Orioles manager Buck Showalter said he hopes that getting second baseman Ryan Flaherty consistent at-bats at Triple-A Norfolk — while getting the 26-year-old to work on offensive problems away from the major league spotlight — will help him rebound from a tough start to the season.
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Orioles left fielder Nate McLouth entered Thursday's game with 11 stolen bases, second most in the American League. McLouth credits Manny Machado's patience at the plate hitting behind him with allowing him to be aggressive on the basepaths.
It's easy enough to digest the news that Brian Roberts is headed for another surgical procedure and presume that it will always be thus -- that he will never be able to hold up long enough to help the Orioles for a reasonable period.
Orioles left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada is slated to make one more start in extended spring training on Friday and after that he will likely be assigned to one of the team's minor-league affiliates to begin a rehab assignment.
Orioles left-hander Zach Britton was hoping to get more than one start to show the organization that he had regained the form that made him one of the club's most promising pitchers a few years ago. He is going to have to do that again at Triple-A.
A week ago, Manny Machado was about to head onto the field from the dugout at Camden Yards when someone yelled out to him, "Hey Manny." Hall of Fame third baseman Brooks Robinson wanted a few seconds of Machado's time.
If there was one big question hanging over the Orioles lineup through the first 2 ½ weeks of the new season, it was when the club's offensive production would begin to even out after being dominated early on by the home plate heroics of Chris Davis and Adam Jones.
The Orioles held a pre-game meeting today so manager Buck Showalter could talk to the team about increased security measures at Camden Yards in response to Monday's Boston Marathon bombing. The brief meeting, he said, was just to make sure all questions were addressed.
The Orioles rallied for their second comeback win in as many games Thursday night with a 3-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox in front of an announced 27,704, giving the Orioles their fifth straight series win at Fenway Park, a streak that dates back to July 7-10, 2011.
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Right-hander Miguel Gonzalez probably delivered the sharpest outing during the first spin through the Orioles starting rotation, but he will not pitch in the three-game series against the Red Sox at Fenway Park
With Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts sidelined for three to four weeks with the ruptured tendon in the back of his knee that he suffered in Thursday¿s road win against the Tampa Bay Rays,Ryan Flaherty made his second straight start Saturday against the Minnesota Twins. The second baseman batted eighth.
The Orioles are still awaiting the results of this morning's MRI on second baseman Brian Roberts¿ injured right hamstring, but utility man Ryan Flaherty is in starting lineup at second base for today¿s home opener against the Twins.