Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. Buck Showalter's Baltimore Orioles were five games over .500 and on the cusp of the AL's final playoff spot less than two weeks ago. Whatever managerial moves he's made since - creative, necessary or otherwise - simply haven't been able to provide a spark. Fading Baltimore looks to avoid a sixth straight defeat when it hosts...
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September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Orioles-Royals Preview

A six-game losing streak dropped the Baltimore Orioles several spots in the wild-card race. Back-to-back wins against the team with the best record in the AL would at least take some of the sting out of that. Baltimore tries to send the Kansas City Royals to rare consecutive home losses Thursday in the conclusion of this four-game series. Mired in their longest skid of the season...
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August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles can afford to be patient with Jonathan Schoop

When Jonathan Schoop, currently rehabbing for Double-A Bowie, returns to the lineup, the Baltimore Orioles will finally have their full projected Opening Day lineup available, provided the nagging shoulder injury that has kept Adam Jones out of the lineup the past two days does not persist. Schoop has not played since spraining his right knee on April 18 in a game against the Boston...
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Showalter on rehabbing Schoop: 'We're not going to push the envelope'

The Baltimore Orioles are playing it safe with Jonathan Schoop.According to MLB.com, Schoop could rejoin the O's immediately, but the team prefers to wait and have him take his time."He'll still come up here and have to get his feet wet," Showalter told MLB.com. "We're not going to get in a hurry with him. Obviously, Ryan Flaherty is playing pretty well, so we're not going to push...
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June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles Outslug Toronto Blue Jays in Win

TORONTO, CANADA – JUNE 21: Chris Davis #19 of the Baltimore Orioles hits a solo home run in the fifth inning during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays on June 21, 2015 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) In a game that was dominated by the offenses, the Baltimore Orioles were able to outlast the Toronto Blue Jays with...
Via The Sports Journal
June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Joseph hits go-ahead single in 9th, Orioles beat Blue Jays

TORONTO (AP) Caleb Joseph singled home the go-ahead run with two outs in the ninth inning and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Blue Jays 5-3 Saturday, ending Toronto's home winning streak at nine games. With the score 2-all, J.J. Hardy reached on a force play and Ryan Flaherty was hit by a pitch from Aaron Loup (2-4) in the ninth. Joseph snapped an 0-for-9 slump with his single. Ryan...
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June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Pitching In: Mop-up duty on mound for 6 position players

Thanks to several blowouts in baseball the last two nights, a whopping six position players were summoned to the mound to save their bullpens during garbage time. Here's a look at how those hitters fared when asked to pitch in on mop-up duty: --- JEFF FRANCOUER The Phillies outfielder threw 48 pitches over the final two innings of a 19-3 loss to Baltimore on Tuesday night. He retired...
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June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles Attempting to Keep their Bats Hot against Philadelphia Phillies

Chris Parmelee #41 of the Baltimore Orioles catches a ball hit by Carlos Ruiz #51 of the Philadelphia Phillies (not pictured) in front of teammate Ryan Flaherty #3 for the first out of the fifth inning during the Orioles 19-3 win at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on June 16, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) The Baltimore Orioles teed off in record breaking...
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June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Daily DraftKings Picks: Wednesday, Jun 17

  What a day for the Official Lineup! OK, 155.40 points and a 2,977th-place finish are only so-so, but that’s because this lineup missed on the optimal configuration of Orioles batters in a stunning 19-run outing. This lineup was done in partly by the decision to pull Ryan Flaherty and partly because Jake Arrieta walked six batters. The irony there is I spent a large chunk of...
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June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles Smash 8 Home Runs, Down Philadelphia Phillies 19-3

BALTIMORE, MD – JUNE 16: Ryan Flaherty #3 of the Baltimore Orioles follows his two RBI single against the Philadelphia Phillies in the first inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on June 16, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) When the Baltimore Orioles’ lineup card surfaced Tuesday afternoon prior the team’s 7:05 game against the Philadelphia Phillies...
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June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Orioles manager Showalter ejected against Astros

HOUSTON (AP) Baltimore manager Buck Showalter has been ejected in the second inning of game against the Houston Astros. Showalter was tossed by umpire Brian Gorman after going to home plate in the middle of the inning Thursday and gesturing and yelling at him. His ejection came after Ryan Flaherty struck out after two called strikes, ending Baltimore's half of the second inning...
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June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt trio among coveted MLB draft prospects

If you're seeking top prospects for the upcoming MLB draft, look no further than Vanderbilt - a college with a smart-kid reputation and growing status as a destination for big-league hopefuls. Three players from the Southeastern Conference school - shortstop Dansby Swanson and pitchers Walker Buehler and Carson Fulmer - are expected to be first-round selections. Other prospects in...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Conjure up Late Game Magic, Yet Again

Baltimore Orioles’ Ryan Flaherty, left, and Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve (27) look to first base to see a completed double play against Manny Machado in the third inning of a baseball game Monday, June 1, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan) At this point in the season the Houston Astros making a late game comeback is almost more of an expectation, rather than...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles Win Game Two; Split Doubleheader With the Chicago White Sox

Baltimore Orioles Ryan Flaherty is tagged out by Chicago White Sox catcher Geovany Soto on a ground ball hit by David Lough in the eighth inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader Thursday, May 28, 2015, in Baltimore. The Orioles won 6-3. (AP Photo/Gail Burton) After the first game featured a low scoring affair that the White Sox won, the second game of Thursday’s doubleheader...
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May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Orioles designate De Aza for assignment; Flaherty in lineup

BALTIMORE (AP) Baltimore outfielder Alejandro De Aza was designated for assignment Wednesday before the Orioles' game against the Astros. Infielder Ryan Flaherty was activated from the 15-day disabled list after a right groin strain. Flaherty was back in the starting lineup Wednesday, playing second base and batting eighth. De Aza, 31, batted .214 with three home runs and seven...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

The Potential New J.D. Martinez

As far as health is concerned, the Orioles have had something of a middle-infield catastrophe, with injuries to J.J. Hardy, Ryan Flaherty, and Jonathan Schoop. Injuries sometimes force teams to do creative things, and what we saw Buck Showalter do was push Steve Pearce to second base on the fly. Pearce had never played the […]
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May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Second Base, Corner Outfield Positions are Revolving Doors for Struggling Orioles

KANSAS CITY, MO – OCTOBER 15: Jonathan Schoop #6 of the Baltimore Orioles fields the ball against the Kansas City Royals during Game Four of the American League Championship Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 15, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) From 2003 to 2009, Brian Roberts was a steady, everyday player at second base for the Baltimore...
Via The Sports Journal
May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Orioles place Flaherty on DL, recall Navarro from minors

BALTIMORE (AP) Orioles infielder Ryan Flaherty has returned to the 15-day disabled list with the same groin injury that recently kept him sidelined. Flaherty was out from April 23 to May 8 with a right groin strain. He aggravated the injury on Monday night in the third inning against Toronto and was removed from the game. Flaherty is batting .250 with three doubles and two RBIs...
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May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Orioles activate INF Flaherty, put RHP Gausman on DL

NEW YORK (AP) Infielder Ryan Flaherty has been activated from the 15-day disabled list by the Baltimore Orioles, who recalled left-hander T.J. McFarland from Triple-A Norfolk. The Orioles made the moves Friday before playing the New York Yankees. To clear roster spots, the Orioles put right-hander Kevin Gausman on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder tendinitis, a move retroactive...
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May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Orioles Injury Updates: J.J. Hardy, Ryan Flaherty Set to Come off DL

Baltimore Orioles All-Star shortstop J.J. Hardy will rejoin the club in New York tonight as the Orioles get set to take on the Yankees in the Bronx. Hardy has not played yet this season after suffering a left shoulder sprain during Spring Training. Hardy played three games with the Orioles’ Double-A affiliate Bowie BaySox this week, and went 4-for-12 with a double and an RBI. Even...
Via Baseball Essential
May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Steve Pearce Is Playing Second Base

Understand that no one’s Plan A would be putting Steve Pearce into the lineup at second base. It would be nobody’s Plan B, either. Understand that the Orioles have been forced into a position, with J.J. Hardy hurt, and with Jonathan Schoop hurt, and with Ryan Flaherty hurt. What the Orioles have been confronted with […]
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May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles: Injury News and Updates

Though it’s taken longer than expected, Baltimore Orioles’ All-Star shortstop J.J. Hardy has been cleared to begin a minor league rehab assignment. Hardy has not played for the Orioles this season since injuring his left shoulder making a diving play in Spring Training. The shortstop will rehab with Double-A Bowie, and could join the Orioles in New York by the end of the weekend...
Via Baseball Essential
May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Orioles' Hardy, Flaherty to start rehab assignments

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Injured Baltimore Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy and infielder Ryan Flaherty will both start minor league rehab assignments Monday with Double-A Bowie. Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Sunday the pair will play at least three games with Bowie. Hardy hasn't played this season because of a strained left shoulder. His status will be evaluated after the three...
Via AP on Fox
May 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Orioles place INF Flaherty on DL; recall Navarro

BALTIMORE (AP) The Baltimore Orioles have placed infielder Ryan Flaherty on the 15-day disabled list with a right groin strain. Flaherty sustained the injury running the bases on the final play in a 4-2 loss to Toronto on Wednesday night. Flaherty joins shortstop J.J. Hardy and second baseman Jonathan Schoop on the Orioles' DL. The Orioles recalled infielder Rey Navarro from Triple...
Via AP on Fox
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Flaherty out of lineup with sore right groin

TORONTO (AP) Orioles infielder Ryan Flaherty is out of the lineup for Thursday's game at Toronto with a sore right groin, another blow to Baltimore's already thin middle infield options. The Orioles are already without second baseman Jonathan Schoop, out since April 18 with a right knee sprain, and shortstop J.J. Hardy, who hasn't played this season because of a strained left shoulder...
Via AP on Fox
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss
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