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  • Coffee Companion (5/23): Orioles fall in extras, Rice prepares to speak

    Coffee Companion (5/23): Orioles fall in extras, Rice prepares to speak
    I pulled a five-and-dive last night in Bowie to get to hockey, but no one at Camden Yards had the opportunity to leave early last night. If you were there, or up late watching, you probably could use a pick-me-up. That the Coffee Companion, where we recap...
  • Will extra rest pay off for Orioles right-hander Miguel Gonzalez this afternoon against the Twins?

    Will extra rest pay off for Orioles right-hander Miguel Gonzalez this afternoon against the Twins?
    MINNEAPOLIS – The Orioles will face the Minnesota Twins this afternoon at Target Field with an opportunity to claim back-to-back road series wins for the first time since last September. If they win today to take two of three games here –...
  • Orioles manager Buck Showalter concerned about a bullpen burnout

    Orioles manager Buck Showalter concerned about a bullpen burnout
    MINNEAPOLIS – After the Orioles' 5-2 loss to the Minnesota Twins on Sunday, there was definitely a rare tone of concern in manager Buck Showalter's voice. Over the past two seasons, Showalter has been masterful at preserving his bullpen. He's made...
  • Orioles notebook: J.J. Hardy says 'nothing to discuss' on contract status

    Orioles notebook: J.J. Hardy says 'nothing to discuss' on contract status
    TORONTO — Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy said Thursday before the game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre that he will no longer comment on anything having to do with contract extension talks until there are developments in the matter....
  • Rangers bolster powerful lineup with outfielder Shin-Soo Choo

    The Texas Rangers acquired the missing piece to their powerful offense Saturday by adding former Cincinnati Reds outfielder Shin-Soo Choo, who reportedly agreed to a seven-year, $130-million contract. After trading second baseman Ian Kinsler, their...
  • Orioles' deal with Grant Balfour is off after snag in physical, Dan Duquette says

    Orioles' deal with Grant Balfour is off after snag in physical, Dan Duquette says
    Fate has not been friendly to the Orioles so far this offseason, but frustration might have reached its peak on Friday, when the team cut ties with a player who would have been its prize acquisition of the hot-stove season, further compounding the club&...
  • Orioles right to be careful, wrong to be this vulnerable

    Orioles right to be careful, wrong to be this vulnerable
    If you view the attempt to complete a deal with veteran closer Grant Balfour totally in its own context, there’s no way to fault the Orioles for balking at the results of his physical and pulling out of the two-year contract that was agreed upon...
  • Here's your Orioles tender-deadline primer

    Here's your Orioles tender-deadline primer
    Today marks another significant day in the hot stove season because it is the annual tender deadline, the day when teams must tender contracts to their arbitration-eligible players. In tendering a player a contract, it ensures that the player will be...
  • Orioles agree to a one-year deal with Nolan Reimold

    Orioles agree to a one-year deal with Nolan Reimold
    The Orioles have agreed to a one-year, $1.025 million deal with outfielder Nolan Reimold, according to an industry source. Reimold, who batted .195 with five homers in just 40 games last year due to a spine/neck injury that required surgery in July,...
  • Orioles LHP Troy Patton suspended 25 games without pay for amphetamine use

    Orioles LHP Troy Patton suspended 25 games without pay for amphetamine use
    Orioles left-hander Troy Patton said he took an Adderall pill four days before this past season ended as a temporary fix to improve focus and then was tested for banned substances the next day. On Friday, Major League Baseball announced that Patton...
  • Orioles avoid arbitration with Bud Norris

    Orioles avoid arbitration with Bud Norris
     The Orioles have reduced their number of arbitration eligible players to five, agreeing on Thursday with right-hander Bud Norris to a 2014 contract valued at $5.3 million, according to an industry source.  Norris, 28, made $3 million last year when...