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  • In return to Texas, Nelson Cruz hits three-run HR in Orioles' 8-3 win over Rangers

    In return to Texas, Nelson Cruz hits three-run HR in Orioles' 8-3 win over Rangers
    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Orioles left fielder Nelson Cruz almost didn’t take his final at-bat Tuesday night against the Texas Rangers, but he wasn’t going to give manager Buck Showalter any reason pull him with the score tied heading into the...
  • Orioles' Johan Santana tears left Achilles tendon, out for 2014 season

    Orioles' Johan Santana tears left Achilles tendon, out for 2014 season
    The Orioles lost their primary starting-rotation insurance Friday afternoon when veteran left-hander Johan Santana tore his left Achilles tendon in Sarasota, Fla., ending his 2014 season. At 35, Santana's playing future also may be in jeopardy "I know...
  • Now that Orioles failed to sign Bronson Arroyo, what's next in their free-agent search?

    Now that Orioles failed to sign Bronson Arroyo, what's next in their free-agent search?
    The Orioles’ search for a starting pitcher to upgrade their rotation took a major hit Friday when right-hander Bronson Arroyo -- one of the club’s top offseason targets -- chose the Arizona Diamondbacks over the Orioles. The two sides agreed...
  • Orioles must choose to buy top remaining starter or fill spot from within

    Orioles must choose to buy top remaining starter or fill spot from within
    The Orioles didn’t land veteran right-hander Bronson Arroyo this week; he signed a two-year deal with a third-year option with the Arizona Diamondbacks worth a guaranteed $23.5 million. A.J. Burnett is still on the open market, but there is a...
  • Answering questions from Twitter about the Orioles

    Answering questions from Twitter about the Orioles
    One of the great things about my profession and social media -- Twitter, in particular -- is the immediacy with which writers can interact with readers. I’ll be stepping away from Twitter for a little bit before I head down to Florida in a few...
  • Hamels suffers setback, Phillies need another starter

     
    Reports out of Clearwater Thursday morning were not good for Cole Hamels. Hamels, who announced at the beginning of spring training that he wouldn't be ready to start the season on time due to shoulder tendinitis, suffered a setback and is even further...
  • Manny Machado to make history with Opening Day start

    Manny Machado to make history with Opening Day start
    Orioles third baseman Manny Machado will make his first career Opening Day start today against the Rays. Machado, 20, joins Brooks Robinson (19 in 1957, 20 in 1958), Ron Hansen (20 in 1958) and Boog Powell (20 in 1962) as the only Orioles players to...
  • As baseball's trade deadline approaches, it's nervous time for GMs

    ARLINGTON, Texas — Consider the dilemma faced by Seattle Mariners General Manager Jack Zduriencik as Wednesday's nonwaiver trade deadline approaches. The Mariners have virtually no shot at making the playoffs. So if Zduriencik decides to sell,...
  • Fantasy baseball: Breakout performances earn 3 a spot in All-Star game

    Fantasy baseball: Breakout performances earn 3 a spot in All-Star game
    Staff writer Tim Hubbard looks at three players whose surprising performances in the first half have earned them roster spots in Tuesday's All-Star game in New York. Patrick Corbin SP | Arizona When the Angels traded for Dan Haren in July 2010, many...
  • Angels do not have the right stuff against left-handed pitchers

    Angels do not have the right stuff against left-handed pitchers
    SEATTLE -- An 8-3 loss to Seattle on Friday night had an all-too-familiar ring for the Angels, who were shut down — again — by a left-hander, Joe Saunders blanking them and giving up five hits in seven innings. The Angels are 10-14 against...
  • Drug cheats in baseball spur 'what-ifs' from opposing players

    The straight line from cheater to victim in baseball's drug world is muddied. It shouldn't be, so let's put the boots on and wade in. John Lackey, the former Angels star pitcher who now toils in Boston with the Red Sox, crossed that bridge a few days...