As the Orioles search for a top executive stretches on, the work former Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington did in building the 2018 World Series champion should stand out for how he ran a complete organization before his dismissal.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter said he wanted to get right-handed hitter Delmon Young into the lineup. Young had made just four starts in June, the last coming June 15. He had just one at-bat during the past road trip, a pinch-hit homer Monday at Tampa Bay.
After right-hander Eddie Gamboa closed out the Orioles' 7-6 Grapefruit League win over the Pittsburgh Pirates at McKechnie Field on Monday, catcher Johnny Monell gave the knuckleballer a high five and a catcher's mitt.
With a masterful, 6-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Friday night that snapped a three-game losing streak for the Orioles, the 25-year-old Tillman (13-3) became the first Oriole since lefty Erik Bedard in 2007 to win at least 13 games in a season. He¿s the first to hit the mark in July since Sidney Ponson won No. 13 on July 10, 2003.
The Baltimore sports scene is blessed with a bunch of talented bloggers who bring their unique perspective to the conversation. This week, we exchanged emails with Daniel Moroz, who blogs about the Baltimore Orioles for his blog, Camden Crazies.
Chris Tillman has been put on the 15-day disabled list with left abdominal strain retroactive to March 22. He will be able to come off the DL on April 6 and pitch the Orioles' fifth game of the season against the Minnesota Twins.
Trayvon Robinson suited up for the first time as an Oriole on Saturday and took part in the first official full-squad workout, but the outfielder had hoped to be in camp a lot earlier after being acquired in the November deal that sent infielder Robert Andino to the Seattle Mariners.