| Apr 25, 2013
| 3:00 AM
It’s one of those baseball statistics that’s hard to believe.
I checked it a couple times to make sure I hadn’t missed anyone. And I really believe I haven’t.
According to baseball-reference.com, there are 44 active major...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 5:29 PM
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Before Jason Hammel could become an Opening Day starter, he had to revisit his simpler days of pitching. Before the crowds, before the expectations, before worrying about his career and where he fit in, he needed to go back to...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 6:47 PM
The losing became so persistent that Martha Macgill pulled herself from the rotation of Episcopal clergy who regularly attended ball games at Camden Yards.
She remembers one defeat in particular; it was Mother's Day 2007 and Jeremy Guthrie pitched eight...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 4:55 PM
SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Orioles’ clouded roster picture became a lot clearer Wednesday with a couple obvious proclamations, one health setback and a top prospect heading to Double-A.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter announced his rotation for the...
| Feb 17, 2013
| 3:13 PM
Orioles manager Buck Showalter pondered the question and then deftly evaded it.
Just how good do you think right-hander Jason Hammel has a chance to be?
Instead of answering, he reflected back on the deal last February that brought Hammel to the...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 6:17 PM
Jason Hammel's breakout season in 2012 was rewarded Friday when he agreed to a one-year, $6.75 million deal with the Orioles to avoid arbitration. He could make up to $300,000 more in performance incentives.
Closer Jim Johnson also agreed to a one-...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 9:58 AM
The Orioles' official reporting day has been uneventful, so far. Some players are working out already, but the first organized pitcher/catcher workout will be Wednesday afternoon, following physicals.
Pitcher Wei-Yin Chen spent some time with the...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 3:00 AM
My guess is I am averaging about five questions a day for the past two weeks on the Orioles' pursuit of left-handed pitcher Joe Saunders. Pretty incredible considering when the Orioles dealt reliever Matt Lindstrom to Arizona for Saunders last August, the...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 3:45 AM
It’s now less than two weeks before pitchers and catchers report to Sarasota, Fla., but I still get a sense Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette isn’t done compiling his roster.
Really, I’m not sure there is ever a time when...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 3:41 PM
Buck Showalter knows it's a good problem to have.
Biding time alone in his clubhouse office the past two months, the Orioles manager would look at the board wall that lists every player in the organization. In building for 2013 — and building...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 7:58 AM
Orioles right-hander Jason Hammel, shelved twice in the second half of last season because of injuries to his right knee, said he has no restrictions on the joint after having a check-up with team doctors Friday.
Hammel missed nearly eight weeks after...
| Jan 1, 2013
| 9:23 AM
Heading into a new year, the Orioles have much of the same team as they did in 2012.
That's by design, and apparently there is a push to continue that trend.
The Orioles have re-signed left fielder Nate McLouth, maintain dialogue with lefty starter...