The Orioles added four players to their expanded roster before Tuesday¿s game, recalling right-hander Tyler Wilson, first baseman Christian Walker, outfielder Junior Lake and right-handed reliever Oliver Drake from Triple-A Norfolk.
Matt Wieters was able to rest during Thursday's day off and said it feels looser. He will go through treatment Friday and will see how it feels Saturday. He won¿t take batting practice Friday, but said he doesn¿t expect the injury to require a stint on the disabled list.
To make room for catcher Steve Clevenger on the big league roster, the Orioles designated outfielder David Lough for assignment Friday ¿ another member of the Opening Day squad, and specifically the outfield - that has been jettisoned during this season.
The struggles of right-hander Miguel Gonzalez don't seem to be going away, and though he says he's healthy and confident, the results have been problematic since he returned from a groin strain in late June.
Before last Friday's deadline, the O's traded pitching prospect Zach Davies to the Milwaukee Brewers for outfielder Gerardo Parra and sent reliever Tommy Hunter to the Chicago Cubs for outfielder Junior Lake.
Now that the much-anticipated midseason trade deadline has passed, it's probably a good time to take stock of what happened over the past week and consider how it might impact the Orioles and the American League East.
When the dust settled following Friday afternoon's nonwaiver trade deadline, the Orioles had filled their most glaring need by dealing for an established, hot-hitting outfielder while dealing away one of the core members of their bullpen in a separate move. On Friday morning, the Orioles acquired 28-year-old outfielder Gerardo Parra from the Milwaukee Brewers for minor league pitcher Zach Davies. Then, at the 4 p.m. deadline, the Orioles sent right-handed reliever Tommy Hunter to the Chicago
The Orioles' acquisition of outfielder Gerardo Parra in Friday's trade-deadline deal with the Milwaukee Brewers marked the end of Bud Norris' time with the team. The Orioles designated the veteran right-hander for assignment shortly after announcing the Parra trade, parting ways with a key piece of their 2014 rotation.
Losing three games in a row in New York has changed the vocabulary surrounding the Orioles, with fans and commentators suddenly wondering aloud if this team should be focusing on the second wild card rather than defending their 2014 division title.
Buck Showalter knows some of his players' names will be mentioned as possible trade chips over the next few days as the nonwaiver trade deadline looms, and the Orioles manager realizes that part of his job this time of the year can been sustaining calm inside his clubhouse throughout all the rumors.
The Orioles beat the Tigers, 9-3, to win the three-game series in Detroit. Center fielder Adam Jones hit a solo home run in the first inning and second baseman Jonathan Schoop hit a three-run home run in the fourth.
Manny Machado is the sixth-youngest Oriole to reach the milestone in a season, joining such franchise standouts as Ripken, Eddie Murray, Boog Powell and rookies of the year Curt Blefary and Ron Hansen.
Though there is no question that Johnny Bench was one of the greatest catchers of all time, I'm still trying to figure out how he ended up being introduced before the All-Star Game as one of baseball's four greatest living players.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter confirmed that right-hander Kevin Gausman will start Wednesday's game in New York, meaning the Orioles will have to make another roster move to make room for the 24-year-old that has shuttled between the minors and majors again this year.
After sending right-hander Kevin Gausman to Triple-A Norfolk following his start Tuesday night, the Orioles have recalled first baseman Christian Walker from Norfolk and he will start today's afternoon game in Minnesota, batting fifth as the Orioles' designated hitter.
The Orioles got solo home runs from All-Stars Manny Machado and Adam Jones but lost when reliever Tommy Hunter allowed a two-run home run to Brian Dozier in the 10th inning, giving the Twins a 4-2 win.
The White Sox capitalized on a leadoff walk by Bud Norris, making his fourth relief appearance of his career and his first since 2013, as pinch-hitter J.B. Shuck drove in the winning run with an RBI double off Darren O'Day with one out in the eighth, sending the Orioles to a 3-2 loss.
Faced with a glut of outfielders that forced them to carry more outfielders than relievers for nearly a week, the Orioles on Wednesday designated outfielder Delmon Young for assignment to make room for reliever Tyler Wilson.
Adam Jones will be back in center field for the first time since June 15. Jones, who has been dealing with a shoulder injury, is also back in the lineup for the first time since June 20 when he served as the designated hitter.