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  • Orioles' Adam Jones surges in All-Star voting as his candidacy is debated

    Orioles' Adam Jones surges in All-Star voting as his candidacy is debated
    A fast-rising Adam Jones was fifth in the outfield balloting for the American League when results were last released Monday, and MLB tweeted today that he's been gaining on Toronto's Melky Cabrera and Oakland's Yoenis Cespedes, both of whom were ahead...
  • Orioles' Nelson Cruz gets apologetic text from buddy Leonys Martin after stolen home run

    Orioles' Nelson Cruz gets apologetic text from buddy Leonys Martin after stolen home run
    Nelson Cruz thought he had his 27th home run of the season in the second inning Wednesday night when Texas Rangers center fielder Leonys Martin leaped at the wall and pulled the ball back in what arguably was the year's best defensive play at Camden...
  • Orioles' road to success this season has taken some strange turns

    Orioles' road to success this season has taken some strange turns
    The Orioles have spent a modest fraction of the 2014 season at the top of the American League East standings, but give them credit for great timing. They moved into first place by percentage points Thursday night and took sole possession of the division...
  • Bud Norris could start for Orioles on Wednesday after simulated game

    Bud Norris could start for Orioles on Wednesday after simulated game
    BOSTON — Without the advantage of being in their own facility on Saturday at Fenway Park, the Orioles needed to ensure that right-hander Bud Norris could test his strained right groin as scheduled. So with the Orioles playing a split doubleheader,...
  • After Ubaldo Jimenez's shaky start, Nelson Cruz stars in Orioles' 7-4, comeback victory vs. Boston

    After Ubaldo Jimenez's shaky start, Nelson Cruz stars in Orioles' 7-4, comeback victory vs. Boston
    BOSTON — Midway through the nightcap of their twin bill against the Red Sox on Saturday, the Orioles were in danger of dropping the doubleheader and losing their hold on first place in the American League East. But after a 7-4 win over the Red Sox...
  • Son of ex-Oriole Larry Sheets hopes summer work pays off in the fall

    Son of ex-Oriole Larry Sheets hopes summer work pays off in the fall
    Gilman graduate Gavin Sheets got a clear message from the 2014 Major League Baseball amateur draft in June: He could have a future in professional baseball. So Sheets, who was taken in the 37th round by the Atlanta Braves, is focusing on improving his...
  • Orioles designate Nolan Reimold for assignment before Tuesday's game

    Orioles designate Nolan Reimold for assignment before Tuesday's game
    The Orioles have cut ties — at least temporarily — with one of their longest tenured players, designating outfielder Nolan Reimold for assignment Tuesday. The club now has 10 days to trade, release or ask waivers on Reimold, who has been...
  • Bud Norris likely will need rehab start or simulated game before he returns

    Bud Norris likely will need rehab start or simulated game before he returns
    Right-hander Bud Norris likely will need to either go on a minor league injury rehabilitation assignment or pitch in a simulated game before returning from the 15-day disabled list with a right groin strain. “He won’t go from just a side day...
  • Jonathan Schoop 'trying to refresh' his mind after Wayne Kirby's tactic

    Jonathan Schoop 'trying to refresh' his mind after Wayne Kirby's tactic
    When first base coach Wayne Kirby asked Jonathan Schoop to clear his locker Saturday, he hoped it would help the second baseman snap out of his struggles at the plate. So Schoop carried his belongings out of Camden Yards and then turned around and...
  • Nelson Cruz will make the All-Star team, but what about some other Orioles?

    Nelson Cruz will make the All-Star team, but what about some other Orioles?
    Five Orioles made the All-Star Game last year in New York. That won’t happen again July 15 at Target Field in Minneapolis. This year, the Orioles will have one All-Star for sure: Nelson Cruz, who is nearly 1 million votes ahead of the Boston Red...
  • Orioles' game Friday vs. Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park postponed

    Orioles' game Friday vs. Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park postponed
    BOSTON — As seen during this week’s homestand at Camden Yards, the Orioles typically do all they can to avoid doubleheaders — and the obstacles they bring — but playing one Saturday in Boston could prove beneficial to the Orioles...
  • After Orioles' messy start vs. Rays, relievers continue to help with 'stopping the bleeding'

    After Orioles' messy start vs. Rays, relievers continue to help with 'stopping the bleeding'
    Orioles manager Buck Showalter didn’t want to rely on right-hander Brad Brach on Saturday, not a day after the reliever tossed two innings against the Tampa Bay Rays. When starter Wei-Yin Chen lasted just 3 1/3 innings, though, the manager knew...