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Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy likely to begin season on DL

  Baltimore Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy will likely begin the season on the disabled list because of a strained left shoulder. Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Monday that he was optimistic that Hardy wouldn't miss much time. The three-time Gold Glove shortstop was hurt Friday when he collided with second baseman Jonathan Schoop while diving for a ground ball. Everth Cabrera...
Via AP on Fox
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Longoria homers as Rays and Orioles finish in a 10-inning tie

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) -- Evan Longoria hit his third homer of the spring and drove two runs as the Tampa Bay Rays and Baltimore Orioles played to a 6-6 tie in 10 innings Monday. Alejandro De Aza had two RBIs for Baltimore. For the second time in three days, Orioles manager Buck Showalter used a minor league pitcher against an American League East opponent. Zach Davies started...
Via AP on Fox
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Orioles shortstop Hardy likely to begin season on DL

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) Baltimore Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy will likely begin the season on the disabled list because of a strained left shoulder. Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Monday that he was optimistic that Hardy wouldn't miss much time. The three-time Gold Glove shortstop was hurt Friday when he collided with second baseman Jonathan Schoop while diving for a ground...
Via AP on Fox
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Orioles and Rays play to 6-6, 10-inning tie

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) Evan Longoria hit his third homer of the spring and drove two runs as the Tampa Bay Rays and Baltimore Orioles played to a 6-6 tie in 10 innings Monday. Alejandro De Aza had two RBIs for Baltimore. For the second time in three days, Orioles manager Buck Showalter used a minor league pitcher against an American League East opponent. Zach Davies started instead...
Via AP on Fox
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Orioles rely on pitching in bid to repeat as AL East champs

BALTIMORE (AP) For the first time in 17 years, the Baltimore Orioles open a new baseball season as defending AL East champions. The Orioles can only hope for better results than in 1998, when they followed a wire-to-wire run to the division crown with a 79-83 flop - launching a franchise-record run of 14 straight losing seasons. Although Baltimore lost slugger Nelson Cruz, Gold...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Bold Predictions for the Orioles’ 2015 Season

" width="594" height="436" title="">Credit: Cliff McBride / Getty Images North America   We are fast approaching the final two weeks of Spring Training. On April 6, the Orioles will open their season against the Rays as the much discounted defending AL East champs. There are many writing off the Orioles hopes to be the last team standing in the always competitive division. The...
Via Baseball Essential
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Wieters Could Begin Orioles’ Season On DL After Tommy John Surgery

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Baltimore Orioles catcher Matt Wieters, who underwent Tommy John surgery last June, is “unlikely” to begin the season with the team, manager Buck Showalter said. Wieters played catcher for the first time Tuesday and reported no ill effects after the game. However, on Wednesday, the Orioles shut him down from catching for at least a week. Showalter said...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles C Wieters 'unlikely' to be on roster for season opener

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Baltimore Orioles catcher Matt Wieters, who underwent Tommy John surgery last June, is ''unlikely'' to begin the season with the team, manager Buck Showalter said. Wieters played catcher for the first time on Tuesday and reported no ill effects after the game. However on Wednesday, the Orioles shut him down from catching for at least a week. Showalter said that...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Wieters could start season on disabled list

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Baltimore Orioles catcher Matt Wieters, who underwent Tommy John surgery last June, is ''unlikely'' to begin the season with the team, manager Buck Showalter said. Wieters played catcher for the first time on Tuesday and reported no ill effects after the game. However on Wednesday, the Orioles shut him down from catching for at least a week. Showalter said...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Quick Hits: Wieters, Ellsbury sidelined

Orioles C Matt Wieters won't catch for about a week due to tendinitis in his surgically-repaired right elbow. Wieters' Opening Day status is in question, as manager Buck Showalter said he probably won't DH Wieters to start the season, according to MASNSports.com. Showalter said that the O's expected Wieters to experience this at some point, and let's hope it doesn't interfere too...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles C Wieters pulled from lineup with elbow tendinitis

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Baltimore catcher Matt Wieters has elbow tendinitis following his return from Tommy John surgery and won't play until at least Sunday. The three-time All-Star caught six innings Tuesday against Minnesota in his first game behind the plate since elbow surgery June 17. He is 0 for 23 at the plate in spring training. ''The big day for us was coming into today,''...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Baltimore Orioles Season Preview

One of the biggest overachieving teams in 2014 was the Baltimore Orioles. A lot of credit has to go to manager Buck Showalter, who I think is without a doubt the best manager in baseball right now. Ninety-six wins is very tough to top, or even match. In fact, I do not have a single team winning any more than 95 games this season. Add in the loss of free agents Nelson Cruz (.271,...
Via Baseball Essential
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles open spring schedule Tuesday without some regulars

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) The Baltimore Orioles are five weeks away from playing their first regular season game - and that's probably a good thing for them. They have 34 Grapefruit League games beginning on Tuesday against the Detroit Tigers in Lakeland, Florida, and many of the Orioles regulars - Chris Davis, J.J. Hardy, Adam Jones, Manny Machado, Steve Pearce and Matt Wieters - won...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles: Spring Training updates

Spring Training is underway for the Baltimore Orioles in Sarasota, Florida as the team begins their chase for a second consecutive playoff berth. Buck Showalter’s squad has undergone many changes since last year’s Spring Training, but are still primed for a run at October. In Sarasota, the team has already gone through its first full-squad workout, and the first Grapefruit League...
Via isportsweb.com
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

ESPN’s ‘Great Analytics Ranking’ ***** All Over The Redskins

The Worldwide Leader unveiled a rather cool feature yesterday, The Great Analytics Rankings, sorting all 122 NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL teams by “the strength of each franchise’s analytics staff, its buy-in from execs and coaches, its investment in biometric data and how much its approach is predicated on analytics.” I don’t know what biometric data is, but this is interesting...
Via Mr. Irrelevant
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles nearing deal with infielder Everth Cabrera

On the day before pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to Spring Training in Sarasota, the Baltimore Orioles are close to reaching a one-year deal with former All-Star infielder Everth Cabrera, a six-year veteran who has spent his entire career with the San Diego Padres. The deal should be worth around 2.4 million when completed. Cabrera can play both middle infield positions...
Via isportsweb.com
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

When will the Baltimore Orioles make their move?

The Orioles were swept by the Royals in the 2014 ALCS It is roughly three months after the Baltimore Orioles crashed out of the ALCS in four games, and as the team prepares for Spring Training, there are more questions than answers. It would be harsh to say there is a crisis on hand, but at this point in time the outlook for the 2015 season looks grim, especially for a team that...
Via isportsweb.com
February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Orioles manager to meet with free agent Colby Rasmus

getty images Orioles manager Buck Showalter will meet with free agent outfielder Colby Rasmus in the coming days. Showalter will meet the 29-year-old Rasmus in Alabama in hopes of convincing him to accept a one-year offer from the club. Throughout his career Rasmus has shown flashes of production but has struggled to be consistent. His best season came in 2013 with the Blue Jays...
Via Tireball.com
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Showalter: Chris Davis gets nod from MLB to use Adderall

  Orioles manager Buck Showalter says Chris Davis will be allowed to use Adderall next season after the first baseman received a 25-game suspension this year for using the drug. Speaking to reporters at a holiday party Tuesday, Showalter said Davis told him he has received a therapeutic use exemption for Adderall in 2015. Major League Baseball suspended Davis for 25 games on Sept...
Via AP on Fox
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Showalter: Davis gets nod from MLB to use Adderall

BALTIMORE (AP) Orioles manager Buck Showalter says Chris Davis will be allowed to use Adderall next season after the first baseman received a 25-game suspension this year for using the drug. Speaking to reporters at a holiday party Tuesday, Showalter said Davis told him he has received a therapeutic use exemption for Adderall in 2015. Major League Baseball suspended Davis for 25...
Via AP on Fox
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles rumors: Winter Meetings and the Rule 5 Draft

The Winter Meetings are underway in San Diego, California, and a few blockbuster contracts have already been signed. Most notably, former Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester is now a member of the Chicago Cubs, something that very few Orioles fans will complain about. Lester’s signing opens up the rest of the pitching market, as the Orioles narrow in on a few targets. Despite having been...
Via isportsweb.com
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Showalter counting on Chris Davis for good year

SAN DIEGO (AP) Buck Showalter is counting on Chris Davis to bounce back next year. The Baltimore Orioles manager will have to wait until the second game of the season, April 7 at Tampa Bay, to pencil his slugger into the lineup. Davis has one game left to serve in a 25-game suspension imposed in September following a positive test for Adderall, a banned amphetamine. ''He is doing...
Via AP on Fox
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Buck Showalter’s 10-Year Plan And Life’s Crossroads

Orioles manager Buck Showalter's third AL Manager of the Year Award prompts thoughts on a writer's journey. The post Buck Showalter’s 10-Year Plan And Life’s Crossroads appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Hop Aboard the Buck Truck

Years that end in “4” seem to be the years when Buck Showalter gets the absolute best out of his teams, and 2014 was no different as Showalter won his third American League manager of the year award with his third team. Before this year’s triumph with the Baltimore Orioles, Showalter had snagged the prize in the strike-shortened 1994 season with the New York Yankees as well...
Via Baseball Essential
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Showalter, Williams Win Manager of Year Awards, Collins Gets A Vote

Baltimore’s Buck Showalter and Washington’s Matt Williams were respectively named AL and NL Manager of the Year for 2014. Showalter, a three time winner, received 25 of 30 first-place votes and 132 points in balloting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. He won the award previously with the New York Yankees in 1994 and Texas Rangers in 2004. Buck guided the Orioles...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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