Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora said on Monday that his decision to skip his team's White House visit this Thursday was made "with conviction" in protest of the Trump administration's handling of the hurricane relief in his native Puerto Rico.
An Orioles offense that broke out a day earlier reverted to its old ways Sunday at Fenway Park, collecting just five hits and getting shut out for the first time this season in a 4-0 loss to the Boston Red Sox.
Boston manager Alex Cora pulled starting pitcher Rick Porcello out of a solid performance after just 4 1/3 innings, a move that came back to haunt the Red Sox in the longest game in World Series history.
The Orioles originally signed veteran hitter Danny Valencia as injury insurance during spring training. They designated him for assignment Friday because they needed a roster spot for rookie center fielder Cedric Mullins.
All of the baseball world will descend beginning this weekend on Washington for the MLB All-Star Game and its corresponding festivities, but for some, it's a home game. Baltimore Sun alum Tim Kurkjian, who is in his 20th season as one of ESPN's MLB analysts, is one of them.
While the focus has been on trading the Orioles' pending free agents before this month's nonwaiver trade deadline, the focus is likely to shift to its top long-term assets, Kevin Gausman and Dylan Bundy.
Orioles center fielder Adam Jones has long been renowned for his involvement in the Baltimore community, and during this past season, the five-time All-Star partnered with the #MLBmemorybank program to go undercover at a local school.
The Orioles arrived at the ballpark Thursday needing starting pitcher Chris Tillman to be the same guy who has thrown his body in front of just about every kind of adversity the team has faced over the course of this season.