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  • Jair Jurrjens arrives for Saturday start against Rays

    Jair Jurrjens arrives for Saturday start against Rays
    Right-hander Jair Jurrjens, who made the National League All-Star team two years ago with the Atlanta Braves, arrived in the Orioles clubhouse Friday afternoon to prepare for Saturday's start against the Tampa Bay Rays. "This is where everyone wants...
  • Fans say the Orioles have baseball's best uniforms

    Fans say the Orioles have baseball's best uniforms
    The slumping Orioles have lost five in a row, but on Monday, they came away with a win off the diamond. The Orioles have the best uniforms in the major leagues, according to a recent fan poll conducted by ESPN. The O’s entered the SportsNation...
  • How does Manny Machado compare with some of baseball's young phenoms?

    How does Manny Machado compare with some of baseball's young phenoms?
    When he charges onto the infield grass, makes that barehanded pickup and throws a rocket to first, Manny Machado reminds Orioles fans of a superstar third baseman of yesteryear. When he breaks out of the batter's box on a liner into the gap and hits...
  • Are you ready to include Machado among the best young players?

    Are you ready to include Machado among the best young players?
    I’m a little afraid to toss this question around in the bar today. I’m afraid some of you may be throwing haymakers if the discussion gets heated. It could turn into a donnybrook or brouhaha if things get ugly. (Yes, I know it is a fake...
  • Orioles observation on Arrieta and Showalter

    Orioles observation on Arrieta and Showalter
    Orioles right-hander Jake Arrieta pitched six scoreless innings Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He lasted longer than any Orioles pitcher this spring. He struck out a preseason-best nine batters. He threw 65 of his 88 pitches for...
  • Orioles minor leaguers Clark and Gamboa hope knuckleball lands them in big leagues

    Orioles minor leaguers Clark and Gamboa hope knuckleball lands them in big leagues
    When right-hander Zach Clark was summoned to Orioles manager Buck Showalter's office two weeks ago and told he was being designated for assignment, the conversation suddenly veered off in a peculiar direction. Clark, who at that moment was still...
  • Right-hander Jair Jurrjens says he was 'more powerful' in intrasquad outing

    Right-hander Jair Jurrjens says he was 'more powerful' in intrasquad outing
    SARASOTA, Fla. --┬áIt was nowhere near the same atmosphere as a Grapefruit League game, but Orioles right-hander Jair Jurrjens said his three-inning outing in Tuesday’s intrasquad game was another step forward in returning to his past form. Of the...
  • The Sun Remembers: March 17-23

    The Sun Remembers: March 17-23
    March 21, 2006: Their 30th basketball victory, a team record, sends the Maryland women to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA tournament. Sophomore center Crystal Langhorne scores 30 points as the third-ranked Terps stop St. John's, 81-74, in State College, Pa.,...
  • On common ground, Orioles and Nationals have complicated relationship

    On common ground, Orioles and Nationals have complicated relationship
    For decades, the Orioles commanded a sweeping empire of fans — a territory larger than some European countries, stretching from southern Pennsylvania to North Carolina and including Washington, where the team operated a popular retail store. The...
  • Seven N.L. pitching staffs are out-hitting Orioles DHs

    Seven N.L. pitching staffs are out-hitting Orioles DHs
    Another night, another oh-for at the plate for an Orioles designated hitter. On Wednesday night, it was Nolan Reimold who kept his glove in the clubhouse and took some hacks as the designated hitter. He was hitless in four at-bats -- with three...
  • Orioles rally against R.A. Dickey in 4-3 win over Blue Jays

    Orioles rally against R.A. Dickey in 4-3 win over Blue Jays
    The last time the Orioles faced knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, they were mystified by pitches with so little spin that you could nearly make out Bud Selig's signature on the baseball. But Tuesday, the Orioles figured out the reigning National League Cy...
  • Orioles decline $11 million option on Mark Reynolds, exercise option on Luis Ayala (UPDATED)

    Orioles decline $11 million option on Mark Reynolds, exercise option on Luis Ayala (UPDATED)
    First baseman Mark Reynolds, an integral part of the Orioles' best season in 15 years, said he wasn't surprised that the team declined its $11 million option on him for 2013, but he made it clear that he still wants to remain in Baltimore. In declining...