Found May 11, 2014 on Sports Rumor Alert:
After placing Matt Wieters on the 15-day DL, the Baltimore Orioles were reminded how shallow they are at the catchers position. Wieters isn't eligible to play until the 26th of May and until then the Orioles have two catchers who don't have a lot of experience at the major league level. As Baltimore searches for an experienced backup to Wieters, they are currently listening to offers for reliever Troy Patton.By Keith Allison: Wikimedia CommonsPatton joined the Orioles organization in 2009 after departing from Houston in 2007. Through five years in Baltimore, he has a 3.04 ERA, has struck out 115 batters, walked 35, and has a WHIP of 1.152. He has pitched 157.2 innings in 138 appearances, just over one inning of work per game. Despite serving a 25-game suspension for a positive amphetamine test, he would be a solid addition to any bullpen. More importantly, the Orioles need a catcher with a good arm and dealing Patton would be a good start to negotiations.The Orioles have be...

Baltimore Orioles off to a solid start in May

Starter Wei-Yin Chen has been been consistent his last 5 starts The past few weeks, the Baltimore Orioles have been able to rocket past the New York Yankees in the AL East race and now hold a 1.5 game advantage on the Bronx Bombers. There are three main reasons the Orioles have been able to take a somewhat-comfortable lead in the East early on in May. 1. OF Nelson Cruz has continued...

Orioles Activate Chris Davis; Place Matt Wieters On DL With Calf Strain

BALTIMORE — The Orioles activated first baseman Chris Davis from the 15-day disabled list Sunday, a move that would have generated more enthusiasm in the Baltimore clubhouse if catcher Matt Wieters didn’t take his place on the DL with a right elbow strain. After spending the minimum time on the disabled list with a strained muscle near his left ribcage, Davis was in the starting...

Orioles place Matt Wieters on DL

GI After trying to play though the pain, Matt Wieters has finally ended up on the disabled list. The 27-year-old Wieters has been dealing with a strained right elbow for the last few weeks. He recently has been limited to designated hitter duties but the good news is that he not need surgery following a visit to Dr. James Andrews. Wieters and the Orioles believe the catcher could...

Orioles will make decision on Chris Davis today

The Baltimore Orioles defeated the Houston Astros on Saturday night by the score of 5-4. The 10-inning win improved the Orioles to 20-14, first in the American League East.  More important than the win was the fact that Chris Davis was back from his rehab game at Double-A Bowie and now a decision has to be made on him, since he's eligible to come off the disabled list today...

Chris Davis back, Matt Wieters to DL

The Baltimore Orioles made a pair of roster moves Sunday, activating star first baseman Chris Davis from the 15-day disabled list and placing catcher Matt Wieters on the DL. Davis, who spent the minimum time sidelined with a strained left side, was in the starting lineup and batting third Sunday against the Houston Astros. Although the Orioles got back Davis, they lost Wieters...

Orioles' Henry Urrutia out 6-8 weeks (hernia surgery)

After a rough start to his Triple-A season, Baltimore Orioles prospect Henry Urrutia has been diagnosed with a sports hernia. He will have surgery to repair the damage on Tuesday, May 13, and the Orioles expect him to miss 6-8 weeks while he recovers. Two Orioles beat writers, Dan Connelly of the Baltimore Sun and Roch Kubatko of MASN, have confirmed the news.Henry Urrutia will...

Orioles' Chris Davis nearing rehab assignment

The Baltimore Orioles edged the Houston Astros on Friday by the score of 4-3. The win improved the Orioles to 19-14 to keep a slim lead over the New York Yankees in the American League East. The Orioles received a good report on first baseman Chris Davis, who is recovering from an oblique injury.#488934777 / gettyimages.comAs reported by Roch Kubatko at, Davis looked...

Orioles place Matt Wieters on DL and activate Chris Davis

The Baltimore Orioles wrap up a weekend series against the Houston Astros at Camden Yards this afternoon. At 20-14, the Orioles hold a one and a half game lead over the New York Yankees in the American League East. Prior to the game, the Orioles made announcements on first baseman  Chris Davis and catcher Matt Wieters.#488713061 / reported that Chris Davis...

After Hunter blows save, Clevenger keeps streak alive with walk-off double in 5-4 win vs. Astros

Following a 55-minute rain delay that they probably shouldn't have had to endure Saturday night, the Orioles had new life against the Houston Astros. Closer Tommy Hunter had just blown a one-run lead in the top of the ninth inning before a downpour descended on Camden Yards. But when the clouds moved out, the Orioles rallied with two outs in the ninth to force the game into...

Orioles edge Astros, 4-3, for 4th straight victory

It didn't happen immediately, but Orioles left-hander Wei-Yin Chen slowly is emerging as the pitcher who excelled for the club in its surprising 2012 playoff run. That could be a huge development for a team that sits alone, at least for now, atop the American League East standings. Chen tied a season high with seven strong innings Friday night as the Orioles beat the Houston...

Torii Hunter Threatens To Whoop Bud Norris’ Ass

After Detroit Tigers OF Torii Hunter was plunked by a pitch from Baltimore Orioles’ Bud Norris, he had some choice words for Norris. Good thing baseball fights don’t escalate too quickly. Norris was tossed from the game. [Guyism] The post Torii Hunter Threatens To Whoop Bud Norris’ Ass appeared first on Diehardsport.

J.J. Hardy Lays Out To Rob Miguel Cabrera

Video: JJ damn near planks to catch this one

Torii Hunter threatens to open a can of whup ass on Bud Norris

Porcello wins fifth straight, Tigers defeat Orioles 4-1

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Rick Porcello won his fifth straight start, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-1 Monday night in a duel between AL division leaders that included a bench-clearing fray. After Ian Kinsler's two-run homer in the eighth made it 4-1, Orioles starter Bud Norris hit Torii Hunter in the ribcage with a pitch. Hunter yelled at Norris, and as he made...

Series Preview: Orioles (18-14) – Astros (11-24)

Photo: Game 1: Wei-Yin Chen (3-2, 4.24 ERA) v. Scott Feldman (2-1, 1.69 ERA) Game 2: Miguel Gonzalez (1-3, 5.28 ERA) v. Collin McHugh (2-1, 2.79 ERA) Game 3: Chris Tillman (3-1, 3.80 ERA)  v. Jarred Cosart (1-3, 4.50 ERA)   The Orioles come back to Baltimore after completing their first three-game sweep of the season. The sweep against the Tampa Bay Rays...
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