Orioles Rumors & News

  • J.J. Hardy out at least 4-6 weeks with broken wrist

    ESPN "Baltimore Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy has been diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture in his right wrist and told reporters it will be 4-6 weeks before he can resume baseball activity. Hardy suffered the injury when he was hit by a pitch in Sunday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals. " June 19

  • O's closer Zach Britton to begin rehab assignment Monday

    ESPN "Baltimore Orioles closer Zach Britton will begin a rehab assignment on Monday. "Feeling good," said Britton, who's been on the disabled list since May 6 with a left forearm strain. "I think I'm over the injury right now. It's hard to say a hundred percent until you've thrown in a game, but I..." June 17

  • Orioles' Davis could be out until All-Star break with oblique injury

    MLB.com "A day after seeing star third baseman Manny Machado return to the lineup, the Orioles were dealt another blow to the middle of their order. First baseman Chris Davis went on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday with a Grade 1 right oblique strain. The Orioles recalled first baseman David..." June 17

  • Orioles Place Chris Davis On 10-Day DL

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Orioles have placed first baseman Chris Davis on the 10-day DL, per a team announcement. He has been diagnosed with a right oblique strain. In a corresponding move, the club has selected the contract of David Washington. Rule 5 pick Anthony Santander was placed on the 60-day DL to create..." June 14

  • Baseball is experiencing a home run spike because the balls are juiced

    Hardball Talk "The home run rate in Major League Baseball spiked dramatically in the second half of the 2015 season and has remained on an upward trajectory every since. As a result, we are on pace to shatter the all-time single season home run record in 2017 by over 300 homers. Many people have asked why the..." June 14

  • Orioles Designate Francisco Pena For Assignment

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Orioles have announced they’ve reinstated catcher Welington Castillo from the 10-day disabled list. To clear space for him on the active roster, they’ve designated fellow catcher Francisco Pena for assignment. Castillo had missed the last ten days with a groin injury, and Pena had served as..." June 11

  • Mike Rizzo to Orioles on rainout gripes: ‘Quit whining’

    Washington Post "The Orioles and Nationals don’t play again this season, and while the schedule forever will show that Baltimore won the two games at Camden Yards and Washington took the two games at Nationals Park – a clean split – there is a tiny little backdrop that’s worth boxing up and unpacking when they..." June 10

  • Orioles' Manny Machado leaves game with gash after taking spike to left hand; X-rays negative

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles third baseman Manny Machado, who left Wednesday night’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates with what the club called left wrist soreness, actually received a gash on the top of his left hand when he was hit by Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen’s spike on his second-inning steal of..." June 08

  • Joe Maddon’s shifts are causing fantasy baseball controversy

    New York Post "Winning a fantasy baseball championship requires a tremendous amount of work. In addition to the countless hours you spend scouting players and doing research for your draft, the in-season management it takes to keep your roster competitive requires your constant attention. You are required to..." June 07

  • Orioles to add veteran right-hander Edwin Jackson to major league roster today, source says

    Baltimore Sun "The Orioles will add veteran right-hander Edwin Jackson to their major league roster today, according to an industry source. Jackson, 33, was signed to a minor league contract April 5 and has been pitching for Triple-A Norfolk since early May. He has a 3.10 ERA over 12 appearances spanning 20..." June 07

  • Orioles acquire Ruben Tejada from the Yankees

    Hardball Talk "The Yankees announced on Sunday that the club traded infielder Ruben Tejada to the Orioles in exchange for cash considerations. Tejada, 27, was with the Yankees on a minor league deal. At Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, he hit .269/.345/.462 with six home runs and 21 RBI in 148 plate..." June 05

  • Orioles have reason to worry as Manny Machado's slump is only getting worse

    CBS Sports "Wednesday night at Camden Yards, the Orioles finished off a series win over the Yankees (BAL 10, NYY 4) despite getting no offensive help from Manny Machado. Machado went 0 for 14 with eight strikeouts in the three-game series, including an 0 for 5 with four strikeouts Tuesday night. He's gone 7..." June 01

  • Close races abound in AL All-Star voting

    MLB.com "The All-Stars are beginning to be aligned. On Tuesday, fans were treated to the first Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot updates for the National League for the 88th All-Star Game presented by MasterCard, set for Marlins Park in Miami on July 11. And on Wednesday, the opening American League..." May 31

  • Chris Davis weighs in on hitting issues after 1-for-12 series

    ESPN "Chris Davis' struggles at the plate continued over the weekend as the Baltimore Orioles were swept by the Houston Astros, and the first baseman says he is having trouble with his feel at the plate. "I'm just not picking up the ball, and that's going to make hitting pretty tough," Davis told..." May 29

  • Nolan Reimold retires

    Hardball Talk "Former Orioles outfielder Nolan Reimold has retired, Michael Pfaff — president of the Long Island Ducks — announced on Twitter on Sunday. Reimold, 33, was hitting .238/.359/.397 in 78 plate appearances with the Ducks. He was coming off of a disappointing 2016 campaign as a reserve outfielder..." May 29

  • 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

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