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  • Quintin Berry 'thinking about' playing alongside high school teammate Adam Jones

    Quintin Berry 'thinking about' playing alongside high school teammate Adam Jones 

    Quintin Berry, a speedy left-handed hitter who can play all three outfield positions, will be making his debut for the Orioles whenever he gets into a game. That means he soon will be on a major league field with his teammate from Morse High School...

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    After month in Triple-A Norfolk, Ryan Webb returns to the Orioles

    After month in Triple-A Norfolk, Ryan Webb returns to the Orioles 

    The Orioles added to their expanded roster Tuesday by activating left-hander T.J. McFarland and catcher Steve Clevenger from short-season Single-A Aberdeen -- they were there since Sunday for roster management reasons -- and right-hander Ryan Webb...

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    After Orioles-Reds game starts late, rain forces another delay in first inning

    After Orioles-Reds game starts late, rain forces another delay in first inning 

    After a 23-minute rain delay before the Orioles' game Tuesday against the Cincinnati Reds at Camden Yards, another band of storms forced a second delay just two batters...

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    Orioles' J.J. Hardy says he's ready to play, but he's not in lineup Tuesday night

    Orioles' J.J. Hardy says he's ready to play, but he's not in lineup Tuesday night 

    J.J. Hardy didn’t start Tuesday night, but both Hardy and Orioles manager Buck Showalter said the veteran shortstop will be back in the lineup Wednesday against the Cincinnati Reds.

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    Orioles left-hander Andrew Miller has seen enough of the Twins

    Orioles left-hander Andrew Miller has seen enough of the Twins 

    Left-hander Andrew Miller has pitched well since joining the Orioles just before the nonwaiver trade deadline, but he’s probably glad he has seen the last of the Minnesota Twins this season.

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    After making some moves Monday, Orioles to add more players Tuesday

    After making some moves Monday, Orioles to add more players Tuesday 

    The Orioles made a series of moves Monday, the first day that major league rosters could expand to include all players on a team's 40-man roster. And additional moves will happen Tuesday.

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    Buck Showalter talks about Ubaldo Jimenez's latest struggles

    Buck Showalter talks about Ubaldo Jimenez's latest struggles 

    After right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez struggled in the ninth inning Sunday, allowing four of the five batters he faced to reach base, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said the outing was “as much our fault as his.”

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    Orioles utility player Kelly Johnson 'so excited' to join a pennant race

    Orioles utility player Kelly Johnson 'so excited' to join a pennant race 

    Utility player Kelly Johnson, acquired in a trade with the Boston Red Sox on Saturday, found himself in a playoff race when he joined the Orioles on Monday.

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    'Winding road' leads veteran left-hander Joe Saunders back to the Orioles

    'Winding road' leads veteran left-hander Joe Saunders back to the Orioles 

    Left-hander Joe Saunders, who started the Orioles’ victory in the American League wild-card game two years ago, rejoined the club Monday in a much different role.

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    Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy leaves Monday's game with lower-back spasms

    Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy leaves Monday's game with lower-back spasms 

    Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy left Monday’s 6-4 loss to the Minnesota Twins with lower-back spasms, but he hopes to be back in the lineup for Tuesday’s series opener against the Cincinnati Reds at Camden Yards.

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    Orioles add first group of reinforcements for stretch run as rosters expand Monday

    Orioles add first group of reinforcements for stretch run as rosters expand Monday 

    The Orioles added a pair of relievers Monday, the first day of expanded rosters, as they recalled right-hander Evan Meek from Triple-A Norfolk and purchased the contract of left-hander Joe Saunders from the Tides.

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    Dariel Alvarez, Christian Walker among Orioles minor leaguers to stay active in Fla.

    Dariel Alvarez, Christian Walker among Orioles minor leaguers to stay active in Fla. 

    The Orioles, who over the last few years have proven that they don’t like to be unprepared, will hold a taxi-squad-type camp at their complex in Sarasota, Fla., starting Saturday.

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    Morning thoughts on Jimenez, Joseph, Hardy, Flaherty and Lough

    Morning thoughts on Jimenez, Joseph, Hardy, Flaherty and Lough 

    The Orioles tried to give Ubaldo Jimenez some work in a pressure-free situation Sunday afternoon, allowing the struggling right-hander to work the ninth inning with a seven-run lead.

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    Ryan Webb, Joe Saunders likely to join Orioles on Monday as rosters expand

    Ryan Webb, Joe Saunders likely to join Orioles on Monday as rosters expand 

    The Orioles will make a number of moves when rosters expand Monday, including recalling at least two pitchers from Triple-A Norfolk.

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    Orioles add outfielder Alejandro De Aza to roster for Sunday's game, other notes

    Orioles add outfielder Alejandro De Aza to roster for Sunday's game, other notes 

    Orioles manager Buck Showalter had hoped to get trade acquisition Alejandro De Aza into the starting lineup Sunday, especially since he had previous success against Minnesota Twins starter Ricky Nolasco.

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    Analyzing the Orioles' two trades Saturday

    Analyzing the Orioles' two trades Saturday 

    Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette mentioned several times this month that he would like to bolster his bench depth, especially from the left side of the plate. Well, in a matter of four days, he added four left-handed hitters to the roster. No sexy names, but potentially role fillers, and that’s a Duquette specialty.

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    Orioles add Kelly Johnson and Michael Almanzar from Boston

    Orioles add Kelly Johnson and Michael Almanzar from Boston 

    The Orioles made a second trade Saturday night, acquiring infielders Kelly Johnson and Michael Almanzar from the Boston Red Sox for minor league infielders Jemile Weeks and Ivan De Jesus Jr.

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    Orioles take Suk-min Yoon off 40-man roster, outright him to Triple-A Norfolk

    Orioles take Suk-min Yoon off 40-man roster, outright him to Triple-A Norfolk 

    The Orioles have taken South Korean right-hander Suk-min Yoon off the organization’s 40-man roster and outrighted him to Triple-A Norfolk.

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    MRI shows no tears in Pearce's abdomen

    MRI shows no tears in Pearce's abdomen 

    The Orioles received promising news Saturday after an MRI performed on first baseman Steve Pearce’s strained right abdomen revealed no tear, indicating the injury isn’t serious and won’t force one of the club’s hottest hitters to miss an extended amount of time.

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    Twins manager Ron Gardenhire: 'I agree with Buck Showalter' on replay misruling

    Twins manager Ron Gardenhire: 'I agree with Buck Showalter' on replay misruling 

    During his pregame press conferences, Orioles manager Buck Showalter often shares his random baseball thought of the day about how something in the game could be changed or improved.

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    Orioles' Chris Davis on hitting a grand slam [VIDEO]

    Orioles' Chris Davis on hitting a grand slam [VIDEO] 

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    Orioles' Steve Pearce 'not all that concerned' about right abdominal strain

    Orioles' Steve Pearce 'not all that concerned' about right abdominal strain 

    First baseman Steve Pearce said the right abdominal strain that forced him out before the fourth inning of Friday's 9-1 win over the Minnesota Twins was more uncomfortable than painful, and he hopes he won't have a lengthy absence from the Orioles' lineup. He'll know more after an MRI scheduled for 9:30 this morning.

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    Orioles first baseman Steve Pearce on his abdominal strain [VIDEO]

    Orioles first baseman Steve Pearce on his abdominal strain [VIDEO] 

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    Orioles first baseman Steve Pearce leaves game with right abdominal strain

    Orioles first baseman Steve Pearce leaves game with right abdominal strain 

    Orioles first baseman Steve Pearce left Friday’s game against the Minnesota Twins before the top of the fourth inning with a right abdominal strain.

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    Orioles have had preliminary extension talks with Nelson Cruz

    Orioles have had preliminary extension talks with Nelson Cruz 

    While Nelson Cruz has previously made it clear that he would like to make Baltimore his long-term home, Cruz said for the first time Friday that he and the Orioles have had preliminary discussions about keeping him in an Orioles uniform beyond 2014.

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    Orioles bullpen completes scoreless series with three shutout innings Thursday

    Orioles bullpen completes scoreless series with three shutout innings Thursday 

    The Orioles’ sweep by the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field last weekend raised all kinds of red flags.

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    Adam Jones says he was joking about 'airport' comment at social media event

    Adam Jones says he was joking about 'airport' comment at social media event 

    Orioles center fielder Adam Jones caused a bit of a stir Thursday during the pregame Social Media Night event at Camden Yards by behaving in a way that wasn’t particularly sociable.

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    Orioles 'are keeping active' on potential waiver trades, Dan Duquette says

    Orioles 'are keeping active' on potential waiver trades, Dan Duquette says 

    The Orioles have until Sunday at midnight to add players from other organizations who can be eligible for their playoff roster. Club executive vice president Dan Duquette said he is still trying to make a move, but it’s not easy to find a fit.

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    Orioles minor leaguer Alex Murphy to undergo left shoulder surgery

    Orioles minor leaguer Alex Murphy to undergo left shoulder surgery 

    Minor league catcher Alex Murphy, who injured his left shoulder Aug. 15 while diving back to second base on a pickoff play, will undergo left shoulder surgery next week, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Thursday.

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    Orioles-Yankees game Sept. 14 moved to ESPN Sunday Night Baseball

    Orioles-Yankees game Sept. 14 moved to ESPN Sunday Night Baseball

    The Orioles announced Thursday that their Sept. 14 game against the New York Yankees at Camden Yards has been moved to 8:05 p.m. for ESPN Sunday Night Baseball.

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    Orioles promote utility player Jimmy Paredes from Triple-A Norfolk

    Orioles promote utility player Jimmy Paredes from Triple-A Norfolk 

    Manager Buck Showalter isn’t waiting for rosters to expand Monday to give the Orioles the kind of position player depth that he thinks they will need for the stretch run.

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    On his T-shirt night at Camden Yards, Orioles' Darren O'Day receives praise

    On his T-shirt night at Camden Yards, Orioles' Darren O'Day receives praise 

    Darren O’Day is set apart from other relievers by his sidearm delivery, his own version of the “Ole” song, and his 0.92 ERA, among other things. And he can add another to the list.

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    In procedural move, Orioles option Kevin Gausman to GCL after Wednesday's loss

    In procedural move, Orioles option Kevin Gausman to GCL after Wednesday's loss 

    Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman was optioned to the club's Rookie-level Gulf Coast League team after Wednesday night's 3-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays at Camden Yards.

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    ABOUT THE BLOGGERS

    Eduardo A. Encina left the Florida sun in 2012 to return home and cover the Orioles. A Jessup native and University of Maryland graduate, Encina previously covered another AL East team, the Tampa Bay Rays, for the St. Petersburg Times and the Tampa Tribune.

    Dan Connolly has been covering sports for 16 years, and baseball and the Orioles for 12 seasons, including the past eight with The Sun. His first year covering baseball on a daily basis was Cal Ripken Jr.'s final season as a player. It's believed that is just a coincidence.

    Dean Jones Jr. is the sports content editor overseeing Orioles coverage. A Towson University graduate, he started working at The Baltimore Sun in 2007. He previously managed high school sports coverage and also covered the Orioles minor league teams.

    Peter Schmuck has been covering baseball for decades. He is now a general sports columnist, but has been a beat writer covering three major league teams (the Dodgers, Angels and Orioles) and also spent a decade as the Sun's national baseball writer.

    Search our new database for every home run hit by the O's and the opposition — home and away — since 1992.