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  • Orioles surely can afford to improve this club

    Orioles surely can afford to improve this club
    The countdown to spring training continues and, with each passing day, it appears less and less likely that the Orioles are going to make a dynamic acquisition to upgrade their pitching staff or add some real on-base potential to their power-packed...
  • Orioles' deal with Tyler Colvin held up by physical

    A potential deal with outfielder Tyler Colvin has been held up due to concerns the Orioles had about a physical he took last Wednesday, according to an industry source. No specifics were given as to what questions the Orioles may have had or if the...
  • Tampa Bay Rays sign RHP Grant Balfour to two-year deal

    Tampa Bay Rays sign RHP Grant Balfour to two-year deal
    Grant Balfour will be pitching in the American League East after all. And he’ll have up to 19 chances in 2014 to show a little “Balfour Rage” against the Orioles, the team that spiked a free-agent deal with him in December. The 36-...
  • Orioles have been in recent contact with several veteran starters

    The Orioles are continuing their pursuit of a starting pitcher and have been in recent contact with some of the top names left on the board, including Ervin Santana, Bronson Arroyo and Ubaldo Jimenez. One source referred to the talks as “a...
  • Can any of the available free agents save the Orioles' offseason?

    Can any of the available free agents save the Orioles' offseason?
    OK, here's what we know about the Orioles' offseason so far. It hasn’t been pretty. I mean, really not pretty. The most significant addition so far has probably been pitching coach Dave Wallace, but the front office has not added a pitcher to a...
  • Grant Balfour declares himself '100 percent healthy,' says failed physical with Orioles is in the past

    Grant Balfour declares himself '100 percent healthy,' says failed physical with Orioles is in the past
    As Grant Balfour was introduced as the Tampa Bay Rays’ new closer on Thursday, he embraced a little personal redemption as he declared himself “100 percent healthy” and ready to pitch for one of the Orioles’ American League East...
  • Source: Orioles hadn't talked with closer Fernando Rodney in weeks

    Source: Orioles hadn't talked with closer Fernando Rodney in weeks
    The Orioles may attempt to ramp up their pursuit of Fernando Rodney, the best free-agent closer still available, but they hadn’t done it as of Thursday afternoon. According to an industry source, the Orioles and Rodney’s representatives have...
  • Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon talks about building confidence, bullpens

    Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon talks about building confidence, bullpens
    When the Orioles traded Jim Johnson in December and then spiked a potential deal with Grant Balfour weeks later, the likelihood of Tommy Hunter being the club’s 2014 closer increased. With a few weeks left in the offseason, the Orioles could still...
  • MLS teams draft UMBC's Caringi, Dacres

    MLS teams draft UMBC's Caringi, Dacres
    Pro soccer MLS teams draft Caringi, Dacres UMBC senior soccer standouts Pete Caringi III (Calvert Hall) and Kadeem Dacres were selected in Tuesday's Major League Soccer SuperDraft. Caringi, a forward, was selected in the third round by the Montreal...
  • Orioles nearing deal with left-hander Johan Santana

    SARASOTA, Fla. –¬†Two-time Cy Young Award winner Johan Santana visited the Ed Smith Stadium Complex on Monday morning with little fanfare — the latest veteran seeking a second baseball life with the Orioles. The Orioles were nearing a minor...
  • Dan Duquette's patience paid off for the Orioles

    Dan Duquette's patience paid off for the Orioles
    SARASOTA, FLA. — Maybe Dan Duquette knew it all along, though if that were really the case, he isn't letting on. It certainly appears that he played the new "qualified" free agent system like a Stradivarius to pick up solid starting pitcher Ubaldo...