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  • Orioles Select Josh Lucas

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Orioles announced Monday that they’ve selected the contract of right-hander Josh Lucas from Triple-A Norfolk. He’ll join the active roster in place of right-hander Yefry Ramirez, who was optioned to Norfolk last night. To make room on the 40-man roster, Baltimore transferred..." May 20

  • Former major league pitcher Koji Uehara to retire

    Japan Times "Former major league pitcher Koji Uehara has told the Yomiuri Giants he is calling time on his playing career, baseball sources said Monday. The 44-year-old right hander, who made his professional debut with the Giants in 1999 and rejoined the Tokyo-based Central League club in March..." May 20

  • Someone Should (Finally) Put Andrew Cashner In Their Bullpen

    MLB Trade Rumors "Back in 2017, Andrew Cashner posted a solid 3.40 ERA in 28 starts and parlayed that into a two-year, $16MM deal in Baltimore despite the fact that he ranked at the bottom of the league in terms of strikeout rate and swinging-strike rate in the season leading up to free agency. The..." May 16

  • Jesus Sucre Accepts Outright Assignment

    Masn "Jesús Sucre is staying in the Orioles organization, giving them a veteran catcher as insurance for a roster that is susceptible to change. The Orioles announced this afternoon that Sucre cleared waivers and accepted his outright assignment to Triple-A Norfolk..." May 01

  • Attendance drops for 12 MLB teams, as loss of gate takes on more permanent look

    USA Today "Major League Baseball’s attendance problem is not going away, as a significant dip in 2018 has endured into the new season – even with better weather and a boost from some big-name stars on the move. As the game’s worst part of the calendar comes to a close, 12 of 30..." April 30

  • MLB seeing continued surge in home runs

    Hardball Talk "With a home run on Monday or Tuesday night, Cody Bellinger will enter May with 15 home runs, which would be a record. Currently, Bellinger and Christian Yelich this season have joined Albert Pujols (2006) and Álex Rodríguez (2007) as the only players..." April 30

  • YouTube Scores MLB 13-Game Package With Exclusive Rights in U.S., Canada

    Variety "YouTube, in its biggest swing yet at the sports-media biz, landed a deal with Major League Baseball to live-stream 13 games during the 2019 season worldwide — free for viewers to watch and available exclusively through YouTube in the U.S., Canada and Puerto..." April 30

  • Orioles Designate Jesus Sucre, Place Alex Cobb On IL

    MLB Trade Rumors "As part of a series of roster moves, the Orioles have designated catcher Jesus Sucre for assignment and placed right-hander Alex Cobb (lumbar strain) on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to Saturday. " April 28

  • Orioles Claim Shawn Armstrong

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Orioles have claimed right-handed pitcher Shawn Armstrong off waivers from the Mariners, per Greg Johns of MLB.com. Armstrong had been designated for assignment after the Mariners promoted Justus Sheffield. " April 28

  • Trey Mancini exits game after fouling a pitch off of his hand

    Hardball Talk "Orioles right fielder Trey Mancini made a hasty departure from Saturday’s game against the Twins after sustaining a hand/wrist injury on a foul ball. In the first inning, Mancini faced off against José Berríos and appeared to strike a 91.7-m.p.h. fastball into foul..." April 27

  • Orioles' Josh Lucas heading to Triple-A

    CBS Sports "Lucas cleared waivers on Friday and will report to Triple-A Norfolk, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. Lucas was designated for assignment earlier this week but will remain with the organization after going unclaimed on waivers. " April 26

  • Mariners acquire pitcher Wright from Orioles

    MLB.com "Right-hander Mike Wright is out of Minor League options. He has been inconsistent, at best. He had run out of chances with his original organization. No wonder Wright caught the eye of the Mariners. “We are the team of opportunities,” manager Scott Servais said..." April 24

  • MLB is not the authority on a black player’s ownership of the N-word

    SB Nation "On April 19, Major League Baseball suspended Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson for one game, following his emphatic bat flip against Kansas City Royals pitcher Brad Keller two days earlier. Keller had retaliated by hitting Anderson with a pitch in..." April 23

  • Orioles catcher Jesús Sucre retired the White Sox in order last night

    Hardball Talk "The Orioles don’t yet have the worst record in baseball. They’re tied for the most losses with 16, but they have two more wins than the Marlins and one more than the Royals, so let’s say that they have overachieved to this point. Kudos to being a bit plucky in the..." April 23

  • Cedric Mullins is having a tough time as the Orioles centerfielder

    Camden Chat "Let’s cut to the chase. Cedric Mullins is struggling. It’s been so bad that you could make a compelling argument that, at this very moment, the center fielder is the worst player in all of Major League Baseball. At 24 years old and less than one full season of big league..." April 22

  • Orioles Select Gabriel Ynoa’s Contract, Designate Mike Wright

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Orioles have selected the contract of right-hander Gabriel Ynoa from Triple-A, as per a team announcement.  Right-hander Mike Wright has been designated for assignment in a corresponding move. " April 21

  • Orioles pitchers shatter dubious record for home runs allowed before May 1

    CBS Sports "The Twins beat the Orioles in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday and then proceeded to just crush them in the early innings of Game 2. In the midst of this, Nelson Cruz homered:. We show that because it was the 50th home run the Orioles have allowed this season. Yes, in the..." April 21

  • Chris Davis and Khris Davis keep making history in very different ways

    Clutch Points "Their names are separated by just a single letter, and yet Chris Davis of the Baltimore Orioles and Khris Davis of the Oakland Athletics are miles apart. Chris recently made MLB history by going hitless in 54 consecutive at-bats dating back to last September. Meanwhile, Khris–or..." April 19

  • Struggling MLB Players Already in Danger of Getting Benched

    Bleacher Report "Midway through April, we're still in the very early stages of the 2019 MLB season. However, for players who are off to particularly terrible starts, it might already be time for teams to start weighing their potential replacement options. Whether it's a young player..." April 19

  • Stunning study shows MLB umps got 32K calls wrong in 2018

    Sportsnaut "If you’re a proponent of robot umps taking over at the MLB level, then a new study put together by graduate students at Boston University will strengthen your stance. The information garnered by this study, which evaluated nearly four million pitches over the span of..." April 16

  • Crushed! Chris Davis Launches First Home Run Of Season, 2 Days After Ending Hitless Streak

    CBS Baltimore "Chris Davis may have a special place in his heart for Boston. Two days after Orioles first baseman broke his record hitless streak with a three-hit, four-RBI breakout at Fenway Park, the slugger ended his home run drought by launching a 408-foot shot to right field during Monday’s series..." April 15

  • How Chris Davis snapped, embraced baseball's most epic oh-fer

    ESPN "When the longest hitless streak in major league history ended and when the Baltimore Orioles wrapped up their sixth victory of the season with a 9-5 victory over the Boston Red Sox, Chris Davis channeled his inner Rocky Balboa and walked into the visitors clubhouse with his fists above his..." April 14

  • Baltimore bar celebrates Chris Davis’ first hit with open bar

    Larry Brown Sports "Chris Davis wasn’t the only one happy when he recorded his first hit of the season. Davis had a streak of 54 consecutive at-bats without a hit dating back to last season. That prompted Lee’s Pint & Shell in Baltimore to offer an open bar for two hours when Davis gets a..." April 13

  • O’ Yeah! Chris Davis Ends Record Hitless Streak, Smacks First Hit Of Season

    CBS Baltimore "Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis’ historic streak is finally behind him.  The struggling slugger smacked a two-RBI single off of Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello in the top of the first inning of Saturday’s game at Fenway Park,  ending a brutal string of 54 hitless..." April 13

  • Orioles GM sticking by slumping Davis

    The Score "Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis hasn't recorded a hit since Sept. 14, a span of 54 at-bats - and 62 plate appearances - after Friday night's 6-4 loss to the Boston Red Sox. Despite his historic futility at the dish, Orioles general manager Mike Elias isn't..." April 13

  • Red Sox fans had cruel chant for Chris Davis

    Larry Brown Sports "Boston Red Sox fans had a cruel chant for Chris Davis during Friday night’s game against the Baltimore Orioles. Davis is working on a brutal stretch and has not recorded a hit all season. He’s now gone 54 straight at-bats without a hit if you date back to last season...." April 13

  • Baltimore bars tying promos to Chris Davis snapping historic slump

    Sportress of Blogitude "Chris Davis is mired in a protracted slump of historic proportions, and a handful of Baltimore bars have come up with promotions tied to Orioles first baseman snapping the inexplicable slide. Davis has been held hitless in his first 32 at-bats this season, but his run of futility at..." April 13

  • Orioles To Select Josh Lucas, Place Richard Bleier On Injured List

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Orioles have lockers set up for right-hander Josh Lucas and lefty Tanner Scottthis morning, per MASNsports.com’s Roch Kubatko (all Twitter links), indicating that both have been brought up to the Major League roster. Lucas isn’t on the team’s..." April 11

  • 'I hear the people every night': Inside Chris Davis' 0-for-53 streak

    ESPN "Dave Campbell didn't even know he was in a slump. Well, he knew, but he had no idea about the magnitude of it. The year was 1973, and Campbell was in the midst of an 0-for-45 odyssey that spanned three different teams and, until this week, was tied for the second-longest hitless..." April 11

  • Chris Davis continues to set embarrassing records with hitless streak

    Larry Brown Sports "Baltimore Orioles “slugger” Chris Davis somehow has yet to pick up his first hit of the 2019 season, and he continues to cement his place in the MLB Hall of Shame the longer the brutal streak continues. With a line out to center in the second inning of Thursday’s..." April 11

  • The IRS gives baseball teams a break

    Hardball Talk "April 15 is quickly approaching so here’s one for all the tax nerds out there: the IRS issued new guidance today that will give professional sports teams some relief from a new twist presented by the tax law enacted in 2017. The relevant provision related to how businesses are..." April 11

  • Chris Davis’ search for a measly base hit is a baseball tragedy

    SB Nation "Chris Davis is flailing his way to a dubious piece of baseball history, setting records for futility on a fledgling Baltimore Orioles team that will likely find its way toward the bottom of the standings again in 2019. Davis hit a double off James Shields last..." April 11

  • Orioles Rule 5 draftee Drew Jackson clears waivers, returned to Dodgers

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles Rule 5 draftee Drew Jackson, designated for assignment last week to clear space on the Orioles’ 25- and 40-man rosters for right-hander Dan Straily, cleared waivers and was returned to the Los Angeles Dodgers, the team announced Wednesday. The Orioles acquired..." April 11

  • Forbes: Yankees remain baseball's most valuable team at $4.6B, $1.3B more than Dodgers

    Yahoo! Sports "The New York Yankees are the most valuable team in Major League Baseball, according to Forbes’ list of team values released Wednesday. If there’s déjà vu you’re feeling, it’s because the Yankees have sat atop the rankings every year Forbes..." April 10

  • Orioles right-hander Alex Cobb returns to injured list; Dan Straily to start Wednesday

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles right-hander Alex Cobb has returned to the injured list, this time with a lower back strain. Cobb experienced back spasms during pregame warmups before Tuesday night’s 13-2 loss to the Oakland Athletics. Cobb, who held the New York..." April 10

  • Dwight Smith Jr. and his “hit tool” were a bargain for Orioles

    Camden Chat "If there is one position group where pastures are a bit greener for the Orioles, it’s in the outfield. Though the Orioles rightfully sent down their higher tier of outfield talent to start the 2019 season, it’s not as if all the fun is being stashed in Bowie or Norfolk...." April 09

  • The three-batter minimum is coming to MLB in 2020, and some relievers are opposed to the rule change

    CBS Sports "One of baseball's recent true norths -- to invent a plural form -- is that commissioner Rob Manfred will tinker at the margins in order to improve pace of play, at least notionally, and re-calibrate a game that, according to sturdy consensus, has become too infested with..." April 09

  • Trump's scuttling of MLB-Cuba deal means defections, human trafficking will continue

    USA Today "So much for Cuban players not having to defect to play in the majors. When the Trump administration abruptly cancelled Major League Baseball’s landmark agreement with the Cuban Baseball Federation, it guaranteed the dangerous practice will continue. Players..." April 09

  • Orioles challenging Marlins for attendance futility

    Sportsnaut "The Baltimore Orioles might have drawn a nice crowd at Camden Yards for their home opening series against the New York Yankees this past weekend. But let’s be honest, that was more about the Yankees than the downtrodden Orioles. This became relatively clear during..." April 09

  • Orioles Outright Matt Wotherspoon

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Orioles announced over the weekend that right-hander Matt Wotherspoon has cleared waivers and been assigned outright to Triple-A Norfolk, thus freeing a spot on the 40-man roster. Baltimore had only recently selected Wotherspoon’s contract, but the 27-year-old’s first..." April 08

  • Chris Davis Set An MLB Record By Going 47 Consecutive Official At-Bats Without A Hit

    Uproxx "The 2019 season is not expected to go well for the Baltimore Orioles, although they’ve been somewhat surprisingly competitive in the first two weeks of the season at 4-5. While the team as a whole has somewhat overachieved early, first baseman Chris Davis has unfortunately..." April 08

  • Scott Boras calls young players’ contract extensions “snuff contracts”

    Hardball Talk "Mid-February marked the beginning of contract extension season in baseball. Since February 13, 25 contract extensions have been signed, notably by many young players including Ronald Acuña Jr., Blake Snell, and Eloy Jiménez. Acuña Jr. and Snell were last year’s..." April 08

  • Orioles’ Chris Davis nearing unwanted record

    Larry Brown Sports "Chris Davis is approaching an unwanted record. The struggling Baltimore Orioles first baseman went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts against the New York Yankees on Sunday. That makes him 0-for-23 on the season. If you go back to last season, Davis has not gotten a hit in his last..." April 08

  • Orioles' Davis nearing MLB record with 0-for-40 hitless streak

    NESN "Chris Davis badly needs a hit. The Baltimore Orioles designated hitter is enduring one of the most miserable streaks any batter has ever experienced in Major League Baseball. Starting last Sept. 14 and stretching into this season, Davis has failed to register a base hit in his last 35..." April 07

  • Orioles Re-Acquire Pedro Araujo

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Orioles announced today that right-hander Pedro Araujo was re-acquired after being returned to the Cubs. $750K of international bonus signing availability went to the Chicago organization in the deal, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune tweets. Araujo’s Rule..." April 05

  • Orioles sign right-hander Dan Straily to major league contract

    Baltimore Sun "The Orioles signed right-hander Dan Straily to a major league deal Friday, the team announced, filling out a starting rotation that even with Alex Cobb returning Thursday was still one major league starter short. Straily, 30, is a veteran of seven major league..." April 05

  • For long-struggling Chris Davis, Orioles home opener turns out to be nothing to celebrate

    Baltimore Sun "Chris Davis woke up with a positive attitude Thursday. He was back home among his loved ones and hoping that being back in front of the home crowd on Opening Day at Oriole Park would be some kind of elixir for what has ailed him at the plate for the past couple of..." April 05

  • Orioles add Matt Wotherspoon to bullpen, designate Pedro Araujo for assignment

    Camden Chat "There have been a lot of little reminders since Mike Elias and Brandon Hyde took over the Oriolesthat there are new people in charge. On Wednesday afternoon, we got another reminder as the Orioles designated last year’s Rule 5 pick Pedro Araujo for assignment. With an open..." April 03

  • MLB.com has inexplicably made it more difficult to find, watch, and share highlights

    Awful Announcing "I was taken aback this week when I attempted to watch highlights on MLB.com. For some reason, they got rid of the damn search bar. It’s absurd. Previously, if you clicked on the videos tab, you would see a page of the most popular recent videos, with an easy to..." April 03

  • Royals acquire catcher Andrew Susac for cash considerations

    Royals Review "The Royals have acquired catcher Andrew Susac from the Baltimore Orioles for cash considerations. The 29-year old has been a journeyman, hitting .221/.283/.373 in 113 career big league games over five seasons with the Brewers, Giants, and Orioles. Last year he appeared in just nine games with..." April 02