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  • Orioles avoid arbitration with Bud Norris

    Orioles avoid arbitration with Bud Norris
     The Orioles have reduced their number of arbitration eligible players to five, agreeing on Thursday with right-hander Bud Norris to a 2014 contract valued at $5.3 million, according to an industry source.  Norris, 28, made $3 million last year when...
  • Orioles notes and observations (free-agent free-for-all, qualifying offers, Chris Jones, Chris Davis)

    Orioles notes and observations (free-agent free-for-all, qualifying offers, Chris Jones, Chris Davis)
    Today marks the first day that Major League Baseball’s free agents can sign with any club. In the previous period between today and the end of the World Series, players could only sign with their most recent clubs. Orioles executive vice president...
  • Orioles sign left-handed reliever Kelvin De La Cruz to major league deal

    Orioles sign left-handed reliever Kelvin De La Cruz to major league deal
    The Orioles have signed left-handed reliever Kelvin De La Cruz to a one-year contract, the team announced Monday evening. De La Cruz, 25, hasn’t pitched in the major leagues, but he pitched well for the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Triple-A team...
  • As Orioles build left-handed relief depth, how will it affect major league bullpen?

    As Orioles build left-handed relief depth, how will it affect major league bullpen?
    The Orioles’ signing of pitcher Kelvin De La Cruz on Monday was the latest addition to the club’s growing group of left-handed relievers who could compete for bullpen spots in 2014. Last season, the Orioles carried three lefty relievers --...
  • Orioles will tender contracts to all arbitration-eligible players, including Nolan Reimold

    Orioles will tender contracts to all arbitration-eligible players, including Nolan Reimold
    The Orioles don't have to make an official decision for a week, but they will tender contracts to all nine of their arbitration-eligible players, according to the club's top executive. “We are planning on tendering those guys,” Orioles...
  • Orioles left-hander Brian Matusz will compete for starting rotation spot again this spring

    Orioles left-hander Brian Matusz will compete for starting rotation spot again this spring
    The Orioles are looking to upgrade their starting rotation this offseason, but regardless of whether they are able to do that externally, there will likely be some competition come springtime. And left-hander Brian Matusz, who spent all of last season...
  • Orioles reliever Troy Patton hoping repetition pays off with bullpen sessions

    Orioles reliever Troy Patton hoping repetition pays off with bullpen sessions
    Left-hander Troy Patton -- who has allowed runs in five of his last six relief outings -- has started throwing bullpen sessions, hoping that the patterned repetitions can help refine his mechanics. Relievers usually don't throw regular side sessions...
  • Notebook: Nate McLouth boosts Orioles with speed at top of lineup

    Notebook: Nate McLouth boosts Orioles with speed at top of lineup
    Relievers usually don't throw regular side sessions because they're on call daily, but Patton said he wanted to start after struggling with command of his fastball. In the eighth inning of Thursday night's win over the Washington Nationals, Nate McLouth...
  • Davis and Roberts homer and Gonzalez pitches well in Orioles' 3-1 win over Texas

    Davis and Roberts homer and Gonzalez pitches well in Orioles' 3-1 win over Texas
    Just before he began warming up for his start Thursday night against the Texas Rangers, Orioles pitcher Miguel Gonzalez was getting treatment in the trainer's room for a sudden flare up of back spasms. But Gonzalez — who has been one of the...
  • Jason Hammel struggles again as Orioles fall, 7-3, to Blue Jays

    Jason Hammel struggles again as Orioles fall, 7-3, to Blue Jays
    After Orioles right-hander Jason Hammel completed his first half of the season with his fifth straight defeat in the Orioles' 7-3 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday, manager Buck Showalter tried to positively spin the performance. Showalter...
  • Orioles observations on the AL East and the bullpen

    Orioles observations on the AL East and the bullpen
    Buck Showalter doesn’t know how many wins it will take to win the American League East this year. The Orioles manager said he had a recent discussion about it, but couldn’t come up with a ballpark figure. “Maybe 90?” Showalter...
  • Jason Hammel hoping to start off his second half strong

    Jason Hammel hoping to start off his second half strong
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Orioles right-hander Jason Hammel is hoping for a fresh start when he makes his first start after the All-Star break Tuesday night against the Kansas City Royals. Plagued by inconsistency, Hammel is 0-4 in his past eight starts....