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Hardy expects to play on Tuesday

Orioles manager Buck Showalter confirmed that outfielder Quintin Berry will have his contract selected from Triple-A Norfolk on Tuesday. Relievers Ryan Webb and T.J. McFarland and catcher Steve Clevenger will be recalled. Infielder Alexi Casilla is expected to join the taxi squad in Sarasota. The Orioles were checking on reliever Andrew Miller, who had a slight limp walking off the mound following the top of ... read more

Hardy leaves game after Hundley ties it (O's lose 6-4)

Another Oriole has gone to the trainers room with a physical ailment. Shortstop J.J. Hardy left today's game after the seventh inning with a spasm in his lower back. An update will be made available after the final out. Hardy reached in the bottom of the seventh on Minnesota third baseman Trevor Plouffe's throwing error and scored on Nick Hundley's two-out, game-tying home run to ... read more

Paredes continues roll and Showalter talks about Jimenez (O's down 3-0)

Jimmy Paredes grounded a single into left field in the second inning, his sixth hit in 12 at-bats with the Orioles. I scrambled to research the guy after the Orioles claimed him from the Marlins on Feb. 15, laughed two days later when they lost him to the Royals, shrugged when the purchased him from the Royals on July 24, and envision him as a ... read more

Berry joining Orioles

Orioles manager Buck Showalter told reporters earlier today that the club would add another position player to the expanded roster on Tuesday. As expected, it's outfielder Quintin Berry. I've received confirmation that Berry is headed to Baltimore and will be placed on the 40-man roster. Berry was hitting .285/.382/.367 in 112 games with Norfolk. He had 19 doubles, one triple, three homers, 35 RBIs and ... read more

More on the call-ups, Pearce and the taxi squad

The Orioles added to their roster today by recalling reliever Evan Meek and purchasing left-hander Joe Saunders' contract from Triple-A Norfolk. They're not finished. The Orioles will recall reliever Ryan Webb on Tuesday if his right shoulder passes today's test at Norfolk. Webb hasn't pitched since Aug. 27 due to tenderness in the shoulder and the Orioles want him to work an inning this afternoon. ... read more

Orioles adding Saunders and Meek

The Orioles have lockers set up today for left-hander Joe Saunders and right-hander Evan Meek. The bullpen will have two new additions. Saunders, converted to a reliever, will wear No. 51. Meek will wear No. 47. Alejandro De Aza and Kelly Johnson are on the bench for today's series finale against the Twins. De Aza is 4-for-13 (.308) with a double and home run against ... read more

Today's new arrivals, and Norris offers his scouting report on Paredes

Welcome to Sept. 1 and the always popular, always unforgettable roster expansion. I liken it to wearing your stretchy pants on Thanksgiving. Two pitchers are joining the Orioles today from Triple-A Norfolk, according to manager Buck Showalter. He hinted that one may not be on the 40-man roster. I'll repeat that Ryan Webb and Joe Saunders are pretty strong candidates to find a locker inside ... read more

Showalter on Flaherty, Hardy and a 12-8 win

The Orioles hold a nine-game lead in the American League East, tying their season high, following today's 12-8 win over the Twins before 40,905 at Camden Yards. A season-high 23 games above .500 is nose-bleed territory. The Orioles are 37-17 since June 30, the best record in the majors. They're 21-6 at home since June 30 and have outscored opponents 139-82. Is that good? Manager ... read more