When the Orioles headed off on their 11-game West Coast road trip, it was fair to assume that it would be a very difficult trip and probably just as fair to think that the O's would be satisfied to get back with something close to a .500 record on the trip.
Right-hander Miguel Gonzalez probably delivered the sharpest outing during the first spin through the Orioles starting rotation, but he will not pitch in the three-game series against the Red Sox at Fenway Park
The former Major League Baseball pitcher "Bullet" Bob Turley, who died last Saturday at age 82, played for the Baltimore Orioles and New York Yankees, and his name also has a special meaning in the annals of Harford County sports and business.
Adam Russell is fighting for a job in the Orioles' spring training camp. His baseball career has been about resilience, but he says the fight he's shown is nothing compared to that which his family has displayed.
The Orioles added their latest reclamation project Wednesday, agreeing to terms with first baseman Conor Jackson on a minor league deal with an invitation to major league spring training, executive vice president Dan Duquette announced.
Dan Haren, one of baseball's best right-handed starting pitchers for a half-decade, needed to choose this winter where to continue his career. He used a rationale that, while sound, for generations would have constituted pure fantasy.
The Orioles' improbable run to the postseason wasn¿t enough to earn Buck Showalter the BBWAA American League Manager of the Year Award, but his narrow loss to Oakland's Bob Melvin could take little from savoring a memorable season.
As a result of his leadership, Showalter could be rewarded Tuesday night with his third AL Manager of the Year Award. He's won the award following the strike-shortened season of 1994 with the Yankees and then again award in 2002 as manager of the Texas Rangers.
Also new this year is an announcement of the finalists ¿ the top three in each league for the rookie, manager and Cy Young and Top 5 for MVP. That will be aired this Wednesday at 6 p.m. on MLB Network.
Shortstop J.J. Hardy, center fielder Adam Jones and catcher Matt Wieters were named American League Gold Glove winners at their positions on Tuesday night. It's the first time since 1998 that three Orioles have earned baseball's annual benchmark of fielding excellence in the same season.
Gordon Huggins of Eldersburg celebrated his 50th anniversary as a Baltimore Orioles usher this year, and said this past week's playoff experience at Oriole Park at Camden Yards has been among the highlights of his tenure there.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter announced after Wednesday's game that the lefty Joe Saunders would get the ball to start Thursday against the New York Yankees in Game 4 of the American League Division Series.
With his team in the playoffs and fans loving the statues he commissioned to celebrate past Orioles greats, Peter Angelos is encountering more public good will than he has in 15 years. But the Orioles owner has still chosen to remain out of the spotlight.
ARLINGTON, Texas ¿ The Rangers have had success against left-hander Joe Saunders -- the Orioles' starter in tonight's AL wild card game -- but Texas manager Ron Washington said Saunders is a much different pitcher that he one his team saw often in the AL West when he pitched with the Angels.
Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter has put his team's playoff hopes in the hands of veteran left-hander Joe Saunders, who has been tabbed to start Friday night's do-or-die American League wild-card playoff game at Rangers Ballpark.