New San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado arrived at Nationals Park on Friday and said he wasn't talking about Orioles fans when he made a negative comment about Baltimore in a Sports Illustrated interview this spring.
Orioles Rule 5 draftee Drew Jackson, designated for assignment last week to clear space on the Orioles’ 25- and 40-man rosters for right-hander Dan Straily, cleared waivers and was returned to the Los Angeles Dodgers, the team announced Wednesday.
Orioles top prospect Yusniel Diaz re-incorporated a leg lift in place of a toe-tap to his swing this year, which he said allows him to be more relaxed at the plate and helped him muscle out his first Grapefruit League home run Saturday against the Minnesota Twins.
Pitching development has barreled forward in recent years, with data-tracking systems, speed cameras and reams of information helping teams refine and advance the arsenals of their young arms. Now the Orioles hope to join the revolution.
A month after dismissing executive vice president Dan Duquette and manager Buck Showalter following the worst season in franchise history, the Orioles' search for a new individual to lead the organization’s baseball operations continues.
Steve Pearce, who has played for all five American League East teams, including the Orioles, is named World Series MVP after helping the Boston Red Sox defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2018 World Series.
When fans made a great catch of a foul ball at Baltimore's Memorial Stadium back in the good old days, Rex Barney, legendary announcer, proclaimed over the public address system, “Give that fan a contract!” In light of the Orioles' painful state of affairs, maybe that's not just a corny idea.
Considering the type of candidates the Orioles went after in 2011 — young, analytics-minded executives who have vast experience in the baseball world — here are a handful of people who fit that mold now.
Without much incentive to pry their young players away from the end of the minor league season, the Orioles added only infielder Breyvic Valera from Triple-A Norfolk on Saturday, the first day rosters expanded past the 25-man limit.