Orioles Rumors & News

  • Theo Epstein on Manny Machado trade talk: ‘Spasm of media frenzy’

    Sportsnaut "Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein on Thursday threw cold water on the blazing Manny Machado trade rumors, referring to the rampant speculation as nothing more than a ‘spasm of media frenzy.” “I can say with regards to this particular spasm of media frenzy, it is..." May 24

  • Orioles “have begun fielding calls of interest” on Manny Machado

    Hardball Talk "Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports Thursday that the Orioles “are said to have begun fielding calls of interest” on superstar Manny Machado and “are close to the point of seriously weighing whether to trade him.” You’d think it would be a no-brainer for..." May 24

  • Report: Nike Steals 2020 MLB Uniform Contract From Under Armour

    12 Up "The Nike swoosh is coming to Major League Baseball. All it took was another company's financial ruin to get there. ​Back in 2016, Major League Baseball announced that ​Under Armour was going to be the official on-field uniform provider for all 30 teams come the..." May 24

  • Chris Davis ‘disappointed’ at Orioles legend’s criticisms of him

    Baltimore Sun "In a stern rebuke laying out what his own Hall of Fame eyes tell him, Orioles broadcaster Jim Palmer used his platform on the team's postgame show after Wednesday's loss to the Chicago White Sox to lay out the issues he sees with slumping slugger Chris Davis. Palmer questioned..." May 24

  • MLB Releases Study On Home Run Rate

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball has released a scientific study that was designed to examine “possible causes of the surge in home run rate in Major League Baseball in the past several years,” as its abstract puts it. The study itself is available at this link. Per the report,..." May 24

  • At what price, Manny Machado? Sorry, Phillies. It's infinity and beyond!

    Philly.com "Back in the olden days, when people used to do things like ring doorbells and read magazines, there was a magazine company that was known for ringing people’s doorbells and giving them a million bucks. I’m not really sure of the particulars, not because I forget them, but because..." May 23

  • Chris Davis' $161M Megadeal Has Spiraled into MLB's Worst Contract Bust

    Bleacher Report "It's unfair to pin the Baltimore Orioles' demise entirely on Chris Davis. He hasn't pitched since 2012, after all, so he has nothing to do with the 5.02 ERA at the heart of their 15-32 record. But when a team signs a guy to a seven-year, $161 million contract, it..." May 23

  • Manny Machado swarmed by reporters amid rampant trade rumors

    Sportsnaut "Even before Baltimore Orioles shortstop Manny Machado arrived at Guaranteed Rate Field, he knew what to expect. With both the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Cubs mentioned as fits for this summer’s most desirable trade candidate, he was surrounded by media members covering both..." May 22

  • Do the White Sox really think Manny Machado would want to play for a team like theirs?

    Chicago Tribune "You know what’s worse than the White Sox not getting any better? The Sox not getting any smarter, that’s what. Bad and stupid is no way to go through the American League, even the AL Central. But bad and stupid were on display..." May 22

  • Zach Britton (Achilles) will start rehab assignment by end of May

    Number Fire "The Baltimore Orioles say the plan is for pitcher Zach Britton (Achilles) to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Norfolk on May 30. WHAT IT MEANS: Britton has been throwing off a mound for about a month now, so it's good news that he has a rehab date set. Coming off..." May 22

  • Machado not distracted by trade talks: 'I go out there and play'

    The Score "Manny Machado's days as a member of the Baltimore Orioles could soon be over. Trade talks surfaced during the offseason, and have only ramped up as the Orioles have scuffled through the season's opening two months. Even though speculation has become more rampant in recent..." May 21

  • Orioles Star Manny Machado Is Cubs' 'Main Target' at Deadline

    Bleacher Report "The Chicago Cubs are reportedly targeting Baltimore Orioles shortstop Manny Machado in trade discussions. According to Jon Heyman of FRS Baseball, Machado is "the Cubs' main target" before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline...." May 18

  • Buck Showalter Interrupted Xander Bogaerts’ Home Run Trot To Pull Pitcher

    NESN "Buck Showalter apparently is very concerned about Major League Baseball’s pace of play issue. The Orioles already trailed the Red Sox by three runs in the fifth inning Thursday night when Boston shortstop Xander Bogaerts launched a three-run bomb off Baltimore..." May 18

  • Cubs making Machado main trade deadline target

    Fanrag Sports "The Chicago Cubs will take a look at acquiring superstar shortstop Manny Machado, sources say. Machado was speculated by FRS Sports a few weeks back as a likely candidate for the Cubs, with Addison Russell seen as part of a possible package for the Orioles, and word now is that he is the..." May 17

  • Phillies need to pursue Manny Machado right now

    Philly.com "Sometimes the stars align just right and the thing you need the most is the thing that is most available. This is one of those times for the Phillies, and they must seize the moment. Now, not next winter, is the time to pursue Baltimore superstar Manny Machado. Yes, the price is going..." May 17

  • Report: Adam Jones buying house in Baltimore not a hint at free agency plans

    Larry Brown Sports "The Orioles could wind up losing two of their best players in free agency this summer, but one of them just bought a very expensive home in Baltimore. That has to be a positive sign, right? Apparently not. Cal Ripken Jr. recently sold his 25-acre estate in Reisterstown, Md.,..." May 17

  • Manny Machado, soon-to-be free agent, has an 'awesome' bond to Phillies

    Larry Brown Sports "Manny Machado first met Joe Jordan when he was a teenage phenom. Machado was one of the country’s premier amateur players and Jordan was the scouting director for a team with one of the top picks in the MLB draft. “He was the guy that was on me for a while,” Machado..." May 17

  • Zach Britton takes another step toward return

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles closer Zach Britton threw his first live batting practice session at Camden Yards before Tuesday night’s game, taking another significant step toward his return from a ruptured Achilles tendon that’s kept him sidelined all season. In front of a crowd..." May 16

  • Alex Presley To Trigger Opt-Out Clause With Orioles

    MLB Trade Rumors "Veteran outfielder Alex Presley, currently in Triple-A with the Orioles, intends to exercise the May 15 out clause on his minor league contract, MLBTR has learned (Twitter link). The clause will give..." May 16

  • Orioles Outright Renato Nunez

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Orioles announced that they have outrighted Renato Nunez to Triple-A after he cleared waivers. The Baltimore organization had just claimed Nunez itself. With the series of moves, the O’s will gain control over Nunez without occupying a 40-man roster..." May 15

  • Orioles Grant Michael Saunders His Release

    MLB Trade Rumors "Veteran outfielder Michael Saunders has asked for and been granted his release by the Orioles, per David Hall of the Virginian Pilot (Twitter link). Saunders had an opt-out clause in his deal, Hall..." May 15

  • Phillies manager Gabe Kapler lauds Manny Machado

    Sporting News "  The Phillies have put together a solid start to the 2018 season, currently sitting second in the loaded National League East. The Phillies have put together a solid start to the 2018 season, currently sitting second in the loaded National League..." May 15

  • Machado Blockbuster Won't Solve Cubs' Biggest Problem

    Bleacher Report "To state the painfully obvious, Manny Machado would make any MLB team instantly and exponentially better. Entering play Sunday, Machado was hitting .342 with a 1.084 OPS for the Baltimore Orioles. He's a three-time All-Star and three-time top-10 American..." May 15

  • Manny Machado deal would be costly for Cubs — but worth the price for a superstar

    Chicago Tribune "By hitting two home runs — including a grand slam — and achieving a personal milestone Friday, the player who quietly loomed large over the City Series thrust himself into every baseball conversation in town. Manny Machado, that is. Machado matched Cubs catcher Willson Contreras with a..." May 14

  • Orioles Claim Renato Nunez From Rangers

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Orioles have claimed infielder/outfielder Renato Nunez off waivers from the Rangers, Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com tweets. In a corresponding move, Baltimore transferred infielder Tim Beckham to the 60-day DL. Nunez lost his spot with the Rangers when they designated him on Friday. The..." May 13

  • David Hess steps up to the plate for Orioles

    Yardbarker "After placing Chris Tillman on the DL earlier today, the Orioles have announced that they’ll promote David Hess to take the open spot in the rotation, as Jon Meoli of the Baltimore Sun was among those to report on Twitter. The 24-year-old righty entered the year as a notable, if not particularly..." May 12

  • Orioles Place Chris Tillman On 10-Day DL

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Orioles have announced that starter Chris Tillman is going on the 10-day DL with what the club is calling a lower back strain. He’ll be replaced on the active roster by right-handed reliever Jimmy Yacabonis. There had been no prior indication that Tillman was dealing with a back issue,..." May 11

  • Report: MLBPA rejected league's proposal to change All-Star Game voting

    The Score "A proposal from Major League Baseball that would have changed the voting process for this year's All-Star Game was rejected by the MLB Players Association last month, sources told Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Currently, fans vote for the starting position players in both the American and..." May 11

  • At 53, Rafael Palmeiro says he's joining professional independent league team in Texas

    USA Today "Rafael Palmeiro says he is returning to professional baseball at the age of 53. The longtime Texas Ranger and Baltimore Oriole told The Dallas Morning News on Tuesday that he has agreed to play for the Cleburne Railroaders, a team in the American Association of Independent Professional..." May 09

  • Orioles' Dylan Bundy first in modern MLB history to give up 4 HRs and record no outs

    ESPN "Baltimore Orioles starter Dylan Bundy had a historic Tuesday night -- but not one he'll want to remember. Bundy became the first pitcher in modern MLB history to give up four home runs without recording an out, according to Elias Sports Bureau research. In the first inning against the Royals..." May 09

  • Cubs plan to make offer to O's for Machado

    Chicago Sun-Times "Maybe the fix the Cubs need for their struggling lineup is as simple as these two words: Manny Machado. A lot of dominoes would need to fall in the right directions for the Orioles’ superstar shortstop to wind up with the Cubs before the trade deadline. But after checking in on his..." May 08

  • Orioles are staring at a rebuild and Dan Duquette is wrong for the job

    The Score "Caleb Joseph refused to mince words following the Orioles' 2-1 loss to the Oakland Athletics on Sunday, their sixth straight defeat and another shot of gasoline on the dumpster fire that has been Baltimore's season. "Tough times here," Joseph told Jon Meoli of the Baltimore Sun. "But nobody is..." May 08

  • The Orioles Need A Complete Overhaul

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Baltimore Orioles are not good. That’s hardly a bold proclamation or a nuanced piece of analysis, but it’s a fact — likely an understated one. The Orioles’ -72 run differential is the worst in Major League Baseball this season. The team has, somehow, scored the second-fewest runs in MLB this..." May 08

  • Those ‘purist’ arguments against the DH are dead

    New York Post "Jacob deGrom hyper-extended his elbow swinging a bat, but I promise I am not overreacting to the Mets ace landing on the DL to stump for the introduction of the DH to the National League. This is not about a singular event, as troubling as it may be for the Mets. This is about how the game..." May 07

  • MLB Rumors: Orioles' Manny Machado to the Mets?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Now this is a fun rumor. The Mets, falling off after a ridiculous 11-1 start, need a jolt. Could Baltimore Orioles superstar Manny Machado be the answer? ESPN's Dave Schoenfield thinks so, with Mets shortstop Amed Rosario as the bait to bring the impending free agent to Queens this..." May 07

  • Baltimore Orioles on pace for worst season ever

    Larry Brown Sports "This could be a historically bad season for the Baltimore Orioles. In 1988, the Orioles endured their worst season as a franchise. They started 0-21 and finished the season 54-107, setting a team record for losses. 30 years later, the Orioles could be on the way to an even worse..." May 07

  • Here are the teams that make the most sense for Matt Harvey after he was let go by the Mets

    CBS Sports "The Mets on Friday designated for assignment embattled right-hander Matt Harvey after he refused assignment to the minors. While Harvey was fully within his rights to refuse said assignment, it did in essence mean the end of his Mets career. The 29-year-old will not go through waivers and..." May 05

  • The rise of the C-Flap

    Hardball Talk "One of the most notable things of the 2018 season has been the C-flaps on the batting helmets. Those little extensions from the ear flap that cover a hitter’s jaw. Players have worn them for some time, but it seems like this year ten times more guys have them. It’s getting to the point where I..." May 04

  • MLB Rumors: Dodgers stealing Manny Machado from Yankees, Phillies?

    Newark Star-Ledger "The first monkey wrench in the upcoming Major League Baseball trade market could be on the way. With Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager out for the season with an elbow injury that will require Tommy John surgery, the defending National League champions could look to the trade market to..." May 02

  • Machado wants to test free agency even if Orioles trade him

    The Score "Rumors that the Baltimore Orioles are on the verge of trading superstar shortstop Manny Machado have circulated since the offseason, and are making headlines yet again. Machado is no stranger to those reports, acknowledging that they're ultimately out of his control, but says he'd still like to..." May 02

  • Adam Jones is Mr. Baltimore, but will he be an Oriole for life?

    ESPN "ADAM JONES FIRST saw the impact professional athletes can have on young hearts and minds when he attended a Boys & Girls Club camp with his brother, cousins and neighborhood kids as an elementary schooler in San Diego. Cliff Levingston, a guest instructor at the camp, was a San Diego native who..." May 02

  • Orioles 'still evaluating' team before making decision on trading Machado

    Baltimore Sun "The season-ending injury to Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager immediately fueled speculation that Orioles shortstop Manny Machado would be a likely target to replace him. But the Orioles don’t appear willing to talk trade quite yet. Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said..." May 01

  • Could Manny Machado be Dodgers' answer with Corey Seager out for season?

    Sporting News "The Dodgers have World Series aspirations and a massive hole at shortstop, with Monday’s stunning announcement that Corey Seager needs Tommy John surgery and is done for the season. The Dodgers have World Series aspirations and a massive hole at shortstop, with Monday’s stunning announcement..." May 01

  • Zach Britton looking forward to talking pitching instead of surgery

    Masn "Orioles closer Zach Britton has thrown three full-mound bullpen sessions at Camden Yards and he’s going to have a bigger audience this week while he’s in Anaheim. Dr. Kenneth Jung, who performed the surgery in December to repair Britton’s ruptured Achilles, will watch him throw on Wednesday..." April 30

  • Tim Beckham Out At Least Six Weeks Following Core Muscle Surgery

    MLB Trade Rumors "Orioles third baseman Tim Beckham will be out of action for at least the next six weeks after undergoing core muscle surgery, the team told reporters (Twitter links via Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com). Beckham was placed on the DL yesterday and was said at the time to be considering surgery as an..." April 26

  • Tim Beckham Placed On 10-Day DL, Considering Surgery

    MLB Trade Rumors "Orioles infielder Tim Beckham is going to the 10-day DL with a groin injury, the Orioles announced. Of perhaps greater concern, he’s considering whether to undergo surgery to address the issue, as MLB.com’s Britt Ghiroli was among those to tweet. The precise nature of the injury and potential..." April 25

  • Should the Yankees still pursue Manny Machado?

    SNY TV " Orioles star Manny Machado will be a free agent at the end of the season, and has been a rumored target of the Yankees for quite some time. But there are a few issues. 1. Machado wants to play shortstop, where Didi Gregorius is currently entrenched. " April 25

  • Race to be MLB’s first $400 million man is as close as ever

    New York Post "Woven into this season is a competition for next offseason, namely: Who wins the financial game between Bryce Harper and Manny Machado? So far it is close with both sporting eight homers and gaudy on-base numbers through Tuesday. Both will be rewarded financially, short of substantial injury..." April 25

  • Orioles claim Jace Peterson to supplement injury-riddled infield

    Baltimore Sun "With second baseman Jonathan Schoop already on the disabled list and infielder Tim Beckham potentially joining him, the Orioles claimed infielder Jace Peterson – a left-handed hitting utility man -- off waivers from the Yankees on Tuesday afternoon to provide immediate infield help. He is..." April 24

  • MRI for Orioles’ Trey Mancini comes back fine

    Yardbarker "The Baltimore Orioles received good news regarding an injury suffered by outfielder Trey Mancini. Mancini was forced to leave Friday’s game against the Cleveland Indians after attempting a sliding catch in foul territory during the eighth inning. On the play, Mancini’s knee made contact with..." April 22