- The left-hander receives a minor league deal that will net him $2.5 million if he makes the major league club and includes incentives that could bring his salary to $5.7 million, according to USA Today.
- Depending on whether the Orioles decide to crack open their coffers for big-name starting pitchers in free agency, shop in the middle of the market, or wait it out until January, there are plenty of ways they can rebuild their rotation this offseason.
- Ubaldo Jimenez pitched for the last time at Camden Yards on Friday, and as ever, Buck Showalter looked for positives.
Oriolesright-hander Gabriel Ynoa faced a Minnesota TwinsOrioles left-hander T.J. McFarland left Friday's game with Triple-A Norfolk with a knee injury suffered while covering home plate.This year, Dan Duquette promised to be proactive and he delivered on that promise with the pre-winter meetings deal for Mark Trumbo, who probably isn't going to make anyone forget Chris Davis if the Orioles lose the bidding war for this year's team MVP but would be a reasonable facsimile under the circumstances.Sometimes you need a little luck to make the postseason. And as the Orioles battle for a playoff spot with the final third of the season getting under way, it seems they have developed a knack for missing opposing teams' aces.On Tuesday night, Orioles right-hander Miguel Gonzalez shut down the highest scoring lineup in the major leagues for seven innings and fell one out short of his third straight eight-inning outing in a 4-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels in front of an announced 35,353.Wilson Betemit has struggled to regain his stroke since returning from a right knee injury that robbed him of most of the season, and as it appears now, his role as the Orioles' designated hitter against right-handed pitching has all but diminished.The reports on right-hander Jason Hammel's second minor-league rehab start for short-season Class-A Aberdeen were positive and the Orioles' Opening Day starter will rejoin the club in Baltimore Thursday.New Orioles acquisition Scott Feldman wasn't spectacular Wednesday night in his O's debut, but if he can give the club outings like he did against the White Sox, the trade with the Cubs will be a win.Chris Davis drove in three of the Orioles' four runs as they beat the Chicago White Sox in Scott Feldman's first start in a Baltimore uniform.Orioles left fielder Nolan Reimold, activated off the disabled list before Tuesday's game against the Chicago White Sox, was immediately in the starting lineup, playing left field and batting eighth.The Orioles have designated first baseman Travis Ishikawa for assignment, a move that will make room to add right-hander Jair Jurrjens to the 25-man roster as an extra bullpen arm.Down the stretch is a daily Orioles Insider blog that will set up the coming night for the O's and their American League competition as the push for the postseason continues.Credit a late-inning power surge that forced extra innings, and then a six-run 10th-inning outburst that included catcher Matt Wieters' first career grand slam to give the Orioles a 10-4 comeback win over the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field.