Brian Roberts, now 40, played 13 seasons with the Orioles and will enter the Orioles Hall of Fame along with longtime broadcaster Fred Manfra before the second game of Saturday’s day-night doubleheader against the Boston Red Sox at Camden Yards.
The Orioles announced Thursday that two-time All-Star second baseman Brian Roberts has been elected to the Orioles Hall of Fame and longtime radio broadcaster Fred Manfra will be inducted as this year’s Herb Armstrong Award winner.
It was easy enough to round up the usual offensive suspects after the Orioles tied their all-time single-game record with 26 hits on Sunday afternoon against the Oakland Athletics, but it was the unusual suspects who carried the day.
The Orioles' trade with the Boston Red Sox on Thursday that added left-handed reliever Andrew Miller to the bullpen was received with positive reviews in the clubhouse, both for what he does on the mound and what he won't be doing anymore.
Yankees second baseman Brian Roberts has already played against his old team several times this season - including two series at Yankee Stadium and during spring training in Florida - but his first trip back to Baltimore as an opposing player was definitely something different.
With a single in the first inning and a double in the seventh Thursday, right fielder Nick Markakis tied and then passed former teammate Brian Roberts for seventh on the Orioles' all-time hits list with 1,453.
The Orioles were without first- and second-round draft picks this year, but that didn't stop Gary Rajsich, the club's director of scouting, from being excited about his new crop of players, including the three pitchers he introduced to the media and fans Thursday before the game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Camden Yards.
Right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez, whom the Orioles signed to a four-year, $50 million contract in February, couldn't get out of the sixth inning against a free-swinging Toronto Blue Jays lineup in an 11-3 rout Sunday afternoon at Camden Yards in front of an announced 39,281.
As Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette sat in his office at the Ed Smith Stadium complex on a sunny afternoon earlier this month, overlooking a well-manicured cloverleaf of fields, a bitter winter seemed like an eternity ago in more ways than one.
The results weren¿t particularly impressive, but Orioles left-hander Wei-Yin Chen seemed happy with his performance in his first competitive appearance since undergoing offseason surgery to remove bone spurs from his right knee.
While fans are waiting for the high-profile signing that Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette has promised, Jones said he'll leave the negotiating to the club's front office for now while he prepares for spring training to start this month.