The Orioles knew they were going to send rookie right-hander Mychal Givens back to the minor leagues before Thursday afternoon's series finale against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, but wrestled with whether they should option the 25-year-old converted shortstop to Triple-A Norfolk or send him back to Double-A Bowie. There was discussion about sending Givens to Triple-A, where he could essentially go back to the minors with a promotion and continue to develop while facing more seasoned
After two returned last week, more AL East teams are back in the power rankings this week. Has the Orioles¿ hot stretch been enough to make them one of the lucky 10? As always, these rankings are completely subjective, and yet objectively correct.
A set of hot streaks catapulted some long-gone teams back into the rankings this week, including a pair of American League East teams. Were the Orioles one of them? As always, these rankings are completely subjectively, yet still objectively correct.
In just another week, the Aberdeen IronBirds will open their 14th season and like a number of seasons before, the 'Birds will begin at home in the confines of Ripken Stadium. The 2015 season opener is set for 7:35 p.m. June 19 versus the Hudson Valley Renegades.
Four University of Maryland players were selected on the final day of the MLB Draft Wednesday, giving the school a record eight players drafted this year and headlining a sizable crop of players with state ties to be selected.
The Orioles (26-30) continue to lurk under .500, but head home having won three of their past four. Even though they finished the road trip with a 3-4 record, they recovered well after losing their first three in Houston.
Center fielder Adam Jones¿ solo homer in the eighth off reliever Chad Qualls gave the Orioles a 3-2 victory over the Houston Astros, ending their five-game losing streak and avoiding a four-game sweep on the first stop of a two-city, seven-game road trip.
HOUSTON ¿ As the Orioles complete their four-game series at Minute Maid Park this afternoon, the they hope to avoid being swept in the four-game series for the first time since Sept. 20-23, 2013, a series in Tampa Bay that all but killed their playoff hopes two years ago.
HOUSTON ¿ The Orioles made a roster move before Wednesday¿s game to replenish their bullpen, recalling left-hander T.J. McFarland from Triple-A Norfolk and optioning right-hander Oliver Drake back to Norfolk.
J.J. Hardy missed his second straight game Tuesday with what appears to be a mild left oblique injury, but the Orioles' All-Star shortstop has reason to be optimistic that the injury won't sideline him for long.
Ubaldo Jimenez walked off the mound with a one-run lead, but saw usually dependable reliever Brad Brach blow the lead and the Astros rally for a gut-punch four-run seventh inning, handing the Orioles a 5-2 loss.
In the Orioles' dispirited 9-5 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays before an announced crowd of 36,945 Sunday at Camden Yards, Chris Tillman couldn't navigate through five innings for the fourth time in 10 starts this season.
As soon as Manny Machado tomahawked his bat into the opposite batter's box in the eighth inning of Game 1 against the Chicago White Sox on Thursday, it was obvious what was coming. Home plate umpire Toby Basner immediately ejected the Orioles third baseman — the third time Machado has been tossed in his brief big league career and first since his infamous bat-throwing incident last June against the Oakland A's that resulted in a five-game suspension.
Maybe designated hitter Jimmy Paredes is not going to be a career .340 hitter, but the Orioles are in no position to discount that possibility after the way he came off the disabled list and climbed to the top of the American League batting rankings. So they might need to find him a position in the future.
This Orioles team is immersed in a month-long struggle to score runs. And a day after beating the Astros in Monday's series opener thanks to a pair of two-run homers, the Orioles bats continued to struggle in a 4-1 loss to Houston in front of an announced 21,541 at Camden Yards.
Chris Tillman's rain-shortened start might have been good for his health. The Orioles will have to figure out how to handle Jimmy Paredes when Matt Wieters comes back. And Houston's Dallas Keuchel will be a tough matchup for Orioles on Memorial Day.
The Orioles made a minor league deal Monday, acquiring 22-year-old left-handed pitcher Chris Lee from the Houston Astros for two international signing bonus slots, which are valued at a total of $650,000.
Ultimately, the Los Angeles Angels won, 3-1, in a tremendous pitchers' duel between two guys who like to throw strikes — and lots of them. Angels right-hander Jered Weaver and Orioles lefty Wei-Yin Chen kept the offense to a minimum in a game that lasted just 2 hours, 23 minutes.
Like the Orioles' top high school picks before him, 19-year-old left-hander Brian Gonzalez earned aggressive placement into the full-season South Atlantic League with the Delmarva Shorebirds in his first full minor league campaign.
Orioles starter Bud Norris gave up eight runs on seven hits over just three innings in his club's home opener at Camden Yards on Friday afternoon. Not exactly the way the O's wanted to welcome back their fans.
There was a time not so long ago when Steve Pearce didn't really need to check the travel list on the day before a spring road trip. His name was almost certain to be on it along with the other players in camp who were fighting an uphill battle to establish themselves on the major league roster.