The Orioles optioned right-hander Miguel Gonzalez to Triple-A Norfolk before Saturday's game in order to make 25-man roster space for right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez, who was activated from the 15-day disabled list to start Saturday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals.
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.
Over the years, John Von Paris and the Savage-based moving company he now heads have had their share of Orioles' highlights. This week, the 122-year-old Von Paris Moving and Storage will add one more highlight to the reel when Von Paris and his company are honored before an Orioles game at a celebration recognizing long-time season ticket-holders.
Games like the Orioles' 2-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays in Thursday night's series finale at Rogers Centre are ones that the club will have to win as the season winds down and the playoff chase heats up.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter said there will be some pressure to perform well against the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday, when 23 Orioles Hall of Famers will be in attendance for the franchise¿s 60th anniversary ceremony after the game.
Right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez will return to the rotation, making his first start off the disabled list Saturday. But Showalter said he hasn't decided on Sunday's starter. It will either be right-hander Kevin Gausman or right-hander Bud Norris.
Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez made his first injury rehabilitation start at short-season Single-A Aberdeen on Tuesday night, throwing 4 2/3 innings against the Tri-City ValleyCats at Ripken Stadium and allowing one unearned run, five hits and three walks.
Designated hitter Nelson Cruz and center fielder Adam Jones, the Orioles' two representatives who played in the All-Star Game on Tuesday at Target Field in Minneapolis, had similar results in each of their two at-bats during the annual event.
There's a distinct dichotomy that surrounds Orioles center fielder Adam Jones in Baltimore. He is the club's most consistent performer and surely one of its most ardent community ambassadors. And yet he also receives the most criticism from fans for his play.
After almost one month of the new instant replay system, there have been plenty of praises and criticisms as teams, umpires and Major League Baseball continue to search for the best ways to reach accurate calls using replay.
The Towson Recreation Council-sponsored Over 40 baseball league is the nearest thing these aging boys of summer can find to the real thing, in that the rules — if not their reflexes — are pretty much the same as they have been since players first picked up a bat when they were kids.
SARASOTA, Fla. -- Orioles manager Buck Showalter has talked often this spring about the challenge of selecting the club¿s Opening Day roster ¿ and saying the best 25 players might not necessarily be the right 25 players to start the season with.
The Orioles season opener March 31 against the defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox will be broadcast on ESPN2 at part of the network's Opening Day coverage. The game is scheduled for a 3 p.m. start at Camden Yards.
The possibility of the Orioles opening spring training with Tommy Hunter as the team's closer is becoming more real by the day. Once the team dealt 50-save closer Jim Johnson to Oakland, the club saw Hunter as a fallback option. But now he's turning into much more of a possibility.
The lobby at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort quickly emptied out as Major League Baseball's winter meetings ended Thursday. While the Orioles only added a pair of Rule 5 draft picks this week, the club continued efforts to land a free-agent closer.
A CBSSports.com report surfaced Wednesday evening that the club made offers to closer Grant Balfour and Nelson Cruz. An industry source said while the Orioles' discussions with Balfour were progressing on Wednesday night, their reported pursuit of Cruz was exaggerated.
The Orioles resumed talks with prospective free agents and possible trade partners during the first official day of the winter meetings Monday, and executive vice president Dan Duquette remains confident he will return to Baltimore with a new acquisition.
A pitcher who could have possibly replaced Jim Johnson as the Orioles' closer came off the board on Thursday when the Boston Red Sox signed former St. Louis Cardinals reliever Edward Mujica to a two-year, $9.5-million deal.
The Orioles announced Monday afternoon that they¿ve signed five players ¿ right-hander Tim Alderson, right-hander Brock Huntzinger, oufielder Chih-Hsein Chiang, left-hander Nick Addition and outfielder Kyeong Kang -- to minor-league deals.
While reports out of the final day of Major League Baseball¿s general managers¿ meetings Wednesday in Orlando, Fla., said that the Orioles could explore trades involving cornerstone players J.J. Hardy and Matt Wieters, the club is not actively shopping either player, according to a club source.
Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado won the third annual Rawlings Platinum Glove Award for the American League, given to the league's best overall defensive player and chosen from among this season's nine AL Gold Glove winners.