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Jimenez sharp as Orioles' split squad beats Blue Jays 4-2

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) Ubaldo Jimenez allowed one run in six innings Sunday, helping a Baltimore Orioles' split squad beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2. Jimenez, who entered with a 6.06 ERA in five exhibition starts, gave up a fourth-inning home run to Josh Donaldson. A 2010 All-Star, Jimenez allowed five hits, struck out three and walked one. Toronto's Mark Buehrle yielded one run and...
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Spring Training Game 27: Baker knocked around by O’s

Baltimore Orioles 10 — New York Yankees 2Scott Baker, outside candidate for the fifth starter’s spot, could not be pleased with the outing he had against the visiting Baltimore Orioles.After a scoreless first inning, Scott Baker struggled against the Orioles. After a leadoff single, a pair of one-out singles would load the bases. Ryan Flaherty would hit a sacrifice fly to give...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

A-Rod homers in Yankees' 10-2 loss to Orioles

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Alex Rodriguez hit his third homer and raised his batting average to .306, new shortstop Didi Gregorius gave New York a scare and the Yankees lost 10-2 to the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday. Rodriguez hit a long first-pitch leadoff shot in the seventh off Brian Matusz. Earlier, A-Rod worked out at first base for 10 minutes on a back field with infield coach Joe Espada...
Via AP on Fox
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles: Five bold predictions for 2015

The Baltimore Orioles are wrapping up the final games of the Grapefruit League season, and in just nine days will be in Tampa Bay to battle the Rays on Opening Day. With such little time remaining until the real games get underway, it’s time to make some bold predictions as to how the 2015 Baltimore Orioles will fare. The Orioles will not defend their crown as AL East champions...
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Does Steve Pearce Hold the Key to Orioles’ Offense in 2015?

For the first time in his professional baseball career, Steve Pearce entered Spring Training assured of the fact that he would be going north with the big club. A minor league journeyman who finally broke through at the major league level last year, Pearce is the consummate professional baseball player, willing to do whatever it takes to help the team. In his first full season with...
Via Baseball Essential
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Orioles-Rays game called by rain

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) The Baltimore Orioles game with the Tampa Bay Rays was canceled by rain on Friday. The Orioles were leading 4-3 after 3 1/2 innings when rain began. The game was called after a delay of 16 minutes.
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles rely on pitching in bid to repeat as AL East champs

BALTIMORE (AP) For the first time in 17 years, the Baltimore Orioles open a new baseball season as defending AL East champions. The Orioles can only hope for better results than in 1998, when they followed a wire-to-wire run to the division crown with a 79-83 flop - launching a franchise-record run of 14 straight losing seasons. Although Baltimore lost slugger Nelson Cruz, Gold...
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Matt Wieters to Resume Throwing on Saturday

Orioles MLB.com reporter Britt Ghiroli is reporting that catcher Matt Wieters will resume throwing on Saturday. Wieters is expected to begin the season on the disabled list and will continue to rehab from last June’s Tommy John surgery with the Orioles’ minor league teams in Bowie and Frederick. Buck said Wieters will resume throwing on Saturday and, when ready, work out of...
Via Baseball Essential
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Can Dylan Bundy Return to Prospect Status?

Often times we prematurely peg an individual with eventual greatness. Nothing stands in his way. Emotions heightened as hype reaches an unimaginable zenith. Projections come into play and legacies predefined. The pressure mounts as the lights stroke brightly. A “can’t miss prospect” in the lexicon of the game. Everything falls in place. Then reality sets in. One slump or...
Via Baseball Essential
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Madison Bumgarner Channels Paul Bunyan

Not since Jim Thome have we seen a Major Leaguer so adept at channeling Paul Bunyan. And while Madison Bumgarner has a long way to go to become the Hall of Fame-caliber player Thome is (he’s got the suspenders and flannel down pat)…he’s doing alright in the axe-wielding department. The 2014 World Series MVP got all choppy in a recent commercial for Carhartt and while I’ve...
Via Hall of Very Good
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Norris strong for Blue Jays in 5-2 win over Orioles

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) Looking to cement a spot in the Toronto rotation, Daniel Norris allowed one run in six impressive innings as the Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 on Wednesday. Norris gave up three hits and struck out seven without walking a batter. It was Norris' second start against Baltimore. In his first, he allowed one hit in 1 2-3 innings. The Orioles' run scored...
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Why the Baltimore Orioles will win the Division

This is the first part of a five part series where I will tell you why each American League East team will win the division. First up is last year’s division champion, the Baltimore Orioles. The Orioles won the American League East by 12 games with a record of 96-66. They swept the Detroit Tigers in the American League Division Series before being swept by the Kansas City Royals...
Via Baseball Essential
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Ubaldo Jimenez Making Things Interesting in Orioles’ Rotation Battle

After an abysmal start to the spring that left his ERA north of 11.00, Ubaldo Jimenez has righted the ship in his three most recent starts, and is making things interesting as the Orioles look to set their rotation for the regular season. Yesterday, Jimenez had his best outing of the spring thus far, pitching five shutout innings while striking out three and walking none in a 9-2...
Via Baseball Essential
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2015 AL East Preview: All about the Pitching

With another week in the books, we’ve reached the point of no return: our final division previews for the 2015 season. We head out east, focusing first on the American League. Baltimore Orioles 2014 Record: 96–66 No Nelson Cruz, no Nick Markakis, and perhaps no longer the same Chris Davis. The 2015 Orioles have lost a lot of production from last season. Will Chris Davis...
Via The Sports Post
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Wei-Yin Chen Experimenting With Palmball

Kim Klement – USA TODAY Sports A little change can go a long way. Stories have been circulating around spring training about Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Wei-Yin Chen‘s attempts to improve his changeup, but most have missed out on a small fact: he’s not throwing the same one as last year. After another successful start during this spring training campaign, Chen spoke...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
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Opening Day Preview: Baltimore Orioles

Heading into 2014, Baltimore Orioles management and their fans had to be excited.  With a solid core of young players, and a top prospect set to make a meaningful contribution at some point during the year, the O’s watched as Catcher Matt Wieters was placed on the DL in May with what was eventually diagnosed as a torn UCL, and required season-ending surgery, 3rd baseman Manny...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
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Celebrate National Dog Day with these Orioles dogs

Yesterday was National Dog (or puppy?) Day. Naturally, baseball fans dressed up their dogs and shared them with the world. Here are some Baltimore Orioles dogs. You're welcome.                
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Chris Tillman: Weekly Pitcher Spotlight

This week’s spotlight is on a likely Opening Day starter who is flying well under the radar. Chris Tillman of the Baltimore Orioles has evolved into the current staff leader of the defending AL East champions, but over the last two seasons he has gone mostly unnoticed. The 2015 season could be a very important one for Tillman, and if he can continue his upward progression,...
Via Baseball Essential
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles Prospect Hunter Harvey Suffers Broken Fibula, Out 4 to 6 Weeks

Orioles right-handed pitching prospect Hunter Harvey was struck by a comebacker in his minor league start against the Minnesota Twins’ Single-A team yesterday. Initial reports had stated that Harvey was struck in the ankle, but a CT scan has revealed a slight fracture in his right fibula. Orioles Vice President Dan Duquette confirmed the break in a statement released this afternoon...
Via Baseball Essential
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Bold Predictions for the Orioles’ 2015 Season

" width="594" height="436" title="">Credit: Cliff McBride / Getty Images North America   We are fast approaching the final two weeks of Spring Training. On April 6, the Orioles will open their season against the Rays as the much discounted defending AL East champs. There are many writing off the Orioles hopes to be the last team standing in the always competitive division. The...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Sunday Notes: Snider’s Swing, Starting Matusz, Backstop Academia, Grapefruit Nuggets

Travis Snider is a breakout candidate. Sound familiar? He’s owned the label for years, and maybe – just maybe – this will be the season he finally explodes. It’s not implausible. Somehow, Snider is still just 27 years old. Skeptics will surely scoff at the idea, but the 2006 first-round pick feels ready to come […]
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Spring Training Game #17: St. Louis Cardinals at Baltimore Orioles

Center fielders Jay and Jones are staples in their respective lineups. Game Time: 12:05 pm CDT @ Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, FloridaTelevision: NoneRadio: KMOX 1120Starting Pitching ProbablesJohn Lackey (0-0, 3 IP, 0.00 ERA, 0.00 WHIP) vs. Bud Norris (0-3, 7.2 IP, 11.74 ERA, 2.35 WHIP)Cardinals LineupTBAAvailable Pitchers LackeyOrioles Lineup TBAPlayer FeatureManny Machado...
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Matt Wieters Could Begin Orioles’ Season On DL After Tommy John Surgery

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Baltimore Orioles catcher Matt Wieters, who underwent Tommy John surgery last June, is “unlikely” to begin the season with the team, manager Buck Showalter said. Wieters played catcher for the first time Tuesday and reported no ill effects after the game. However, on Wednesday, the Orioles shut him down from catching for at least a week. Showalter said...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles C Wieters 'unlikely' to be on roster for season opener

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Baltimore Orioles catcher Matt Wieters, who underwent Tommy John surgery last June, is ''unlikely'' to begin the season with the team, manager Buck Showalter said. Wieters played catcher for the first time on Tuesday and reported no ill effects after the game. However on Wednesday, the Orioles shut him down from catching for at least a week. Showalter said that...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Wieters could start season on disabled list

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Baltimore Orioles catcher Matt Wieters, who underwent Tommy John surgery last June, is ''unlikely'' to begin the season with the team, manager Buck Showalter said. Wieters played catcher for the first time on Tuesday and reported no ill effects after the game. However on Wednesday, the Orioles shut him down from catching for at least a week. Showalter said...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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