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  • Adam Jones goes 4-for-4 as Orioles win his San Diego homecoming, 4-1

    Adam Jones goes 4-for-4 as Orioles win his San Diego homecoming, 4-1
    SAN DIEGO —  Adam Jones had played just three major league games in his hometown before Tuesday night’s against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. But the Orioles center fielder — who was born just south of downtown in National City...
  • Orioles' Jason Hammel will be challenged to make it back by DL date

    Orioles' Jason Hammel will be challenged to make it back by DL date
    SAN DIEGO – Orioles right-hander Jason Hammel — on the disabled list with a right flexor mass strain — felt discomfort during a throwing session Tuesday, which puts his chances of being ready when he’s eligible to return from the...
  • A year after his call-up, Manny Machado is still growing as a player

    A year after his call-up, Manny Machado is still growing as a player
    SAN FRANCISCO — When Manny Machado steps in for his first at-bat Friday night against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park, it will mark the one-year anniversary of his major league debut. It may seem like Machado has been in an Orioles uniform...
  • Orioles right-hander Scott Feldman returns after long layoff

    Orioles right-hander Scott Feldman returns after long layoff
    Orioles right-hander Scott Feldman will make his first start after eight days rest in Monday’s series opener in Arizona. Two off days this week has something to do with it. Feldman was available out of the bullpen for Wednesday’s game in San...
  • Are the top Orioles pitching prospects off limits for trades?

    Are the top Orioles pitching prospects off limits for trades?
    The Orioles still hope to add another hitter this offseason, and they have discussed acquiring first baseman Ike Davis from the New York Mets, according to an industry source. Those talks, however, apparently hit a roadblock because the Mets were asking...
  • Orioles reportedly sign outfielder Xavier Paul to minor league deal, other notes

    Orioles reportedly sign outfielder Xavier Paul to minor league deal, other notes
    The Orioles have added more depth for the organization, signing left-handed hitting outfielder Xavier Paul to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training, according to a SportsNet Canada report. The Orioles are expected to announce several...
  • Taking a look at the Orioles free agents' landing spots

    Taking a look at the Orioles free agents' landing spots
    Back in October, we asked how many of the Orioles' nine free agents were likely to return in 2014. Now, with less than five weeks until spring training, it could end up that none of them return to Baltimore. The Orioles wanted to keep right-hander Scott...
  • Orioles avoid arbitration with Bud Norris

    Orioles avoid arbitration with Bud Norris
     The Orioles have reduced their number of arbitration eligible players to five, agreeing on Thursday with right-hander Bud Norris to a 2014 contract valued at $5.3 million, according to an industry source.  Norris, 28, made $3 million last year when...
  • McLouth and Feldman aren't irreplaceable, but Orioles still need plan to replace them

    McLouth and Feldman aren't irreplaceable, but Orioles still need plan to replace them
    I received plenty of feedback on Twitter — and, you can imagine, most of it wasn’t positive — regarding my story that the Orioles did not make official offers to either outfielder Nate McLouth or right-hander Scott Feldman before both...
  • 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-...
  • Adam Jones and other Orioles have learned there are two sides to Twitter

    Adam Jones and other Orioles have learned there are two sides to Twitter
    Orioles center fielder Adam Jones is a dedicated tweeter. When he's not at the ballpark, he shares photos of his dynamic taste in food and his love for his dog Missy to his more than 133,000 followers on Twitter. He often offers clever short quips after...
  • Orioles bust out of slump with 8-4 win over the Rockies, end 4-game losing streak

    Orioles bust out of slump with 8-4 win over the Rockies, end 4-game losing streak
    The Orioles aren't going to talk about big wins in August, not with six weeks and 40 games left in the season. So their 8-4 victory over the Colorado Rockies before an announced 31,089 on Saturday night was just another win, one that moved them within...