Five for Friday: Surprises from the first three weeks of the 2014 baseball season

Five for Friday: Surprises from the first three weeks of the 2014 baseball season

Baseball is a long season. But each year there are developments from the first few weeks that make your raise an eyebrow.

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Orioles-Rays game postponed Tuesday and other notes

Orioles-Rays game postponed Tuesday; notes on Manny Machado and more

Tuesday's game between the Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays has been postponed because of rain. The two teams are scheduled to conclude the series at 12:35 p.m. Wednesday at Camden Yards.

Orioles' Adam Jones, Evan Meek sent home with illness

Orioles notebook: CF Adam Jones, RHP Evan Meek sent home with illness

The Orioles sent center fielder Adam Jones and right-handed relief pitcher Evan Meek home from Camden Yards before the game against the Tampa Bay Rays was postponed because of rain.

Needing a good start, Orioles left-hander Wei-Yin Chen delivered vs. Rays

Needing a good start, Orioles left-hander Wei-Yin Chen delivered vs. Rays

Baltimore Sun reporter Dan Connolly shares his thoughts on Orioles left-hander Wei-Yin Chen's strong performance in the club's 7-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays at Camden Yards.

Don Mattingly: Yasiel Puig is 'fine' in wake of magazine revelations

SAN FRANCISCO -- Yasiel Puig remained silent Tuesday about the Los Angeles Magazine article that told a story of his escape from Cuba and the death threats he purportedly received last year from human traffickers under control of a major Mexican drug cartel.

Wei-Yin Chen starts strong, offense wakes up in Orioles' 7-1 win over Rays

Wei-Yin Chen starts strong, offense wakes up in Orioles' 7-1 win over Rays

In the eyes of Orioles manager Buck Showalter, left-hander Wei-Yin Chen battled some tough luck in his first two starts of the season. He pitched well enough to win, his skipper said, but was victimized by seeing-eye hits that led to some early exits.

Cubs hire former OF McDonald

Cubs hire ex-O's first-round pick Darnell McDonald as baseball operations assistant

NEW YORK -- The Chicago Cubs named former outfielder Darnell McDonald as a baseball operations assistant.

Orioles 3B Manny Machado runs sprints in Fla., close to playing in games

Orioles 3B Manny Machado runs sprints in Fla., close to playing in games

After sprinting six times and taking four at-bats in a simulated game Monday, the Orioles' Manny Machado has one more thing to accomplish before playing in games at extended spring training.

Grant Balfour comes to Baltimore for first time since deal with Orioles fell through

Grant Balfour comes to Baltimore for first time since deal with Orioles fell through

The last time Grant Balfour was in Baltimore, he thought he had landed in the place where he'd spend the next two years of his career.

Buck Showalter praises 'real good defense' in Orioles' win over Rays

Buck Showalter praises 'real good defense' in Orioles' win over Rays

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said he didn’t think left-hander Wei-Yin Chen had one of his better games Monday, but the results were undoubtedly there.

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