Who’s worthy of a promotion if Orioles go younger?

A team that’s 30 games below .500 in the third week of June, with pending free agents spread across the clubhouse and some dramatic changes on the horizon, should be geared toward getting younger and filtering prospects onto the major league roster. It makes sense on paper. It’s a little more difficult in reality. The pounding noise that you hear is probably due to the ... read more

Orioles bullpen provides boost in rain-delayed victory (updated)

WASHINGTON - Manny Machado inadvertently became tonight’s symbol for the Orioles’ 2018 season while planted face-down in the infield dirt at Nationals Park. Anthony Rendon accidently delivered an elbow squarely to Machado’s nose while coming out of his slide on a 3-6 double play that ended the first inning. Machado slowly rose to his feet, concerned teammates gathering around him, and stayed in the game. ... read more

Corban Joseph optioned (and other notes, O’s up 3-0)

WASHINGTON - The Orioles created a roster spot for starter Andrew Cashner by optioning infielder Corban Joseph to Double-A Bowie. The Joseph brothers are separated again after Corban went 1-for-9 in four games. He picked up an RBI last night on a fielder’s choice grounder. Other moves are coming within the next few days. And the Orioles are waiting for Pedro Álvarez to decide whether ... read more

Orioles and Nationals lineups

WASHINGTON - Trey Mancini has returned to the leadoff spot tonight as the Orioles continue their series against the Nationals. Craig Gentry is in right field. Caleb Joseph is catching again. The Orioles haven’t announced a corresponding roster move for Andrew Cashner, who comes off the disabled list today. Meanwhile, the Orioles have signed two more picks from the 2018 First-Year Player Draft, infielders Trevor ... read more

More roster changes coming for Orioles

Orioles right-hander Andrew Cashner comes off the disabled list today after missing only one start with soreness in his lower back. Two off-days lessened the impact of his absence. It’s going to necessitate another roster move, but more on that later. Cashner has one win since April 5, though decisions stray from a pitcher’s control. He’s trying to lower a 4.98 ERA and 1.687 WHIP ... read more

Orioles lose game and season series to Nationals (with quotes)

WASHINGTON - The Orioles loaded the bases tonight against Nationals rookie Jefry Rodriguez with no outs in the top of the fifth inning and settled for one run. The hosts loaded the bases against rookie David Hess with no outs in the bottom half and scored four runs to tie the game. A new inning and new pitcher allowed the Orioles to load the bases ... read more

Showalter on roster moves and more (O’s down 9-6)

WASHINGTON - The Orioles roster was bound to undergo some changes with players ready to come off the disabled list, but the club got a head start by optioning rookie catcher Chance Sisco to Triple-A Norfolk after Sunday’s game and recalling Caleb Joseph this afternoon. “I think Chance can back up a little bit and take a breath and kind of get back to some ... read more

Updating Bleier surgery, the Joseph brothers on being reunited

WASHINGTON - Reliever Richard Bleier underwent surgery this morning to reattach the lat muscle on his left side, a procedure that lasted about two hours. Manager Buck Showalter said he’s hoping that Bleier is able to begin throwing by spring training. Chris Davis won’t be in Wednesday night’s lineup against Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez and it hasn’t been determined whether he’ll start Thursday night against ... read more