Summer Sale Extended! Get unlimited digital access for 13 weeks for $13.
Topics

James Shields

Five questions facing the Orioles at the All-Star break

Five questions facing the Orioles at the All-Star break

Mine deep enough and you can find positives in the Orioles' 44-44 first half: They played chunks of it without key starters such as catcher Matt Wieters, shortstop J.J. Hardy and second baseman Jonathan Schoop. Third baseman Manny Machado has taken another step toward stardom after ending the past two seasons with knee injuries. Lefty Zach Britton is even more efficient at closing games and center fielder Adam Jones, despite dealing with nagging injuries and a revolving cast of outfield mates, is having his best defensive season. No American League team has made fewer errors. Throw in Ubaldo Jimenez's resurgence and the unexpected emergence of designated hitter Jimmy Paredes...

Loading
64°