To make room for catcher Steve Clevenger on the big league roster, the Orioles designated outfielder David Lough for assignment Friday ¿ another member of the Opening Day squad, and specifically the outfield - that has been jettisoned during this season.
The Orioles finally found a trade partner to take on right-hander Ryan Webb's salary Thursday, dealing the reliever to the Los Angeles Dodgers along with minor-league catcher Brian Ward and the club's competitive-balance draft pick in exchange for a pair of minor leaguers.
The Orioles set their Opening Day roster Sunday, with a couple mild surprises. Catcher Steve Clevenger beat out Ryan Lavarnway for the backup catcher job and right-handers Ryan Webb and Rule 5 pick Jason Garcia are among 14 pitchers that made the 25-man roster.
SARASOTA, Fla. - For the first time this spring, Orioles starters Adam Jones, Chris Davis, Manny Machado and Steve Pearce will make a road trip this afternoon at the O's travel north to Bradenton to play the Pirates at McKechnie Field.
The last time Orioles first baseman Chris Davis was here in Sarasota, he was serving his 25-game suspension for illegal Adderall use, the biggest fish in a small pond getting his swings in during instructional league games.
SARASOTA, Fla. ¿ Orioles Rule 5 pick Jason Garcia realizes he needs to make an impression on the organization early. So when the 22-year-old threw his first spring training bullpen session on Saturday , he didn¿t hold back.
Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association jointly announced on Friday that two countdown clocks will be installed in each stadium to regulate the breaks between innings and speed up games. That will be the most visible part of a two-pronged rules revision that also forces hitters to keep one foot in the batters box under most circumstances and modestly expands the video replay protocol.
With the Toronto Blue Jays announcing that Paul Beeston will be back for the 2015 season, it appears that Dan Duquette will stay with the Orioles, at least for now. But is it back to business as usual in the Warehouse?
At his minicamp, Orioles manager Buck Showalter had a chance to connect names and faces, to see if the videos he has seen of pitchers throwing match up to what it looks like up close. He received an early glimpse of players who he will soon have to evaluate, like Rule 5 draft picks Jason Garcia and Logan Verrett.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter said before Thursday's game that he faced some difficult choices in selecting the team's American League Division Series roster, but he said the decision to add right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez gives his 11-man pitching staff a dynamic that he likes.
Much has been made about what the Orioles' roster for the American League Division Series will look like. It'll likely be known later today, though manager Buck Showalter doesn't have to submit it until Thursday morning.
Adam Jones and Nick Markakis have different personalities, but when the two take the field together -- as they have on most summer days for the past seven seasons -- they become unified partners for one purpose: capturing the Orioles' first World Series title in 31 years.
Orioles left-hander Wei-Yin Chen briefly flirted with history Wednesday afternoon at Fenway Park. He had to settle for his 15th win of the year while guiding the Orioles to a sweep in their 10-6 victory over the Boston Red Sox before an announced 35,374.
The Orioles added a pair of relievers Monday, the first day of expanded rosters, as they recalled right-hander Evan Meek from Triple-A Norfolk and purchased the contract of left-hander Joe Saunders from the Tides.
The beating the Orioles put on the Chicago White Sox bullpen last night -- five runs in the eighth inning off three relievers with ERAs over five -- was born of the same offseason strategy that the Orioles took with their bullpen.
With right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez returning from the disabled list to start Saturday¿s game against the St. Louis Cardinals, the Orioles must make a difficult roster decision in order to clear room for him.
Right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez, who has been on the disabled list since July 13 with a right ankle sprain, will join the Orioles in Washington, D.C., on Monday for their makeup game against the Nationals and then fly with the team to Toronto on Tuesday.
Andrew Miller, 29, joined the Orioles Thursday after the Red Sox dealt him at the nonwaiver trade deadline for minor league pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez. The Orioles made room for Miller, who spent three years in Boston, by designating right-handed pitcher Ryan Webb off the 25-man roster.