Wrapping up Machado’s day and a 6-5 win

The mock crying from one of Manny Machado’s teammates on the other side of the clubhouse following today’s game was meant to lighten the mood, though the shortstop already was smiling and ready to represent the Orioles in Tuesday’s All-Star Game. That part was real. Did Machado play his final game as an Oriole at Camden Yards? Let everyone else speculate and stress over it. ... read more

Machado homers in last game before break in 6-5 win

The applause for Manny Machado today as he walked up to the plate in the first inning had a familiar sound to it. But also a slightly different feel. Maybe it’s just imaginations at work with Machado likely to be traded later this month, but there seemed to be an air of farewell. If Machado played his last game at Camden Yards as an Oriole, ... read more

The rotation, health updates and the break (O’s up 6-5)

As manager Buck Showalter and pitching coach Roger McDowell line up the post-break rotation, they’re cognizant of the need to give right-hander Kevin Gausman an extended break before his next outing. Gausman won’t pitch again until July 23 against the Red Sox at Camden Yards. His most recent start came in Thursday night’s makeup game against the Phillies, when he allowed five runs and a ... read more

Orioles lineup vs. Rangers

Miguel Castro gets the start today for the Orioles as they close out the first half against the Rangers. Mike Wright Jr. also is expected to pitch behind Castro. Trey Mancini is on the bench, but he’s fine. Manager Buck Showalter said he wanted to get Joey Rickard in the lineup. Danny Valencia is the designated hitter. Mark Trumbo is in right field. Showalter is ... read more

More trade talk

The teams jockeying for position in the Manny Machado sweepstakes aren’t hanging in one spot. The Braves, for example, seem less inclined to make a serious run at him as the days pass. They were Top 5 a few weeks ago, but the list didn’t include the Yankees. And the Phillies, who were fourth, have moved past the Diamondbacks due to an increase in recent ... read more

Wrapping up a 1-0 win

Orioles manager Buck Showalter isn’t ready to announce his starter for Sunday’s series finale against the Rangers, which also closes out the season’s first half. He’s going to let everyone know in the morning, with the likely choices Miguel Castro and Mike Wright Jr. Showalter seems intent on taking someone out of the bullpen and leaving Chris Tillman at Triple-A Norfolk. Wright logged 1 1/3 ... read more

Ramirez throws five scoreless innings in Orioles’ 1-0 win

The Orioles didn’t plan on sending down Yefry Ramírez after tonight’s game, no matter how he pitched. They need a starter for Sunday and were ready to recall Jimmy Yacabonis before an illness nixed those plans, but Ramírez wasn’t going to be the corresponding move. Filling out the rotation after the All-Star break includes keeping Ramírez in it, a byproduct of the team falling out ... read more

Brooks Robinson hired by Orioles as special advisor (O’s up 1-0)

Hall of Fame third baseman Brooks Robinson never lost his love for the Orioles. He’s now been given more avenues to show it. The Orioles have hired Robinson, 81, as a special advisor to the team, bringing him back to Camden Yards and in the community. Robinson walked into the press box and announced that he won’t be playing or managing. He won’t be offering ... read more