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Baltimore Orioles pitcher Daniel McCutchen has been suspended for 50 games under baseball's minor league drug program following a positive test for Methenolone and a metabolite of Trenbolone.
The 30-year-old right-hander has made one appearance this season for Triple-A Norfolk of the International League, allowing four runs, three hits and two walks in 1 1/3 innings of an 11-2 loss to Durham on Friday night.
McCutchen was 8-11 with a 4.77 ERA in 15 starts and 103 relief appearances for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 2009-12. He agreed to a minor league contract with the Orioles in November.
The suspension, announced Saturday, raised the total this year under the minor league program to 12.
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The Baltimore Orioles decided to invite the Ravens to their opening day game on Friday. No one from the Ravens’ organization showed up due to conflicts of their schedule.
“Due to conflicts of schedule and prior commitments for each person, unfortunately, today didn’t work out,” Ravens spokesman Patrick Gleason said in an email to the Baltimore Sun. “It was determined...
Baltimore Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts was injured
during Thursday’s contest against the Tampa Bay Rays. The veteran had to be
assisted off the field, and fans prepared for the worst-possible news
considering Roberts’ lengthy injury history. Dan Connolly of The Baltimore Sun
announced yesterday that Roberts was diagnosed with a ruptured tendon in the
back of his...
AL BEast Notebook – April 6
Orioles games have become must-watch TV with the way first baseman Chris Davis has been hitting. Much has been said already but here are some things that stick out to me.
- Only two other players in history have hit a home run and had three runs batted in four straight games: Lou Gehrig and Bill Dickey (75 years ago). They both did it five in a row....
BALTIMORE, April 5 — Baltimore Orioles slugger Chris Davis is on top of his game early into the 2013 season.
On Friday he became just the fourth player in major league history to hit a homerun in his first four games of the season.
In the Orioles 9-5 victory over Minnesota , Davis tallied a grand slam and five total RBIs.
He joins an exclusive club that also includes the late...
The Baltimore Orioles were the darlings of Major League Baseball last season after moving out of the cellar to the post season for the first time in years. Four games into the '13 season they are 3-1 giving fans every reason to think last season was not a fluke (although there are 158 games left to play...).
If Chris Davis can keep it up the Orioles should be able to contend...
Chris Davis had a breakout season for the Baltimore Orioles in 2012, but perhaps no one expected this kind of start to 2013.
After homering for a fourth consecutive game, Davis looks to stay hot while helping Baltimore earn a third straight victory Saturday night as it continues this set with the visiting Minnesota Twins.
Davis hit .270 while setting career highs in home runs ...
The Baltimore Orioles' Chris Davis is having an historical start to the season. He's homered in 4 straight games and has knocked in 16 runs. That's redonkculous!Teams Davis Has Out-Homered:*Phillies*Pirates*Tigers*Rays*Red Sox*Twins*Rangers*Cubs*Dodgers*Giants*Marlins*Royals*Astros*PadresTeams Davis Has Out-RBI'd:*Phillies*Pirates*Tigers*Rangers*White Sox*Indians...
Chris Davis extended his torrid start with a grand slam and five run batted ins, and the Baltimore Orioles used a five-run eighth inning to beat Minnesota 9-5 Friday in their home opener., http://juicedsportsblog.com/sports-news/news/os-davis-make-history-with-slam-vs-twins
The Orioles scored 20 runs in their 2-1 series victory over the Rays this week. Chris Davis drove in 11 himself and scored four more. His .971 wOBA — 7-for-11, three home runs, three doubles, a walk and a hit by pitch in 13 plate appearances — through the season’s first three games gives him the league lead (Tyler Flowers‘s .816 checks in at second place).
Davis now has 10...
After dominating baseball's opening week with his offense, Chris Davis made a costly mistake on defense in the Baltimore Orioles' loss to the Minnesota Twins on Saturday.
Davis and Baltimore will try to bounce back to take Sunday's finale from the Twins, who must rely on spot starter Pedro Hernandez because of an injury.
Davis had spent his first four games lighting...
Aaron Hicks ended an 0-for-13 skid with a tiebreaking RBI single in a two-run seventh inning, rallying the Minnesota Twins past the Baltimore Orioles 4-3 on Sunday.
J.J. Hardy homered for the Orioles, who dropped the final two games of the weekend set. It was their first series loss to the Twins since July 2010.
Trailing 3-2, the Twins started their comeback when Jason Hammel ...
Once the pomp and circumstance of the Red Sox’ home opener is completed on Monday afternoon, there is a game to be played between the local nine and the defending AL Wild Card Champion Baltimore Orioles. The matinee is…