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  • Late additions could boost Orioles in wide-open American League East race

    Late additions could boost Orioles in wide-open American League East race
    — As Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette sat in his office at the Ed Smith Stadium complex on a sunny afternoon earlier this month, overlooking a well-manicured cloverleaf of fields, a bitter winter seemed like an eternity ago in more ways...
  • With Davis hurt, Orioles to promote Weeks from Norfolk

    With Davis hurt, Orioles to promote Weeks from Norfolk
    Infielder Jemile Weeks was called up from Triple-A Norfolk on Saturday to provide extra infield help until the Orioles determine the seriousness of Chris Davis’ left oblique strain. The move was expected once Davis’ injury was made public....
  • Nothing like Jim Johnson off the mound, Tommy Hunter hopes to produce like him on it

    Nothing like Jim Johnson off the mound, Tommy Hunter hopes to produce like him on it
    SARASOTA, Fla. — If there is one thing you need to know about reliever Tommy Hunter, it is that he is the interpersonal opposite of the guy the Orioles hope he replaces in the critical closer role. Jim Johnson, who last year became the first...
  • League of Dreams Day event a grand slam for players

    League of Dreams Day event a grand slam for players
    On Tuesday, the sky a clear blue, the temperature in the 70s with just the right bit of breeze, the beautiful day served as the backdrop for a heartwarming event at St. Paul's School for Girls in Lutherville. For the ninth year in a row, the private...
  • Nick Markakis uncertain for Opening Day and other Orioles notes

    Nick Markakis uncertain for Opening Day and other Orioles notes
    Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis might not play in Monday’s regular-season opener at Camden Yards against the defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox because of lingering neck stiffness. Manager Buck Showalter said Markakis, who was...
  • Orioles closer Tommy Hunter recovers to 'earn' save vs. the Red Sox

    Orioles closer Tommy Hunter recovers to 'earn' save vs. the Red Sox
    Eventually, new Orioles closer Tommy Hunter was going to get a big-boy, pressure-cooker, no-margin-for-error save opportunity — that's what happens when you pitch the ninth inning in the major leagues. He got it out of the way quickly, allowing...
  • Orioles thoughts and observations on Adam Jones, bottom of the order and early injuries

    Orioles thoughts and observations on Adam Jones, bottom of the order and early injuries
    NEW YORK – In Adam Jones' postgame interview following the Orioles' 14-5 win over the New York Yankees, the center fielder took a subtle jab at the media for making a big deal of the team's offensive struggles during the first week of the season....
  • Jim Johnson struggles once again, but Athletics recover to beat Twins

    Jim Johnson struggles once again, but Athletics recover to beat Twins
    Oakland Athletics closer Jim Johnson struggled once again Wednesday, but the offense bailed him out in extra innings in a 7-4 win over the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. With a 4-2 lead entering the bottom of the ninth, Johnson allowed a single to the...
  • Former Orioles closer Jim Johnson now ex-Athletics closer, too

    Former Orioles closer Jim Johnson now ex-Athletics closer, too
    In what has to be one of the most stunning career reversals in recent baseball history, former Orioles closer Jim Johnson -- who saved at least 50 games in each of the past two seasons -- has been removed from that role after barely two weeks in Oakland....
  • Five years later, Nick Adenhart's death still impacts two Orioles pitchers

    Five years later, Nick Adenhart's death still impacts two Orioles pitchers
    Nick Adenhart never played for the Orioles, but five years after the Maryland native's untimely death at age 22, he still has a lasting impact inside the Orioles' clubhouse. Orioles right-handed pitchers Darren O'Day and Miguel Gonzalez, two undrafted...
  • Orioles bounce back to defeat the Blue Jays, 2-1, in 12 innings

    Orioles bounce back to defeat the Blue Jays, 2-1, in 12 innings
    New Orioles closer Tommy Hunter was one pitch away from his fourth save in as many chances Saturday night before he didn’t get the check swing, third-strike call he wanted. On the next pitch, he didn’t get the save either, as Toronto Blue...
  • O'Day says Jim Johnson will be fine

    O'Day says Jim Johnson will be fine
    Like much of Baltimore, the Orioles organization has watched with interest as former closer Jim Johnson has struggled this early season with the Oakland Athletics. Interest probably isn’t the right word. Try empathy. “Everybody’s...