Orioles left-hander Zach Britton was hoping to get more than one start to show the organization that he had regained the form that made him one of the club's most promising pitchers a few years ago. He is going to have to do that again at Triple-A.
Orioles reserve catcher Taylor Teagarden is out likely three to four weeks after taking a foul ball to the tip of his left thumb in the sixth inning of the Orioles' 7-3 win over the Oakland A's on Saturday.
Steve Pearce and Conor Jackson, two players competing against each other trying to win a roster spot with the Orioles, have been the team¿s top two hitters over the first 10 games of the Grapefruit League schedule.
The Baltimore Orioles have claimed first baseman/outfielder Russ Canzler off waivers, the club announced on Tuesday, and designated catcher Luis Martinez for assignment to make room for him on the team's 40-man roster.
When the Orioles claimed catcher Luis Martinez last week, placing four catchers on their 40-man rosters, I received a number of inquiries about why the organization needed needed to protect so many backstops.
Chris Davis was on the roster of two Texas Rangers teams that eventually went to the World Series. On Friday, he'll play the first big league postseason game of his career in Arlington, but he'll be on the visitor's side.
Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette never revealed his specific expectations for the season when it began in April. But now his immediate goal is clear: "We're in a position now that we have the kind of ballclub that we could win the division," Duquette said Tuesday.
Orioles pitcher Randy Wolf said he knew coming in he would be used in relief, and he didn't have a problem with that. His top priority was to pitch for a contender, but the 36-year-old said coming out of the bullpen will be an adjustment.
Chris Tillman made his minor league transitional start Monday at Double-A Bowie in between the two-hit gem against Seattle that he threw Wednesday and his next Orioles outing Sunday against the Detroit Tigers.
The Orioles made two roster moves, recalling right-handed pitcher Stu Pomeranz and catcher Ronny Paulino and optioning catcher Luis Exposito to Triple-A Norfolk while designating infielder Bill Hall for assignment.
Orioles infielder Mark Reynolds (oblique strain) and outfielder Endy Chavez (intercostal strain) played in an extended spring game today and will report to Double-A Bowie to begin minor league rehab assignments tomorrow.
Just more than 12 hours after completing last night's 15-inning win over the Royals, the Orioles are back here at Kauffman Stadium for a day-after-night game to complete this quirky two-game set in Kansas City.