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The Baltimore Orioles have gotten little from the DH spot this season. With baseball’s July 31 trade deadline just days away the Orioles are scouting players who could help add production to that spot in their lineup. One name that the Orioles have begun discussions on is former American League MVP Justin Morneau. The team has also reportedly been scouting Mariners players Kendry Morales and Raul Ibanez. While Morneau has some hardware for being an offensive star it has been years since he has played at that level. The pop has left the now 32-year-old’s bat. If there is any benefit to Morneau it is the $6 owed to him would make him a fairly inexpensive acquisition via the trade market. Morneau is batting just .267/.327/.401 with eight homers and 53 RBI this season.

Twins Sunday: Brian Dozier day-to-day after leaving early in loss

Another rough start for rookie Kyle Gibson wasn't the Twins' only loss Sunday. Brian Dozier left Minnesota's 6-4, series-closing defeat at Seattle before the bottom of the sixth inning, citing pain in his lower back. He told reporters afterward he hopes to play when the Twins return home Tuesday, but manager Ron Gardenhire said they'd be careful with their starting...

Twins release pitcher Rich Harden

Rich Harden has asked for and been granted his release from the Minnesota Twins. Harden, 31, is still rehabbing from shoulder surgery and has not pitched at any level since 2011. Reports on Harden’s rehab this season have not been encouraging. When Harden last pitched he made 15 starts for Oakland compiling a 5.12 ERA and 1.43 WHIP.

O's' Adam Jones gets pie times two

Two home runs, both opposite-field shots, in one game, a big win over a division rival -- that's something to be celebrated in a special way. That's just what the Baltimore Orioles did for Adam Jones on Friday after he clubbed a pair of homers to right field in a 6-0 win over the Boston Red Sox . Two "pies" to the face during the All-Star center fielder's...

Joe Mauer Takes Paternity Leave; Will Miss Weekend Series

The Minnesota Twins will be without their All-Star catcher this weekend as he and his wife, Maddie, welcomed twin baby girls on Tuesday. Under the MLB rules Mauer is allowed three days of paternity leave, which he ran out of yesterday after missing games Tuesday-Friday, but to provide extra time the Twins have placed Mauer on the restricted list. The restricted list allows the team...

Video: David Ortiz destroys dugout phone after ejection

Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz destroyed the dugout phone on Saturday night when he returned to the dugout after he had thought he earned his third walk of the evening with a 7-2 lead on the Baltimore Orioles in the seventh inning. The home plate umpire ruled the 3-0 pitch a ball even though Ortiz was headed towards first base. Ortiz eventually struck out and had words with the home...

Orioles bolster bullpen with acquisition of KRod

Francisco Rodriguez pitched for the Orioles for the first time on Thursday night. Rodriguez allowed a home run to Kansas City’s Billy Butler. It was his second night in an Orioles uniform after he was traded from Milwaukee on Tuesday night. “I know I was going to get traded. The Orioles were a surprise. There were a lot of teams I was linked with. Baltimore wasn’t one of them”...

Colabello's first big league home run wins it for Twins

It took a while but the Twins took down King Felix and his court on Friday. First they ruined his shutout bid with Trevor Plouffe’s pinch-hit RBI single in the ninth. Then they outlasted the Mariners in extra innings as Chris Colabello’s two run homer in the 13th gave the Twins a 3-2 victory. It couldn’t have been a better spot for Colabello’s first major league home run...

Tillman terrific in Orioles' 6-0 win over Red Sox

Chris Tillman has become the pitcher the Orioles can depend on. Tillman worked seven exceptional innings allowing just two hits and winning his 13th game of the season. His great outing enabled the Orioles to break their three-game losing streak with a 6-0 win over the Boston Red Sox before 39063 at Oriole Park on Friday night. The Orioles (58-46) had been held to six runs in their...

O’s Adam Jones Receives Two Pies To The Face For His Two Home Runs

Orioles’ center fielder Adam Jones hits 2 home runs on Friday night to lead his team to a 6-0 victory over the Red Sox, and he received two congratulatory pies to the face as a thank you. The shaving cream pies were hand delivered by first base coach Wayne Kirby and hitting coach Jim Presley. A good time was had by all. [FOX SPORTS] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports

Orioles: Poised for big move?

It’s difficult to say for certain what the Orioles are trying to accomplish in the trade market but one thing seems clear: Even after adding right-handed starter Scott Feldman and reliever Francisco Rodriguez they want to do something big. The Orioles’ targets according to major-league sources include Chicago White Sox right-hander Jake Peavy Minnesota Twins first baseman Justin...

Royals-Twins Preview

Enjoying their longest win streak of the season, the Kansas City Royals have a chance to celebrate moving over the .500 mark Tuesday night. Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire is expecting to receive celebratory cigars for a different reason. Gardenhire's Twins expect to have Joe Mauer back from paternity leave when they seek to end the visiting Royals' six-game run...

Power Outage - Should Sox be concerned?

By the time Orioles pitcher Chris Tillman strode to the mound last night at Camden Yards and fired his first pitch toward home plate, the Red Sox were clinging to a threadbare half-game lead over the Tampa Bay Rays in the American League East. When the game ended some two-and-a-half hours later, Baltimore reliever Jim Johnson had given up one hit – one of only four the Sox...

All's quiet for now

There doesn't appear to be much happening on the trade deadline front quite yet today, though of course that's always subject to change at a moment's notice. For now, check out Jayson Stark's column from yesterday in which he relays that the Pirates may not be as interested in Alex Rios as people think, and that he's heard that the Pirates have inquired in on...
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