Former Orioles ace Mike Mussina saw his vote total climb again in the balloting for the Baseball Hall of Fame, but missed out on induction, while Chipper Jones, Vladimir Guerrero, Jim Thome, and Trevor Hoffman earned induction as the class of 2018.
After lasting just 2 1/3 innings Wednesday in his first big league start since July, lefty Zach Britton's next appearance seemed tenuous. It's now expected to happen within the next week for the short-season Single-A Aberdeen IronBirds.
The annual Silver Slugger awards are being announced tonight and while Orioles outfielder Adam Jones has a shot at winning the honor for the first time in his career, but it looks like this will be the 15th straight season that the Orioles come away from the awards empty handed.
Making his first start at catcher since July 28, Taylor Teagarden took advantage of Sunday's start, driving in the game's only run with a two-out, 10th-inning double off Rays reliever Joel Peralta to give the Orioles a 1-0 win over the Rays.
Fourth and foremost: Orioles need better production in cleanup spot to be successful. Adam Jones and Matt Wieters are the top candidates to fill what has been a weak spot in the lineup in recent years.
Orioles outfielder Nick Markakis proclaimed at Saturday¿s FanFest that he would be ready for Opening Day after having offseasion abdominal surgery, but it appears he would be limited the first few weeks of spring training.
Dylan Bundy, who agreed to a guaranteed $6.25 million major league contract on Aug. 15, said he is excited to get back on the mound after spending most of the summer in a holding pattern as he and his agent negotiated with the Orioles.
Orioles slugger Mark Reynolds has started the past three games at first base, something some fans called for in the season's first half when the third baseman was throwing balls away like he was a young Kyle Boller. Reynolds leads the American League with 21 errors, all of them coming at the hot corner, but he has been solid there since the All-Star break.
Aubrey Huff, who played for the Orioles from 2007 to 2009, thinks the Baltimore nightlife scene is horse manure -- well, he put it a slightly different way -- but it looks he picked up his moves at Power Plant Live.