The Orioles had a few meetings with agents and clubs late Sunday after arriving at the Winter Meetings at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, but their efforts to land players really begin today with the meeting¿s official first day.
Kevin Gausman's gritty performance in Wednesday's 3-0 loss to the Seattle Mariners was overshadowed by right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma's no-hitter, but the Orioles right-hander's mettle was critical to preserving an overworked bullpen.
On the night the Orioles gave away "Crush Davis" action figures, first baseman Chris Davis was not in Saturday's starting lineup — in part because the Seattle Mariners started tough young left-hander James Paxton.
SEATTLE ¿ Going into the Orioles¿ series opener in Seattle on Thursday night, the talk was about Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma, but O¿s left-hander Wei-Yin Chen stole the spotlight in the 4-0 win.
Delmon Young rewarded Buck Showalter's decision to give him the start, hitting a three-run home run off Hisashi Iwakuma in the third inning that powered the Orioles to a 4-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners in front of an announced 19,621 at Safeco Field.