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The Baltimore Orioles have traded infielder Ty Kelly to the Seattle Mariners for outfielder Eric Thames in a minor league deal.
The 26-year-old Thames hit .295 with seven home runs and 33 RBIs at Triple-A Tacoma. He is on the disabled list with a cut on his left wrist.
Thames was designated for assignment on June 22 when the Mariners activated outfielder Franklin Gutierrez from the 60-day disabled list.
The 24-year-old Kelly hit .283 with 47 RBIs in 72 games for Double-A Bowie. He will report to Tacoma.
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The Baltimore Orioles have to be pretty happy. Last season's 93-win season was not a fluke. They just completed a three-game sweep of the New York Yankees. They are just 2.5 games out of first in the AL East and right in the thick of the wild card race.
There are many factors that play in to the team's success, one of them being the historic tear that first baseman Chris...
As the July 31 trade deadline approaches, the Baltimore
Orioles main priority will be adding a starting pitcher, according to DanConnolly of The Baltimore Sun.
Considering the way the O’s starting staff has performed
this season, this hardly qualifies as breaking news. Last year’s ace Jason Hammel has taken a step back, and Baltimore has been without its most
The Seattle Mariners might be wondering if it was such a good idea to put Dustin Ackley in center field after all. MLB.com's Jacob Thorpe reports that Ackley sprained his left thumb during Saturday night's loss against the Chicago Cubs when trying to make a diving catch in the outfield, forcing him to leave the game. Manager Eric Wedge did not think the injury was too serious...
Chris Davis has set a Baltimore Orioles record by hitting his 31st home run before the All-Star break.
Davis connected in the second inning against Yankees right-hander Hiroki Kuroda on Sunday night. It was the slugger's third home run in two games.
The previous franchise record for home runs before the All-Star break was 30, by Brady Anderson in 1996. That season, Anderson...
The Baltimore Orioles are clearly in the market for starting
pitching. What is yet to be determined is which rotation-bolstering arm they
will target this summer. Chicago Cubs starter Matt Garza looked to be on the O’s
periphery earlier this season, but Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports the team is
now interested in the right-hander.
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The Baltimore Orioles used their most potent weapon -- the long ball -- to complete a satisfying sweep of the New York Yankees.
Chris Davis set a franchise record by hitting his 31st home run before the All-Star break, and Manny Machado and Nate McLouth also connected in a 4-2 victory Sunday night.
The Orioles increased their major-league leading home run total to 115 with three...
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Chris Davis just keeps slugging. On Saturday the Orioles first basemen hit two home runs against the New York Yankees leading the team to a 11-3 victory.
Davis now has 30 home runs and 79 RBI on the season.
With just a modest July the 27-year-old Davis will top his previous career highs set last season.
At 46-36 the Orioles are 2.5...
Following Chris Davis' two-HR game on FOX's Baseball Night in America on Saturday, our Ken Rosenthal wrote on how the majors' leading slugger remains modest despite his power and success . On Sunday, the Orioles first baseman served up one tweeter an example of his powerful modesty.
With Davis' imposing stature and tape-measure bombs, questions of PED use are sure...
In the past I’ve written on a handful of occasions about how sometimes I like to just get lost playing with Barry Bonds‘ statistics. It’s not that I didn’t appreciate Bonds’ performances at the time — it’s that I think it can take years to appreciate what he did fully. One could make it his life’s pursuit to arrive at a true understanding and appreciation of Bonds’...
Our weekly trek around the minor league affiliates for the Seattle Mariners gives us two pitchers and a hitter on both ends of the spectrum in this installment of Three Up, Three Down.
Keith Allison Time for some more predictions for a few players that might have already surprised us. Domonic Brown is a great young player that is starting to really get it together. Raul Ibanez is not so young, but he's mashing it in Seattle. Jason Kipnis is red hot. How will they do the rest of the year??? Let's make a few bold predictions. Domonic Brown | PHIBrown...
It is up to Hiroki Kuroda (7-5, 2.77 ERA) to salvage a win from the series against Chris Tillman (9-2, 3.72 ERA) and the Orioles. Kuroda has been sharp as of late, posting a 2.53 ERA and holding hitters to a .200 batting average over his last three starts. He last faced the Orioles on May 22 and was abused for five runs and eight hits in just two innings.
Tillman ran into trouble...
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Britton has shown signs in two starts since being...
The Chicago Cubs are going to be wearing these throwback uniforms against the Seattle Mariners for their weekend series starting on June 29th. The jerseys are an updated version of their 1909 uniforms and they look pretty good. It’s always great when teams mix up their uniforms with some throwbacks.
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