- Last year, the Orioles cycled through minor leaguers and trolled the waiver wire for left-handed depth, but it was a problem that didn't really go away. This year, however, the club believes its yearlong plan to rebuild its depleted stock of southpaws will bear fruit.
- Orioles manager Buck Showalter said he'll wear the criticism for his decisions on Tuesday in the Wild Card loss to the Toronto Blue Jays.
- Judging solely by the results, there's no denying that going to Mychal Givens in the fifth inning as Chris Tillman ran into trouble was the right move.
- Josh Land, Orioles editor: A brutal end to the Orioles season. Not using Zach Britton is a mystery, but the imperfect Orioles see their postseason run end
- A season that began with such difficulty for Orioles outfielder Hyun Soo Kim landed him in the playoffs in his first year in the major leagues, starting in left field and batting second in Tuesday's American League wild-card game.
- If the Orioles do make the playoffs they will have to make some tough decisions on the 25 players they select for their playoff roster.
- Hyun Soo Kim – the South Korean import whose spring training struggles had the Orioles trying to send him to the minors to open the year – might have saved the
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Oriolesarrived at Fenway Park on Monday having taken two of three games from theChris Tillman is scheduled to return from the 15-day disabled list on Sept. 11 in Detroit, but the Orioles right-hander isn't skipping steps in his recovery from right shoulder bursitis.A look at the Orioles Sept. 1 options, from non-roster OFs to returning relievers, and early Rule 5 adds to Caleb Joseph.Orioles infielder-outfielder Steve Pearce is confident he will not only avoid a trip to the disabled list but thinks he will be able to return to the lineup byAshur Tolliver¿s second stay in the big leagues was another short one, as the team optioned Tolliver to Triple-A Norfolk after Sunday¿s win.The Orioles recalled reliever Ashur Tolliver from Triple-A Norfolk, and placed Brian Duensing (elbow) on disabled list, the team announced.The Orioles added reliever Oliver Drake and outright infielder Paul Janish to Triple-A Norfolk, manager Buck Showalter announced.Before Wednesday's attempt at solving Boston Red Sox knuckleballer Steven Wright, Orioles assistant hitting coach Mark Quinn set up a pitching machine in theThe Orioles will be without reliever Darren O'Day for at least 15 days after the team's setup man was placed on the disabled list prior to Friday's series opener against the New York Yankees. The Orioles recalled right-hander Mike Wright from Triple-A Norfolk to take O'Day's roster spot.Veteran Brian Duensing was recalled from Norfolk just 10 days after signing a minor league contract with the Orioles and will be a left-handed middle-reliefVeteran left-hander Brian Duensing was called up Thursday from Triple-A Norfolk, just 10 days after signing a minor league contract with the Orioles.Orioles left-hander Brian Matusz' release came as a relief to him, teammate Zach Britton and manager Buck Showalter said.The Orioles' trade of left-hander Brian Matusz was the latest in a series of moves that reduced their chances of adding impact amateur talent.The Orioles got solo home runs from All-Stars Manny Machado and Adam Jones but lost when reliever Tommy Hunter allowed a two-run home run to Brian Dozier in the 10th inning, giving the Twins a 4-2 win.The wind was blowing out of Ed Smith Stadium, but it was the Minnesota Twins who took greater advantage of the homer-friendly conditions on the way to a wild 10-9 victory over the Orioles on Tuesday.On Saturday night, in a 3-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins, the Orioles didn't pitch well and squandered several scoring opportunities, but they ultimately squeaked out another win.