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  • Orioles begin road trip with 5-4 loss to Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night

    Orioles begin road trip with 5-4 loss to Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- In spring training, Orioles manager Buck Showalter preached that the key to his team remaining competitive in the American League East was going to be getting consistent starting pitching. And while the Orioles rotation isn't...
  • Grant Balfour comes to Baltimore for first time since deal with Orioles fell through

    Grant Balfour comes to Baltimore for first time since deal with Orioles fell through
    The last time Grant Balfour was in Baltimore, he thought he had landed in the place where he'd spend the next two years of his career. In December, Balfour arrived at the Warehouse to take a club physical that he believed would be the last step in...
  • Late additions could boost Orioles in wide-open American League East race

    Late additions could boost Orioles in wide-open American League East race
    — As Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette sat in his office at the Ed Smith Stadium complex on a sunny afternoon earlier this month, overlooking a well-manicured cloverleaf of fields, a bitter winter seemed like an eternity ago in more ways...
  • After a rollercoaster offseason, Orioles fans optimistic about 2014

    After a rollercoaster offseason, Orioles fans optimistic about 2014
    Pat Prada was fed up, mad enough to protest the only way he could — with his wallet. The lifelong Orioles fan opted against renewing his season-ticket plan in early February, convinced he should no longer patronize a club that wouldn't spend...
  • Orioles closer Tommy Hunter recovers to 'earn' save vs. the Red Sox

    Orioles closer Tommy Hunter recovers to 'earn' save vs. the Red Sox
    Eventually, new Orioles closer Tommy Hunter was going to get a big-boy, pressure-cooker, no-margin-for-error save opportunity — that's what happens when you pitch the ninth inning in the major leagues. He got it out of the way quickly, allowing...
  • Former Orioles closer Jim Johnson now ex-Athletics closer, too

    Former Orioles closer Jim Johnson now ex-Athletics closer, too
    In what has to be one of the most stunning career reversals in recent baseball history, former Orioles closer Jim Johnson -- who saved at least 50 games in each of the past two seasons -- has been removed from that role after barely two weeks in Oakland....
  • Hunter says he is ready to be Orioles' closer, if asked

    Hunter says he is ready to be Orioles' closer, if asked
    SARASOTA, FLA. -- In the midst of the fallout from the Orioles' trade of closer Jim Johnson last month, manager Buck Showalter received a comforting text message from reliever Tommy Hunter. The message from Hunter, one of the club's top set-up men...
  • New Orioles pitcher Liam Hendriks hopes to make new memories in Baltimore

    New Orioles pitcher Liam Hendriks hopes to make new memories in Baltimore
    New Orioles right-hander Liam Hendriks doesn't have very many fond memories of Baltimore. The 24-year-old Australian started for the Minnesota Twins in the Orioles' home opener last season and saw an early three-run lead disappear quickly. He lasted...
  • Orioles' deal with Tyler Colvin held up by physical

    Orioles' deal with Tyler Colvin held up by physical
    A potential deal with outfielder Tyler Colvin has been held up due to concerns the Orioles had about a physical he took last Wednesday, according to an industry source. No specifics were given as to what questions the Orioles may have had or if the...
  • Tampa Bay Rays sign RHP Grant Balfour to two-year deal

    Tampa Bay Rays sign RHP Grant Balfour to two-year deal
    Grant Balfour will be pitching in the American League East after all. And he’ll have up to 19 chances in 2014 to show a little “Balfour Rage” against the Orioles, the team that spiked a free-agent deal with him in December. The 36-...
  • 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...
  • Can any of the available free agents save the Orioles' offseason?

    Can any of the available free agents save the Orioles' offseason?
    OK, here's what we know about the Orioles' offseason so far. It hasn’t been pretty. I mean, really not pretty. The most significant addition so far has probably been pitching coach Dave Wallace, but the front office has not added a pitcher to a...