With Pedro Severino out of minor league options, the Washington Nationals had to pass him through waivers once they decided he wasn’t going to make their roster this spring. The Orioles claimed him, and a little more than a month into the season, both they and Severino are better for it.
In an Orioles bullpen that has faced plenty of turnover one month into the 2019 campaign, Sunday marked perhaps a record day of change. Excluding the three position players manager Brandon Hyde has sent to the mound, the Orioles have deployed 18 relief pitchers this season, the most in baseball.
Sunday, the Orioles recalled catcher Austin Wynns and right-handers Branden Kline and Luis Ortiz from Triple-A Norfolk. Right-hander Alex Cobb was placed on the injured list, right-hander Jimmy Yacabonis was optioned to Norfolk, and catcher Jesús Sucre was designated for assignment.
Right-hander Alex Cobb gave up four home runs, including three straight in the first inning, in the Orioles' 6-1 loss to the Minnesota Twins on Friday. The Orioles have allowed 64 home runs through 27 games.
The Orioles have been giving up home runs at a record pace this season and Saturday shattered the major league record for homers allowed by the end of April. The 17 hit in the doubleheader sweep by the Twins also set a major league record.
With right-hander Alex Cobb coming off the injured list to start the Orioles’ series opener with the Minnesota Twins on Friday, left-hander John Means’ stay in the rotation has temporarily ended, but he remains an option to receive starts down the line.
Fresh off about 50 pitches in the ballpark he used to call home, right-hander Alex Cobb is expected to come off the injured list to start for the Orioles in Friday’s series opener against the Minnesota Twins at Camden Yards, manager Brandon Hyde said Tuesday.
The Orioles did so much that defined what made them successful on the road in their home opener Thursday at Camden Yards, but the shaky bullpen didn't execute its part in an 8-4 loss to the New York Yankees.
Making his first start of the 2019 season after being activated off the injured list, Orioles right-hander Alex Cobb pitched without issue in his 5 2/3 innings, holding an injury-weakened New York lineup to five hits and two runs, both on solo home runs.
The Orioles selected the contract of right-hander Matt Wotherspoon for the series finale in Toronto, and designated reliever Pedro Araujo for assignment just a week short of his Rule 5 roster requirements being fulfilled.
Before the opener was a popular modern baseball concept, Mike Wright would have just started Saturday's 5-3 Orioles win over the Yankees. Brandon Hyde's first major league win came where the modern tactics being thrust upon him intersected with the trust he's granted his team.
The Orioles fell behind quickly and never caught up Thursday in a 7-2 Opening Day loss to the New York Yankees — the gulf in 2019 ambitions between the two teams as wide as the gap in the score line before a sellout crowd at Yankee Stadium.
After right-hander Andrew Cashner makes the Orioles' Opening Day start in place of the injured Alex Cobb, the team's reshuffled rotation will feature Nate Karns starting the second game as the "opener" of a bullpen game Saturday in New York.
Three questions with Hall of Famer Jim Palmer ahead of his appearance Undeniable with Dan Patrick on what he thought of the long-form interview process and what he expects out of the 2019 Orioles, especially on the pitching side.
Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said he'd be comfortable treating Rule 5 acquisition Drew Jackson as a fourth outfielder, and Jackson said he believes he can be an "elite corner outfielder" as he gets his first ever start in right field Monday.
Projecting the Orioles' Opening Day roster after a round of cuts including Austin Hays, Anthony Santander, and Cody Carroll provided plenty of clarity into Mike Elias and Brandon Hyde's reasoning as they build the 25-man roster.
Alex Cobb struck out the first four batters he faced — one apiece on a fastball, curveball and split-change in the first inning — and didn't allow any of his four hits until the Blue Jays’ three-run fifth inning in an eventual 4-3 Orioles win at Dunedin Stadium.
Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said the team has had discussions about using an opener to begin games as opposed to a traditional starter, but there's too much undecided on the team to determine that at this point.
Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said right-hander Alex Cobb, who signed so late last season he wasn't even ready for Opening Day, will be the team's Opening Day starter on March 29 against the New York Yankees.
Orioles pitcher Alex Cobb threw just 23 pitches in the first inning of his 2019 spring debut and left without recording the third out. He allowed four runs, including a long homer to Guillermo Heredia.
Orioles manager Brandon Hyde discussed the possibility of using an opener the way the Tampa Bay Rays did, with plenty to weigh in terms of the team's ultimate ambitions this season and the staff they can put together before making that decision.