The Toronto Blue Jays' pursuit of Dan Duquette has become a fascinating story on many levels, but one question keeps hitting me amid all the will-he-or-won¿t-he speculation: What is Duquette actually worth?
With their top free-agent choice for an outfield spot, Colby Rasmus, now off the board after agreeing to a one-year, $8 million deal with the Houston Astros, the Orioles will continue to explore other available options.
The Orioles have claimed catcher Ryan Lavarnway off waivers from the Chicago Cubs, the club announced Tuesday. To make room for Lavarnway on the 40-man roster, the Orioles released outfielder Quintin Berry.
After right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez struggled in the ninth inning Sunday, allowing four of the five batters he faced to reach base, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said the outing was "as much our fault as his."
Brad Brach, Andrew Miller, and Zach Britton combined for three scoreless innings in Thursday¿s 5-4 win, and completed a four-game series against the Rays without allowing an earned run in 14 1/3 innings.
It doesn't matter that we only got to watch two innings (they were the only two the Orioles scored any runs), I got to cross another venue off my bucket list of baseball stadiums – Wrigley Field in Chicago.
The Orioles scored just four runs in their three-game series against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field this past weekend, but upon returning to Camden Yards Monday night, the Orioles¿ power bats broke out in bunches against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Orioles third baseman Manny Machado's season-ending right knee surgery is scheduled to be performed Wednesday in Los Angeles, manager Buck Showalter announced before Sunday's game against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.
The Orioles had won eight straight series before heading out on their nine-game road trip, but their 7-2 loss to the Cubs, a club with little to play for other than pride at this point in the season, ensured that they would lose two of the three series away from Camden Yards.
Orioles left fielder Nelson Cruz, who set a career high with his 34th homer of the season in Friday¿s 4-1 loss to the Chicago Cubs, said playing at Wrigley Field offers an atmosphere unique from other ballparks.
CHICAGO -- Here¿s a complete transcript of what Orioles third baseman had to say before today¿s game regarding his decision to undergo season-ending surgery to repair a partially torn medial patellofemoral ligament in his right knee. Machado said he hopes to have the procedure done next week in Los Angeles.
The Orioles will open their three-game interleague series against the Cubs at Wrigley Field leading the American League East by nine games over the New York Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays. They are a season-high 21 games over .500 and have the best record in baseball since June 30, going 30-13 in that span.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter has been able to pick-and-choose how he used his bullpen against the White Sox this week mainly because he¿s received at least seven innings from his starters in each of the past three games.
The Orioles will play against two familiar faces in their three-game series against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field this weekend. Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta is scheduled to start Friday's series opener, and left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada is set to start Sunday.
Nick Markakis' catch to rob a home run in Monday's 8-2 win over the Chicago White Sox received some national attention. While Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Markakis deserves that recognition, the right fielder often shuns it.
Struggling Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez will be sent to the bullpen for the time being, manager Buck Showalter announced before Tuesday's game against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field.
A lot of the advanced defensive metrics don¿t reward Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis for the defender he is. And the steadiness he plays the outfield sometimes make you take him for granted, especially given the way he expertly maneuvers around a tricky right field corner at Camden Yards over the years.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter said he hasn't told right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez whether he will remain in the rotation, but the handwriting is on the wall -- and the way the starters align -- it looks like Jimenez will, at the least, have his next turn skipped.
After an MRI on Tuesday, Orioles third baseman Manny Machado was diagnosed with a right knee ligament sprain. In some ways, that was good news. But it appears that this injury could force Machado to the 15-day disabled list.
As they try to rebound from a 5-4 walk-off loss to the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum, the Orioles will face right-hander Jason Hammel ¿ Baltimore's Opening Day starter in 2013 ¿ for the first time this season.
Class-A Frederick is where the Orioles can begin plucking the fruit of a strong 2013 draft for trade purposes, with some of the best-performing and more developmentally advanced players from that class getting their feet wet in the second half of the Carolina League.