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Lefty Tsuyoshi Wada has an injury to his left elbow and could be facing surgery. There was no specific terminology given to the injury, which Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter deemed "a problem" following Tuesday's 2-1 win over Toronto. Showalter stopped short of calling it a tear, but the issue is with the ligament in his
pitching elbow. It's an injury, Showalter said, that didn't appear in his initial physical
exam in the winter. Wada, 31, signed a two-year, $8 million contract in the winter, and was expected to vie
for a spot in the back end of the rotation or as a long reliever. Instead, he's facing the prospect of a season-ending injury before his season even
began. Regardless of the extent of the injury and the resulting action -- be it rest, rehab or
surgery -- the Orioles can write off Wada for at least the first half of the 2012 season. Even if healthy, there's no assurance Wada would be in the rotation at this poin...
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The former Rookie of the Year has left the O's minor league affiliate without permission, after reportedly disagreeing with management over his future role with the team.
Orioles pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada will get a second opinion on his ailing left elbow from orthopedist Dr. Lewis Yocum.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter says Wada was diagnosed with ligament damage after undergoing a magnetic resonance angiogram. The Japanese left-hander intends to visit Yocum to determine whether the ligament is severely torn and if surgery will be required.
Dontrelle Willis wants the baseball world to know he didn’t abandon his team. If anything, he and his agent are now saying that team is holding him "hostage." A day after reports surfaced that Willis had abruptly left Baltimore's Triple-A team without permission, Willis and his agent have fired back at the Orioles for putting the pitcher on the restricted list. Willis...
Matt Sosnick feels very strongly about the situation his client, Dontrelle Willis, currently finds himself in. Per Jerry Crasnick’s post on the Willis-Orioles drama at ESPN.com:
“I can’t imagine making this kind of deal over something so trivial. We’re talking about a minor league player that Baltimore has relatively no financial investment in whatsoever. It’s the dumbest...
When the Orioles traded Jeremy Guthrie for Jason Hammel (and Matt Lindstrom), I said " It's entirely possible that Hammel and Guthrie are similarly good pitcher... If the Hammel of old shows up in 2012, there's a good chance the Orioles will have actually upgraded their rotation." It's incredibly early, but so far the returns have been positive:
Jason Hammel pitched seven innings of four-hit ball, Wilson Betemit and Chris Davis homered, and the Baltimore Orioles blanked the Toronto Blue Jays 3-0 Wednesday night.
After limiting Toronto to one run on Tuesday, Baltimore became the first team this season to shut out the Blue Jays. The Orioles are 4-1 against Toronto after going 6-12 last year.
Hammel (3-0) struck out seven...
From the good folks at the Baltimore Orioles...
Orioles to celebrate Jackie Robinson Day at Camden Yards
In recognition of the 65th anniversary of Jackie Robinson becoming the first African-American player in Major League Baseball, the Orioles will honor a Jackie Robinson Foundation scholar in a special pre-game ceremony before their game Tuesday, April 24 against the ...
Wow, the Orioles are on one heck of a roll. For the second night, they beat the Toronto Blue Jays, this time shutting them down, 3-0.
Baltimore has won three in a row.
Jason Hammel – who has been a big-time revelation for Baltimore – had yet another impressive start, stifling the Blue Jays with seven shutout innings. Pedro Strop got the save, his second on the year, despite...