With their top free-agent choice for an outfield spot, Colby Rasmus, now off the board after agreeing to a one-year, $8 million deal with the Houston Astros, the Orioles will continue to explore other available options.
The Orioles have avoided arbitration with right-hander Tommy Hunter by reaching an agreement Monday with the relief pitcher on a one-year deal. It is worth $4.65 million, according to an industry source.
For the first time since 1955, the Baseball Writers' Association of America has voted in four players into the National Baseball Hall of Fame -- three of which were first-time eligible and made their marks on the mound.
To many, the high salaries of professional athletes can be a source of envy. But their big paydays come with a darker side – many face bankruptcy or financial distress after spending too freely, going through a divorce or failing to line up a job upon retirement.
Andrew Miller reached an agreement on a four-year, $36-million deal with the New York Yankees on Friday, capping a week in which the Orioles also lost free-agent outfielders Nick Markakis and Nelson Cruz.
Nelson Cruz broke a scoreless tie in the sixth inning with a two-run homer off left-hander David Price, giving the Orioles a 2-1 clinching victory over the Detroit Tigers in Game 3 of the American League Division Series.
Orioles right-hander Bud Norris finally received the chance Sunday on a blistery afternoon at Comerica Park against the celebrated Detroit Tigers offense. He seized it, throwing 6 1/3 scoreless innings in a 2-1 victory, catapulting the Orioles into a second postseason round.
Because he has spent most of his six-season career with the Houston Astros, Orioles right-hander Bud Norris has never had the opportunity to pitch in the postseason. That changes Sunday, when Norris will start Game 3 of the American League Division Series against the Detroit Tigers.
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.
When he was designated for assignment in April, Steve Pearce definitely didn't expect to be back in orange and black five months later, celebrating both a division title and the best season of his journeyman career.
New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter said his final visit to Camden Yards this week brought back memories of his first full season in pinstripes, playing against the Orioles in the American League Championship Series and being in awe of Cal Ripken, Jr., who was a role model for Jeter.
Right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez will return to the rotation, making his first start off the disabled list Saturday. But Showalter said he hasn't decided on Sunday's starter. It will either be right-hander Kevin Gausman or right-hander Bud Norris.
TORONTO ¿ Orioles first baseman Chris Davis will hit from the No. 7 spot tonight for the first time since Sept. 23, 2012 as Delmon Young will bat from the cleanup spot for the second time in the past three games.
On Friday, in the Orioles¿ 2-1 win against the Seattle Mariners, Wei-Yin Chen pitched into the eighth in one of his more impressive outings of the season, allowing just five hits and one walk while striking out a season-high eight batters.
As the nonwaiver trade deadline approaches Thursday at 4 p.m., the Orioles are focused on acquiring a mid-level starter and a left-handed reliever, as well as a potential upgrade offensively at either second base or catcher.
The lottery for next year's competitive balance picks was held in New York on Wednesday. The Orioles received the fourth selection in Group B, which is slotted immediately after the second round of the draft, so it is essentially the value of a high third-round pick.
Maryland baseball coach John Szefc has insisted ahead of the team's first NCAA Super Regional appearance Saturday in Virginia that his squad is comfortable and loose, despite having entered the year with no postseason experience.
With this year's draft set to begin Thursday, right-hander Hunter Harvey and outfielder Josh Hart headline a 2013 draft class for the Orioles that is creating a bubble of intriguing prospects at Low-A Delmarva.