Orioles option Flaherty

The Orioles have optioned infielder Ryan Flaherty to Triple-A Norfolk and are expected to activate second baseman Jonathan Schoop from the disabled list for Sunday's series finale against the White Sox. Schoop joined the team in Chicago and was in the dugout for today's 3-2 loss at U.S. Cellular Field. His injury rehab assignment ended after Friday night's game at Single-A Frederick. Schoop will start ... read more

Orioles notes and international signings

With Bud Norris listed among the Orioles' relievers today, it's more apparent that Kevin Gausman will remain in the rotation and take his next turn Tuesday night in Minnesota. Gausman shut out the Rangers on four hits over 6 1/3 innings, with two walks and seven strikeouts, in Thursday night's 2-0 loss at Camden Yards. The Orioles want him building up innings while envisioning him ... read more

Orioles and White Sox lineups

Chris Davis continues to play right field for the Orioles, who are hoping to locate their offense today in Chicago. Matt Wieters is behind the plate after serving as the designated hitter last night. Travis Snider is playing left field and Chris Parmelee is starting again at first base. Bud Norris is listed among the relievers. The Orioles have slipped into second place in the ... read more

Tillman shoots for .500 today

The same team that won 18 of 23 games has now lost four of its last five. It's forgotten again how to score runs, going 19 consecutive innings without crossing the plate. Enjoy the ride. Just make sure to buckle up. Chris Tillman has a chance today to reach the .500 mark for the first time since being 2-2 on April. 23. He lost six ... read more

Taking another look at the Orioles bullpen

The Orioles won't be facing Chris Sale on Sunday in the series finale against the White Sox. Left-hander Carlos Rodon will start against Miguel Gonzalez, with Sale pushed to Monday. The Orioles bullpen continues to lead the majors in ERA since April 29, though the figure has risen to 2.27 over 182 innings. Opponents are batting .219 in that span, which ranks fourth in the ... read more

Orioles and White Sox lineups

Adam Jones is starting in center field tonight for the Orioles despite having one hit in 30 career at-bats against White Sox left-hander John Danks. Nolan Reimold is starting in left field and batting second. Chris Davis remains in right field, with Steve Pearce playing first base. Matt Wieters is serving as the designated hitter, the first time he's been in the lineup on consecutive ... read more

A few notes and Showalter's ranking in poll

Orioles manager Buck Showalter confirmed last night that Miguel Gonzalez would start Sunday afternoon's game in Chicago, and the right-hander is officially listed in that spot. It's no longer TBD. Bud Norris' role still needs to be determined. The starters for next week's series in Minnesota haven't been revealed. According to STATS, the Orioles' 36-0 record when leading after seven innings is tied for the ... read more

Tonight's game and Showalter on Wieters' catching schedule

The Orioles are in Chicago tonight to begin a two-city, six-game road trip. Their lineup should lean heavily to the right against White Sox left-hander John Danks. Right-handers are hitting .321 against Danks this season and lefties are batting .230. The Orioles took five of six games from the White Sox last season and have won or tied the series every year since 2009. They ... read more