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Orioles surrender five runs in eighth and lose 6-2 (with quotes)

The game within the game unfolded again today at Camden Yards. The Orioles score two runs in the first inning to take an early lead and everyone is left to wonder whether that’s going to be sufficient. Whether Andrew Cashner can push through the middle innings while keeping them ahead and trust the bullpen with the rest. Maybe on another day or in another season.

Losing O’Day another major complication for the bullpen (O’s up 2-1)

Since winning still matters to the Orioles, as manager Buck Showalter pointed out again this week, they were dealt another massive blow with the news that reliever Darren O’Day will undergo season-ending surgery. The recovery period for O’Day is estimated at six months and the Orioles reached the mathematical halfway point of their season last night with a 23-58 record. O’Day reinjured the hamstring while

Orioles lineup doesn’t include Schoop

Slumping Jonathan Schoop is out of the Orioles’ lineup for today’s game against the Angels. Steve Wilkerson is starting at second base with Schoop’s average down to .197. Tim Beckham is leading off. Danny Valencia remains in right field and Chris Davis is batting seventh against left-hander Tyler Skaggs. Caleb Joseph is catching. For the Orioles Tim Beckham 3B Adam Jones CF Manny Machado SS

Leftovers for breakfast

Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph can frame pitches and critique prospects. He just doesn’t do it at the same time. Manager Buck Showalter sought Joseph’s opinion in the past while the veteran went down to the minors to rehab an injury. He stated yesterday that he did the same earlier this season while Joseph was playing at Triple-A Norfolk. The information must have come in handy

O’s debut two pitchers, but revert to old ways in 7-1 loss (with quotes)

David Hess was introduced the Mike Trout tonight. Not on the field during batting practice or in the portion of the tunnel that connects the clubhouses. From 60 feet, six inches away in the top of the first inning. The advance meeting didn’t include instructions that Hess feed Trout a belt-high fastball over the plate. It just worked out that way. Trout spun around and

Showalter on O’Day, Meisinger and Fry (O’s down 7-0)

The news that reliever Darren O’Day sustained a Grade 2 tear in his left hamstring, which an MRI revealed, was viewed in a positive light because he apparently could avoid surgery. However, O’Day sought a second opinion today and seems more likely to undergo a procedure. The Orioles transferred O’Day to the 60-day disabled list today to create an opening on their 40-man roster while

Meisinger and Fry talk about their promotions

Paul Fry could have taken Ryan Meisinger on a tour of Camden Yards earlier today. Fry spent two whole days here last April, making him a more qualified guide. The Orioles selected the contracts of both pitchers from Triple-A Norfolk while optioning Jimmy Yacabonis and Yefry Ramirez . They also moved reliever Darren O’Day to the 60-day disabled list and designated infielder Corban Joseph for

O’Day could undergo surgery on hamstring (updated)

Orioles reliever Darren O’Day received a second opinion today on his injured hamstring and is considering whether to undergo surgery that likely would end his season. O’Day is headed to the 60-day disabled list, which opens a spot on the 40-man roster. An MRI revealed a Grade 2 tear of the hamstring, which doesn’t always require a surgical procedure. Pitchers Jimmy Yacabonis and Yefry Ramirez

Orioles lineup vs. Angels

Adam Jones and Tim Beckham are back in the Orioles lineup tonight for their series opener against the Angels at Camden Yards. Chance Sisco is catching again. Mark Trumbo is the designated hitter and he’s batting fourth. Chris Davis, who’s homered in back-to-back games, is batting fifth. Danny Valencia is in right field. Colby Rasmus isn’t in the lineup against right-hander Felix Pena Rookie David

More moves coming for Orioles before series opener (updated)

The Orioles are expected to make more adjustments to their pitching staff after another extra-inning game yesterday that required Jimmy Yacabonis to cover the first four and Yefry Ramirez to follow with five scoreless. Ramirez didn’t have to shut out the Mariners for five innings, but he went the extra mile in regulation. It’s always a guessing game with an off-day on the horizon -

Two Orioles errors in 10th inning lead to 4-2 loss (with quotes)

A former reliever making the switch to starter and trying it at the major league level is going to arrive wrapped in uncertainty. Multiple layers of it. The Orioles figured that Jimmy Yacabonis’ ceiling today against the Mariners would be the fifth inning. They were prepared to begin passing the baton in the sixth with the few fresh arms at their disposal. Yacabonis faced two

Orioles notes on rest days, roster moves and more (tied 2-2)

Orioles manager Buck Showalter wanted to give third baseman Tim Beckham a rest day after playing him on three consecutive nights. Just being careful with a player who underwent core muscle surgery. “He feels good, there’s no problem,” Showalter said. “Just want to keep him that way and not push this too quickly. He’ll be back in there tomorrow. “I was talking to him today

Orioles lineup vs. Mariners

Adam Jones is getting a rest day as the Orioles close their four-game series against the Mariners and try to avoid a sweep. Colby Rasmus is in center field and batting second. Chance Sisco is behind the plate and Steve Wilkerson is starting at third base. Danny Valencia is in right field. He’s batting .351 (27-for-77) in 23 home games. David Hess isn’t listed as

Sisco and Ramirez joining Orioles

The Orioles are recalling catcher Chance Sisco from Triple-A Norfolk after a brief demotion. He’s replacing another rookie, Austin Wynns, who was optioned after last night’s game. Yefry Ramirez also is in the clubhouse and will be added to the bullpen. The moves haven’t been announced. Sisco, 23, is batting .218/.340/.328 in 47 games. He threw out nine of the first 18 runners trying to

Teammates feel O’Day’s pain

The bond between bullpen mates in baseball is stronger than steel beams. When one reliever is hurt, they all hurt. The Orioles are taking it literally, however, as injuries spread throughout the group. Closer Zach Britton makes an impressive comeback from right Achilles surgery and Richard Bleier undergoes a season-ending procedure to repair a Grade 3 tear in his left lat muscle. As the club

Orioles can’t hold another lead, lose in 11 (Wynns optioned)

The Orioles tried the power approach tonight and took an early lead. They manufactured two runs to again surge ahead. They put a ball on Eutaw Street in the eighth inning to claim their third lead of the game. Home runs and hustle. But nothing they tried was going to stop the losing. Chris Davis’ three-run shot over the flag court in right field looked

Bundy and Gentry on injuries, Showalter on Machado (tied 7-7)

Dylan Bundy is confident that his next start will come July 6 in Minnesota and that his sprained left ankle won’t push him further down the rotation. “Yeah, absolutely,” he said this afternoon. “We’ve got a plan going forward and we’ve got two work days in there to make sure it’s all right, so just take it day by day, I guess.” Bundy suffered the

Duquette on Harvey exam and trade market

Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette indicated that Double-A Bowie pitcher Hunter Harvey will remain shut down following today’s visit with Dr. James Andrews. Andrews examined Harvey’s right shoulder and Duquette said, “It needs a little more time.” “But evidently he’s feeling pretty good,” Duquette added. The interest in shortstop Manny Machado continues to pick up as the industry gets closer to the non-waiver trade

Updates on O’Day, Gentry and more

The MRI on Orioles reliever Darren O’Day’s left hamstring didn’t reveal a Grade 3 tear, which is the only good news to come from last night’s injury. Grade 3 would require surgery, as it did with Richard Bleier’s lat injury. It’s believed that O’Day has a Grade 2 tear in the hamstring, which is going to keep him out indefinitely. He won’t make the 10-day

Orioles lineup vs. Mariners

Danny Valencia remains the right fielder for tonight’s game against the Mariners. No roster moves have been announced, but Steve Wilkerson is in the clubhouse and the Orioles set up a locker for picher Jimmy Yacabonis. Chris Davis is batting seventh again. Mark Trumbo is batting .353 (12-for-34) during a 10-game hitting streak. Shippensburg University outfielder Dalton Hoiles, the son of former catcher Chris Hoiles,

This, that and the other

As scouts continue to follow Orioles closer Zach Britton and monitor his recovery from Achilles surgery and his dependability in the late innings, they can mark off the box that confirms his ability to enter games with little preparation and get results. Britton was forced into the ninth inning Monday night against the Mariners after plate umpire Stu Scheuwater called a balk on Darren O’Day

O’Day and Gentry latest Orioles felled by injuries

Getting the lineup back as intended hasn’t eased the Orioles’ health crisis. It’s kicking into full gear. Reliever Darren O’Day and outfielder Craig Gentry will be placed on the 10-day disabled list before Wednesday night’s game, joining reliever Richard Bleier and starter Dylan Bundy as the latest casualties within the past two weeks. O’Day reinjured his hamstring tonight and will undergo tests in the morning,

O’Day injury latest crisis for Orioles in 3-2 loss

Orioles reliever Darren O’Day removed himself from tonight’s game. No umpiring controversy and no arguments. O’Day appeared to suffer a leg injury while fielding Jean Segura’s bunt in the eighth inning after Dee Gordon’s leadoff double. He hopped off the mound as Segura reached, his pursuit of the ball on the left side of the infield compromised, and threw one warmup pitch before heading to

Yacabonis emerges as Thursday starter candidate (O’s lose 3-2)

Right-hander Jimmy Yacabonis has been scratched from tonight’s start at Triple-A Norfolk and replaced by reliever Joely Rodriguez. Yacabonis is in play to start Thursday for the Orioles. It would be his first rotation assignment in the majors after 16 relief appearances. The Orioles are converting Yacabonis to a starter this year, and he’s gone 3-2 with a 3.14 ERA and 1.10 WHIP in 13

Bundy headed to disabled list with ankle injury

The Orioles are placing starter Dylan Bundy on the 10-day disabled list with a left ankle injury and recalling left-hander Donnie Hart from Triple-A Norfolk. The move will be announced later today. Bundy rolled the ankle Saturday afternoon while rounding third base at SunTrust Park. He tried to throw off flat ground this afternoon and was limping. Manager Buck Showalter is hoping that Bundy returns

Orioles lineup vs. Mariners

Danny Valencia is starting in right field tonight to give the Orioles an extra right-handed bat against Mariners left-hander James Paxton. This is Valencia’s 43rd career start in right. Trey Mancini is leading off and playing left field. Chris Davis moves down to seventh as the only left-handed hitter in the lineup. Tim Beckham is batting eighth and Caleb Joseph continues to catch. Manny Machado

Machado continues to lead AL shortstops in All-Star voting

Manny Machado remains the only Orioles player to appear in the latest update in All-Star Game balloting in the American League. Machado ranks first among shortstops with 960,628 votes, putting him ahead of the Astros’ Carlos Correa (793,087). The Yankees’ Didi Gregorius is third with 639,630. Eight different teams are represented among the nine leaders. The group includes two players from the Red Sox and

Joseph’s return, tonight’s game and leftover balk talk

The Orioles have played seven games since recalling catcher Caleb Joseph from Triple-A Norfolk and he’s started six of them, including last night’s series opener against the Mariners at Camden Yards. There’s no platoon with two right-handed hitting catchers on the roster. There’s no timeshare behind the plate. Joseph is the undisputed regular as the Orioles envisioned when they opened camp in February. Rookie Chance

Balk call leaves Orioles fuming in 5-3 loss to Mariners

Orioles reliever Darren O’Day has been called for two balks in a major league career spanning 11 seasons and 576 games. Umpire Stu Scheurwater, hired in December to a full-time position, is responsible for both of them. Tonight’s call in the ninth inning led to O’Day’s first career ejection and the 32nd for manager Buck Showalter in a 5-3 loss to the Mariners at Camden

Beckham’s return doesn’t bring win to Orioles

The Orioles have surrendered any hope of structuring their preferred 25-man roster moving forward in the 2018 season. Can’t be done after left-hander Richard Bleier underwent surgery to repair a Grade 3 tear in his latissimus dorsi muscle. And no one is certain whether Chris Tillman, signed for the back end of the rotation, will complete a successful rehab assignment and rejoin the club. But

Showalter on Valencia, Bundy and Davis (O’s down 5-3)

The Orioles optioned left-hander Donnie Hart to Triple-A Norfolk and transferred infielder Luis Sardiñas to the 60-day disabled list to create room for infielder Tim Beckham on the 25- and 40-man rosters. Sardiñas went on the 10-day DL retroactive to April 29 with a lower back strain, but he recently sprained his left ankle. Danny Valencia didn’t crack the Orioles lineup for tonight’s series opener

Bundy could miss Thursday start with ankle injury

Dylan Bundy rolled his ankle while running the bases Saturday in Atlanta and his start Thursday afternoon is in jeopardy. So, too, is his roster spot. The Orioles probably will put Bundy on the disabled list if he’s unable to face the Mariners to close out the four-game series. They’re monitoring the situation. Manager Buck Showalter didn’t want to commit to a brief DL stint

Beckham in Orioles lineup

Tim Beckham is coming off the disabled list today and starting at third base as the Orioles open their series against the Mariners. A corresponding move will be announced later. Beckham is batting eighth against Mariners right-hander Félix Hernández. Mark Trumbo is the designated hitter and cleanup hitter, and Chris Davis is behind him batting fifth. Caleb Joseph is catching. The Mariners are 1-6 over

On Beckham’s return, Tillman’s latest, Wright’s roll, Mariners vs. O’s

Unless the Orioles throw us a curveball later today or reverse field like Marcus Allen, they’re going to activate third baseman Tim Beckham from the disabled list as the latest adjustment to their 25-man roster. Beckham hasn’t played since April 23. He underwent core muscle surgery that involved repairing tears on both sides of his groin. (This blog doesn’t come with illustrations. You’re welcome.) The

Orioles denied series sweep with 7-3 loss (with quotes)

ATLANTA - The season record and placement in the standings allow the Orioles to remain patient with a rookie starter and keep running him out there every fifth day, enabling them to continue the evaluation process and monitor how he responds to adversity that could prove beneficial down the road. Learn about the pitcher and the person. But is there a limit, no matter how

Updates on Beckham and Trumbo (O’s down 5-3)

ATLANTA - The Orioles will decide Monday whether to activate third baseman Tim Beckham from the 60-day disabled list. They seem to be leaning in that direction. Beckham remains with Triple-A Norfolk on his injury rehab assignment. He’s 2-for-15 with the Tides after going 1-for-8 with Double-A Bowie since recovering from core muscle surgery. The Orioles haven’t been able to put Beckham in their lineup

Orioles and Braves lineups

ATLANTA - Mark Trumbo is out of the Orioles’ lineup today due to some soreness in his knee, but he’s expected to play Monday night against the Mariners at Camden Yards. Trey Mancini is back in the lineup, no longer bothered by neck stiffness. Colby Rasmus is in right field and leading off. Danny Valencia is in the cleanup spot. Rookie Austin Wynns is behind

Orioles set up to go for sweep in Atlanta series

ATLANTA - The Orioles have finally won a road series outside of New York, but why stop there? They can earn their first three-game series sweep in 2018 if they defeat the Braves this afternoon to conclude the road trip. No one is suggesting that an entire season is turning around and they’re on the verge of becoming buyers instead of sellers. But, hey, it

Trumbo, Davis power Orioles to 7-5 win (with quotes)

ATLANTA - The Orioles are getting run production from Mark Trumbo and Chris Davis in the middle of their order. And it’s 2018. No one has ventured back in time. Trumbo stayed hot today with a grand slam, Davis continued to celebrate his return with a bases-clearing double and the Orioles took care of business in regulation with a 7-5 victory over the Braves before

Trumbo hits grand slam, Wilkerson on last night’s game (O’s up 7-4)

ATLANTA - If the Orioles felt sluggish after last night’s marathon game, they put up a brave front - so to speak. Mark Trumbo hit a grand slam before Atlanta starter Julio Teheran recorded an out to give the Orioles a 4-0 lead. Colby Rasmus walked, Adam Jones doubled, Manny Machado walked and Trumbo lined a 93 mph fastball over the center field fence for

Wilkerson optioned to create roster room for Hart

ATLANTA - The Orioles shortened their bench today while inserting a fresh reliever into their bullpen. Infielder Steve Wilkerson was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk to make room for left-hander Donnie Hart, who has been recalled again following last night’s 15-inning game. Wilkerson collected his first major league hit and RBI last night with a single in the ninth inning, and he prevented a walk-off win

Orioles lineup vs. Braves

ATLANTA - Trey Mancini remains out of the Orioles lineup today and Chris Davis stays in it. Mancini has been on the bench for the last three games due to neck stiffness, but he pinch-hit last night. Colby Rasmus is batting first and playing left field. Davis returned last night after sitting out the past eight games and homered, hit a sacrifice fly and walked

Wondering again about the roster and revisiting last night

ATLANTA - After deciding against bringing up a fresh arm Thursday night in D.C., the Orioles don’t seem to have much choice today after playing 15 innings. They were discussing it before the final out was recorded in a 10-7 win. Left-hander Donnie Hart hasn’t pitched since Wednesday and he’s on the 40-man roster. He also knows his way to the shuttle. He might have

Machado homers in 15th and Orioles defeat Braves 10-7 (updated)

ATLANTA - Chris Davis stepped on home plate tonight, turned toward the Orioles’ dugout, removed his batting helmet and ran an arm across his forehead. Launch a fastball and a burden is lifted. For however long it lasts. The sigh of relief from Davis could have moved the flags in center field. He homered for the first time since May 9 to break a scoreless

Markakis isn’t stressing over All-Star status (tied 7-7)

ATLANTA - Nick Markakis wouldn’t stay true to himself if he suddenly began to campaign for his inclusion on the All-Star team or felt comfortable with the Braves public relations staff doing it for him. Messages on the scoreboard urging fans to vote for Markakis made him cringe each time he looked up and saw them. He just wants to play and let the process

Mancini on neck, Davis on return to lineup

ATLANTA - Trey Mancini remains out of the Orioles lineup due to neck stiffness and isn’t certain if he’ll be available later tonight. He’s been receiving treatment on it. Asked whether he felt any improvement this morning, Mancini replied, “If so, ever so slightly.” “It’s just a really annoying occurrence to have happen, but I guess the bed or the pillow (in D.C.), I don’t

Davis returns to Orioles lineup

ATLANTA - Chris Davis’ streak of missed games ends at eight tonight as he returns to the lineup and first base for the Orioles’ series opener against the Braves. Davis hasn’t played since June 11 against the Red Sox, when he went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts to lower his average to .150. He’s 3-for-27 with 14 strikeouts this month. Manager Buck Showalter is batting Davis

This, that and the other

Each passing day is going to bring more articles about teams checking in on Manny Machado. It feels like the Winter Meetings, but in the summer and without the media gathering in a suite while trolling for news. The Orioles are waiting for someone to do more than their due diligence. They want multiple pitching prospects despite Machado’s pending free agency. They want a team

Rasmus comes off disabled list and starts tonight (updated)

The Orioles have activated Colby Rasmus from the disabled list, and he’s batting sixth tonight and playing right field. Rasmus appeared in only eight games with the Orioles after signing a minor league deal and was 2-for-21 with 13 strikeouts. He batted .275 with two home runs in 15 games combined with Single-A Frederick and Double-A Bowie on his rehab assignment. Outfielder Joey Rickard was

Who’s worthy of a promotion if Orioles go younger?

A team that’s 30 games below .500 in the third week of June, with pending free agents spread across the clubhouse and some dramatic changes on the horizon, should be geared toward getting younger and filtering prospects onto the major league roster. It makes sense on paper. It’s a little more difficult in reality. The pounding noise that you hear is probably due to the

Orioles bullpen provides boost in rain-delayed victory (updated)

WASHINGTON - Manny Machado inadvertently became tonight’s symbol for the Orioles’ 2018 season while planted face-down in the infield dirt at Nationals Park. Anthony Rendon accidently delivered an elbow squarely to Machado’s nose while coming out of his slide on a 3-6 double play that ended the first inning. Machado slowly rose to his feet, concerned teammates gathering around him, and stayed in the game.

Corban Joseph optioned (and other notes, O’s up 3-0)

WASHINGTON - The Orioles created a roster spot for starter Andrew Cashner by optioning infielder Corban Joseph to Double-A Bowie. The Joseph brothers are separated again after Corban went 1-for-9 in four games. He picked up an RBI last night on a fielder’s choice grounder. Other moves are coming within the next few days. And the Orioles are waiting for Pedro Álvarez to decide whether

Orioles and Nationals lineups

WASHINGTON - Trey Mancini has returned to the leadoff spot tonight as the Orioles continue their series against the Nationals. Craig Gentry is in right field. Caleb Joseph is catching again. The Orioles haven’t announced a corresponding roster move for Andrew Cashner, who comes off the disabled list today. Meanwhile, the Orioles have signed two more picks from the 2018 First-Year Player Draft, infielders Trevor

More roster changes coming for Orioles

Orioles right-hander Andrew Cashner comes off the disabled list today after missing only one start with soreness in his lower back. Two off-days lessened the impact of his absence. It’s going to necessitate another roster move, but more on that later. Cashner has one win since April 5, though decisions stray from a pitcher’s control. He’s trying to lower a 4.98 ERA and 1.687 WHIP

Orioles lose game and season series to Nationals (with quotes)

WASHINGTON - The Orioles loaded the bases tonight against Nationals rookie Jefry Rodriguez with no outs in the top of the fifth inning and settled for one run. The hosts loaded the bases against rookie David Hess with no outs in the bottom half and scored four runs to tie the game. A new inning and new pitcher allowed the Orioles to load the bases

Showalter on roster moves and more (O’s down 9-6)

WASHINGTON - The Orioles roster was bound to undergo some changes with players ready to come off the disabled list, but the club got a head start by optioning rookie catcher Chance Sisco to Triple-A Norfolk after Sunday’s game and recalling Caleb Joseph this afternoon. “I think Chance can back up a little bit and take a breath and kind of get back to some

Updating Bleier surgery, the Joseph brothers on being reunited

WASHINGTON - Reliever Richard Bleier underwent surgery this morning to reattach the lat muscle on his left side, a procedure that lasted about two hours. Manager Buck Showalter said he’s hoping that Bleier is able to begin throwing by spring training. Chris Davis won’t be in Wednesday night’s lineup against Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez and it hasn’t been determined whether he’ll start Thursday night against

Wilkerson on arrival, Machado still first among AL shortstops

WASHINGTON - Steve Wilkerson never will know whether he would have broken camp with the Orioles as their utility player if not for his 50-game suspension. He’s just glad that he made the most of a bad situation and is on the brink of his major league debut. The Orioles purchased Wilkerson’s contract earlier today while designating Pedro Álvarez for assignment. They went from having

Orioles lineup vs. Nationals (Wilkerson selected, Álvarez DFA)

WASHINGTON - The Orioles made a flurry of roster moves this afternoon before the opening game of their three-game interleague series against the Nationals. The promotion of catcher Caleb Joseph from Triple-A Norfolk was known after the club optioned catcher Chance Sisco to the Tides following Sunday’s game. Joseph will be reunited with his brother, Corban Joseph, who joined the Orioles from Double-A Bowie over

More on Bleier’s surgery, tonight’s game, Joseph’s return

Orioles reliever Richard Bleier will undergo surgery later today to repair a Grade 3 tear in his left lat muscle. Dr. Anthony Romeo will handle the procedure in New Jersey. Bleier will miss the remainder of the season and might not be ready for spring training. Any sort of estimate depends on what Romeo finds during the surgery. There are three grades of strains, and

Leftovers for breakfast

The unexpected demotion yesterday of catcher Chance Sisco to Triple-A Norfolk shouldn’t be viewed as a sign that the Orioles have given up on him or that he’s no longer regarded as one of the more promising young players in the organization. Sisco wasn’t producing at the plate, which hardly made him unique on the roster. But he’s been having some issues throwing that more

Caleb Joseph rejoining Orioles with Chance Sisco optioned

Catcher Caleb Joseph is returning to the Orioles and will join them for Tuesday night’s series opener against the Nationals in D.C. The Orioles optioned rookie Chance Sisco following today’s 10-4 win over the Marlins at Camden Yards. He was a late scratch from the lineup. Manager Buck Showalter indicated that Sisco was ill, but he stopped short of using the word. “I’m afraid he’s

Orioles end multiple streaks with 20th win (Sisco optioned)

The Orioles can only hope that they don’t need to wait until Labor Day for their next home win. A couple of streaks came to a merciful end today as Jace Peterson drove in four runs, Dylan Bundy continued his daytime mastery through the fifth inning, the bullpen created and disarmed a base-loaded jam and the Orioles defeated the Marlins 10-4 before an announced crowd

Showalter on Davis’ absence and Mancini’s slump (O’s up 9-4)

Orioles first baseman Chris Davis hasn’t played since June 11 and with the Orioles off Monday, he won’t get back into the lineup before Tuesday night’s series opener against the Nationals in D.C. Davis is batting .150/.227/.227 with four doubles, four home runs, 15 RBIs, 19 walks and 86 strikeouts in 229 plate appearances. He’s been working with hitting coach Scott Coolbaugh and vice president

Sisco scratched from Orioles lineup

Catcher Chance Sisco has been scratched from the Orioles lineup today and replaced by Austin Wynns. No explanation was given for the change. Trey Mancini moves up to sixth in the order despite his slump. Jace Peterson moves up to seventh and Craig Gentry to eighth. Wynns is batting ninth. Sisco is batting .218/.340/.328 with seven doubles, two home runs and 16 RBIs in 47

Cashner expected to come off disabled list Wednesday

Andrew Cashner will make Wednesday night’s start against the Nationals in D.C. following today’s successful bullpen session. Cashner said his back responded favorably and he’s ready to come off the disabled list. A corresponding move will be made prior to first pitch. “It went good, felt good, and I look forward to getting on the mound Wednesday,” he said. Manager Buck Showalter has been able

Orioles lineup vs. Marlins

The Orioles wrap up their series against the Marlins, trying to avoid a club-record 12-game home losing streak, with Chris Davis remaining on the bench. Davis is missing his fifth game in a row. And he gets another break with Monday’s off-day. Corban Joseph is leading off and playing first base. Mark Trumbo is batting fourth as the designated hitter. Chance Sisco moves up to

Hitting on some offensive topics as O’s try to avoid sweep

A loss today would be the 10th in a row for the Orioles, their longest streak since May 26-June 5, 2010. A home losing streak of 12 games would establish a club record. Being swept by the Marlins wouldn’t do much for their confidence, either. This team is trying so hard to tank, its mascot should include an ammunition rack. But the Orioles have dropped

Losing streaks continue for O’s as rally falls short (with quotes)

One pitch from Alex Cobb today and the Marlins had a runner in scoring position. Four pitches and they had a run. Any margin seems daunting for a team that’s been operating on a dead engine. The Orioles weren’t cooked, but the broiler was back on. No opponent seems capable of pulling the Orioles out of harm’s way. They tried to rally against former teammate

Bleier: “I feel like I let the team down ...” (O’s trail 5-4)

The second opinion sought by Orioles reliever Richard Bleier offered further confirmation that he sustained a Grade 3 tear of his left lat muscle, the most severe, and he must undergo surgery Tuesday in New Jersey. “Obviously, it’s pretty unfortunate for myself and the team,” he said today while standing at his locker. “The next step is just hopefully a successful surgery and moving on

Bleier to undergo surgery on Tuesday (and other notes)

Orioles reliever Richard Bleier will undergo surgery Tuesday in New Jersey to repair a Grade 3 tear in his left lat muscle. He won’t pitch again this year and may not be ready for the start of the 2019 season. Dr. Anthony Romeo will handle the procedure, which was recommended after Bleier underwent an MRI on Thursday morning and received a second opinion. Bleier said

Orioles lineup vs. Marlins

Trey Mancini is starting at first base today while Chris Davis stays on the bench for the Orioles’ second game of their series against the Marlins. Davis has sat out the last four games. He joined Manny Machado and Pedro Álvarez on the field today for early hitting. The session including hitting coach Scott Coobaugh tossing the ball underhanded from close range and each player

Scott can step up in Bleier’s absence

One man’s torn latissimus dorsi muscle is another man’s opportunity to become an established major league reliever. It sounds harsh, but it’s also baseball reality. No one is celebrating Richard Bleier’s season-ending injury, and that’s especially true of Tanner Scott. They’re friends who sat next to each other in the clubhouse. They traded playful insults while I sought their opinions on the movie “The Sandlot”

Orioles offense stays on sabbatical in 2-0 loss (with quotes)

No team in the majors has scored fewer runs than the Orioles. They needed eight more before tonight to catch the team ahead of them, the Marlins, their opponent for a weekend series at Camden Yards. The only fireworks were coming after the game. And there isn’t enough smoke to mask the Orioles’ primary weakness. The Marlins manufactured a run off Kevin Gausman in the

Showalter on Davis, Bleier and Joseph (O’s down 2-0)

The Orioles have an expanded bench tonight after they selected Corban Joseph’s contract from Double-A Bowie. It includes first baseman Chris Davis, who’s sitting out his third consecutive game and likely won’t be in the lineup Saturday afternoon against left-hander Wei-Yin Chen. Joseph is starting at first base and leading off against Marlins right-hander José Ureña. “Chris is continuing with some things that he’s working

Corban Joseph on his return to the majors

The only way that Corban Joseph’s day could have gotten any better would have been to walk inside the Orioles’ clubhouse this afternoon and hug his brother. Caleb Joseph remains with Triple-A Norfolk after the Orioles optioned him on May 17. They spoke on the phone after Corban learned of his promotion from Double-A Bowie, his return to the majors taking five years. “I called

Bleier expected to undergo surgery (and other notes)

Surgery has been recommended for Orioles reliever Richard Bleier, who will make his decision after receiving a second opinion. He isn’t expected to pitch again this season and his availability for spring training could be in jeopardy. Bleier strained the lat muscle on his left side and its severity brought about the likelihood of a surgical procedure to repair it. Manager Buck Showalter confirmed today

Davis remains out of the Orioles’ lineup

The Orioles will try to snap a seven-game losing streak tonight and win at home for the first time in 10 games as the Marlins make a rare visit to Camden Yards. The Orioles lost two of three games in Miami in 2015 and two of three in Baltimore in 2010. The Marlins swept a three-game series at home in 2009 and took two of

Richard Bleier goes on DL, Corban Joseph’s contract selected

Orioles reliever Richard Bleier was placed on the 10-day disabled list today with a strained left lat muscle that could end his 2018 season. The Orioles also optioned pitcher Yefry Ramirez to Triple-A Norfolk, recalled left-hander Tanner Scott from the Tides and purchased infielder Corban Joseph’s contract from Double-A Bowie. Joseph, the younger brother of catcher Caleb Joseph, was batting .336/.394/.550 in 59 games with

Valencia emerges as shining light in Orioles’ darkest days

Getting a feel for Danny Valencia’s placement in the lineup isn’t as simple as it used to be back when he was typecast. An opposing left-handed starter usually worked in Valencia’s favor in a platoon-type role. He mashed them. It didn’t say so on his business card, but word spreads quickly in baseball. The Orioles didn’t sign Valencia, in his second tour with the team,

Bracing for the worst for Bleier

A veteran sportswriter taught me a long time ago, shortly after I joined the Orioles beat as a wide-eyed and fresh-faced reporter, that you should never downplay or underwrite an injury. Better to err on the side of hysteria. It’s much easier to tone it down later - the pain turned out to be nothing more than cramping - than treat trauma as a tweak

Updating Bleier and Cashner following 5-1 loss

Orioles reliever Richard Bleier underwent an X-ray today at Camden Yards and is scheduled for an MRI on Thursday to determine the severity of an injury that manager Buck Showalter said has “got the characteristics of a lat.” The elbow is fine, but Bleier’s season is in jeopardy after he exited the game in the eighth inning. “I just felt something in the lat area

Richard Bleier leaves game with apparent injury (O’s lose 5-1)

Orioles reliever Richard Bleier just came out of today’s game in the top of the eighth inning after retiring Red Sox second baseman Eduardo Núñez on a ground ball, dropping his glove and reaching for his left elbow area in obvious pain. Bleier grimaced and shook his head as he walked toward the dugout with assistant athletic trainer Mark Shires. There was no hesitation in

Yefry Ramirez goes 4 1/3 innings in debut (O’s down 5-1)

The rookie pitcher and the rookie catcher walked side by side from the dugout to the bullpen for the pregame warmup. Yefry Ramirez prepping for his major league debut. Austin Wynns making his fifth start behind the plate. The Orioles won’t recycle their “Come See the Kids” campaign from 2001. Ryan Kohlmeier, Brook Fordyce and Chris Richard - who qualified in the darkest days -

Orioles option Hart and cross fingers for extended Ramirez start

The Orioles spent the morning and part of the afternoon deciding on the corresponding roster move for pitcher Yefry Ramirez, debating the wisdom of removing a reliever and finding themselves undermanned in the bullpen with a rookie making his first major league start. Risky business, for sure. Left-hander Donnie Hart has been optioned to Triple-A Norfolk after spending one day with the club. He worked

Orioles and Red Sox lineups (and notes)

The Orioles are deciding on their corresponding roster move for Yefry Ramirez, who makes his major league debut today. They’re leery of removing a reliever and being short in the bullpen. Chris Davis is out of the lineup again today as the Orioles close out their series against the Red Sox, who are sending left-hander Chris Sale to the mound. Davis also sat last night

Yefry Ramirez making major league debut today to close series

If this is what’s become of the 2018 season, so be it. Give Yefry Ramirez a start. Keep giving David Hess starts. Begin an intense talent evaluation while also trying - and this is the tricky part - to avoid a season that elicits sympathy from the ‘62 Mets. Or the ‘88 Orioles, who lost their first 21 games and were 18-47 on June 17.

Homers hurt Hess again in 6-4 loss (updated)

The first inning didn’t jump up and bite the Orioles tonight. They actually took an early lead on Joey Rickard’s home run from atop the order. They weren’t the team trying to climb out of a hole. They were the team that couldn’t hold a lead. David Hess surrendered two more home runs over the first three innings, the offense poked at Red Sox pitching

Roster move, next starter, Araujo on elbow (O’s down 6-2)

The Orioles made their roster move official about an hour before first pitch by placing Andrew Cashner on the 10-day disabled list retroactive to Saturday with a strained muscle in his lower back. Left-hander Donnie Hart was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk. Hart is available in the bullpen tonight. He’s allowed one earned run (two total) and six hits in 5 2/3 innings with the Orioles

Duquette on trade interest in Machado

Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette denied today that specific names have been put on the table in trade talks regarding pending free agent Manny Machado. “No,” he said, “we haven’t advanced it that far.” It’s not for a lack of interest in Machado, who entered tonight batting .312/.380/.591 with 15 doubles, 18 home runs and 50 RBIs in 64 games and leading American League

Andrew Cashner headed to disabled list

The Orioles are placing Andrew Cashner on the 10-day disabled list later today with soreness in his lower back. A reliever will be added to the roster to expand the bullpen, and Cashner’s replacement as Wednesday afternoon’s starter will be confirmed later. Donnie Hart and Yefry Ramirez are headed to Baltimore from Triple-A Norfolk, confirming an earlier tweet from The Virginian-Pilot’s David Hall. Ramirez could

Machado back in Orioles lineup

Manny Machado has returned to the Orioles lineup tonight after an illness kept him in the dugout last night. Chris Davis isn’t starting against Red Sox left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez. He’s 5-for-27 (.185) with one home run and 14 strikeouts against the former Orioles farmhand. Machado is 6-for-31 (.194) with two doubles. Joey Rickard is leading off and playing left field while Trey Mancini handles first

Machado leads AL shortstops in All-Star voting

Orioles shortstop Manny Machado is engulfed in trade rumors and speculation as the non-waiver deadline draws nearer. He’s already on the move in the American League’s All-Star balloting, rising to the top at his position. Machado has received 321,887 votes to lead the Indians’ Francisco Lindor, who’s second with 211,756. The Yankees’ Didi Gregorius is third with 208,583. None of Machado’s teammates appear in the

Hess hoping to halt losing streak and solve Sox

David Hess will test his memory tonight, along with his ability to make any adjustments that can prevent a repeat performance. The rookie’s only major league dud came against tonight’s opponent, the Red Sox, in his first exposure to Fenway Park and one of baseball’s most potent offenses. He surrendered three home runs and five runs total in 4 2/3 innings and absorbed his first

Orioles waste Bundy’s latest gem in 2-0, 12-inning loss (updated)

The later sunset must have tricked Dylan Bundy into thinking that he was working a day game. The night version hasn’t been nearly as effective this season, with Bundy sporting a 7.68 ERA and 1.706 WHIP in seven starts heading into the series opener against the Red Sox. Meanwhile, the pitcher who’s earned the moniker “Sunny” carried a 1.08 ERA and 0.888 WHIP in six

Machado is sick and Britton is back

The Red Sox activated outfielder Mookie Betts from the disabled list today instead of sending him on an injury rehab assignment. The Orioles lineup is missing shortstop Manny Machado, who’s battling an illness. Such is life for the teams residing in opposite ends of the division. Machado is the latest Orioles player to be felled by whatever is going around the clubhouse. Danny Valencia returned

Araujo placed on disabled list with elbow injury

The Orioles have placed reliever Pedro Araujo on the 10-day disabled list with a right elbow sprain and activated closer Zach Britton. Araujo underwent an MRI earlier today after complaining of elbow soreness following yesterday’s outing in Toronto, when he served up two home runs in one inning and was charged with four runs. His ERA rose to 7.71 and his WHIP to 1.679 in

Illness keeping Machado out of Orioles lineup

Manny Machado is out of the Orioles lineup tonight due to an illness that’s sweeping through the clubhouse. Danny Valencia didn’t play yesterday because he was sick. Machado is just the latest player to come down with it. “This is a tough one,” said manager Buck Showalter, noting how the illness seems to “linger.” “A number of guys have different degrees of it. Different stages.”

Orioles lineup doesn’t include Machado (updated)

Manny Machado is missing from the Orioles’ lineup for tonight’s series opener against the Red Sox at Camden Yards. Jace Peterson is playing shortstop and batting ninth. Joey Rickard is leading off and playing right field. Danny Valencia was sick yesterday and didn’t play, but returns tonight as the cleanup hitter. Chris Davis did some early hitting today and is batting seventh. The Orioles haven’t

How will Orioles fit Britton in their bullpen and on the roster?

The Orioles swept a two-game series against the Mets at Citi Field and led the Blue Jays 4-1 with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning at Rogers Centre. I foolishly let myself believe that they were getting on a roll with three straight wins, that they might move into a more respectable neighborhood. Brad Brach blew the save and the Jays walked

Orioles and Blue Jays lineups

Chris Davis is back in the Orioles lineup today for the series finale against the Blue Jays. Davis is batting sixth against right-hander Marco Estrada. Jace Peterson is leading off. Mark Trumbo is in the cleanup spot. Joey Rickard is in right field. Orioles starters have five quality starts in five games on the road trip and they’ve posted a 2.27 ERA, but a .190

Does Davis stay on the bench today?

Orioles manager Buck Showalter waited until about an hour before first pitch yesterday to reveal his lineup. The right decision was made regarding Chris Davis. Whether it came from Davis or Showalter. Davis needed to sit again no matter his track record against Blue Jays starter Aaron Sanchez. The .348 career average in 23 at-bats was meaningless. The only reason to pause was Sanchez’s difficulties

O’Day activated and Scott optioned (plus lineups)

The Orioles have activated reliever Darren O’Day from the disabled list and optioned left-hander Tanner Scott to Triple-A Norfolk. They’re keeping a four-man bench and seven-man bullpen. O’Day hasn’t pitched for the Orioles since May 4 in Oakland. He went on the DL with a hyperextended right elbow, the result of a mishap in the bullpen, where a teammate accidentally ran into him while he

Gausman trying to keep the quality coming while bats stay cold

The starting pitching isn’t really the issue. Andrew Cashner’s quality start last night in Toronto was the Orioles’ fourth straight on the current road trip and the eighth in the last nine games. But they were held to one run in a 5-1 loss, the latest adjustments to the lineup failing to create a spark. Kevin Gausman has fallen short of the quality line in

Orioles lineup doesn’t include Davis

The offensive funk that followed Chris Davis into the 2018 season won’t leave him. It’s wrapped around him like a scarf. Davis went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts last night in Toronto and is batting .152/.232/.232 with four doubles, four home runs, 15 RBIs and nine runs scored in 220 plate appearances. He’s drawn 19 walks and struck out 81 times. The Orioles are facing a

A little bullpen banter

As Zach Britton moves closer to his 2018 debut with the Orioles, his removal from the disabled list anticipated for June 15, the curiosity is how manager Buck Showalter will use him right out of the gate. Should he ease Britton back into the ninth inning rather than call upon the left-hander right away to record the last three outs and protect a slim lead?

Orioles lineup vs. Blue Jays

Austin Wynns is behind the plate for the Orioles again tonight while they face Blue Jays left-hander Jaime García to start a four-game series in Toronto. Wynns is playing his second major league game. He singled in his first at-bat Tuesday night against the Mets. Danny Valencia is in the cleanup spot, followed by Mark Trumbo and Jonathan Schoop. Chris Davis is batting seventh as

Latest update on Britton

Orioles closer Zach Britton continues to move forward in his recovering from right Achilles surgery, the steps widening in length as he completes a rehab assignment. Britton spun another scoreless inning this afternoon for Triple-A Norfolk, allowing one hit and striking out one batter in Columbus. He hasn’t surrendered a run in four combined appearances with the Tides, Single-A Frederick and Double-A Bowie. The weather

This, that and the other

A rainout and scheduled off-day have messed again with David Hess’ usual routine, though he’s beginning to settle into the abnormal. The rookie was working on seven days’ rest when he followed up his major league debut with a start against the Red Sox at Fenway Park. He hasn’t pitched since May 30 against the Nationals, when he recorded his third quality start in four

Orioles win second road series with 1-0 victory (with quotes)

FLUSHING, N.Y. - Fans came to Citi Field today to watch a baseball game and a pillow fight broke out. The starting pitching was on point or the offenses were out of sync again. It’s not as though the Orioles and Mets have been lighting up scoreboards across the country. But dim the sarcasm, because Dylan Bundy and Zach Wheeler were dealing. Both pitchers carried

O’Day staying on rehab assignment for another game (O’s up 1-0)

FLUSHING, N.Y. - Orioles reliever Darren O’Day will stay with Single-A Frederick and pitch again on Thursday in Potomac. He could be activated a few days later. O’Day walked three batters last night in two-thirds of an inning and was charged with three runs after he left the game. “He felt good,” said manager Buck Showalter. “One of them (walks) wasn’t. He’s going to have

Orioles lineup vs. Mets

FLUSHIHG, N.Y. - Chance Sisco, the other rookie catcher on the Orioles roster, is starting today against Mets right-hander Zack Wheeler. Mark Trumbo is in right field. Danny Valencia moves down to seventh in the order, one spot behind Chris Davis. Jose Bautista is 0-for-8 with six strikeouts against Dylan Bundy. Bundy is 2-1 with a 1.30 ERA and 0.894 WHIP in five day starts

Leftover thoughts on early rounds of draft

FLUSHING, N.Y. - While wondering if the Eagles will invite Alanis Morissette to sing “Uninvited” before their home opener ... I’m getting asked about the Orioles’ decision to select Texas high school pitcher Grayson Rodriguez with their first pick in the draft. It felt like a reach considering the more highly rated pitchers still on the board, including Matthew Liberatore, Brady Singer, Cole Winn and

Battery of Cobb and Wynns sparks 2-1 win (with quotes)

FLUSHING, N.Y. - The bonding that’s necessary between starting pitcher and catcher in order to keep them on the same page must have been a smooth and speedy process for Orioles right-hander Alex Cobb and rookie Austin Wynns. Paired for the first time last night following Wynns’ initial recall from Triple-A Norfolk, they wove four hitless innings through the Mets lineup, limited the damage in

Showalter on Wynns and a rookie catching tandem (O’s up 2-1)

FLUSHING, N.Y. - Catcher Austin Wynns’ cheering section is getting in position behind the visiting dugout at Citi Field, the group including parents Jeff and Laura, close friends Chris and India Rowe and agent Michael Bonanno. Other seats will be filled later. Wynns’ family made the trip from San Diego and he’s also got a group of friends who boarded flights to Flushing. He said

A few pregame hits from Citi Field

FLUSHING, N.Y. - Orioles reliever Darren O’Day and outfielder Colby Rasmus have joined Single-A Frederick tonight for a rehab game in Potomac. O’Day will work one inning in his first game since hyperextending his right elbow. He’s been on the disabled list retroactive to May 6. The Orioles are hoping that O’Day is ready to come off the disabled list Thursday in Toronto. Meanwhile, O’Day

Orioles and Mets lineups (updated)

FLUSHING, N.Y. - Catcher Austin Wynns is making his major league debut tonight with the Mets starting left-hander Jason Vargas. The Orioles officially recalled Wynns earlier today after Sunday’s postponement delayed the announcement. Trey Mancini is back in the leadoff spot. Danny Valencia is batting cleanup and Mark Trumbo is in right field, as there is no designated hitter in a National League ballpark. Signed

Fourth time the charm for Cashner on draft day

Players tend to reflect on their draft day experiences as the process unfolds again for the next wave of high school and college athletes. It can come naturally or be pried loose from another reporter searching for a story. Alex Cobb, who starts tonight against the Mets at Citi Field, went through it only once as the Rays chose him in the fourth round in

Orioles select Grayson Rodriguez in first round of draft (updated)

The Orioles chose another high school pitcher tonight with their first pick in the First-Year Player Draft. Just not a name that had been linked to them. The Orioles used the 11th overall pick on right-hander Grayson Rodriguez of Central Heights High School in Nacogdoches, Texas. Rodriguez is listed at 6-foot-5 and 230 lbs. and has been lauded for improving his conditioning over the winter

Orioles claim Snelten off waivers

The Orioles filled out their 40-man roster this afternoon while again addressing pitching depth in the minors by claiming left-hander D.J. Snelten off waivers from the Giants and optioning him to Triple-A Norfolk. Snelten, 26, was designated for assignment on May 28. He made his major league debut in Game 2 of an April 28 doubleheader against the Dodgers. In four appearances with the Giants,

Trying to figure out the interest in Ramirez

The First-Year Player Draft begins tonight and its significance to the Orioles is heightened by the approaching roster transformation related to future trades and possible free agent departures. Impact acquisitions are needed to cushion the blows which can be done via the returns on any deals and the selections made from the pool of high school and college talent. The latter needs to be more

Today’s postponement delays Wynns’ debut (updated)

The Orioles didn’t waste any time waiting through the rain this morning, announcing that their game against the Yankees has been postponed due to inclement weather. The game will be made up as part of a split separate-admission doubleheader on Aug. 25. First pitch for the opener is 1:05 p.m., with the nightcap starting at 7:05 p.m. Separate admission is required for each game. Tickets

Orioles continue search for leadoff hitter

The Orioles are recalling catcher Austin Wynns from Triple-A Norfolk today to replace Andrew Susac, who was optioned last night. Wynns, 27, will be making his major league debut. It’s termed “recalled” because he’s on the 40-man roster. The leadoff carousel spun in Joey Rickard’s direction yesterday, with the outfielder and former Rule 5 pick chosen to bat atop the order. If not him, then

Orioles option Susac, Showalter on today’s loss

The Orioles made a roster move following today’s 8-5 loss to the Yankees, optioning catcher Andrew Susac to Triple-A Norfolk. The corresponding move will be revealed Sunday morning. Caleb Joseph is behind the plate tonight at Norfolk. Austin Wynns is on the bench. Joseph was optioned May 17 to make room for Susac, who is 3-for-26 with the Orioles. Joseph was batting .182/.203/.325 in 24

Early home runs and defensive breakdowns doom Orioles

The Orioles were going to need more than one run today. More than Adam Jones’ solo homer in the first inning that provided an early lead. More than they’ve been able to muster during an agonizing stretch. By the third inning, they were going to need more than the four runs that the Yankees put on the board. The rain increased in intensity following a

Updates on O’Day, Rasmus, Tillman and Beckham (O’s down 6-4)

The tarp remains on the field at Camden Yards this afternoon in anticipation of inclement weather that’s delaying the start of the game. The sky is darkening. A storm is approaching. Orioles reliever Darren O’Day will throw a bullpen session on Sunday and could begin a rehab assignment in his slow return from a hyperextended right elbow. “If that goes well, then it will move

Orioles mourn the loss of longtime scout Bruce Kison

The Orioles will observe a moment of silence before today’s game to honor longtime major league scout Bruce Kison, who passed away early this morning. Kison was diagnosed with bone cancer shortly after retiring over the winter. He was 68. Manager Buck Showalter spoke earlier today about how much Kison looked forward to the next phase of his life and the opportunity to go fishing,

Britton to continue rehab assignment next week with Norfolk

Orioles closer Zach Britton needed only eight pitches last night to induce three ground balls for outs during his rehab outing at Double-A Bowie. He joked later that it took longer to arrange for the postgame spread. Britton has thrown twice during his assignment and is scheduled to pitch Tuesday and Thursday for Triple-A Norfolk in Columbus. He’ll go back-to-back games on June 11-12. The

Orioles lineup vs. Yankees

Joey Rickard gets a turn today as Orioles leadoff hitter for their game against the Yankees. Rickard is in right field against Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka. Danny Valencia is playing third base. Mark Trumbo continues to bat cleanup. Chris Davis moves down to seventh. Kevin Gausman started against the Yankees on April 6 in the Bronx and allowed two runs in five innings. He’s 7-5

This, that and the other

There will come a point later this month when the Orioles’ bullpen includes Zach Britton and Darren O’Day. Together at the same time. Maybe it’s not too late to produce dual bobbleheads for the occasion. Britton hasn’t pitched this season after undergoing Achilles surgery back in December. O’Day’s been on the disabled list since May 6 after a teammate ran into him in the bullpen

Orioles’ losing streak reaches six games with 4-1 loss (updated)

A shot up the middle deflects off Andrew Cashner’s glove and finds the grass in center field. A fly ball to deep center hits the heel of Adam Jones’ glove as he attempts a leaping catch, his face smacking into the padded fence as the tie-breaking run scores on a triple. Same inning. Same result at the end. The Orioles couldn’t catch a couple of

Today’s roster move and more on injured players (O’s down 4-1)

The Orioles optioned left-hander Donnie Hart to Triple-A Norfolk this afternoon to make room for infielder Danny Valencia’s return from paternity leave. The bench is back to four players and the bullpen is down to two southpaws. Valencia is available to play tonight. “He’ll take some swings, take some swings and get back in it,” said manager Buck Showalter. “He’s been away really for three

Hearing from Rasmus and Beckham

The Orioles’ afternoon clubhouse had a reunion feel to it with outfielder Colby Rasmus and third baseman Tim Beckham at their respective lockers before batting practice. Rasmus was packing his oversized bag for the drive to Prince George’s Stadium, where he begins his rehab assignment with Double-A Bowie. Closer Zach Britton will pitch for the Baysox tonight due to weather concerns in Norfolk. Britton will

Britton and Rasmus updates and tonight’s lineup

Zach Britton is heading to Double-A Bowie tonight to pitch an inning in the continuation of his injury rehab assignment. Outfielder Colby Rasmus packed his bag and also left for Bowie, where he’s beginning his assignment. Baysox starter Hunter Harvey will work three innings before turning over the game to the bullpen. Third baseman Tim Beckham was in the clubhouse this afternoon. As for the

This, that and the other

Last night’s postponement pushes the Orioles’ starters back a day in the series and bumps Dylan Bundy from facing the Yankees. Andrew Cashner gets the ball tonight - weather permitting, of course - followed by Kevin Gausman on Saturday and Alex Cobb on Sunday. The Orioles are off Monday, other than working the First-Year Player Draft, which keeps Bundy waiting until Tuesday night against the

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