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With their starting rotation in a state of flux, the injury-plagued Baltimore Orioles are counting on Zach Britton to help provide some stability.
Britton is expected to be recalled from Triple-A Norfolk to make his season debut Tuesday night as the visiting Orioles take on the Minnesota Twins, who broke out in a big way during the opener of this four-game set.
After going 11-11 with a 4.61 ERA over 28 starts during his up-and-down rookie season, Britton has yet to take mound in the majors this year. The 24-year-old left-hander, who was on the disabled list last August with a strain in his throwing shoulder, still felt soreness in the spring and was placed on the DL with a shoulder impingement before opening day.
Activated June 6, Britton was sent to the minors, where he's been able to round into form. He threw seven scoreless innings during his last start Thursday and is looking forward to finally getting back to the big leagues.
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Miguel Gonzalez has been one of the many great stories that have happened in Baltimore this season and he could not have emerged at a better time. With the exception of Wei-Yin Chen the Orioles’ Ppening Day 5-man rotation is either in the minors or on the disabled list; Jason Hammel was placed on the 15 day DL and had surgery on a loose piece of cartilage...
Second baseman Robert Andino was placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Orioles and is expected to miss 3-4 weeks after suffering a left shoulder subluxation attempting to dive for a ball against Detroit on Sunday. The move is retroactive to July 16. Andino is hitting .230 with five home runs and 21 RBI in 79 games, and Steve Tolleson and Ryan Flaherty will share time in his...
J.J. Hardy is one of the players Baltimore manager Buck Showalter knows he can lean on when things get tough.
The Orioles are having a pretty hard time lately, and for one of the few times in Hardy's season and a half in Baltimore, the steady shortstop faltered in a big moment.
Hardy's throwing error in the seventh inning led to two runs that proved to be the difference...
MINNEAPOLIS Shortstop J.J. Hardy was a member of the Minnesota Twins team that opened Target Field by winning the American League Central in the ballpark's inaugural season.
Two years later, he has a chance to again be a key contributor on a playoff team, this time with the surprising Baltimore Orioles. Through Tuesday's game against his former Minnesota squad, Hardy and...
The Baltimore Orioles are currently searching for a way to make the playoffs for the first time since 1997. They are quickly running out options after a cruel twist of fate further crippled a pitching staff that was already teetering. The Orioles fell 4-0 to the Detroit Tigers, but the most crucial blow of the day came from off the field in the training room.
MINNEAPOLIS The last time Jim Thome came to Target Field, he was a member of the Philadelphia Phillies. At the time of that mid-June series, it appeared as if that was Thome's last visit to Minnesota.But the former Twins slugger was traded to Baltimore on June 30, and he returned to Target Field once again Monday as Minnesota hosts a four-game series with the Orioles this week...
Each week since the team's hot start this spring, analysts have talked about how whatever lay before the Baltimore Orioles was the next challenge. Sunday, the Orioles were hit with arguably their biggest challenge of the season. Right-hander Jason Hammel will miss about four weeks following Monday's scheduled arthroscopic surgery on his ailing right knee. Hammel has battled...
A piece of memorabilia that once was lost has now been found. Last month, Jim Thome hit his 607th career home run against the Twins at Target Field when he was still with the Phillies. The ball appeared to land in one of the flower pots above the wall in right-center field and was not recovered until the following day. Now, it is in Twins manager Ron Gardenhire’s possession. Thome...
The last time Jim Thome was at Target Field, the slugger hit his 607th career homer into the flower bed in right-center field while he was playing with the Phillies.
It took the Twins two days to find the ball buried underneath the flowers and the Phillies had left town by then. So Twins manager Ron Gardenhire has it enclosed in a clear case in his office and he had a playful message...
The Norfolk Tides mascot, RipTide took a pretty hard spill on his ATV on Sunday night as the Tides played host to the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs. (The Tides are the triple-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles) RipTide tried to make a quick powerslide on his ATV in right field, but the laws of physics did not agree with his attempt and it sent him flying face first into the dirt...
Taylor Teagarden #31 of the Baltimore Orioles gets hit with shaving cream from teammates after hitting the game winning home run to defeat the Detroit Tigers 8-6 in thirteen innings at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on July 14, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland.
(July 13, 2012 – Source: Rob Carr/Getty Images North America)
BALTIMORE (AP) — Taylor Teagarden ended his...
It's been nearly 11 months since the last time the Baltimore Orioles visited Minnesota, and that's probably just fine with the Twins.
Jim Thome's final game in a Twins uniform was the same day as the Orioles' last visit, but he's made frequent trips back to haunt Minnesota.
Losers of 10 of 14 overall, Thome and the Orioles look to get well Monday night when...
After Saturday’s thrilling win against the Detroit Tigers, things seem to have only gotten worse for the Orioles. They lost on Sunday, and figured their first stop on a weeklong road trip against the woeful Minnesota Twins might do some good.
Sadly, it would not go as planned. The Orioles were hoping for another good start from Chris Tillman and were optimistic in his abilities...
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