In times like these, Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph thinks back to the message delivered upon his arrival in the major leagues two years ago. As Joseph prepared for what would become a regular role behind the plate for the playoff-bound Orioles in 2014, manager Buck Showalter told him that defense should never go into a slump.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Miguel Gonzalez was "not where we need him to be" after the right-hander allowed two more spring training home runs and four earned runs in the team's 6-5 loss to Pittsburgh.
Orioles starter Kevin Gausman was mad at himself, but it wasn't because he gave up a towering home run to Pittsburgh Pirates star Andrew McCutchen in his second Grapefruit League start. He was more disturbed by the leadoff walk to catcher Francisco Cervelli that set up the two-run blast that marred an otherwise strong performance.
Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman pitched three strong innings on Sunday morning in the Orioles¿ B game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Ed Smith Stadium, a game that ended in a 2-2 tie after seven innings.
SARASOTA, Fla. - For the first time this spring, Orioles starters Adam Jones, Chris Davis, Manny Machado and Steve Pearce will make a road trip this afternoon at the O's travel north to Bradenton to play the Pirates at McKechnie Field.
Bud Norris, who allowed just one earned run in the Orioles¿ 6-1 victory against the New York Yankees, walked off the mound with right groin tightness, forcing the constantly shuffling club to have to deal with another potential injury issue -- one that comes as Norris was in the middle of an impressive run.
The results weren¿t particularly impressive, but Orioles left-hander Wei-Yin Chen seemed happy with his performance in his first competitive appearance since undergoing offseason surgery to remove bone spurs from his right knee.
Orioles infielder and designated hitter Danny Valencia, whose name reportedly appeared on a list from Biogenesis, the defunct Miami-area anti-aging clinic, was cleared of any involvement and did not receive a suspension.
The Orioles managed just five hits — all singles — against Yankees right-hander Hiroki Kuroda, who recorded the first complete-game shutout against Baltimore since the Mets' R.A. Dickey did it last June.
Mental mistakes cost the Orioles in a 5-2 loss to the New York Yankees, the most critical one coming when Gold Glove center fielder Adam Jones dropped a two-out fly ball, allowing three runs to score and break a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the seventh inning.
Orioles infielder Danny Valencia, who was linked to a Miami-area clinic that has allegedly supplied performance-enhancing drugs to a dozen players, vehemently denied every using any performance-enhancing drug on Wednesday addressing the situation to the media.
Orioles third baseman Danny Valencia has been linked to a Miami-area clinic that allegedly distributed performance-enhancing drugs to several major league baseball players, according to a report from Yahoo! Sports.
The past couple of months, the last-place Orioles haven't played many meaningful games to those outside of the Baltimore clubhouse. The Ravens reclaimed the attention of most Baltimore sports fans the day the NFL lockout ended, and now that the trade deadline has passed, the Orioles are sputtering to the finish line.
The Orioles were still talking Wednesday morning about Francisco Cervelli's disputed home run, which broke a 3-3 tie in the seventh inning of the Yankees' ridiculously rain-delayed 5-3 victory the night before at Yankee Stadium.