ORIOLES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Hardy says his back is "feeling much better" - School of Roch

SARASOTA, Fla. - The schedule and expectations for shortstop J.J. Hardy haven't changed over the past few days. His back hasn't put up any roadblocks. Hardy remains confident that he can start playing in exhibition games on March 10, the target date set after he underwent three tests to determine ... Read More
Via MASN
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Orioles outfield options: Expanding and getting complicated - Steve Melewski

Maybe this is all Adam Jones' doing. The Orioles' additions the last three days of outfielders Craig Gentry and Michael Bourn give the team a definite chance to become more athletic and better on defense in the corner outfield spots. Both players were added on minor league deals, so they ... Read More
Via MASN
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Joseph offers scouting report on Liranzo - School of Roch

SARASOTA, Fla. - Caleb Joseph raised his mitt during a recent bullpen session, awaiting the pitch from 21-year-old Jesus Liranzo, never expecting it to arrive so quickly. The ball almost startled Joseph, who was catching Liranzo for the first time. It definitely impressed him. "I'm not going to say his ... Read More
Via MASN
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Spring Training 2017: Three O's With Something To Prove

It’s February, but DMV-residents were treated to a preview of spring, over the weekend. Temperatures surged past sixty, and streets were marked by the symphony of skateboards, children and barking dogs. Spring represents a whole bunch of clichés about new beginnings and slate wiping. For baseball, of course, it means spring training is finally on the doorstep. For some players...
Via Camden Depot
9 hours ago

WATCH: Wade Miley gets in some bullpen work

Left-hander Wade Miley throws a bullpen session during Orioles spring training in Sarasota, Fla.
Via MASN
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ubaldo Jimenez throws at Orioles spring training

Right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez throws during bullpen session at the Ed Smith Stadium complex in Sarasota, Fla., during Orioles spring training.
Via MASN
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Breaking down the Orioles' Top 30 Prospects

With 12 of their Top 30 prospects expected to arrive at some point in 2017, the Orioles should build off last season and continue to receive an influx of talent in the Majors.
Via Orioles.com
1 day ago

Orioles Assemble Interesting, Flexible Pitching Depth

Dan Duquette doesn't need any extra motivation to go out and search for intriguing or overlooked depth pieces for the roster. Finding and utilizing fringe players has been a staple in the Duquette and Buck Showalter era for the Orioles, and they've excelled at sorting through the options and finding players that fit. And that obviously includes the starting rotation.The O's rotation...
Via Camden Depot
1 day ago

Kim on 2017: 'Less pressure, more fun'

Hyun Soo Kim sat quietly by his locker on Sunday morning. The Orioles' outfielder -- whose very presence last spring was a noteworthy event -- is enjoying being out of the limelight and being just another guy at the O's full-squad practice.
Via Orioles.com
1 day ago

Ondrusek questionable for intrasquad games

Orioles reliever Logan Ondrusek rolled his right ankle on Saturday and is doubtful for the team's intrasquad games later this week.
Via Orioles.com
2 days ago

Orioles' Machado practices at shortstop for world classic

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) Before he leaves for the World Baseball Classic, Manny Machado is making the most of his short time at Baltimore Orioles camp. Machado, who was born in Miami, will play shortstop for the Dominican Republic in next month's WBC, and with the Orioles' everyday shortstop J.J. Hardy injured, he's getting to play as much short as he wants before his March 5 departure...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Terry Francona keeping Cody Allen as Cleveland closer, Andrew Miller in setup role

Andrew Miller may be the Cleveland Indians’ best reliever, but he won’t be closing games for them to start 2017.Manager Terry Francona said Saturday that Cody Allen remains the team’s closer, with Miller and Bryan Shaw serving as the bridge to get leads to the 9th inning. At first glance, this looks odd, but the Indians have great bullpen depth and are taking full advantage...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Manny Machado looking ahead to World Baseball Classic, 2017 season

Manny Machado meets with the media for the first time this spring training. He discusses the World Baseball Classic, J.J. Hardy's injury and how he reached out to Yordano Ventura's family.
Via MASN
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles lose 1st arbitration in 22 years; Brach gets $3.05M

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Reliever Brad Brach became the first player to beat the Baltimore Orioles in salary arbitration in 22 years, ending the team's nine-hearing winning streak. Brach was awarded $3.05 million instead of the team's offer of $2,525,000 by arbitrators Edna Francis, Robert Herzog, Sylvia Skratek. The panel issued its decision, Friday, a day after hearing arguments...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rays have made offer to Matt Wieters

The Tampa Bay Rays have made a formal offer to free agent catcher Matt Wieters, according to a report.According to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, the Rays have made an offer to Wieters, likely for one year and less money than the player was originally seeking. The hope is that Wieters would be interested in staying in the AL East, can stay close to his Atlanta home,  reap Florida’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles pitcher Brach goes to arbitration, asks for $3.05M

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Reliever Brad Brach became the second Baltimore Orioles player to go to arbitration this winter, asking for a raise to $3.05 million rather than the team's offer of $2,525,000. Arbitrators Edna Francis, Robert Herzog, Sylvia Skratek listened to arguments Thursday and are expected to issue their decision Friday. A right-hander who turns 31 in April, Brach...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: L.J. Hoes suspended 50 games after second positive test for drug abuse

According to Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun, former Orioles outfielder L.J. Hoes has been suspended for 50 games following a second positive test for drug of abuse.Hoes is currently a free agent and will serve the suspension once he is signed.The 26-year-old served a 50-game suspension in 2014 after testing positive for the performance-enhancing drug methandienone.The Orioles...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nationals only interested in one-year deal with Matt Wieters

The Washington Nationals are still interested in free agent catcher Matt Wieters, but only on a short-term deal.According to ESPN’s Jayson Stark, the Nationals do maintain an interest in Wieters, who remains unsigned even as pitchers and catchers report to spring training. However, Washington is unlikely to offer more than a one-year deal. Wieters would help the Nationals, and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles to have doormat giveaway in April

The Baltimore Orioles on Thursday announced the “Promotions & Special Events” calendar for the 2017 MLB season. While teams have come up with quirky and even questionable promotional giveaways in the past, the Orioles “welcome” mock and ridicule with one particular giveaway.In an arguably questionable decision, the Orioles announced via Twitter a doormat giveaway for...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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