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Orioles Introduce "Birdland Passport" Program
The Orioles today unveiled the BIRDLAND PASSPORT program, which will reward fans who visit Oriole Park at Camden Yards and the Orioles’ local minor league affiliates. All five minor league affiliates – the Norfolk Tides, Bowie Baysox, Frederick Keys, Delmarva Shorebirds and Aberdeen IronBirds – are participating in the program.
"The program is designed to encourage our fans to frequent not only Oriole Park at Camden Yards, but also all of our minor league affiliates’ ballparks, which are all within a short drive from Baltimore,” said Orioles Director of Communications GREG BADER. “Baseball is the most affordable sport and is the perfect family outing. We hope the Birdland Passport prompts fans to visit each of this region's great ballparks."
Fans can pick up a complimentary passport by signing up at the Fan Assistance Center in the Warehouse at Or...
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Vladimir Guerrero has signed a minor-league deal with the Toronto Blue Jays, according to a major league source.
Guerrero, 37, will go to extended spring training with the Jays and proceed from there. His deal, worth $1.3 million, will be prorated over his time spent in the majors.
Guerrero ultimately can serve as a designated hitter, with Edwin Encarnacion at first.
The Baltimore Orioles recalled starting pitcher Tommy Hunter from Triple-A Norfolk on Thursday and placed outfielder Endy Chavez on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained left oblique. Hunter, 25, is 2-1 with a 5.00 ERA in six starts this season. Chavez, 34, is batting .133 in 20 games for the Orioles this season. He signed a one-year contract as a free agent on December 20, 2011.
Nick Johnson needs a typical Nick Johnson season to secure his legacy. Not as an injury-prone first baseman — that’s his other legacy — but as an on-base machine. The 33-year-old left-handed hitter came into the year as one of fewer than 60 players in history [minimum 3,000 plate appearances] with a career OBP of .400 or better. Now with the Baltimore Orioles, Johnson was right...
That one word pretty much sums up that past road trip for the Orioles.
After taking their fourth consecutive L against division rival New York to start the 6 game trip, the frustration of being able to squeak out wins against lesser competition but never really being able to compete against powerhouses such as Boston and New York began to build in the minds of Orioles faithful...
David Laurila, curator of FanGraphs’ Q&A Series, talks to catcher Luis Exposito, who recently made his major-league debut with Baltimore not long after being DFA’d by Boston.
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The Orioles have announced new promotions to accompany the free MLB.com At the Ballpark application at Camden Yards during the 2012 season. At the Ballpark offers mobile check-in, social media, special offers, rewards and exclusive content for anyone with an Android or iOS device. Incentives for fans to "check-in" using At...
BALTIMORE (AP) -- The Orioles became the first AL team to open a game with three straight home runs, and Baltimore added two more long balls against Colby Lewis en route to a 6-5 victory over the Texas Rangers in a doubleheader opener Thursday.
Ryan Flaherty, J.J. Hardy and Nick Markakis began the bottom of the first inning with homers to give Baltimore a lead it would not relinquish...
Vladimir Guerrero has agreed to a minor league contract with the Toronto Blue Jays.
The deal was announced Thursday by the Blue Jays before a four-game series at Minnesota. General manager Alex Anthopoulos cautioned there's no guarantee the 37-year-old will join the big league team. Toronto will send him to extended spring training in Dunedin, Fla., and assess his condition...
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Wednesday night's game between the Texas Rangers and Baltimore Orioles has been postponed by rain.
The game was delayed for more than an hour before officials decided on the postponement. It will be made up as part of a single-admission doubleheader on Thursday beginning at 4:05 p.m. The second game will not start before 7:05, the starting time of Thursday...
The Orioles became the first AL team to open a game with three straight home runs, and Baltimore added two more long balls against Colby Lewis en route to a 6-5 victory over the Texas Rangers in a doubleheader opener Thursday.
Ryan Flaherty, J.J. Hardy and Nick Markakis began the bottom of the first inning with homers to give Baltimore a lead it would not relinquish. The previous...