Dwight Smith Jr. spent 7½ years with the Toronto Blue Jays organization, the good kind of years where every mention of him to a former teammate brings a smile to their face. Now he's making the most of his chance to stick with the Orioles.
Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman, constantly searching for a way to unlock some consistency in his fifth major league season, made a tweak the day before Wednesday's start against the Detroit Tigers.
Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman scattered six hits and allowed one run without a walk in his second Grapefruit League start against the Detroit Tigers, a week after walking six in two inefficient innings in his debut.
Kevin Gausman allowed three runs in six arduous innings in Friday's 4-3 loss to the Detroit Tigers, a start that on the surface does not fit tidily into his recent run of scoreless starts, or the August string of dominance that possibly heralded his arrival as a front-line starting pitcher.
The Orioles' seven-game winning streak was snapped after reliable reliever Darren O'Day allowed back-to-back home runs to Tigers J.D. Martinez and Miguel Cabrera. O'Day believes a blown call on a Martinez check swing is what led to the failure.
Adam Jones is not giving in. He's not giving in to the highly prevalent notion that last month's rib cage strain is behind his sweepy swings throughout April. He's not giving in to acknowledging any sense of frustration at the plate, nor is his giving himself any extra credit for pulling himself out of a problematic start to the season.
As the Orioles play the neighboring Nationals this week, hundreds of thousands are expected to flock to Washington, D.C. for Pope Francis¿ first visit to U.S. soil as head of the Roman Catholic Church.
The New York-Penn League released the rosters for the 2015 All-Star Game Saturday and the host Aberdeen IronBirds will be represented by two players, shortstop Ricardo Andujar and right-hand relief pitcher Ryan Meisinger.
After two returned last week, more AL East teams are back in the power rankings this week. Has the Orioles¿ hot stretch been enough to make them one of the lucky 10? As always, these rankings are completely subjective, and yet objectively correct.
The first bombshell of the hot stove season dropped Wednesday when the Detroit Tigers backed up the truck to keep designated hitter Victor Martinez with a four-year deal that is reportedly worth $68 million.