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.
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.
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.
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.