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  • Why the Orioles want to bring back old players like Joe Saunders

    Why the Orioles want to bring back old players like Joe Saunders
    We all know Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette loves taking low-risk, high-reward gambles. That’s been his calling card since he arrived in Baltimore before the 2012 season. It’s worked at times: Nate McLouth, Miguel Gonzalez and,...
  • After strong performance Saturday, Kevin Gausman to start again this week

    After strong performance Saturday, Kevin Gausman to start again this week
    Orioles manager Buck Showalter said right-hander Kevin Gausman, who held the Oakland Athletics to one run and four hits in seven innings Saturday, earned another start with the Orioles. That likely will come Thursday against the Toronto Blue Jays at...
  • Nelson Cruz, Matt Wieters still lead in All-Star voting, Adam Jones gains in outfield

    Nelson Cruz, Matt Wieters still lead in All-Star voting, Adam Jones gains in outfield
    Designated hitter Nelson Cruz and catcher Matt Wieters continue to lead their respective positions in American League All-Star voting, according to fan balloting figures released Sunday night. Center fielder Adam Jones jumped from sixth to fourth...
  • Orioles sign right-handed reliever Heath Bell to minor league deal

    Orioles sign right-handed reliever Heath Bell to minor league deal
    Right-handed reliever Heath Bell, who was released by the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday, signed a minor league deal with the Orioles on Friday night and will report to Triple-A Norfolk on Saturday. A former, three-time All Star closer with the San Diego...
  • Some thoughts and observations from the Orioles' 4-0 win over Kansas City

    Some thoughts and observations from the Orioles' 4-0 win over Kansas City
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chris Tillman’s four-seam fastball was in the 87-to-91-mph range Friday night, certainly not what it can be or what it has been in the past. In some instances, it would be a cause for alarm. But he commanded it on both...
  • Dylan Bundy could hit 'another level' Tuesday, Buck Showalter says

    Dylan Bundy could hit 'another level' Tuesday, Buck Showalter says
    Despite top pitching prospect Dylan Bundy being scheduled for just one inning Tuesday in extended spring training, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said he'd "be surprised if you don't see another level gone to by him in that game. Just because the juices...
  • Chris Tillman sharp in Orioles' 4-2 win over Rays in Grapefruit League opener

    Chris Tillman sharp in Orioles' 4-2 win over Rays in Grapefruit League opener
    PORT CHARLOTTE, FLA. -- Chris Tillman didn’t waste any time reminding everyone why he was the winningest pitcher on the Orioles staff last year. He opened the Orioles’ Grapefruit League season by striking out three and giving up just one hit...
  • 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...
  • Possibility of Orioles using Tommy Hunter at closer looking more likely each day

    Possibility of Orioles using Tommy Hunter at closer looking more likely each day
    Don’t expect the Orioles to resolve their closer situation any time soon. As the club tries to distance itself from the mess the situation with Grant Balfour created, the Orioles' external search still seems to be focused on free-agent right-...
  • Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon talks about building confidence, bullpens

    Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon talks about building confidence, bullpens
    When the Orioles traded Jim Johnson in December and then spiked a potential deal with Grant Balfour weeks later, the likelihood of Tommy Hunter being the club’s 2014 closer increased. With a few weeks left in the offseason, the Orioles could still...
  • As expected, Adam Jones is only Oriole on U.S. roster for World Baseball Classic

    As expected, Adam Jones is only Oriole on U.S. roster for World Baseball Classic
    As expected, the Orioles' only representative on USA Baseball's 27-man provisional roster for the World Baseball Classic is center fielder Adam Jones. The rosters for the rest of the countries will be announced later today, so other Orioles could be...
  • Saturday's spring training recaps from the Grapefruit and Cactus leagues

    Saturday's spring training recaps from the Grapefruit and Cactus leagues
    GRAPEFRUIT LEAGUE Mets 5, Nationals 3: Stephen Strasburg surrendered three hits over two innings - including a single and home run to the first two batters he faced - in his first action since Sept. 7. David Wright was hitless in three at-bats for New...