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  • 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...
  • Free-agent hitter Jack Cust participates in tryout at the Orioles' minicamp

    Free-agent hitter Jack Cust participates in tryout at the Orioles' minicamp
    SARASOTA, Fla. – Veteran free-agent hitter Jack Cust has been waiting for an opportunity to get back into the major leagues for nearly a year. He will now have that opportunity this week at the Orioles’ minicamp at the Ed Smith Stadium...
  • Free-agent RHP Brett Tomko hoping for opportunity with Orioles

    Free-agent RHP Brett Tomko hoping for opportunity with Orioles
    Just less than three months shy of his 41st birthday, free-agent right-handed pitcher Brett Tomko hopes for one last chance to get back to the major leagues. Tomko will throw for the Orioles on Friday morning in Orange County, Calif. He aims to...
  • Tampa Bay Rays sign RHP Grant Balfour to two-year deal

    Tampa Bay Rays sign RHP Grant Balfour to two-year deal
    Grant Balfour will be pitching in the American League East after all. And he’ll have up to 19 chances in 2014 to show a little “Balfour Rage” against the Orioles, the team that spiked a free-agent deal with him in December. The 36-...
  • Should the Orioles use a closer-by-committee approach?

    Should the Orioles use a closer-by-committee approach?
    The off day Thursday couldn’t have come at a better time for the Orioles, who have got to get their bullpen situation figured out in a hurry with tough playoff-relevant series against the Tampa Bay Rays, Oakland Athletics and Boston Red Sox...
  • Adam Jones fills in for Buster Olney on ESPN.com, praises Buck Showalter

    Adam Jones fills in for Buster Olney on ESPN.com, praises Buck Showalter
    We already knew that Adam Jones was the Orioles' undisputed king of Twitter, but now he can add ESPN.com blogger to his digital resume. With Buster Olney taking vacation this week -- or at least as much of a vacation you can take as a baseball writer in...
  • Orioles reliever Darren O'Day hopes to reverse troubling trend

    Orioles reliever Darren O'Day hopes to reverse troubling trend
    When Oakland A's switch-hitter Coco Crisp, batting left-handed in the ninth inning Saturday evening, lifted a Darren O'Day pitch over the right-field wall for a homer, it wasn't just an eventual game-winner. It was also the continuation of a...
  • Orioles power past Oakland, 10-3, in series finale

    Orioles power past Oakland, 10-3, in series finale
    With three more longballs in a 10-3 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Sunday afternoon, the Orioles continued to pad their major league-leading home run mark. But in its attempt to make a second consecutive postseason, this Orioles’ offense...
  • Orioles leave 15 runners on base, lose to the Rays 4-3

    Orioles leave 15 runners on base, lose to the Rays 4-3
    The Orioles received the rarest of baseball gifts Monday night, a rocky and abbreviated start from reigning American League Cy Young Award winner David Price. They didn’t enjoy it, though, because the Orioles’ offense simply couldn’t...