J. Hardy back in October, but if Hardy had his way, he would’ve inked his name a lot sooner. Via MASN’s Steve Melewski: “It kind of went a lot longer than I wanted it to,” Hardy said. “I didn’t think it needed to go..." February 15

  • Davis shifting his strategy at the plate

    Masn "Major League Baseball has officially awarded the 2017 All-Star Game to the Miami Marlins. It's also convinced that the Orioles moved back to St. Louis. That's three straight National League cities, and Washington could make it four in a row in 2018. However, MLB is trying to be "fair" by..." February 15

  • Chris Davis shifting his strategy at the plate

    Masn "Major League Baseball has officially awarded the 2017 All-Star Game to the Miami Marlins. It's also convinced that the Orioles moved back to St. Louis. That's three straight National League cities, and Washington could make it four in a row in 2018. However, MLB is trying to be "fair" by..." February 14

  • Orioles try to replace Cruz, Markakis in outfield

    CSN Baltimore "Two players who combined for 314 games are now gone. Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis left in that same awful week that also took Andrew Miller from the Orioles. Their departures left a huge hole in the outfield. While many think of Cruz as a pure designated hitter, he played 70 of his 159 games..." February 13