Found January 05, 2014 on Sports Injury Alert:
For Baltimore Orioles young star third baseman Manny Machado, the road to recovery from his horrendous knee injury looks very bright. Recall that Machado tore the medial patellar ligament very near the end of the 2013 season, and he had surgery to repair the damage on October 14. He has since resumed workouts, and in December, Machado began running drills.In early December, we at Sports Injury Alert reported that Orioles manager Buck Showalter expects Machado to play on Opening Day when the Orioles host Boston on March 31. If his rehab continues to progress at its current rate, then Machado will very likely make that Opening Day game.The question now is whether or not Machado will begin Spring Training on time with the rest of his team in mid-February. On January 5, I asked's Orioles beat writer Brittany Ghiroli through Twitter about Machado's expectations of starting Spring Training on time. I asked, "Ms. Ghiroli, will [Machado] be ready for Spring Training?&...

Nick Markakis: A-wrist-ed development?

Nick Markakis was the one player on the Baltimore Orioles in 2007 and 2008 that teams did not want to face at the plate. After a very good rookie campaign in 2006, Markakis became a star in the next two seasons and compiled 11.6 rWAR during those two seasons (10.6 fWAR). In 2013, this same Nick Markakis became one of the least valuable players in baseball with -0.1 WAR on both...

The Orioles Stars and Scrubs Problem

Whether you go by ZIPS or Steamer, the Orioles have exactly five good position players. In Adam Jones, Chris Davis, Manny Machado, Matt Wieters, and J.J. Hardy, the Orioles have a core of talent that projects for roughly +15 WAR, meaning that they’d only need to get about +25 WAR from the other 20 spots […]

Aubrey Huff announces retirement, accepts job with Pac-12 network

After a thirteen-year major league career with five different clubs, Aubrey Huff has officially announced his retirement from baseball. He recently accepted a job with the Pac-12 network, and is interested in a broadcasting career now that his playing days are over. "I'm officially done. I have no desire to play anymore," Huff said over the phone on Saturday. "...

Orioles sign Quintin Berry to a Minor League deal

The Orioles have signed outfielder Quintin Berry to a Minor League deal with an invitation to spring training, reports Roch Kubatko of MASN. If his performance merits it, Berry could land a job on the Orioles’ bench, adding some much-needed speed. Nate McLouth, who stole 30 bases in 2013 for the O’s, signed with the Nationals. Center fielder Adam Jones was second on the team...

Does Rafael Palmeiro belong in the Hall of Fame?

Rafael Palmeiro Year(s) on ballot - 3 – received 8.8% of vote last year The Numbers: 20 seasons (with Chicago Cubs, Texas Rangers and Baltimore Orioles), 2,831 games, .288/.371/.515, 569HR 1,835RBI, 3,020 hits, 1,663 runs, 585 doubles, 132 OPS+, 130 wRC+, 71.8 bWAR, 70.0 fWAR – 4-time All-Star, three times finished in top 10 of MVP voting without winning (high of 5th in 1999...

Orioles rumors: Interest in Francisco Rodriguez intensifying

Relief pitcher Francisco Rodriguez was the most dominant closer in baseball when he saved a Major-League record 62 games for the Los Angeles Angels in 2008. He has saved 96 more since then, including a perfect 10 for 10 for the Milwaukee Brewers in 2013 before they traded him to Baltimore on July 23. He did not save any games for the Orioles, but he may possibly get some chances...

Player Profile #188: Chris Tillman | SP | BAL

A prospect in Baltimore’s system since 2006, I wasn’t sure if Chris Tillman would ever break out and solidify himself as a reliable MLB starter. Last year, he did just that. By pitching over 200 innings of sub-4.00 ERA ball and winning 16 games, Tillman gave the Orioles something they really haven’t had since Mike Mussina left after the 2000 season — a workhorse front-of...

Aubrey Huff announces retirement

Two-time World Series champion, Aubrey Huff, has officially retired from baseball and will follow a career in broadcasting with Pac-12 Networks, he told MLB Daily Dish. Huff told Chris Cotillo he has “no desire to play anymore” and he is “officially done” after a 13-year Major League career that contained stints with five different teams. His most recent team was the San...

Aubrey Huff retires, becomes Pac-12 annoucer

Aubrey Huff has retired from baseball and accepted a job with the Pac-12 Network. Huff, 37, had some big seasons while playing for the Tampa Bay Rays, Baltimore Orioles and later won two World Series with the San Francisco Giants. Spoke with Aubrey Huff, who said he is "officially done" playing and has accepted a job with the Pac-12 Network: — Chris...

Ike Davis To Baltimore Talks Stall..Again

After days of rumors and speculation, it appears that talks that could have sent Ike Davis to the Baltimore Orioles have stalled yet again.  The Baltimore Sun reported the following this morning: The Orioles recently spoke with the New York Mets about possibly acquiring second baseman Daniel Murphy, first baseman Ike Davis and outfielder Lucas Duda, according to a source, but discussions...

Mets Add Teagarden For Catching Depth

We alluded to it this morning that the Mets were in the catching market in an effort to add depth behind oft-injuried rookie Travis d'Arnaud.  This afternoon as it turns out, the team signed Taylor Teagarden to a minor-league deal.  He will get an invitation to spring training, but will likely slot into the starting role with the AAA Las Vegas 51s when all is said in done.He...
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