ORIOLES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Anderson on Mancini: "The guy can mash" - School of Roch

The Orioles expressed interest in outfielder Michael Saunders throughout the winter until the trade for Seth Smith lessened the urgency. They had a left-handed hitter for right field with a career .344 on-base percentage. Executive vice president Dan Duquette wants another player who bats from the left side, but he's ... Read More
Via MASN
8 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Prospects On Deck: Orioles Chance Sisco Is A Rising Star

Embed from Getty Images Chance Sisco graduated High School, then was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 2nd round (61st overall) of the 2013 June MLB draft. The 6’2″ catcher has risen through the system very quickly proving that he has a knack of putting the bat on the ball, while also hitting for average. In his first pro season, he started out with the organizations...
Via Legends On Deck
20 hours ago

A look at some positional rankings, plus other notes - Steve Melewski

Orioles closer Zach Britton is the top reliever in Major League Baseball. That was how ESPN's Buster Olney sized them up in his latest top 10 player and positional rankings. As great as Britton was in 2016, this was not a total slam dunk. Cleveland's Andrew Miller finished second, and ... Read More
Via MASN
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tillman offers advice to Givens regarding WBC - School of Roch

The Orioles are down to four players committed to play in the World Baseball Classic after outfielder Hyun Soo Kim reportedly withdrew his name from the South Korea roster. One of them received some advice from the staff ace during last week's minicamp in Sarasota. Chris Tillman, who lives about ... Read More
Via MASN
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

If The Orioles Move On From Mark Trumbo, It Won't Be Because Of A Draft Pick

The Orioles have done some unconventional things under Dan Duquette and Buck Showalter. Some of those things have produced tangible results, while some others may be best described as perplexing.One area in which Duquette has tried to gain an advantage involves draft picks. The Orioles have not been shy about signing qualifying offer players, which means they're tied to draft pick...
Via Camden Depot
23 hours ago

Orioles, Jose Bautista Have Been In Contact

Even though Orioles general manager Dan Duquette called free agent slugger Jose Bautista “a villain in Baltimore” at last month’s Winter Meetings, the executive has been in touch with the longtime Blue Jay’s camp this offseason, according to Jon Morosi of MLB Network (Twitter link). The degree of the Orioles’ interest in Bautista is unclear (FanRag’s Jon Heyman reported...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
1 day ago

Orioles stars Machado, Britton reach deals at over $11M each

BALTIMORE (AP) Orioles star infielder Manny Machado and ace closer Zach Britton have gotten hefty raises and will make more than $11 million each after reaching agreements on one-year deals. Both Baltimore players avoided salary arbitration with the moves Friday. They are eligible for free agency after the 2018 season. The 24-year-old Machado will get $11.5 million. He made $5...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

O's reportedly settle with Machado, Britton

The Orioles have avoided arbitration with two of their biggest stars, third baseman Manny Machado and closer Zach Britton, according to multiple reports Friday.
Via Orioles.com
3 days ago

Britton, O's reportedly settle on $11.4M deal

The Orioles have avoided arbitration with star closer Zach Britton, settling on an $11.4 million contract for 2017 before Friday's deadline, according to multiple reports. The club has not confirmed the deal.
Via Orioles.com
3 days ago

Tillman focused on now, not stressing future

Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman was at this week's minicamp, taking time -- despite not being part of the actual camp roster -- to watch some of the younger pitchers and check in with the team at the Ed Smith Stadium complex.
Via Orioles.com
3 days ago

Flaherty, McFarland agree to 1-year deals with Orioles

BALTIMORE (AP) Utility infielder Ryan Flaherty has agreed to a $1.8 million, one-year contract with the Baltimore Orioles, and left-hander T.J. McFarland accepted a $685,000, one-year deal. As part of Thursday's agreements, which avoided salary arbitration, each player would get a $50,000 bonus for making an All-Star roster or winning a Gold Glove. Flaherty made $1.5 million...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles Avoid Arbitration With Ryan Flaherty

The Orioles have avoided arbitration with infielder Ryan Flaherty, according to Dan Connolly of BaltimoreBaseball.com (via Twitter). He’ll earn $1.8MM and become the first arb-eligible Oriole to settle this year. Flaherty will take home just a shade more than the $1.7MM that MLBTR and contributor Matt Swartz projected. The 30-year-old made just 176 MLB plate appearances in 2016...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
4 days ago

WATCH: Jesus Liranzo throws at Orioles minicamp

Right-hander Jesus Liranzo throws a bullpen session at the Ed Smith Stadium complex during Orioles minicamp.
Via MASN
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Trumbo becoming less likely to re-sign with Orioles

A Mark Trumbo return to Camden Yards appears to be on life support. According to a report by Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports on Tuesday, the Baltimore Orioles have made “no movement” towards a deal with Trumbo and are “becoming less likely” to bring him back. The Orioles reportedly hit a snag last month in their negotiations with Trumbo, who led the MLB with 47 home runs last...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Logan Verrett and Joe Gunkel throw at Orioles minicamp

Right-handers Logan Verrett and Joe Gunkel throw off the mound at Orioles minicamp.
Via MASN
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jason Garcia and Branden Kline toss bullpen sessions at O's minicamp

Righties Jason Garcia and Branden Kline toss bullpen sessions at Orioles minicamp in Sarasota, Fla.
Via MASN
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners acquire Gallardo from Baltimore for Seth Smith

SEATTLE (AP) The Seattle Mariners acquired right-handed pitcher Yovani Gallardo from the Baltimore Orioles on Friday in exchange for outfielder Seth Smith. The Mariners will also receive cash considerations from the Orioles. The acquisition of another option for the pitching rotation was high on Seattle's list of needs before the start of spring training after the Mariners traded...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: A’s have reached out to Mark Trumbo

Weeks after missing out on a surprise target in Edwin Encarnacion, it looks like the Oakland Athletics are once again looking into a top-end free agent. According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, Oakland has reached out to American League home run champion Mark Trumbo. The level of interest is not known, but it continues what looks to be a surprise philosophy from the small-market...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Orioles have pulled offer to Mark Trumbo

The Baltimore Orioles’ negotiations with free agent Mark Trumbo have apparently stalled. Trumbo, who led the league with 47 home runs last season, is a free agent, and Baltimore would like to bring him back. But contract talks between both sides have stalled, according to MASN’s Roch Kubatko. Fans asking about Trumbo/#orioles: talks stalled. Offer off table. But same was...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 17, 2016  |  Discuss
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