| Feb 3, 2015
| 1:30 PM
Judging by the long lines outside Baltimore Convention Center on a freezing Saturday morning and the near-record attendance estimate at the end of Orioles FanFest, reports that this has been a winter of widespread discontent may have been greatly...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 1:59 PM
It’s unspoken, at least publicly, but it’s pretty clear the Dodgers would like phenom Joc Pederson as their everyday center fielder in 2015.
They’re trying to be careful and say the right things like, “We’re not going to...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 4:33 PM
The departure of right fielder Nick Markakis, who after nine seasons with the Orioles signed a four-year, $44 million contract this winter with the Atlanta Braves, had a significant impact on the players he left behind in Baltimore.
"It’s going to...
| Jan 25, 2015
| 8:07 AM
1953: Ernie Banks makes his Cubs debut Sept. 17. He starts at shortstop and bats seventh, becoming the first African-American player in team history.
1954: On Aug. 22, Banks homers twice in a 12-6 loss to the Braves at Wrigley Field. This is his...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 2:59 PM
Amid an offseason of player departures from the Orioles, two franchise cornerstones said they were healthy and ready to return to the field in spring training after injuries cut their seasons short in 2014.
Catcher Matt Wieters, who didn’t play...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 6:28 PM
The Marlins late Tuesday officially announced the signing of free agent outfielder Ichiro Suzuki to a one-year contract.
Suzuki will become the first Japanese-born player to compete for the Marlins in the franchise's 22-year history. The Marlins have...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 4:19 PM
NEW YORK — Eleven months after Roger Clemens left Boston to embark on the twilight of his career, Pedro Martinez arrived as the new pitching ace of the Red Sox.
Over the next seven seasons, Martinez was among the best pitchers in baseball while...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 7:55 PM
Ernie Banks, one of baseball's most ebullient and optimistic ambassadors, died Friday, his wife, Liz, confirmed.
Known worldwide as "Mr. Cub," Banks became the Cubs first African-American player on Sept. 17, 1953, and went on to become an 11-time All-...
| Jan 25, 2015
| 7:40 PM
The Orioles settled with utility infielder Ryan Flaherty on Sunday, agreeing to a $1.075 million deal for the 2015 season, according to multiple sources.
Flaherty becomes the Orioles’ sixth arbitration-eligible player to come to terms, and the...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 1:33 PM
The Orioles have reduced their number of arbitration cases to four, agreeing to a one-year, $8.8 million deal with right-hander Bud Norris on Monday.
Norris, 29, was 15-8 with a 3.65 ERA in 28 starts last year for the Orioles. He made $5.3 million in...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 6:05 PM
Based on the way salaries are structured in Major League Baseball, with players getting large raises after accruing three years of big-league service time, the Orioles knew they’d be doling out millions of dollars for arbitration-eligible players...