| Jun 24, 2013
| 11:45 AM
Orioles manager Buck Showalter has often said that when it comes to his Gold Glove catcher, Matt Wieters, what Wieters does with the bat in his hands is secondary to the fine work he does behind the plate -- playing strong defense, throwing out would-be...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 10:15 AM
J.J. Hardy admitted this spring that his 2012 season was probably the lowest point of his career offensively.
He didn’t make an excuse out of a nagging shoulder injury that gave him sharp pain every time he threw the ball from shortstop to first...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 2:45 PM
Orioles manager Buck Showalter said there is a simple key to competing with the slugging teams of the American League, clubs that seemingly can score at will: Play excellent defense.
"That sucker [the ball] stays in the park, you better catch it,"...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 3:48 PM
OK, I really don’t know whether Adam Jones and Mike Trout would actually vote for each other if it came down to one or the other starting in center field in the All-Star Game, and a couple of votes probably wouldn’t make much difference with...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 4:16 PM
SARASOTA, Fla. — Chris Davis blames himself.
He came to the Orioles in 2011 with the reputation of being a pretty good defensive first baseman during his formative years with the Texas Rangers, but he never looked comfortable at first base last...
| May 13, 2013
| 5:22 PM
When he charges onto the infield grass, makes that barehanded pickup and throws a rocket to first, Manny Machado reminds Orioles fans of a superstar third baseman of yesteryear.
When he breaks out of the batter's box on a liner into the gap and hits...
| May 15, 2013
| 6:54 PM
In a sense, baseball players are a lot like other craftsmen.
They have tools they become comfortable with over the years, and it’s hard to make a change when a manufacturer discontinues or alters a product.
That’s sort of what has happened...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 6:00 PM
SARASOTA, Fla. — When outfielder Nate McLouth joined the Orioles from Triple-A last August, he was just another one of executive vice president Dan Duquette's attempted reclamation projects.
His new teammates knew who he was, though. Heck, one even...
| May 1, 2013
| 11:02 PM
SEATTLE – After winning three of four in Oakland to begin their season-longest 11-game road trip, the Orioles headed to Seattle looking to capture another series and, perhaps, guarantee a winning West Coast jaunt without yet stepping foot in...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 6:53 AM
The Orioles have a night game tonight in Bradenton against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Wei-Yin Chen gets the start and will be followed by Brian Matusz, Tommy Hunter and Daniel Schlereth. Chen pitched two scoreless innings in his Grapefruit League debut...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 2:15 PM
The Orioles need a power hitter for the middle of their lineup. They have a vacant spot at first base, if they can get someone that’s better defensively than Chris Davis.
The club has tried to make a trade to bolster those spots, but they haven&...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 4:58 PM
Representing his country was a dream Orioles center fielder Adam Jones had since he was a teenager growing up in San Diego.
Twice while he was in high school, he tried out for his Team USA age-group squad and didn't make it.
But now, the 27-year-old...