6:30 AM EDT, Tue April 23, 2019
12 hours ago

Orioles decide Cedric Mullins needs offensive lift, send him to Norfolk

BALTIMORE—With his batting average at just .094, the Orioles decided that Cedric Mullins needed to find his offensive stroke. On Monday, they optioned the 24-year-old centerfielder to Triple-A Norfolk. Mullins had just six hits in 64 at-bats, and was 2-for-40 after enduring a rough spring training when he hit just .151. The switch-hitting Mullins was […]
18 hours ago

Lamb, Looper and Torres vie for Prep Ballplayer of the Week

Three high school seniors are finalists for this week’s Prep Ballplayer of the Week award. One finalist pitched a gem, while another found success on the mound and at the plate. Our third finalist took opposing pitchers deep twice. This Week’s Finalists Jared Lamb, Sr., RHP, Century Century tossed a combined no-hitter against South Carroll […]
23 hours ago

Five reasons the Delmarva Shorebirds are the minor leagues’ most fascinating team

As Rich Dubroff wrote Friday, the Orioles’ high minors have been a disappointment so far. The Triple-A Norfolk Tides have struggled to a 7-11 record and the Double-A Bowie Baysox have been even worse at 3-13. Discouragingly, many of the Orioles’ most recognizable prospects — including Austin Hays, Yusniel Diaz and Dillon Tate — have […]
Apr 21, 2019

Homers don’t fly, but Orioles lose; Bundy better; Smith hurting

BALTIMORE—Before Sunday’s game, manager Brandon Hyde had to address Alex Cobb’s postgame comments from the night before, suggesting the baseballs are juiced. “I have no idea,” Hyde said. “The ball is flying everywhere. I’m not a scientist, and I’m  not that smart. All I see is what we’re giving up, which is a lot. I […]
Apr 21, 2019

Orioles lose patience with Mike Wright, designate for assignment

BALTIMORE—For five seasons, Mike Wright teased the Orioles. They showed endless patience with the 29-year-old. However, that patience has finally been exhausted, and the Orioles designated the right-hander for assignment on Sunday. Wright, who was 10-12 with a 5.95 ERA in 101 games, will be put on waivers, and if no team claims him, could […]
Apr 21, 2019

Kline has eventful debut; Davis to the mound; Cobb’s rough night

BALTIMORE—By the time Branden Kline sprinted in from the bullpen, many of the 28,409 that came for the Orioles’ doubleheader with the Minnesota Twins had departed. Kline’s friends and family, who’d come from Frederick, Md. cheered from the seats behind home plate. Kline was officially added for the second game of the doubleheader as the […]
Apr 20, 2019

Orioles continue to give up homers; Davis heats up; Kline arrives

BALTIMORE—It’s no secret that the Orioles have been allowing home runs at a record pace. When Alex Cobb, who started the second game, allowed home runs to Nelson Cruz and C.J. Cron in the first inning, it meant the Orioles had become the first team in baseball history to allow more than 50 home runs […]
Apr 20, 2019

Jonathan Schoop savors trip back to Baltimore to face Orioles

BALTIMORE—It’s Jonathan Schoop’s first time back in Baltimore since he left the Orioles last July, and it’s a funny feeling. “Weird a little bit,” Schoop said as he prepared for Saturday’s doubleheader with the Minnesota Twins. “Get to see my old fans, my old teammates. I went to the neighborhood to see where I was […]
Apr 19, 2019

Few appealing alternatives in high minors for the Orioles

After the first three weeks of play, the Orioles have an 8-12 record. With an eighth of the season completed, that projects to just under 100 losses, which many people would consider a success. The early part of the season has been a relative joyride, especially since the Orioles played 17 of their first 20 […]
Apr 19, 2019

Alex Seidleck earns latest Prep Ballplayer crown

Voting picked up in the latter part of the week and more than 57 percent of the 25,814 total votes cast went to Indian Creek’s Alex Seidleck. Seidleck used an impressive performance against St. Frances on April 8 to take home the Prep Ballplayer of the Week crown. The right-hander threw a no-hitter with 12 […]
Apr 19, 2019

Diner Question: Which new Oriole has made the greatest impression on you?

After Thursday night’s 11-inning 6-5 win over the Tampa Bay Rays, the Orioles have an 8-12 record. Of the 25 players currently on the roster, eight of them are new to the organization since the end of last season: Hanser Alberto, Josh Lucas, Richie Martin, Rio Ruiz, Pedro Severino, Dwight Smith Jr., Dan Straily and […]
Apr 18, 2019

Orioles manager Brandon Hyde impresses others through his support for Davis

As Wednesday night’s painful 8-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays again demonstrated, the Orioles’ building process will continue to be difficult. With the team’s record now 7-12, Brandon Hyde continues to draw rave reviews for his performance in his first year as a manager. Hyde, who was chosen by general manager Mike Elias, has […]
Apr 17, 2019

Orioles’ Chris Davis draws admiration for his handling of adversity

Suddenly, an .089 hitter became a folk hero. This weekend, Chris Davis went from being pitied to a sought-after guest on talk shows. On Monday morning, shortly before the Orioles’ Patriots’ Day game against the Boston Red Sox, Davis, who a few days earlier was cheered by tiny crowds in Baltimore, was on national sports […]
Apr 16, 2019

The Orioles are better than last year, but Hyde thinks they can be even better

BOSTON—The Orioles begin a three-game series with the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field tonight, and for the first time this season will see the team that’s handily leading the American League East. The Rays are 12-4, and they lead the second place Orioles by 5 ½ games. So far, the Orioles are 7-10, and […]
Apr 15, 2019

Orioles split four games in Boston; Davis hits first homer; Hyde ejected for first time

BOSTON— In their first 10 road games, the Orioles have managed to win two of three at Yankee Stadium, another two of three in Toronto, and just concluded a split of their four-game series at Fenway Park. The Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox 8-1 in a Patriots’ Day game that began shortly after 11 […]