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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • 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...