- Right-hander Dan Straily signed with the Orioles because the organization was one of the few that gave him the opportunity to be a starting pitcher. He also had plenty of familiarity with the coaching staff.
- The Orioles filled out their fifth rotation spot by reportedly signing right-hander Dan Straily to a major league deal.
- The Orioles announced Wednesday that their coaching staff under manager Brandon Hyde will include Tim Cossins, Doug Brocail, Don Long, Arnie Beyeler, José Flores, José Hernández, Howie Clark, and John Wasdin.
- Orioles manager Brandon Hyde was the first name Mike Elias heard on his first managerial research call, a process that ended with Hyde introduced as the Orioles' 20th manager Monday.
- As multiple media outlets reported the Orioles had selected Chicago Cubs bench coach Brandon Hyde to be their next manager Tuesday night, new general manager Mike Elias denied that a hire had been made.
- Right-handed reliever Kyle Barraclough was acquired by Washington from Miami on Wednesday in the Nationals' first offseason move to rebuild their bullpen.
- Max Scherzer became the 17th pitcher since 1900 to strike out 300 batters in a season, reaching that milestone by fanning 10 in seven innings Tuesday night.
- Trey Mancini, 26, can rattle off many moments from the hardest four months of his baseball career as inflection points to the turnaround that has taken him come close to regaining his standout rookie form.
- Trea Turner hit two homers, including his first career grand slam, and drove in eight runs to help the Washington Nationals rally from a nine-run deficit and defeat the Miami Marlins and end a five-game losing streak.
- If Bryce Harper makes the National League All-Star team, and he's in good shape to do that with updated results being released Monday, he says he'll participate in the Home Run Derby at Nationals Park on July 16.
- Mark Trumbo and Chris Davis provided the two big swings the Orioles needed before they held on for a 7-5 win over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday.
- Trey Mancini's hard-contact percentage and strikeout rate aren't significantly worse than they were last year, but he's been unable to replicate his impressive rookie season.
- Orioles right-hander Dylan Bundy turned in another solid effort in Sunday's 10-4 win over the Miami Marlins, with home runs again representing the only offense against him.
- Orioles slugger Jonathan Schoop homered for the seventh time but just as importantly, walked for the second time in as many games as he looks to pull out of his season-long slump.
- Orioles starter Kevin Gausman hasn't won a game since May 11 and didn't get much help from his teammates in Friday night's interleague game against the Miami Marlins.
- The Orioles are in line for 116 losses and the first pick in the draft, but no one has accused them of tanking because they are spending a lot more money on the few wins they are projected to have.
- Orioles first baseman Chris Davis hasn't played since March 2 and his opportunity to get game at-bats before Opening Day is dwindling.
- Orioles baseball operations chief Dan Duquette is not known for doing anything decisive during the winter meetings, but this might be the year he needs to have a sense of urgency.
- The Orioles have a history of putting short leashes on players they add to the 40-man roster to protect from the Rule 5 draft.
- Aaron Judge, Carlos Correa and Nolan Arenado led a new generation of All-Stars, among 12 first-time starters elected by fans for the July 11 game.
After three trips to the postseason and the day-to-day intensity of the playoff races that comes with it,
OriolesOrioles catcher Welington Castillo provides Dominican with late-inning heroics in WBC win over ColombiaAdam Jones emerged from the Team USA dugout Saturday and saw Orioles teammate Manny Machado taking ground balls at shortstop, wearing the uniform of the
Five spring trainings ago,
Manny Machadoand Jonathan SchoopThe O's announce the return of former infielder Robert Andino, signing the 32-year-old to a minor league deal with a major league spring training invitation.Before Jose Fernandez ever stepped on a major league mound, he had overcome more obstacles in his teenage years alone than some have to face in a lifetime.Laurel baseball fans hoping for a Beltway Series between the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals have had to remain patient the past few years. The Orioles and Nationals both made the playoffs in 2012 and 2014, but Washington lost in the first round each year while the Orioles were eliminated in the American League Division Series in 2012 and the AL Championship Series in 2014. Those fans needed more than patience as the 2016 season began – they needed a strong umbrella and someThe Orioles had another South Korean player in camp on Tuesday, but it's not what you think. Former Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers and Miami Marlins first baseman Hee Seop Choi was at the Ed Smith Stadium complex as a guest of the team and will spend some time this spring coaching at the Twin Lakes Park minor league facility.How important is the 14th overall pick? And how much should the Orioles be committed to keeping that selection in the upcoming draft?The Orioles hope to have their deal with Chris Davis finalized and announced before a major snowstorm is projected to affect the area this weekend.Orioles fans would love to live in a world where their team was willing to spend a guaranteed $230 million for Chris Davis and Wei-Yin Chen on top of $15.8 million next season for Matt Wieters and a record $31 million deal for setup man Darren O'Day. That would certainly show they are committed to fielding a competitive team after last year's .500 finish. What it would not have done, however, was make the Orioles a better team than they were last year.