Orioles Rumors & News

  • Ten MLB players not living up to the hype

    Yardbarker "Entering every season, many MLB players are hyped for various reasons. Some are youngsters finally coming up to the show. Others are stars coming off of an injury or a career year. Plenty of MLB players entered 2017 with loads of hype, and more than a few are not living up to it. So, who are..." May 25

  • 10 best young players in baseball

    Larry Brown Sports "The 2017 MLB regular season is nearly two months old and perhaps more than anything else, it’s clear the new crop of talent is among the best we’ve seen in years, if not decades. Young stars line rosters, rookies are the center of attention, and that has created a universal excitement around the..." May 24

  • Michael Bourn opts out of his minor league deal with the Orioles

    Hardball Talk "Outfielder Michael Bourn was traded by the Diamondbacks to the Orioles late last season and hit a solid .283/.358/.435 in 55 plate appearances with them through the end of the season. While that’s not enough to outweigh the miserable season he had in Arizona, it was enough to get the O’s to give..." May 24

  • Orioles recall Jayson Aquino from Triple-A

    Fanrag Sports "The Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday recalled left-handed pitcher Jayson Aquino from Triple-A Norfolk, the team announced. In a corresponding move, right-handed pitcher Stefan Crichton was optioned to the same affiliate. Aquino has started one of the three games he’s appeared in this season. He..." May 23

  • Orioles' Jimenez facing rotation questions after another rough start

    Baltimore Sun "Out of another spring of short starts by right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez has grown the seemingly annual ritual of questioning just how long the Orioles can sustain keeping Jimenez in the team’s starting rotation. Jimenez failed to get a batter out in the fifth inning in Monday night’s ugly 14-7..." May 23

  • Adam Jones: How am I supposed to talk to my son about Fenway incident?

    The Player's Tribune "This is not just about Fenway. This is not just about one drunk guy. This is not just about Major League Baseball. For me, this is about my three-year-old son. He doesn’t know everything that happened a few weeks ago in Boston, but he knows enough. He knows that somebody threw a bag of..." May 19

  • 2017-18 MLB Free Agent Power Rankings

    MLB Trade Rumors "About 24% of the MLB regular season is in the books. The Astros, Yankees, and Nationals currently reign supreme. Familiar names Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, and Chris Sale top the WAR leaderboards. Though we’re only in mid-May, there’s a subset of players who can’t help but look ahead: those..." May 18

  • Davis homers twice in extra innings, lifts O's over Tigers

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Chris Davis got some extra time Tuesday to show off his revived power stroke. He needed to deliver a pair of long balls to finish off a 5-hour, 19-inning marathon. Davis smashed his second homer in as many innings, a two-run shot in the 13th, and the Baltimore Orioles..." May 17

  • Adam Jones donates $20K to Negro Leagues Museum, fires back at Schilling

    CBS Sports "Earlier this month, Orioles center fielder Adam Jones spoke out after being berated by racist taunts at Fenway Park in Boston. He even had a bag of peanuts thrown at him. Other players have since said they hear racist taunts at Fenway as well. Over the weekend, while the Orioles were in Kansas..." May 17

  • Adam Jones discusses racism and not staying quiet: 'You’ve got to speak out'

    Sporting News "Orioles outfielder Adam Jones made headlines at the beginning of May after he said be was the target of racial slurs at Fenway Park. Now Jones feels he can use his negative — and public — experience as a platform to talk about racial inequalities both within and outside the baseball..." May 16

  • Former Oriole, Angel Doug Decinces faces decades in prison following insider trading conviction

    Hardball Talk "Back in 2011 former Orioles and Angels third baseman Doug DeCinces was charged with insider trading arising out of a tip he received regarding the buyout of a medical devices company by Abbott Labs. It was a civil charge at the time, filed by the SEC, which he settled for $2.5 million. The basics..." May 15

  • Hosmer lifts Royals past Orioles

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- On the periphery, Alcides Escobar had little to do with the Kansas City Royals' victory Friday night. Lorenzo Cain scored on Eric Hosmer's eighth-inning double and the Kansas City Royals topped the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 on Friday. Escobar went 0-for-4, dropping his..." May 13

  • Moss HR helps Royals edge Orioles 4-3

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Brandon Moss has homered in back-to-back games, which is what the Kansas City Royals have been hoping to see from their designated hitter. Moss hit the go-ahead home run in the sixth inning and Nathan Karns struck out a career-high 12 in a no-decision as the Royals held..." May 13

  • Orioles outfielder Adam Jones donates $20K to Negro Leagues museum

    SI "Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones donated $20,000 to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Missouri. Jones was the target on racial slurs and had peanuts thrown at him during road game against the Boston Red Sox on May 1. The Orioles are in Kansas City this weekend for a..." May 13

  • Juice the ball. Or don't juice it. Just tell us!

    ESPN "I was at a sabermetric conference in Cambridge last August watching a physics professor, Alan Nathan, give a presentation on the possibility of a juiced ball in major league baseball, when around Slide 16, I found myself in a near-frenzy of intrigue and excitement. Nathan, perhaps the world's..." May 11

  • Trumbo delivers winning hit in 12th as O's top Nats

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- The Washington Nationals walked Chris Davis to bring up another Baltimore Orioles slugger, Mark Trumbo, with the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the 12th inning. Trumbo delivered a walk-off single on the next pitch as the Orioles rallied for their sixth consecutive..." May 10

  • Werth, Wieters help Nats take walk-off win

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Jayson Werth was under the weather earlier Wednesday and wasn't in the Washington Nationals' original lineup. However, Werth convinced manager Dusty Baker he was good enough to play, so he took his regular spot in left field and second in the batting order. That paid off..." May 10

  • Zach Britton Expected To Be Out For 6 to 8 Weeks

    MLB Trade Rumors "Orioles lefty Zach Britton is expected to miss approximately 45 to 60 days of action, as MLB.com’s Britt Ghiroli reports (Twitter links). Britton has already been placed back on the 10-day DL with what the team has described as a forearm strain. Britton, who established himself last year as one..." May 09

  • Britton’s second opinion same as first: Left forearm strain, no elbow damage

    Baltimore Baseball "Zach Britton’s examination in Los Angeles on Monday confirmed what team doctors originally diagnosed last week – a strained muscle in his left forearm and no damage to his elbow ligaments. Britton saw renowned sports medicine specialist Dr. Neal ElAttrache in California on Monday for a second..." May 09

  • Orioles brace for Wieters' 'weird' return to Baltimore

    Masn "Just as the Orioles seemed to be regaining a sense of normalcy in their baseball lives, along comes Matt Wieters to create another storyline. And we said it wouldn’t get weird again. This distraction will be greeted more warmly than the others that preceded it. Wieters is making his first..." May 08

  • Orioles get off to quick start in win over Nationals

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- Orioles manager Buck Showalter said it was important that Baltimore put early pressure on Gio Gonzalez before the Washington Nationals starter got into a rhythm. The Orioles were able to set the early tone by keeping the left-hander on his heels. Joey Rickard, Mark Trumbo..." May 08

  • Pedro: Fan who shouted racist slur at Jones is 'not a true Bostonian'

    SI "Pedro Martinez returned to Fenway Park this past Saturday for a charity event, but the conversation never steered too far from baseball—and, more specifically, from new Red Sox ace Chris Sale. “I can tell you from my own experience that when you get your hometown people accustomed to seeing..." May 08

  • Orioles, Bundy hold off White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- The combination of power and strong starting pitching helped the Baltimore Orioles to a third consecutive victory Saturday night. Trey Mancini and Manny Machado homered, and Dylan Bundy gave Baltimore another solid start as the Orioles scored a 6-5 victory over the Chicago..." May 07

  • Ravens' John Harbaugh: Kevin Gausman pitch was a 'love tap'

    ESPN "Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh has never been a favorite of Boston sports fans, from his playoff run-ins with the New England Patriots to his criticism of the now-illegal formations used by Bill Belichick. So Harbaugh's comments on the heated baseball feud between the Baltimore Orioles..." May 07

  • Tillman makes season debut as Orioles sweep White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Orioles managed to stay near the top of the American League East standings without ace pitcher Chris Tillman in the rotation. The 6-foot-5 right-hander returned Sunday against the Chicago White Sox and showed he is ready to make an impact. Tillman gave up three..." May 07

  • Zach Britton admits he returned too soon from previous forearm strain

    Baltimore Sun "loser Zach Britton said Saturday that he rushed back to the mound against the advice of the Orioles’ medical staff. Now, he is headed to the disabled list and will go to Los Angeles for a second opinion on his sore left forearm. Britton will leave Sunday to see orthopedic specialist Dr. Neal..." May 07

  • Orioles rookie saves bullpen with a relief gem better than any in MLB since 1996

    CBS Sports "Friday night, Orioles manager Buck Showalter faced every manager's second worst nightmare: his starter did not make it out of the first inning. Every manager's worst nightmare is, of course, running out of catchers. That didn't happen though. O's starter Wade Miley was forced to exit..." May 06

  • Wade Miley sustains a left wrist contusion after getting hit by consecutive comebackers

    Hardball Talk "Orioles’ starter Wade Miley made it through just 12 pitches on Friday night after getting struck in the wrist and leg by two batted balls. The first ball, a 103.3 m.p.h. line drive off the bat of the White Sox’ Jose Abreu, ricocheted off of Miley’s left wrist and caused a left wrist..." May 06

  • Rob Manfred explains why he intervened in Red Sox-Orioles feud

    Sportsnaut "The heated series when the Boston Red Sox hosted the Baltimore Orioles this week caused a stir in the baseball world. The drama seemed to unfold when Matt Barnes threw at Manny Machado last month and began to trickle from there. Chris Sale threw behind Machado in a later game (watch here)..." May 06

  • Orioles closer Zach Britton shelved with recurring forearm discomfort

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles closer Zach Britton, just three days removed from returning from the disabled list, again felt discomfort in his left forearm Friday, and was sent by the club for a series of tests to determine the cause of the recurrence. Britton returned from a forearm strain Tuesday and made two..." May 06

  • Orioles pound out 8-3 win over Red Sox

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- It's finally over. After four days of beanings, a racial scandal and a questionable ejection, the heated series between Baltimore and the Boston Red Sox concluded with the Orioles' 8-3 win Thursday night. At last, the nonsense came to an end. "What nonsense?" Orioles..." May 05

  • Ynoa shines in Orioles debut vs. White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter said they always plan for a "what-if" situation regarding the starting pitcher leaving very quickly. Showalter was forced to put that plan into action Friday night, and Gabriel Ynoa helped everything work out. Chris Davis homered and..." May 05

  • MLB won't suspend Chris Sale for throwing behind Manny Machado

    ESPN "Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale will not be suspended by Major League Baseball for throwing behind Baltimore Orioles star Manny Machado, a source told ESPN's Buster Olney. Sale threw a 98 mph fastball at the knees and behind Machado in the first inning of Tuesday night's game at Fenway Park,..." May 05

  • Machado: I bleed for the Orioles, I'm going to die out there

    Masn "The Orioles left the bases loaded in the first inning last night and came up empty after working Red Sox starter Drew Pomeranz for 34 pitches. They had two runners in scoring position in the first inning tonight and again couldn’t put a run on the board. If the lack of clutch hitting wasn’t..." May 05

  • Curt Schilling thinks Adam Jones is lying

    Hardball Talk "In the wake of events which unfolded at Fenway Park this week, there have been a lot of people — some in the media, most just random folks on social media — who refuse to take Adam Jones at his word that someone shouted a racial epithet at him. They demand “evidence” that this occurred, without..." May 04

  • Umpire defends decision to eject Orioles’ Kevin Gausman after hit-by-pitch

    Fox Sports "The Orioles and Red Sox continued their prime-time drama on Wednesday at Fenway Park, with two Baltimore players getting ejected by home plate umpire Sam Holbrook. With both teams having been warned by commissioner Rob Manfred in a conference call before the game because of the recent tension,..." May 04

  • Orioles' Kevin Gausman: Ejection from game was 'pretty bush league'

    ESPN "After what had already been an emotionally charged series between these teams, Orioles starter Kevin Gausman was ejected at Fenway Park early Wednesday after he hit Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts with an off-speed pitch to open the bottom of the second inning. The 77 mph curveball hit..." May 04

  • Umps toss Gausman early in Orioles' 4-2 loss to Red Sox

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Kevin Gausman felt like the Baltimore Orioles had the game stolen from them on Wednesday night. The Orioles' starter was just 19 pitches into his day early in the second inning when he plunked Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts and was ejected by home plate umpire Sam..." May 03

  • Farrell: Manfred put foot down on Red Sox-Orioles fireworks

    WEEI Boston "Don’t expect anymore fireworks from the Red Sox and Orioles any time soon. During his weekly appearance on the Dale, Holley & Keefe Show, Red Sox manager John Farrell said that the commissioner of Major League Baseball, Rob Manfred, has officially stepped in to let his feelings on the feud be..." May 03

  • Sale likely to be disciplined; MLB warns Red Sox, Orioles about their feud

    CBS Sports "In the wake of Chris Sale throwing behind Manny Machado, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred held a conference call with the managers of both teams and warned them not to continue this feud, reports Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Sale is likely to be disciplined in some form, possibly a suspension. Here..." May 03

  • Buck Showalter stands behind Manny Machado’s expletive-filled tirade

    Sportsnaut "Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale threw behind Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado (which you can see here) in the first inning on Tuesday’s game. It was the second time in the young season where Machado was the target of a Red Sox pitch. Following the game, Machado was not happy. He went..." May 03

  • Adam Jones will not 'let up' on calls to MLB for tougher rules against racist behavior, agent says

    ESPN "Adam Jones' agent says the Orioles outfielder will not "let up" on his call for Major League Baseball and its teams to eliminate racially intolerant behavior from fans at stadiums. Jones' agent, Nez Balelo, released a statement to Fox Sports on Wednesday, two days after Jones heard racial..." May 03

  • Not All Red Sox Fans Participated in the Standing Ovation For Adam Jones

    The Big Lead "Adam Jones got a standing ovation at Fenway Park on Tuesday night. Just spend 30 seconds on the Internet this morning and you’ll see a headline about it. There are over 51,000 Google News results for “Adam Jones Boston standing ovation,” including one from this very site. No one will be asking..." May 03

  • Chris Sale 'not losing sleep' over beef with Manny Machado

    CBS Sports "Tuesday night was an a very eventful night at Fenway Park. The Red Sox and Orioles played the second game of their four-game series, which the Red Sox won 5-2 (box score) behind staff ace Chris Sale. The game featured a standing ovation for Adam Jones and a triple play , among other things. In..." May 03

  • Machado unloads on Red Sox after Sale throws behind him

    ESPN "This time, the pitch went nowhere close to Manny Machado's head. But that didn't stop Machado from losing his mind. In the latest chapter of the beanball drama between the Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles, Boston ace Chris Sale threw a 98 mph fastball at the knees and behind Machado in the..." May 03

  • Bundy pitches Orioles past Red Sox

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Take away one botched fly ball in short left field, and the Baltimore Orioles played a perfect baseball game on a chilly night at Fenway Park on Monday. And they even may have gotten what could be the payback for Matt Barnes almost hitting Manny Machado in the head 10 nights..." May 02

  • Ramirez, Red Sox support Sale in victory

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Red Sox great Pedro Martinez took to Twitter late Tuesday night to tip his cap to current Boston ace Chris Sale. "Chris Sale is surpassing everything I've done," the Hall of Famer tweeted after Sale's sixth straight strong start led the Red Sox to a 5-2 victory over the Baltimore..." May 02

  • Major League Baseball issues a statement on the Adam Jones-Boston incident

    Hardball Talk "Commissioner Rob Manfred, Jr. issued the following statement a few minutes ago regarding the incident in Boston last night in which a fan, or perhaps a few fans, hurled racial slurs at Adam Jones: “The racist words and actions directed at Adam Jones at Fenway Park last night are completely..." May 02

  • Albert Breer Wants Proof That Adam Jones Was Recipient of a Racial Slur at Fenway Park

    The Big Lead "Adam Jones said that he was “called the N-word a handful of times” at last night’s game at Fenway Park against the Boston Red Sox. He also said a fan threw a bag of peanuts at him, and that he heard that about 60 people were ejected from the game last night. The Baltimore centerfielder, who was..." May 02

  • Boston mayor says person who taunted Orioles' Adam Jones isn't a fan: 'Nothing but a racist'

    Sporting News "Boston mayor Marty Walsh had some strong comments for the person at Fenway who taunted Orioles outfielder Adam Jones. "Something like this doesn’t belong in sports," Walsh said, via CBS Boston. "I wish we could find out who these people were or who this person was that says this. If they claim..." May 02

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