| May 22, 2012
| 3:00 AM
**The most impressive thing about 22-year-old outfielder Xavier Avery is the maturity and patience at the plate he has exhibited. It’s something I didn’t expect when he was recalled last week.
The perfect case in point was in the third inning...
| May 22, 2012
| 5:33 PM
After Jim Johnson seized the closer's role in the second half of last year and converted his final eight save chances, the Orioles knew they had a guy who could finish games if they needed him to.
But there was also the possibility that Johnson could...
| May 30, 2012
| 4:53 AM
It’s not often that Orioles catcher Matt Wieters loses his cool.
But after the Orioles fell behind 8-1 in the fifth inning of their 8-6 loss to the Blue Jays Tuesday night at the Rogers Centre, he felt he had to speak his mind to home plate...
| Jun 9, 2012
| 3:35 PM
While watching Jake Arrieta struggle on the mound against the Phillies on Friday night, Orioles manager Buck Showalter firmly believed that sending Arrieta to Triple-A was the best solution.
Arrieta himself thought it was a real possibility. He talked to...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 9:18 PM
Brian Roberts had never been the recipient of a postgame shaving cream pie — the ones Orioles center fielder Adam Jones now ceremoniously delivers to unsuspecting daily heroes while they do interviews on the field after big wins.
That changed after...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 1:35 PM
Here are some more nuggets from Buck Showalter’s meeting with the media.
On Jim Johnson. Showalter said whether Johnson gets moved to the rotation or stays in the bullpen as a late-inning reliever is still dependent on what moves are made this...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 8:47 PM
Brian Matusz had already allowed 11 hits through five innings of work Tuesday night, but Orioles manager Buck Showalter wanted to see if he could scrape one more inning out of his left-handed starter.
Showalter believed Matusz earned the right to go out...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 2:26 PM
The Orioles have expressed some interest in the lone viable free-agent closer, Francisco Cordero, according to an industry source.
Although discussions are not considered far along, the Orioles have inquired about the 36-year-old right-hander, who has...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 6:36 PM
The Orioles announced several changes to the front office staff Thursday, including the hiring of long-time Orioles outfielder Brady Anderson as a special assistant to executive vice president Dan Duquette.
Anderson, 48, was a three-time all-star in...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 6:40 AM
Orioles manager Buck Showalter calls Brady Anderson the Pied Piper because of his ability to connect with some of the organization’s younger players whom he trains. The team’s executive vice president for baseball operations, Dan Duquette,...
| Jan 21, 2012
| 1:03 PM
Orioles pitcher Jim Johnson, who shined in his late-season role as the team’s closer, said he has a feeling he will open spring training in the bullpen.
“I’m pretty sure about that,” Johnson said at Saturday’s Orioles...