Jake Arrieta has a legitimate chance to win the NL Cy Young Award tonight, there's a couple of Buck Showlater connection in the manager of the year awards, David Ortiz is retiring and Manny Machado missed on the Platinum Gold Glove.
The Orioles and Red Sox have had their share of tense moments at Fenway Park over the years, but what happened in the fourth inning of Boston's 3-2, walk-off win Friday night didn't seem to be one of them.
The possibility of the Orioles opening spring training with Tommy Hunter as the team's closer is becoming more real by the day. Once the team dealt 50-save closer Jim Johnson to Oakland, the club saw Hunter as a fallback option. But now he's turning into much more of a possibility.
As a veteran of eight minor league seasons, right-hander Zach Clark has endured plenty of excruciating bus rides during his career. He had never been on a cross-country flight, however, until he flew to Seattle on Tuesday.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter likes to say his 2012 Orioles are a "sum of the parts" team, one that doesn't have anyone that really stands out, but plenty of players that help the club win. But in any successful campaign, the inevitable question is: Who is the club's most valuable player?
Chris Tillman (elbow) threw a successful bullpen on Thursday and will likely throw one more Saturday before taking the starting assignment Monday in Seattle. It will be Tillman¿s first outing since leaving the mound on Sept. 2 due to elbow ligament inflammation.
Every morning, Monday through Friday, blogger Matt Vensel will hook you up with reading material -- mostly on the Ravens but with some other Baltimore sports stuff, too -- to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday. That way he'll have an excuse to do the same to start his workday, too.
L.J. Hoes was at home in Mitchellville watching a Tom Selleck baseball flick Tuesday around noon when his phone rang. A week after his Triple-A season ended, Hoes received notice to come to Baltimore — and be there in two hours or so.
The Orioles have made two roster moves today, selecting the contracts of outfielders Endy Chavez and L.J. Hoes from Triple-A Norfolk. To make room on the 40-man roster, they have designated right-hander Kevin Gregg and infielder Ryan Adams for assignment.
Veteran reliever Kevin Gregg, who signed a two-year, $10 million free agent contract after the 2010 season to be the Orioles¿ closer, was designated for assignment Tuesday to make room for outfielders L.J. Hoes, a Mitchellville resident, and Endy Chavez.
Buck Showalter sat in the visiting team manager¿s office of Yankee Stadium before Wednesday¿s series finale and waxed about how quickly momentum can change for a team during the haul of a 162-game season.