Orioles announce fall instructional league roster and schedule

Hurricane Irma delayed the start of the Orioles’ fall instructional league. The storm couldn’t deny it. Games will be held at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota beginning on Monday and running through Oct. 10. They’re free and open to the public. The instructional league program focuses on specific individual development while providing additional playing time to accelerate a player’s progress through the minor league system. ... read more

Solid year: DJ Stewart produced 20-20 season at Bowie

Most minor league players do not put up much better statistics in Double-A than they posted at lower levels on the farm. But outfielder DJ Stewart is not like most minor league players. Written off on some message boards as a first-round bust when he hit .218 at short-season Single-A Aberdeen after the 2015 draft, Stewart emerged this season with the best year of his ... read more

Altoona beats Bowie 8-4 to take 2-0 series lead

BOWIE, Md. - Double-A Bowie center fielder Cedric Mullins had three hits, including a homer, but three Baysox pitchers had a rough night as Altoona beat Bowie 8-4 tonight to take a 2-0 lead in their Eastern League playoff series. After two straight losses at Prince George’s Stadium, the best-of-five series moves to Altoona tomorrow night. Bowie will now have to win three straight on ... read more

Tanner Scott starts for Bowie in Game 2 tonight (updated)

BOWIE, Md. - The Double-A Bowie Baysox don’t face a must-win situation tonight, but it’s pretty close. They need to beat Altoona at Prince George’s Stadium or they fall behind two games to none in a best-of-five series. And after this game, the rest of the series will be played at Altoona. Bowie was held to one-hit last night - a Cedric Mullins single in ... read more

Walk-off win: Frederick stuns Lynchburg in playoff opener

FREDERICK, Md. - The Single-A Frederick Keys scored four runs in the last of the ninth to stun the Lynchburg Hillcats 10-9 tonight and take the opener of a best-of-three Carolina League playoff series. Frederick can win the series on Friday night at Lynchburg. The Keys kept coming back tonight. They were down 4-1 after six innings and 9-5 after the top of the eighth. ... read more

Playoffs begin with Frederick looking for an upset (updated)

FREDERICK, Md. - When the Carolina League playoffs begin tonight at Frederick’s Nymeo Field at Harry Grove Stadium, there is a clear favorite. It’s not the home team. In what has now been reduced to a best-of-three series, the Single-A Frederick Keys (68-71) host the Lynchburg Hillcats (87-52) in Game 1 of the Northern Division Championship Series. With the impending threat of Hurrican Irma, the ... read more

Eastern League playoff notes and quotes from Bowie

BOWIE, Md. - It has been an exciting few days here in Bowie. On Tuesday, the Double-A Bowie Baysox sent outfielder Austin Hays to join the Orioles. Today, Bowie’s Garabez Rosa was named the Eastern League Most Valuable Player. But tonight’s scheduled playoff series opener between Bowie and Altoona has been rained out. The first two games in Bowie are now scheduled for Thursday and ... read more

Bowie’s Garabez Rosa named Eastern League MVP

After a season where he led the league in batting and RBIs, Double-A Bowie’s Garabez Rosa has been named the Most Valuable Player of the Eastern League for 2017. Rosa topped all hitters in batting average (.310), hits (162) and RBIs (91). The 162 hits are the second-highest single-season total in Orioles franchise history and the 91 RBIs are tied for seventh most all-time. He ... read more