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Baltimore Orioles outfielder Michael Morse has a left wrist injury that might require surgery.
Manager Buck Showalter said Saturday that Morse has possible ligament damage and will visit Dr. Brian Schofield in Sarasota, Fla., and then the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota for a second opinion.
Showalter said Morse informed the staff about the injury a few days ago. Morse has just three hits in 29 at-bats since joining the Orioles in a trade with Seattle on Aug. 30.
Also, infielder Jonathan Schoop will be examined for a possible back injury after stepping awkwardly during a rundown in Friday night's loss to Boston. Schoop had a stress fracture in his lower back while in the minors this year. He's played in three games with the Orioles as a September call-up and was expected to play in the Arizona Fall League.
Meanwhile, Manny Machado will leave Sunday for Florida to see Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion on the third baseman's injured left knee.
Machado was carted off the field after he stepped awkwardly on first base and crumbled to the ground during Monday's game at Tampa Bay. An MRI the next day revealed a torn medial patellofemoral ligament but no damage to any major ligaments, Machado is hoping the injury will heal without surgery.
Baltimore is also finishing the season without outfielder Chris Dickerson (right hamstring) and second baseman Alexi Casilla (thumb), leaving Showalter with a short bench for the final two games against the Boston.
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Buck Showalter never wants the baseball season to end. He talks endlessly about how difficult the season is how his body rebels at its end. You might think he’d like to avoid the torture.
After Sunday’s 7-6 Orioles win over the Boston Red Sox before a sellout crowd of 44230 at Oriole Park Showalter became emotional as almost always does after the final game.
He had lots to...
Major league home run leader Chris Davis left the Baltimore Orioles' regular season finale Sunday in the fourth inning with a sprained left wrist.
Davis' glove hand bent awkwardly when it was struck by Boston Red Sox hitter Jacoby Ellsbury while reaching to try to catch a throw at first base from catcher Steve Clevenger.
Ellsbury had hit a nubber only a few feet in front...
The Baltimore Orioles rallied late to beat the Boston Red Sox, becoming the only AL East team to win the season series against the division champions.
''I'd trade places with `em,'' Baltimore manager Buck Showalter said, ''and have lost the series.''
Saturday night's 6-5 win makes it 10 victories for the Orioles and eight for...
Scott Feldman hopes Friday night's rough start won't be his last in a Baltimore Orioles uniform.
Feldman allowed eight runs and failed to finish the third inning in the worst of his 15 starts with the Orioles, a 12-3 loss to the Boston Red Sox.
''I hope that they want me back,'' Feldman said. ''I really like the guys in here and the coaching staff...
Even with a Major-League-leading nine blown saves this year, it appears that Baltimore Orioles closer Jim Johnson will cash in big in 2014. MLB.com's Brittany Ghiroli reports that Orioles general manager Dan Duquette plans to tender the arbitration-eligible Johnson a contract for 2014 worth between $8 million and $9 million dollars.
Duquette spoke of keeping the core of...
Miguel Gonzalez heads home to California on Sunday with a big smile on his face. During the season that’s about to end Gonzalez won 11 games and perhaps saved his best for last.
On Thursday night Gonzalez threw seven superb innings allowing just two hits and could have gone further if not for two errors behind him.
The Orioles’ 3-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays before 27498...
Steve Pearce drove in the go-ahead runs with a double in the eighth inning Saturday night and the Baltimore Orioles rallied to a 6-5 win over the Boston Red Sox, who clinched home-field advantage throughout the postseason earlier in the day.
Pearce's drive to the left field corner - his second double of the game - came off Franklin Morales and brought home Matt Wieters and Danny...
Baltimore Orioles star third baseman Manny Machado will seek a second opinion on his left knee injury and -- at this point -- does not plan to have surgery during the offseason reports MLB.com's Orioles beat writer Brittany Ghiroli. He expects to rest and rehab in preparation to return to action by Spring Training 2014 as we described on Tuesday.
Ghiroli reminds us that the...
Ryan Flaherty had two hits subbing for Chris Davis after baseball's home run champ left with a sprained wrist, and the Baltimore Orioles wrapped up their season Sunday with a 7-6 victory over the playoff-bound Boston Red Sox.
With Davis' season ending a couple of hours earlier than expected, Flaherty hit an RBI single in a five-run fifth and a run-scoring double when the...
The Orioles aren’t going to the playoffs. The Boston Red Sox are.
Earlier on Saturday night the Red Sox clinched the best record in the American League when Oakland lost at Seattle so the game didn’t mean much to Boston.
It did to the Orioles. Their 6-5 win before 36551 at Oriole Park guaranteed the Orioles the season series over the Red Sox.
“It's going to end up being...
Move over Ted Williams. Stand aside Cal Ripken Jr.
Make way for David Ortiz.
With a three-run homer in the eighth inning of the Red Sox’ 12-3 pounding of the Baltimore Orioles last night Ortiz joined Williams as the only players in franchise history to post seven 30-homer 100-RBI seasons. And for good measure the homer was the 431st of Ortiz’ career tying Orioles great Ripken...
The final series of the 2013 regular season...
First Pitch: Friday 7:05, Saturday 7:05, Sunday 1:35
Arms: Friday: Clay Buchholz, RHP (11-1, 1.60 ERA) vs. Scott Feldman, RHP (5-5, 3.57 ERA)
Saturday: Jon Lester, LHP (15-8, 3.67 ERA) vs. Wei-Yin Chen, LHP (7-7, 4.03 ERA)
Sunday: John Lackey, RHP (10-13, 3.52 ERA) vs. Chris Tillman, RHP (16-7, 3.62 ERA)
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The Red Sox open their final series of the season tonight against the Baltimore Orioles with a chance to clinch the best record in the AL and home field advantage. Ironically, they were the team that finished off the Red Sox epic collapse of 2011. No chance of them ruining our playoff hopes this years since...
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I never had use for Tampa. Took the kids to Busch Gardens once. It rained. Tampa was the place where Yankee prospects seemed to vanish in sinkholes, the city that couldn't stand a team being called the "Devil Rays" - you know, because it is a victory for Satan - which set a new record for pathetic-ness, even in Florida. And Tampa always tried to hate the Yankees, probably...