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Baltimore Sun

Out with ankle injury, top Orioles prospect Austin Hays waiting for return to form after slow start

Orioles top prospect Austin Hays has no choice but to wait until his sore ankle is healed before he can get back into the batter's box and try to regain the good feeling that made him one of the best players in all the minor leagues last season.

Baltimore Sun

Orioles lefty Richard Bleier confirms he'll have surgery, hopes to be back in time for spring training

Orioles left-hander Richard Bleier will undergo surgery Tuesday to repair a Grade 3 lat tear, ending a season during which he further established himself as an effective reliever. He said he hopes to be back in time for spring training, but will not know whether that’s likely until after shoulder...


Pre-game rumblings: Bleier’s season likely lost; Davis sitting for extended period; Corban Joseph gets call

It was a busy afternoon for the Orioles. Here are the highlights – and some thoughts mixed in. Bleier likely headed toward surgery for his left lat   Orioles manager Buck Showalter said reliever Richard Bleier is considering his options involving a significant left lat strain, which would include potentially having surgery. Bleier was injured […]

The Baltimore Wire

Baltimore Orioles: Are Roster Moves Sign of Things to Come?

The Baltimore Orioles made several roster moves on Friday, and one has to wonder what those moves could mean for the rest of the season. Following Richard Bleier‘s injury, the Baltimore Orioles were going to make a roster move Friday. Most expected that move would be to recall either Tanner Scott or Donnie Hart since either […] Baltimore Orioles: Are Roster Moves Sign of Things to Come? - The Baltimore Wire - The Baltimore Wire - A Baltimore Sports Site -Orioles, Ravens, Terrapins and More


Roster moves expected today — one could involve Corban Joseph

Today is expected to be one of possible moves for the Orioles – especially with reliever Richard Bleier likely going to the disabled list with a lat injury The assumption is the Orioles will call up a lefty reliever – Tanner Scott or Donnie Hart – to fill Bleier’s spot. There’s also the possibility that […]


Myriad O’s Thoughts: Domino effect of Bleier’s injury; no urgency with Rasmus; chasing the franchise’s worst

Reliever Richard Bleier has often been an afterthought – in his career and, for a while, with the Orioles. He’s a lefty specialist, a guy who didn’t throw hard, but somehow got outs consistently. The New York Yankees traded him to the Orioles in February 2017 despite Bleier’s good numbers in 2016 (1.96 ERA in […]


Red Sox notebook: Mookie Betts shows no rust at plate after missing time with abdominal strain

BALTIMORE — Mookie Betts’ left abdominal strain looked like a thing of the past yesterday.In just his second game back from the injury, Betts stayed back on a 94-mph fastball and squared it up to right-center field for his 18th homer of the season.“I don’t know, maybe this is just my place,” Betts said after the Red Sox’ 5-1 win over the Orioles.It was his 12th homer in 32 games at Camden Yards, where he’s made a habit of torturing the O’s.Betts saw just one pitch in his first at-bat against rookie Yefry Ramirez, but studied him enough through the next two innings to have a...

Baltimore Sun

Orioles reliever Richard Bleier leaves game with apparent injury

Orioles left-handed reliever Richard Bleier left Wednesday’s game against the Boston Red Sox abruptly in the eighth inning just five pitches into his outing. Bleier entered the game with two outs in the seventh inning and recorded a quick third out. After throwing his first pitch of the eighth...

Jays Journal

Blue Jays: Looking beyond dealing just the “rental” contracts

If the Blue Jays do ultimately become sellers at this year’s trade deadline, they may want to consider moving more than just their rental contract players. After a glimmer of hope that followed a four game sweep of the Baltimore Orioles, the Blue Jays dropped their opening game against the Rays at Tropicana field on […] Blue Jays: Looking beyond dealing just the “rental” contracts - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Baltimore Sun

Orioles notes: Britton returns, is eager to get back to 'pitching well and doing what I normally do'

After an Achilles injury that kept him on the DL all season, Zach Britton returned to the Orioles roster Monday.

Bluebird Banter

Game #66 Preview: Gaviglio vs Yarbrough

Blue Jays (30-35) vs Rays (29-35) After a fun and exciting four game sweep of the Baltimore Orioles, the Blue Jays head down to the house of horrors in Tampa Bay to take on the Rays for 3 games. Tonight’s game starts at 7:10 ET. Blue Jays’ Starter Sam Gaviglio has been a treat for Blue Jays’ fans thus far. Through his 4 starts, Gaviglio is 1-1 with a 2.59 ERA. He has struck out 20 and walked 6, while giving up only 19 hits. If you combine these numbers with his 2 relief appearances and a great start in Buffalo, his 2018 season is leaps and bounds better than any he has put up in the...

Baltimore Sun

Orioles top pitching prospect Hunter Harvey sidelined with shoulder injury

Orioles pitching prospect Hunter Harvey was scratched from his scheduled start with Double-A Bowie on Friday with a sore shoulder, according to an industry source. Harvey, the Orioles’ first-round draft pick in 2013, has a long injury history, but was finally healthy this season and poised to help...

Baltimore Sun

Orioles notes: Reliever Tanner Scott optioned to Triple-A to make room for Darren O'Day

Despite making significant strides in his most recent stint in the Orioles bullpen, left-hander Tanner Scott was placed on the Triple-A Norfolk shuttle before Saturday’s afternoon game in Toronto in order to make room for right-hander Darren O’Day, who returned from a hyperextended elbow injury...

Federal Baseball

Rays vs. Nationals Series Preview: Both clubs lose a starter ahead of inter-league series

Jeremy Hellickson and Chris Archer were both placed on the Disabled List on Tuesday, stretching both teams’ starting pitching depth thin. Rays (28-30) vs. Nationals (33-25) series info: Game 1: Tuesday, June 5 at 7:05 p.m. EST (MASN/106.7 The Fan) Game 2: Wednesday, June 6 at 1:05 p.m. EST (MASN/106.7) Pitching matchups: Monday: Nathan Eovaldi (0 ER, 6 IP) vs. Max Scherzer (9-1, 1.92 ERA) Tuesday: TBA (Diego Castillo?) vs. Tanner Roark (2-6, 3.61) What to watch for: The Nats are in desperate need of some offense Since beating the Baltimore Orioles 6-0 on May 28, the Nationals have been...

Federal Baseball

Jeremy Hellickson injures hamstring in Atlanta, headed for MRI...

Jeremy Hellickson was just two batters into his outing against the Braves on Sunday afternoon when the Nationals’ starter injured his hamstring on a play at first base. The injury bug just bit the Washington Nationals again, this time taking out one of their starters. In five starts in May, veteran righty Jeremy Hellickson gave up four earned runs in 27 2⁄3 IP, for a 1.30 ERA, with two walks, 25 Ks, and a .200/.232/.316 line against. Hellickson wrapped his solid month on the mound up with a five-inning outing against the Orioles last week in Oriole Park at Camden Yards, giving up six...


Injuries slow Hays, Stewart; Britton rehabbing; Mullins, McKenna surging

He’s not going to save the Orioles’ season, but closer Zach Britton is on his way back. Britton, who ruptured his right Achilles tendon before Christmas, returned to the mound Wednesday night in an injury-rehabilitation appearance for High-A Frederick at Wilmington, Del. The 30-year-old left-hander pitched the fifth inning in relief of left-handed prospect Zac […]


Myriad O’s Thoughts: Poor roster construction dooms again; Davis at cleanup; ill-fated send (with a purpose)

Right before first pitch Tuesday, Orioles infielder Danny Valencia had to be scratched from the starting lineup because, according to manager Buck Showalter, Valencia had to meet his expectant wife at the hospital. That’s obviously the right thing to do. No problem with that at all. But not having Valencia available forced Joey Rickard into […]

Baltimore Sun

Orioles notes: Danny Valencia is a new father and Donnie Hart is back in the O's bullpen

Danny Valencia, who was a late scratch Tuesday to be with his expectant wife at the hospital, is the proud father of a baby boy named Oliver. Donnie Hart has been recalled to replace him during his paternity leave.

Baltimore Sun

Rays' Austin Pruitt goes a long way for a save against the Orioles

Rays right-hander Austin Pruitt had a save of 5 2/3 innings Sunday against the Orioles. The last regular-season save at least that long was also against the Orioles.

Baltimore Sun

Orioles rewind: Looking back at Sunday's 8-3 loss to the Rays

Stories and pictures from the Orioles' game Sunday.

Tampa Bay Times

Rick Stroud's takeaways from Sunday's Rays-Orioles game

So the team that just got back from a 10-day, 11-game road trip in three time zones is headed back out west for Memorial Day? The Rays travel to Oakland, Calif., Seattle and Washington, D.C. It's the first time they visited the West Coast on back-to-back road trips since


Rays vs Athletics Series Preview: West Coast trip starts in Oakland

Tampa Bay seeks to climb above .500 on nine game road trip After a brief home series in which the Rays lost two out of three to the Red Sox and won two out of three from the Orioles, the team heads back out to the west coast for the final time this season. The Rays sit at 25-26. The Oakland Athletics are coming off a series victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks and have a record of 28-25. The Matchups: Monday 4:05 PM: Chris Archer vs Trevor CahillTuesday 10:05 PM: Blake Snell vs Daniel GossettWednesday 10:05 PM: Nathan Eovaldi vs Sean ManaeaThursday 3:35 PM: Opener vs Daniel Mengden Daniel...


Rays 8, Orioles 3: Rays make Orioles crabby with series win

Rays overcame an early deficit for a monster win. It was Kids’ Day at Tropicana Field on Sunday, meaning the children under 14 in the crowd all received the book The Outlaw Rallies for Raymond ahead of the game. They might have been grateful for the distraction after the first inning. Things got off to a rocky start for Rays opener Sergio Romo, who found himself the unlucky pitcher of record when a series of unfortunate events saw two soft grounders dribbling through the defense. Without the aid of those would-be double-plays, the damage kept on coming for the Rays who found themselves...

Tampa Bay Times

Rays bats come alive with a six-run rally to beat Orioles 8-3

ST. PETERSBURG - If you think the Rays are holding their pitching staff together with bailing wire, duct tape and by wearing out the shuttle to Triple-A Durham, a bigger story might be how their bats keep producing runs no matter who is swinging them.The Rays' death-by-a-

Tampa Bay Times

For starters: Rays RHP Sergio Romo opens the game for the second time in 48 hours vs. Orioles

ST. PETERSBURG : Speaking of openers, the Rays will start RHP Sergio Romo (1-1, 4.66 ERA) for the fourth time this season, the second time in 48 hours vs. the Orioles. The 35-year-old Romo did not make it out of the first inning Friday, allowing a run and two hits but getting two

Baltimore Sun

After 8-3 setback and series loss in Tampa Bay, Orioles reach Memorial Day still floundering

The Orioles lose, 8-3, to the Tampa Bay Rays as Kevin Gausman fails to get through the third inning.


Sergio Romo, Jonny Venters, and the Rays’ opener options

Venters would be willing to play the role if the team asked. ST. PETERSBURG — On Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Orioles, Rays reliever Sergio Romo made his fourth start in nine days, the first pitcher to do so since Claude Osteen did it in July 1975. Romo won’t come close to facing as many batters as Osteen did (41), but it’s an impressive accomplishment in modern baseball nonetheless. Romo had some bad luck in his start, when two hits managed to find holes, and the team whiffed on two double play opportunities. An E8 didn’t help things either, giving the Orioles an early...


Watch Brad Miller try and break the trop (and a Catwalk) with a HR

This one nearly made it to the bay. I’m not sure if I’ve seen a Rays player hit a harder, louder HR than this one! HOME RUN: Brad Miller smacks a solo homer to get @RaysBaseball on the board 3-1 against the Baltimore Orioles. Watch Game 3 live now on FOX Sports Sun and FOX Sports Go! #MLB #RaysUp pic.twitter.com/GS3y51jVjr— FOX Sports Florida (@FOXSportsFL) May 27, 2018 I might be biased (proud member of Miller Mountain) but I am greatly enjoying Brad Miller’s new role as lead-off hitter. I think he might be too, as he wasted no time putting the Rays on the board. You know...

Happ on Injury: Felt a pull, tug in my elbow

Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ spoke to the media after he had to leave the game against the Orioles due to an arm injury and how the Jays need to keep the momentum on their side.