Orioles manager Buck Showalter was selected Tuesday night as the Baseball Writers' Association of America's American League Manager of the Year for the third time in his 16-year career, winning the honor in a landslide.
Even though Buck Showalter isn't comfortable with taking credit for his role in the Orioles' success, he is the favorite to win the third Baseball Writers' Association of America AL Manager of the Year award in his 16-year managerial career.
In the top of the fifth inning of Tuesday night's 84th All-Star Game, Adam Jones led off with a double against the Philadelphia Phillies' Cliff Lee, moved to third on a single by the Minnesota Twins' Joe Mauer and then scored on a fielder's choice ground out by J.J. Hardy.
Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland, who is managing the American League All-Star team, spoke Monday afternoon about his decision to choose Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman for his squad over the New York Yankees' Hiroki Kuroda.
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 first baseman Mark Reynolds lambasted the umpires following the Orioles¿ 5-3 loss to the Tigers on Friday night, frustrated when home-plate umpire Tim Timmons overruled first-base ump Jeff Kellogg¿s fifth-inning out call on Jhonny Peralta.
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.
The Orioles renew their supposed rivalry with the Nationals on Friday, assuming they don¿t get gridlocked on the Beltway on the way down to Washington. The Orioles took two of three against their neighbors to the south on Preakness weekend, but that series was as compelling as the cornhole tournament at InfieldFest.
Monday's roster cuts clarified the Orioles' roster picture, but an injury to Brian Matusz muddied it back up. ... Zach Britton authored another impressive performance in Monday's win over the Tigers. ... The Ravens are taking a closer look at Iowa quarterback Ricky Stanzi. ... Ravens safety Tom Zbikowski wants to box in Baltimore, and these are some potential venues. ... Jordan Williams earned honorable mention All-America honors.