| 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 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...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 1:43 PM
MIGUEL ROJAS, 25, infielder.
Final 2014 stats: Hit .181 with 16 runs, one homer, 9 RBI and .242 on-base and .221 slugging percentages in 149 plate appearances. Seven errors in 198 chances (.965).
Contract status: Under team control.
The good: A very...
| 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...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 3:01 PM
From 1984 through 1989, few were as great as Don Mattingly. The same can be said for his trademark mustache.
Alas, that six-season stretch wasn't enough for Donnie Baseball to earn enough votes to become a Hall of Famer this year, his 15th and final...
| 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...
| Dec 7, 2014
| 4:12 PM
The record-breaking contract consummated with Giancarlo Stanton signaled a dramatic shift for the Miami Marlins as they ensured yet another home-grown star would not move on before he became too expensive to keep.
Further indication has come since...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 2:48 PM
To better understand this column, readers should know I am a second-generation life-long journalist — my son is the third. All three of us were named Guillermo, and all of us religiously read the sports pages before we turned to the "important" news...