Orioles manager Buck Showalter tried to bite his tongue when asked about the overturned replay call that led to his first ejection of the season during the Orioles 8-3 loss to the Cardinals on Sunday afternoon at Camden Yards.
Buck Showalter has been frustrated by the ambiguity of baseball's new replay review system, so when a call was overturned against the Orioles in the seventh inning of the club's 8-3 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday afternoon, the manager wanted some answers.
The Orioles resumed talks with prospective free agents and possible trade partners during the first official day of the winter meetings Monday, and executive vice president Dan Duquette remains confident he will return to Baltimore with a new acquisition.
Orioles infielder and designated hitter Danny Valencia, whose name reportedly appeared on a list from Biogenesis, the defunct Miami-area anti-aging clinic, was cleared of any involvement and did not receive a suspension.
TORONTO -- Four Orioles players are still in line to start for the American League in this year¿s All-Star Game, but one race is getting extremely close, according to the latest AL all-star fan balloting results released Saturday night.
Orioles manager Buck Showater is never one to overanalyze his players, so it was interesting to hear him say that right-hander Jake Arrieta was ¿lucky¿ that the Orioles¿ 5-1 loss to Detroit was being played in Comerica Park¿s expansive outfield and not Camden Yards.
Arrieta received Monday¿s opportunity by circumstance. He struggled in his past two starts at Triple-A Norfolk, but the Orioles needs to fill a hole Monday when right-hander Jason Hammel couldn¿t start due to a stomach virus.
Orioles first baseman Mark Reynolds said Saturday he expects to receive a fine for his critical comment about the umpiring in Friday night¿s 5-3 loss to the Tigers, but he didn't really retreat from his statements.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter and first baseman Mark Reynolds were both ejected from Friday night¿s game against the Tigers after the pair became irate after the umpiring crew overturned a close call at first in the fifth inning.