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Orioles Report

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."

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 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.

10 Questions With Orioles Reliever Brad Brach

PressBox caught up with Orioles reliever Brad Brach to ask him about his favorite fast-food order, his cooking abilities and his go-to karaoke song.

Who Will Lead Off For The Orioles In 2018?

With just more than two weeks until Opening Day March 29, Orioles manager Buck Showalter has yet to decide on a leadoff batter, and he's not encouraging speculation on the subject.

Brad Brach Has Buck Showalter's Confidence

While Orioles manager Buck Showalter hasn't named a closer yet, it's expected that right-hander Brad Brach will get the nod to fill in for the injured Zach Britton. "You know what you're getting every day," Showalter said. "There's something to be said for that."

Caleb Joseph Taking Responsibility As Orioles Starting Catcher

Caleb Joseph's tenure as the Orioles' primary catcher could be relatively brief, but he's taking the job of mentoring the team's young catchers, such as Chance Sisco, seriously.

New Orioles Promotion Offers Free Tickets To Young Fans

Through the new Kids Cheer Free program, the Orioles will allow each adult who buys an upper-deck ticket to a game this season to bring two children, 9 years old or younger, without charge.

Alex Presley Is First Oriole To Wear Zero

Alex Presley began spring training with No. 47, but now dons No. 0. "If I don't have a low number, it looks like I’m lumbering," Presley said.

Buck Showalter Getting Closer To Revealing Opening Day Starter

"Of course, if you ask me today, I'd know exactly who it is, but let's wait and see how it kind of transpires," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said when asked about his Opening Day starter.

Andrew Cashner Ready For His First Orioles Start

The Orioles will finally get their first look at Andrew Cashner in Grapefruit League action March 11. "It couldn't be a better fit for me, me as a person, as an individual," Cashner said of joining the Orioles.

Chris Tillman Still Waiting For First Grapefruit League Start

Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman is still waiting for his first Grapefruit League start of 2018, but Tillman says he's in no rush. "I'm not panicking by any means," Tillman said. "But it's going to have to happen sooner or later."

Mike Wright Learns Healthy Eating Habits From His Wife

Orioles right-hander Mike Wright radically altered his diet and training this offseason, thanks to his wife, Madison, a registered dietitian.

Buck Showalter Says Dylan Bundy Shows Continued Growth

Orioles manager Buck Showalter isn't too concerned with Dylan Bundy's stats this spring. "He's trying to work on some things," Showalter said. "I don't think he's ever going to get comfortable and think he's got it all figured out."

Five Observations From The First Half Of Orioles Spring Training

Rich Dubroff shares five observations from the first half of Orioles spring training, including the progress of Manny Machado's move to shortstop, the competition for the fifth starter's job and more.

First Big League Camp A Positive Experience For Ryan Mountcastle

"It’s been a great experience," Ryan Mountcastle said. "Learning from these guys, just picking up bits and pieces. Starting to feel good, getting ready for the season."

Danny Valencia Provides Orioles With Infield Depth

Danny Valencia, who signed a minor league deal with the Orioles March 3, provides depth if first baseman Chris Davis's elbow soreness is serious.

Four 2017 Orioles Free Agents Remain Unsigned

While six of the 10 free agents from last season's Baltimore Orioles have signed contracts, four prominent members of the 2017 team are still waiting for offers, including J.J. Hardy, Ubaldo Jimenez and Seth Smith.

Orioles Believe Trey Mancini Can Get Even Better In Outfield

A year ago,Trey Mancini hadn't even played the outfield for the Baltimore Orioles. Twelve months later, the Orioles are wondering just how good he can be in left field.

Through Ancestry.com, Jim Palmer Discovers New Relatives

Through Ancestry.com, Orioles Hall of Famer Jim Palmer found out about his birth family and recently met some new relatives, including a first cousin who happened to be a Palmer fan growing up.

After Long Wait, Hunter Harvey Gets First Grapefruit League Start

Despite an injury-ravaged early career, Hunter Harvey wasn't nervous for his first Grapefruit League start. "It was cool to get in there and get some big league hitters and kind of get a taste of it," Harvey said.

Orioles' Kevin Gausman Escapes Serious Injury After Scary Collision

Kevin Gausman had to leave the Orioles' spring training game Feb. 26 after he collided with Tigers infielder Jeimer Candelario, but Gausman didn't go to the hospital and doesn't expect to miss any time.

Pedro Alvarez Happy To Be Back With Orioles

It will be hard to for Pedro Alvarez to make the Orioles because he's no longer actively trying the outfield, and the team has Chris Davis to play first base with Mark Trumbo as the DH, but Buck Showalter sees Alvarez as "a great depth piece."

How Many Rule 5 Draftees Can Make Orioles?

Under executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette, the Baltimore Orioles have been the most aggressive team in Major League Baseball in drafting and keeping Rule 5 draft choices.

Source: Orioles Agree To Terms With Pedro Alvarez

The Orioles are signing first baseman Pedro Alvarez to a minor league contract, according to an industry source. It’s the third straight year the Orioles have signed Alvarez.

Who Has The Edge In Orioles' Utility Player Competition?

There's at least one spot that's wide open on the Orioles, and the winner of the competition may not currently even be in camp. For the moment, four players are vying to be the team's backup infielder.

Mike Wright Looking To Prove He Belongs In Orioles' Rotation

Believe it or not, Mike Wright has been with the Orioles' organization longer than nearly all the other players in the clubhouse, but this year the right-hander faces a "do-or-die" spring.

Colby Rasmus Looking Forward To New Start With Orioles

"I like his mentality, the way he goes about the game and manages the game," Colby Rasmus said of Buck Showalter. "I think it will be a good fit for me -- kind of old school -- because I just like to play the game hard, grit my teeth and go out there and go after it."

Orioles Reach Agreement With OF Colby Rasmus On Minor League Deal

The Baltimore Orioles have reached an agreement with left-handed hitting outfielder Colby Rasmus on a minor league contract, pending a physical.

Chris Tillman Wants To Prove He Can Win Again For The Orioles

"I'm real happy that Chris Tillman is back," Dan Duquette said of the pitcher's return to the Orioles. "... "We need the veteran leadership that Chris Tillman brought to our clubs from 2012 to 2016."

Jonathan Schoop On The Orioles: 'This Is The Team That Gave Me The Chance'

Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop isn't letting his contract status affect his mindset during spring training. "I'm not thinking about an extension," Schoop said. "... I'm coming here to play and train to help my team win."

Orioles Re-Sign Chris Tillman To One-Year Deal

Chris Tillman is returning to the Orioles on a one-year, incentive-laden contract, according to reports.

Orioles' Chris Davis: 'I Have To Be A Better Player'

Orioles slugger Chris Davis knew things had to change after last season's disappointing results, and he spent the offseason working with hitting coach Scott Coolbaugh on a different approach. "I feel like I'm back to my old self," Davis said.

Orioles' Adam Jones: 'I Want To Win. It's Not About Money'

Baltimore center fielder Adam Jones is scheduled to hit free agency this fall. "I want to win. It's not about money. It's winning," he said Feb. 18.

Manny Machado: 'I'm Here To Be An Oriole'

Orioles shortstop Manny Machado reported to spring training Feb. 17 and discussed trade rumors, his position change and more.

Orioles Pleased With Andrew Cashner Addition, But Rotation Holes Remain

"He's a competitor, man," Brad Brach said of Andrew Cashner. "When he goes out there, there's not many guys that I've seen out there and as fired [up] as he is. He wants to have the ball. That's the kind of guy you want on your team."

Andrew Cashner Ready To Join Orioles' Starting Rotation

"It's one of my favorite places to pitch," newly signed right-hander Andrew Cashner said of Camden Yards. "So I'm looking forward to making that my home [stadium] every night."

Orioles Sign RHP Andrew Cashner To Two-Year Deal

The Orioles have signed right-handed pitcher Andrew Cashner to a two-year, $16 million contract. Last year, Cashner was 11-11 with a 3.40 ERA in 28 starts with the Rangers.

Orioles Closer Zach Britton Talks Recovery, Free Agency

As Zach Britton works to recover from his torn Achilles, the Orioles closer is staying involved by mentoring younger pitchers and he says he'd like to stay in Baltimore beyond 2018.

Kevin Gausman Adjusts To New Role As Orioles' Staff Leader

As pitchers and catchers report to Orioles spring training, Kevin Gausman is the unmistakable leader of the pitching staff. "It's a new step," Gausman said. "... I'm looking forward to it."

A Fan's Guide To Orioles Spring Training In Sarasota

If you're planning to head south to see Orioles spring training in Sarasota, Fla., Rich Dubroff has some helpful tips to get the most out of your trip.

Orioles 2018 Spring Training Preview

Which Orioles are fighting for a roster spot? Who are the top prospects to watch? Rich Dubroff breaks it all down in his 2018 spring training preview.

Craig Gentry Addition Adds To Orioles' Outfield Depth

The Orioles signed Craig Gentry to a minor league contract Feb. 7, and while the move may have added depth to the team's outfield, it also complicated the chances of several other outfielders making the Orioles' Opening Day roster.

Nearly All 2017 Orioles Free Agents Remain Unsigned

It's been an unusually slow offseason for free agents, and with less than a week before spring training begins, most of the free agents from last year's Orioles team remain unsigned.

Non-Roster Invitees To Watch At Orioles' Spring Training

The Orioles have invited 19 non-roster players to spring training, including third baseman Ryan Mountcastle and outfielders Cedric Mullins and DJ Stewart.

Orioles Remain Uncertain About 2018 Starting Rotation

"Obviously, we have work to do to address some of the deficiencies on our ballclub," Dan Duquette said at Orioles FanFest. "The key will be addressing the starting pitching."

Orioles Have Mixed Reactions On Proposed Rule Changes

Major League Baseball owners are meeting this week, and some of the proposed rules changes aren't popular with Orioles players.

Zach Britton Says His Recovery Is 'Maybe A Little Ahead Of Schedule'

Orioles closer Zach Britton, who underwent surgery to repair a torn right Achilles tendon Dec. 21, said his recovery is going well. "Mentally, I'm in a lot better place now," Britton said. "... I can see the light at the end of the tunnel now that I'm able to walk."

Adam Jones On His Future: 'It's Not About Money, It's About Winning'

Entering his 11th season with the Orioles and the final year of a six-year contract, Adam Jones says there haven't been any extension talks. "It's not about money, it's about winning," Jones said. "If I'm in a winning environment, I'll be happy."

Orioles Make Manny Machado's Move To Shortstop Official

Orioles manager Buck Showalter revealed at FanFest what had long been expected. Manny Machado will move from third base to shortstop.

The Remarkable 98 Years Of Isabel Dubroff

PressBox Orioles beat writer Rich Dubroff reflects on the life of his mother, who died Jan.24 at 98.

Despite Strong 2017, Orioles Reliever Richard Bleier Says He Still Needs To Earn His Spot

With Zach Britton expected to miss the first half of the 2018 season, Richard Bleier is the only left-hander who has a clear path to the Orioles' Opening Day roster, but the 30-year-old reliever isn't taking anything for granted.

Should The Orioles Sign Free-Agent Outfielder Jarrod Dyson?

The Baltimore Orioles have reportedly shown interest recently in free-agent outfielder Jarrod Dyson, and the left-handed hitter would provide a nice contrast to the power-first players already on the roster.

Would Orioles Get Better Return For Manny Machado Than Pirates Did For Andrew McCutchen?

As the Orioles continue to field offers for third baseman Manny Machado, they couldn't have been heartened when they saw what the Pittsburgh Pirates got in return for star outfielder Andrew McCutchen.

Orioles Hoping Miguel Castro Fits As A Starter

The Baltimore Orioles have three openings in their starting rotation. They're hoping Miguel Castro can fill one of them. "Coming into spring training, I will work hard," Castro said. "... I have to prepare myself better physically and mentally."

Is Now The Right Time For Orioles To Extend Jonathan Schoop?

The Baltimore Orioles have a few weeks to negotiate a salary for Jonathan Schoop ahead of arbitration, and they could use the time to secure their All-Star second baseman for several more years.

Orioles, Manny Machado Agree To $16M Deal For 2018

The Orioles also reached 2018 contract agreements with relievers Zach Britton and Brad Brach, infielder Tim Beckham and catcher Caleb Joseph.

Five Impressions From Orioles Minicamp

Rich Dubroff shares five takeways from Orioles minicamp, including an update on former first-round draft pick Hunter Harvey and the team's hope for right-hander Miguel Castro.

Can Mychal Givens Close For The Orioles?

Mychal Givens has never had an opportunity to close with the Orioles, but with Zach Britton out for the first half of the season after suffering a torn Achilles tendon, he might get that chance.

Orioles Freeze Prices On Season-Ticket Plans For 2018

The Baltimore Orioles are holding the line on season-ticket plans for 2018, the second straight year without an increase.

Hunter Harvey Throws At Orioles' Minicamp

Hunter Harvey threw for the first time at Orioles' minicamp Jan. 9. "Brings a smile to my face," Buck Showalter said. "… It's one thing about potentially getting a good pitcher. It's just another thing about the kid, the human being."

Buck Showalter 'Making Plans' For Manny Machado To Be An Oriole In 2018

While Orioles manager Buck Showalter said he is planning for Manny Machado to be with the team this season, Showalter isn't ready to reveal whether Machado would stay at third base or move to shortstop.

Orioles Hope To Find Fresh Arms At Sarasota Minicamp

The Orioles hope next week's three-day minicamp in Sarasota, Fla., will give them their first look at a pitcher who will help them in 2018 and for years to come.

Could Chance Sisco Start With The Orioles In 2018?

One of the most intriguing questions of spring training will likely involve Orioles rookie catcher Chance Sisco. Did Sisco show the Orioles enough in 10 late-season games in 2017 to secure a roster spot for this year?

Five Biggest Questions Facing The Orioles In 2018

With spring training just six weeks away, Rich Dubroff looks at the five biggest questions facing the Orioles in 2018, from the rotation to the bullpen to what will the team do with Manny Machado.

Buck Showalter Has Made A Positive Impression On Other Big League Managers

Rich Dubroff talks with four current major league managers who once played for Buck Showalter about what makes the Orioles' manager one of the most admired skippers in the game.

Questions Surrounding Manny Machado, Zach Britton Increase Orioles' 2018 Uncertainty

With Manny Machado not close to being traded and Zach Britton headed for surgery, the shape of the 2018 Baltimore Orioles is far harder to predict than it was just two weeks ago.

Orioles Closer Zach Britton Ruptures Achilles, Expected To Miss At Least Six Months

Baltimore Orioles closer Zach Britton ruptured an Achilles tendon while working out in California Dec. 19 and is expected to be out at least six months.

Former Oriole Hyun Soo Kim Heads Back To South Korea

Two years ago, the Orioles excitedly announced the signing of outfielder Hyun Soo Kim. Now, the soon-to-be 30-year-old is headed back to South Korea, where he starred before signing with the O's.

If The Orioles Trade Manny Machado, Who Plays Third Base?

If the Baltimore Orioles trade Manny Machado, the Orioles would likely have to make a move or two to fill the vacancy at third base.

Orioles' Best And Worst Free-Agent Signings In The Dan Duquette Era

Rich Dubroff looks at the Orioles' best and worst free-agent signings since Dan Duquette became executive vice president of baseball operations in November 2011, from Adam Jones to Ubaldo Jimenez.

Winter Meetings End With Manny Machado Still An Oriole

The MLB Winter Meetings concluded Dec. 14, and the Baltimore Orioles will leave with All-Star third baseman Manny Machado on the team -- at least for the moment.

O's Won't Rule Out Trading Manny Machado To Yankees Or Red Sox

Baltimore Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette refused to rule out trading star third baseman Manny Machado to the team’s two chief rivals in the American League East, the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox.

Orioles Listening To Offers For Manny Machado

"There's a lot of interest in Manny [Machado]," Dan Duquette said. "And a couple of clubs requested a meeting, so we met with a couple of clubs specifically on that issue."

Dan Duquette: Orioles May Have To Be More Aggressive In Free-Agent Pursuit

"There are so many teams looking for pitching," Dan Duquette said during the first day of the MLB Winter Meetings. "We might have to be more proactive. ... We've probably got to move a little bit quicker."

Former Oriole Rafael Palmeiro Wants Another Shot At The Major Leagues

Do you think the Orioles could use a 53-year-old left-handed hitter? Apparently, Rafael Palmeiro thinks they -- and any other major league team -- could.

Orioles' 2017 Winter Meetings Preview

The MLB Winter Meetings will take place Dec. 10-14, and Rich Dubroff highlights five things to look for as the Orioles begin to make plans for next season.

Could The Orioles Sign LHP CC Sabathia?

Would free-agent pitcher CC Sabathia be a good fit for the Orioles? Rich Dubroff says Sabathia could provide the big-game experience and maturity the O's don't currently have in the rotation.

In Addition To Starting Pitching, Orioles Have Other Positions To Fill

As the Baltimore Orioles continue their search for starting pitchers, Rich Dubroff looks at three other positions they'd like to improve.

Reports: Welington Castillo Reaches Agreement With White Sox

Former Orioles catcher Welington Castillo has reportedly reached agreement on a two-year deal with the Chicago White Sox for $15 million with an $8 million option for 2020.

Could The Orioles Bring Back RHP Miguel Gonzalez?

Could the Orioles sign right-handed pitcher Miguel Gonzalez? If Chris Tillman signs elsewhere, Gonzalez could serve as a mentor for Dylan Bundy and Kevin Gausman.

Small Scouting Staff For Latin America Makes It Hard For Orioles To Find Another Jonathan Schoop

With limited scouting resources dedicated to Latin America, can the Baltimore Orioles find another player like Jonathan Schoop?

Baseball Hall Of Fame Candidates With Orioles Ties

Rich Dubroff takes a look at the eight players with Orioles connections on this year's Baseball Hall of Fame ballot, from Mike Mussina to Aubrey Huff.

Could The Orioles Sign Outfielder Carlos Gonzalez?

Would free-agent outfielder Carlos Gonzalez be a good fit for the Orioles? The Orioles need another left-handed hitter, and Gonzalez, who has played exclusively in right field for the past three seasons, would be an upgrade over Seth Smith.

Can These 40-Man Roster Additions Help The Orioles In 2018?

Can Hunter Harvey, David Hess and Austin Wynns help the Orioles in 2018? Rich Dubroff looks at the chances that the new additions to the 40-man roster will make an impact this season.

Orioles Interested In Japanese Phenom Shohei Otani, But So Is Every MLB Team

The Orioles and every other club in Major League Baseball are interested in Japanese phenom Shohei Otani, a 23-year-old who can immediately step into the starting rotation and also play the outfield or be the designated hitter.

Could The Orioles Sign RHP Andrew Cashner?

Would free-agent pitcher Andrew Cashner be a good fit for the Orioles? Rich Dubroff says Cashner would fit, but he'd be much better as a fourth or fifth starter than as a third.

Should The Orioles Consider Trading Zach Britton?

While Zach Britton has had a strong four-year run as the Orioles' closer, the way it began is in some ways similar to the situation he finds himself in now.

History Under Dan Duquette Says Orioles Will Aggressively Look Abroad For Talent

As the Orioles search everywhere for starting rotation help, Dan Duquette could take a flyer on a pitcher such as Miles Mikolas, hoping he could be the next Wei-Yin Chen.

Could The Orioles Sign LHP Jason Vargas?

Would free-agent pitcher Jason Vargas be a good fit for the Orioles? Rich Dubroff says Vargas would provide the steady left-handed starter the Orioles have been missing.

Orioles' Trey Mancini: From Roster Hopeful To Rookie Of The Year Finalist

If not for the Yankees' Aaron Judge, Trey Mancini would be a strong contender for American League Rookie of the Year, but Mancini's season still ranks among the best rookie performances in Orioles history.

Welington Castillo's Departure Gives Opportunity To Chance Sisco, Caleb Joseph

With Welington Castillo declining his option for next season, Orioles prospect Chance Sisco will now have a genuine opportunity in the big leagues, while Caleb Joseph will get another chance to show he can be productive major league catcher.

Could The Orioles Sign RHP Alex Cobb?

Would free-agent pitcher Alex Cobb be a good fit for the Orioles? After missing most of the 2016 season recovering from Tommy John surgery, Cobb was 12-10 with a 3.66 ERA in 29 starts in 2017.