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.
The Orioles resumed talks with prospective free agents and possible trade partners during the first official day of the winter meetings Monday, and executive vice president Dan Duquette remains confident he will return to Baltimore with a new acquisition.
Kevin Gausman, who made his major league debut on Thursday, will remain in the Orioles¿ starting rotation for the time being. If anything, the poise he showed on the mound in his first start gives the Orioles greater confidence that he can help the team win at the big league level.
The Baltimore sports scene is blessed with a bunch of talented bloggers who bring their unique perspective to the conversation. Each week, Matt Vensel of The Baltimore Sun hopes to chat with one of them in a regular feature called Blogger on Blogger. This week, he exchanged emails with Daniel Moroz, who writes about the Orioles for his blog, Camden Crazies.
Orioles infielder Danny Valencia, who was linked to a Miami-area clinic that has allegedly supplied performance-enhancing drugs to a dozen players, vehemently denied every using any performance-enhancing drug on Wednesday addressing the situation to the media.
Orioles third baseman Danny Valencia has been linked to a Miami-area clinic that allegedly distributed performance-enhancing drugs to several major league baseball players, according to a report from Yahoo! Sports.
Major League Baseball and the players association have agreed to take the next step toward eradicating performance-enhancing drugs from the game by expanding random blood testing for human growth hormone to during the season and conducting additional testing for testosterone.
First off, some full disclosure here. I was one of the masses who spent the early morning hours chasing doorbusters and trying to get a leg up on Holiday shopping. Part of it is to get some deals -- or at least the idea of them ¿ and the other part is the experience. You see a lot of interesting things.