| Mar 26, 2015
| 11:25 AM
Catcher Matt Wieters is scheduled to resume throwing Saturday, and although his return from Tommy John elbow reconstruction in June remains uncertain, the Orioles have begun mapping out parts of his recovery.
“It's encouraging,” Showalter...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 5:11 PM
The Oakland Athletics have the second-best record in baseball, have been in first place in the American League West for all but four days since April 12, and are chasing their third straight division title.
Yet, some hardcore baseball fans would have...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 7:03 PM
Fate has not been friendly to the Orioles so far this offseason, but frustration might have reached its peak on Friday, when the team cut ties with a player who would have been its prize acquisition of the hot-stove season, further compounding the club&...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 7:45 PM
The highlight of the Orioles’ offseason was supposed to take place Friday morning, when the club would emerge from a sleepy offseason and introduce new closer Grant Balfour during a news conference at the Warehouse.
But Balfour’s two-year,...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 5:00 AM
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette is shopping for a closer, among other things, at this week's winter meetings here at the Walt Disney World Resort.
The free-agent market presents several reasonably-priced...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 7:06 PM
The frenzy of transactions that previewed this year's winter meetings gave way to a slow opening day Monday, and along with that, the Orioles resumed a methodical plan of improving their club for next season.
The Orioles reopened talks with...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 9:37 AM
The Orioles continue their search for a new closer to replace Jim Johnson, but manager Buck Showalter said the club has yet to focus on a certain player.
Earlier in the day, several media reports said that the Orioles were close to signing former...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 8:07 PM
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Signing a closer to replace former All-Star Jim Johnson is high on Dan Duquette's shopping list at this week's winter meetings, but word that the Orioles executive vice president was close to acquiring a free-agent closer...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 7:28 PM
As the calendar turned to September, with the Oakland Athletics in the heat of a pennant race, their general manager was half a world away.
Billy Beane was in Prague, and not on a scouting trip.
Baseball's most unconventional operation has done it...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 4:10 PM
The Orioles’ pursuit of an established veteran closer has seemingly come to an end.
Fernando Rodney, the lone remaining free agent viewed strictly as a closer, has reportedly signed a two-year, $14 million deal with the Seattle Mariners, according...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Don’t expect the Orioles to resolve their closer situation any time soon.
As the club tries to distance itself from the mess the situation with Grant Balfour created, the Orioles' external search still seems to be focused on free-agent right-...