A pitcher who could have possibly replaced Jim Johnson as the Orioles' closer came off the board on Thursday when the Boston Red Sox signed former St. Louis Cardinals reliever Edward Mujica to a two-year, $9.5-million deal.
These Orioles didn¿t match the achievements of last season, but the team ended the 2013 season with 85 wins following a 7-6 comeback win over the American League East-winning Boston Red Sox on Sunday afternoon in front of the seventh sellout crowd of the season.
Orioles GM Dan Duquette must pinch himself every time he sees Nate McLouth victimize another pitcher or catcher as he further establishes himself as one of the best leadoff hitters in the American League this year.
The Orioles rallied for their second comeback win in as many games Thursday night with a 3-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox in front of an announced 27,704, giving the Orioles their fifth straight series win at Fenway Park, a streak that dates back to July 7-10, 2011.
Dylan Bundy got the start, but Kevin Gausman had the smoother and more eye-popping outing as the duo combined to allow just one unearned run through five innings in the Orioles' 5-2 win at JetBlue Park.
The annual Silver Slugger awards are being announced tonight and while Orioles outfielder Adam Jones has a shot at winning the honor for the first time in his career, but it looks like this will be the 15th straight season that the Orioles come away from the awards empty handed.
For five innings Wednesday night, the Orioles were held hitless against Boston Red Sox starter Aaron Cook, able to hit just one ball out of the infield. But given the opposite directions these two teams have been going, it wasn¿t surprising how quickly the game turned.
In his first Grapefruit League game, Orioles top prospect Dylan Bundy settled in and set down the Red Sox. The 19-year-old right-hander issued one walk in one scoreless inning against the top of Boston's batting order.
Orioles top prospect Dylan Bundy made his professional spring debut Tuesday afternoon against the Red Sox at JetBlue Park. Bundy threw a scoreless fifth inning, overcoming an early four-pitch walk to retire the top of Boston¿s order.