Three Orioles players -- designated hitter Nelson Cruz, center fielder Adam Jones and catcher Matt Wieters -- were selected by fans to start at their respective positions for the American League in the All-Star Game on July 15 at Target Field in Minneapolis.
Designated hitter Nelson Cruz and injured catcher Matt Wieters still lead their respective positions in American League All-Star Game voting, according to fan voting results released by Major League Baseball on Monday afternoon.
When Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph hit his first career home run Sunday, his teammates gave him the silent treatment as he returned to the dugout. On Monday night, after the rookie blasted his second career homer, the Orioles didn't have to hide their excitement.
Right-hander Kevin Gausman, who was sent to Triple-A Norfolk following Friday's game to allow the Orioles to add relief pitcher Brad Brach on Saturday, started Monday afternoon's game for the Tides against Indianapolis at Harbor Park.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter said he wanted to get right-handed hitter Delmon Young into the lineup. Young had made just four starts in June, the last coming June 15. He had just one at-bat during the past road trip, a pinch-hit homer Monday at Tampa Bay.
Steve Clevenger wasn¿t sent down to Triple-A Norfolk because the Orioles weren¿t convinced his stick belonged in the majors. But the 28-year-old Pigtown native is trying to leave no doubt on that front this month with the Tides.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter hasn¿t announced his starting pitchers after this Yankees series - Bud Norris is scheduled for Saturday afternoon and Chris Tillman for the series finale Sunday - but it appears Showalter will continue to go with a six-man rotation, even though he¿s been unwilling to call it that.
Caleb Joseph now can admit there were several times during those late-night bus rides through the Eastern League when he considered calling it quits on his lifelong dream of making it to the major leagues. He felt stuck in Double-A, a minor league proving ground for some and a glass ceiling for others, watching younger teammates each year as he grew older.
Orioles catcher Matt Wieters, who has missed the past five weeks with discomfort in his throwing arm, will undergo elbow ligament reconstruction surgery Tuesday that will end his season, the club announced.
Everyone who was hoping against hope that Matt Wieters could avoid Tommy John surgery was just whistling through the graveyard. Once it became known that his elbow soreness was persisting and he would see Dr. James Andrews for a second visit, it was pretty obvious that his season was over.
The Orioles' expectation is that Dr. James Andrews will recommend Tommy John elbow ligament reconstruction surgery today and that the procedure could occur as early as Tuesday with the hope that Matt Wieters would be ready to play by Opening Day next season.
Orioles right-handed relievers Darren O'Day and Tommy Hunter have been good friends for years. They even have vacationed together in the offseason. But there is a friendly rivalry brewing between the two, caused by bullpen-homer-gate.
Morning, y¿all. I¿ve replaced Jon for today¿s Coffee Companion, where we recap yesterday¿s sports headlines, because he feels sleep is important, or something. Regardless, your daily trip to the water cooler is approaching, which means you should read up here so you¿ll have something to talk about while you¿re there.
Catcher Matt Wieters said before Tuesday's game against the Boston Red Sox at Camden Yards that he could have surgery next Tuesday on his right elbow if Dr. James Andrews determines during his appointment Monday that the procedure is necessary.
Orioles catcher Matt Wieters hasn't progressed as quickly as expected in his recovery from a right elbow strain and will visit Dr. James Andrews in Gulf Breeze, Fla., next Monday for a second time to determine if he needs surgery.