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Second baseman Jonathan Schoop rejoins Orioles starting lineup and other early notes

Second baseman Jonathan Schoop made his first major league start in more than 11 weeks today in the Orioles’ series finale against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Park.

The Orioles activated Schoop, who suffered a right knee injury in mid-April, from the disabled list before Sunday’s game.

“I’m really excited,” Schoop said before the game. “I’m looking forward to it. I couldn’t sleep yesterday,...

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Orioles morning observations on Bud Norris, Adam Jones and Ryan Flaherty

It was a little surprising to see right-hander Bud Norris, who had just been demoted to the bullpen Friday, on the mound in the Orioles’ 3-2 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Saturday.

After starter Chris Tillman lasted just 4 2/3 innings, manager Buck Showalter turned to Norris. It was his first relief appearance since pitching 2 1/3 innings in the late innings of the Orioles’ 18-inning loss to the...

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Jonathan Schoop rejoins Orioles, likely to be activated for Sunday's game

CHICAGO -- Second baseman Jonathan Schoop rejoined the Orioles Saturday in Chicago and will likely be activated from the disabled list to start in Sunday’s series finale against the White Sox.

Schoop will likely make his first major league start since April 17.

Schoop played 10 games on his minor league rehab assignment at Double-A Bowie and high Class-A Frederick, going 9-for-34 with two doubles,...

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Orioles pregame: Kevin Gausman to start Tuesday, Bud Norris demoted to bullpen

The Orioles officially demoted struggling veteran Bud Norris to the bullpen, making way for right-hander Kevin Gausman to remain in the starting rotation.

Before the Orioles 3-2 loss to the White Sox on Saturday, manager Buck Showalter said that Gausman would start Tuesday’s game at Minnesota, while Norris would be used as the team’s right-handed long reliever.

Norris then made his fourth career relief...

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Orioles morning observations on Ubaldo Jimenez, Adam Jones, Kevin Gausman and Bud Norris

Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez certainly deserved a win Friday night against the Chicago White Sox. And more often than not, holding an opponent to one run over seven innings will get a victory.

“He didn't have his great stuff, but he really battled there and gave us a chance to win,” catcher Caleb Joseph said of Jimenez. “Too bad we couldn't scratch a couple runs across for him.”

The Orioles...

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Kevin Gausman likely to remain in Orioles rotation, Bud Norris likely to bullpen

Even though Orioles manager Buck Showalter has yet to announce his rotation plans beyond this weekend’s series against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field, all signs point to right-hander Kevin Gausman remaining in the rotation and veteran right-hander Bud Norris being demoted to the bullpen.

After throwing 6 1/3 scoreless innings Thursday in his second big league start of 2015, Gausman accompanied...

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