- Left-hander Paul Fry, briefly deemed the closer, was manager Brandon Hyde’s most trusted reliever early in 2021. But an epic collapse down the stretch, fueled by an evaporation of his command, saw Fry’s ERA spike above 6.00 as he ended the year in Triple-A.
- Longtime Texas Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor spent 2021 with the New York Yankees, joining the Orioles on a one-year deal for the league minimum on the verge of the lockout.
- In 2021, the Frederick Keys joined five other former affiliates as part of the newly formed MLB Draft League, which gives amateur players a chance to showcase their abilities ahead of the MLB draft.
- As a 22-year-old with success in Cuba's national league, César Prieto is positioned to be the first product of Baltimore’s recent international investment to reach the majors and might even do so sometime in 2022.
- The Orioles’ continued investment in the Latin American market reached a new peak Saturday.
- Even the Orioles' ballpark is undergoing a rebuild, another sign of organizational change under general manager Mike Elias.
- The Orioles on Friday unveiled renderings of their planned changes to Camden Yards’ left-field dimensions.
- Much of Trey Mancini's 2021 was focused on his return from colon cancer. He hopes his 2022 is more focused on his talents as a baseball player.
- Attain Sports and Entertainment, based in McLean, Virginia, announced Thursday it has bought the Bowie Baysox and Frederick Keys from Ken Young, who retains ownership of the Orioles' Triple-A team, the Norfolk Tides.
- Coming off a Most Valuable Oriole season in 2020, Anthony Santander suffered a sprained left ankle in late April that lingered throughout the season and hampered his performance.
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- On the surface, the Orioles' changes to Camden Yards' left-field dimensions will benefit their pitchers at the cost of hurting their own hitters. But there's more to it than that.
- The changes — the first to the size of the iconic Camden Yards' playing area in two decades — will raise the left-field wall’s height from 7 feet to about 12 feet and move it back as much as 30 feet, according to information provided by the Orioles.
- Perhaps no area of the franchise has benefited more from the Orioles' rebuilding efforts than international scouting and development, and that’s a trend that seems likely to continue when the international signing period opens Saturday.
- As a starter, Jorge López continually hit a fifth-inning wall before the Orioles finally elected to move him to the bullpen, only for a season-ending ankle sprain to make his relief audition a brief one.
- The latter of Baltimore’s two Rule 5 draftees last winter, Tyler Wells went from mop-up duty to the closer’s role only a few months into his major league career, showing a knack for pounding the strike zone without fear.
- Ryan Mountcastle shook off a horrific April to set the Orioles’ rookie record for home runs, pacing all first-year players in that category. That was just one of the ways he lived up to the reputation he carried as a prospect throughout his first full major league season.