Orioles Rumors & News

  • Highlighting the major issues that could hang over the next labor deal

    ESPN "Here's something you can be thankful for as you chomp on your turkey and stuffing: Since the last baseball work stoppage -- and that's now 20 years ago, if you're scoring at home -- the three other major North American sports have had six of them. So how 'bout that. Baseball. The sports world's..." November 26

  • Orioles have expressed interest in right-hander Yovani Gallardo

    Baltimore Sun "Dan Duquette has made it clear that upgrading the Orioles’ starting rotation is one of his top priorities this offseason. But the club’s executive vice president of baseball operations has also said the Orioles likely won’t be in the running for one of the free-agent market pitching gems, but..." November 25

  • Report: MLB in serious talks about hosting games in London

    The Outside Corner "Major League Baseball could soon vacation to London, according to Fox Sports’ Jon Paul Morosi. Morosi reported Wednesday morning that MLB “is making progress” in discussion with London officials about bringing games to the UK as early as 2017. The talks were first reported last weekend by The..." November 25

  • Orioles sign eight to minor league contracts

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "With their 40-man roster full, the Orioles signed eight players to minor league contracts with invitations to spring training. One of them, left-handed pitcher Cesar Cabral, pitched for the Orioles last year, and had two scoreless outings. Another, infielder Steve Tolleson, played 29 games..." November 24

  • Former MVP Tejada enjoys managing debut

    MLB.com "Miguel Tejada, a former American League MVP and a 16-year MLB veteran, is taking a liking to managing. The 41-year-old made his debut as a manager this weekend, and he directed Aguilas Cibaenas to the first Serie de las Americas championship on Sunday at Marlins Park. Tejada, a longtime winter..." November 24

  • Clevenger looks like he has a place on 2016 Orioles

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Is 2016 going to be the year for “The Pride of Pigtown?” Steve Clevenger hopes so. The Orioles have a soft spot for players from Baltimore, and Clevenger fits that. In 2015, Clevenger impressed many skeptics in the organization with his work ethic, and now he’s looked upon as a part of next..." November 23

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    Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

    Orioles owner Peter Angelos personally involved in the team's effort to re-sign Chris Davis -- which must happen for O's to have a chance.

  • Look for second-tier pitcher to sign before Price, Greinke

    Fox Sports "Monday, multiple team executives in search of pitching told me they expect at least one second- or third-tier free-agent starter — think Wei-Yin Chen, Yovani Gallardo, Mike Leake or Jeff Samardzija — to sign before David Price or Zack Greinke agree to their market-setting deals. The thinking..." November 23

  • Could the Orioles bring back Hoes?

    Masn "I wrote last month that the Orioles would have interest in bringing back outfielder L.J. Hoes if the Astros made him available. Well, the Astros designated Hoes for assignment on Friday to clear a spot on their 40-man roster. To update my earlier post, the Orioles still have interest in Hoes..." November 22

  • Darren O'Day market: Nats, Braves, Dodgers among teams in mix

    CBS Sports "Reliever Darren O'Day, who could be one of the first big free agents to sign, has drawn big interest from the Nationals, Braves and Dodgers, and while other teams are in the mix, this could shape up as a three-team competition featuring interesting connections. O'Day's family lives in the..." November 22

  • Orioles sign South Korean first baseman Ji-Man Choi to minor league deal

    Baltimore Sun "The Orioles have signed South Korean first baseman Ji-Man Choi to a minor league deal with an invitation to big league spring training, according to an online report out of South Korea. According to a report from Ilgan Sports, the Orioles signed Choi – who spent the past five years in the..." November 22

  • Orioles and Reds have talked Jay Bruce trade

    Hardball Talk "With Chris Davis expected to land a huge contract in free agency, the Orioles continue to look at possible replacements for their lineup. According to FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi, the club has had trade talks with the Reds for outfielder Jay Bruce. However, there’s “no momentum” toward a deal at the..." November 21

  • MLB moving toward a “Chase Utley Rule” for slides into second

    Hardball Talk "Ken Davidoff of the New York Post reports from the Owners’ Meetings in Dallas that “momentum continues to build toward” a rule change that he correctly notes will likely be referred to as “The Chase Utley Rule.” Specifically, a change in the rules which would be aimed at eliminating the sorts..." November 20

  • Report: Giants have “serious interest” in Chris Davis

    Baseball Essential "Armed with a lot of money to spend, it looks like the San Francisco Giants will use a lot of it this offseason. Even after spending $75 million on a contract extension for Brandon Crawford (story here), the Giants have their eyes on a big prize, one that will likely cost much more than..." November 20

  • Orioles have held trade discussions with Pirates for Neil Walker

    Baltimore Sun "The Orioles have been engaged in trade talks this offseason with the Pittsburgh Pirates regarding second baseman Neil Walker, according to an industry source. Talks between the clubs were described as “off and on,” but the Orioles have discussed Walker as recently as last week during the..." November 19

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: O’Day asking for four-year deal in $28M to $36M range. Most accomplished reliever on open market.

  • MLB minimum salary set to remain $507,500 in 2016

    True Blue L.A. "The major league minimum salary will remain at $507,500 in 2016, the same as in 2015, because of the Consumer Price Index released on Tuesday morning. Major League Baseball has not yet made the announcement. Next year is the final year of the collective bargaining agreement, which covers the..." November 18

  • Orioles targeting second-tier starters

    MLB.com "If the Orioles have enough payroll flexibility to re-sign Chris Davis and add a top-of-the-rotation starter, as executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette said over the weekend, who might be in play? Duquette told MLB Network Radio the O's priority is filling out a rotation by..." November 17

  • Royals Could Replace Gordon With Parra

    Real GM Baseball "If Alex Gordon leaves in free agency, the Kansas City Royals view Gerardo Parra as a potential replacement. " November 16

  • Duquette: O's seeking 'top-of-the-rotation starter'

    MLB.com "Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette said Sunday on MLB Network Radio's "The Front Office" that the team would be active in the free-agent market for starting pitchers and outfielders. "We would like to sign a top-of-the-rotation starter," said Duquette. "And..." November 16

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    Jim Bowden @JimBowden_ESPN

    Orioles GM Dan Duquette just told us that they have the resources to spend and that includes both Chris Davis... https://t.co/Bamizqk8Ty

  • Orioles may try for Korean outfielder Ah-seop Son

    Baltimore Sun "The Orioles were one of several teams that lost out on the negotiating rights to first baseman Byung-ho Park, but another player from South Korea who will be posted in the upcoming days might be a better fit. Outfielder Ah-seop Son is expected to be posted by his Korean Baseball Organization..." November 15

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    Eduardo A. Encina @EddieInTheYard

    After saying #Orioles will still make play for Davis, Duq said today "was the shortest & quickest negotiation I’ve ever had with [Boras]."

  • Deadline day: 3 of 20 free agents accept $15.8 million qualifying offer

    Hardball Talk "This year a record 20 free agents received a qualifying offer valued at $15.8 million for one season and 16 of them declined it, hitting the open market. Astros outfielder Colby Rasmus, Orioles catcher Matt Wieters, and Dodgers left-hander Brett Anderson accepted the one-year, $15.8 million..." November 14

  • The Cubs And Wei-Yin Chen, Free Agent

    Bleed Cubbie Blue "Wei-Yin Chen is a lefthander from Taiwan who has pitched the last four years for the Baltimore Orioles. In 2015, he made 31 starts (same as in 2014), went 11-8 (after a 16-win 2014) and had career bests in ERA (3.34) and WHIP (1.218). All of that produced 3.8 bWAR, which was ninth in the..." November 13

  • Matt Wieters accepts qualifying offer from Orioles

    MLB Daily Dish "Yesterday, Colby Ramsus became the first player to ever accept a qualifying offer, but he now has company as Matt Wieters has joined the club. Wieters was the top free agent catcher available on the market, however after a down season, his value had undoubtedly taken a hit. He was a league..." November 13

  • Korean left fielder Hyun-soo Kim plans on signing with MLB team

    Yahoo! Sports "Hyun-soo Kim, one of the most consistent hitters in Korea for the past decade, plans on signing with a major league team this offseason and continuing the influx of top Korean players into the big leagues, sources told Yahoo Sports. Kim, a 27-year-old left fielder, is an international free..." November 13

  • MLB assessing legality of daily fantasy sites

    Houston Chronicle "New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s declaration Tuesday that daily fantasy sports constitute illegal gambling in that state is being monitored by Major League Baseball, the league’s top lawyer said Wednesday at the general managers’ meetings. DraftKings and FanDuel — the former is..." November 12

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    Rich Dubroff @RichDubroffCSN

    Duquette on Bundy: "He had a muscle strain in his right forearm, and we’re hopeful that he’ll just rehab and be ready for the springtime."

  • Orioles have shown interest in Saltalamacchia

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Matt Wieters may be leaving the Orioles. Dan Duquette says the Orioles need a catcher, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia needs a team. The Orioles are one of several teams that have reached out to Saltalamacchia, according to an industry source, and should Wieters decline the $15.8 million qualifying..." November 11

  • Defensive standouts nab Gold Glove Awards

    MLB.com "The 18 winners of the 2015 Rawlings Gold Glove Awards were announced on Tuesday night, and the Platinum Glove winners for the best overall defensive player in each league will be unveiled on Friday following a fan vote. Only MLB managers and coaches can vote, and they can't vote for their own..." November 11

  • Superstars among finalists for BBWAA honors

    MLB.com "Finalists for each of the four Baseball Writers' Association of America awards were unveiled during an hour-long MLB Network special on Tuesday night. Each league's winner of the Most Valuable Player Award, the Cy Young Award, the Rookie of the Year Award and the Manager of the Year Award will..." November 11

  • 2015 BBWAA Awards finalists announced on MLB Network

    MLB.com "The Baseball Writers Association of America is revealing the top three finalists for American League and National League Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year, Cy Young, and Most Valuable Player during a one-hour special starting at 6:00 p.m. ET on MLB Network. We’ll post the names here as they..." November 10

  • Report: Cubs, Orioles, Astros showing early interest in Alex Gordon

    The Score "Alex Gordon is the best defensive outfielder on the free-agent market, and three teams are indicating early interest in the four-time Gold Glover. The Chicago Cubs, Baltimore Orioles, and Houston Astros are all vying for Gordon's services, according to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick. Gordon has been..." November 10

  • MLB considering rule change to prevent takeout slides

    Larry Brown Sports "Major League Baseball is considering a rule change that would force runners to slide directly into second base, ostensibly eliminating takeout slides. While there are still hurdles, namely union approval, the proposal has apparently been discussed, according to FOX Sports’s Jon Morosi. The..." November 10

  • Donaldson takes top prize from peers at Players Choice Awards

    The Score "Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson continues to collect the accolades coming off the best season of his five-year career. After being named the American League Hank Aaron Award winner last month, Donaldson was named the 2015 Player of the Year at the Players Choice Awards on Monday..." November 10

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    Eduardo A. Encina @EddieInTheYard

    Dylan Bundy was slated to make his third fall league appearance today, but he isn't expected to pitch because of elbow stiffness. #Orioles

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    Japanese 3B-2B Nobu Matsuda, 32, has declared for free agency with hopes of MLB deal. Hit 35 HR for softbank.

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    Dan Connolly @danconnollysun

    Source: Orioles made play for Korean 1B Byung-Ho Park but were outbid. Hasn't been announced yet which team won rights to negotiate w Park

  • Orioles make qualifying offers to Wei-Yin Chen, Chris Davis and Matt Wieters

    Baltimore Sun "The Orioles made qualifying offers to free agents Wei-Yin Chen, Chris Davis and Matt Wieters, ensuring the club will receive compensatory draft picks if they sign elsewhere. Chen and Davis were certain to receive qualifying offers, but there was some uncertainty as to whether the Orioles would..." November 07

  • Jarrod Saltalamacchia May Be Headed To Camden Yards

    Fenway Nation "Multiple reports suggest that former Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia may be headed to Baltimore as the Orioles' new backstop. It's widely assumed that incumbent Matt Wieters will turn down the Birds' qualifying offer, leaving a big hole in the lineup for The Boys Of Dan Duquette. " November 06

  • Judge sides with Orioles in television-rights dispute with Nationals

    Sporting News "A New York Supreme Court judge has ruled in favor of the Orioles in their ongoing dispute with the Nationals over regional television rights, which could save the O's owner $20 million. In a decision released Wednesday, Justice Lawrence K. Marks tossed out a June 2014 MLB arbitration ruling..." November 05

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    #Orioles likely to extend qualifying offers to Chris Davis, Wei-Yin Chen, and Matt Wieters, source confirms. @FOXSports

  • MLB free agents 2015: Predicting top targets for each American League team

    Sporting News "Like a phoenix rising from its ashes, the end of one major league season sparks the life of the next. Baseball, like any sport, is predicated on its players. Each team comes with a rabid fan base anxiously awaiting what moves will be made during the offseason. This year, there are plenty of..." November 04

  • Orioles leaning toward making catcher Matt Wieters a qualifying offer by end of the week

    Baltimore Sun "The Orioles will make qualifying offers to first baseman Chris Davis and left-handed starter Wei-Yin Chen by the end of the week, but the decision on whether to make the same offer to catcher Matt Wieters has been one of the club’s toughest early in the offseason. The team has until Friday at..." November 04

  • Orioles expected to give a qualifying offer to Matt Wieters

    Hardball Talk "The season just ended, but it’s already time to think about qualifying offers for impending free agents. For those unfamiliar, teams must give qualifying offers to their free agents if they want to receive draft pick compensation. The player has the ability to accept the qualifying offer (which..." November 03

  • 2015-16 MLB Offseason: 10 trade and free agent predictions

    CBS Sports "The 2015-16 offseason is officially upon us. The Royals clinched the 2015 World Series title with their win over the Mets Sunday night, and, at 9am ET Monday morning, a total of 139 players became free agents. Here's the list. As always, the 2015-16 offseason promises to be action packed, with..." November 03

  • Count on a busy time for free agents and a whole lot more this offseason

    ESPN "One of the great misnomers in baseball is the offseason -- because there is no such thing. The fall and winter will bring signings and trades and rule changes, with barely a pause for Christmas. The baseball season ended late this year, which means slightly less time to get everything done. But..." November 03

  • MLB free agent class highlighted by David Price, Johnny Cueto and Jordan Zimmermann

    SB Nation "The World Series is over and Major League Baseball officially shifts into the hot stove season on Monday, beginning with dozens of players hitting free agency the morning after the World Series ends. It's a loaded free agent class highlighted by ace starting pitchers and a few impact position..." November 02

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    Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

    Orioles intend to extend a qualifying offer to Matt Wieters, not surprisingly. He'll be a one-of-a-kind item in a limited catching market.