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Veteran second baseman Brian Roberts may be back on the Baltimore Orioles' major league roster before the All-Star break, after running on the field yesterday to test his surgically repaired hamstring. That's according to Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com, who wrote that Roberts would also work out during Thursday's off-day in Toronto. Manager Buck Showalter suggested that Roberts would be on a rehab assignment soon if all goes well:
"I'm hoping when we get off this road trip, he's going out [on a rehab assignment]. We'll see."
The road trip Showalter referred to ends on Sunday after the three-game series with the Blue Jays. The O's will be back in Baltimore on Monday to face the Cleveland Indians. Roberts underwent the hamstring surgery at the start of May after suffering a setback in his rehab. He was given a six-week timetable for recovery, which seems to have been a very accurate prediction thus far.
Ryan Flaherty has continued to see the substantial side of the second base platoon with Alexi Casilla, despite the fact that he has been awful offensively. He has an OPS of just .499, and Casilla's .548 mark is not much better; in fact, the red-hot Chris Davis comfortably has a better OPS (1.132) than the two combined. The Orioles' infield has been boosted by the fact that third baseman Manny Machado and shortstop J.J. Hardy have both been able to play every single one of Baltimore's 73 games.
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Before the 2012 season it was rare for a Baltimore Oriole to be voted into the MLB All-Star Game via fan voting. In fact before last season, the last time an O’s player was selected by fan ballot was 2005, when two Orioles, Brian Roberts and Miguel Tejada, were selected as starters.
That was also the last All-Star Game in which the Orioles had multiple all-stars until last season...
Jones blows a signature bubble while cheering on his teammates (Photo credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images North America)
The Baltimore Orioles completed a 13-3 drubbing of the Detroit Tigers yesterday to take 2 out of 3 from the current AL-Central leaders. They did it basically the same way they’ve done it all year: with a homerun heavy offense and clutch pitching out of the bullpen...
Baltimore Orioles first basemen, Chris Davis, got another opportunity this afternoon putting the reigning MVP, Miguel Cabrera, on notice. Davis continued his home run binge belting out two more home runs Wednesday afternoon at Comerica Park. Chris hit his league leading 25th & 26th home run in a 13-3 route over a stunned Tiger team.
Most of the time, I would expect that professional sports teams would be able to know how to spell current players names but there are times when mistakes can be made.
Check out the below plaque that the Baltimore Orioles did for catcher Matt Wieters after he hit a home run onto Eutaw Street:
Remember folks, "I before E except after C".
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Wei-Yin Chen took a positive step towards returning to the Baltimore Orioles' rotation on Thursday when he pitched in a simulated game. Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports says that Chen threw all of his offerings in the 42-pitch game, 27 of them for strikes. Rehab coordinator Scott McGregor was pleased with Chen's performance:
"He looks good," said Scott McGregor...
Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter has been ejected for arguing with plate umpire Angel Hernandez during a game against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Baltimore slugger Chris Davis struck out swinging to begin the second inning Friday night, but the pitch got away from catcher Josh Thole and Hernandez originally ruled it a foul ball as Thole threw to first base.
Blue Jays manager...
Our double entendre quote of the year comes from Baltimore Orioles play by play man Gary Thorne when speaking of the upcoming Orioles-Blue Jays series this weekend. The pitching rotation put forward by Toronto is simply the greatest thing in the history of sports...
@awfulannouncing Gary Thorne: "Orioles off to Toronto where they will face Dickey, Wang and Johnson...
The Baltimore Orioles have been on quite a run this week, taking two of three from the Detroit Tigers and before that, taking three of four from the rival Boston Red Sox.
In the offseason, a lot of experts doubted that the Orioles could repeat what they did in 2012 this season. So far, they have proven the naysayers wrong.
As of this morning, 73 games into the 2013 season...
Chris Davis cleared the fences twice, giving him a major-league leading 26 homers, to help the Baltimore Orioles beat the Detroit Tigers 13-3 Wednesday.
Davis hit a two-run homer and Taylor Teagarden followed with a three-run home run in Baltimore's six-run fourth. Against embattled reliever Jose Valverde, Davis hit another two-run shot for his second multihomer game of the...
DETROIT (AP) -- Chris Davis cleared the fences twice, giving him a major-league leading 26 homers, to help the Baltimore Orioles beat the Detroit Tigers 13-3 Wednesday.
Davis hit a two-run homer and Taylor Teagarden followed with a three-run home run in Baltimore's six-run fourth. Against embattled reliever Jose Valverde, Davis hit another two-run shot for his second multihomer...