The Orioles’ Manny Machado continues to lead in American League All-Star voting at shortstop and has increased his hold on the top spot from a week ago in voting results released Tuesday by Major League Baseball.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter on how the team prepares to face three relievers as starters this weekend against Tampa Bay, and what's next for injured All-Stars Darren O'Day (elbow) and Mark Trumbo (knee)
The Orioles have had their share of bench-clearing scuffles throughout their history. They're in Boston this weekend, where they've batted the Red Sox previously and the Red Sox are fresh off a big brawl against the Yankees.
Minnesota Twins pitcher Kyle Gibson pitched six hitless innings on a chilly Saturday night at Oriole Park, but had to leave the game after reaching his pitch limit and the O's broke up the shutout in the ninth.
Despite steady rain in the area Wednesday, a few baseball teams were able to get games in. Among them, C. Milton Wright defeated host Harford Tech, 10-2, in out of conference action that left both teams 1-1. The game was stopped after six innings due to poor field conditions and darkness.
The Orioles have used deferred money in their long-term free agent contracts for five offseasons. It was used to entice Alex Cobb this year, and the money saved on present commitments with deferred money was used toward his 2018 salary.
New Oriole Danny Valencia on being a menace to left-handed pitchers; right fielder DH Mark Trumbo is still working through some quadriceps soreness; the Orioles will have celebrity bat boys on Sunday night.
Former Orioles ace Mike Mussina saw his vote total climb again in the balloting for the Baseball Hall of Fame, but missed out on induction, while Chipper Jones, Vladimir Guerrero, Jim Thome, and Trevor Hoffman earned induction as the class of 2018.
Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said Thursday on the team's offseason radio show that they'll remake the rotation to contend, not rebuild, in 2018, and addressed the futures of Manny Machado, Zach Britton, and Jonathan Schoop with the ballclub.
Another important offseason deadline will approach at the end of this week as teams must tender contracts to their arbitration-eligible players by Friday at 8 p.m., otherwise making them free agents. Last year, the Orioles signed catcher Welington Castillo after he was nontendered.