Hyde on Bundy, National League play and Jones (O’s down 6-3)

PHOENIX - Orioles manager Brandon Hyde can stick with his planned rotation for the next two games with Dylan Bundy’s knee no longer causing discomfort. Bundy remains the scheduled starter for Tuesday night after throwing two bullpen sessions and reporting that his knee is fine. “Just talked to him,” said Hyde. “Feels good and should be good to go.” Hyde is back in the National ... read more

Importance of playing Orioles is about wins for Adam Jones

PHOENIX - The television cameras and assorted media were stationed in front of Adam Jones’ locker this afternoon in the home clubhouse at Chase Field. Barely room for the former Orioles outfielder to squeeze past and conduct his interview. “Adam, why does everyone want to talk to you today?” a teammate deadpanned. Jones pretended that he had no idea. “Some unfortunate reason, I guess,” he ... read more

Orioles and Diamondbacks lineups

PHOENIX - Renato Núñez is playing first base tonight as the Orioles open their series against the Diamondback without the use of a designated hitter. Chris Davis sits against left-hander Robbie Ray. Anthony Santander is in left field and Stevie Wilkerson is playing center. Aaron Brooks is making his third start for the Orioles after allowing one run and two hits in 5 1/3 innings. ... read more

Rutschman makes catching debut in GCL

PHOENIX - The hype over Adley Rutschman isn’t going to subside or slow as long as he continues down this path. And that’s fine with the Orioles, who are enjoying every step of it. Rutschman made his catching debut today in the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League after serving as the designated hitter on Saturday in his first game. He went 1-for-4 with a stolen base ... read more

What’s next for center field after Broxton’s removal?

PHOENIX - The Orioles have two openings on their 40-man roster after yesterday’s decision to designate outfielder Keon Broxton for assignment. The decision actually came on Saturday at the latest, and it was announced yesterday. But I digress ... In past years it was an indication that they intended to fill those spots via non-waiver deadline trades. Create room and strike some deals. Former executive ... read more

Wojciechowski takes a no-hitter into seventh in 5-0 win (updated)

The pleasantries were held during batting practice two days ago. Andrew Cashner with football in sweaty hand standing behind the cage as former Orioles teammates gathered around him. Today was about beating a friend. Not man-hugging him. Today was about Asher Wojciechowski stating his case a lot louder to stay in a rotation that Cashner has vacated. Announcing it from the top of the warehouse, ... read more

Wilkerson dealing one-liners after allowing one run in relief (O’s up 4-0)

As Orioles manager Brandon Hyde sifts through his bullpen options, steady roster activity changing names, he can remain confident that Stevie Wilkerson will take the ball anytime. Wilkerson doesn’t need much warning. Just a teammate’s glove. Wilkerson has joked that he owns 10 of them based on his super-utility status, but he’s used a loaner in his two relief outings this month that represent the ... read more

Hyde on Broxton, center field, bench and more

The removal of Keon Broxton from the roster this morning has left center field available to Anthony Santander and Stevie Wilkerson. A corner outfielder and an infielder are going to share the position. Santander is making his fifth start today and Wilkerson has made 32. They’re newbies learning on the fly ball. “Both guys have done a nice job out there when they’ve had the ... read more