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Orioles facing different Rays starter tonight (O’s down 2-0)

The Orioles won’t face Erasmo Ramírez tonight in the second game of their series against the Rays. At least, not at the start. Ramirez has been scratched due to the uncertain weather condition and replaced by right-hander Austin Pruitt. Ramírez is available to pitch in relief. The rain stopped earlier this afternoon and the game will begin on time. Pruitt, a rookie, is 2-0 with ... read more

Paul Fry “pretty speechless” after promotion

It was past midnight when Triple-A Norfolk manager Ron Johnson informed Paul Fry that the Orioles were calling up the young left-hander. The rest seemed like a blur. “Pretty speechless,” Fry said today while standing in front of a photo of Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson that hangs outside the clubhouse entrance. Fry, 24, said he wasn’t expecting the Orioles to promote him. “Not really,” ... read more

Early notes from Camden Yards

The tarp is on the field at Camden Yards and batting practice again has been canceled. There’s a reason why ballparks have indoor cages. It’s not raining at the moment. Manager Buck Showalter said the forecast is similar to last night and the Orioles will try to play. It won’t be comfortable - Showalter said rain was blowing into the dugout last night and there ... read more

Fry recalled and Crichton optioned, Orioles and Rays lineups

The Orioles have recalled left-hander Paul Fry from Triple-A Norfolk and optioned reliever Stefan Crichton to the Tides. Crichton had a 9.00 ERA in three innings over two appearances, his first in the majors. The Orioles acquired Fry, 24, from the Mariners on April 14 for international bonus slot No. 105. He’s thrown 2 2/3 scoreless innings with four strikeouts at Norfolk. Fry, who will ... read more

More thoughts on the roster and how it could change

Seth Smith’s return to the Orioles lineup last night gave them another leadoff option against right-handers and one fewer option in making room later this week for outfielder Joey Rickard. The Orioles are determined to carry a five-man bench again, with one member of the organization saying, “It makes us a better team.” Rickard played in his first injury rehab game last night at Single-A ... read more

Power and ‘pen lead Orioles to 6-3 win (with Showalter quotes)

This wasn’t the Cincinnati version of Ubaldo Jiménez tonight. Different opponent, city, weather and result. These were the same Orioles with a deep bullpen and power throughout the lineup. Vidal Nuño relieved Jiménez with the bases loaded and one out in the fourth, got two strikeouts to limit the damage and tossed 2 2/3 scoreless innings. Hyun Soo Kim and Jonathan Schoop hit back-to-back home ... read more

Matt Barnes appealing suspension (O’s lead 5-3)

Red Sox reliever Matt Barnes has been suspended four games and fined an undisclosed amount for throwing a pitch yesterday behind third baseman Manny Machado’s head. Barnes will appeal the suspension, according to Major League Baseball. Barnes was ejected from the game after the ball hit Machado’s bat. Machado returned to the batter’s box and produced on RBI double on the first pitch from Joe ... read more

Britton plays catch, Tillman readies for next rehab start

Orioles closer Zach Britton ventured outdoors this afternoon and threw on flat ground. He didn’t wait for his appointment with a hand specialist. He feels good and wants to proceed with the next step in his eventual return to the mound. Britton played a “firm” catch from 90 feet and also threw his four-seamer and sinker. “I felt good,” he said. Britton hadn’t talked to ... read more