After recording just two hits in the first 27 at-bats of his rehab assignment, Orioles outfielder Nolan Reimold turned in the most successful outing of his nine-game stint with Double-A Bowie on Wednesday.
The Orioles officially added first baseman Travis Ishikawa before Tuesday's game. Ishikawa had exercised an opt-out clause in his contract Sunday and the Orioles had until midnight to add him, trade him or release him.
Jason Hammel tied a season high for the club with eight strong innings and the Orioles beat the Washington Nationals, 6-2, before a sold-out (and bi-partisan) announced crowd of 41,260 at Nationals Park.
With the possibility of freefalling into their worst losing skid in nearly two years, the Orioles received one of their best pitching performances of the season, two homers from reserve Chris Dickerson and a walk-off blast from Nate McLouth to finally beat the New York Yankees in extra innings.
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Jason Hammel was rocked for a season-high seven runs on 10 hits over 4 2/3 innings as part of a 17-hit Tampa Bay hit parade Friday, but a furious Orioles late-inning rally fell just short in a 12-10 loss to the Rays in front of an announced 38,061 at Camden Yards.
With Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts sidelined for three to four weeks with the ruptured tendon in the back of his knee that he suffered in Thursday¿s road win against the Tampa Bay Rays,Ryan Flaherty made his second straight start Saturday against the Minnesota Twins. The second baseman batted eighth.
The Orioles are still awaiting the results of this morning's MRI on second baseman Brian Roberts¿ injured right hamstring, but utility man Ryan Flaherty is in starting lineup at second base for today¿s home opener against the Twins.
As the competition for the Orioles' fifth rotation spot begins to heat up, right-hander Jake Arrieta made his case Saturday afternoon, throwing 4 2/3 shutout innings in a 3-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium.
Trayvon Robinson suited up for the first time as an Oriole on Saturday and took part in the first official full-squad workout, but the outfielder had hoped to be in camp a lot earlier after being acquired in the November deal that sent infielder Robert Andino to the Seattle Mariners.