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Orioles lineup vs. Astros (updated with roster move)

Ryan Flaherty returns to the Orioles lineup from the 15-day disabled list tonight against the Astros. Flaherty has been bothered by a right groin injury. There has been no corresponding move yet. Orioles starter Ubaldo Jimenez is 4-0 with a 2.24 ERA in nine career starts against the Astros. Colby Rasmus is 10-for-27 (.370) with five doubles, a triple, a home run and eight strikeouts ... read more

This, that and the other

The Orioles are expected to make another roster move today with infielder Ryan Flaherty eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list. Manager Buck Showalter indicated that Flaherty, who went 0-for-2 with two walks last night at Triple-A Norfolk, would be added to the 25-man roster. Flaherty has an option, but the Orioles intend to keep him in the majors. The key for Flaherty, of ... read more

Wrapping up a 4-1 loss

Any critique of Orioles starter Chris Tillman tonight must come with the addendum that the Orioles scored one run and have tallied seven in their last 40 innings. The offense isn't leaving any margin for error - or poorly located pitch. Tillman remained winless since April 18 after allowing two runs in the seventh inning to squander a lead in the Orioles' 4-1 loss to ... read more

Game update and more notes (O's lose 4-1)

Hitless in his last two games, Jimmy Paredes singled tonight in the bottom of the first inning. He's got to pump up that average. It actually dipped to .336. Paredes is serving as the Orioles' designated hitter, with Steve Pearce playing second base. Chris Tillman made it through the first inning tonight on only 10 pitches despite a leadoff single by Houston's George Springer. Jose ... read more

Clevenger on being called up, Hardy on back

The battery on Steve Clevenger's cell phone picked a bad time to run out of juice. Clevenger said he slept through five calls from Triple-A Norfolk manager Ron Johnson, who wanted to pass along news that the Orioles were calling him up. Pitcher Steve Johnson was next on the call list and he woke up Clevenger. Clevenger has finally returned to the majors after being ... read more

Pregame notes on Lavarnway, Clevenger, Bundy, Flaherty and more

The Orioles are hoping that catcher Ryan Lavarnway, designated for assignment earlier today, will remain in the organization and join Triple-A Norfolk's roster. However, executive vice president Dan Duquette will gauge outside interest over the next few days. Lavarnway can refuse an outright assignment and become a free agent if he clears waivers. Steve Clevenger was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk and figures to stay with ... read more

Adam Jones ranks fourth in All-Star balloting

The Orioles don't have any leaders in the American League All-Star balloting as Major League Baseball provides the first update. Adam Jones, a four-time participant, ranks fourth among outfielders behind Kansas City's Lorenzo Cain, Los Angeles' Mike Trout and Kansas City's Alex Gordon. Jones has received 981,926 votes. Gordon has 991, 606. Detroit's Yoenis Cespedes is fifth with 668,059 votes. Manny Machado, an All-Star selection ... read more

Roster move and tonight's lineup

The Orioles have recalled catcher Steve Clevenger from Triple-A Norfolk and designated Ryan Lavarnway for assignment. As I wrote this morning, Clevenger was hitting .352/.413/.451 (32-for-91) with three doubles, two home runs and 14 RBIs in 27 games with Norfolk this season. He played in 35 games with the Orioles in 2014, batting .225/.289/.337 (20-for-89) with eight doubles, a triple and eight RBI. Over 118 ... read more