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Johan Santana will not be returning to a major league mound in 2014. The left hander has been diagnosed with a torn Achilles which will force him to miss the entire 2014 season. Santana was trying to retrieve a ball during extended spring training. The veteran pitcher had been hoping to join the rotation of the Baltimore Orioles in mid-June but now is questionable to ever pitch at the big league level again. The @Orioles' Johan Santana tore his left Achilles during extended spring training and is out for the rest of the season. — FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) June 6, 2014 We should get an update on Santana’s plans in a few days. Santana, 35, is 139-78 with a 3.20 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP across parts of 12 big league seasons.

Orioles: Johana Santana injures Achilles

Pitcher Johana Santana can not seem to catch a break. On Friday the left hander injured his Achilles while trying to field a ball. The Orioles examined him but have not released an update. The Orioles had hoped that Santana would be able to join their rotation on June 19. That is now in jeopardy. Johan Santana actually hurt himself when retrieving a ball that hit him. Felt something...

Orioles Injury Update: Johan Santana tears Achilles, out for year

#51684277 / gettyimages.comOrioles left-handed pitcher, Johan Santana, injured his Achilles tendon while pitching in what was speculated to be his last extended spring training start before going to an Orioles affiliate for rehab starts.  Santana has been at the Orioles spring training facility in Sarasota, FL recovering from April 2013 shoulder surgery, in hopes of making his...

Orioles Rumors: Baltimore may move towards six-man rotation

As Roch Kubatko reports, [Orioles manager Buck] "Showalter indicated today that he could go to a six-man rotation when Johan Santana comes off the disabled list, perhaps as early as June 19".By slgckgc via Wikimedia CommonsThere isn't much of a precedent in baseball history for a six-man rotation. Many clubs each season will go through a period or two during the season...

Report: Santana Out For 2014 With Torn Achilles

Photo Credit:   On Friday, Rich Dubroff of reported Johan Santana tore his left Achilles tendon during an extended spring training game in Sarasota, FL. The game was to be Santana’s last before progressing to two minor league starts as final prep before joining the big league club. The 35-year-old Santana, 139-78 in 12 major league seasons, re...

Johan Santana has a torn Achilles, and his career is probably over

The @Orioles' Johan Santana tore his left Achilles during extended spring training and is out for the rest of the season. — FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) June 6, 2014

Nelson Cruz attempts walk-off steal of home, fails predictably

Last night’s A’s-Orioles game was a weird one. Nelson Cruz – who was suspended last year for PEDs purchased from an anti-aging clinic – apparently confused himself for Billy Hamilton and tried to steal home in the 10th inning of last night’s 4-3 loss to Oakland. via Let’s briefly review why this was a terrible, terrible for which Cruz should never be forgiven....

Orioles Injury Updates: Tommy Hunter, Michael Almanzar

Orioles (30-28)  right-handed reliever Tommy Hunter will be activated on Sunday, after playing in a rehab start in Orioles Single-A affiliate, Delmarva.  Hunter has been on the disabled list since May 22nd with a strained left groin injury.  Tommy Hunter still scheduled to pitch at Delmarva Saturday and activated Sunday— Roch Kubatko (@masnRoch) June 6, 2014He threw a 25-pitch...

The Orioles Got Moneyballed

I woke up today a decided I was being too nice lately writing positive articles about Alex Gordon and Dee Gordon.  So I am going to pick on the Baltimore Orioles and Buck Showalter.  To be upfront with you, I like Showalter.   I like what he stands for, I like his approach to the game, and love his old school attitude.  However, I don’t necessarily agree with his, and...

Orioles Injury Update: Miguel Gonzalez placed on 15-day DL

Starting pitcher Miguel Gonzalez was placed on the 15-day DL with a strained right oblique. He had an MRI earlier in the week and the results showed nothing serious, reported by Eduardo A. Encina of The Baltimore Sun.. The Baltimore Orioles did not want to risk any future injury so they decided not to start him on Saturday.#492670885 / gettyimages.comHopefully Gonzalez will not...

Chris Davis got hilarious silent treatment after homer (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Baltimore Orioles slugger Chris Davis belted his eighth home run of the season on Thursday night — a solo shot that gave the O’s a 5-2 lead over the Texas Rangers in the fifth. For whatever reason, his teammates decided to treat him like a rookie when he returned […]

The Resurgence of Nelson Cruz

Major League Baseball players aren't keen on the qualifying offer. In fact, of the 21 offers that have been made over the last two years, none of them have been accepted. While a guaranteed sum of $14.1 million for a single season of work is more money than most of us will ever see, players don't like the uncertainty of playing under a one-year contract. Most of them also...

VIDEO: Chris Davis high-fives invisible teammates after home run

Your browser does not support iframes. Chris Davis isn’t on the torrid pace he had last year when he led the AL in home runs at the end of the season but Wednesday night the Orioles first baseman hit his 8th of the year. It wasn’t a huge deal aside from it putting the O’s […]

Orioles Injury Updates: Miguel Gonzalez uncertain for Saturday start

This morning, Sports Injury Alert reportedthat Orioles pitcher Miguel Gonzalez may need to go on the disabled list because of pain in his right oblique.  According to Gonzalez, the MRI taken on Wednesday came back negative.  Roch Kubatko of said this evening that the Orioles are prepared to put Gonzalez on the 15-day DL (back dated up to 10 days), but plan to wait...

Kevin Gausman shows big-time potential as Orioles beat Athletics, 6-3

The Orioles were forced to call on pitching prospect Kevin Gausman for a spot start Saturday night against the Oakland Athletics because of an injury to their rotation. With his honeymoon of hype over, all the hoopla that accompanied the 23-year-old's previous starts was gone. This was about filling a need. Gausman responded by providing the Orioles with the best start of his...

Manny Machado 'just had to get up and confront' Josh Donaldson after tag in third inning

Manny Machado wasn’t happy with the way Oakland Athletics third baseman Josh Donaldson tagged him to end the third inning in the Orioles’ 4-3 loss Friday night. Why, exactly? He wouldn't specify. “He made the right play, but [I] just didn't agree on the tag that he made on me, and I just had to get up and confront him,” Machado said after the game. “You get in...
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