Tyler Wilson's final start in July was one of his best of the season. The right-hander improved to 5-5 and lowered his ERA to 3.05 with seven shutout innings against the Pawtucket Red Sox on Wednesday. He allowed five hits with just one walk and four strikeouts, and hasn't allowed more than six hits in a start since June 9.
On Tuesday, Eduardo Rodriguez will be making his third major league start for the division-rival Boston Red Sox -- against the Orioles at Camden Yards. Rodriguez, who was hesitantly dealt to Boston for left-handed reliever Andrew Miller at last year's trade deadline, has been marvelous in his brief time with the Red Sox, allowing just one run in 14 2/3 innings over two starts, yielding just five hits while striking out 14 and walking four.
The Orioles' reputation for utilizing every bit of organizational depth to the major league club's advantage is a welcome change for a set of newcomers who came from the Boston Red Sox system, where minor league prospects move slowly and only a select few get a chance at the highest level.
According to sources, dialogue continues between the Orioles and the San Diego Padres. The Padres need to move some outfielders, and left-handed hitters Seth Smith and Will Venable are drawing the most interest from the Orioles.
The Orioles have claimed catcher Ryan Lavarnway off waivers from the Chicago Cubs, the club announced Tuesday. To make room for Lavarnway on the 40-man roster, the Orioles released outfielder Quintin Berry.
Buck Showalter said he has been impressed with the way his team has been dealing with its large divisional lead in September -- which is a new experience for nearly every player in the Orioles' clubhouse.
SARASOTA, Fla. -- New Orioles designated hitter/outfielder Delmon Young arrived at minicamp in Sarasota on Wednesday morning, participating in the club¿s position player workout by taking batting practice and shagging fly balls in left field.
The Orioles announced Monday afternoon that they¿ve signed five players ¿ right-hander Tim Alderson, right-hander Brock Huntzinger, oufielder Chih-Hsein Chiang, left-hander Nick Addition and outfielder Kyeong Kang -- to minor-league deals.