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  • Orioles tender six arbitration-eligible players: Davis, Wieters, Norris, Hunter, Matusz and Patton

    Orioles tender six arbitration-eligible players: Davis, Wieters, Norris, Hunter, Matusz and Patton
    Lost in Monday night’s 11th-hour drama that saw the Orioles trade closer Jim Johnson to the Oakland A's were several roster moves the club also made prior to the midnight tender deadline. The Orioles tendered contracts to their six remaining...
  • Grant Balfour declares himself '100 percent healthy,' says failed physical with Orioles is in the past

    Grant Balfour declares himself '100 percent healthy,' says failed physical with Orioles is in the past
    As Grant Balfour was introduced as the Tampa Bay Rays’ new closer on Thursday, he embraced a little personal redemption as he declared himself “100 percent healthy” and ready to pitch for one of the Orioles’ American League East...
  • Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon talks about building confidence, bullpens

    Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon talks about building confidence, bullpens
    When the Orioles traded Jim Johnson in December and then spiked a potential deal with Grant Balfour weeks later, the likelihood of Tommy Hunter being the club’s 2014 closer increased. With a few weeks left in the offseason, the Orioles could still...
  • Orioles agree to terms with free-agent outfielder Nelson Cruz on one-year deal

    Orioles agree to terms with free-agent outfielder Nelson Cruz on one-year deal
    SARASOTA, Fla. — The Orioles' sudden spring training spending spree continued Saturday as the club agreed to terms on a one-year deal with free-agent outfielder Nelson Cruz, according to industry sources. The deal, which is pending a physical...
  • How Camden Yards got a cameo in 'House of Cards' episode

    How Camden Yards got a cameo in 'House of Cards' episode
    SARASOTA, Fla. – Spoiler alert! A scene in the recently-released second season of "House of Cards" that features fictional politician Frank Underwood throwing out a pregame first pitch before an Orioles game at Camden Yards was less than three...
  • Tommy Hunter says he'll be himself if he wins closer role

    Tommy Hunter says he'll be himself if he wins closer role
    SARASOTA, Fla. -- It appears that right-hander Tommy Hunter will enter the Grapefruit League exhibition season with the inside track to win the Orioles' closer role, but he said he isn't going to change much about his bullpen routine. "If that...
  • Jonathan Schoop goes deep again and Henry Urrutia shows strides

    Jonathan Schoop goes deep again and Henry Urrutia shows strides
    SARASOTA, Fla. -- Top position player prospect Jonathan Schoop homered for the second straight day Thursday, hitting a solo homer off Bud Norris in the first inning of the Orioles' second intrasquad game. Schoop’s homer was a blast to left-...
  • With Jim Johnson gone, who closes games for the Orioles now?

    With Jim Johnson gone, who closes games for the Orioles now?
    If you went to bed early last night, you woke up this morning to the news that the Orioles suddenly have an opening at closer. In a trade that was literally made in the 11th hour prior to Monday’s midnight tender deadline, the Orioles dealt closer...
  • Duquette says Orioles' trade of Jim Johnson 'was a baseball decision,' not one from Angelos

    Duquette says Orioles' trade of Jim Johnson 'was a baseball decision,' not one from Angelos
    If you're waiting for the Jim Johnson trade to fit nicely into some offseason master plan that makes perfect sense, you’re probably going to be disappointed. The puzzle pieces are starting to fit together, and it looks like they’re going...
  • Orioles owner Peter Angelos must spend money to make money [Letter]

    Orioles owner Peter Angelos must spend money to make money [Letter]
    The Baltimore Orioles have traded Jim Johnson, a top closer in baseball for the past few years, to the Oakland A's for second baseman Jemile Weeks, who spent more time in the minor leagues than the majors last season ("As Johnson leaves for Oakland,...
  • In terms of baseball economics, trading Jim Johnson makes sense for Orioles

    In terms of baseball economics, trading Jim Johnson makes sense for Orioles
    It's understandably hard for Orioles fans to look past Jim Johnson's consecutive 50-save seasons, especially given that the club received an uninspiring infielder Monday night in exchange for its closer. But this trade had little to do with the relative...
  • As Johnson leaves for Oakland, Orioles look for new answer at closer inside, outside club

    As Johnson leaves for Oakland, Orioles look for new answer at closer inside, outside club
    While the Orioles' trade of closer Jim Johnson late Monday night immediately offered more questions than answers about the club's direction this offseason, executive vice president Dan Duquette insisted Tuesday that the deal can't truly be evaluated for...