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  • All-Stars, left-handed pitchers are Orioles' top trade chips in Double-A Bowie

    All-Stars, left-handed pitchers are Orioles' top trade chips in Double-A Bowie
    Last week’s deal between the Chicago Cubs and Oakland Athletics, which sent pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to Oakland for a prospect package that included top 10 prospect Addison Russell, kicked off baseball's trade season in...
  • Orioles' West Coast success already 'a memory' as team opens homestand

    Orioles' West Coast success already 'a memory' as team opens homestand
    SEATTLE – The Orioles just finished a grueling 10-game road trip against three powers of the American League West with a 6-4 record and series wins in Anaheim and Seattle. It might have been the toughest stretch on the road this year, and the...
  • MLB commissioner Bud Selig calls Baltimore a 'very, very viable candidate' for the 2016 All-Star Game

    MLB commissioner Bud Selig calls Baltimore a 'very, very viable candidate' for the 2016 All-Star Game
    HOUSTON -- Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig said before Friday's Civil Rights Game that he sees Baltimore as a leading candidate to host the 2016 All-Star Game. “Yes, they're certainly a very, very viable candidate,” Selig said...
  • Nelson Cruz, Matt Wieters still lead in American League All-Star voting

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Designated hitter Nelson Cruz and catcher Matt Wieters remain the leading American League vote-getters at their respective positions in All-Star Game fan balloting released Monday night. Cruz (1,792,432) continued to lead the ...
  • Orioles' Matt Wieters to undergo Tommy John surgery on right elbow Tuesday

    Orioles' Matt Wieters to undergo Tommy John surgery on right elbow Tuesday
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- In recent days, the Orioles feared that the possibility of losing catcher Matt Wieters for the season was becoming closer to reality. Still, the club clung to any shred of optimism that the two-time All-Star and two-time American...
  • Orioles' Buck Showalter campaigns for Nick Markakis to make All-Star Game

    Orioles' Buck Showalter campaigns for Nick Markakis to make All-Star Game
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Right fielder Nick Markakis ranked 10th among American League outfielders in the most recent All-Star Game fan balloting, but manager Buck Showalter campaigned Wednesday for the team's longest-tenured player to make his first...
  • Kevin Gausman shuts down Rays, Nelson Cruz homers in Orioles' 2-0 victory

    Kevin Gausman shuts down Rays, Nelson Cruz homers in Orioles' 2-0 victory
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Just three batters into his outing against the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday afternoon, Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman was already on the brink of disaster. From his first pitches of the day, Gausman knew the strike zone was...
  • Nelson Cruz will make the All-Star team, but what about some other Orioles?

    Nelson Cruz will make the All-Star team, but what about some other Orioles?
    Five Orioles made the All-Star Game last year in New York. That won’t happen again July 15 at Target Field in Minneapolis. This year, the Orioles will have one All-Star for sure: Nelson Cruz, who is nearly 1 million votes ahead of the Boston Red...
  • Nelson Cruz leaves game Sunday vs. Astros after being hit by pitch in left hand

    Nelson Cruz leaves game Sunday vs. Astros after being hit by pitch in left hand
    HOUSTON -- Orioles outfielder Nelson Cruz, who leads the major leagues in home runs and RBIs, left Sunday’s game against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park after he was hit by a pitch in the left hand. X-rays on Cruz's left hand performed at a...
  • Manny Machado's first career grand slam leads Orioles to 9-4 win over Astros

    Manny Machado's first career grand slam leads Orioles to 9-4 win over Astros
    HOUSTON -- When Nelson Cruz hopped out of the batter’s box and dropped to the ground, clutching his left hand in pain, Orioles manager Buck Showalter feared the worst. The Orioles have been wildly inconsistent over the first two months of the...
  • Orioles' Nelson Cruz named American League Player of the Week

    Orioles' Nelson Cruz named American League Player of the Week
    Orioles outfielder-designated hitter Nelson Cruz has been named American League Player of the Week, Major League Baseball announced Monday afternoon. In seven games last week, Cruz batted .476 with four home runs and eight RBIs. In that span, he had a...
  • Nelson Cruz passes David Ortiz for lead at DH in AL All-Star voting

    Nelson Cruz passes David Ortiz for lead at DH in AL All-Star voting
    Nelson Cruz has hit eight home runs in his past 13 games, and All-Star voters have taken notice. The Orioles designated hitter has passed David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox as the top All-Star Game vote-getter at his position in the American League,...