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Charlie Manuel Declines to be Next Orioles Hitting Coach, Remains With Phillies Organization.

(Photo: Matt Rappa) There has been recent speculation that former Phillies manager, Charlie Manuel, would become the next hitting coach for the Baltimore Orioles. However, news tweeted by Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun Wednesday evening put an end to the rumor. Charlie Manuel has declined the Orioles offer to...
Via Philliedelphia
6 hours ago  |  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
11 hours ago  |  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
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

MLB clears Chris Davis to use Adderall in 2015

            Baltimore Orioles slugger Chris Davis has received clearance from Major League Baseball to use Adderall in the 2015 season, manager Buck Showalter told reporters Tuesday. “That’s just what he told me,” Showalter said during a meeting with reporters at the OriolesREACH Holiday Party for Kids on Tuesday. “He told...
Via Sports-Glory
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Orioles still want Charlie Manuel to be their hitting coach

The last time Charlie Manuel was in a baseball dugout was July 2012. Then, the Philadelphia Phillies fired him and made Ryne Sandberg the new manager. Manuel, then rejoined the Phillies as a senior adviser to general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. Even though, Manuel has not been in the dugout for a while now, he is still getting offers from teams such as the Baltimore Orioles. In November...
Via Total Sports Live
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chris Davis gets an exemption to use Adderall

Last season Orioles first baseman Chris Davis was suspended 25 games for using adderall. Davis played the 2013 season with an exemption to use adderall but did not receive an exemption for the 2014 season. Appearing on The Fan 105.7 Orioles manager Buck Showalter said that Davis had received an exemption for the 2015 season. Buck just told 105.7 The Fan that Chris Davis got approved...
Via Tireball.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles Are Still Reportedly Targeting Charlie Manuel For Hitting Coach

The Baltimore Orioles continue their search for a hitting coach to replace the departed Jim Presley, who was reassigned within the Baltimore Orioles organization. It is not the first time, but former Phillies manager Charlie Manuel is linked to the job once again. According to Roch Kubakto of MASN, Manuel...
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Logan Verrett selected by Baltimore Orioles in Rule V Draft

The Baltimore Orioles selected New York Mets RHP Logan Verrett in the MLB Rule V Draft. Verrett, 24, joined the Mets organization in 2011 as a 3rd round selection in the MLB amateur draft. Verrett has posted a 3.89 ERA in 69 minor league starts. The Baylor University product is a master of control having walked only 1.7 BB/9 in his career, which compliments his 7.1 K/9. He will compete...
Via Around Citi
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #193: Kevin Gausman | SP | BAL

The Orioles enjoyed quite a season in 2014, eventually falling to the Cinderella story Kansas City Royals in the ALCS. The Orioles did so mostly on the back of their bats, but Kevin Gausman was able to contribute with 20 starts in 2014 with his strongest baseball down the stretch in September and October. The Orioles expect big things out of him for the 2015 season. Gausman was...
Via Baseball Professor
6 days ago  |  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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cespedes To Orioles For SP Wei-Yin Chen?

(USATSI)WEEI.com's Rob Bradford is reporting that the Baltimore Orioles have interest in a trade for OF Yoenis Cespedes. While it's all speculation at this point, the player returning to Boston could be starting pitcher Wei-Yin Chen. Both players are eligible for free agency after the 2015 season—making it a fairly balanced swap. The Orioles are in serious need of offense—having...
Via FenwayNation
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles Injury Update: Matt Wieters has 'good chance' to play Opening Day

The Baltimore Orioles had a very successful 2014 season in which they won 96 games before being swept by the Kansas City Royals in the ALDS. Manager Buck Showalter received AL Manager of the Year honors. Looking to bolster their roster this winter, the Orioles also look to be healthy come spring training. One player who is progressing nicely is veteran catcher Matt Wieters,...
Via Sports Injury Alert
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Source: Orioles Offer Delmon Young One-Year Deal

According to sources, the Baltimore Orioles have offered FA OF Delmon Young a one-year deal worth between 5-7 million dollars. Young has been looking for two guaranteed years, and is countering with a two year contract, and a source within baseball suggests they may settle for a one-year deal with an option. Young, 29, signed a minor league contract with the Orioles last January...
Via Baseball Essential
8 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles and Phillies discussing Marlon Byrd trade

The Baltimore Orioles are reportedly in discussions with the Philadelphia Phillies to acquire 37-year old outfielder Marlon Byrd. Byrd is due to earn $8 million in 2015, and has a vesting option for 2016. In 154 games with the Phillies last season, Byrd hit .264/.312/.427, not far from his career line of .278/.333/.427. He slugged 25 home runs and drove in 85 runs, but struck out...
Via Baseball Essential
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles Rumors: Matt Kemp not an option for trade

The Baltimore Orioles have been known for their past.  While they have lost out on several bats this offseason, Roch Kubatko is reporting that they will not be a part of any trade for Dodger outfielder Matt Kemp. #456593486 / gettyimages.com Kemp talks ended quickly cause #orioles wont part with Gausman and Bundy. Plus obv health concerns. That 1 never got hot— Roch Kubatko...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles showing interest in Nori Aoki and Colby Rasmus

getty images The Orioles have lost two outfielders this offseason and are looking for free agent options to replace them. With Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis leaving the Orioles, the team continues to be in contact with Nori Aoki and Colby Rasmus. The Orioles have been linked to both players for weeks while also talking about a reunion with Delmon Young. While Rasmus and Aoki would...
Via Tireball.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Orioles seem destined to move pitching

After already losing both Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis this offseason, the Baltimore Orioles  are looking to improve their offense with some bats this winter. As a result, the team seems destined to trade some of their pitching depth. They’ve already chatted with both the Rockies and Angels about acquiring Drew Stubbs and Howie Kendrick, but neither deal ended up happening (at...
Via Bloguin Best
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Orioles seem destined to move pitching

After already losing both Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis this offseason, the Baltimore Orioles  are looking to improve their offense with some bats this winter. As a result, the team seems destined to trade some of their pitching depth. They’ve already chatted with both the Rockies and Angels about acquiring Drew Stubbs and Howie Kendrick, but neither deal ended up happening (at...
Via The Outside Corner
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Hall of Fame Golden Era analysis

At the Winter Meetings in San Diego, the Hall of Fame could open its doors to someone on Monday. Could Gil Hodges finally make the Hall of Fame on Monday? That’s because 10 Golden Era candidates are up for election to be part of the Class of 2015. 12 votes out of a 16-member committee would cement Hall of Fame status. Nine players and one executive are on the ballot. If recent...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles Rumors: Orioles may move Wei-Yin Chen this offseason

According to Dan Connolly, of the Baltimore Sun, the Orioles have been receiving numerous calls regarding soon-to-be free agent pitcher Wei-Yin Chen. #452629282 / gettyimages.com Connolly also states that while there is definite interest in the southpaw, the team is not actively shopping Chen, but are at least open to listening to offers. Considering the team recently lost sluggers...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Ladies and gents, a tip of the hat, please, to Andrew Miller: He turned down a bigger offer to choose the Yankees.

Long, long ago, in a universe far, far away - (I'm thinking 1962, somewhere in Ohio) - the idea of donning the uniform of the New York Yankees was a huge, life-transforming event, akin to a first boner. When veteran reliever Pedro Ramos escaped the Third World conditions of Cleveland for the Bronx, it added 5 MPH to his fastball. Of course, back then, the Yankees were a dynasty,...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles’ Rumors: Wei-Yin Chen, Nori Aoki

The Baltimore Orioles are feeling at the moment that trade interest in left-handed pitcher Wei-Yin Chen is “very high,” as they are receiving more calls regarding trading for him than any other player on their roster, including right-handed pitchers Ubaldo Jimenez and Bud Norris, who is also garnering some interest, according to a report by Dan Connolly of MASN Sports. Not only...
Via Baseball Essential
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees sign Andrew Miller, continue great day

The New York Yankees, considered “quiet” this offseason, got extremely loud Friday trading for Didi Gregorius and signing Andrew Miller to a four-year, $36 million contract according to Jack Curry of the YES Network via Twitter.Miller has established himself as a dominant lefty reliever the last couple of seasons, but he’s no LOOGY. Miller gets batters from both sides of...
Via Yankees Unscripted
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Miller agrees to four-year, $36M deal with Yankees

The New York Yankees have struck for the second time today, reportedly inking reliever Andrew Miller to a four-year, $36 million deal. Andrew Miller has agreed to a 4-year, $36 million deal with the Yankees, according to source involved in negotiations. — Jack Curry (@JackCurryYES) December 5, 2014   New York’s signing of the 29-year Miller is a coup for the club, mostly...
Via The Outside Corner
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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