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  • Orioles agree to terms with Ubaldo Jimenez on four-year deal

    Orioles agree to terms with Ubaldo Jimenez on four-year deal
    SARASOTA, Fla. — After sitting idle through the offseason, the Orioles finally struck with a long-awaited impact signing on Monday, just days after settling into spring training. The club agreed to terms with free-agent Ubaldo Jimenez —...
  • By signing with Orioles, South Korean pitcher Suk-min Yoon nears goal of pitching in U.S.

    By signing with Orioles, South Korean pitcher Suk-min Yoon nears goal of pitching in U.S.
    SARASOTA, FLA. — Suk-min Yoon spent his childhood in South Korea idolizing fellow countryman Chan Ho Park as he became the first South Korean-born player to pitch the major leagues, all while hoping that one day he could follow in Park's footsteps....
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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....