Orioles Rumors & News

  • Cubs Claim C.J. Riefenhauser

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Orioles announced today that left-hander C.J. Riefenhauser, who was designated for assignment when they acquired Odrisamer Despaigne from the Padres, has been claimed off waivers by the Cubs. With this move, Riefenhauser will join his fourth organization of the offseason. After starting out..." February 12

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeyman

    Reds believe orioles do have prospects to make a Bruce trade. O's also looking at fowler, alvarez. Likely to add 1 hitter.

  • Report: Orioles like Reds' Jay Bruce

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Baltimore Orioles like Reds outfielder Jay Bruce in addition to a couple of other players, FOXSports.com senior baseball writer and MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal reports via Twitter, though Rosenthal adds that Baltimore might not have the prospects to land Bruce in a deal with..." February 12

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    Joel Sherman @Joelsherman1

    #Orioles wonder if liberated from field as DH, playing in Camden would allow Alvarez to become their Kendrys Morales

  • Dan Duquette addresses possible free agent additions Yovani Gallardo, Dexter Fowler

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette appeared on the Orioles’ hot stove radio show on 105.7 The Fan on Thursday, and addressed a pair of free agents who have popped up as possible late additions to his ballclub — right-hander Yovani Gallardo and outfielder Dexter Fowler. When asked..." February 11

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Orioles making progress on Gallardo.

  • The Orioles want all the leftover free agents

    SB Nation "The Orioles' offseason was in this weird holding pattern for much of the winter, mostly because they were staring at Scott Boras quietly in a room for two months, waiting for him to say that Chris Davis liked their offer. While they were doing that, unsure of what money they would have leftover..." February 11

  • Rob Manfred hopes to rule on MLB domestic violence cases by opening day

    Sporting News "MLB commissioner Rob Manfred hopes to make his rulings by opening day on three pending cases under baseball's new domestic violence policy. Manfred — in a recent Q&A with Harvard Law Today — discussed a wide range of topics, including pace of play, the DH and negotiations on a new collective..." February 11

  • Potential Gallardo deal could open OF market to O's

    MLB.com "If the Orioles do land free-agent starter Yovani Gallardo, with the two sides in serious negotiations on Wednesday, Baltimore may not be done making moves. The O's, who have tried all winter to add an outfielder to go alongside center fielder Adam Jones, would forfeit their No. 14 overall pick..." February 11

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: Fowler possible for #Orioles if they complete Gallardo deal. Would be willing to part with second pick, currently No. 29.

  • Orioles sign ex-Padres reliever Dale Thayer

    Hardball Talk "Right-hander Dale Thayer and the Orioles have agreed to a minor-league contract that includes an invitation to spring training. Thayer had a rough 2015 season for the Padres, posting a 4.06 ERA and spending time in the minors, but he was a solid part of San Diego’s bullpen from 2012-2014 with a..." February 10

  • The Orioles and Yovani Gallardo are “making progress”

    Hardball Talk "Ken Rosenthal reports that the Orioles are “making progress” in talks with free agent right-hander Yovani Gallardo. Gallardo has been on the market so long because he has a first round pick tied to him due to his declining the Rangers’ qualifying offer. The Orioles would have to forfeit the..." February 10

  • Orioles sign Rafael Palmeiro's son, Patrick, to minor league deal

    Baltimore Sun "The Orioles made a small move last week by signing a big-name independent league player, adding Patrick Palmeiro, son of former slugger Rafael Palmeiro, to a minor league contract. Patrick Palmeiro, 26, played in 2015 for the Sugar Land (Texas) Skeeters of the Atlantic League after three..." February 09

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    Chris Cotillo @ChrisCotillo

    Sources: Orioles, 2 other teams in talks for Yovani Gallardo. Rockies not thought to be in the mix.

  • Yovani Gallardo again under consideration for the Orioles

    Masn "Just when it appeared that the Orioles had no interest in surrendering their first pick in the draft, they definitely are reconsidering as right-hander Yovani Gallardo remains on the free agent market. The latest shift in thinking apparently has occurred within the past week. They're checking..." February 07

  • Orioles Avoid Arbitration With Zach Britton

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Orioles have agreed to a $6.75MM salary to avoid arbitration with closer Zach Britton, Jon Heyman reports on Twitter. He was projected by MLBTR to earn $6.9MM, and his ultimate settlement point lands at the precise midpoint between his $7.9MM and the club’s $5.6MM filing numbers. " February 06

  • Orioles rumors: Team still interested in signing Yovani Gallardo

    Camden Chat "It is February 4. Pitchers and catchers report to spring training in less than two weeks. The Orioles interest in free agent starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo has not yet been put to bed at this late date. That's the latest according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, who writes that sources tell him..." February 05

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    Roch Kubatko @masnRoch

    Sources: #orioles have traded minor league pitcher JC Cosme to #padres for a major league pitcher. Not Cashner.

  • Orioles acquire right-hander Odrisamer Despaigne from Padres for minor league pitcher

    Baltimore Sun "The Orioles acquired right-hander Odrisamer Despaigne from the San Diego Padres for minor league pitcher Jean Cosme on Thursday, adding an optionable piece who has started and relieved in the majors over the past two seasons. Executive vice president Dan Duquette said Despaigne, a sinker-ball..." February 04

  • Top 5 statistical milestones to watch in 2016

    ESPN "The upcoming season should be a banner one for milestones, as Ichiro, A-Rod, K-Rod and a quartet of pitchers take aim at some magic hits, home runs, saves and strikeouts. Here's a look at the players who are closest to some historic achievements. Though Ichiro isn't the hitter he once was, he..." February 04

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    Roch Kubatko @masnRoch

    Matusz filed at $4.4 mil and #orioles countered at $3.5 mil. Signs for $3.9 million

  • Orioles have expressed interest in free-agent right-hander Tim Lincecum

    Baltimore Sun "The Orioles are still looking to upgrade their starting rotation, and are “one of several teams” that have expressed interest in free-agent right-hander Tim Lincecum, according to an industry source. The level of the their interest -- beyond inquiring about the health of the two-time National..." February 04

  • Big spenders: MLB teams exceed $4.5 billion in FA signings

    The Score "Major-league clubs spent over $4.5 billion on free agents during a record-setting winter that saw both David Price and Zack Greinke receive history-making contracts. While the usually deep-pocketed Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers were among the big spenders, the Chicago Cubs, Arizona..." February 04

  • Orioles sign left-hander Hideki Okajima to minor league deal

    Baltimore Sun "The Orioles have signed Japanese left-handed reliever Hideki Okajima to a minor league deal, according to an industry source. The deal with Okajima, who turned 40 in December, does not include a major league spring training invitation. He will report to the Orioles’ minor league camp in..." February 04

  • Ranking the 30 best starting pitchers in Major League Baseball for 2016

    CBS Sports "We've made our way through the position player and DH rankings (previous rankings: C | 1B | 2B |SS | 3B | LF | CF | RF | DH), and now it's time to give the starting pitchers their due. As was the case with previous rankings, let's keep these things in mind: 1. We are ranking the players..." February 03

  • Orioles farm system lags far behind AL East rivals for quality, quantity of top prospects

    Camden Chat "The woeful state of the Orioles farm system is made apparent with the release of each league-wide prospect list. Though the tune of people whose paychecks are signed by the Orioles is a positive one, the judgement of independent evaluators is clear. The O's organization is lacking in both players..." February 02

  • Orioles look for a starter

    ESPN "It has been a busy offseason for the Baltimore Orioles, who did a solid job of retaining quality free agents such as Chris Davis, Matt Wieters and Darren O'Day. But did that come at the expense of the rotation? With spring training just a few weeks away, the Orioles are still looking to add a..." February 02

  • Groundhog Deals: Do-overs shadow GMs

    MLB.com "The film "Groundhog Day" is not just a comedy classic, but its premise -- which involves Bill Murray's character living the same day over and over -- has also become a cultural metaphor. So beyond just the thought of a rodent sticking its head out of the ground to provide a long-term weather..." February 02

  • MLB owners take a look at issues involved with tanking

    ESPN "The question of whether some teams are intentionally building bad rosters in order to improve their standing in subsequent drafts -- tanking, to borrow the parlance of the NBA -- was raised at the most recent Major League Baseball owners meetings, according to sources. The January discussion in..." February 02

  • Orioles interested in Andrew Cashner

    MLB Daily Dish "The Orioles have interest in trading for Padres starter Andrew Cashner, according to a report from Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com. San Diego is reportedly willing to trade starting pitching, with Cashner, Tyson Ross and James Shields among the potential names on the block. Baltimore is known to..." February 01

  • Baseball execs can't lose sight of the human element in making decisions

    Fox Sports "I need to get out more. Baseball executives need to get out more, too. On Friday night, I was in Toronto for "Pitch Talks," a speaker series about baseball, serving on a panel with Arden Zwelling and Ben Nicholson-Smith of Rogers SportsNet. Midway through the session, a fan asked a seemingly..." February 01

  • Orioles minor league infielder Ramon Ramirez killed in motorcycle accident

    Hardball Talk "Tragic news out of the Dominican Republic. According to Roch Kubatko of MASN, Orioles minor league infielder Ramon Ramirez was killed Saturday in his native country when a motorcycle being piloted by Ramirez was struck by another vehicle." January 31

  • MLB salaries will near record $4 billion

    Yahoo! Sports "Major League Baseball teams have guaranteed nearly $2.5 billion to free agents this offseason, shattering the previous record by more than half a billion dollars and continuing the distribution of record revenues that could soon approach $10 billion annually industry-wide. An analysis of..." January 29

  • The qualifying offer is screwing up free agency again

    SB Nation "It's Jan. 28, but thanks to the qualifying offer, there are still free agents available who could help a team. And not like, help off the bench, or fill out the back-end of a rotation: there are legitimate starting players who could not only fill a hole but also produce at above-average levels..." January 28

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeyman

    sources: Orioles were a 3rd team in on cespedes Friday. (unsure if there were more). Like nats, O's had 5-yr bid on table.

  • MLB cranks up pace-of-game restrictions for Year 2

    New York Post "Major League Baseball officials and their union counterparts are closing in on agreements for further initiatives to improve the pace of the game, concerning both pitchers and managers, The Post has learned. The sides have been discussing two items in particular to try to make another dent in..." January 27

  • Orioles acquire outfielder Efren Navarro from Angels

    Hardball Talk "Last week the Angels designated outfielder/first baseman Efren Navarro for assignment and now they’ve traded him to the Orioles for cash considerations. Navarro never hit much in four limited stints with the Angels, batting a combined .246 with one homer and a .627 OPS in 280 plate appearances..." January 27

  • All 30 MLB teams' starting rotations, ranked

    USA Today "What follows here will probably prove very, very wrong in spots. Starting pitching, by nature, is a fickle thing: Sometimes great pitchers get hurt or suddenly prove ineffective, sometimes guys emerge as aces seemingly overnight. And there’s enough parity in Major League Baseball in 2016 that it’s..." January 26

  • MLB plans to play first regular-season games in London in 2017

    The Comeback "Major League Baseball is looking to expand its horizons, particularly overseas. Commissioner Rob Manfred told The Associated Press that the league is hoping to play it’s first regular-season games in London in 2017. The move would be congruent with other international moves by the league, such..." January 26

  • MLB commissioner Rob Manfred says likely no DH in NL for “foreseeable future”

    Hardball Talk "Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak created quite a bit of a chatter last weekend when he said that there has been “more momentum” in discussions with other general managers and owners for the designated hitter to come to the National League. That “momentum” might have been overstated. In..." January 26

  • Q&A: MLB commissioner Rob Manfred

    Yahoo! Sports "Monday marks the one-year anniversary of Rob Manfred taking over as commissioner of Major League Baseball. In a Q&A over the weekend with Yahoo Sports, Manfred reflected on the big issues of his first year (Pete Rose and recapturing the youth market), looked at the game’s future (expansion,..." January 25

  • MLB open to expansion, relocation possibilities, Manfred says

    Sporting News "Baseball fans in cities without a major league franchise might still get a team to call their own — just not anytime soon. Commissioner Rob Manfred touched on possible expansion and relocation as part of a wide-ranging Q&A with Yahoo Sports and sounded as if he's keeping an open mind on both..." January 25

  • Orioles fans largely glad to see Chris Davis back, disappointed it took so long

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles fans are glad to see that first baseman Chris Davis will remain in Baltimore long term after the 29-year-old slugger made his club-record seven-year, $161 million deal official Thursday, but there are mixed reactions regarding the events that led to his return. Some were disappointed it..." January 25

  • Duquette: O’s Unlikely To Surrender Draft Pick For Free Agent

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Orioles have been connected to free-agent right-hander Yovani Gallardo for much of the winter, but general manager Dan Duquette said today in an appearance on MLB Network Radio that the team’s preference is to retain its first-round pick — the No. 14 overall selection (links to Twitter). Asked..." January 22

  • O's boy! Chris Davis' club-record $161M deal official

    MLB.com "The Orioles announced the signing of Chris Davis to a club-record seven-year, $161 million contract on Thursday, with plans for an official news conference slated for 7 p.m. ET. Davis, who arrived in Baltimore earlier this week, agreed to terms over the weekend and spent the better portion of..." January 22

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    The #MLB trading deadline has been moved to Aug. 1 instead of July 31, since July 31 is a Sunday

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    Marc Topkin @TBTimes_Rays

    BREAKING: #Rays are close to signing Steve Pearce to a 1-year deal, just pending a physical. Would get DH at-bats, play 1B vs. LHP, some OF

  • The Definitive Case for Universal DH

    Sports On Earth "Arguments for and against the designated hitter in Major League Baseball are as old as the position itself. And by now, those arguments are well established and, frankly, very, very tired. We know one side likes added offense, the other added strategy. We know one side is tired of watching..." January 21

  • Orioles, Astros reportedly interested in Yovani Gallardo

    Sporting News "RUMOR: The Astros and Orioles have entered the race to sign Yovani Gallardo, the top remaining free-agent starting pitcher. REPORTED BY: MLB Network's Jon Heyman DETAILS: Teams have shown varying interest in Gallardo throughout the offseason, but whether they didn't like what they saw or..." January 21

  • What's next for Orioles' rotation?

    MLB.com "While the Orioles crossed a major item off their to-do list over the weekend, in agreeing to terms on a seven-year deal to bring back Chris Davis, the rotation is still a priority. Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette has said all offseason that the club is..." January 20

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