The Orioles are closing in on a minor league deal with their former outfielder, Nolan Reimold. A deal wasn't complete as of Tuesday night, but both sides believe it will get done. A lot of fans are asking why, especially since Reimold hasn't been able to show he can stay healthy for the past several years.
After the Orioles' season ended Wednesday, Buck Showalter's words were slow and his eyes were glassy when describing the feeling of coming so close to bringing the World Series to Baltimore for the first time in 31 years.
Three different times Buck Showalter made it to the American League Division Series ¿ with three different clubs ¿ and each time he lost: the 1995 New York Yankees, the 1999 Arizona Diamondbacks and the 2012 Orioles.
Minor league catcher Alex Murphy, who injured his left shoulder Aug. 15 while diving back to second base on a pickoff play, will undergo left shoulder surgery next week, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Thursday.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter tried to bite his tongue when asked about the overturned replay call that led to his first ejection of the season during the Orioles 8-3 loss to the Cardinals on Sunday afternoon at Camden Yards.
As the nonwaiver trade deadline approaches Thursday at 4 p.m., the Orioles are focused on acquiring a mid-level starter and a left-handed reliever, as well as a potential upgrade offensively at either second base or catcher.
With seven ballparks left on his journey, a man touring our great nation in search of the best ballpark hot dog gave the fare at Oriole Park at Camden Yards the highest ranking of his summer-long trip after taking in Tuesday night¿s loss to Chicago.
One of the first things Orioles manager Buck Showalter said to reporters during his pregame news conference Sunday afternoon was about right-hander Dylan Bundy's outing for short-season Single-A Aberdeen on Saturday.
In one sense, it was a fleeting snapshot in a forgettable Grapefruit League game. But there also was some significance to it: Andrelton Simmons and Jonathan Schoop are countrymen from the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao, which has become a professional baseball hotbed.
Before anyone goes off on how the Orioles came up short on another veteran free agent pitcher, that reported $16 million guarantee that A.J. Burnett got from the Philadelphia Phillies apparently is for just one year.
In another episode of how the Orioles' offseason turns, Korean right-hander Suk-min Yoon posted a "selfie" Twitter photo on Tuesday evening of him wearing an Orioles hat and flashing the peace sign. But there is no deal in place, yet.
There was a sense throughout the industry that the Orioles' decision to back away from closer Grant Balfour after his failed physical in December could adversely affect the club going forward. That reality apparently played a part in not landing veteran starter Bronson Arroyo.
With spring training now just days away -- Orioles pitchers and catchers report to Sarasota, Fla., next Thursday with the first workout set for Friday -- things seem to be heating up for the highly touted free agents without homes.
Just less than three months shy of his 41st birthday, free-agent pitcher Brett Tomko is hoping for one last chance to get back to the big leagues. Tomko will throw for the Orioles on Friday morning in Orange County, Calif.
When Orioles season-ticket holders receive their renewal packages in the mail over the next few days, they will find slightly higher average ticket prices and an expanded version of the variable-pricing plan that the club has used for single-game ticket sales over the past seven years.
Orioles center fielder Adam Jones, speaking to reporters Wednesday afternoon, was mum about his thoughts on what the Orioles need to do this offseason to improve, but he said he¿s been sharing his opinion with Orioles manager Buck Showalter since the season ended.