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Orioles' Manny Machado health, hopes to play full season

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) Six months after his second knee surgery in two years, Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado reported to spring training happy, and so far healthy. Machado has yet to play a full major league season, and he's confident that 2015 is going to be the year. He suffered a left knee injury in Sept. 2013 that kept him out for the first month of last year, was...
Via AP on Fox
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nearby resident reportedly calls cops over Baltimore Orioles’ crowd noise drill

A resident living nearby the Baltimore Orioles’ spring training facilities in Sarasota, Fla., reportedly called police to complain about the excessive loudness emanating Ed Smith Stadium on Friday during a team exercise staged to prepare players for crowd noise. Peter Schmuck of the Baltimore Sun reports that the team was blaring the Camden Yards crowd’s...Read More The post...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
21 hours 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
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Johan Santana Signs With The Blue Jays

Former Mets’ ace Johan Santana will make another attempt to return to the major leagues this season. The Toronto Blue Jays announced today that they will sign Santana to a minor league contract with an invite to spring training. Santana missed the entire 2013 season recovering from shoulder surgery, and his comeback last year was derailed due to a torn Achilles. While Santana’s...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Johan Santana signs minor league deal with Blue Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays have signed pitcher Johan Santana to a minor league contract. Santana, 35, will have to pitch his way back to the majors after sitting out the last two seasons. His comeback attempt last year was thwarted by a torn Achillies. The veteran left-hander experienced shoulder soreness during winter ball last month but tests showed no structural damage. He is a longshot...
Via Tireball.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays sign Johan Santana as lefty attempts comeback

  The Toronto Blue Jays have signed two-time Cy Young winner Johan Santana to a minor league contract, hoping the former ace can make it back to the majors. The Blue Jays announced the deal Thursday and invited him to big league spring training. Santana turns 36 in March. He last pitched in the majors in 2012 with the New York Mets and has undergone two operations on his left shoulder...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Sign Johan Santana, Papelbon Trade Next?

He’s a former Cy Young winner (twice actually), he’s thrown a no-hitter (the first in Mets history) and has had annual salaries over $24-million, but today Johan Santana has signed a minor league deal with an invite to spring training with the Toronto Blue Jays. Santana, who is 35, is actually only 10 days older than current Jays pitcher Mark Buehrle and would be the second...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Johan Santana signed by Blue Jays to minor league deal

Johan Santana’s baseball career is not over yet. Despite undergoing surgery to repair a torn capsule in his shoulder twice — he missed all of 2011 and 2013 as he recovered — Santana is continuing his career. The Blue Jays announced Thursday they have signed the two-time Cy Young Award winner to a minor-league deal....Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays sign LHP Johan Santana, hope for return to majors

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) The Toronto Blue Jays have signed two-time Cy Young winner Johan Santana to a minor league contract, hoping the former ace can make it back to the majors. The Blue Jays announced the deal Thursday and invited him to big league spring training. Santana turns 36 in March. He last pitched in the majors in 2012 with the New York Mets and has undergone two operations...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

How Much Will The Baltimore Orioles Regress?

It’s been a tumultuous offseason for the Baltimore Orioles, both on and off the field. The defending American League East champs were unable to retain reigning MLB home run leader Nelson Cruz, longtime starter and former franchise cornerstone Nick Markakis, and prized trade-deadline acquisition Andrew Miller. Altogether, the three were worth about 6.5 fWAR to the team last year...
Via Batting Leadoff
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Infielder Everth Cabrera joins Orioles for 1st workout

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) Without some of their most recognizable names, the re-tooled Baltimore Orioles have reported to spring training. Gone are Nelson Cruz, Nick Markakis and Andrew Miller. The latest edition of the Orioles features newcomers Travis Snider, and Everth Cabrera, the former All-Star infielder who signed on Wednesday. Manny Machado and Matt Wieters are back from injuries...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles Prospect Profile: Dylan Bundy

Dylan Bundy. Photo Credit: Chris Gordon/Washington Post. Dylan Bundy may be coming off an injury and is not in the plans for Baltimore this season but he has a legitimate chance to be in the Baltimore Orioles’ starting rotation in 2016. In fact, you’ll probably see him on the mound in relief for the Orioles sometime this September. Orioles’ manager Buck Showalter has already...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles sign INF Everth Cabrera to 1-year contract

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) The Baltimore Orioles have signed former All-Star infielder Everth Cabrera to a one-year contract. Baltimore negotiated a $2.4 million, one-year contract with $600,000 in incentives for the 28-year-old, who was suspended for 50 games in 2013 following Major League Baseball's investigation of the Biogenesis of America clinic. Cabrera was an All-Star in 2013 when...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles' Davis 'good to go' with new therapeutic-use exemption for '15

  Major League Baseball granted Orioles first baseman Chris Davis a therapeutic-use exemption for 2015, but not for Adderall, the medication that caused him to receive a 25-game suspension last season. Davis told Fox Sports on Saturday that he instead was granted an exemption for Vyvanse, a different form of stimulant medicine for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Vyvanse...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cal Ripken says Gregg Zaun lied: ‘There was no abuse’

Former MLB catcher Gregg Zaun told some detailed stories last week about being hazed as a young player with the Baltimore Orioles, and how Hall of Famer Cal Ripken would abuse him. During an interview on Canada’s “Prime Time Sports,” Zaun talked about how grateful he was that Ripken, Ben McDonald, Brady Anderson, Chris Hoiles and other veterans disciplined him physically...
Via Sports-Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Cal Ripken Rebuttal To Hazing Accusations

Cal Ripken Jr. was forced to address the recent hazing comments made by former teammate Gregg Zaun after a media circus corralled the story and ran with it. For a full recap of the events that transpired initially, check out this breakdown by BHC stalwart Doug Fox. Ripken spoke to Roch Kubatko of MASN and had this to say about the alleged hazing: “I talked to him because he’s...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Gregg Zaun Takes His Words Back – Sort Of

  Former MLB catcher Gregg Zaun, now an between-innings analyst for Rogers Sportsnet during Blue Jays games, has never been one to hold back his thoughts when a microphone is placed in front of him. Zaun can be brutally honest at times, and on occasion that’s a good thing, like when he suggested that J.P. Arencibia should not be back as the Blue Jays starting catcher in 2014...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles' Jimenez vows to rebound after disappointing year

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) Ubaldo Jimenez is hoping that 2015 is a complete turnaround from 2014. A year ago, Jimenez signed a four-year, $50 million contract with the Baltimore Orioles when spring training was already underway. He then had a forgettable season, losing his spot in the starting rotation and wasn't even on the roster for the American League Championship Series. Jimenez was...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Alejandro De Aza Loses Arbitration To Baltimore Orioles

Today, Alejandro De Aza and the Baltimore Orioles met with arbitrators in order to discuss De Aza’s contract for the year. The Orioles had previously offered De Aza a $5 million dollar contract for the year, and he had countered with a modest increase to $5.65 million. The Orioles received De Aza from the Chicago White Sox last year in a trade for two minor league players, Mark...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles catcher Wieters hopes to ready for opening day

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) Matt Wieters has a definite goal this spring. He wants to be ready to catch on opening day. The Baltimore Orioles star, who underwent Tommy John surgery on his right elbow last June 17, is already catching bullpen sessions at spring training. He can hit, too. He just hasn't tried to throw out baserunners yet. Wieters is hoping he'll be ready to catch on the nine...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

News and notes: Pace of play, replay, Snider trade

Pace of play has been a hot topic all winter, and we finally have a resolution (at least for now) with MLB announcing some rule changes on Friday. Essentially, hitters will need to keep one foot in the box after taking a pitch, and inning breaks will be (somewhat) strictly limited to 2 minutes and 25 seconds (plus 20 more seconds for national TV games). There are exceptions, and...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners Get Joe Saunders On Minor League Pact

Free agent pitcher Joe Saunders agreed Friday to a minor league contract with the Seattle Mariners with an invite to Major League Spring Training. Saunders will be joining the Seattle organization for the second time in his career as he pitched 183 innings and made 32 starts for them in 2013 albeit with fairly poor results (11-16 record with a 5.26 ERA and 1.60 WHIP). Last year,...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Steven Brault

STEVEN BRAULT LEFT HANDED PITCHER Born: April 29, 1992Height: 6’1″Weight: 175Bats: LeftThrows: LeftDrafted: 11th Round, 339th Overall, 2013 (Orioles)How Acquired: Trade (from Orioles for Travis Snider)College: Regis UniversityAgent: N/A WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES Brault was a two-way player at Division II Regis University.  He played center when he wasn...
Via Pirates Prospects
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Acquire Steven Brault as PTBNL in Travis Snider Deal

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced on Friday that they received 22-year-old left-handed starter Steven Brault from the Baltimore Orioles as the player to be named later in the Travis Snider trade. The Pirates also received lefty Stephen Tarpley from the Orioles when the trade was made back on January 27th. Brault had a 2.77 ERA and 124 strikeouts in 146.1 innings in 2014, splitting...
Via Pirates Prospects
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-MLB catcher talks about Cal Ripken Jr. physically abusing him

Former MLB catcher Gregg Zaun thinks young players need to be more respectful of the game, clubhouse atmosphere and their elders. Zaun thinks physical abuse and public humiliation like Cal Ripken and other veteran Orioles did to him as a rookie is the answer. Zaun shared some stories of getting beat up by Cal Ripken during a recent appearance on the Fan 590. From AndrewStoeten...
Via Sports-Glory
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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