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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Could Dodgers deal Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier or Carl Crawford?

    Could Dodgers deal Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier or Carl Crawford?
    ORLANDO, Fla. — Can Matt Kemp or Andre Ethier be traded? Can David Price be added to a rotation that already includes Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke? What about Japanese right-hander Masahiro Tanaka? The Dodgers expect to get an idea of what's...
  • Thoughts on Orioles closer Jim Johnson and a return to starting

    Thoughts on Orioles closer Jim Johnson and a return to starting
    Back in September, Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said definitively that closer Jim Johnson would be tendered a contract and return next season. After leading the American League in both saves (50) and blown saves (9) in 2013, Johnson...
  • Orioles still interested in John Axford, have met with his representatives this week

    Orioles still interested in John Axford, have met with his representatives this week
    The Orioles remain interested in free-agent relief pitcher John Axford as the potential replacement for closer Jim Johnson. The team met with Axford's representatives at Major League Baseball's winter meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., this week,...
  • Orioles continue search for closer, but no offers made yet to top free agents

    Orioles continue search for closer, but no offers made yet to top free agents
    The Orioles continue their search for a new closer to replace Jim Johnson, but manager Buck Showalter said the club has yet to focus on a certain player. Earlier in the day, several media reports said that the Orioles were close to signing former...