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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Grant Balfour comes to Baltimore for first time since deal with Orioles fell through

    Grant Balfour comes to Baltimore for first time since deal with Orioles fell through
    The last time Grant Balfour was in Baltimore, he thought he had landed in the place where he'd spend the next two years of his career. In December, Balfour arrived at the Warehouse to take a club physical that he believed would be the last step in...
  • Orioles head into FanFest with 'work to do,' and with excitement yet to build

    Orioles head into FanFest with 'work to do,' and with excitement yet to build
    As the Orioles prepared for last year's annual FanFest, it didn't seem to matter that the club had made only under-the-radar alterations to its roster. The organization was coming off its first winning season and first postseason appearance since 1997....
  • New Orioles pitcher Liam Hendriks hopes to make new memories in Baltimore

    New Orioles pitcher Liam Hendriks hopes to make new memories in Baltimore
    New Orioles right-hander Liam Hendriks doesn't have very many fond memories of Baltimore. The 24-year-old Australian started for the Minnesota Twins in the Orioles' home opener last season and saw an early three-run lead disappear quickly. He lasted...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Looking back at 2013: What was your biggest Orioles memory of the past year?

    Looking back at 2013: What was your biggest Orioles memory of the past year?
    A new year is here and it’s time to look forward to 2014. There are 43 days until pitchers and catchers report to Sarasota, Fla., for spring training. But first let’s look back to the past year. The Orioles had their share of successes and...