The Orioles made a flurry of roster moves before their interleague series opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers, including recalling left-handed pitcher Jayson Aquino from Double-A Bowie and outfielder Dariel Alvarez from Triple-A Norfolk.
With so many of the game's top arms stumping for a chance to show that to the world in this year's All-Star Home Run Derby in San Diego, the movement to include them in that showcase of sluggers hasn't exactly swept through the Orioles clubhouse.
It was an everyday clout, as home runs go — a solo shot to left field in a meaningless late-season game between two teams tied for last place in the American League. Except that the man who hit it, Joe Durham, was African-American and the first of his race to homer for the Orioles in 1954. Joseph Vann Durham died Thursday of natural causes at Northwest Hospital Hospice Center. A Randallstown resident, Durham was 84.
The Orioles¿ rotation issues grew deeper on Friday night as right-hander Yovani Gallardo suffered his shortest outing in nearly four years, lasting just two innings in the Orioles¿ 4-2 loss to the defending World Series champion Kansas City Royals.
The Orioles announced Tuesday that much of their minor league coaching staff will remain intact this season, with longtime Norfolk Tides manager Ron Johnson (fifth season) and Bowie Baysox manager Gary Kendall (sixth season) back for another year.
Jake Arrieta has a legitimate chance to win the NL Cy Young Award tonight, there's a couple of Buck Showlater connection in the manager of the year awards, David Ortiz is retiring and Manny Machado missed on the Platinum Gold Glove.
The World Series title for Turgeon's favorite Major League Baseball team came a few hours before his favorite college basketball team was picked third nationally in a preseason poll for the second time in less than a month.
As the Orioles play the neighboring Nationals this week, hundreds of thousands are expected to flock to Washington, D.C. for Pope Francis¿ first visit to U.S. soil as head of the Roman Catholic Church.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter said he doesn¿t expect right-hander Chris Tillman to make his scheduled start Monday in Oakland. Tillman sprained his left ankle in the ninth inning of his start Wednesday, and while it is getting better, he missed his scheduled work day.
The Orioles face another difficult roster decision before Wednesday's game and it's likely the club will lose a key piece when making room for right-hander Kevin Gausman, who is scheduled to start the middle game of the ongoing series at Yankee Stadium.
After two returned last week, more AL East teams are back in the power rankings this week. Has the Orioles¿ hot stretch been enough to make them one of the lucky 10? As always, these rankings are completely subjective, and yet objectively correct.
A set of hot streaks catapulted some long-gone teams back into the rankings this week, including a pair of American League East teams. Were the Orioles one of them? As always, these rankings are completely subjectively, yet still objectively correct.
The sports fan known as "Marlins Man," who generated widespread curiosity and Internet fame when he sat behind home plate for the World Series, positioned himself at the finish line at the end of the 140th running of the Preakness on Saturday.
The Orioles on Sunday claimed right-hander reliever Jorge Rondon off waivers from the Colorado Rockies and transferred catcher Matt Wieters to the 60-day disabled list to create 40-man roster space for him. Rondon will be assigned to Triple-A Norfolk.
Even though Eddie Gamboa struggled in his short time in big league camp this spring, Orioles manager Buck Showalter believes he's further along in the his transformation into a knuckleballer than former Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey was at the same time.