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  • Cubs position analysis: Castro making strides

    Cubs position analysis: Castro making strides
    The Cubs wanted Starlin Castro to be a model citizen, improve his fielding, add a little power and use his speed more often this year. Castro did all of those things to some degree and ultimately was rewarded with a seven-year, $60 million deal, with a...
  • Orioles look to pursue extension for J.J. Hardy

    Orioles look to pursue extension for J.J. Hardy
    On his third team in as many seasons, J.J. Hardy said he would like to stay in one spot for a while. The Orioles have seen enough from the shortstop over the past couple of months to want to accommodate his wishes. Orioles president of baseball...
  • Orioles, Hardy making progress on three-year extension

    Orioles, Hardy making progress on three-year extension
    The Orioles and shortstop J.J. Hardy continue to make progress on a three-year contract extension that would be worth between $7 million and $8.5 million per season, according to two baseball sources. "My thought is that I still hope it gets done," Hardy...
  • Simon stymies Royals as Orioles win, 8-2

    Simon stymies Royals as Orioles win, 8-2
    As the Orioles' rotation continues to crumble and the front office scrambles for replacements, perhaps it is fitting that one of the club's only reliable options is a player who many thought wouldn't throw a pitch in 2011. Alfredo Simon, who spent two...
  • Guthrie's start falls apart in 7th in Orioles' 6-2 loss

    Guthrie's start falls apart in 7th in Orioles' 6-2 loss
    On one pitch, Jeremy Guthrie's outing against the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night quickly morphed from unlucky to unsuccessful. Despite trailing by a run, Guthrie took a quality start into the bottom of the seventh, when Billy Butler crushed a...
  • Orioles notes: Machado has made playing third base seem like second nature

    Orioles notes: Machado has made playing third base seem like second nature
    Since being called up Aug. 9, rookie Manny Machado has started each of the Orioles' last 19 games — all at third base. Pretty impressive for a 20-year-old, who was drafted with the third overall pick in 2010 to be the shortstop of the future and...
  • Jones' homer in 15th gives Orioles 4-3 win over Royals

    Jones' homer in 15th gives Orioles 4-3 win over Royals
    Adam Jones stepped up the plate for his seventh at-bat Wednesday night with the voices of the hecklers around home plate ringing in his ears. With Kauffman Stadium emptied out from 15 innings of baseball, he could hear the Royals fans reminding him of his...
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  • Royals squeeze out runs late to beat the Orioles

    The hit that turned the tables on the Orioles on Saturday evening was one that reliever Darren O'Day had never seen in his two-decade-long baseball career. It opened the door for a young Kansas City Royals team that needed just that opportunity against an...
  • Orioles are 'going hard' after Brewers' Greinke, industry source says

    Orioles are 'going hard' after Brewers' Greinke, industry source says
    With the non-waiver trade deadline coming at the end of the month, the Orioles are "going hard" after Milwaukee Brewers' Zack Greinke, according to an industry source. The source, an executive with another big-league club, said the Orioles appear to be...
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