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  • Orioles acquire minor league catcher David Freitas to complete Jim Johnson trade

    Orioles acquire minor league catcher David Freitas to complete Jim Johnson trade
    The Orioles have acquired minor league catcher David Freitas as the player to be named later in the deal that sent closer Jim Johnson to the Oakland Athletics for infielder Jemile Weeks last week. Freitas, 24, was selected in the 15th round out of the...
  • Breaking down closers: Grant Balfour vs. Jim Johnson

    Breaking down closers: Grant Balfour vs. Jim Johnson
    The winter meetings are over, and even though the Orioles will return without having made any moves other than taking two players in the Rule 5 draft, the club hopes to have a closer soon. Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette will return to...
  • 2013 Catonsville, Arbutus sports highlights

    2013 Catonsville, Arbutus sports highlights
    Take a brisk read down memory lane and enjoy reliving some of the memorable moments that the Catonsville and Arbutus area athletes enjoyed during 2013. Catonsville girls soccer was school's best The 17-2 Catonsville soccer team made history by...
  • Sources: Orioles' deal with Grant Balfour now in jeopardy as shoulder concerns arise

    Sources: Orioles' deal with Grant Balfour now in jeopardy as shoulder concerns arise
    The highlight of the Orioles’ offseason was supposed to take place Friday morning, when the club would emerge from a sleepy offseason and introduce new closer Grant Balfour during a news conference at the Warehouse. But Balfour’s two-year,...
  • Orioles acquire outfielder David Lough in exchange for Danny Valencia

    Orioles acquire outfielder David Lough in exchange for Danny Valencia
    For the past several weeks, Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette turned to the Kansas City Royals in an attempt to acquire outfielder David Lough from the club's logjam of outfielders. It was one of many trade possibilities Duquette pursued...
  • Orioles head into FanFest with 'work to do,' and with excitement yet to build

    Orioles head into FanFest with 'work to do,' and with excitement yet to build
    As the Orioles prepared for last year's annual FanFest, it didn't seem to matter that the club had made only under-the-radar alterations to its roster. The organization was coming off its first winning season and first postseason appearance since 1997....
  • Orioles' Ryan Flaherty looking forward to opportunity at second base

    Orioles' Ryan Flaherty looking forward to opportunity at second base
    Now that longtime Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts has departed to wear the pinstripes of the New York Yankees, Ryan Flaherty finally has the opportunity to become an everyday major league player. Several candidates could fill the vacancy at...
  • Orioles newcomers Jemile Weeks, Johnny Monell eager to show their defensive flexibility

    Orioles newcomers Jemile Weeks, Johnny Monell eager to show their defensive flexibility
    Going over the list of the nearly 60 players who will be in Sarasota, Fla., when major league spring training opens for the Orioles next week and trying to project the club's 25-man roster for Opening Day is a tough task. However, there are roughly 13...
  • Jack Cust's comeback attempt will go through Orioles' minor league camp

    Jack Cust's comeback attempt will go through Orioles' minor league camp
    The Orioles have signed veteran Jack Cust to a minor league deal, an industry source confirmed Wednesday. The 35-year-old Cust will not receive an invitation to major league spring training, so he will report to the club’s minor league camp at...
  • Early turnout at spring training impresses Orioles manager Buck Showalter

    Early turnout at spring training impresses Orioles manager Buck Showalter
    SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Orioles won't hold their first workout for pitchers and catchers until Friday at the Ed Smith Stadium complex, but the atmosphere during Thursday's workout on report day resembled a day with the entire squad in attendance. Among...
  • 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...
  • 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-...