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Nov 6, 2017

Aberdeen affirms plan to sell Ripken Stadium

Aberdeen’s mayor and city council, at a special meeting Monday evening, unanimously affirmed their intention to try and sell Ripken Stadium to relieve the city of one of its financial burdens. The mayor and city council also unanimously agreed that at next Monday night’s meeting they would meet...
Nov 6, 2017

Orioles' Trey Mancini named finalist for AL Rookie of the Year

Orioles outfielder-first baseman Trey Mancini was named one of three finalists for this year’s American League Rookie of the Year Award on Tuesday night. While it’s likely a forgone conclusion that Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge will win the award, the recognition Mancini receives by being a...
Nov 6, 2017

Orioles free agent pitching primer: How the club can address their starting rotation needs

With free agency beginning at 5 p.m. Monday and one major issue facing the Orioles — their threadbare starting rotation — the club could take several different avenues to fill their needs. When the Orioles had fewer gaps to fill in their starting rotation in the past, they took a wait-and-see method...
Nov 6, 2017

Former Oriole Rich Dauer treated for blood clot in brain after Astros' World Series parade

Rich Dauer is the Houston Astros first-base coach.
Nov 6, 2017

Orioles organization depth report: Questions surround starting pitchers in high minors

With baseball transitioning into the offseason this month and the hot stove season beginning to simmer, it's time to revisit the Orioles' organizational depth across the diamond as a means to establish where they're strong and which areas they'll need to address, both this offseason and going forward....
Nov 4, 2017

Welington Castillo declines 2018 player option, becomes free agent

Catcher Welington Castillo has declined his player option to remain with the Orioles in 2018, according to an industry source, officially becoming a free agent. Castillo had until 5 p.m. Monday to decide whether exercise a $7-million player option for next season that the back end of a two-year,...
Nov 3, 2017

Orioles decline 2018 options for lefty Wade Miley, shortstop J.J. Hardy

The Orioles began their offseason business Friday by formally declining the 2018 player options for left-hander Wade Miley and shortstop J.J. Hardy, the club announced Friday. While the Hardy move was largely a formality as the team acquired Tim Beckham in July to be his short- and long-term successor,...
Nov 3, 2017

Though Orioles tend to wait, November bargains exist for free-agent starting pitchers

Over the past several years, even with clear needs in their starting rotation, the Orioles have waited deep into the offseason for bargains rather than jumping into an expensive market. No one needs to look any further than Houston Astros right-hander Charlie Morton, a transformed starter who earned...
Nov 3, 2017

Orioles organizational depth report: Outfield full of promise, led by Austin Hays

While the Orioles outfield has come under heavy scrutiny and experienced a lot of turnover in recent years, Austin Hays, Anthony Santander, Cedric Mullins and DJ Stewart have the future looking bright there.
Nov 2, 2017

Seven Orioles officially become free agents

Seven Orioles players officially became free agents on Thursday the day after the official end of the 2017 season. Designated hitter Pedro Alvarez, utility man Ryan Flaherty, outfielder Craig Gentry, right-hander Jeremy Hellickson, right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez, outfielder Seth Smith and right-hander...
Nov 2, 2017

Orioles organizational depth report: Few promising reinforcements up the middle behind Schoop, Beckham

With baseball transitioning into the offseason this week and the hot stove season to begin to simmer, it's time to revisit the Orioles' organizational depth across the diamond as a means to establish where they're strong and which areas they'll need to address, both this offseason and going forward....
Oct 31, 2017

Orioles bringing back entire major league coaching staff for 2018

After a month of relative uncertainty regarding manager Buck Showalter’s staff, all of the Orioles' coaches have now received contract offers for next season, according to an industry source, a move that came just as some of their current deals were set to expire at the end of October. Bench coach...
Oct 31, 2017

Orioles organizational depth report: With or without Castillo, catcher a stable position

With baseball set to officially transition into the offseason this week and the hot stove season to begin to simmer, it's time to revisit the Orioles' organizational depth all across the diamond as a means to establish where they're strong and which areas they'll need to address, both this offseason...
Oct 31, 2017

Ryan Mountcastle, Tanner Scott chosen for Arizona Fall League all-star game

Two of the Orioles’ top prospects playing in the Arizona Fall League – third baseman Ryan Mountcastle and left-hander Tanner Scott – have been selected to play in this weekend’s Fall Stars Game. Playing for the Salt River Rafters, Mountcastle is hitting .220/.264/.400 with three doubles, two homers...
Oct 31, 2017

Orioles' territorial rights force Nationals to discard plans to continue Navy exhibition game

The latest round of friction between the Orioles and their regional rival, the Washington Nationals, involves a boundary war that will prevent the Nationals from continuing to play a preseason exhibition at the Naval Academy in Annapolis. The Nationals hosted the Boston Red Sox at Navy’s Max Bishop...