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  • Orioles claim right-hander Liam Hendriks off waivers from Cubs

    Orioles claim right-hander Liam Hendriks off waivers from Cubs
    The Orioles claimed right-handed pitcher Liam Hendriks off waivers from the Chicago Cubs, the team announced Monday. The addition of the 24-year-old Hendriks, however, doesn't alter the Orioles' offseason search for a starting pitcher to help solidify...
  • Angelos ought to leave O's next[Letter]

    Angelos ought to leave O's next[Letter]
    As a lifelong fan of the Baltimore Orioles, there is nothing more I wanted this Christmas than for my team to land a top-notch free agent. Instead of reading about the O's signing a Carlos Beltran or Shin-Soo Choo, the only announcements out of the...
  • Possibility of Orioles using Tommy Hunter at closer looking more likely each day

    Possibility of Orioles using Tommy Hunter at closer looking more likely each day
    Don’t expect the Orioles to resolve their closer situation any time soon. As the club tries to distance itself from the mess the situation with Grant Balfour created, the Orioles' external search still seems to be focused on free-agent right-...
  • What should the Orioles' top offseason priority be right now?

    What should the Orioles' top offseason priority be right now?
    Christmas may be over, but the Orioles still have plenty of items left on their offseason shopping list. There are seven weeks until pitchers and catchers report to Sarasota for spring training, and the club has plenty of holes to fill. A lot has been...
  • 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...
  • What's the move the Orioles must make before spring training?

    What's the move the Orioles must make before spring training?
    It’s tough to look backward in a bar (there’s this huge mirror behind us, and what I see isn’t flattering. Must be the lighting). So let’s jump forward to the 2014 Orioles’ season now that 2013 and Ravens games are behind...
  • Where does the Orioles' offseason go from here?

    Where does the Orioles' offseason go from here?
    With less than six weeks remaining until spring training, the Orioles are still trying to upgrade the team they will bring to Sarasota, Fla., in mid-February. The shopping list hasn’t changed much in recent weeks, and executive vice president...
  • Hunter says he is ready to be Orioles' closer, if asked

    Hunter says he is ready to be Orioles' closer, if asked
    SARASOTA, FLA. -- In the midst of the fallout from the Orioles' trade of closer Jim Johnson last month, manager Buck Showalter received a comforting text message from reliever Tommy Hunter. The message from Hunter, one of the club's top set-up men...
  • Former Orioles closer Jim Johnson now ex-Athletics closer, too

    Former Orioles closer Jim Johnson now ex-Athletics closer, too
    In what has to be one of the most stunning career reversals in recent baseball history, former Orioles closer Jim Johnson -- who saved at least 50 games in each of the past two seasons -- has been removed from that role after barely two weeks in Oakland....
  • Late additions could boost Orioles in wide-open American League East race

    Late additions could boost Orioles in wide-open American League East race
    — As Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette sat in his office at the Ed Smith Stadium complex on a sunny afternoon earlier this month, overlooking a well-manicured cloverleaf of fields, a bitter winter seemed like an eternity ago in more ways...
  • American League baseball preview

    American League baseball preview
    Team outlooks are listed in predicted order of finish. Lineups and rotations are projections. EAST DIVISION 1 l Tampa Bay 2013 l 92-71, second place Last year in playoffs l 2013 Tampa's young rotation — average age: 25 — may prove to...