O's DSL team clinches playoff berth, plus Gonzalez to Aberdeen and Bowie's All Stars

The Orioles have two teams in the Dominican Summer League and their DSL No. 1 team is headed to the playoffs. That club is 47-23 with two regular season games remaining, having clinched its division championship. This is also the best record ever by an O's team in the DSL. The DSL Orioles won 10 in a row to wrap up the division. The team ... read more

Mike Wright talks about his near no-hitter (Aberdeen awarded 2015 All-Star Game)

For Triple-A Norfolk pitcher Mike Wright, this year started slow but sure is finishing strong. That strong finish put him on the verge of history last night when he lost a no-hitter with two outs in the last of the ninth at Durham. Wright went a career-high 8 2/3 innings, allowing one hit and two unearned runs with three walks and a career-high 11 strikeouts ... read more

Jeff Manto talks about Christian Walker and Dariel Alvarez (Aberdeen to host All-Star game)

Jeff Manto is in his first season as the Orioles' coordinator of minor league hitting. He was hired Nov. 5 and brings a lot of experience to this job. That includes time as a big league player and also as the major league hitting coach with Pittsburgh from 2006-07 and with the Chicago White Sox from 2012-13. This week, I had the chance to talk ... read more

Minor league notes on Tim Berry, Brian Gonzalez, Branden Kline and more

Double-A Bowie left-hander Tim Berry has been placed on the disabled list retroactive to Aug. 18 with shoulder tendinitis. But the Orioles are convinced this is very minor and are hopeful Berry can start again for the Baysox this season. Berry was examined by Orioles orthopedist Dr. Michael Jacobs. The Orioles' No. 6 prospect according to Baseball America, the 23-year-old Berry was added to the ... read more

Delmarva duo: Sisco and Dosch have been among O's best minor league batters

During a season where the Orioles have had several position player prospects - like Christian Walker, Mike Yastrzemski and Dariel Alvarez - garner attention and earn promotions, two young kids at Single-A Delmarva have just continued to crank out the hits and put up big seasons of their own. Shorebirds catcher Chance Sisco and third baseman Drew Dosch rank among the top hitters this season ... read more

Has this been the year of the hitter on the O's farm?

When Baseball America came out with its list of the Orioles top 30 prospects last December, pitchers took up the first four spots, and six of the top eight on the list. Based on what we've seen happen this year, and with the departures from that list of Kevin Gausman and Eduardo Rodriguez, several hitters should start making their way higher up on the Orioles' ... read more

Dylan Bundy goes on the disabled list with strained latissimus muscle

Orioles top pitching prospect Dylan Bundy has been placed on the disabled list with Single-A Frederick due to a right latissimus strain. It happened while Bundy was running in the outfield following his most recent start. Bundy saw Orioles doctors today in Baltimore. "We did an MRI and it confirmed the muscle strain," Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said. With the minor league regular ... read more

Tillman and Pineda perfect so far (O's down 2-1)

Chris Tillman has retired the first six Yankees tonight, striking out Chase Headley to end the top of the second inning. Tillman has thrown 30 pitches, 20 for strikes. Yankees starter Michael Pineda is pitching for the first time in the majors since April 23, when he was ejected from a game at Fenway Park for using pine tar on the ball. And his cap. ... read more