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.
A start such as the one right-hander Dylan Bundy delivered in the Orioles’ 3-0 victory over the Rays was a long time coming. The 26-year-old right-hander hadn’t completed seven innings since July 29 of last season
Rio Ruiz faced a four-man outfield in the Orioles' previous series against the Tampa Bay Rays, and with the Rays visiting Camden Yards for a series this weekend, it’s possible he’ll see it again. Ruiz emphasized the key to succeeding against such a shift is to avoid changing his approach.
Orioles slugger Chris Davis is a lot like the rebuilding team itself — largely dismissed, more-than-occasionally mocked and with nothing to do but simply go out every night and try and win in the face of it all.
If there's anything worth taking away from the Orioles' series win in New York to start the season, it's not how often they'll be able to replicate it, but that they're unburdened from anything but that day's game and can actually enjoy it.
Orioles manager Brandon Hyde made sure he took in every part of his first Opening Day in charge of baseball's most daunting rebuilding project, showing the balance of competitive fire and compassion that made the team hire him.
The Orioles are trying to lift themselves from the ashes of their historically bad 2018 season, and — win or lose — they can lift up their troubled city if their effort sends the right message to the fans.
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.
The Orioles played the Boston Red Sox at Ed Smith Stadium. Gabriel Ynoa pitched three scoreless innings. Andrew Cashner started and gave up a run on one hit and two walks. Drew Jackson continues to swing a hot bat.
When he learned about Manny Machado’s reported $300 million deal with the San Diego Padres, young Yankees fan Jacob Carpenter argued he was glad the former Orioles star would not be suiting up in pinstripes, as some in New York had hoped.
The Maryland Sports Boosters put on a 1983 World Series reunion gala on Wednesday night in conjunction with the Babe Ruth Museum. There were plenty of players from that team in attendance and many of them were wondering when the Orioles will knock them off that pedestal.
The executive search would be daunting enough, but another round of arbitration in the long-running Mid-Atlantic Sports Network rights dispute with the Washington Nationals also is a major source of concern for the Orioles. Both situations could come to a head this month.
Steve Pearce, who has played for all five American League East teams, including the Orioles, is named World Series MVP after helping the Boston Red Sox defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2018 World Series.
Just a handful of Astros who won last year's World Series were with the team when their rebuild began, a signal to the Orioles and their fans that they might not see the current players around when the winning returns.