NASHVILLE -- Impacted first hand by colleagues being diagnosed by cancer, public relations officials from Major League Baseball and its 30 clubs announced Monday afternoon they have organized a unique auction to benefit Stand Up to Cancer.
Despite it being the Orioles' primary strength last season, executive vice president Dan Duquette has not ruled out the possibility of improving his bullpen, and one possibility is a reunion with popular former Oriole Koji Uehara.
The Boston Red Sox are reportedly hoping to name their new pitching coach Tuesday and Orioles director of pitching development Rick Peterson, who interviewed Saturday, is rumored to be the man to lead John Farrell¿s staff.
Rick Peterson, who received rave reviews as the Orioles' organizational director of pitching development this season, will interview Saturday for the vacant Boston Red Sox pitching coach job, according to an industry source.
Orioles left-hander Randy Wolf is dealing with elbow discomfort and could be lost for the remainder of the regular season and postseason, though he has not made a final decision on his immediate future.
Outfielder L.J. Hoes is expected to be announced Tuesday as this year's winner of the Brooks Robinson Award for the best season by an Orioles minor league hitter. He won't be winning it alone, though, not in his mind anyway.
In their continuing pursuit to bolster an upstart club heading into a September pennant push, the Orioles are prepared to sign veteran left-hander Randy Wolf, who was released last week by the Milwaukee Brewers.
The Orioles didn¿t end up with 20th-round draftee Ryan Ripken, son of Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr., but they have signed a player this year with a familiar name to Orioles fans: Right-handed hitting first baseman Cory Segui, the son of former Oriole David Segui and the grandson of former big league pitcher Diego Segui.
The Orioles received the fourth pick in Wednesday's first Competitive Balance Lottery, a new initiative from the new collective bargaining agreement aimed at helping small-market and small-revenue franchises.
The Orioles' first-half statistics aren't pretty, but they hold one statistical trump card. The only one that really, truly matters right now: .529. That's the fifth best winning percentage in the American League.
Chris Tillman made his minor league transitional start Monday at Double-A Bowie in between the two-hit gem against Seattle that he threw Wednesday and his next Orioles outing Sunday against the Detroit Tigers.
With one click of his laptop mouse, Bill Squadron, the head of Bloomberg Sports, shows every pitch thrown to Orioles centerfielder Adam Jones this season. It shows a strike zone full more than 1000 marks of different colors and shapes ¿ much like abstract art, Squadron jokes. One click later, it graphic shows the 600-some fastballs thrown to Jones. Another click and it¿s down to 200 pitches that show pitches with one out. Then, Squadron filters the data to show just home runs and it¿s down to three dots. The mouse pointer find one of the three dots and up comes a video of Jones¿ home run against Pirates pitcher Brad Lincoln on June 12.