| Jan 16, 2014
| 5:54 PM
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...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 4:47 AM
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...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 3:48 PM
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...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 4:10 AM
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 --...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 6:42 PM
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...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 4:43 AM
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...
| May 31, 2013
| 3:20 PM
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...
| May 31, 2013
| 7:53 PM
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...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 8:38 PM
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...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 6:22 PM
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.
| Jul 22, 2013
| 10:03 AM
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...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 6:15 PM
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....