Just less than three months shy of his 41st birthday, free-agent pitcher Brett Tomko is hoping for one last chance to get back to the big leagues. Tomko will throw for the Orioles on Friday morning in Orange County, Calif.
Monday was a pretty productive off day for the Orioles since both the Rays and Yankees lost. So the Orioles head into tonight's series opener in Boston trailing the Rays by four games for second place in the AL East, as well as the first AL Wild Card spot.
Here's a roundup of what national media outlets are saying about the Orioles-Cubs trade, which sent pitcher Scott Feldman and catcher Steve Clevenger to Baltimore in exchange for pitchers Jake Arrieta and Pedro Strop.
Orioles left-hander T.J. McFarland will make his first career major league start Friday night in the series opener against the New York Yankees, manager Buck Showalter announced after Thursday night¿s Orioles win over the Cleveland Indians.
After recording just two hits in the first 27 at-bats of his rehab assignment, Orioles outfielder Nolan Reimold turned in the most successful outing of his nine-game stint with Double-A Bowie on Wednesday.
The Orioles officially added first baseman Travis Ishikawa before Tuesday's game. Ishikawa had exercised an opt-out clause in his contract Sunday and the Orioles had until midnight to add him, trade him or release him.
The evolution of Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman continued on Friday night with a statistical gem that was an obvious struggle. In the Orioles¿ 2-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox in front of a nearly packed house, Tillman did what good pitchers are supposed to do.
But the timing was perfect for the Orioles, who scored two runs through monsoon-like rain in the bottom of the sixth, then held on following a two-hour, 14-minute rain delay for a 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels that was completed just 10 minutes before midnight.