Each morning, Monday through Friday, we'll hook you up with some reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday.
** Orioles prospect Manny Machado, ranked No. 9 on Baseball America's midseason prospect list, is heating up in Double-A Bowie.
Machado and Dylan Bundy helped the United States
** The Orioles closed out the first half of the MLB season with a shutout loss to the Angels Sunday.
** Orioles outfielder Adam Jones hasn't forgotten where he came from.
** Peter Schmuck says the Orioles need to add arms to reinforce their young pitching staff.
** Lake Clifton graduate Josh Selby is hoping for more of a role with the Grizzlies in his second NBA season.
** The Orioles head into the All-Star break second in the AL East and five games above .500, but need to make some moves in the upcoming week to contend.
** Utility man Ryan Flaherty is giving the Orioles versatility off the bench, the Tennessean writes.
** Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com's AFC North blog says the Ravens' 2009 draft is a C-plus at this point.
** Maryland has reportedly picked up a commitment from Georgia linebacker Jalen Brooks.
VIDEO: Bundy and Machado at the MLB Futures Game.