In the midst of his most prolonged slump of the season, Chris Davis will be the Orioles¿ designated hitter in Tuesday night's game against the Houston Astros. He'll still bat fifth, while Ryan Flaherty will take over at first base and bat eighth.
The Orioles couldn't wait to get home after their 7-1 loss to the Royals on Thursday night. And this morning, neither can I as I sit in the Kansas City International Airport airport terminal at 4:30 a.m.
The Orioles kicked off the second half this weekend with their first road sweep of the season, relying on eight strong innings from All-Star right-hander Chris Tillman, who guided the club to a 4-2 win over the Rangers on Sunday.
The Orioles designated right-hander Jair Jurrjens for assignment Friday to clear room on the 40-man roster for right-hander Jairo Asencio, who joined the Orioles before the series opener against the Toronto Blue Jays.
First baseman Chris Davis, shortstop J.J. Hardy and center fielder Adam Jones were all elected by the fans for their first times in their careers and will start the annual exhibition, which will be Tuesday, July 16 at Citi Field in New York City. Orioles third baseman Manny Machado
After making a critical error that fueled the Orioles¿ comeback from a two-run deficit, White Sox first baseman Adam Dunn hit a game-winning solo homer off Orioles right-hander Tommy Hunter in the bottom of the ninth inning, sending the Orioles to a 3-2 walk-off loss in front of an announced 21,321 at U.S. Cellular Field.
The Orioles optioned designated hitter Danny Valencia to Triple-A Norfolk before Wednesday's game to make room for new acquisition Scott Feldman, who made his debut with the team Wednesday night against the Chicago White Sox.
The Baltimore sports scene is blessed with a bunch of talented bloggers who bring their unique perspective to the conversation. This week, we exchanged emails with Avi Miller, who blogs about the Baltimore Orioles for Baltimore Sports Report.
With the Orioles entering July in second place in the American League East and tied with the Oakland A's for the top Wild Card spot, it's natural to look ahead to the end of the month and baseball's non-waiver trade deadline.
Over the course of a 162-game season, some wins can get lost, but the Orioles' 4-2 victory over the Yankees on Sunday night was one that will likely resonate in the hearts of fans in Baltimore for a while.
For much of the season, Orioles second baseman Ryan Flaherty struggled at the plate. But now, as Brian Roberts is on the verge of being activated from the disabled list to take over starting second-base duties, Flaherty has found his comfort zone at the plate.
The Orioles will be faced with a roster crunch in the coming days with a trio of injured Birds ¿ second baseman Brian Roberts, left fielder Nolan Reimold and left-hander Wei-Yin Chen -- all slated to be activated off the disabled list.
Second baseman Brian Roberts (hamstring) will join the Orioles on Saturday and be activated from the 60-day disabled list and added the team¿s 40-man roster Sunday for the series finale against the New York Yankees, manager Buck Showalter said following the Orioles' 4-3 win.