As baseball is swept up in the Shohei Otani sweepstakes, there are less expensive players in Japan and South Korea who could be fits for the Orioles, including Miles Mikolas, Ah-seop Son and Yang Hyeon-jong.
Former Orioles right-hander Miguel Gonzalez cleared release waivers Friday, officially receiving his unconditional release from the club and becoming a free agent. It seems unlikely, but the Orioles still hope they can re-sign Gonzalez to a minor league deal and have him pitch in the rotation at Triple-A Norfolk. Gonzalez will likely get a major league offer elsewhere.
Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph said every player lives with the reality that his status on the roster and that of his teammates could change at a moment¿s notice. That doesn¿t make it any easier for Joseph to live with the fact that the Orioles released popular starting pitcher Miguel Gonzalez on Wednesday.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Miguel Gonzalez was "not where we need him to be" after the right-hander allowed two more spring training home runs and four earned runs in the team's 6-5 loss to Pittsburgh.
On a day when their pitching simply allowed too many fly balls to sustain success in the breezy confines of McKechnie Field against the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Orioles bats found themselves grounded yet again until late Wednesday.
A day after manager Buck Showalter declared the Orioles' competition for a rotation spot something so real that ¿people don¿t quite understand,¿ struggling right-hander Miguel Gonzalez said "we all know that, but he knows what he's doing out there."
Right-hander Miguel Gonzalez bounced back from a difficult spring debut on Tuesday, pitching a solid 2 2/3 innings in the Orioles¿ 5-1 loss to the Boston Red Sox before a sellout crowd of 7,894 at Ed Smith Stadium.
Making his first Grapefruit League start of the spring, right-hander Miguel Gonzalez was roughed up for seven runs on eight hits over 1 1/3 innings in the Orioles¿ 10-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday afternoon at Charlotte Sports Park.
The Orioles agreed to one-year contracts for 2016 with star third baseman Manny Machado, starters Chris Tillman and Miguel Gonzalez, and infielder Ryan Flaherty ahead of Friday¿s deadline to exchange salary-arbitration figures, according to industry sources.
Orioles pitching coach Dave Wallace isn¿t available to the media very often. But it¿s not that he¿s by any means dodging reporters. It¿s that most of the time he¿s seen working with his pupils, a towel usually draped over his shoulder watching a bullpen session or doing some other preparation with the club¿s pitchers.
The Orioles¿ game against the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday has been postponed due to inclement weather and will be made up as part of a single-admission doubleheader beginning at 4:05 p.m. at Camden Yards.
The Orioles added four players to their expanded roster before Tuesday¿s game, recalling right-hander Tyler Wilson, first baseman Christian Walker, outfielder Junior Lake and right-handed reliever Oliver Drake from Triple-A Norfolk.
Though it seems likely that Wei-Yin Chen will become a free agent and sign elsewhere this winter, the composition of the Orioles starting rotation for the 2016 season isn't exactly a big mystery. Barring some major trade activity, Chris Tillman, Ubaldo Jimenez, Kevin Gausman and Miguel Gonzalez will be back next spring, and the Orioles will have several internal candidates for the fifth starter job. The question, of course, is whether the organization can afford to be satisfied with that, and
The Orioles will open their three-game series in Toronto tonight coming off a much-needed 11-inning win Wednesday night at Camden Yards, snapping their six-game losing streak and avoiding being swept by the Tampa Bay Rays at home.
Oliver Drake obviously knew how well he had been doing at Triple-A, but he wasn't taking a September call-up for granted. So when he received the news from Norfolk manager Ron Johnson on Monday night, it still had special meaning for the Navy product.
Following another sub-par performance from right-hander Miguel Gonzalez in the Orioles¿ 3-2 loss to the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night, Orioles manager Buck Showalter indicated that Gonzalez will remain in the team¿s starting rotation.
Miguel Gonzalez struggled through his worst start of the season in the Orioles¿ 15-2 loss to Minnesota on Thursday night at Camden Yards. He allowed a season-high seven runs ¿ the most since his first start of the 2014 season ¿ over five innings. But Gonzalez¿s struggles can really be pinpointed to a five-run second inning in which he worked ahead of hitters but couldn¿t put them away.
By the time the Orioles¿ 15-2 loss to the Twins ended well after midnight, only about 200 of the announced 20,109 remained to witness the entire battering. The PA announcer¿s voice echoed through the seating bowl. Fans chased for foul balls through empty rows of green seats.
The struggles of right-hander Miguel Gonzalez don't seem to be going away, and though he says he's healthy and confident, the results have been problematic since he returned from a groin strain in late June.
The recent numbers aren¿t encouraging, but the Orioles believe right-hander Miguel Gonzalez¿s uneven performances recently are not a concern despite another abbreviated outing in Tuesday¿s 5-0 loss to the Oakland Athletics.
Ubaldo Jimenez, Chris Tillman, and Miguel Gonzalez will each start a game in the Orioles' three-game set coming out of the All-Star break at the Detroit Tigers, manager Buck Showalter announced Saturday.
Manager Buck Showalter said after Thursday¿s 2-0 loss to the Texas Rangers that right-hander Miguel Gonzalez would start Sunday¿s series finale in Chicago against the White Sox, but left questions as to who follows him.
Having used five of his six relievers over the past two nights, Orioles manager Buck Showalter mulled the idea of calling up a reliever for Wednesday¿s game during his postgame press conference Tuesday.