Baltimore Orioles: Areas of success and areas of concern

The Baltimore Orioles are off to a decent start in 2014, sitting at an 8-8 record through Saturday the 20th of April. As the season continues, the Orioles will look stay competitive in a suddenly weakened AL East. The two favorites, the Tampa Bay Rays and Boston Red Sox, have both looked vulnerable in the season’s early weeks, as the Rays have had injuries to pitchers Alex Cobb...
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Orioles' Manny Machado set to begin rehab assignment

The Baltimore Orioles dropped to 8-8 on the season following a 4-2 loss on Saturday to the Boston Red Sox. The Orioles have been playing without All Star third base man Manny Machado, who underwent arthroscopic and open reconstructive surgery of the medial patellar femoral ligament last October. Jonathan Schoop, Ryan Flaherty and Steve Lombardozzi have been filling in at...
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Today In History: Cal Ripken Jr. Goes On The Disabled List

Cal Ripken Jr. and his historic streak finally came to an end (via mediaite) On April 19, 1999, Iron Man Cal Ripken Jr. was put on the disabled list for the first time in 19 seasons. The Baltimore Orioles suffered a 6-0 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays the previous day. Ripken missed his fourth game of the season because of back pain. The Orioles also lost their first baseman Will...
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Bud Norris, Orioles React To Bench-Clearing Incident Against Red Sox

BOSTON — Emotions ran high Saturday at Fenway Park. No beanballs ensued, no punches were thrown and no combatants were ejected. A little bit of love might have been lost. The Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles emptied the benches in the seventh inning after David Ross and Bud Norris exchanged words following a couple of high-and-tight pitches. Ross chalked up the incident as...
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Schoop is hot in Orioles' 8-4 win against Red Sox

As a boy growing up on the island of Curacao, Jonathan Schoop probably dreamed of four-hit games in the major leagues. He never thought he’d achieve that under the conditions he played in on Friday night. The rookie infielder, here only because Manny Machado began the season on the disabled list, continued to show he may be able to stay even after Machado comes back. Schoop had...
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Tom Caron And Tim Wakefield Talk Chris Tillman’s Dominance For Orioles (Video)

Chris Tillman has been dominant for the Baltimore Orioles so far this season, with a 1-1 record and 0.84 ERA in 21 1/3 innings before Friday’s game. Tillman only allowed one earned run against the Red Sox in Baltimore on Opening Day, and has been dealing ever since. In fact, last year he became the first Orioles pitcher to be selected to the All-Star Game since Mike Mussina in...
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A mix of young and old will be key to Baltimore Orioles success

While the 2012 Orioles proved to be a major surprise throughout the MLB, the 2013 team failed to improve upon the success from the previous year, falling just short of the postseason. At their core, the Orioles are made up of young and upcoming stars, who are finally starting to shine. Players like Chris Davis, Adam Jones, JJ Hardy, and Manny Machado are among the best at their positions...
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Orioles' Manny Machado to slide for first time since surgery

Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado has been rehabbing his surgically repaired knee much longer than he would have liked. He obviously wants to get back out on the field as soon as possible to help his team. Machado will take two big steps this weekend in his rehab to bring his season debut closer to reality.  Eduardo Encina of The Baltimore Sun reported the 21-year...
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Manny Machado could start minor league rehab assignment next week

Orioles third baseman Manny Machado, who resumed running the bases Wednesday in Sarasota, Fla., could go on a minor league rehabilitation assignment next week if all goes well. Running the bases -- and making the lateral cuts that involves -- is the final step in Machado’s rehab from offseason surgery to repair a torn patellofemoral ligament in his left knee. During spring training...
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Orioles' Johan Santana to throw a bullpen session on Thursday

Mastering the art of resiliency, Baltimore Orioles left-hander Johan Santana will continue his road back to big leagues on Thursday, as the 35-year old is scheduled to throw a bullpen session at the team's minor league complex in Sarasota, Florida.Johan Santana will throw BP on Thursday in Sarasota, another step forward for his rehab from shoulder surgery. #orioles— Eduardo...
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Orioles eschew shaving cream pies, opt for real ones for postgame shenanigans (video)

Walloping a teammate with a shaving cream pie in order to congratulate him on a game-winning hit or what have you following a victory is so passé, at least as far as the Baltimore Orioles are concerned. The team has given up filling up a towel or pie tin or whatever with shaving cream and […] The post Orioles eschew shaving cream pies, opt for real ones for postgame shenanigans...
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Baltimore Orioles Ball Girl Saves Run By Fielding Fair Ball (Video)

The Baltimore Orioles benefited from an extra outfielder on Sunday. An Orioles ball girl made a fine play on a hard-hit ground ball down the left field line off the bat of Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion, ranging to her left and extending her glove to make an impressive snag. The only problem? The ball was in fair play. As seen in video below, the third base umpire...
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Orioles fan snags foul ball with oversized glove (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.A Baltimore Orioles fan snagged a foul ball with a humongous glove during the early innings of Saturday's game against Toronto.The ball bounced right to the fan, and it would have been nearly impossible for the fan to miss with the glove he brought to the game, which was at least three times the size of a regular glove. Just imagine if major...
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Manny Machado making progress in his return from injury, return not imminent

Those who invested in Manny Machado on Draft Day with the plan to wait it out until his return from last season’s departure from action to play a young Forrest Whittaker in a series of films gruesome knee injury received positive news on Saturday as the third baseman took part in a simulated game, facing pitches from teammate John Santana. The quality of the at bats isn’t important...
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How the Baltimore Orioles will make the playoffs

The Orioles enter the 2014 season seeking to regain their playoff form from 2012. The O’s will have a tough road to get through in order to capture at least a wild card berth this year, as it seems that the AL East could end up being even tougher than it has been recently, with the Yankees reloading during the offseason and also a Blue Jays team that  is set to improve on a down...
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