Three Orioles players -- designated hitter Nelson Cruz, center fielder Adam Jones and catcher Matt Wieters -- were selected by fans to start at their respective positions for the American League in the All-Star Game on July 15 at Target Field in Minneapolis.
Designated hitter Nelson Cruz and injured catcher Matt Wieters still lead their respective positions in American League All-Star Game voting, according to fan voting results released by Major League Baseball on Monday afternoon.
Now that Orioles third baseman Manny Machado has apologized for Sunday¿s bat-throwing incident, his fate is in the hands of Major League Baseball. A decision on a suspension is expected to come down at some point on Tuesday. I¿d be surprised if Machado didn¿t receive at least a four- or five-game suspension. It might be longer.
Manny Machado was given the opportunity to speak to his team in a meeting before Monday's game against the Boston Red Sox at Camden Yards. Like he has now done publicly, the Orioles third baseman apologized.
George Horton ran a college baseball powerhouse at Cal State-Fullerton, the kind of program that had no place for someone like Kurt Suzuki. Horton had never seen or heard of Suzuki before a scout pal mentioned the high schooler in Hawaii.
If there's one thing that separates the Oakland A's and the Orioles, the American League¿s two upstarts, it¿s that the A¿s young pitching has been a tick better this season. On Saturday, in Oakland's 5-2 victory, A's 23-year-old right-hander Jarrod Parker was a whole lot better than 24-year-old lefty Zach Britton.