| Nov 5, 2013
| 4:47 AM
Today marks the first day that Major League Baseball’s free agents can sign with any club. In the previous period between today and the end of the World Series, players could only sign with their most recent clubs.
Orioles executive vice president...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 5:54 PM
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...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 6:05 PM
The Orioles have announced the autograph schedule for their 2014 FanFest event on Feb. 1. Autograph ticket vouchers go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. on the club’s website.
All but one autograph station will require purchase of an autograph voucher,...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 6:04 PM
The Orioles signed all but one of their remaining arbitration-eligible players Friday while making slugger Chris Davis the third-highest paid member of the team by more than tripling his 2013 salary.
The lone arbitration question now centers on...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 1:46 PM
Fans are still waiting for the Orioles to make a big play this offseason – particularly after trading closer Jim Johnson to carve out extra room on the payroll – but the front office obviously is more focused on keeping the guys they’...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 3:48 PM
The Orioles have signed left-handed reliever Kelvin De La Cruz to a one-year contract, the team announced Monday evening.
De La Cruz, 25, hasn’t pitched in the major leagues, but he pitched well for the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Triple-A team...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 4:10 AM
The Orioles’ signing of pitcher Kelvin De La Cruz on Monday was the latest addition to the club’s growing group of left-handed relievers who could compete for bullpen spots in 2014.
Last season, the Orioles carried three lefty relievers --...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 6:42 PM
The Orioles don't have to make an official decision for a week, but they will tender contracts to all nine of their arbitration-eligible players, according to the club's top executive.
“We are planning on tendering those guys,” Orioles...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 2:16 PM
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...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 3:07 PM
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...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 3:00 AM
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...