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  • Trade for Jon Lester shows Oakland A's are all in this season

    Trade for Jon Lester shows Oakland A's are all in this season
    If reports are true that the Oakland Athletics have made their second blockbuster deal of the summer and sent Cuban slugger Yoenis Cespedes to the Red Sox for Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes, then there’s really only one way to look at the situation:...
  • Baseball commissioner Bud Selig discussed MASN TV dispute, future All-Star sites

    Baseball commissioner Bud Selig discussed MASN TV dispute, future All-Star sites
    Baseball commissioner Bud Selig told a group of reporters Tuesday in Minneapolis that he believes there will be a resolution in the ongoing dispute between the Orioles and the Washington Nationals over Mid-Atlantic Sports Network television rights by...
  • Orioles should stay the course, hold on to their top prospects

    Orioles should stay the course, hold on to their top prospects
    Sometimes, the confluence of seemingly unrelated events can squeeze clarity out of coincidence. Take the news Wednesday that the Orioles' top pick from the 2013 draft, Low-A Delmarva right-hander Hunter Harvey, has been shelved for the remainder of...
  • Lester goes to A's and other trade thoughts

    Lester goes to A's and other trade thoughts
    The big trade deadline shoe dropped early Thursday morning, and it landed in an unexpected place for an unexpected value. The Boston Red Sox dealt their ace and pending free agent left-hander Jon Lester as well as outfielder Jonny Gomes and some cash to...
  • Manny Machado's walk-off home run lifts Orioles past Angels, 7-6, in 12 innings

    Manny Machado's walk-off home run lifts Orioles past Angels, 7-6, in 12 innings
    He’s only 22, but Orioles third baseman Manny Machado said his memory’s a little fuzzy. He doesn’t think he has ever hit a walk-off home run before, not as an amateur and probably not as a minor leaguer. He knows for sure he had...
  • Dan Duquette on the deal for Andrew Miller, trade deadline

    Dan Duquette on the deal for Andrew Miller, trade deadline
    Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette spoke to reporters before Thursday's game about the trade with the Boston Red Sox to acquire left-hander Andrew Miller, as well as the nonwaiver trade deadline passing. Here is what he said: On Miller: "We...
  • 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 ...
  • 'Track record' is difference between Tommy Hunter and Jim Johnson, Buck Showalter says

    'Track record' is difference between Tommy Hunter and Jim Johnson, Buck Showalter says
    When Jim Johnson blew a save in the past two seasons, Orioles manager Buck Showalter continued to stick with him as the club’s closer because of his experience in the role. This year, though, closer Tommy Hunter’s leash seems to be a bit...
  • 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...
  • Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy says struggles 'different than anything I've ever done'

    Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy says struggles 'different than anything I've ever done'
    NEW YORK -- Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy, who hit 25 home runs last year, doesn’t have any this year and his 15 RBIs are well off pace from his 76 in 2013. Hardy’s .289 batting average is above his career mark of .256 entering this year, but...