Reports: Former Oriole Manny Machado To Sign With Padres
Former Orioles infielder Manny Machado will sign with the San Diego Padres, according to reports. Machado, 26, was drafted and developed by Baltimore and played for the O's from 2012-2018.
2019 Orioles Spring Training Preview
Todd Karpovich previews spring training for the Orioles, from the competition to fill out the starting rotation to Chris Davis' road to redemption to the battle for the right field and catcher spots.
Orioles Announce 2019 Minor League Coaching Staffs
The Orioles announced the coaching staffs for their seven minor league affiliates for the 2019 season, and former Double-A Bowie manager Gary Kendall moves to Triple-A Norfolk.
After Making 'A Lot Of Changes,' Orioles' Chris Davis Aims To Turn Page On 2018
After finishing 2018 with a .168 batting average and .539 OPS, Orioles first baseman Chris Davis is aiming to turn the page with the 2019 season looming. "I made a lot of changes this offseason," Davis said.
Fans Excited About New Era For The Orioles
Optimism was abound Jan. 26 at Orioles FanFest, where 8,000 supporters turned out. "...It looks like much of Birdland has fully bought in and is ready to go through the growing pains with Elias, Hyde and crew," one fan said.
Former Orioles RHP Mike Mussina To Have No Logo On Cap Of HOF Plaque
Former Orioles right-handed pitcher Mike Mussina will have no logo on the cap of his Hall of Fame plaque. "Both the Yankees and the Orioles were instrumental in my reaching Cooperstown," Mussina said through the Hall of Fame.
Orioles Announce Non-Roster Invitees For Spring Training
The Orioles have invited 18 non-roster players -- including top prospects Ryan Mountcastle and Yusniel Díaz -- to major league spring training, the club announced Jan. 25.
Billy Joel To Play First-Ever Concert At Camden Yards
Billy Joel is scheduled to play the first-ever concert at Camden Yards, the Orioles and partner Live Nation announced Jan. 10. "This is the perfect marriage of baseball and live music," John Angelos said.
Orioles Hire Koby Perez To Head International Scouting
The Orioles hired Koby Perez to be the club's director of international scouting, the team announced Jan. 2. "Hiring Koby is a major first step in improving our footing in Latin America," Orioles general manager Mike Elias said.
1989 Orioles Proved Quick Turnaround Is Possible
As the Orioles look to rebound from a 115-loss campaign, the 1989 Orioles offer some hope that a quick turnaround is possible. "We went into spring training with a clean slate," Billy Ripken said. "Everybody welcomed that."
Once A Student Of The Game, Mike Elias Embarks On Challenge Of Leading Orioles
Back when Mike Elias was a pitcher at Yale, his college coach could already see signs of what was to come. "Mike is off-the-charts smart," Yale baseball coach John Stuper said of the new Orioles GM. "Many people like that do not have great people skills, but Mike does."
Orioles Name Brandon Hyde Manager
The Orioles named former Cubs bench coach Brandon Hyde the 20th manager in club history Dec. 14. "After conducting an intensive search, I believe that we have found the ideal leader for the next era of Orioles baseball," Baltimore GM Mike Elias said.
Orioles Select SS Richie Martin In Rule 5 Draft, Trade For INF Drew Jackson
The Orioles selected shortstop Richie Martin from the Oakland Athletics with the first pick of the Rule 5 Draft and acquired middle infielder Drew Jackson from the Philadelphia Phillies for international signing bonus slot money Dec. 13.
Orioles Non-Tender Tim Beckham, Caleb Joseph
The Orioles non-tendered infielder Tim Beckham and catcher Caleb Joseph ahead of the Nov. 30 deadline to tender contracts to arbitration-eligible players, the club announced.
Orioles Hire Mike Elias As General Manager
The Baltimore Orioles hired former Houston Astros assistant general manager Mike Elias as the team's next general manager, the club announced Nov. 16.
Adam Jones Named 2018 Most Valuable Oriole
Outfielder Adam Jones was voted the 2018 Most Valuable Oriole by the local media, the Orioles announced Sept. 28.
Mychal Givens Makes Case To Be Orioles' Closer In 2019
Orioles right-hander Mychal Givens has allowed just one hit during his last nine outings, putting him in a position to be the team's closer in 2019. "The last few months, I think I've been able to build confidence," he said.
Record Number Of Losses Weighing On Orioles
"You're either playing in October or you're not. But these types of things make people think how far away you are," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said of his team posting a club-record 108 losses this year.
Whenever Adam Jones' Time With Orioles Ends, Impact In Baltimore Will Live On
Adam Jones' contract is up after the 2018 season and his future with the Orioles is uncertain, but the wide-ranging impact the outfielder has made in Baltimore will be felt for a long time.
Orioles Announce 2018 Award Winners For Player Development, Scouting
The Baltimore Orioles announced their 2018 award winners for player development and scouting Sept. 14, including outfielder Cedric Mullins as the Brooks Robinson Minor League Player of the Year.
DJ Stewart Gets 'New Start' With Promotion To Orioles
Outfield prospect DJ Stewart made his debut with the Orioles Sept. 12, and he said the promotion to the big leagues gave him a "new start" after an up-and-down year with Triple-A Norfolk.
Fifty Years Later, Dave McNally's Accomplishments As An Oriole Still Resonate
This year marks the 50th anniversary of one of the greatest seasons by an Orioles pitcher. Dave McNally went 22-10 with a 1.95 ERA and 202 strikeouts during the 1968 season. He also threw five shutouts with 18 complete games.
2018 Orioles Set To Become Third 100-Loss Team In Club History
With the Orioles sitting at 99 losses heading in their game against the Tampa Bay Rays Sept. 7, Todd Karpovich looks back at the two other 100-loss teams in club history.
Josh Rogers Shines In Debut, Provides Glimpse Into Future
Lefty Josh Rogers, acquired in the deal that sent reliever Zach Britton to the New York Yankees, earned the win during his big league debut Aug. 28. "You could tell he's a guy who likes to pitch," manager Buck Showalter said.
Catcher Austin Wynns Earning Confidence Of Orioles
Orioles catcher Austin Wynns, who developed into a solid two-way backstop in the minors after being drafted in 2013, has taken advantage of his chances at the big league level this year.
Orioles Place Mark Trumbo On Disabled List
The Baltimore Orioles placed outfielder/designated hitter Mark Trumbo on the disabled list, reinstated outfielder Adam Jones from the bereavement list and recalled outfielder John Andreoli from Triple-A Norfolk Aug. 20.
Orioles RHP Alex Cobb Continues His Resurgence
Orioles right-hander Alex Cobb pitched poorly during the first half of the season, but Cobb has posted a 2.14 ERA during his last seven starts, highlighted by a complete game in Cleveland Aug. 18.
Orioles Promote Cedric Mullins, DFA Danny Valencia
The Baltimore Orioles called up outfielder Cedric Mullins from Triple-A Norfolk and designated infielder Danny Valencia for assignment, the club announced Aug. 10.
Early Returns Mixed For Prospects Recently Acquired By Orioles
The Orioles restocked their minor leagues at the MLB non-waiver trade deadline. Todd Karpovich breaks down how five recently acquired prospects, including reliever Zach Pop, are performing with Double-A Bowie.
Orioles' Jonathan Schoop Carrying Torch Left By Manny Machado
Jonathan Schoop has taken Manny Machado's parting words to "carry the torch" seriously, and the Orioles second baseman has put together a torrid run that has helped revitalize the Orioles' lineup.
Orioles Trade Reliever Brad Brach To Atlanta Braves
The Baltimore Orioles traded right-handed reliever Brad Brach to the Atlanta Braves for international signing bonus money July 29.
Eddie Murray Hired By Orioles As Special Adviser
Baseball Hall of Famer Eddie Murray was hired by the Orioles as a special adviser, the club announced July 25. "Once we get to spring training, we can really define more of my role here," Murray said.
Chris Tillman Designated For Assignment By Orioles
Right-handed pitcher Chris Tillman, who has struggled throughout the past two seasons, was designated for assignment by the Orioles July 20.
Manny Machado Trade Triggers Orioles' Rebuilding Process
"We liked the depth of the Dodger package, we liked the quality of players in the package and we like Yusniel Díaz," Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette said July 18.
Manny Machado Pulled From Orioles' Win Ahead Of All-Star Game
All-Star shortstop Manny Machado was pulled in the fifth inning of the Orioles' rain-delayed victory against the Rangers because of wet field conditions.
Brooks Robinson Joins Orioles As Special Advisor
Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson is returning to the Orioles as a special advisor to the team.
Tanner Scott's Rough Seventh Costs Orioles
A late-inning comeback fell short for the second straight game as the Orioles lost to the Rangers, 5-4.
Frustration Mounts For Orioles As Losses Pile Up
"You've got to keep grinding, and at some point, things will even out," Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman said after a 5-4 loss to Philadelphia July 13. "But obviously, right now, we're not where we want to be."
Donnie Hart Accustomed To Baltimore, Norfolk Revolving Door
Orioles left-hander Donnie Hart was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk for the seventh time this season. "It's tough, but it's the big leagues," Hart said. "If you can't be ready to be here, then you can't really be ready anyway, but it's fun."
Amid Trade Rumors, Manny Machado Delivers In Orioles' Win Vs. Yankees
While Manny Machado waits to find out his next destination, he continues to relish his time with the Orioles, blasting two home runs during a 6-5 win against the Yankees July 10.
Manny Machado Trade Talk Gets Louder And Louder
With just three weeks until the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, the chatter around Orioles shortstop Manny Machado has become louder and louder.
Manny Machado Voted Starting Shortstop For American League All-Stars
Baltimore's Manny Machado will be the American League's starting shortstop during the All-Star Game at Nationals Park July 17, as voted by fans.
For Orioles' Chris Davis, The Strikeouts Keep Coming
Baltimore first baseman Chris Davis struck out for the 1,306th time of his Orioles career July 7, passing Cal Ripken Jr.'s mark for the most in team history.
Orioles Outfield Prospect Ryan McKenna Blossoming In 2018
Baltimore Orioles outfield prospect Ryan McKenna had a monster first half of the 2018 season at High-A Frederick and is now plying his trade at Double-A Bowie.
Orioles Farm System Producing More Prospects This Season
In this mess of a season, the Orioles are giving opportunities to players they've drafted in recent years; 12 players on the Orioles' active roster were originally signed and developed by the team.
Manny Machado Continues To Talk Trade As Orioles Lose Again
Before the Orioles' 4-1 loss to the Phillies July 4, Manny Machado patiently answered questions about his status ahead of the July 31 trade deadline. "Just go out there and play," Machado said. " … Those are the only things that matter to me."
Alex Cobb's Pride For His Brother 'Tough To Put Into Words'
Alex Cobb is the highest-profile member of his family, but he'll tell you he shouldn't be the most admired. Cobb's brother, R.J., four years his senior, spent years in the Army and was awarded a Purple Heart.
For Second Time In Two Years, Colby Rasmus Steps Away From Baseball
"Colby [Rasmus] talked to me this afternoon and said he made a decision to go home and discontinue playing," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said shortly before the Orioles' 3-2 loss to the Phillies July 3.
Five Questions Facing Orioles As Trade Deadline Approaches
Rich Dubroff looks at five key questions facing the Orioles as the July 31 MLB non-waiver trade deadline approaches.
Without Jonathan Schoop In Lineup, Orioles Break Losing Streak
The Orioles hit four home runs during their 8-2 victory against the Angels to end their seven-game losing streak and avoid a series sweep.
Mychal Givens Loses Fifth Game This Month As Orioles Drop Seventh Straight
Orioles right-hander Mychal Givens allowed three earned runs in his sixth loss of the season as the Angels took the second game in the series, 6-2.
Dreadful First Half Ends With Yet Another Orioles Loss
After losing to the Angels 7-1 at the season's halfway point, the Orioles are projected to finish with their worst record in franchise history.
Jimmy Yacabonis, Yefry Ramirez Give Orioles A Good Look In Another Loss
The Orioles lost to the Seattle Mariners, 4-2, in 10 innings June 28, but a pair of young right-handers -- Jimmy Yacabonis and Yefry Ramirez -- combined to limit the Mariners to two runs in nine innings.
Dan Duquette Addresses Trade Market For Zach Britton, Manny Machado
Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette says there's more interest in Manny Machado now than there was during Winter Meetings, while Zach Britton "needs to pitch a little bit for clubs to take a look at him."
Dylan Bundy Heads To Disabled List, Darren O'Day, Craig Gentry To Join Him
Before the Orioles' 3-2 loss to the Mariners June 26, the team placed Dylan Bundy on the 10-day DL with a sprained left ankle, and during the game, Darren O'Day injured his right hamstring and is expected to be placed on the DL as well.
Balk Call On Darren O'Day Overshadows Another Orioles Loss
"I lost it," Orioles reliever Darren O'Day said after he was ejected for the first time in his career. " ... I have two balks, and this is my 11th season, and they are both in the last year when he's behind the plate focusing on balls and strikes."
Nick Markakis: There'll Always Be A Place Inside Me With The Orioles
"Nothing he does surprises me," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said of Nick Markakis' success with the Braves. "... I don't know anybody that enjoyed winning in Baltimore more than Nick, and it's hard to replace."
David Hess Struggles Again In Orioles Loss
Orioles right-hander David Hess allowed five earned runs in his fourth loss of the season as the Braves take the final game of the series in Atlanta, 7-3.
Orioles Continue Strong Play With Second Straight Win Against Braves
Mark Trumbo hit a grand slam in the first inning to lead the Orioles to a 7-5 victory against the Braves.
Chris Davis Returns In Big Way As Orioles Win A Marathon
In his first game back after a 10-day layoff, Chris Davis hit a home run during the Orioles' 15-inning, 10-7 win against the Braves.
Colby Rasmus Makes Exciting Return To Orioles
In his first game back since going on the DL with a hip injury April 7, Colby Rasmus hit a home run and made an impressive play in the outfield during the Orioles' 4-2 loss to the Nationals.
On A Rainy Night, Orioles Finally Rewarded With Win Vs. Nationals
After a 2-hour and 43-minute rain delay, the Orioles topped the Nationals, 3-0, in one of Baltimore's crispest games of the season.
After Brief Delay, Caleb And Corban Joseph Reunite With Orioles
Caleb Joseph and his brother Corban both made it into the Orioles' lineup June 19, marking the team's first sibling pairing since Cal Jr. and Billy Ripken in 1996.
10 Questions With Orioles Reliever Miguel Castro
PressBox caught up with Orioles reliever Miguel Castro to discuss his favorite pregame meal, movie and road city to visit.
Orioles' Bad Streaks End With An Offensive Outburst
"I'd like to see a whole lot more games that look like this going forward. I think everybody would," said Mark Trumbo, who drove in two runs during the Orioles' 10-4 win against the Miami Marlins June 17.
Orioles Dealt Ninth Straight Loss Thanks To Wei-Yin Chen
Miami Marlins left-hander Wei-Yin Chen, who pitched for Baltimore from 2012-15, allowed three runs in six innings to the Orioles, who lost for the ninth straight time June 16.
Corban Joseph Plays, Chris Davis Sits And Orioles Lose Eighth Straight
Corban Joseph was called up from Double-A Bowie and started at first base during the Orioles' 2-0 loss to the Miami Marlins June 15 while Chris Davis sat for the third straight game.
Former Orioles Try Unlikely Route Back To Majors
Former Orioles, like outfielder Travis Snider, are grinding it out with the Long Island Ducks of the independent Atlantic League hoping to make it back to the majors.
Richard Bleier's Injury Makes Bad Orioles Season Even Worse
As the Orioles' troublesome season continues to devolve, misfortune has now hit their most reliable reliever, as Richard Bleier suffered a lat injury and had to leave the Orioles' 5-1 loss to the Boston Red Sox June 13.
Chris Davis Sits, But He's Not The Only Oriole Slumping
Chris Davis is currently batting .150, but he's not the only Orioles player having a dramatic slump this season. Trey Mancini is hitting .229 and Jonathan Schoop .214.
Orioles Sign First-Round Pick Grayson Rodriguez
"This ballpark is definitely one of my favorites now that I've seen it," Orioles first-round pick Grayson Rodriguez said of Camden Yards. "It's a beautiful, beautiful place. I walked in, and it kind of takes your breath away."
Zach Britton Ready For Game Action
Zach Britton didn't get a chance to pitch during his first day off the disabled list, but the Orioles closer is excited to be back. "I want to pitch well enough and help the team, regardless of our standing or trade discussions," Britton said.
Danny Valencia A Rare Bright Spot In Dismal Orioles Season
Signed as a potential bat against left-handed pitching, Danny Valencia has developed into one of the few bright spots on a struggling Orioles team.
10 Questions With Orioles Reliever Richard Bleier
PressBox caught up with Orioles reliever Richard Bleier to ask him about his childhood sports hero, his cooking abilities and his dog, Rocky.
Orioles Hope Hunter Harvey's Injury Isn't Serious
Orioles right-handed pitching prospect Hunter Harvey hit the minor league disabled list with a shoulder problem, the latest in a long line of setbacks for Harvey.
David Hess Delivers Another Quality Start For Orioles
As the Orioles prepared their list of possible starters during spring training, David Hess wasn't even considered. But it now looks as if he's going to get an extended look in the rotation.
Return Of Zach Britton, Darren O'Day To Orioles' Bullpen Presents Intriguing Options
Within the next 10 days, the Orioles are hoping to have their talented and accomplished bullpen together for the first time all season -- which could make things interesting for the team.
Despite Scoring Just Three Runs, Orioles Sweep Mets
"I think the team is looking pretty good," Manny Machado said after the Orioles swept their two-game series against the Mets. "... We've got to keep doing what we did this week. If we do that, we can win a lot more games."
Austin Wynns Brings Energy To The Orioles In His Debut
Catcher Austin Wynns, a 10th-round pick in the 2013 draft, made his Orioles debut June 5, and the 27-year-old has endeared himself to the team with his positive attitude.
Orioles Draft Texas High School Pitcher Grayson Rodriguez In First Round
With the 11th overall pick in the 2018 MLB First-Year Player Draft, the Orioles selected right-hander Grayson Rodriguez, marking the sixth time in the last seven years the O's have taken a pitcher with their top pick.
Orioles Director Of Scouting Gary Rajsich Doesn't Feel Extra Pressure In This Year's Draft
The Baltimore Orioles have the 11th overall pick in the first round of this year's MLB First-Year Player Draft, but the team doesn't feel like there's any extra pressure to make sure it's a good pick.
Zach Britton Pleased With Rehab Outings
"I expected that my arm would feel pretty good, and the results have been good so far," Orioles closer Zach Britton said after his second strong rehab outing. Manager Buck Showalter thinks it's possible Britton could return around June 15.
Trey Mancini Calls Orioles' Offensive Struggles 'Extremely Frustrating'
"It's extremely frustrating," Trey Mancini said after the Orioles' 4-1 loss to the Yankees. " … It's frustrating for us as an offense and as a team that we can't put up runs here."
Buck Showalter Looking At All Options For Orioles' Lagging Offense
The Orioles' offense has averaged just more than 3.7 runs per game, and their 209 total runs is tied for the fewest in the American League. "I've got a lot of patience, but sometimes you've got to go in the other direction," Buck Showalter said.
Orioles Have No Chance Against Max Scherzer In 2-0 Loss
"We don't have a lot of guys that are table setters," said Chris Davis after the Orioles' 2-0 loss to the Nationals. "We have a lot of sluggers, and [when] we're all swinging it, it looks really good, but when we're not, it's tough to come by runs."
Bowie Outfielder Cedric Mullins Making Strong Case For Callup To Orioles
The Eastern League Player of the Week for May 21-27, Baysox outfielder Cedric Mullins is making a strong case for a callup to the Orioles.
Lagging Offensively, Trey Mancini Moves Down In Orioles' Batting Order
"When you see a guy who's been this good a performer go through a period like this, I don't worry," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said of Trey Mancini's recent struggles at the plate. "Trey will figure it out. He's real strong mentally."
Five Observations After Orioles' Series In Chicago
Rich Dubroff shares five observations from the Baltimore Orioles' series against the Chicago White Sox.
Why Mark Trumbo Continues To Play Outfield For Orioles
While many fans may wonder why the Orioles continue to play Mark Trumbo in right field despite his defensive shortcomings, the stats show he's a far better hitter when he's playing the field.
When Trade Deadline Nears, Would Orioles Trade Adam Jones, Too?
With the Orioles' fortunes sagging, will the team consider trading Adam Jones before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline?
Do The Orioles Need A Left-Handed Hitting Outfielder?
A hip injury to Colby Rasmus and the demotion of Anthony Santander have left the Orioles without a left-handed hitting outfielder on the active roster, but there are some candidates in the minors.
Buck Showalter: Chris Davis Struggling To Find 'Consistent Feel'
Chris Davis has struck out 60 times in 41 games and is on pace to strike out a major-league record 229 times this season. "It's been tough to get that consistent feel for him," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said.
Orioles' Season Of Futility Continues With 13 Hits And No Runs
They Orioles got 13 hits against the Red Sox May 20, but they didn't score in a 5-0 loss. "We've still got seven games on this road trip," Trey Mancini said. "You've just got to keep looking forward."
Despite Orioles' Poor Record, Jonathan Schoop Continues To Excel
"It means a lot. It's a great honor," Jonathan Schoop said of passing Brian Roberts for most home runs by an Orioles second baseman. "He was one of the guys who taught me a lot of things that I know now."
Alex Cobb Gets First Win As Orioles Break Road Losing Streak
Two streaks that were gnawing at the Orioles came to an end with a 7-4 win against the Red Sox May 18. Alex Cobb got his first win as an Oriole, and Baltimore snapped its 13-game road losing streak.
Kevin Gausman's Frustrating Night Leads To Orioles' Record-Tying Loss
The Orioles' 6-2 loss to the Red Sox May 17 was their 13th straight road loss, tying a franchise record set in the midst of their 0-21 start in 1988.
Orioles Send Slumping Caleb Joseph Down To Norfolk
The Orioles optioned Caleb Joseph to Triple-A Norfolk and replaced him with catcher Andrew Susac, who is batting .296 with three home runs and 14 RBIs with the Tides.
Orioles' Andrew Cashner Continues To Struggle
Andrew Cashner has had a difficult start to his Orioles career, but he's trying to stay positive. "It can't go this bad the whole season," Cashner said. "You can get frustrated and get down, but you just have to trust the process and keep going."
Orioles' Zach Britton Ramps Up His Rehab
Zach Britton is ramping up his rehab from a torn right Achilles tendon, and the Orioles left-hander threw live batting practice for the first time May 15.
Davey Johnson Still Loves Baltimore And The Orioles
Longtime Baltimore Orioles second baseman and onetime manager Davey Johnson still has a soft spot for his adopted hometown.
Chance Sisco Hopes To Be The Strong, Quiet Leader Behind The Plate
"He's kind of on the quiet side, so you kind of have to pry it out of him sometimes," Kevin Gausman said of Orioles catcher Chance Sisco. "He likes talking the game. That's one thing I've noticed. He pays attention."
Orioles Hope Big Win Another Sign Of Turnaround
"It's just all about playing better baseball, and I think we've done that the past four, five, six games," Baltimore right-hander Dylan Bundy said after the Orioles' 17-1 win over Tampa Bay May 13.
David Hess Provides Ray Of Hope For Orioles
Baltimore right-hander David Hess threw six innings of three-run ball to win his big league debut, but the Orioles later dropped the nightcap to split their doubleheader with Tampa Bay May 12.
Orioles Win Third Straight Game Thanks To Manny Machado
Baltimore shortstop Manny Machado hit two homers -- the last of which was the 150th of his career -- during a 9-4 win over Tampa Bay May 11.
Orioles Place Chris Tillman On Disabled List
Baltimore right-hander Chris Tillman, who's pitched to a 10.46 ERA over seven starts this year, was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a strained lower back May 11.
Orioles Win Second Straight, But Chris Tillman Continues To Struggle
Chris Tillman gave up six runs -- five earned -- in just 1.1 innings during the Orioles' 11-6 win against the Royals May 10. "It's tough to watch him struggle like that, especially with the success he's had in the past," Buck Showalter said of Tillman.
As Darren O'Day Heads To DL, Brad Brach Steps Up In The Ninth
With Darren O'Day on the disabled list, closing duties once again fell to Brad Brach, who was able to record the save during the Orioles' 5-3 win against the Royals, which snapped Baltimore's seven-game losing streak.
Dylan Bundy Delivers Historically Bad Outing, As Orioles' Skid Continues
After a winless West Coast road trip, the Orioles returned to Camden Yards May 8 hoping their fortunes had improved. Instead, right-hander Dylan Bundy's first inning delivered a record-setting embarrassment.
Orioles' Pitching Prospects Dominating With Delmarva Shorebirds
Starting pitching is a key strength for Orioles' Single-A affiliate Delmarva and first-year Shorebirds manager Buck Britton. "Not only are they talented, but it's such a good group to work with," Britton said.
Five Takeaways From The Orioles' Winless West Coast Trip
Rich Dubroff offers five takeaways from the Baltimore Orioles' winless West Coast trip.
Anthony Santander Hopes To Cement His Place On Orioles
What will the Orioles do with Rule 5 pick Anthony Santander once he reaches 90 days on the major league roster?
Jonathan Schoop Says First Rehab Game 'Felt Good'
Jonathan Schoop played his first rehab game for Double-A Bowie May 4, and the Orioles second baseman said "it felt good on the field and swinging too."
What's Ailing Orioles Reliever Brad Brach?
"He's not comfortable pitching in the role of a closer," a major league scout said of Brad Brach. "He has been successful in pitching in setup situations. … It's a mental thing. Some can handle it and some can't."
DJ Stewart Confident He Can Help Orioles
"When I got drafted in 2015, I was confident from Day One, and that hasn't changed at all," Orioles outfield prospect DJ Stewart said. " … I think that I've proven to the organization what I can do to help that team."
Manny Machado Trade Rumors Heat Up
As soon as Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager was declared out for the season, the Manny Machado trade talk heated up, but how likely is such a deal and who would take his place in the Orioles infield?
Five Things Orioles Need To Do To Get Back On Track
Rich Dubroff looks at five things that have to improve for the Baltimore Orioles to get back on track this season.
Orioles Continue To Sit Chris Davis As He Works On 'Adjustments'
Chris Davis is working with Orioles hitting coach Scott Coolbaugh, trying to make adjustments to his game to see if he can once again become a productive hitter.
Orioles' Pedro Álvarez Gets Late Call At Third Base And Delivers
Pedro Álvarez filled in for Danny Valencia, who was a last-minute scratch due to a groin issue, at third base and hit two home runs in a 5-3 win against Detroit April 29.
Andrew Cashner Roughed Up In Orioles' 9-5 Loss
Baltimore right-hander Andrew Cashner gave up seven runs over four innings against Detroit April 28 and the Orioles fell to 7-20 overall.
Chris Tillman Delivers Throwback Performance, Ends Orioles' Skid
Baltimore right-hander Chris Tillman tossed seven scoreless innings against Detroit April 27, earning his first win since last season and ending the Orioles' five-game losing streak.
Adam Jones: 'If The Fans Are Frustrated, We're A Lot More Frustrated'
"The fans are frustrated. If the fans are frustrated, we're a lot more frustrated," said Adam Jones after the Orioles dropped their fifth straight game. "We know that this is just an unfortunate occurrence. We have to keep grinding through it."
Injuries Keep Mounting As Tim Beckham Contemplates Surgery
In a season full of untimely injuries, the Orioles received more troubling news when infielder Tim Beckham's left groin injury turned out to be more serious than originally thought.
After Rainout, Orioles Hoping Lagging Offense Recharges
"It's not 'what other alternatives do you have?'" Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. "... I think our best alternative is having the patience with the people that have shown they can do it."
Kevin Gausman Continues To Pitch Well, But Orioles Offense Continues To Struggle
The Baltimore Orioles scored a total of seven runs during their four-game series against the Cleveland Indians, as they failed to take advantage of strong outings from their starting pitchers.
Orioles' Manny Machado: 'Nobody Is In Here Pointing Fingers'
"Nobody is in here pointing fingers," Manny Machado said after the Orioles fell to 6-16 despite a two-homer day from the shortstop April 22. "We are in here together and we are going to ride or die together."
Orioles' Chris Tillman Was Better, But Not Good Enough
Chris Tillman improved over recent starts, but he still gave up four runs across six innings in a 4-0 loss to Cleveland April 21.
Dylan Bundy Rescues Orioles From Tailspin
Baltimore right-hander Dylan Bundy threw six innings of one-run ball as the Orioles halted a six-game losing streak with a 3-1 win over Cleveland April 20.
Alex Cobb's Orioles Career Has Gotten Off To A Rocky Start
In his first two starts with the Orioles, Alex Cobb has allowed 15 runs, 12 of them earned, on 20 hits in seven innings.
Orioles' 2018 Season Continues To Be Troubling
With three weeks of the 2018 season complete, the Baltimore Orioles have won just five games, losing five of their first six series of the year.
Cal Ripken Jr. Receives 'Great Americans' Medal At Smithsonian
Orioles legend Cal Ripken Jr. was honored with a "Great Americans" medal from the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, reminiscing about his playing days and sharing stories about the streak.
Despite Lack Of Run Support Dylan Bundy Continues To Dominate
Orioles right-hander Dylan Bundy hasn't recorded a win this season, but he is among the league leaders with a 1.40 ERA. He has struck out 31 batters in 25.2 innings while yielding just one home run.
Orioles Newcomer Andrew Cashner Embraces His Edge
"I just like to compete, and I feel like if I can elevate other people's games around me, it's just going to make us better as a team," Orioles right-hander Andrew Cashner said.
10 Questions With Orioles RHP Kevin Gausman
PressBox caught up with Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman to discuss his favorite pregame meal, movie and karaoke song.
Orioles Drop Third Straight In Frigid Boston
"You can't feel your hands or the ball and it is what it is," Buck Showalter said after the Orioles' 3-1 loss to the Red Sox in 30-degree weather. "I really don't want to use the weather as an excuse, and I know our guys don't either, but it's really tough to play in."
Alex Cobb Disappoints In First Outing As An Oriole
"That lineup is red hot, and they were teeing off on some really bad pitches. … I just didn't come through today on my end," said Alex Cobb, who allowed eight runs on 10 hits in 3.2 innings during the Orioles' 10-3 loss to the Red Sox.
Orioles Place Jonathan Schoop On DL With Oblique Strain
Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right oblique muscle.
Orioles RHP Chris Tillman: 'I've Got To Get Better, Period'
"I've got to get better, period," said Chris Tillman, who allowed six runs on seven hits in two-plus innings during the Orioles' 7-3 loss to the Red Sox. "I'm not happy with the way it's going, and I just have to get better."
Despite The 'Boos,' Chris Davis Says He Trusts The Process
"I don't like the boos, but I understand their frustration," said Chris Davis, who recorded his first multi-hit game of the season April 11. "But honestly, I hear more positive things throughout the game then I do boos, and that's really what picks me up."
Orioles Offense Continues To Struggle
Through the first 12 games of the season, the Orioles are batting .208 with a league-high 131 strikeouts. "We need to be better offensively," manager Buck Showalter said. "I think everybody knows that."
Orioles' Hunter Harvey On Surprise Callup: 'It's A Pretty Good Feeling'
"It's a pretty good feeling," Orioles pitching prospect Hunter Harvey said of being called up to the majors. "It's something I've been working for my whole life, whole career, so to finally happen, it was fun."
Orioles Leave New York With Three Wins This Weekend
As the Baltimore Orioles left Yankee Stadium after winning three of four games this weekend, they appreciated how difficult the games were, and how much has changed for them in just a few days.
Chris Tillman Sees Progress In Second Loss Of Season
Through his first two starts of the 2018 season, Chris Tillman has an 8.68 ERA, but the right-hander thinks he’s actually pitching better, and under far less pressure, this season.
Orioles Prevail In Wild Game On Pedro Alvarez's 14th Inning Grand Slam
It was late. It was cold. The game had been full of controversy, but after five hours and 20 minutes, the Orioles had somehow prevailed.
Trey Mancini Produces In Orioles' Leadoff Spot
Trey Mancini went 3-for-4 in the leadoff spot during the Orioles' 5-2 win against Yankees April 5, and manager Buck Showalter indicated that Mancini could stay at the top of the order for a while.
All Eyes On Manny Machado As Orioles Head To New York
As the Orioles head to Yankee Stadium in the midst of a five-game losing streak, shortstop Manny Machado will be the center of attention.
Buck Showalter Considers Moving Chris Davis Out Of Leadoff Spot
Buck Showalter wanted to see a more aggressive Chris Davis when he elevated him to the leadoff spot, but the Orioles' manager says he isn't "married" to the placement. "We'll continue to look at it as each game comes," Showalter said. "… We know Chris is capable of better."
Orioles Starting Pitching Allows Plenty Of Runs While Offense Struggles
The Orioles had hoped that their starting pitching would be greatly improved in 2018. Three games into the season, they’re still hoping that will happen.
Orioles Nearly No-Hit In Andrew Cashner's Orioles Debut
Andrew Cashner, who the Orioles signed for two years and $16 million in February, allowed three home runs to the Minnesota Twins in his first five innings with his new team.
Opening Day Was Special From Start To Finish For Adam Jones
Baltimore center fielder Adam Jones hit a walk-off home run in the 11th inning to lift the Orioles to a 3-2 win over the Minnesota Twins March 29.
Opening Day Is A New Start For Orioles Manager Buck Showalter
"It's spring. It's something that a lot of people associate with the start of a new season," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said.
Orioles Finalize Opening Day Roster
The Orioles' initial 25-man roster for 2018 includes 12 pitchers and 13 position players.
Buck Showalter Considers Having Chris Davis Bat Leadoff
Orioles manager Buck Showalter hasn't decided who will bat leadoff on Opening Day, but he hinted it could be first baseman Chris Davis.
Mychal Givens Focused On Continued Improvement, Not Closing
"I don't think about me closing," Orioles reliever Mychal Givens said. "I think about me giving any opportunity for us to win. It doesn't matter if it's late inning or middle of the game. Just go out there and do my part."
Five Takeaways From Orioles Spring Training
With the Baltimore Orioles' Grapefruit League schedule complete, and the March 29 opener against the Minnesota Twins just days away, Rich Dubroff offers five takeaways from Orioles spring training.
Orioles' Roster Nearly Complete For Now
Baltimore's opening day roster continued to come into focus after left-handers Josh Edgin and Joely Rodriguez were reassigned March 25.
Chance Sisco, Pedro Araujo To Head North With Orioles
Baltimore's opening day roster, which will include catcher Chance Sisco and Rule 5 reliever Pedro Araujo, continues to round into shape.
Orioles Rotation Far Improved Since Spring Training Began
The Orioles' starting rotation looks much different now than when spring training began. "When you have a [Chris] Tillman, [Andrew] Cashner and [Alex] Cobb show up some point during the spring, there's a lot of positive energy," Buck Showalter said.
Orioles Name Dylan Bundy Opening Day Starter
The Orioles have named Dylan Bundy their Opening Day starter. "I wasn't even expecting it or thinking it," Bundy said, "... but definitely humbled by it."
Brian Roberts Revels In Election To Orioles Hall Of Fame
Brian Roberts, who endured 11 losing seasons with the team, has been elected to the Orioles Hall of Fame. "I still certainly have no regrets about my career when it comes to the timeframe of it because I enjoyed every day of it."
Alex Cobb's Familiarity With AL East Vital To Orioles
Alex Cobb's familiarity with the American League East was a major factor in the Orioles' pursuit of the right-hander. "They used the AL East and the success I've had in it to their advantage," Cobb said.
Orioles, Alex Cobb In Agreement On Four-Year Deal
The Baltimore Orioles have reportedly reached an agreement with free-agent starter Alex Cobb on a four-year deal for close to $60 million, pending a physical.
Will Chance Sisco Win The Orioles' Backup Catching Job?
Perhaps the biggest mystery still left in Baltimore Orioles spring training is who will be the team's backup catcher.
Anthony Santander Earning His Spot On Orioles' Roster
After spending nearly all of last season on the disabled list, Anthony Santander has shown progress at the plate and in the outfield this spring. "He took everything that we said to him to heart …" Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. "He's gotten after it."
Orioles Still Have Decisions Before Roster Can Be Finalized
The Orioles' final Grapefruit League game is just seven days away, and there are still many roster decisions to be made.
Who Steps In For Injured Mark Trumbo As Orioles' DH?
With Mark Trumbo set to miss a minimum of three-to-four weeks with a strained right quad, the Orioles will have to alter their season-opening roster plans, perhaps in a number of ways.
Manny Machado Says Aaron Judge Incident Was 'Blown Out Of Proportion'
Manny Machado said Aaron Judge's attempts to recruit him were "blown out of proportion." "I've told a lot of people they'd look good in black and orange as well," Machado said.
Darren O'Day Hoping Strong Spring Leads To Success In 2018
Orioles reliever Darren O'Day has spent much of spring training working on new pitches and is hoping his Grapefruit League success carries over into the season.
Yankees' Aaron Judge Tries To Recruit Manny Machado
MLB wasn't too happy about Yankees slugger Aaron Judge's supposed recruitment of Manny Machado. Orioles manager Buck Showalter had a different take: "I'm just glad they didn't catch Manny recruiting Judge," he said.
Tim Beckham Confident Third Base Doubters Will Be Silenced
"I'm definitely excited to get it going," Tim Beckham said. "I think people have got a lot to look forward to. Whoever is doubting me at third base, I think they've got a lot to look forward to. I'm ready to get out there and play some ball."
Opening Day At Camden Yards By The Numbers
The Baltimore Orioles open the 2018 season at home against the Minnesota Twins March 29. Rich Dubroff offers a breakdown of Orioles Opening Day by the numbers.