Orioles bench coach John Russell will manage the Orioles for their game against the Boston Red Sox tonight — at least until Buck Showalter returns from a Saturday memorial service in Nashville, Tenn.
As the Orioles have struggled to get out of the gate, I’ve told people that it’s still exceptionally early. No reason to panic yet.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter said after Friday night’s 7-5 loss to the Boston Red Sox that he wouldn't analyze the common threads in his team’s five-game losing streak, its longest since September 2013.
Orioles infielder/outfielder Steve Pearce isn’t in the starting lineup Friday, the fifth time in six games in which he has not started.
The Orioles placed infielder Ryan Flaherty on the 15-day disabled list with a right groin strain Friday and recalled 25-year-old in fielder Rey Navarro from Triple-A Norfolk.
Melvin Mora was taking a few of his 13-year-old quintuplets to practice recently when he received a phone call from the Orioles.
I always say it’s difficult to analyze a major league team until Memorial Day, when the season is roughly a quarter over. That’s when you have a better idea of where a team is headed.
Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy (shoulder) took the day off today after taking batting practice on Wednesday. He'll continue to work out and take BP at Camden Yards on Friday, but he is not quite ready for a rehab assignment.