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  • Orioles agree to terms with free-agent outfielder Nelson Cruz on one-year deal

    SARASOTA, Fla. — The Orioles' sudden spring training spending spree continued Saturday as the club agreed to terms on a one-year deal with free-agent outfielder Nelson Cruz, according to industry sources. The deal, which is pending a physical...
  • Fernando Rodney reportedly signs with Mariners

    Fernando Rodney reportedly signs with Mariners
    The Orioles’ pursuit of an established veteran closer has seemingly come to an end. Fernando Rodney, the lone remaining free agent viewed strictly as a closer, has reportedly signed a two-year, $14 million deal with the Seattle Mariners, according...
  • Spurning Orioles, Bronson Arroyo signs two-year deal with Arizona Diamondbacks

    The Orioles were in the race for free-agent starter Bronson Arroyo, one of their top offseason targets, until the very end, but ultimately saw the right-hander agree to a two-year deal worth a guaranteed $23.5 million with the Arizona Diamondbacks on...
  • Looking at the Orioles' negotiations with Bronson Arroyo and the Grant Balfour effect

    Looking at the Orioles' negotiations with Bronson Arroyo and the Grant Balfour effect
    There was a sense throughout the industry that the Orioles' decision to back away from closer Grant Balfour after his failed physical in December could adversely affect the club going forward. That reality apparently played a part in them not landing...
  • A.J. Burnett's price likely too costly for Orioles, Manny Machado's rehab and more

    A.J. Burnett's price likely too costly for Orioles, Manny Machado's rehab and more
    SARASOTA, Fla. -- In the past few days, it became more likely that right-hander A.J. Burnett was not going to sign with the Orioles, and Wednesday brought official word that the 37-year-old was heading elsewhere when he agreed to terms on a one-year,...
  • Mike Trout shrugs off slump with first career walk-off home run

    With the Angels trailing 5-2 entering the bottom of the ninth inning, a few thousand fans remained at Angel Stadium hoping for an improbable comeback. Mike Trout, his teammates and the Tampa Bay Rays' bullpen gave it to them. Shrugging off his...
  • 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....
  • AP source: Orioles, Balfour agree to 2-year deal

    BALTIMORE - Two weeks after trading their closer to Oakland, the Baltimore Orioles agreed to a two-year, $15 million contract with former Athletics closer Grant Balfour on Tuesday, according to a person familiar with the deal. Balfour's contract will...
  • Jerome Williams, Angels can't dig out of early hole

    Jerome Williams, Angels can't dig out of early hole
    OAKLAND — Forks and knives scraping plates were all that broke the silence in the Angels clubhouse Friday night after a 6-4 loss to the Oakland Athletics dropped them 11 games back in the American League West. It has become an all-too-familiar...
  • Garrett Richards sharp, Scott Downs is not in Angels' 3-1 loss to A's

    OAKLAND -- A successful return to the rotation by Angels right-hander Garrett Richards on Saturday was marred by a rare meltdown by reliever Scott Downs, who gave up a pinch-hit, two-run home run to Derek Norris in the seventh inning of a 3-1 loss to...
  • Orioles add RHP Grant Balfour on two-year deal, lose 2B Brian Roberts to the Yankees

    Orioles add RHP Grant Balfour on two-year deal, lose 2B Brian Roberts to the Yankees
    The Orioles’ offseason overhaul took some time to gain steam, but two moves in one day have added a little more clarity to the team’s roster for next season. On Tuesday afternoon, the Orioles agreed to a two-year, $15 million deal with...