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  • Orioles' Jakubauskas faces rematch with hitter who put him in hospital

    Orioles' Jakubauskas faces rematch with hitter who put him in hospital
    Lance Berkman swung, smashing the 90 mph fastball up the middle "about as hard as I could hit it." As Berkman dashed from the batter's box in the first inning of that Houston Astros-Pittsburgh Pirates game April 24, 2010, the baseball hurtled back toward...
  • Larkin makes Hall; Palmeiro gets slight increase

    Larkin makes Hall; Palmeiro gets slight increase
    Former Cincinnati Reds shortstop Barry Larkin, who at times was overshadowed at the position by his contemporary -- the Orioles’ Cal Ripken Jr. -- was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame this afternoon. Larkin, in his second year of...
  • Coffee Companion -- 3/7

    Coffee Companion -- 3/7
    Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with some reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday -- that way I'll have an excuse to do the same at the start of mine. Running it back:...
  • Your turn: What should the Orioles do with Zach Britton?

    Your turn: What should the Orioles do with Zach Britton?
    Zach Britton, the Orioles' top pitching prospect, has yet to allow a run in nine innings of work this spring. The Orioles don't want to start his arbitration clock earlier than they have to, but Britton's brilliance has thrust him into the conversation...
  • Catching up with former Orioles reliever Eddie Watt

    Catching up with former Orioles reliever Eddie Watt
    Eddie Watt lives in peaceful anonymity, in a speck of a town in Nebraska, where the talk is of crops and cows and Cornhusker football. The Orioles? Not a word. Many in North Bend (pop. 1,200) don't know there's a celebrant in their midst. Mention that...
  • Scouting director Gary Rajsich ready to put his first stamp on the Orioles organization

    Scouting director Gary Rajsich ready to put his first stamp on the Orioles organization
    When the Orioles officially hired baseball-lifer Gary Rajsich as their director of scouting in November, Toronto Blue Jays pro scouting director Perry Minasian sent a message to a friend. "You just stole one of my best scouts," Minasian texted Orioles...
  • Orioles draft target: Byron Buxton

    Orioles draft target: Byron Buxton
    From now through Monday, we'll profile six players the Orioles might target with the No. 4 overall pick in Monday night's amateur draft. Today: Byron Buxton Name: Byron Buxton Position: Outfielder Age: 18 Height/Weight: 6-feet-2, 175 pounds Bats/...
  • Orioles draft target: Mark Appel

    Orioles draft target: Mark Appel
    From now through Monday, we'll profile six players the Orioles might target with the No. 4 overall pick in Monday night's amateur draft. Today: Mark Appel Name: Mark Appel Position: Right-handed pitcher Age: 20 Height/Weight: 6-feet-5, 215 pounds...
  • Orioles draft target: Carlos Correa

    Orioles draft target: Carlos Correa
    Here is the final profile for the six players the Orioles might target with the No. 4 overall pick inĀ  tonight's amateur draft. Today: Carlos Correa Name: Carlos Correa Position: Shortstop Age: 17 Height/Weight: 6 feet 4, 190 pounds Bats/Throws: R/R...
  • Orioles hope to land one of few standouts in 'very shallow' draft

    Orioles hope to land one of few standouts in 'very shallow' draft
    For the sixth consecutive year, the Orioles will select in the top five of baseball's amateur draft, this time making the fourth overall pick on Monday night. Then they will wait. And wait. Until Tuesday, when they make their second selection, the...
  • Predicting how first round of MLB draft might unfold for Orioles

    Predicting how first round of MLB draft might unfold for Orioles
    Baseball’s amateur draft - or first-year-player draft, as MLB likes to call it with no regard to headline writers -- starts at 7 p.m. And the Orioles' pick will be ... LSU’s Kevin Gausman ... Or maybe San Francisco’s Kyle Zimmer. Or,...
  • Orioles select LSU RHP Kevin Gausman with No. 4 pick in draft

    Orioles select LSU RHP Kevin Gausman with No. 4 pick in draft
    Always on the lookout for quality pitching, the Orioles added to their stable of young arms Monday, selecting quirky and effective Louisiana State University right-hander Kevin Gausman with the fourth overall pick in the first round of baseball’s...