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  • 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 right to be careful, wrong to be this vulnerable

    Orioles right to be careful, wrong to be this vulnerable
    If you view the attempt to complete a deal with veteran closer Grant Balfour totally in its own context, there’s no way to fault the Orioles for balking at the results of his physical and pulling out of the two-year contract that was agreed upon...
  • Here's your Orioles tender-deadline primer

    Here's your Orioles tender-deadline primer
    Today marks another significant day in the hot stove season because it is the annual tender deadline, the day when teams must tender contracts to their arbitration-eligible players. In tendering a player a contract, it ensures that the player will be...
  • 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 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 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...
  • Pen isn't mighty enough for Orioles

    Pen isn't mighty enough for Orioles
    The Orioles entered the sixth inning of Tuesday night’s loss with a 4-1 lead, but the game unraveled because the bullpen was shorthanded and manager Buck Showalter felt he had to leave rookie Kevin Gausman in for a second inning against the heart of...
  • Orioles thoughts and observations: Wild-card race, curious bullpen moves and Machado's growing pains

    Orioles thoughts and observations: Wild-card race, curious bullpen moves and Machado's growing pains
    On Tuesday night, the momentum of the Orioles' September push for a postseason berth took a hit in the eighth inning of a 7-5 loss to the New York Yankees at Camden Yards. Instead of pushing the Yankees to 2 1/2 games back of them in the American League...
  • Orioles pregame notes (Bullpen injuries, Morse, Urrutia and more)

    Orioles pregame notes (Bullpen injuries, Morse, Urrutia and more)
    In a one-run game in the eighth inning on Tuesday, Orioles manager Buck Showalter went with rookie Kevin Gausman instead of normal set-up men Tommy Hunter and Darren O’Day. Showalter said Wednesday that he was staying off his normal late-inning...
  • Michael Morse isn't stressing about his slow start at Camden Yards

    Michael Morse isn't stressing about his slow start at Camden Yards
    Orioles outfielder Michael Morse was hitless in his three at-bats Wednesday night and is now 0-for-15 since singling in the second inning on Sept. 3 in Cleveland. He is 0-for-13 as an Oriole at Camden Yards. Morse said he wasn't overly concerned, and...
  • Orioles bullpen falters again in 5-4 loss to Yankees

    Orioles bullpen falters again in 5-4 loss to Yankees
    For the second straight night, the Orioles' fate was left to the bullpen, and the team's relievers were banged up and beaten yet again. With the games remaining in the regular season dwindling, the Orioles blew another chance to gain ground in the...