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  • As Orioles build left-handed relief depth, how will it affect major league bullpen?

    As Orioles build left-handed relief depth, how will it affect major league bullpen?
    The Orioles’ signing of pitcher Kelvin De La¬†Cruz on Monday was the latest addition to the club’s growing group of left-handed relievers who could compete for bullpen spots in 2014. Last season, the Orioles carried three lefty relievers --...
  • Rick Adair speaks about leaving the Orioles

    Rick Adair speaks about leaving the Orioles
    Rick Adair, who took a leave of absence in August to deal with personal issues including the impending death of his father, will not be back as Orioles pitching coach despite having a contract that runs through the 2014 season. In his first public...
  • Orioles reliever Darren O'Day might be the most interesting man in baseball

    Orioles reliever Darren O'Day might be the most interesting man in baseball
    At first glance, Orioles reliever Darren O’Day is just another fortunate jock who played top-shelf college baseball, married the beautiful blond, cruised to the majors and is now a millionaire. Yawn. Get to know O’Day, though, and the...
  • Orioles thoughts and observations: Being eliminated from the playoff race and Manny Machado

    Orioles thoughts and observations: Being eliminated from the playoff race and Manny Machado
    The Orioles knew their chances of making the playoffs this season were minuscule entering Tuesday night -- a less than 0.1 percent chance, according to CoolStandings.com -- but manager Buck Showalter had his team believing down to that last sliver of...
  • Orioles close out the season series against the Blue Jays with a 3-2 win

    Orioles close out the season series against the Blue Jays with a 3-2 win
    It was the kind of game the Orioles needed desperately earlier this month. Paced by a tremendous outing from starter Miguel Gonzalez, a bullpen that preserved the lead and some timely hitting, the Orioles beat the Toronto Blue Jays, 3-2, on Thursday...
  • Jim Johnson will be back in 2014, Duquette says

    Jim Johnson will be back in 2014, Duquette says
    Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette was definitive Friday afternoon when asked whether closer Jim Johnson would be tendered a contract for 2014. “Oh, yeah,” Duquette said. Johnson, who leads the American...
  • Orioles clinch season series vs. Red Sox; big nights, but bigger questions for Pearce and Roberts

    Orioles clinch season series vs. Red Sox; big nights, but bigger questions for Pearce and Roberts
    Despite not making the playoffs this season, the Orioles can say they got the best of the American League East champion Boston Red Sox. The Orioles’ 6-5 comeback win over Boston clinched a season-series win over the Red Sox, 10-8, making them...
  • O's rally in eighth inning to defeat Red Sox, 6-5

    O's rally in eighth inning to defeat Red Sox, 6-5
    When the Oakland Athletics lost in Seattle early Saturday evening, the night's contest between the Orioles and the Boston Red Sox at Camden Yards technically became meaningless shortly after the first pitch. The Orioles were eliminated from postseason...
  • Orioles end 2013 season on a positive note with 7-6 win over Red Sox

    Orioles end 2013 season on a positive note with 7-6 win over Red Sox
    Hours before Camden Yards went dark for the final time this baseball season, the Orioles clubhouse emptied out quickly Sunday evening as lockers were cleaned out, moving boxes filled and good-bye hugs given. The Orioles’ 2013 season ended with a...
  • Orioles seek more consistent starting pitching, better run production

    Orioles seek more consistent starting pitching, better run production
    An argument could be made that the Orioles fielded a club this season with more stability — and talent — than the one that won 93 games and advanced to the American League Division Series in 2012. But playing in the rough-and-tumble AL East,...
  • Raul Ibanez hits two HRs to lead Yankees over Orioles in ALDS Game 3

    Raul Ibanez hits two HRs to lead Yankees over Orioles in ALDS Game 3
    The Orioles knew that duplicating their regular-season success at Yankee Stadium wouldn’t be easy – that beating the Yankeesin October in their home ballpark would take an extra level of resiliency. Now, after a heart-breaking, 12-inning, 3-2...