XAVIER AVERY NEWS

Giants Injury Update: Michael Morse doubtful for weekend series

This weekend the Giants, who have won 12 of their last 15 games, hope to close the two-game gap between them and the Los Angeles Dodgers for the NL West lead, but slugger Michael Morse probably won't be available for the series, according to Amy Gutierrez of CSN Bay Area.Morse (strained lower oblique) is swinging at about 50%. Doubtful he'll play in the Dodgers series...
Via Sports Injury Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners rumors: Nelson Cruz to Orioles

The flirtation with Nelson Cruz is over.  Cruz is going to sign with Baltimore on a one year, eight million dollar deal.  Although the Mariners were long rumored to be pursuing after Cruz, the power hitting OF will be taking his bat to the A.L. East.  How harmful is Seattle not getting a deal done with Cruz going to be? Nelson Cruz won’t be bringing his bat to Seattle, choosing...
Via isportsweb.com
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

A Minor Review of 2013: Orioles

There is always a bit of a lull between the end of the minor league playoffs in September and the start of the annual top prospects lists in early November. Because of that gap, I’m breathing new life into an old feature that I wrote for the site in FanGraphs’ infancy back in 2008 and 2009. The series ‘A Minor Review of 2013′ will look back on some of the major happenings...
Via Fangraphs
September 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Goodbye Michael Morse, hello Xavier Avery

So long, Michael While I’m sure you know I was in favor of trading Michael Morse before the trade deadline, I am still sad to see him go. In his first tour of duty with the Mariners, Michael was a young, eager shortstop who the M’s pegged to replace the departed Alex Rodriguez who chose to leave Seattle for greener wallets. Morse was a lanky kid who didn’t have a great bat...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
September 01, 2013  |  1 Comment

Orioles acquire OF Morse from M's

Seattle outfielder Michael Morse has been traded to the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for outfielder Xavier Avery. Baltimore claimed Morse off waivers earlier this week before completing the deal Friday. The 31-year-old Morse hit .226 with 13 homers and 27 RBIs in 76 games for Seattle. He missed 31 games early this season with a broken finger on his right hand. Morse spent the...
Via Fox Sports
August 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Orioles Acquire Michael Morse From Mariners

The Baltimore Orioles claimed outfielder Michael Morse off trade waivers and acquired him in a deal for minor league outfielder Xavier Avery. The Orioles were looking for a right handed bat to put into a lefty dominant lineup, and they apparently found what they were looking for in Morse. The slugger has been battling injuries this season and is having a down year compared to the monster season
Via KNOX ANIMAL
August 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Orioles acquire Morse from the Mariners for Avery

With the waiver trade deadline coming up fast, the remaining contenders are doing their best to shore up their holes. No team has been more active on waivers than the Baltimore Orioles who finally landed the power bat they've been looking for. Xavier Avery for Mike Morse. O's all in — Peter Gammons (@pgammo) August 30, 2013 All in? Yeah, not quite. Morse...
Via The Outside Corner
August 30, 2013  |  Discuss

O's Acquire Michael Morse from the Mariners

As we know, the Orioles were looking for a bat and they got it this afternoon. They could not get Josh Willingham from the Twins after putting in a claim, so they got Seattle's Michael Morse *** Orioles acquire of Michael Morse from Seattle in exchange for minor league OF Xavier Avery The Orioles today announced that they have acquired OF MICHAEL MORSE from the Seattle...
Via Oriole Post
August 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles acquire Michael Morse for stretch run

The O’s hope to get lots of high-fives from Morse as the 2013 season comes to a head (Photo:Jason O. Watson/Getty Images) The DH-starved Baltimore Orioles have acquired the powerful Michael Morse from Seattle in exchange for minor league OF Xavier Avery. Morse, 31, is having a down year in 2013, hitting only .226 with 13 HR and 27 RBI in 307 at-bats. The O’s are banking on him...
Via isportsweb.com
August 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Orioles add righty power, get Michael Morse from Mariners

Baltimore wasn’t able to come to an agreement with Minnesota for Josh Willingham but the Orioles have added a right-handed power hitter in acquiring Michael Morse from Seattle for Triple-A outfielder Xavier Avery. Morse unlike Willingham is an impending free agent so the Mariners were perfectly willing to let him go following a very disappointing season. He got off to a big start...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Orioles acquire OF Morse from M's

Seattle outfielder Michael Morse has been traded to the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for outfielder Xavier Avery.
Via FOXSports.com
August 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Markakis rejoins Orioles after grandma's funeral

Baltimore Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis has rejoined the team after missing two games to attend his grandmother's funeral. Markakis was in the starting lineup Friday night against Tampa Bay. Baltimore optioned outfielder Xavier Avery to Triple-A Norfolk after Thursday night's game at Houston. Also, the Orioles recalled pitcher Mike Belfiore from Norfolk, where the...
Via AP on Fox
June 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles Top 20 Prospects

The Orioles have the top pitching prospect, followed by a couple of guys of note; then the system really falls off. Note: Avg ranking takes the average of any site I could find that had team rankings (sum of ranks divided by total sites). Comp ranking is the composite for the organization; it basically is a ranking of the averages. Also, this list was completed before minor league...
Via 85% Sports
May 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Baysox, Gausman Win in Home Opener

Bowie, Md. - The Baysox (4-4) led the Akron Aeros (2-5) from start to finish in a 5-1 win Thursday evening in the home opener in Bowie for the team's third straight win. Baysox starter Kevin Gausman cruised in his second start of the season, pitching six innings and allowing one run on two hits while striking out five in the win. "In Harrisburg, I think I was around...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
April 11, 2013  |  Discuss

30-1 MLB countdown previews: #16 Orioles

The 2012 Orioles finished 93-69, just behind the New York Yankees in the AL East division. Some feel it was done in mirrors, as the team benefitted from several wins in their last at bat. They also got a nearly flawless season from their bullpen, something to difficult to duplicate. However, led by manager Buck Showalter, they deserve credit for not just getting off to a good start...
Via MyTeamRivals.com
March 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles Top 15 Prospects (2012-13)

The Orioles list is strong at the top but begins to taper off quickly after the Top 4 players. The system boasts a fair bit of up-the-middle position talent (especially in the outfield) and strong pitching. There were another three or four prospects that could have easily slide into the 11-15 range and just narrowly missed the list.   #1 Dylan Bundy (P) Age G GS IP K/9 BB/9...
Via Fangraphs
January 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Prime Nine: Baltimore Orioles

The Orioles have been the surprise team this year in baseball. Every time it looks like they are going to fall back to the pack they go on another winning streak. Recently, they surpassed 50 different players used on the active 25 man roster. Some of it is due to injuries and some of it is the search for effective pitching. Either way, it is a testament to a farm system...
Via hardballchat.com
September 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Orioles activated Betemit from DL, call up three others

The Baltimore Orioles activated infielder Wilson Betemit from the 15-day disabled list and recalled outfielder Xavier Avery, catcher Luis Exposito and infielder Steve Tolleson from Class AAA Norfolk, the club announced Saturday. Betemit was on the DL since Aug. 12 with a right wrist injury. He is hitting .264 with 12 home runs and 37 RBI in 97 games for the Orioles this season...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 01, 2012  |  Discuss

O's place Roberts on DL with strained right groin

The Baltimore Orioles placed infielder Brian Roberts on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with a strained right groin, retroactive to July 2. The Orioles recalled outfielder Xavier Avery from Triple-A Norfolk to replace him. Roberts is hitting .182 in 17 games since making his return from a concussion June 12. The oft-injured Roberts had just 163 at-bats last season and 230 at-bats...
Via AP on Fox
July 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Orioles place Johnson (wrist) on DL

The Orioles placed designated hitter Nick Johnson on the disabled list with a wrist injury and recalled outfielder Xavier Avery. Johnson sprained his right wrist in Wednesday's loss to the Angels after one at-bat. He has undergone multiple surgeries on that wrist. He's batting .207 with four home runs and 11 RBIs this season. Avery was a second-round pick in the 2008...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Mets Farm Report: McHugh Suffers Loss In AAA Debut, Cyclones Top Yankees In Season Opener

Go Cyclones!!! Norfolk 7, Buffalo 5  By Andrew O’Brien The Buffalo Bisons led 3-1 in the fifth inning, but the Norfolk Tides exploded for five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning Monday night en route to a 7-5 win in the opening game of a four-game series. Colin McHugh got his first Triple-A start after getting promoted from Binghamton on Sunday. McHugh (0-1) went five innings...
Via Mets Merized Online
June 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Orioles' Markakis breaks hamate bone, will miss 3-4 weeks

Bad news for the Baltimore Orioles, as right fielder Nick Markakis will miss 3-4 weeks after breaking the hamate bone in his hand. Roch Kubatko of MASN is reporting that the injury first occured seven or ten days ago on a slide into second base, but the full break occured on Tuesday while swinging. The Orioles are exploring various internal options to replace Markakis on the roster...
Via The Outside Corner
May 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Organizational Outlook: Baltimore Orioles

Perhaps my favorite part about being a baseball fan is keeping tabs on the Minor Leagues. I am a prospect hugger and I take no shame in saying this. I follow all the big prospect guys on Twitter and I take in as many Penn League games as I can up here in Burlington. One thing I know is that there are plenty of you out there just like me, so this feature is for you. It is manageable...
Via Full Spectrum Baseball
May 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Orioles' Markakis breaks hamate bone, will miss 3-4 weeks

Bad news for the Baltimore Orioles, as right fielder Nick Markakis will miss 3-4 weeks after breaking the hamate bone in his hand. Roch Kubatko of MASN is reporting that the injury first occured seven or ten days ago on a slide into second base, but the full break occured on Tuesday while swinging. The Orioles are exploring various internal options to replace Markakis on the roster...
Via Bloguin Best
May 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Orioles activate Chavez, select Gonzalez

APNewsNow. The Baltimore Orioles activated outfielder Endy Chavez off the 15-day disabled list Tuesday and selected right-hander Miguel Gonzalez from Triple-A Norfolk. Outfielder Xavier Avery and right-hander Tommy Hunter were optioned to Triple-A. Chavez has not played since May 8 after straining muscle in his left side. The 11-year veteran is batting .133 with no homers and one...
Via Fox Sports
May 29, 2012  |  Discuss
Mariners News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Adrian Peterson out indefinitely

Tony Stewart case goes to grand jury

WATCH: Barkley bounces first pitch

Brandon Marshall calls out ESPN

Starks confirms hip-hop urban legend

Castillo 'likely' to debut Wednesday

Nike pulls Peterson merchandise

Stanton posts pic of horrific injury

WATCH: Kemp, Puig argue in dugout

Minnesota governor: Suspend Peterson

Tim Duncan to appear in ‘Punisher’ comic

10 takeaways from NFL Week 2

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.