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  • A rare opening dud for Orioles

    BALTIMORE When it comes to winning home openers, the Orioles are about as close to the old "death and taxes" saying as possible. They came to town for the first time this season boasting a 41-20 all-time record in such games, and they had some extra...
  • Johnson, Urrutia sent down; De Aza returns

    Johnson, Urrutia sent down; De Aza returns
    The Orioles announced two cuts today, reassigning pitcher Steve Johnson (St. Paul's) to the minor-league camp and optioning outfielder Henry Urrutia to Triple-A Norfolk. Urrutia acquitted himself well, batting .320 with one homer and seven RBIs in 25...
  • Buck Showalter updates status of Orioles' Wesley Wright, J.J. Hardy

    Buck Showalter updates status of Orioles' Wesley Wright, J.J. Hardy
    During his postgame news conference Saturday, Orioles manager Buck Showalter gave updates on Wesley Wright and J.J. Hardy. Wright, a left-handed reliever who was placed on the disabled list Saturday with a strain of the left trapezius muscle, is...
  • Notes: Orioles manager Buck Showalter 'proud' of Rule 5 pick Jason Garcia

    Notes: Orioles manager Buck Showalter 'proud' of Rule 5 pick Jason Garcia
    Right-hander Jason Garcia still is learning the speed and nuances of the majors, but in his first two appearances, he has shown glimpses of why the Orioles took him in the Rule 5 draft. “If he can get going and get strike one, he has a chance to...
  • Adam Jones goes 4-for-4, but he'd rather have a win

    Adam Jones goes 4-for-4, but he'd rather have a win
    Orioles center fielder Adam Jones had a pretty good day Friday, hearing one of the loudest ovations in pre-game introductions, receiving his 2014 Gold Glove Award and then collecting four hits, including a homer and a double, in a 12-5 blowout loss to the...
  • As Jonathan Schoop taps potential with homer, Manny Machado searching for first hit

    As Jonathan Schoop taps potential with homer, Manny Machado searching for first hit
    Jonathan Schoop’s ninth-inning home run was hit about as well as anyone could expect Friday, with the second baseman smacking a belt-high fastball nearly into the visitor’s bullpen in left-center field. Schoop, however, believes he has...
  • Baltimore fans welcome back Chris Davis

    Baltimore fans welcome back Chris Davis
    First came Tuesday night's game against the Tampa Bay Rays, his first competitive baseball game in 209 days. Then came the plane ride back to Baltimore late Wednesday night, when he realized his next game would be before a crowd that desperately missed...
  • After buzz builds for home opener, Orioles, Bud Norris fall flat in 12-5 loss to Blue Jays

    After buzz builds for home opener, Orioles, Bud Norris fall flat in 12-5 loss to Blue Jays
    The Orioles’ home opener qualifies as an unofficial holiday in Baltimore, so the gloomy fog and threat of rain that loomed over Camden Yards on Friday afternoon did little to take away from the anticipation of a new season, especially after a...
  • Buck Showalter's pregame musings (Orioles and Jays lineups, Lough, Hardy)

    Buck Showalter's pregame musings (Orioles and Jays  lineups, Lough, Hardy)
    Friday's press briefing with manager Buck Showalter was a bit subdued. The manager, known for always being in his office, came to the ballpark later than usual as he stayed longer at home with his wife and family. Showalter's father-in-law, Phil...
  • 'Fiery' Bud Norris ready for what might be his last Orioles home opener

    'Fiery' Bud Norris ready for what might be his last Orioles home opener
    There's no doubt that Orioles right-hander Bud Norris pitches with a certain fire. He's not afraid to show emotion on the mound, and since the club acquired Norris in 2013, Orioles fans seldom have seen Norris hide his intensity. That's what might...
  • New curveball could improve Kevin Gausman's already explosive fastball

    New curveball could improve Kevin Gausman's already explosive fastball
    Orioles pitcher Kevin Gausman might be in the bullpen for the time being, but he’s looking at the team’s Opening Day starter as a reference point, having dusted off a curveball he hasn’t used since college. Making his first relief...