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Orioles-Rays game rained out, makeup date not announced

The Orioles’ game with the Tampa Bay Rays was called because of rain. The announcement was made about 5:20 p.m. No makeup date has been announced. The teams will play their regularly scheduled game on Wednesday at 12:35 p.m. Miguel Gonzalez will pitch against Jake Odorizzi. That was the scheduled matchup for Tuesday. Manager Buck Showalter doesn’t want to hear any complaints...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wei-Yin Chen starts strong, offense wakes up in Orioles' 7-1 win over Rays

In the eyes of Orioles manager Buck Showalter, left-hander Wei-Yin Chen battled some tough luck in his first two starts of the season. He pitched well enough to win, his skipper said, but was victimized by seeing-eye hits that led to some early exits. After allowing nearly two hits an inning in those starts, Chen set the tone early against the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night at Camden...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles' Manny Machado closing in on a return to action

After months of rehabilitation, one final test stands in the way of Manny Machado and a return to the playing field. On Tuesday, the Baltimore phenom will cut the bases while running 180-foot sprints at the Orioles minor league complex in Sarasota, Florida.“The only thing he hasn’t done yet is cut the bases,” manager Buck Showalter said. “That’s kind where he got a little...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles continue to cut it close with win over Blue Jays

The Orioles have only scored two runs in 21 innings against the Blue Jays, but Saturday night’s 2-1 victory at Oriole Park had the heady feel of one of those extra-inning wins that made 2012 such a magical year and the O’s still have a chance to win the series if they can muster some offense against Jays left-hander Mark Buehrle. David Lough eventually delivered a game-winning...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles break through with 20 hits in 14-5 win over the Yankees

Inside the visiting clubhouse at Yankee Stadium, there might have been some relief that the Orioles' vaunted offense finally put together a game to be proud of in their 14-5 drubbing of the Yankees on Tuesday afternoon, but the Orioles didn't put any greater value on this much-needed victory than any other. “It's a 162-game season,” said center fielder Adam Jones...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy nearing return to starting lineup

Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy is out of the starting lineup for the third straight game, but manager Buck Showalter indicated he’s close to returning from nagging back spasms. Showalter indicated that Hardy could be an option off the bench for today’s game against the New York Yankees in The Bronx. “A lot better, much more available,” Showalter said. “I’m optimistic...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Hardy sits with back spasms, may return Saturday

Shortstop J.J. Hardy was not in Friday's starting lineup, as he's dealing with "light lower back spasms" and was held out for precautionary reasons. "[We just] had a lot of things with the flight, the sleep, the weather, we didn't want it to turn into something else," manager Buck Showalter said of Hardy, who arrived in Detroit along with the rest...
Via Pro Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles' Nick Markakis (neck) questionable for Opening Day

Baltimore Orioles Gold Glove right fielder Nick Markakis has been dealing with a herniated disk for over a year, with sporadic flare-ups this spring.  It hasn't improved as much as manager Buck Showalter would like, tweets Roch Kubatko of MASN, so Showalter is making contingency plans.Buck unsure about Markakis tomorrow. Has 2 lineups ready #Orioles— Roch Kubatko (@masnRoch...
Via Sports Injury Alert
18 days ago  |  1 Comment

Knowing the competition: Baltimore Orioles

Chris Davis hit 7 home runs against the Yankees in 2013, on his way to a career high total of 53. (Photo courtesy of cbssports.com) Threat Level: 8 Buck Showalter has ushered in a new era of Baltimore Orioles baseball. With his mastery managing skills, he has made the O’s competitive again. Yeah, he also took over at a time when the Orioles, as a franchise, were grooming good,...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
19 days ago  |  1 Comment

Baltimore Orioles: 2014 Season Preview

Standing O Sports is previewing all 30 Major League teams’ seasons, division by division, team by team. Up next in the American League East is the Baltimore Orioles. What Happened Last Season: Looking to build on the success of a 2012 squad that ended the franchise’s 14 year losing streak, the 2013 version of the Baltimore Orioles fell just short of expectations, finishing 85...
Via Standing O Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Nolan Reimold to open season on 15-day disabled list

Orioles outfielder Nolan Reimold will open the season on the 15-day disabled list, manager Buck Showalter said Wednesday evening. Reimold, who has been limited to 56 games over the past two seasons because of multiple neck fusion surgeries, still can’t play the outfield comfortably and has struggled to look up for fly balls. “We’re just trying to get him all the way healthy...
Via Pro Sports Daily
22 days ago  |  1 Comment

Orioles confident of return to playoffs in 2014

BALTIMORE (AP) The transformation of the Baltimore Orioles clubhouse under manager Buck Showalter is complete.
Via FOXSports.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Machado gets good news from surgeon

About forty-five minutes before Thursday night’s game, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said that the team hadn’t heard anything about Manny Machado’s exam in Los Angeles with his surgeon, Dr. Neal ElAttrache. Machado left Sarasota early on Thursday and was scheduled to fly back overnight. Meanwhile Dr. ElAttrache told ESPN.com: “He looks better every time I see him,"...
Via Pro Sports Daily
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Three key questions for the Baltimore Orioles

Orioles fans probably have a lot of questions about their team going into the 2014 season. Can they break through to the promised land once again? Will Buck Showalter’s magic continue for another season? Will the Orioles struggle without closer Jim Johnson in the fold? All of these questions are worthy of being asked, but they’re not the three key questions for this Orioles team...
Via The Outside Corner
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles name their Opening Day starter

Baltimore Orioles’ manager Buck Showalter announced this afternoon that Chris Tillman will start Opening Day against the Boston Red Sox on March 31. “It’s a reward,” said Buck Showalter. A reward for Tillman’s breakout 2013 season when he went 16-7 with a 3.71 ERA. The 25-year-old from Southern California will become the club’s fifth Opening Day starter in five years...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Rain washes out Twins-Orioles game

SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Baltimore Orioles had two games scheduled for Monday -- and didn't play a single inning. Hours after rain canceled Baltimore's 1 o'clock game against Philadelphia in Clearwater, the 7 p.m. game between the Twins and Orioles was washed out. The second game was called off not long after Orioles manager Buck Showalter selected Chris Tillman to be his...
Via Fox Sports North
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles’ Chris Tillman Named Opening Day Starter Against Red Sox

After a breakout 2013 season, right-hander Chris Tillman has been named the Opening Day starter, Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter announced Monday. Buck Showalter announces RHP Chris Tillman as the #OpeningDay starter! #Birdland http://t.co/4Sg3mX1utj— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) March 17, 2014 Tillman will take the mound against the world champion Boston Red Sox on March...
Via NESN.com
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles' prospect gets lesson on Frank Robinson

Josh Hart needed a history lesson at spring training. The outfielder, selected 37th overall in last June's amateur draft, was visiting Baltimore's major league spring training camp on Monday when manager Buck Showalter introduced him to Hall of Famer Frank Robinson. Showalter asked Hart if he knew who Robinson was. The 19-year-old did not. Showalter has embraced Orioles...
Via AP on Fox
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Gotta Love Buck Showalter

The New York Mets were roasted during their first year at Citi Field because the new stadium showed more a Brooklyn Dodgers feel than that of the Mets. That never would have happened had Buck Showalter been running the show. Showalter, who is cut from the original old school cloth, gets it when honoring the game’s past. Frank Robinson was in Orioles’ camp Monday and Showalter...
Via New York Mets Report
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Buck Showalter Assigned An Orioles Prospect A Report On Frank Robinson

Perhaps Buck Showalter’s smartest move since becoming manager of the Orioles has been incorporating successful players from the team’s past into the MLB…
Via Busted Coverage
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles Manager Buck Showalter Makes Prospect Write Essay On Frank Robinson

Baltimore Orioles prospect Josh Hart skipped college to jump straight to the minors, but his days of homework assignments aren’t over just yet. In addition to the typical workouts and drills, Orioles manager Buck Showalter has assigned Hart a one-page essay on O’s great Frank Robinson after the 19-year-old said Monday he’d never heard of the Hall of Famer. From The Baltimore...
Via NESN.com
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

O’s prospect given homework after not knowing Frank Robinson

It’s hard to believe that a prospect in the Baltimore Orioles system did not know who Frank Robinson is, but alas that is the case for Josh Hart. Robinson came to speak to the Orioles on Monday and when Hart admitted to Buck Showalter that he did not know who Frank Robinson was he was given a homework assignment. Showalter requested a one-page paper on Robinson. Buck asked O'...
Via Tireball.com
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Buck Showalter makes prospect write report on Frank Robinson

This is outstanding. Please, never change Buck Showalter. The "Frank" referenced above would be legendary Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, who is the only player in MLB history to win an MVP in both the National League (1961, Reds) and American League (1966, Orioles -- a season in which he won the triple crown). Not only that, but Frank hit .294/.389/.537 (154 OP+) in his...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Buck Showalter makes prospect write essay about Frank Robinson

Buck asked O's farmhand Josh Hart if he knew who Frank was. He didnt, so Buck told him he wanted a one-page report on him by tmrw. #Orioles— Eduardo A. Encina (@EddieInTheYard) February 24, 2014Baltimore Orioles prospect Josh Hart had some homework to do Monday night after admitting he didn't know who Frank Robinson was.Robinson, a member of the National Baseball Hall of...
Via Bush League Chronicle
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Buck Showalter asks prospect who didn’t recognize Frank Robinson to write paper on him

Frank Robinson’s status as one of the greatest players in Major League Baseball history safe and secure. The 1982 inductee into the Baseball Hall of Fame has a Rookie of the Year Award, World Series MVP, Triple Crown, and the distinction of being the only player to win the regular season MVP in both leagues […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

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