With the mostly intact husk of their recently successful rosters or the newly made-over version without any of the pedigree or star power, these Orioles have lost more often than any other team to wear the colors.
Outfielder John Andreoli, who the Orioles claimed off waivers from the Seattle Mariners on Saturday, will join the team in Toronto on Monday in the likelihood that Mark Trumbo’s knee injury lands him on the disabled list.
While the Orioles had the opportunity to add an outfielder Wednesday to replace the departed Colby Rasmus, Joey Rickard got the call, even as Cedric Mullins is "starting to show himself well" at Triple-A Norfolk.
The pending return of third baseman Tim Beckham could mean the Orioles have a daily lineup headache with too many players — Danny Valencia, Chris Davis, Mark Trumbo, Colby Rasmus and Trey Mancini — for the spots available.
Pose the question to anyone in an Orioles uniform, and the pause before he speaks is pregnant. The sigh is audible, the stare far away. The question is almost as loaded as the possible answers — and there's no one answer: How did the Orioles' season fall apart so fast?
Former Orioles star Nick Markakis is enjoying a career year in the fourth year of his deal with Atlanta, with he and Ryan Flaherty providing the upstart Braves much of what they did for the Orioles, showing what their old team lacks in the process.
A returning Colby Rasmus almost helped the Orioles string together a second straight win in Washington, but instead, the same old result came when Mychal Givens allowed a two-run double in the eighth inning to rookie Juan Soto.
Orioles center fielder Adam Jones has had a challenging stretch in center field over the past week or so, but manager Buck Showalter said it's not at the point where he or Jones needs to change anything.
After thinking it was a scheduling fluke earlier in the season, the Orioles will see a Yankees pitching staff that like the rest of the league won't throw many fastballs and will challenge the Orioles' aggressive approach.
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 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.
The Orioles placed second baseman Jonathan Schoop — one of the team’s most durable players and top offensive contributors — on the 10-day disabled list with a right oblique strain before Saturday’s game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.