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  • Orioles' deal with Grant Balfour is off after snag in physical, Dan Duquette says

    Orioles' deal with Grant Balfour is off after snag in physical, Dan Duquette says
    Fate has not been friendly to the Orioles so far this offseason, but frustration might have reached its peak on Friday, when the team cut ties with a player who would have been its prize acquisition of the hot-stove season, further compounding the club&...
  • Orioles agree to 2-year deal with reliever Ryan Webb

    Orioles agree to 2-year deal with reliever Ryan Webb
    The Orioles have added another reliever to the roster, agreeing to a two-year, $4.5 million deal with right-hander Ryan Webb, according to an industry source. Webb, 27, is scheduled for a physical early next week and the deal will become official once...
  • 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,...
  • Orioles lose out on Nate McLouth to Nationals

    Orioles lose out on Nate McLouth to Nationals
    The Orioles lost out on their second free-agent player in a span of hours Friday afternoon when outfielder Nate McLouth agreed to terms on a two-year deal with the Washington Nationals pending a physical, according to an industry source. McLouth will...
  • Orioles raise season-ticket prices slightly, expand variable-pricing system

    Orioles raise season-ticket prices slightly, expand variable-pricing system
    When Orioles season-ticket holders receive their renewal packages in the mail over the next few days, they will find slightly higher average ticket prices and an expanded version of the variable-pricing plan the club has used for single-game ticket...
  • Orioles didn't offer contracts to McLouth or Feldman

    Orioles didn't offer contracts to McLouth or Feldman
    The Orioles added another reliever to their roster on Friday, but also learned that two members of the 2013 club have gone elsewhere, including fan favorite Nate McLouth. According to sources, the Orioles on Friday signed right-handed reliever Ryan Webb...
  • Orioles focused on acquiring left-handed hitter, pitching at baseball's winter meetings

    Orioles focused on acquiring left-handed hitter, pitching at baseball's winter meetings
    In most years, baseball's winter meetings mark the unofficial starting line of the annual offseason spending spree on free agents. But as the Orioles arrive at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort this week, pay day for several high-priced free...
  • Orioles still interested in John Axford, have met with his representatives this week

    Orioles still interested in John Axford, have met with his representatives this week
    The Orioles remain interested in free-agent relief pitcher John Axford as the potential replacement for closer Jim Johnson. The team met with Axford's representatives at Major League Baseball's winter meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., this week,...
  • Looking back at 2013: What was your biggest Orioles memory of the past year?

    Looking back at 2013: What was your biggest Orioles memory of the past year?
    A new year is here and it’s time to look forward to 2014. There are 43 days until pitchers and catchers report to Sarasota, Fla., for spring training. But first let’s look back to the past year. The Orioles had their share of successes and...
  • Addition of Alexi Casilla on minor league deal gives Orioles important middle-infield insurance

    Addition of Alexi Casilla on minor league deal gives Orioles important middle-infield insurance
    In this space 24 hours ago, I wrote an update on the Orioles' nine free agents. One of those players -- second baseman Alexi Casilla -- had yet to sign with a team. But on Friday, the Orioles announced that they were re-signing Casilla, whose $3 million...
  • Orioles sign OF Delmon Young to minor league deal, invite him to spring training

    Orioles sign OF Delmon Young to minor league deal, invite him to spring training
    SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Orioles have signed outfielder Delmon Young to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training, the team announced Monday. Young and outfielder-designated hitter Jack Cust had been invited to the Orioles' minicamp this...
  • Orioles sign RHP Luis Vizcaino, INF Brock Bond to minor league deals

    Orioles sign RHP Luis Vizcaino, INF Brock Bond to minor league deals
    SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Orioles announced Tuesday that they've signed right-handed pitcher Luis Vizcaino and infielder Brock Bond to minor league contracts. The deals don't include invitations to major league spring training, so both players will report...