As Chris Davis’ season-long struggles at the plate continued to spiral, the short-term solution Friday night was one the Orioles tried previously, giving the first baseman a day off to serve as a mental reset.
Orioles center fielder Adam Jones has had a challenging stretch in center field over the past week or so, but manager Buck Showalter said it's not at the point where he or Jones needs to change anything.
Catching prospect Austin Wynns will soon be on the Orioles' 25-man major league roster. He arrived in Baltimore after Andrew Susac was optioned back to Triple-Norfolk, but wasn't activated because Sunday's game was postponed.
The Orioles scored just two runs in a three-game series against the Washington Nationals, but Buck Showalter and Chris Davis promise to stay positive no matter what. Call it the power of positive sinking.
Danny Valencia, who was a late scratch Tuesday to be with his expectant wife at the hospital, is the proud father of a baby boy named Oliver. Donnie Hart has been recalled to replace him during his paternity leave.
On the six-year anniversary of Adam Jones' contract extension that kept him off the free-agent market and in Baltimore through his prime, he and the club reflect on what made the last such deal they signed worthwhile and why others haven't had the same opportunity.