Even though it is true that the Orioles and the Los Angeles Dodgers have discussed a trade involving outfielder Matt Kemp, it is believed that those talks were preliminary and have not materialized into anything significant, according to a source.
Buck Showalter and the Orioles are obviously set at catcher with Matt Wieters, who has represented the club at the All-Star Game the past two years and who has won a pair of Gold Glove awards. But Showalter is also quite fond of backup catcher Taylor Teagarden and raved about him on Sunday morning.
And the Orioles managed to do that, breaking a tie on Nolan Reimold¿s two-run eighth-inning double off Dodgers reliever Ronald Belisario, capping a three-RBI afternoon for Reimold in the Orioles¿ 7-5 win.
With his six-year, $85.5 million contract extension official, Orioles center fielder Adam Jones sat between his two bosses — manager Buck Showalter and club executive vice president Dan Duquette — on Sunday and said Baltimore is where he belongs.
Long a solid center fielder and one of baseball's best baserunners, Curtis Granderson has turned into a beast at the plate since working with New York Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long to rework his swing.