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  • In terms of baseball economics, trading Jim Johnson makes sense for Orioles

    In terms of baseball economics, trading Jim Johnson makes sense for Orioles
    It's understandably hard for Orioles fans to look past Jim Johnson's consecutive 50-save seasons, especially given that the club received an uninspiring infielder Monday night in exchange for its closer. But this trade had little to do with the relative...
  • Matusz struggles again and Reds pound O's, 10-5

    Matusz struggles again and Reds pound O's, 10-5
    Since coming off the disabled list early this month, left-hander Brian Matusz hasn't looked like the pitcher that stormed through the minors two years ago and gave Orioles' fans so much hope for the future. That optimism has been replaced by a...
  • Orioles power past Reds, 7-5, to win series

    Orioles power past Reds, 7-5, to win series
    In their rubber match against the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday afternoon, the Orioles committed two errors, left seven runners on base, walked two batters with the bases loaded and nearly coughed up a five-run lead. And they still won, 7-5, before a...
  • Orioles' Jim Johnson, Rays' Fernando Rodney show importance of closers

    Orioles' Jim Johnson, Rays' Fernando Rodney show importance of closers
    When the Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays begin a three-game series Tuesday at Camden Yards, the two most effective relievers in the American League will be in uniform. It's fair to speculate that without Orioles closer Jim Johnson and Rays closer Fernando...
  • Orioles move Jake Arrieta to the bullpen instead of Triple-A

    Orioles move Jake Arrieta to the bullpen instead of Triple-A
    While watching Jake Arrieta struggle on the mound against the Phillies on Friday night, Orioles manager Buck Showalter firmly believed that sending Arrieta to Triple-A was the best solution. Arrieta himself thought it was a real possibility. He talked to...
  • Orioles' presence at Cespedes' workout showcases expanded international efforts

    Orioles' presence at Cespedes' workout showcases expanded international efforts
    Desperately lagging in the world baseball market, the Orioles are attempting to step up their international efforts, and this weekend might serve as a primary example of that change in philosophy. An Orioles contingent — to include manager Buck...
  • Jim Johnson tosses 1-2-3 inning in All-Star Game

    Jim Johnson tosses 1-2-3 inning in All-Star Game
    If there’s anything fans will remember about the eighth inning of Tuesday night’s All-Star Game  in Kansas City, it’ll probably be seeing flamethrowers Craig Kimbrel and Aroldis Chapman light up the radar gun one after the other for...
  • Cespedes granted free agency by MLB

    Cespedes granted free agency by MLB
    The bidding war for outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is about to begin. The 26-year-old Cuban defector was granted free agency Wednesday by Major League Baseball, meaning teams can begin contract negotiations. This week, Cespedes established Dominican...
  • Orioles pregame notes: Hammel will be activated and pitch Thursday

    Orioles pregame notes: Hammel will be activated and pitch Thursday
    TORONTO -- The Orioles are just one game out of first place in the AL East, and they'll be rooting for the Rays to beat the Yankees tonight to give them a change to have a share of first place for the first time since June 7. The Orioles can also claim a...
  • Cincinnati Reds - TeamReport

    MLB Team Report - Cincinnati Reds - INSIDE PITCH CHICAGO -- With the Cincinnati Reds all but mathematically out of postseason consideration, they're now taking some longer looks at September call-ups. Right fielder Yorman Rodriguez and shortstop Jake...
  • Derek Goold: As he nears Cardinals record, Rosenthal made history

    ST. LOUIS Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal has two weeks a grand total of 12 games to see if he will get the chance to finish more games and collect more saves than any pitcher in his position with the franchise has, ever. He's already made some...
  • Game roundup: Cueto, Reds blank Cardinals, 1-0

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update No. 3: Adds Pirates-Phillies, Nationals-Mets and Yankees-Rays Game roundup: Cueto, Reds blank Cardinals, 1-0 CINCINNATI -- Johnny Cueto outdueled the Cardinals' Lance Lynn, allowing just three hits through eight...