Twins split squad ties Orioles

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Wei-Yin Chen pitched four innings of three-hit ball, Henry Urrutia homered and the Baltimore Orioles tied a Minnesota Twins' split squad 2-2 Friday. Brandon Waring hit a two-out homer in the ninth off Troy Patton to knot the score. Patton will serve a 25-game suspension at the start of the season after a positive test for a banned amphetamine. Chen gave...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Patton laments 'stupid mistake' that led to ban

Opening day will have a different meaning this year for Baltimore Orioles reliever Troy Patton. When the Orioles launch the 2014 season at Camden Yards on March 31 against the defending champion Boston Red Sox, Patton will start serving the 25-game suspension he received in December for testing positive for a banned amphetamine. Patton took Adderall, a drug commonly used to combat...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles, 2013 HR leader Chris Davis agree to $10.35M deal

The Baltimore Orioles have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with home run king Chris Davis for $10.35 million, avoiding arbitration. Davis led the majors last season with 53 home runs and 138 RBIs, both career highs. He earned $3.3 million. The 27-year-old Davis played in 160 games, batted .286, had 167 hits and scored 103 runs. The Orioles also reached an agreement Friday...
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January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Troy Patton Suspended 25 Games

The Orioles have had a poor offseason, and last week they got a bit more bad news. One of their pitchers will miss twenty-five games to start the season due to amphetamine use. From the Baltimore Sun: Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Troy Patton was suspended by Major League Baseball on Friday for the first 25 games of next season after a positive test for a banned amphetamine...
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December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Balfour saga makes for sad day in Birdland

Friday was an awful day for the Orioles. How bad was it? The news of Troy Patton’s suspension, which normally would have occupied Birdland, was pushed aside by Balfourgate. Until October, Balfour was a relatively anonymous relief pitcher. A late bloomer, a first-time 34-year-old closer, Balfour accumulated 62 saves in the last two years for Oakland. During the Athletics’ divisional...
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December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Orioles LHP Patton suspended 25 games for positive amphetamine test

Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Troy Patton has been suspended for the first 25 games of next season after a positive test for a banned amphetamine. Under the drug agreement between MLB and its players' union, 25 games is the penalty for a second positive amphetamine test. A first positive results only in follow-up testing. Patton became the 15th player suspended this year...
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December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Troy Patton suspended 25 games for positive test

Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Troy Patton has been suspended for the first 25 games of next season after a positive test for a banned amphetamine. Under the drug agreement between MLB and its players' union, 25 games is the penalty for a second positive amphetamine test. A first positive results only in follow-up testing. Patton became the 15th player suspended this year...
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December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

MLB suspends Troy Patton for amphetamine use

getty images Troy Patton has been suspended 25 games for testing positive for amphetamine use. Patton, 28, has carved out a role for himself as a left handed relief option in the Baltimore Orioles bullpen compiling a 3.05 ERA and a 113/33 K/BB ratio in 142 innings of work over the last three seasons. If Patton does not appeal the penalty he will sit out the first month of the season...
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Orioles pitcher Troy Patton suspended for amphetamine use

MLB announced that Orioles left-hander Troy Patton has been suspended 25 games following a positive test for amphetamine use. Patton has done nice work out of Baltimore’s bullpen during the past three seasons, throwing a combined 142 innings with a 3.05 ERA and 113/33 K/BB ratio in a middle relief role.
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December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

As Orioles build left-handed relief depth, how will it affect major league bullpen?

The Orioles’ signing of pitcher Kelvin De La Cruz on Monday was the latest addition to the club’s growing group of left-handed relievers who could compete for bullpen spots in 2014. Last season, the Orioles carried three lefty relievers -- Brian Matusz, Troy Patton and T.J. McFarland -- all season long, which to some could already seem excessive. Earlier this month, the Orioles...
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November 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Orioles to support BARCS Animal Shelter with autograph signing, calendar sale and "Pawz ...

The Orioles have supported the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS), a non-profit shelter that accepts and cares for all animals in need and promotes responsible pet ownership for a more humane community in Baltimore City, through pet calendar sales and player appearances at the shelter over the last several years, raising close to $100,000 for the organization through...
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August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles trade rumors: Additional reliever options

Glen Perkins is a highly valued reliever as the MLB trade deadline fast approaches. (Photo Credit: AP) As Major League Baseball continues its All-Star break, more trade rumors have surfaced of possible players on the move. In addition to the pitchers discussed a few days ago, two other relievers have been linked to the Baltimore Orioles, Jesse Crain of the Chicago White Sox and Glen...
July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

You may say I'm a dreamer: 2013 Baltimore Orioles

What else can baseball fans do in January but dream of October? In You May Say I'm a Dreamer, the Outside Corner staff will imagine the route to a World Series in 2013 title for all 30 teams. After a miraculous 2012 season, the Baltimore Orioles weren't counted on to contend again in 2013. They were called a fluke, a one-year wonder, and quite frankly, just not a contender...
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February 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Sunday game recaps

AL BEast Notebook – Feb 24 Here is the relevant news and notes from the Spring Training games played Sunday. - Yankees vs. Blue Jays = It didn’t take long for the Yankees’ season to take a turn for the worst. All-Star outfielder Curtis Granderson fractured his arm after getting hit by a pitch from Toronto starter J.A. Happ in his first at bat and he will miss about ten weeks...
February 24, 2013  |  Discuss

MLB Team Previews: Baltimore Orioles

Key Additions SIGNED/RESIGNED: Nate McLouth (OF), Nolan Reimold (OF), Tommy Hunter (RHP), Matt Wieters (C), Chris Davis (INF), Troy Patton (LHP), Brian Matusz (LHP), Joel Pineiro (RHP), Jim Johnson (RHP), Jason Hammel (RHP), Darren O'Day (RHP),  TRADED FOR: Trayvon Robinson (OF),  Key Losses Ronny Paulino (C), Jim Thome (DH) Projected...
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February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Orioles avoid arbitration with Wieters, 3 others

The Baltimore Orioles have agreed to terms with catcher Matt Wieters, infielder Chris Davis and left-handed pitchers Brian Matusz and Troy Patton. The moves, announced Friday, enable the sides to avoid arbitration. Wieters made the AL All-Star team during a 2012 season in which he batted .249 at set career highs with 23 homers, 83 RBIs and 144 games played. Davis led the Orioles...
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January 18, 2013  |  Discuss

TOC Top Ten: Left-Handed Relief Pitchers

The player that would have been at the top of this list won't be, because the Reds made the wise decision to move Aroldis Chapman to the starting rotation. With the flamethrowing lefty out of the picture, these rankings are wide open. Left-handed relievers are typically specialists, and a lot of them don't typically log a ton of innings, which is what is going to make these...
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January 18, 2013  |  Discuss


The season has come to an end for the Baltimore Orioles. What a ride it has been. I’m off the crazy train and trying to get readjusted to society and preparing for a long winter without baseball. I’m now back from a long, winding, and exhilarating trip to New York City to catch the Orioles. I decided at the last minute to trek up to the Big Apple (while very sick) after seeing...
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October 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Did Nate McLouth actually hit a home run?

The New York Yankees came in and closed up shop in tonight’s series finale against the Baltimore Orioles. The teams were tied 2-2 going into tonight’s Game 5 go or go home match up in New York. The winner would advance to the Championship game and face the Detroit Tigers.C.C Sabathia pitched a complete game, only allowing one run. The Yankees scoring came from Mark Teixeira scoring...
October 12, 2012  |  2 Comments

The Orioles Can Win the World Series

Though they may be underdogs, the Baltimore Orioles are certainly capable of winning the World Series this year. Five reasons why: "1. No. 1 -- and, you could certainly argue numbers two through five as well -- is the bullpen. The O's went 73-0 when leading after the seventh inning. As relievers, Tommy Hunter is touching 100 mph and Brian Matusz has struck out 19...
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October 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Orioles activate DH Thome, LHP Patton from DL

The Baltimore Orioles have activated designated hitter Jim Thome and left-hander Troy Patton from the 15-day disabled list. Thome was batting .261 in 18 games for Baltimore before going on the DL on July 31 with a herniated disc in his neck. The Orioles had obtained him from the Philadelphia Phillies on June 30. Patton, placed on the disabled list on Aug. 14 with a sprained right...
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September 21, 2012  |  Discuss

DMV: Dylan Bundy Gets Called Up

O’s win in 18 at Seattle to secure their 14th-straight extra-innings win and move back into a tie for first with NY. [Camden Chat] Nineteen-year-old super-prospect Dylan Bundy gets promoted to spell relief. [Camden Chat] Jim Thome and Troy Patton are coming back. [O's Insider] Braves lose. Nats’ magic number is now 10. [Nats Enquirer] It sounds like Danny Espinosa’s gonna...
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September 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Individual Performances Leading Team Effort on Charge to the Top

On July 18th, the Orioles were 2.5 games out of the AL Wild Card spot and 10 full games back on the Yankees for the AL East title. Today, they started the day in possession one of the wild card spots and a single game behind the Yankees for the division lead going 29-15 over that stretch.While this has been an improbable team effort, there are some great individual efforts that have...
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September 04, 2012  |  Discuss

The Orioles Are Out-Winning Their Run Differential

A lot has been made this year (including by me) about the Orioles' run differential (bad) not matching up with their actual record (good). The O's have been outscored by 45 runs, which would indicate that they should be more like 57-66 than 66-57 - and their other non-W-L stats back up that kind of view (below average offense, poor defense, OK pitching-staff). It's the...
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August 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Orioles place LHP Patton on 15-day DL

The Baltimore Orioles have placed left-hander Troy Patton on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right ankle. Patton is part of an outstanding bullpen that has kept the Orioles in contention for a playoff berth. He's 1-0 with a 2.58 ERA in 50 games and has limited opposing batters to a .218 batting average. Patton says he rolled the ankle Sunday night in a parking garage...
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August 14, 2012  |  Discuss

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