Urrutia outrighted to Bowie

Outfielder Henry Urrutia cleared waivers and has been outrighted to Double-A Bowie, keeping him in the organization now that he’s off the 40-man roster. Multiple sources confirmed that Urrutia cleared waivers and the Orioles later announced it on Twitter. Urrutia, 29, didn’t have a previous outright and had to accept his assignment to Bowie, where he batted .298/.333/.408 with 10 doubles, a triple, three home ... read more

O’Day activated and Hart optioned (plus other notes)

The Orioles have activated reliever Darren O’Day from the 15-day disabled list and optioned left-hander Donnie Hart to Double-A Bowie. Hart, 25, made his major league debut on July 17 at Tropicana Field. He tossed 2 2/3 scoreless innings over three appearances with the Orioles this season. O’Day hasn’t pitched since June 1 due to a strained right hamstring. He’s 2-1 with a 3.15 ERA, ... read more

Hunter Harvey to undergo TJ surgery Tuesday

NEW YORK - Top Orioles prospect Hunter Harvey will undergo ligament-reconstructive surgery on his right elbow on Tuesday, news that had been anticipated but only confirmed this afternoon. Dr. Donald D’Alessandro will perform the UCL reconstruction in Charlotte, N.C. Harvey, 21, left Saturday’s start at short-season Single-A Aberdeen after throwing only 23 pitches. The cause was described as soreness in his right flexor mass. Harvey, ... read more

Hunter Harvey leaves start with sore forearm

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Pitcher Hunter Harvey, the top prospect in the Orioles system, left tonight’s start with short-season Single-A Aberdeen with soreness in his right flexor mass. Harvey lasted 1 1/3 innings and threw 23 pitches at Batavia before walking off the mound with the IronBirds athletic trainer. He walked one batter and struck out one. Harvey has been pitching in the New York-Penn ... read more

Orioles agree to terms with seventh-round pick Preston Palmeiro

With less than two hours remaining before today’s 5 p.m. deadline to sign 2016 draft picks, the Orioles reached an agreement with N.C. State first baseman Preston Palmeiro, their seventh-round pick. Palmeiro, the son of former Oriole Rafael Palmeiro, agreed to the slot bonus of $204,700 for that 211th pick. With this agreement, the Orioles have come to terms with their top 13 selections and ... read more

Orioles working to sign Preston Palmeiro as deadline approaches

Here is the latest on the Orioles’ draft signings as all major league teams face a deadline at 5 p.m. ET on Friday to complete them. The Orioles continue to pursue their seventh-round pick, N.C. State first baseman Preston Palmeiro, the son of former Oriole Rafael Palmeiro. An industry source says the Orioles and Palmeiro’s reps, including his father, have had “active discussions the last ... read more

Looking at some possible in-house options for the rotation

As the Orioles look to upgrade their starting rotation during the second half, will they look first at internal options? There are just not many pitchers on the farm right now pitching to a level that is forcing their way onto the roster in Baltimore. But there may be some pitchers worth at least looking at. Odrisamer Despaigne is currently on the Orioles roster and ... read more

Orioles selecting Donnie Hart’s contract

Remember the left-handed reliever that the Orioles wanted to bring up before Friday night’s game against the Rays? It’s Double-A Bowie’s Donnie Hart, who is expected to join the team in St. Petersburg, Fla., after tonight’s Eastern League All-Star Game. Sources confirmed today that the Orioles will select Hart’s contract from Bowie. They already made space on the 40-man roster by outrighting pitcher David Hale ... read more