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  • Chris Davis talks about his $10.35 million deal

    Chris Davis talks about his $10.35 million deal
    Chris Davis, the 2013 Most Valuable Oriole and third-place finisher in American League Most Valuable Player voting, avoided arbitration Friday and signed a one-year deal worth $10.35 million, more than tripling his $3.3 million salary from last season....
  • Orioles have been in recent contact with several veteran starters

    Orioles have been in recent contact with several veteran starters
    The Orioles are continuing their pursuit of a starting pitcher and have been in recent contact with some of the top names left on the board, including Ervin Santana, Bronson Arroyo and Ubaldo Jimenez. One source referred to the talks as “a...
  • Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon talks about building confidence, bullpens

    Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon talks about building confidence, bullpens
    When the Orioles traded Jim Johnson in December and then spiked a potential deal with Grant Balfour weeks later, the likelihood of Tommy Hunter being the club’s 2014 closer increased. With a few weeks left in the offseason, the Orioles could still...
  • Bud Norris throws three scoreless innings as Orioles beat Red Sox, 7-3

    Bud Norris throws three scoreless innings as Orioles beat Red Sox, 7-3
    SARASOTA, Fla. — Right-hander Bud Norris continued to put up zeros this spring and the Orioles’ offense touched up one of the Boston Red Sox's top pitching prospects to pick up a 7-3 win at Ed Smith Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Norris, who...
  • Orioles and Blue Jays are finalists for Ervin Santana

    Orioles and Blue Jays are finalists for Ervin Santana
    FORT MYERS, FLA. — The Orioles remained in negotiations with free-agent pitcher Ervin Santana on Saturday evening and — along with the division rival Toronto Blue Jays — the club appears to be a finalist to land the 31-year-old right-...
  • With several recent pitching additions, Orioles rotation still evolving

    With several recent pitching additions, Orioles rotation still evolving
    SARASOTA, Fla. — If this winter has taught the Orioles, their staff and their players anything, it's that they need to be ready to adjust. The roster will shuffle. Don't think too hard about projections because you can't do anything about the...
  • Manny Machado says contract 'disappointing,' but 'you just have to go out and play'

    Manny Machado says contract 'disappointing,' but 'you just have to go out and play'
    SARASOTA, Fla. -- Orioles third baseman Manny Machado has agreed to a $519,000 contract renewal for 2014 -- slightly above this year’s league minimum of $500,000 -- but the 21-year-old is somewhat disappointed with the figure. Machado will also...
  • As Orioles complete 2014 contracts, Manny Machado reiterates disappointment

    As Orioles complete 2014 contracts, Manny Machado reiterates disappointment
    SARASOTA, Fla. — The Orioles officially completed their contracts for the current 40-man roster Tuesday, leaving one key player frustrated while — potentially, anyway — creating time to focus on signing players beyond 2014. In an...
  • Orioles right-hander Ryan Webb sinking into role at back of bullpen

    Orioles right-hander Ryan Webb sinking into role at back of bullpen
    SARASOTA, Fla. — When the Orioles signed right-handed relief pitcher Ryan Webb in December, executive vice president Dan Duquette quickly compared him to Jim Johnson, who had been traded earlier that month. And while the comparison wasn't...
  • Orioles trade closer Jim Johnson to Oakland A's for 2B Jemile Weeks

    Orioles trade closer Jim Johnson to Oakland A's for 2B Jemile Weeks
    Late Monday night the Orioles traded former All-Star closer Jim Johnson to the Oakland Athletics for second baseman Jemile Weeks and a minor league player to be named later. Johnson, who saved 101 games for the Orioles in the past two seasons, was set...
  • As Johnson leaves for Oakland, Orioles look for new answer at closer inside, outside club

    As Johnson leaves for Oakland, Orioles look for new answer at closer inside, outside club
    While the Orioles' trade of closer Jim Johnson late Monday night immediately offered more questions than answers about the club's direction this offseason, executive vice president Dan Duquette insisted Tuesday that the deal can't truly be evaluated for...
  • After breakthrough year, Orioles RHP Chris Tillman named Opening Day starter

    After breakthrough year, Orioles RHP Chris Tillman named Opening Day starter
    Two springs ago, Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman was desperately trying to prove he could pitch in the major leagues. Last year at this time, he was attempting to show he was healthy and wasn’t a fluke. And this March? Well, Tillman is now...