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Orioles promote prospect Ryan Mountcastle to Double-A Bowie, move him to third base

Orioles prospect Ryan Mountcastle, one of the best pure hitters in the minor leagues, earned a promotion Thursday to Double-A Bowie, where he'll move from his natural position of shortstop to third base. Mountcastle, 20, will be one of the youngest players in the Eastern League, mostly thanks to...
Jul 19, 2017

Orioles notes: Harvey has 'big day in his baseball ladder-climbing' in first game since elbow surgery

Pitching prospect Hunter Harvey, whose stellar 2014 season was shortened by an elbow problem that ultimately required Tommy John reconstruction, had a “big day in his baseball ladder-climbing” Wednesday with his first competitive game in the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League, Orioles manager Buck...
Jul 18, 2017

Improvement in all facets helping Orioles reliever Mychal Givens 'pitch at another level'

In a bullpen that’s been largely defined by its turmoil and turnover this year, the steady improvement of right-hander Mychal Givens has been somewhat overlooked. Since an uncharacteristic outing May 16 in Detroit, when he walked three and all three runners scored during what was the heart of the...
Jul 17, 2017

Orioles notes: Buck Showalter says Hyun Soo Kim's lack of playing time has affected his confidence

As opportunities for Hyun Soo Kim have dried up in his second season with the Orioles, manager Buck Showalter said he can tell the lack of playing time is beginning to affect the left-handed-hitting outfielder at the plate. “I think there’s probably a little less confidence, maybe,” Showalter said....
Jul 17, 2017

Forget Yogi, O's fans -- it's been over for a while

A little more than two months ago, the Orioles were in first place, a half-game ahead of the Yankees, and one of the surprises of the young season. Can y'all remember that far back? Seems like ages ago, I know. And if anyone thought May and June were rough (the Orioles went 12-16 in each month),...
Jul 17, 2017

One year removed from first start, Dylan Bundy still building identity in Orioles' starting rotation

Even a year later, Dylan Bundy and the Orioles brass contend that the process that brought him out of the bullpen and into the starting rotation after last year’s All-Star break was an organic development.Whatever the method behind bringing the former first-round draft pick back from nearly three...
Jul 17, 2017

Peter Schmuck's Orioles report card for the week (July 14-16)

Every week of the regular season, columnist Peter Schmuck will grade the performance of the Orioles in five categories. The letter grades are not directly tied to any particular statistic, but are representative of a cumulative evaluation of everything – tangible or intangible – that falls under...
Jul 14, 2017

As trade deadline approaches, Orioles say they're focused on tough schedule, not tough decisions

Closer Zach Britton can’t remember the Orioles making many trade deadline acquisitions. And even as the club returned from the All-Star break Friday four games below .500 — with series against the defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs and the American-League best Houston Astros looming over...
Jul 14, 2017

After monthlong absence, Chris Davis (oblique) activated from DL, set to start vs. Cubs

After missing about a month with a strained right oblique, Orioles first baseman Chris Davis was activated from the 10-day disabled list and set to start Friday night’s game against the Chicago Cubs. Outfielder Craig Gentry cleared waivers and was assigned to Triple-A Norfolk. Orioles Manager Buck...
Jul 14, 2017

New Cubs pitcher Jose Quintana will start Sunday vs. the Orioles

Cubs pitcher Jose Quintana will make his first start for his new team on Sunday against the Orioles at Camden Yards. The left-handed Quintana was acquired by the Cubs in a trade with their cross-town rivals, the White Sox, on Thursday. The Cubs sent their top two prospects, Eloy Jimenez, a 20-year-old...
Jul 13, 2017

Five major questions the Orioles face coming out of the All-Star break

When the Chicago Cubs arrive at Camden Yards on Friday for a three-game set to open the second half of the season, the Orioles will be in a sprint toward the July 31 nonwaiver trade deadline to see just where they sit in the muddled American League playoff race. With four games and five teams between...
Jul 13, 2017

Court sends Orioles-Nationals TV rights fee dispute back to Major League Baseball for decision

A New York appeals court ruled Thursday that the Orioles-controlled Mid-Atlantic Sports Network must return to a Major League Baseball arbitration panel for a resolution to its long-running dispute with the Washington Nationals over television rights fees. The New York Supreme Court’s Appellate...
Jul 13, 2017

Former Oriole Sammy Sosa has a new look, and it's ... different

Athletes change in retirement. They maybe become more outspoken. They might lose weight, or put it on. They become fathers and make real estate deals and even work for Barstool Sports. Then there’s Sammy Sosa. Above is the former Chicago Cubs star as a new Oriole in 2004. And here’s what he looked...
Jul 13, 2017

Cubs come to Baltimore having trading for left-handed pitcher Jose Quintana from White Sox

Clearly unhappy with a 43-45 record at the All-Star break and with a pitching staff that has been beaten up, the Chicago Cubs did something about it today. Last year’s World Series champion, which has been hovering around .500 throughout the first half of the 2017 season, acquired left-handed starting...
Jul 11, 2017

How a Bel Air 17-year-old earns $137 an hour

The following was submitted by Joseph M. Davis, a business teacher at C. Milton Wright High School, about one of his students. By: Joseph Davis How does a 17-year-old teenager manage to make $16,500 in just four months, working about an hour a day? The million-dollar question might just end up...