Here's a roundup of what national media outlets are saying about the Orioles-Cubs trade, which sent pitcher Scott Feldman and catcher Steve Clevenger to Baltimore in exchange for pitchers Jake Arrieta and Pedro Strop.
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.
The Orioles main priority heading into July 31¿s non-waiver trade deadline is adding a starting pitcher, and the club has been actively scouting potentially available arms, according to several sources.
Second baseman Brian Roberts, who has been on the disabled list since injuring his right hamstring in the third game of the season, traveled back with the club from Florida on Sunday night and was in the clubhouse Monday.
Louis Mortimer Sleater, a standout high school athlete who ended his seven-year major league pitching career with the Baltimore Orioles and was later a steel salesman, died of lung disease Monday at his Timonium home. He was 88.
The decision the Orioles face with Ryan Flaherty was already one of the most difficult ones of the of the spring before major league camp began, and as the team's days in Sarasota whittle away, the 26-year-old utilityman has done nothing to make the organization's choice any easier.
The Orioles added their latest reclamation project Wednesday, agreeing to terms with first baseman Conor Jackson on a minor league deal with an invitation to major league spring training, executive vice president Dan Duquette announced.