Out of all the numbers surrounding this Orioles team, the only ones that mean anything are the 8 in the win column and the 26 in the loss column. Everything else is noise. But some of the underlying stats behind their unpleasant start go a long way toward explaining the worst record in baseball.
Infielder Tim Beckham was back in the Orioles clubhouse Friday, little more than a day after he underwent core muscle surgery on both sides of his abdomen. He was walking gingerly, but said he felt like a weight had been lifted off his shoulders.
The Orioles hope to get Jonathan Schoop back sooner than usual for the oblique injury he is rehabbing and Mark Trumbo could be in the lineup against the Angels next week. Tim Beckham's surgery went well, but he's out for at least six weeks.
The Orioles placed second baseman Jonathan Schoop — one of the team’s most durable players and top offensive contributors — on the 10-day disabled list with a right oblique strain before Saturday’s game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.
Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop was one of the Orioles’ top clutch hitters last year, but in the first two weeks of this season, his struggles at the plate have been compounded by some hapless at-bats with runners in scoring position.
Minnesota Twins pitcher Kyle Gibson pitched six hitless innings on a chilly Saturday night at Oriole Park, but had to leave the game after reaching his pitch limit and the O's broke up the shutout in the ninth.
Orioles third base coach Bobby Dickerson threw a classic Louisiana crawfish boil for the team Thursday, and the Orioles turned it into a diploma ceremony for the new 52-year-old graduate of Nicholls State University.
Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop missed the first exhibition game because of bursitis in his left elbow, but he said it was nothing to worry about and proved that with a big performance in Monday's loss to the Tigers.
Jonathan Schoop’s elbow injury isn’t expected to force the Orioles’ starting second baseman to miss an extended amount of time, but his absence from the team’s Grapefruit League opener Friday afternoon served as an early-spring reminder that the team could be in trouble if an infielders goes down.