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Orioles Report

Where Can The Orioles Find A Left-Handed Starter?

Dan Duquette has said the Baltimore Orioles want to add a left-handed starter this offseason, but what options are out there in the free-agent market or within the organization?

Five Factors That Could Affect Manny Machado's Contract

With Orioles third baseman Manny Machado eligible for free agency a year from now, Rich Dubroff looks at five factors that could affect Machado's contract in 2018.

Where Will The Orioles Find New Starting Pitchers?

It's obvious the Baltimore Orioles must be aggressive in trying to improve on a starting pitching staff that had a 5.70 ERA in 2017, but how will they go about finding new starters?

Orioles Prospect Austin Hays Not Shying Away From Big Stage

"Next year [he'll] find himself fighting for a job in spring training. I like what I see so far," Adam Jones said of Orioles outfield prospect Austin Hays.

Orioles Roster Review, Part Five: The Nine Best Orioles

Rich Dubroff concludes his 2017 Orioles roster review with a look at the best nine players on the team, from Adam Jones to Manny Machado to Jonathan Schoop.

Orioles Roster Review, Part 4: Solid Contributors

Rich Dubroff looks at the Orioles' solid contributors in 2017, from bounce-back candidate Caleb Joseph to solid second-half performer Kevin Gasuman.

2017 Orioles Roster Review, Part 3: Who Could Help In 2018?

What players could make a difference for the Orioles in 2018? Rich Dubroff looks at some of the top prospects who've already played for the Orioles and a few more who could make a difference in 2018.

2017 Orioles Roster Review, Part 2: Replaceable Pitchers

Rich Dubroff continues his analysis of the Orioles' 2017 roster with a look at the pitchers who are likely to be replaced, from Tyler Wilson to Ubaldo Jimenez.

2017 Orioles Roster Review, Part One: The Replaceable Position Players

Rich Dubroff breaks down the Orioles' 2017 roster with a look at position players who are likely to be replaced, from Seth Smith to Ryan Flaherty.

What Was Wrong With Orioles Slugger Chris Davis In 2017?

Two years into his monster deal, Orioles slugger Chris Davis is deeply disappointed with his performance and even apologized to fans. Rich Dubroff breaks down what has gone wrong.

2017 Orioles Report Card

Rich Dubroff hands out his grades for the 2017 Orioles, looking specifically at the offense, defense, starting pitching and bullpen.

Will Ubaldo Jimenez Affect Orioles' Pursuit Of Free-Agent Pitchers?

After four years of Ubaldo Jimenez, will the Baltimore Orioles be comfortable offering a free-agent pitcher another four-year deal?

Orioles Offense Gets Share Of Blame For Disappointing 2017

While most of the blame for the Orioles' disappointing 2017 season can be meted out to their poor starting pitching, their offense certainly shares some of the responsibility.

For 2017 Orioles, Problems Began With Pitching

"We've got to rebuild our starting rotation," Dan Duquette said after the Orioles ended the season in last place. "I still think that [Kevin] Gausman can be an elite pitcher in the league. We'll have to find some starters beyond that."

Frustrated Chris Davis Aims For Better 2018 Season With Orioles

"There were so many nights out there when I was just a name in the lineup," Chris Davis said before the Orioles ended their season with a 6-0 loss to the Rays Oct. 1.

Adam Jones Says He'll Talk With Peter Angelos In Offseason

Before the Orioles fell to the Rays Sept. 30, Adam Jones discussed his health, his club's needs and talking with majority owner Peter Angelos over the offseason.

Orioles' Awful September Continues With 7-0 Loss

In what might have been his final outing as an Oriole, left-hander Wade Miley recorded just 12 outs during Baltimore's 7-0 loss to Tampa Bay Sept. 29.

For Orioles, September Has Been A Month To Forget

At 7-18 in September, the Orioles have experienced their worst month since July 2011, and starting pitching is largely to blame. Orioles starters have lost 15 of 18 decisions in September and have a 6.46 ERA.

Orioles Catcher Chance Sisco Making Smooth Adjustment To Big Leagues

"It's been really good," Chance Sisco said of playing in the majors. "It's been pretty smooth so far, and [I'm] just happy about that and happy they're helping me out and working with me on things."

Orioles Continue To Slump In 5-3 Loss To Pirates

"Well, obviously, we're not winning," Buck Showalter said after the Orioles' 5-3 loss to the Pirates Sept. 27. " ... We're getting some looks at guys, but we'd like to win games."

Orioles' Pedro Alvarez Returns To Pittsburgh's PNC Park, Where He Started His Career

It's been an interesting couple of seasons for Orioles slugger Pedro Alvarez since he left Pittsburgh after the 2015 season.

Kevin Gausman's 2017 Ends With 10-1 Loss To Pirates

Kevin Gausman's season has come to a close with an 11-11 record and a 4.81 ERA. "Obviously, I'm very frustrated," Gausman said. "And with the season I had last year and obviously starting Opening Day, I haven't been a guy that should have gotten that right this year."

Buck Showalter Says Orioles Need To Tighten Up Defense

"I think we've taken a step back defensively, really the last year or two in some places," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. "I think we need to get that back in order, especially with a pitching staff that doesn't strike out that many people."

A Final Day To Remember For J.J. Hardy

In his second at-bat, J.J. Hardy slammed a two-run home run to left that put the Orioles on their way to a 9-4 win against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Chris Tillman Wouldn't Mind 'Fresh Start' With Orioles

The 29-year-old says that he’s not nostalgic, and on the eve of the Orioles’ final home game of the season, the soon-to-be free agent isn’t thinking that his nine-year run in Baltimore is about to end.

Ubaldo Jimenez Has Another Night To Forget

Ubaldo Jimenez, the polarizing right-hander who was given the largest free-agent contract in Orioles history in Feb. 2014, allowed six runs on eight hits in three innings against the Rays Sept 22, possibly his last start at home as an Oriole.

What Is Zach Britton's Future With The Orioles?

The Orioles face an interesting dilemma with closer Zach Britton this offseason; the team needs starting pitching, and trading Britton could help the O's bolster their rotation.

Gabriel Ynoa Tries To Convince Orioles He's For Real With Strong Start

Right-hander Gabriel Ynoa is showing he could be a starter for the Orioles after allowing one run on five hits in a career-high eight innings as the O's beat the Rays, 3-1.

Is Zach Britton's Season Over?

Orioles closer Zach Britton will have a stem cell injection on his left knee Sept. 21, and Britton said it was doubtful he'd pitch again this season.

For Five Orioles Prospects, Much At Stake In Remaining Games

For five Orioles prospects, the final games of the season are a chance to make a good impression and convince the team they're important to its future.

Kevin Gausman's Strong Performance Wasted In Orioles' 1-0 Loss To Red Sox

The Orioles haven't scored a run in their last 17 innings, as their September struggles continued with an 11-inning 1-0 loss to the Red Sox despite eight shutout innings from Kevin Gausman.

Orioles Show Path To Majors Doesn't Necessarily Go Through Triple-A

Fourteen of the 35 players currently on the Orioles' roster are products of their farm system. Six of the 14 originally joined the Orioles without stopping at Triple-A Norfolk.

Miguel Castro's Rough Inning Sends Orioles To Late-Night Loss

"We can talk about 20 different plays in that game," Buck Showalter said after the Orioles fell to the Red Sox, 10-8, in 11 innings. "... Both clubs were challenged a little bit with pitching tonight, and they pushed a couple across at the end."

After Buck Showalter Walks Aaron Judge, Zach Britton Seals Win For Orioles

The Orioles closed out a rough road trip with a win against the Yankees Sept. 17 after closer Zach Britton worked around an intentional walk ordered by his manager.

Orioles Suffer Another Lopsided Loss At Yankee Stadium

Baltimore right-hander Jeremy Hellickson gave up six runs and the Orioles' futility in the Bronx continued with a 9-3 loss to the Yankees Sept. 16.

Austin Hays Starts, But Orioles Lose Again In New York

Austin Hays was Baltimore's starting center fielder during an 8-2 loss to the Yankees Sept. 15 as the struggling Orioles have begun to look towards the future.

Have The Pitching Reinforcements Helped The Orioles?

Since the end of last season, the Orioles have acquired 12 pitchers from outside the organization. Some have pitched well. Some haven't. Rich Dubroff breaks down their outlook for next season.

Wade Miley Pummeled In Orioles' 13-5 Loss To Yankees

Wade Miley retired one batter in the first inning, and in the shortest start of his major league career, the left-hander allowed six runs in the first during the Orioles' 13-5 loss to the Yankees.

Tim Beckham Has Made Strong First Impression With Orioles

"Obviously, he's been great in a short sampling," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said of shortstop Tim Beckham. "He's fit in pretty seamlessly. You can tell he wants to take advantage of this fresh start."

Kevin Gausman's Strong Outing Helps Orioles Break Six-Game Skid

Despite their continued lack of offense, the Orioles managed to break their six-game losing streak with a, 2-1, win against the Blue Jays Sept. 13 behind seven solid innings from Kevin Gausman.

Which Orioles Free Agents Will Return In 2018?

As the regular season nears its end, Rich Dubroff looks at 10 Orioles players who are eligible for free agency and evaluates who's likely to return and who's likely to be moving on.

Orioles Lose Sixth Straight As Zach Britton Allows Two Late Runs

Zach Britton blew his second save of the season, allowing two runs in the ninth as the Orioles lost to the Blue Jays, 3-2, extending Baltimore's losing streak to six.

2018 Orioles Schedule Begins March 29 At Home

The Orioles will open the 2018 season at home against the Twins, while the Yankees won't make their first visit to Baltimore until May 31-June 3, and the Red Sox don't come to Oriole Park until June 11-13.

Orioles Suffer Fifth Straight Defeat As Offensive, Defensive Struggles Continue

In their last five games, the Orioles have scored just eight runs, and now they've lost five straight for the first time in the season's second half.

Orioles' Wild-Card Chances Getting Slimmer

With 19 games remaining, the Orioles are three games behind the Twins for the second wild-card spot, and they trail the wild-card leading Yankees by 6.5 games.

Tim Beckham Homers, But Orioles Lose Third Straight Game

In the final weeks of the season the Orioles are trying to keep their wild card hopes alive, but it seems they have run into the wrong team to do so.

Wade Miley Limits Damage, But Orioles Fail To Score In 5-0 Loss

Baltimore Orioles left-hander Wade Miley was able to limit the damage after a rocky first inning, but the Orioles failed to score a run, dropping the series opener to the Cleveland Indians, 5-0.

Kevin Gausman Knocked Out Early In Orioles’ 9-1 Loss To Yankees

Kevin Gausman lasted just three innings and allowed five runs as the Orioles were routed by the New York Yankees, 9-1, Sept. 7.

Orioles Bullpen Has Not-So-Secret Ritual

For six seasons, Orioles relievers have engaged in a special ritual. "Say we hit a three-run homer, you get three balls, throw them up, and then when they hit the ground, everyone claps three times," Richard Bleier said.

Rain Postpones Austin Hays' Debut With Orioles

"The first full season has gone by unbelievably fast," Orioles outfielder Austin Hays said as rain pushed back his potential major league debut. "To see where I'm standing right now is just incredible. It's a dream come true."

Orioles Bring Top Prospect Outfielder Austin Hays To The Majors

Top prospect Austin Hays has joined the Orioles, and he's earning high praise for his skills and the way he approaches the game. "He has all the tools you look for in an everyday major league ballplayer," Dan Duquette said. "And he has grit."

Manny Machado's Late-Night Heroics Give Orioles Come-From-Behind Win

"This is a huge game for us," Mark Trumbo said after the Orioles defeated the Yankees, 7-6, Sept. 5. "This is the time of the year, if you're going to make a push, we need to do it now."

Dylan Bundy, Orioles Come Up Short In 7-4 Loss To Yankees

Dylan Bundy and four Orioles relievers combined to walk 10 New York batters as the Orioles lost to the Yankees, 7-4, Sept. 4.

Mark Trumbo Lifts Orioles To 12th Extra-Inning Win

Mark Trumbo drove in Jonathan Schoop in the bottom of the 12th inning to clinch a 5-4 win against the Toronto Blue Jays Sept. 3.

Orioles Get Little Offense In 7-2 Loss To Toronto

Left-hander Wade Miley pitched six strong innings, but the Orioles' bats failed to get much going in a 7-2 loss to the Blue Jays Sept. 2.

Jonathan Schoop's Double Gives Orioles Huge Win In 13 Innings

Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop split the right-center field gap to score Manny Machado in the 13th inning and clinch a 1-0 win over Toronto Sept. 1.

Chance Sisco, Pedro Alvarez To Be Among Orioles' Call-Ups

The Orioles didn't make any last-minute trades Aug. 31, but they will add at least four players from Triple-A Norfolk Sept. 1, including catcher Chance Sisco and designated hitter Pedro Alvarez.

Orioles' Seven-Game Winning Streak Ends With 11-8 Loss To Toronto

The Orioles' seven-game winning streak came to an end with a 11-8 loss to the Blue Jays Aug. 31. The end of streak dropped the Orioles 2.5 games behind Minnesota for the second wild-card spot.

Welington Castillo's Hot Bat A Key To Orioles' Success

After going 8-for-11 during the Orioles' three-game sweep of the Mariners, catcher Welington Castillo is hitting .379 with six homers and 14 RBIs in August.

Orioles Come From Behind For Seventh Straight Win

With an 8-7 come-from-behind win against the Mariners, the Orioles have now won seven in a row and are three games over .500 for the first time since June 9.

Dylan Bundy Delivers One-Hit Shutout As Orioles Top Mariners, 4-0

Dylan Bundy set a career-high with 12 strikeouts and threw his first complete game and shutout as the Orioles topped the Mariners, 4-0. "My body feels great still," Bundy said. "And I'm just blessed to be out there."

Donnie Hart Thinks Of His Family In Rain-Soaked Texas

"My parent's house is full right now," Donnie Hart said of his family in Katy, Texas. "We don't even own dogs, and they've got five or so dogs. Both sisters and their families are in the house just because the amount of water taken in."

Orioles Closer Zach Britton Back In His Usual Spot In Ninth Inning

"I think at times, he's cautious about guys," Orioles closer Zach Britton said of manager Buck Showalter. "... He doesn't want to hurt you, but sometimes you just want to get out there. At the end of the day, I respect his authority as the manager."

Orioles Get Back Above .500 With 7-6 Win Against Seattle

The Baltimore Orioles haven't had a winning record since June 11, but they do now, thanks to a five-game winning streak.

Orioles Complete Sweep Of Red Sox With Tense 2-1 Win

Left-hander Wade Miley and four Baltimore relievers combined to walk eight batters, but made two first inning runs stand up to complete a sweep at Fenway Park Aug. 27.

Orioles' Kevin Gausman Continues Strong Second Half With Win In Boston

Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman threw 7 2/3 scoreless innings and was backed by a three-run homer from Tim Beckham in a 7-0 win over the Red Sox Aug. 26.

Orioles Have A Ball In New Uniforms, Win Big In Boston

Donning uniforms designed for MLB's Players Weekend, the Orioles used a 20-hit attack to win, 16-3, against the Red Sox Aug. 25.

Do Orioles Have A Future Starter In Miguel Castro?

"He comes in in tough situations and gets the job done every time," Manny Machado said of right-hander Miguel Castro. " ... Those are the little things that we're going to need to win the next games, to get where we need to be."

Zach Britton's Streak Ends, But Orioles Win On Manny Machado's Home Run

Zach Britton's streak of consecutive saves came to an end, but the Orioles still pulled off an 8-7 win against the Athletics thanks to a 12th-inning walk-off home run from Manny Machado.

Looking Ahead At Possible Orioles September Call-ups

Rich Dubroff spotlights some of the Baltimore Orioles' potential September call-ups when major league rosters can expand to 40 players.

Is Orioles Manager Buck Showalter Too Loyal To His Players?

Buck Showalter was asked Aug. 22 if he, perhaps, is too loyal to some of his players, and the Orioles' manager seemed put off by the question.

Manny Machado Credits Hitting Coach Scott Coolbaugh For Player Of The Week Honor

"This year has been a learning experience," Orioles third baseman Manny Machado said, giving credit to Orioles hitting coach Scott Coolbaugh. "... He's definitely made me a better hitter this year than I've ever thought of being."

Wade Miley Turns In Strong Start In 7-3 Orioles Win

Wade Miley pitched into the seventh inning and allowed two runs during the Orioles' 7-3 win against the Athletics Aug. 21, but has he done enough to justify the Orioles retaining him at $12 million for next season?

Walks Kill Orioles' Chances In 5-4 Loss To Angels

Three Orioles pitchers combined for nines walks as Baltimore dropped further behind in the race for an American League wild-card spot.

J.J. Hardy Ready To Start Rehab Assignment

J.J. Hardy will begin his rehab assignment for Triple-A Norfolk Aug. 21, and he told manager Buck Showalter he'd like to play all nine innings.

Kevin Gausman Allows Four Home Runs As Orioles Lose, 5-1

Kevin Gausman gave up four home runs in the first four innings as the Orioles fell to the Los Angeles Angels. “It's that time of year. Mistakes go a long way,” Orioles manager Buck Showalter said.

1992 Orioles Remember Johnny Oates

As 20 members of the 1992 Orioles gathered to celebrate the 25-year existence of Oriole Park at Camden Yards the weekend of Aug. 19, a name often mentioned by them was the late Johnny Oates, who managed the Orioles from 1991-1994.

Manny Machado's Three-Homer Night Ends Grandly For Orioles

Orioles third baseman Manny Machado hit a walk-off grand slam as part of a three-homer night to clinch a 9-7 victory over the Los Angeles Angels Aug. 18.

Twenty-Five Years Later, 1992 Orioles Players Return To Oriole Park

Nineteen players and one coach from the 1992 Orioles returned to Oriole Park at Camden Yards to celebrate the ballpark's 25 years in existence, including Cal Ripken Jr., Chris Hoiles and Rick Sutcliffe.

Despite Frustrating Road Trip, Orioles Still In Playoff Hunt

The Orioles' 10-game, West Coast road trip is finished, and while it was a disappointment, the Orioles are still in the playoff hunt and there are reasons for optimism.

Orioles End West Coast Trip With 7-6 Loss To Mariners

"It's been a long trip," Buck Showalter said after the Orioles went 4-6 on their West Coast trip. "We have a chance to roll the dice the last six weeks and that's what we hope to do -- compete with a chance to play in October."

Orioles Slugger Chris Davis Makes Strides Since Moving To Seventh Spot

Orioles first baseman Chris Davis has only been hitting seventh in the batting order for five games, but so far the results are positive.

Orioles Do Little Offensively, Fall To Mariners, 3-1

"We are fighting, and the goal is to win it all," catcher Welington Castillo said after the Orioles' 3-1 loss to the Mariners. "Just have a good record and make the playoffs and move on from there."

Manny Machado's Grand Slam Keys Orioles' 11-3 Win

Eight games into their 10-game West Coast road trip, the Orioles are a game below .500 at 59-60 and two games out of the second wild-card spot.

Being Little League World Series Champion Still A Big Deal For Jonathan Schoop

When he was 12-years-old, Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop was the star shortstop on Willemstad, Curacao's 2004 Little League World Series championship team. Schoop even recorded a save during his team's 5-2 win.

Jeremy Hellickson's Five-Run Fourth Dooms Orioles In 9-3 Loss

The Orioles gave right-hander Jeremy Hellickson an early 2-0 lead, but he gave up a five-spot in the fourth inning and the Orioles didn't recover in a 9-3 loss at Oakland Aug. 13.

Orioles Expecting To Bring Anthony Santander To Major Leagues This Week

Orioles manager Buck Showalter revealed Aug. 13 that outfielder Anthony Santander, a Rule 5 pick last December, will likely be added to the big league roster Aug. 17.

Orioles Have Huge First Inning On Way To 12-5 Win

The Orioles had a seven-run first inning en route to a 20-hit performance -- including four by shortstop Tim Beckham -- in Oakland Aug. 12.

Orioles' Chris Tillman Waits For His First Relief Appearance

"We’re trying to win baseball games every night. If him pitching helps us with that, he’ll do that," manager Buck Showalter said of right-hander Chris Tillman.

Brad Brach's Tough Inning Sends Orioles To 5-4 Loss In Oakland

"Brad has been great for us, but tonight just wasn't his night," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said after his team lost, 5-4, in Oakland Aug. 11.

Slumping Orioles Slugger Chris Davis Sits, But For How Long?

"I'm just giving him a day or so," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said of Chris Davis, who was a rare healthy scratch against Oakland Aug. 10. "He's available. Just give him a day to kind of get him to restart. We all need it now or then."

Orioles Hit Four Home Runs In 7-2 Win Against Oakland

A game after only getting four hits, the Orioles recorded nine extra-base hits, including two home runs from Trey Mancini, during a 7-2 win against the Athletics.

Orioles Limited To Four Hits In 5-1 Loss To Angels

With sluggers Chris Davis and Mark Trumbo in prolonged slumps, the Orioles took a chance on the base paths in an effort to spark their offense, but it didn't pay off, as the Orioles fell 5-1 to the Angels.

With Uncertain Future, Orioles' J.J. Hardy Wants To Play On

While he's been injured, Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy has had time to contemplate his future, but that doesn't mean he's ready to walk away. "I'm not saying that I'm done playing. I just know what's going on in this organization," Hardy said.

Former Oriole Parker Bridwell Baffles His Old Team

For the seventh straight time, the Orioles lost after reaching the .500 mark, as they fell to the Angels, 3-2, Aug. 8. The Orioles haven't been a game over .500 since June 11.

Tim Beckham Is Becoming A Most Valuable Oriole

The AL Player of the Week in his first week with the Orioles, Tim Beckham is thriving in his new surroundings. "It's a good feeling when you don't have to look over your shoulder ... [that] you might get pinch-hit for," he said.

Orioles Get To .500 In First Game Of Crucial West Coast Trip

In the first game of a vital 10-game West Coast road trip that could be crucial to their postseason hopes, the Orioles secured a win that enabled them to reach .500 for the first time since June 29.

Home Runs The Key In Orioles' 12-3 Win

The Orioles equaled a season-high with five home runs, and hit back-to-back-to-back homers during a 12-3 win against the Detroit Tigers Aug. 6. Ubaldo Jimenez pitched 5.2 innings, allowing a run on nine hits.

Chris Tillman Trying To Use Bullpen As Way Back To Starting

Chris Tillman is putting the best positive face on his assignment to the Orioles bullpen. “I knew something was going to happen,” Tillman said. “I needed to get back to being me, and it wasn’t happening starting, so I think it’s going to be a good thing."

Tim Beckham Continues His Heroics With Milestone Home Run In Orioles' 5-2 Win

Tim Beckham has had a strong first week with the Baltimore Orioles, and the new shortstop continued his joyride by hitting the 10,000th home run in franchise history Aug. 5.

Chris Tillman Going To The Orioles' Bullpen

Chris Tillman is going to the Orioles' bullpen. Manager Buck Showalter has decided that the veteran right-hander, who is 1-7 with an 8.10 ERA in 15 starts, will pitch in relief for the first time in his major league career.

Is The Bullpen In Chris Tillman's Future?

For most of the previous five seasons, Chris Tillman consistently gave the Orioles effective starts. During three of those seasons, the Orioles made the postseason. Now, the right-hander has fallen on hard times.

Seven Years Later, Orioles In Better Shape Thanks Largely To Buck Showalter

Buck Showalter has managed 1,137 games for the Orioles, second-most in team history to Hall of Famer Earl Weaver, and he's played a significant role in the franchise's resurgence.

Triple Play Can't Save Chris Tillman In 7-5 Loss To Tigers

Not even an impressive triple play could save Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman during a 7-5 loss to the Detroit Tigers Aug. 3. "It's killing me right now. It really is, but you can't dwell on that," Tillman said.

New Orioles Jeremy Hellickson, Tim Beckham Key To Fifth Straight Win

Newcomers Jeremy Hellickson and Tim Beckham played a key role in the Orioles' fifth straight win, as Baltimore topped Kansas City 6-0 behind seven shutout innings from the new right-hander.

Can New Oriole Tim Beckham Be J.J. Hardy's Successor At Shortstop?

Tim Beckham may be playing shortstop for now, but manager Buck Showalter says the position belongs to J.J. Hardy when he returns from the DL this season. Next year, however, remains an open question.

Is Extra Rest The Key To A Strong Dylan Bundy?

Orioles manager Buck Showalter may have found the key to getting the most out of Dylan Bundy as he makes his way through his first full season in the majors -- giving the right-hander extra rest.

Orioles Closer Zach Britton Happy To Still Be In Baltimore

"I think there was a period where I was like, 'OK this is where I'm going to stay.' I can relax and just pitch well and help this team win and get to the postseason," Orioles closer Zach Britton said.

Orioles Don't Trade Zach Britton, Acquire Infielder Tim Beckham From Rays

The Orioles didn't trade Zach Britton or Brad Brach as the MLB non-waiver trade deadline passed, but the team did acquire infielder Tim Beckham from the Rays.

Orioles Overcome Adrian Beltre's 3,000th Hit For 10-6 Win

Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre doubled for his 3,000th hit, but the Orioles hit Rangers pitching hard to earn a 10-6 win in Texas July 30.

Buck Showalter Says Orioles Aren't Unnerved By Trade Deadline

"It’s a false deadline. There’s going to be a trade made two days after it’s over," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said of the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.

Kevin Gausman Pitches A Gem In Orioles' 4-0 Win

Baltimore right-hander Kevin Gausman threw 8 2/3 scoreless innings to help the Orioles break a three-game losing streak in Texas July 29.

Orioles Say They Haven't Given Up On 2017 Season

"From my standpoint, we’re all wanting to compete and win. I'm sure so is Dan [Duquette], and I know our owner is," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said a day after his club acquired Jeremy Hellickson.

Baltimore Orioles Lose In Texas, Then Trade For Jeremy Hellickson

After falling to the Texas Rangers July 28, the Orioles completed a trade that will bring right-hander Jeremy Hellickson to Baltimore and send outfielder Hyun Soo Kim to Philadelphia.

If Zach Britton Leaves, Who Closes For Orioles?

Should the Orioles trade Zach Britton, Brad Brach and Mychal Givens are the favorites to inherit the closer's job, but the O's could eventually look to some other in-house candidates.

Orioles Offense Stifled In 5-1 Loss To Rays

The Orioles' offense managed just six hits during a 5-1 loss to Tampa Bay to conclude their final series against an American League East opponent until Aug. 25.

Orioles' Ruben Tejada Has Proved Adequate Fill-In At Shortstop

"I think the last week or so he's looked a lot more comfortable, just in the whole tempo and what we ask of a shortstop," Buck Showalter said of Ruben Tejada. "... It's been fun to watch. He's been good."

Wade Miley's Bad Inning Dooms Orioles In 5-4 Loss

The Orioles had won six of their past eight entering the July 25 game against the Tampa Bay Rays, but their momentum was stalled by a 5-4 loss, as Wade Miley allowed five runs in the second inning.

Five Reasons The Orioles Could Trade Zach Britton

As rumors continue to swirl, Rich Dubroff analyzes five reasons why the Orioles could trade closer Zach Britton before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.

Kevin Gausman, Orioles Blank Rays, 5-0

Kevin Gausman produced his second straight quality start as the Orioles defeated the Rays, 5-0, in a game highlighted by Adam Jones' offense and Manny Machado's defense.

Did Zach Britton Pitch His Final Game In Baltimore With The Orioles?

The Baltimore Orioles defeated the Houston Astros, 9-7, to avoid a sweep at Oriole Park in what could potentially be Zach Britton's final game in Baltimore.

Buck Showalter Says He Tries To Ignore Trade Rumors

Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter told reporters he tries to ignore any trade rumors surrounding the team, especially with the upcoming July 31 trade deadline.

Strange At-Bat Changes Orioles' Fate In 8-4 Loss To Astros

An unusual at-bat late in the game led to the Houston Astros taking the lead with a three-run homer and claiming an 8-4 victory against the Baltimore Orioles.

With Trading Deadline Approaching, Dan Duquette Says Orioles Can Still Contend

Despite rumors of the Baltimore Orioles being 'sellers' at the trade deadline July 31, executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette said he still has hope for this year's team.

Orioles Late Rally Falls Short In 8-7 Loss To Astros

Despite a last-minute comeback attempt, the Baltimore Orioles fell to the Houston Astros, 8-7, and dropped to four games under .500 for the season.

Does Four-Game Sweep Change Orioles' Mindset?

"Four straight wins, a sweep, that's good," Jonathan Schoop said after the Orioles topped the Rangers 9-7 July 20. "You've got to just let it go and come back tomorrow and win again."

Strong Outing From Kevin Gausman, Orioles Offense Puts Win Streak At Three

For the first time since May 19-21, Orioles starters have delivered three straight quality starts, and presto, the Orioles have a three-game winning streak.

Chris Davis' Career Night Powers Orioles To Big Win

Chris Davis had a career-high six RBIs as the Orioles topped the Rangers, 12-1, for Baltimore's most lopsided victory of the season.

Orioles Snap Losing Streak Behind Chris Tillman's Strong Outing

Chris Tillman delivered his best performance of a ragged season during the Orioles' 3-1 victory against the Rangers July 17. "The results aren't what they should be," he said. "But we're getting there."

Brad Brach Has Become A Rock In Orioles' Bullpen

Despite the ups and downs he experienced early during his career, Brad Brach has found his place in the Orioles' bullpen.

Could This Weekend's Sweep Convince Orioles To Sell?

The Orioles were outscored 27-11 in a three-game sweep by the Chicago Cubs, perhaps pushing the Orioles' hand in trading away some of their players before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.

Buck Showalter Tries Jonathan Schoop At Shortstop Again For Orioles

With the Orioles struggling to get offensive production out of the shortstop position this season, Buck Showalter will try Schoop out at short stop for the second time, July 16.

Orioles Can't Touch Jake Arrieta In His Return To Baltimore

More than four years after the Orioles traded right-hander Jake Arrieta to the Cubs, he returned to Camden Yards for the first time. The 2015 NL Cy Young pitched 6.2 innings, allowing just one earned run and four hits, sealing the series for Chicago.

Orioles' Jonathan Schoop Enjoyed His All-Star Experience

The only Orioles player to be named to the Mid-Summer Classic this year, second baseman Jonathan Schoop not only scored the American League's first run of the game, but he met up with an old friend as well.

Kevin Gausman Puts Orioles In Deep Hole In 9-8 Loss To Cubs

In their first game back after the four-day break for the All-Star Game, Kevin Gausman put the Orioles into such a deep hole that even an impressive offensive performance couldn’t lift them out of it.

As Orioles Return For Second Half, So Will Chris Davis

As the Orioles prepare to start the second half of the season against the Chicago Cubs July 14, they'll have a major asset back, as Chris Davis returns after more than a month on the disabled list.

Orioles Face Second-Half Decisions On Five Key Players

With the non-waiver trade deadline looming, the Orioles will soon have to make some tough decision regarding five high-profile players. Who stays and who goes? Rich Dubroff breaks it down.

Former Oriole Nick Markakis Never An All-Star, But He Should've Been

Former Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis batted. 290 during nine seasons in Baltimore and won two Gold Gloves, yet he never represented the Orioles in the All-Star Game.

Orioles' First-Half Recap: Five Things That Went Wrong

While it's easy to point to starting pitching, Rich Dubroff takes a look at five things that went wrong for the Baltimore Orioles during the season's first half.

Adam Jones, Orioles Close First Half With Win

Orioles center fielder Adam Jones hit two homers and drove in five runs to lead Baltimore to an 11-5 win over the Minnesota Twins July 9.

Orioles Halt Five-Game Losing Streak Behind Wade Miley

Baltimore left-hander Wade Miley gave up just one run over 5 2/3 innings and the Orioles beat the Minnesota Twins, 5-1, July 8.

Manny Machado Shines, But Orioles Squander Six-Run Lead

Manny Machado hit two home runs to help Baltimore build a 6-0 lead over Minnesota, but the Orioles fell for the fifth straight time July 7.

Orioles Anxiously Awaiting Chris Davis' Return

Chris Davis should be back from the disabled list when play resumes after the All-Star break, and the five weeks of rest could be just what the Orioles slugger needs for a strong second half.

Orioles Prospect Keegan Akin Piling Up Awards While Learning At Frederick

The Orioles' Minor League Pitcher of the Month for June, Keegan Akin has overcome a shaky start and is thriving in the Carolina League. "My command's better," Akin said. "I've been throwing my pitches for strikes right now when I need to."

Zach Britton On His Return: 'I Think It's Going To Help Everybody'

"Getting back might help," Orioles closer Zach Britton said. " ... When you're around the same guys for all those years we've been together, sometimes it's nice to get everybody back together ... maybe give them a little boost."

Manny Machado's Struggles Continue In Orioles' 8-1 Loss to Brewers

A day after his friend and teammate Jonathan Schoop made his first All-Star team, Orioles third baseman Manny Machado went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts to drop his average to .215.

Jonathan Schoop Is A First-Time Orioles All-Star

Manager Buck Showalter wanted to talk to Jonathan Schoop, and the second baseman said he felt uneasy. “In the principal’s office, did I do something wrong?” Schoop said. He didn’t do anything wrong. Schoop had been named to the American League All-Star team.

Kevin Gausman Is Superb In Orioles' 7-1 Win Against Tampa Bay

Kevin Gausman has patiently answered questions about his troubling 2017 season. But in his last two starts, there have been positive signs the right-hander has been turning his year around.

Dylan Bundy's Short Start Puts Orioles In Big Hole In 10-3 Loss

In his shortest start of the season, right-hander Dylan Bundy got through just four innings, as the Orioles dropped their home series to the Tampa Bay Rays.

Zach Britton Ready To Rejoin Orioles, Says Last Rehab Game Not Needed

Zach Britton has one more rehab appearance scheduled for July 3 at Triple-A Norfolk. However, he doesn’t think he needs that appearance.

Tough Night For Orioles Bullpen In Extra-Inning Loss

The Orioles' bullpen, which had been showing signs of cohesion, suddenly came apart while one strike away from a win.

Ubaldo Jimenez Pitches A Gem As Orioles Complete Winning Road Trip

Ubaldo Jimenez, who entered the game June 29 with a 7.26 ERA, pitched the team's best game of the season, as the Orioles topped Toronto, 2-0, to end their road trip with a .500 record.

Orioles Feeling The Weight Of J.J. Hardy's Absence

Even though Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy was having the worst offensive season of his major league career before landing on the 10-day disabled list, the club badly misses the veteran.

What Will The Orioles Do With Wade Miley?

The Orioles will have to make a decision on Wade Miley in the next few weeks, and the left-hander's performance against the Blue Jays June 28 didn't make things any easier.

Orioles Face Difficult Road To Postseason

While the Orioles may be within striking distance of the American League's second wild-card spot, Baltimore faces a crowded and competitive race for the postseason.

Kevin Gausman's Turnaround Start Gives Orioles Third Straight Win

With three straight wins and a move back to .500, the Orioles are showing some hopeful signs that perhaps the 2017 season will amount to something.

Who Is Most Valuable Oriole Of Season's First Half?

The question of who has been the Orioles' most valuable player during a challenging first half of the season is not easily answered, but Rich Dubroff has his pick.

Zach Britton Takes 'A Lot Of Positives' From Latest Rehab Game

"It's nice to just go out there and feel like you're making good pitches," Orioles closer Zach Britton said after his latest rehab assignment with the Bowie Baysox.

Do The Orioles Have Marketable Trade Assets?

While a lot of talk has focused on Zach Britton and Manny Machado, Rich Dubroff says Welington Castillo, Hyun Soo Kim, Wade Miley, Seth Smith and Chris Tillman could be the Orioles' most likely trade possibilities.

Big Ninth Inning Gives Orioles Rare Road Series Win

It had been more than two months since the Orioles won a series on the road. Thanks to stout relief pitching and solid ninth-inning hitting, the Orioles took two of three from the Tampa Bay Rays.

Zach Britton Continues To Progress Well In Rehab

Orioles Closer Zach Britton continues to make excellent progress in the recovery from his left forearm strain. Britton pitched a hitless seventh inning for Low-A Delmarva June 24, walking one and throwing 11 pitches.

Dylan Bundy's Start Enables Orioles To Break Runs-Allowed Streak

Right-hander Dylan Bundy came to rescue the Orioles from a bad place in the record books and delivered a win, as he went seven innings for the sixth time this season.

Another Day, Another Bullpen Move For The Orioles

After another one-sided loss, the Orioles made another move in their taxed bullpen, recalling right-handed pitcher Stefan Crichton from Triple-A Norfolk.

Ubaldo Jimenez Allows Nine Runs As Orioles Tie Record They'd Like To Forget

In a series-opening loss against the Tampa Bay Rays, the Orioles once again allowed five or more runs, making it 20 consecutive games where their opponent has plated at least five.

Darren O'Day Is Back, Hopes Orioles Start Turning Things Around

After missing most of June, right-hander Darren O'Day has returned from the disabled list, while Zach Britton and others are trying to make it back as well.

Orioles Fall To Cleveland As Runs-Allowed Streak Continues

During a 6-3 loss to the Cleveland Indians June 22, the Orioles extended their streak of allowing five or more runs in a game to 19, one short of the major league record,

Orioles Closer Zach Britton Takes First Step In Recovery

"I feel really good. I feel normal, and I think that's the biggest thing is just coming in and feeling how you normally would after throwing," Orioles closer Zach Britton said after his rehab start with Aberdeen.

Kevin Gausman Better, But Not Good Enough As Orioles Fall To Cleveland

"You take the positives and try to forget the negatives. I think one of the huge positives to take out of this is I'm throwing the ball really good right now," Orioles starter Kevin Gausman said after the Orioles fell to Cleveland, 5-1.

Injuries To Zach Britton, Darren O'Day A Major Factor In Orioles' Pitching Woes

Rich Dubroff looks at the domino effect the injuries to Zach Britton and Darren O'Day have created for the Orioles' bullpen, and he says once Britton and O'Day return from the DL, the bullpen should again become a strength.

Manny Machado's Big Night Gives Orioles A Big Win

"We've all got to stick together and do what we've got to do as a team," said Manny Machado after his first four-hit game and first two-home run game of 2017 helped the Orioles edge the Indians, 6-5, June 20.