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  • In statement, Grant Balfour's agent says closer 'is completely healthy'

    In statement, Grant Balfour's agent says closer 'is completely healthy'
    Here is a statement from Seth Levinson, whose agency ACES represents Grant Balfour, whom the Orioles decided not to sign after reviewing his physical. They had a two-year, $15 million deal before the Orioles backed out Friday. “Grant is completely...
  • The Jim Johnson decision and the economic reality of closers

    The Jim Johnson decision and the economic reality of closers
    Jim Johnson is not in an Orioles uniform anymore because, as executive vice president Dan Duquette explains it, the club needed to better allocate its financial resources throughout the 25-man roster. In other words, paying roughly one-tenth of the...
  • Where does the Orioles' offseason go from here?

    Where does the Orioles' offseason go from here?
    With less than six weeks remaining until spring training, the Orioles are still trying to upgrade the team they will bring to Sarasota, Fla., in mid-February. The shopping list hasn’t changed much in recent weeks, and executive vice president...
  • What's the move the Orioles must make before spring training?

    What's the move the Orioles must make before spring training?
    It’s tough to look backward in a bar (there’s this huge mirror behind us, and what I see isn’t flattering. Must be the lighting). So let’s jump forward to the 2014 Orioles’ season now that 2013 and Ravens games are behind...
  • Looking back at 2013: What was your biggest Orioles memory of the past year?

    Looking back at 2013: What was your biggest Orioles memory of the past year?
    A new year is here and it’s time to look forward to 2014. There are 43 days until pitchers and catchers report to Sarasota, Fla., for spring training. But first let’s look back to the past year. The Orioles had their share of successes and...
  • 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...
  • Grant Balfour declares himself '100 percent healthy,' says failed physical with Orioles is in the past

    Grant Balfour declares himself '100 percent healthy,' says failed physical with Orioles is in the past
    As Grant Balfour was introduced as the Tampa Bay Rays’ new closer on Thursday, he embraced a little personal redemption as he declared himself “100 percent healthy” and ready to pitch for one of the Orioles’ American League East...