ORIOLES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Wilson makes quick work of tough Tigers

Tyler Wilson started off the Orioles' Grapefruit League season perfectly. Wilson retired all six batters he faced in the first two innings of Friday's 2-0 win against the Tigers.
Via Orioles.com
14 hours ago

Hart to stick with what worked in 2016

It's been an interesting 12 months for Donnie Hart. A year ago, he was an unknown left-hander in Orioles Minor League camp. This year, he's expected to play a big role in the big league bullpen.
Via Orioles.com
16 hours ago

Hardy says ailing back feels 'much better'

Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy had a cortisone shot in his back on Thursday, and he said the area is responding well.
Via Orioles.com
17 hours ago

Early notes on Hardy, Santander, travel roster and Wieters - School of Roch

LAKELAND, Fla. - Shortstop J.J. Hardy said this morning that his back continues to feel much better and yesterday's injection was done to "get over the hump." Hardy doesn't have a hump on his back and he isn't ringing a bell later. You know the expression. While waiting to be ... Read More
Via MASN
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Orioles lineup vs Tigers - School of Roch

SARASOTA, Fla. - Hyun Soo Kim is riding the bus to Lakeland for the Orioles' exhibition opener today against the Tigers. He counts as a regular. Kim is playing left field and batting third. Chris Dickerson is playing right field and leading off. Ryan Flaherty is the shortstop and Caleb ... Read More
Via MASN
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Orioles' Adam Jones wants deeper postseason run

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones has been to the postseason three times in five years without reaching the World Series. ''For us to be a very contending team and to get out of that first round and past that wild card, we need to improve,'' the five-time All-Star said. Baltimore hasn't played in the World Series since winning the 1983 title. In...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Orioles Health & Fitness Challenge recap

Pitchers Tyler Wilson and Mike Wright spoke to Brookside Middle School students in Sarasota about the importance of healthy eating, exercise, avoiding tobacco and more. Along with the pitchers, Orioles Vice President and MASN President John Angelos and Dr. Kirk Voelker joined in on the students' fun day.
Via MASN
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Buck Showalter after the first full squad workout of 2017

Buck Showalter meets with the media after the first full squad workout of 2017 to discuss J.J. Hardy's back spasms and more.
Via MASN
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Zach Britton has potential oblique injury

Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Zach Britton is showing symptoms of a potential oblique injury, according to MLB.com’s Brittany Ghiroli.Rotoworld reported the two-time All-Star will not be pitching in Wednesday’s intrasquad game because the Orioles don’t want to “take any chances.”An MRI could be performed for “big” injuries I’m told as well as an ultrasound. These...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles interrupt intrasquad by trading for Bleier - School of Roch

SARASOTA, Fla. - Christian Walker was listed as the first baseman and cleanup hitter for the visiting team in today's intrasquad game, but he never took the field. David Washington replaced him in the bottom of the first inning and lined a single into center field off Logan Verrett leading ... Read More
Via MASN
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ubaldo Jimenez throws at Orioles spring training

Right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez throws during bullpen session at the Ed Smith Stadium complex in Sarasota, Fla., during Orioles spring training.
Via MASN
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles' Machado practices at shortstop for world classic

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) Before he leaves for the World Baseball Classic, Manny Machado is making the most of his short time at Baltimore Orioles camp. Machado, who was born in Miami, will play shortstop for the Dominican Republic in next month's WBC, and with the Orioles' everyday shortstop J.J. Hardy injured, he's getting to play as much short as he wants before his March 5 departure...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Terry Francona keeping Cody Allen as Cleveland closer, Andrew Miller in setup role

Andrew Miller may be the Cleveland Indians’ best reliever, but he won’t be closing games for them to start 2017.Manager Terry Francona said Saturday that Cody Allen remains the team’s closer, with Miller and Bryan Shaw serving as the bridge to get leads to the 9th inning. At first glance, this looks odd, but the Indians have great bullpen depth and are taking full advantage...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles lose 1st arbitration in 22 years; Brach gets $3.05M

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Reliever Brad Brach became the first player to beat the Baltimore Orioles in salary arbitration in 22 years, ending the team's nine-hearing winning streak. Brach was awarded $3.05 million instead of the team's offer of $2,525,000 by arbitrators Edna Francis, Robert Herzog, Sylvia Skratek. The panel issued its decision, Friday, a day after hearing arguments...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rays have made offer to Matt Wieters

The Tampa Bay Rays have made a formal offer to free agent catcher Matt Wieters, according to a report.According to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, the Rays have made an offer to Wieters, likely for one year and less money than the player was originally seeking. The hope is that Wieters would be interested in staying in the AL East, can stay close to his Atlanta home,  reap Florida’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: L.J. Hoes suspended 50 games after second positive test for drug abuse

According to Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun, former Orioles outfielder L.J. Hoes has been suspended for 50 games following a second positive test for drug of abuse.Hoes is currently a free agent and will serve the suspension once he is signed.The 26-year-old served a 50-game suspension in 2014 after testing positive for the performance-enhancing drug methandienone.The Orioles...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nationals only interested in one-year deal with Matt Wieters

The Washington Nationals are still interested in free agent catcher Matt Wieters, but only on a short-term deal.According to ESPN’s Jayson Stark, the Nationals do maintain an interest in Wieters, who remains unsigned even as pitchers and catchers report to spring training. However, Washington is unlikely to offer more than a one-year deal. Wieters would help the Nationals, and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles to have doormat giveaway in April

The Baltimore Orioles on Thursday announced the “Promotions & Special Events” calendar for the 2017 MLB season. While teams have come up with quirky and even questionable promotional giveaways in the past, the Orioles “welcome” mock and ridicule with one particular giveaway.In an arguably questionable decision, the Orioles announced via Twitter a doormat giveaway for...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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