There's no doubt the Orioles lineup has big-inning potential, and there was no greater example of that than Friday's nine-run seventh inning in Texas. Aside from that inning, the Orioles have been unable to manufacture any sort of sustainable offense since their 7-0 start to the season, which is a troubling sign.
A pair of promising young pitchers whose recent arm troubles have dimmed their prospect shine, Dylan Bundy and Hunter Harvey, reported that they are completely healthy at the outset of Orioles minicamp Monday morning.
It's been a year on the move for Glen Burnie's Steve Clevenger, and one that brought him to the right place at the right time: with the Baltimore Orioles just as the team hit a milestone this past week with its first American League Championship since 1997.
Local product Gavin Floyd might not pitch in a major league game until May after having elbow surgery last season, but the prospect of his healthy return in 2014 was enought for the Atlanta Braves to sign the free-agent right-hander to a one-year, incentive-laden contract, the club announced on Monday.
The Orioles resumed talks with prospective free agents and possible trade partners during the first official day of the winter meetings Monday, and executive vice president Dan Duquette remains confident he will return to Baltimore with a new acquisition.
Before a crowd of supporters and former players, Gaels coach Dave Norton officially announced his retirement after 38 years as the school's baseball coach. Assistant Jody Harris will guide the program next year.
By By Mike Frainie and Special to the Baltimore Sun
In their continuing pursuit to bolster an upstart club heading into a September pennant push, the Orioles are prepared to sign veteran left-hander Randy Wolf, who was released last week by the Milwaukee Brewers.
Right-hander Jason Hammel tied a career-high with 10 strikeouts, allowing just two earned runs on six hits as the Orioles beat the White Sox, 5-3, Thursday to win their second straight road series. After winning three of four on Chicago¿s South Side, the Orioles head west to Anaheim to complete a three-city, 10-game road trip that began with two wins in three games in Toronto.
The Orioles are interested in trading for the White Sox's Gavin Floyd and Carlos Quentin. The Orioles, known to be seeking pitchers and an outfielder, have spoken with the White Sox "several times" at the winter meetings, according to Dan Duquette.