More on the Miller trade and how to make room for him

The Orioles will introduce reliever Andrew Miller to the Baltimore media today and make a roster move to accomodate his arrival from the Red Sox. They could go in a few directions. Brad Brach, T.J. McFarland and Ryan Webb have options. McFarland could be expendable with three other relievers in the bullpen, but we know how much manager Buck Showalter values his contributions, his ability ... read more

Showalter speaks after 1-0, 13-inning loss

Though the Orioles played 13 innings tonight in a 1-0 loss to the Angels, they won't need to call up a fresh reliever for Friday night's series opener against the Mariners. Andrew Miller will join the team, with a corresponding roster move pending. Bud Norris tossed seven scoreless innings and didn't get a decision. The bullpen followed with five scoreless innings before the Angels pushed ... read more

Notes on Joseph and Cruz, and game update (O's lose 1-0 in 13 innings)

Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph threw out Erick Aybar attempting to steal tonight in the top of the second inning, making the Angels 0-for-3 in the series. Seriously, I'll take whatever offensive production Joseph provides in exchange for his 52 percent success rate. Joseph has nabbed 17 of 33 would-be base stealers. The guy who once was labeled in the minors as having a decent bat, ... read more

Duquette on today's trade

The trade today that brought Red Sox reliever Andrew Miller to Baltimore was in the works for the past few weeks, according to executive vice president Dan Duquette. It gained steam over the last three or four days, though Duquette tried to keep Double-A Bowie left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez. Duquette said he tried a few combinations, but the Red Sox wanted Rodriguez. Here's a transcript from ... read more

Showalter on trade

Orioles manager Buck Showalter expects new reliever Andrew Miller to arrive here around 10:30 p.m. "He's pitched the last two days," Showalter said. "He'll be in uniform and available tomorrow." The Orioles acquired Miller from the Red Sox today for minor league pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez, strengthening a bullpen that's already been solid. "He's just another good piece," Showalter said. "He goes with some other good ... read more

Quick hits from Camden Yards

Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette will meet with reporters at 5 p.m. today to discuss the trade that brought left-hander Andrew Miller from the Red Sox for Double-A Bowie pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez. Duquette apparently was working on another deal at the non-waiver deadline, but I'm told the Orioles are done for today. Manager Buck Showalter said the deal wouldn't "rattle your cage." Must have ... read more

Orioles acquire Andrew Miller

The Orioles have acquired Red Sox left-hander Andrew Miller from the Red Sox for Double-A Bowie pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez, according to an industry source. With this move, the Orioles currently have four left-handers in their bullpen. ESPN.com first reported that the Orioles acquired Miller. A source has confirmed that Rodriguez is involved in the trade. Rodriguez was 3-7 with a 4.79 ERA, 69 strikeouts, 29 ... read more

Orioles lineup vs. Angels

The Orioles are going for their first three-game sweep of the Angels at Camden Yards since Aug. 3-5, 2010. They're 9-3 against the Angels since the beginning of 2013. The Orioles acquired tonight's starter, Bud Norris, one year ago today. In his 28 games (26 starts), Norris is 12-10 with a 4.23 ERA, 58 walks and 133 strikeouts in 153 1/3 innings. Norris is 4-0 ... read more