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.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette reiterated on MLB Network on Wednesday that the club is still attempting to retain first baseman Chris Davis, but said it hasn¿t reached the point that the team is willing to move to alternate left-handed bats.
When the Orioles traded Jake Arrieta to the Chicago Cubs on July of 2013, he was toiling in Triple-A , still struggling to fulfill tremendous expectations placed on both him by both the club and himself since he had been anointed one of the promising young home-grown arms destined to bring the Orioles back to respectability.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Wednesday that catcher Matt Wieters, whose recovery from Tommy John surgery will be a focus of spring training, will play in the team¿s first spring games as a designated hitter.
As the winter meetings open Monday, the biggest question regarding the Orioles has little to do with actual players, but whether Dan Duquette, the team's top baseball executive, will remain in Baltimore.
Orioles designated hitter-left fielder Nelson Cruz finished seventh in the Baseball Writers' Association of America's voting for American League Most Valuable Player, while center fielder Adam Jones placed 14th.
Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette appeared on MLB Network's "High Heat" with Christopher Russo on Wednesday afternoon from the general managers' meetings in Phoenix and addressed the club's hopes to retain free agents Nick Markakis and Nelson Cruz.
Even though Buck Showalter isn't comfortable with taking credit for his role in the Orioles' success, he is the favorite to win the third Baseball Writers' Association of America AL Manager of the Year award in his 16-year managerial career.
Former Orioles manager Davey Johnson, who was the last Orioles manager to lead the team to the ALCS and managed four other clubs, including most recently the Washington Nationals, seemed to pick Baltimore over his most recent stop in an MLB Network Radio interview this morning.
Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez made his first injury rehabilitation start at short-season Single-A Aberdeen on Tuesday night, throwing 4 2/3 innings against the Tri-City ValleyCats at Ripken Stadium and allowing one unearned run, five hits and three walks.
Former Orioles Harold Reynolds and Brady Anderson were in full uniform yesterday before the Orioles¿ 3-1 loss to Houston, with Reynolds taking his hacks in the batting cage and trying to regain his late-80s All-Star form.
Former Phillies pitcher and MLB Network analyst Mitch Williams was in Maryland this weekend to coach his son¿s under-10 baseball team at a Ripken Baseball tournament in Aberdeen, and according to a report by Deadspin, got ejected for arguing with the umpires
The American League Most Valuable Player award will be announced tonight at 6 p.m. on MLB Network, and one person in the Orioles organization knows two of the finalists -- Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera and Orioles first baseman Chris Davis -- very well.
Despite his gaudy run-production numbers this past season, first baseman Chris Davis will be an underdog to become the first Orioles player to win win the American League MVP award in more than two decade, but Davis was named one of three finalists for this award Tuesday evening.
Orioles pitching prospect Kevin Gausman struggled with his command in his first spring start Thursday against the Rays, but the right-hander was pleased with his secondary pitches -- his changeup and slider.
Jason Hammel, Wei-Yin Chen, Miguel Gonzalez, Darren O¿Day and Jim Johnson did not pitch through the first rotation of Grapefruit League games. Instead, they were scheduled to throw in a simulated game Tuesday morning at the Ed Smith Stadium complex while the team traveled to Bradenton for a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.