Orioles shortstop Manny Machado is the only player on the team who has been good all season. But he's been far from perfect, and making sense of how to evaluate that is another complicated part of his 2018 season.
Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman has the highest ERA of any pitcher with at least 100 innings since the start of 2017. The next active pitcher on that list, Matt Harvey, was designated for assignment by the New York Mets on Friday.
Orioles first baseman Chris Davis got the weekend off to reset and make adjustments with Buck Showalter and Scott Coolbaugh as his slow start to the season has brought on more concern than ever about his performance at the plate.
Infielder Tim Beckham was back in the Orioles clubhouse Friday, little more than a day after he underwent core muscle surgery on both sides of his abdomen. He was walking gingerly, but said he felt like a weight had been lifted off his shoulders.
Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman has struggled to find his fastball consistentcy this season, and really since his shoulder problem in 2016. But there's been seemingly little consideration given of him pitching backward with his more effective secondary pitches this year.
The Orioles hope to get Jonathan Schoop back sooner than usual for the oblique injury he is rehabbing and Mark Trumbo could be in the lineup against the Angels next week. Tim Beckham's surgery went well, but he's out for at least six weeks.
Orioles rookie outfielder Anthony Santander has had his flaws exposed as the Rule 5 draft pick has been forced to play every day. The team hopes the experience will provide him with a blueprint of what's required to succeed in the major leagues.
Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman pitched a rare immaculate inning en route to eight solid frames Monday night, but still lost, 2-1, to the Cleveland Indians because of his one mistake and the team's fruitless offense.
Orioles designated hitter Pedro Álvarez didn't exactly transform himself in the minors, but believes he's become a more disciplined version of himself on his forced baseball exodus in Norfolk last year.