The move hasn't been announced yet, but the Orioles are bringing up catcher Luis Exposito. It's likely that outfielder Nolan Reimold will be heading to the disabled list because he's not listed as an available player on tonight's lineup card.
The Orioles open a three-game series tonight at Fenway Park, so it's only natural to reflect on the wild night of Sept. 28, when they eliminated the Red Sox from the playoff picture and started a chain reaction that brought an end to the Terry Francona era.
The Orioles began their current six-game road trip with many believing it would tell us a lot about what we need to know about the 2012 Birds. Baltimore's early-season success could be discounted by a favorable schedule early on, but road series in New York and Boston would be better indicators of the Orioles' staying power.
Robert Andino and the Orioles are not stopping to look back at last year's walk-off win over the Red Sox in the regular-season finale. As the team faces Boston for the first time since Andino's big hit, it says its focus is on 2012.
It's Thursday, and that means it's time for a look at how the Orioles¿ top prospects have fared in the past week. Below are the season stats for the club's 10 best prospects (as ranked by Baseball America) and some notes on each player's performance.
Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones and second baseman Robert Andino stopped by the MLB Fan Cave before tonight's series finale against the Yankees. Part of their visit included filming a spoof of a recent skit from the IFC television show "Portlandia" involving "putting birds on things.
Closer Jim Johnson is back in the Orioles' clubhouse, after spending four nights in the hospital with an illness that was eventually diagnosed as a severe case of food poisoning. Johnson left St. Agnes Hospital this morning. He played catch on Friday is listed as day-to-day.
Orioles closer Jim Johnson is still in the hospital battling an infection. Also, pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada will get a second opinion on his injured left elbow and righty Jason Berken has been called up to the majors.
With every new indignity, it becomes harder and harder to make the case that Brian Matusz has taken a large step forward this season, even though his velocity has returned and he is showing flashes of his old command.
Right-hander Jason Hammel tied a career-high with 10 strikeouts, allowing just two earned runs on six hits as the Orioles beat the White Sox, 5-3, Thursday to win their second straight road series. After winning three of four on Chicago¿s South Side, the Orioles head west to Anaheim to complete a three-city, 10-game road trip that began with two wins in three games in Toronto.
The Orioles and Blue Jays combined for seven solo home runs, but it was Wilson Betemit's two-run single up the middle with two outs in the eight that proved to be the biggest hit in the game, propelling the Orioles to a 7-5 win over the Blue Jays.
It would be easy to criticize Tommy Hunter after Friday night's 7-5 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays, but let's praise him instead. He certainly didn't overpower the Jays. He didn't fool them, either. He gave up four home runs over six innings, and he still did a heck of a job.
Orioles second baseman Robert Andino said his spat with Yankees catcher Russell Martin on Monday was a misunderstanding. Andino said he wasn't worried about possible retaliation from New York pitchers.
There were some angry words exchanged between Yankees catcher Russell Martin and Orioles infielder Robert Andino at the end of Monday night's game at Oriole Park. Martin told the New York reporters afterward that he started it because he felt that Andino was trying to steal signs from second base in the bottom of the ninth inning.