Adam Russell is fighting for a job in the Orioles' spring training camp. His baseball career has been about resilience, but he says the fight he's shown is nothing compared to that which his family has displayed.
Orioles third baseman Danny Valencia has been linked to a Miami-area clinic that allegedly distributed performance-enhancing drugs to several major league baseball players, according to a report from Yahoo! Sports.
The Orioles are pushing to add another outfielder, and if they can't re-sign free agent left fielder Nate McLouth, they are trolling for other options, including former New York Yankees first baseman-outfielder Nick Swisher and former Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Nate Schierholtz.
As part of their continuing search to add depth and improve their roster, the Orioles have had multiple, face-to-face meetings with the representatives for pitcher Kevin Correia and outfielder Nate Schierholtz, according to an industry source.
With his team in the playoffs and fans loving the statues he commissioned to celebrate past Orioles greats, Peter Angelos is encountering more public good will than he has in 15 years. But the Orioles owner has still chosen to remain out of the spotlight.
When the Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays begin a three-game series Tuesday at Camden Yards, the two most effective relievers in the American League will be in uniform. It's fair to speculate that without Orioles closer Jim Johnson and Rays closer Fernando Rodney, their teams probably wouldn't be in playoff contention.
The Orioles will enter September not only with a strong chance at the franchise's first winning season in 15 years but in serious contention for a playoff spot. A national baseball audience is finally taking notice.
After the kind of night that Mark Reynolds had in Friday¿s 2-0 loss to the Rays ¿ in which the Orioles first baseman was 0-for-4 with three strikeouts while stranding six runners on base ¿ it seems like Reynolds is at the plate an awful lot in key situations, and most of the times leaving Orioles fans disappointed.
In a career once defined with words like "potential" and "promise," Josh Barfield is now the oldest player in Bowie, just six years after he burst onto the scene in San Diego as a 23-year-old second baseman.
Orioles catcher Matt Wieters didn't start Friday night's game against the Oakland A's, but it wasn't because he is mired in a 1-for-30 slump. Wieters was held out of the lineup because of a tight right bicep muscle.
In the past few weeks, the Orioles have had contact with the San Diego Padres about third baseman Chase Headley, the Philadelphia Phillies about third baseman Placido Polanco and the Chicago Cubs about first baseman Bryan LaHair.
The Orioles received the fourth pick in Wednesday's first Competitive Balance Lottery, a new initiative from the new collective bargaining agreement aimed at helping small-market and small-revenue franchises.
To make room for outfielder Xavier Avery on their 25- and 40-man rosters, the Orioles have optioned reliever Stu Pomeranz back to Triple-A Norfolk and designated infielder Matt Antonelli for assignment.
The Orioles hit home runs in their first three at-bats ¿ getting solo shots from Ryan Flaherty, J.J. Hardy and Nick Markakis in the first inning ¿ part of a five-homer game in a 6-5 win in Game 1 of the doubleheader.
When Colorado Rockies pitcher Jamie Moyer defeated the San Diego Padres to become the oldest pitcher (49) ever to record a major league victory, I couldn't help but think back to the spring of 1993, when Moyer joined the Orioles after missing the entire 1992 season in the minor leagues with the Detroit Tigers organization.