Outfielder Dwight Smith Jr. is the latest addition to the Orioles' loaded outfield mix, and the third trade executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias has made using international signing bonus pool money this spring.
Chris Davis quieted the Boston crowd in the top of the ninth, ending a three-strikeout night with a two-run homer off Robbie Ross Jr. to secure a 4-1 bounce-back win for the Orioles (6-5) over the Red Sox (7-4).
Orioles manager Buck Showalter said he spoke to Major League Baseball¿s chief baseball officer Joe Torre in the aftermath of Friday¿s strange game in which right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez was ejected, but wouldn¿t divulge any details of his conversation.
Despite two rain delays and an uneven but effective performance by starter Chris Tillman, the Orioles had a chance against the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night. But they turned in their weakest offensive performance of the season in a 1-0 loss.
The Orioles didn't show any sign of fatigue early, jumping on Red Sox right-hander Clay Buchholz for six runs in the third inning. And they withstood a late rally by Boston for a 7-6 victory in front of an announced sellout crowd of 37,513 at Fenway Park.
First baseman Chris Davis, shortstop J.J. Hardy and center fielder Adam Jones were all elected by the fans for their first times in their careers and will start the annual exhibition, which will be Tuesday, July 16 at Citi Field in New York City. Orioles third baseman Manny Machado
When the Orioles travel to Detroit to begin a six-game road trip Monday, second baseman Brian Roberts will be with the team, and the club is optimistic he can start a minor league rehabilitation assignment upon the return from the trip.
Steve Pearce has made five starts in 2013 — two against reigning American League Cy Young Award winner David Price, one against former Cy Young winner CC Sabathia, one against current AL ERA leader Clay Buchholz and one against Minnesota lefty Pedro Hernandez.