With the Orioles entering July in second place in the American League East and tied with the Oakland A's for the top Wild Card spot, it's natural to look ahead to the end of the month and baseball's non-waiver trade deadline.
Outfielder Nolan Reimold (hamstring) was scheduled to bat third as the designated hitter at Double-A Bowie on Friday, but the Baysox's contest was rained out. They will play a doubleheader Saturday against Harrisburg.
When the Orioles travel to Detroit to begin a six-game road trip Monday, second baseman Brian Roberts will be with the team, and the club is optimistic he can start a minor league rehabilitation assignment upon the return from the trip.
Second baseman Alexi Casilla continues to improve from the finger injury he suffered Sunday at Tampa Bay, but he is once again out of the lineup with Ryan Flaherty earning the start Wednesday against the Los Angeles Angels.
Strop allowed multiple runs in his last two outings and owned a 6.11 ERA before going on the DL with a strained lower back. Control has been a struggle for him throughout the season — he has 14 walks and 17 strikeouts over 17 2/3 innings.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Orioles left-hander Wei-Yin Chen and designated hitter Wilson Betemit, both rehabbing injuries at the team¿s spring training complex in Sarasota, visited the club at Tropicana Field on Saturday.
An ESPN report Tuesday that roughly 20 major league players will be suspended for their involvement with performance-enhancing drugs as part of the Miami-based Biogenesis clinic scandal has been met with trepidation by Orioles officials.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter said he hopes that getting second baseman Ryan Flaherty consistent at-bats at Triple-A Norfolk — while getting the 26-year-old to work on offensive problems away from the major league spotlight — will help him rebound from a tough start to the season.
Orioles left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada is slated to make one more start in extended spring training on Friday and after that he will likely be assigned to one of the team's minor-league affiliates to begin a rehab assignment.
A week ago, Manny Machado was about to head onto the field from the dugout at Camden Yards when someone yelled out to him, "Hey Manny." Hall of Fame third baseman Brooks Robinson wanted a few seconds of Machado's time.
The Baltimore sports scene is blessed with a bunch of talented bloggers who bring their unique perspective to the conversation. This week, we exchanged emails with Daniel Moroz, who blogs about the Baltimore Orioles for his blog, Camden Crazies.
Right-hander Miguel Gonzalez probably delivered the sharpest outing during the first spin through the Orioles starting rotation, but he will not pitch in the three-game series against the Red Sox at Fenway Park
Chris Tillman has been put on the 15-day disabled list with left abdominal strain retroactive to March 22. He will be able to come off the DL on April 6 and pitch the Orioles' fifth game of the season against the Minnesota Twins.