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John Means: “I’m excited for where this team is going”

For a team that desperately needed better starting pitching after a first half when Baltimore’s rotation ERA was 6.11, the Orioles are starting to get that. Deeper outings. Better outings. A nice change, to say the least. To see Matt Harvey and John Means hold Detroit to one run over the last two nights over their combined 12 innings was encouraging. A Tigers team that

John Means has best outing since IL return as O’s win in Detroit

He didn’t put up a zero like Matt Harvey on Friday night, but left-hander John Means looked very much like his pre-injury self tonight. And seeing the Orioles ace pitch like that had to be a most welcome sight throughout Birdland. Means allowed just one run over six innings and picked up his first win since his no-hitter as the Orioles beat Detroit 5-2 at

O’s game blog: John Means faces Detroit

With five wins their last seven games and a record of 8-5 since the All-Star break, the Orioles head back to Comerica Park tonight for the third of a four-game series with Detroit. The Tigers won 6-2 Thursday night and the Orioles won 4-3 last night. Pedro Severino hit solo homers in the third and fifth innings Friday for an O’s team that has hit

A look at Matt Harvey’s amazing turnaround and other notes

When a pitcher has an ERA of 11.20 over an 11-start stretch, just getting three or four decent innings from him might seem like a mountain to climb. Right now, Matt Harvey is an exceptional mountain climber. After getting bashed by opponent hitters from May 12 through July 7 - a stretch where he went 0-8 with that unsightly ERA and a 1.035 OPS against,

Matt Harvey good again as the O’s beat Detroit (updated)

During the series-opening game last night, the Orioles offense was quiet and missing the longball. But it returned for the Orioles tonight at Comerica Park. And they had a rejuvenated Matt Harvey back on the mound also. Harvey posted a third straight stellar outing as the Orioles beat Detroit 4-3 to even the four-game series at one win each. The Orioles (36-66) have won five

O’s game blog: Matt Harvey faces the Tigers

The Orioles lost the series opener at Detroit Thursday night and the clubs continue the four-game series tonight at Comerica Park. Miguel Cabrera hit career homers No. 496 and No. 497 last night as the Tigers won 6-2. Right-hander Casey Mize allowed four hits and one unearned run over seven innings as Tigers pitching held the Orioles to four hits on a night they went

The offense was slowed as the road trip began

They scored eight runs and produced a walk-off win on Wednesday night at home. But as a seven-game road trip began last night, the Baltimore offense was held in check as Detroit beat the Orioles 6-2. The Birds were held to four hits in 29 at-bats, had just one extra-base hit, no RBIs and went 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position. Detroit right-hander Casey Mize,

O’s game blog: Road trip begins in Detroit

As the Orioles begin a two-city, seven-game road trip tonight, left-hander Alexander Wells (1-0, 4.35 ERA) will make his fourth major league appearance and his second start. The 24-year-old Wells faces Detroit in the opener of a three-game series. Wells is pitching on seven days rest after getting his first start last Wednesday on the road against Tampa Bay. He pitched 5 2/3 innings, allowing

Ryan McKenna looks to make the most of his MLB opportunity

For 24-year-old outfielder Ryan McKenna, it has been a season spent riding the Norfolk-Baltimore shuttle and trying to learn and grow as a player wherever he is on a given night. He’s now had six separate stints in the big leagues this year, and if Anthony Santander returns to the active roster soon, he could be on the move again. But for however long he’s

O’s game blog: Looking for a return to the win column

After a three-game win streak was snapped last night, the Orioles will try to start another one tonight in the finale of a two-game series and five-game homestand. The Miami Marlins (44-57) had lost six of nine and 10 of 15 games coming into Tuesday’s series opener, but they hit three homers in beating the Orioles 7-3 at Oriole Park. Catcher Sandy Leon’s three-run homer

Notes on O’s loss, final draft pick signed and farm player movement

The Orioles will be back at Camden Yards tonight against Miami looking to beat the Marlins for a two-game series split and a winning 4-1 homestand. Miami hit three homers in last night’s 7-3 win over the Orioles. O’s right-hander Spenser Watkins gave up a three-run homer to catcher Sandy Leon on the eighth pitch of a sequence in the top of the second. That

O’s game blog: Spenser Watkins faces Marlins in series opener

The Orioles have won two of three series since the All-Star break, going 6-3 in those games. And we know they were an out away - a strike away, really - from that being three of three with a 7-2 record. So they have some momentum going as they host the Miami Marlins tonight to open a two-game series to conclude a five-game homestand. The

They lost big talent, but Delmarva continues on with strong season

The Orioles’ low Single-A Delmarva affiliate got off to a great start this year. With players like Gunnar Henderson, Jordan Westburg and JD Mundy bashing baseballs, the Shorebirds won 15 of their first 20 games and were 19-6 on June 2. During a season where Delmarva has dealt with an ever-changing roster and now used 50 players, the moves started happening even before the first

Ryan McKenna’s impact on a win, plus getting the draft picks going

He flashed some power, some speed and he flashed some defense in the outfield. He can fly on the bases. Cedric Mullins, right? Well, yes, but this time we are talking about his teammate, Ryan McKenna, who made a major impact on the Orioles’ 5-4 walk-off win over the Washington Nationals on Sunday afternoon. McKenna scampered home from third base with the winning run in

A walk-off win produces a sweep against the Nationals

Down 4-3 heading to the last of the ninth today and 0-51 this year when trailing after eight innings, the Orioles scored two runs in the ninth today to stun the Washington Nationals 5-4 and complete a three-game sweep at Camden Yards. Nats closer Brad Hand hit Maikel Franco on an 0-2 pitch to start the rally. Then Ryan McKenna singled, sending Franco to third

O’s game blog: Looking for a sweep at Camden Yards

The Orioles have a pair of three-game sweeps this year and they have come against clubs that are currently in first place, and both came on the road. They swept Boston in a season-opening series at Fenway Park in April and they swept three from Houston in late June. Today, after wins by 6-1 and 5-3 the last two nights, they can sweep the Washington

Matt Harvey was rolling again and now O’s can sweep the Nats

Nice crowd, nice starting pitching, a few timely homers and a nice top of the ninth with no drama. That was all quite ... nice. The Orioles have won the first two games of their series with the Washington Nationals and go for a sweep behind John Means this afternoon. They are 5-3 with two series wins in three tries since the All-Star break. Maybe

O’s game blog: Looking for a series win against Washington

The Orioles will not face three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer tonight, but rather lefty Jon Lester as they host the Washington Nationals in the second of a three-game series. The Orioles won 6-1 last night as five pitchers combined to hold the Nats to five hits with 11 strikeouts and the visitors went 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position. Washington (45-51) began this

O’s ‘pen puts up a zero for the night and other notes

Orioles right-hander Jorge López was throwing a decent game. He had allowed just one run over 4 2/3 innings but the hook came with two outs in the top of the fifth and the Orioles leading 2-1 over the Washington Nationals. Manager Brandon Hyde saw hot-hitting Juan Soto - a batter who had 12 hits in his last 24 at-bats - coming to the plate.

O’s game blog: The Nats-O’s series opener at the Yard

The Orioles play at home for the first time since the All-Star break tonight when they host the Washington Nationals to start a three-game series. It begins a five-game homestand, with Miami coming to town on Tuesday night. The O’s last home game was July 11, when the Chicago White Sox completed a three-game sweep in Baltimore. The Orioles (31-64) went 3-3 on their road

Colton Cowser and Connor Norby enjoy their day at Camden Yards

The Orioles’ top two draft picks are at Camden Yards today. They’ve already been officially signed and have already spent a few days working out in Sarasota, Fla. And this afternoon, outfielder Colton Cowser, the No. 5 overall pick in round one from Sam Houston State, and infielder Connor Norby, taken No. 41 overall in round two from East Carolina, were presented jerseys in a

O’s rotation takes small step forward, plus other notes

We know that the Orioles starting rotation has not covered a lot of innings this year, said Captain Obvious. Through Wednesday’s games, the Baltimore rotation has thrown 430 2/3 innings to rank last in the majors. That is 15 fewer innings than Kansas City, although the Royals had played one fewer game than the Orioles. The Baltimore bullpen has had to cover 389 2/3 innings,

Birdland loses a great O’s fan

This is the story of someone we lost too soon. But it’s much more than that. It’s about someone that was a great friend to many and impacted many lives, including mine when we were college classmates at Towson University, then known as Towson State University, in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Brice Marden Freeman died from pancreatic cancer on April 10. He was

O’s game blog: Alexander Wells makes first major league start

After splitting the first two games of their series against Tampa Bay, the Orioles and Rays meet today in an afternoon game which will wrap up this series and a six-game road trip for Baltimore. The Orioles (31-63) beat Tampa Bay 6-1 on Monday night behind Spenser Watkins and lost 9-3 last night. Lefty John Means returned from the injured list and took the loss,

After rocky ‘19, right-hander Blaine Knight gets back on track

BOWIE - For a pitcher with his background, track record and resume, it was surprising to see right-hander Blaine Knight struggle so badly at Single-A Frederick in the 2019 season. He went 1-12 with a 6.13 ERA. Earlier that year, he was rolling for Single-A Delmarva, going 3-0 with an ERA of 0.68 in five starts. But when the Orioles moved him up, things started

O’s game blog: Shooting for another win at Tampa Bay

The Orioles have won three in a row five times this season but have never stretched the win streak to four. They will look to do that tonight at Tropicana Field in the second game of their series with Tampa Bay. Right-hander Spenser Watkins allowed one run over six innings last night as the Orioles beat the Rays 6-1 for their third in a row.

Getting a good one: An O’s scout on Colton Cowser

Even though the Orioles had several scouts see Sam Houston State outfielder Colton Cowser play in person several times, when they brought him to their home park at Camden Yards for a pre-draft workout, the kid made one strong final impression on club officials that may have cemented he would be their pick at No. 5 in round one. It was on a steamy afternoon

O’s game blog: Series against Rays begins

After winning a series in Kansas City, taking the last two games against the Royals by 8-4 and 5-0 scores, the Orioles road trip moves onto St. Petersburg, Fla., tonight. They face a Tampa Bay Rays team pushing for first place in the American League East, a club that has not lost against the Orioles this year. The Orioles (30-62) recorded their third shutout of

O’s end K.C. series on high note and Elias on the draft

For an Orioles team that had given up nine runs on Friday night and allowed 27 runs in three games against the Chicago White Sox before the break, Sunday was needed and a very nice change. Right-hander Matt Harvey had pitched to an ERA of 11.20 over his previous 11 starts with an OPS against of 1.035 in that span, but he and four relievers

Matt Harvey was dealing as O’s beat Royals

Maybe the All-Star break was a nice reset for Matt Harvey. Maybe pitching on 10 days’ rest meant his arm was fresh and ready to go. Who knows exactly the reason why the Orioles right-hander threw well today, but he pitched six scoreless innings today. The O’s beat the Kansas City Royals 5-0 to win the last two games and take this series as their

O’s game blog: Looking for a series win in K.C.

The Orioles picked up their first post-All-Star Game win when they recorded an 8-4 victory at Kansas City last night. The Orioles evened this three-game series at a win each with their first victory since July 6 at Camden Yards versus Toronto. Four Orioles had multi-hit games, Cedric Mullins doubled twice and is batting .318, while Ryan Mountcastle and Ramón Urías drove in two runs

Will the trade deadline be quiet in Birdland?

It could be a quiet trade deadline this year in Birdland. Some players that might have attracted at least modest interest, such as shortstop Freddy Galvis and third baseman Maikel Franco, have gotten hurt, while right-hander Matt Harvey has an ERA of 7.70. The Orioles would certainly find interest if they wanted to trade a talent with a lot of team control remaining, like Cedric

O’s game blog: Jorge López faces his former team

Looking for their first win since July 6, the Orioles take the field at Kauffman Stadium tonight for the second game of a three-game series with Kansas City. The Royals tied their season high with 15 hits last night in a 9-2 win over Baltimore. Shortstop Nicky Lopez drove in a career-high four runs. The Royals (37-53) ended a four-game losing streak. They were 3-15

What could the second half hold for the rotation?

Talk about a balancing act for the Orioles. Look at their starting rotation. They expect to get left-hander John Means back for their next series, and maybe Bruce Zimmermann not long after that. But that rotation began play last night ranked last in the league in both team ERA (6.11) and in fewest innings pitched by starters (400 1/3 innings). And then those numbers got

O’s game blog: The season resumes in Kansas City

After the All-Star break the Orioles resume their 2021 regular season tonight with the start of a three-game series at Kansas City. They will play six in a row on the road to start the so-called second half, although they have already played 89 games and have 73 remaining. The Orioles (28-61) were swept three in a row by the Chicago White Sox before the

Trey Mancini on the derby, second half, trade talk and more

He was taking big swings and mashing homers on the big stage Monday night in Denver. Trey Mancini advanced to the final round of the Home Run Derby competition at the All-Star Game. But now all the attention and interviews give way to the rest of his regular season with the Orioles. And the rest of the year begins tonight with the start of a

A productive Bowie player that can fly under the radar

He bats in the middle of the order for the Bowie Baysox and ranks second in the Double-A Northeast with 48 RBIs. No, we are not talking about highly ranked catching prospect Adley Rutschman, but a player not among the Orioles’ top 30 prospects. He is 24-year-old lefty-hitting outfielder Robert Neustrom. He was drafted in 2018, the year the O’s selected right-hander Grayson Rodriguez with

The O’s ‘21 draft class of pitchers looks a lot like 2019

We now have the facts as they relate to pitchers and the Orioles in the 2021 First-Year Player Draft. We do know they drafted just one pitcher in the first 10 rounds and then took eight from rounds 11 through 19. A run broken up only when they selected Florida Southern first baseman Jacob Teter in round 13. Over time we will find out if

Wrapping up the draft, possibly eliminating shifts and more

Under former Orioles general manager Andy MacPhail, the motto “Grow the arms, buy the bats,” was popular. Under current exec Mike Elias, the motto could be, “Take elite college bats with good contact skills and draft pitchers later on that you are confident you can develop.” OK, that might be way too many words for a T-shirt. But in the 2021 First-Year Player Draft, the

O’s select righty Dylan Heid in Round 11 of draft (updated)

The Orioles started the final day of the First-Year Player Draft by selecting senior right-handed pitcher Dylan Heid from Division II Pitt-Johnstown after he posted some eye-popping stats during the 2021 season. Taken No. 317 overall in round 11, Heid went 7-2 with an ERA of 1.37 in nine starts with four shutouts and six complete games. He allowed 25 hits in 59 1/3 innings

Day two draft recap with Brad Ciolek and a thrilling derby

As fans around Birdland noted yesterday that the Orioles have taken just one pitcher so far in this draft, I will take a moment to point out a few things to consider. For one, the Orioles do have several pitchers in the minor league pipeline they like, to include several among their top 30 prospects list and two in overall top 100 lists in Grayson

O’s add East Carolina second baseman in second round (multiple updates)

The First-Year Player Draft resumed this afternoon and the Orioles selected East Carolina second baseman Connor Norby with their second-round pick, No. 41 overall. Norby led the nation with 102 hits this year as he batted .415/.484/.659 with 15 doubles, 15 homers, 18 steals, 64 runs and 51 RBIs. He finished eight in the nation in batting average. He was named the American Athletic Conference

Colton Cowser: “It’s a dream come true”

Sam Houston State outfielder Colton Cowser said that when the Orioles invited him to Baltimore for a pre-draft workout, he knew they were serious about potentially making him the No. 5 overall pick in the First-Year Player Draft. “It’s a dream come true,” he said late Sunday night in a Zoom interview. “I’ve dreamed about this and my family’s invested a lot into me. You

O’s Adley Rutschman bats cleanup in Futures Game (O’s lose)

Orioles top prospect Adley Rutschman had a prime spot in the batting order today in the All-Star Futures Game at Denver’s Coors Field. Rutschman began the game as the catcher and batting fourth for the American League team. He is the No. 2 prospect in the sport, but the No. 1 player remaining on the farm with shortstop Wander Franco now in the majors with

O’s game blog: The final game before the All-Star break

It’s the final game before the All-Star break this afternoon in Baltimore as the Orioles host the Chicago White Sox to wrap up a three-game series and a rain-shortened homestand of five games. The Orioles will be swept for the 11th time this season if they lose the series finale today. The White Sox won 12-1 Friday night and 8-3 on Saturday afternoon, making the

Britton on Rutschman in Futures Game, plus it’s draft day

BOWIE - Since he would be departing his team after Friday’s doubleheader to head to Denver for the All-Star Futures Game, catcher Adley Rutschman may have wanted to leave his club on a high note. A go-ahead solo homer to left-center to break a 2-2 tie and lift Bowie to a 3-2 win in Game 2 on Friday was a nice parting gift to the

O’s game blog: O’s host White Sox at Camden Yards

The Orioles host the Chicago White Sox this afternoon in the next to last game before the All-Star break. The White Sox scored four runs in the sixth last night and added three each in the seventh and ninth to turn a 2-1 lead into a 12-1 rout in the series opener at Camden Yards. The Orioles (28-59) have lost by a combined 22-3 score

In Bowie, Baumann on his strong night, Bishop on his strong year

BOWIE - On a night where Orioles lefty John Means made his second rehab start, maybe the most encouraging pitching sign of the night for the Double-A Bowie Baysox came in Game 2 of a doubleheader. Right-hander Mike Baumann put together a second straight solid start. And he got a tiebreaking solo homer from Adley Rutschman in the last of the fifth as Bowie beat

Means after Bowie game: “Glad I’m healthy, onto the next one”

BOWIE - O’s lefty John Means extended his outing in his second rehab start tonight, but he allowed two solo homers and four runs over three innings. He was pitching for Double-A Bowie against the Richmond Flying Squirrels. Two of the runs were unearned in his outing at Prince George’s Stadium. Means was not discouraged at all by allowing a few runs. Being healthy was

O’s game blog: The White Sox series begins at the Yard

The Orioles, after splitting the first two games of their series against Toronto, had the third game rained out last night. Tonight the team welcomes the first-place Chicago White Sox to town to begin a three-game weekend series. The Orioles (28-58) have lost four of their last five games but are 5-6 over their last 11. They are 13-27 at home and now are 11-24

Sizing up the O’s at No. 5 with Baseball America’s JJ Cooper

Baseball America recently did a mock draft with their staff picking for the teams. High school shortstop Jordan Lawler went first to Pittsburgh, followed by Vanderbilt pitcher Jack Leiter to Texas, high school shortstop Marcelo Mayer to Detroit and high school shortstop Kahlil Watson to Boston. That left the Orioles, selecting No. 5 overall, with Vandy pitcher Kumar Rocker still out there in this exercise,

Some draft talk, minor league scores and Home Run Derby field

The draft analysts that post mock drafts and try to figure out which players might get selected in which spots on Sunday night have one tough job. Those analysts sometimes look to past behavior to try and predict future actions. When it comes to the Orioles executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias, they look at the past and sometimes speculate what it could

O’s game blog: Matt Harvey faces Toronto at Camden Yards

Spenser Watkins picked up a win in his first major league start and the Orioles beat Toronto 7-5 last night to open a three-game series and six-game homestand. The Orioles got two-run homers from Pedro Severino, Anthony Santander and Cedric Mullins in the win. Mullins’ homer was his 16th and gave him the team lead by one over Trey Mancini and by two over Ryan

Some of the clubhouse support for Mancini in Home Run Derby

He will face Pete Alonso of the New York Mets, the Home Run Derby champion in 2019, and Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels, among others. But at least one Orioles teammate of Trey Mancini - and no doubt there are many more - believes Mancini can walk away the Home Run Derby winner on Monday night in Denver. “I’ve seen Trey come out

Spenser Watkins slows Blue Jays bats, gets first major league win

For a player that has been in the major leagues less than a week, right-hander Spenser Watkins is quickly making a mark with the Orioles. Tonight, in his second big league appearance and first as a starter, he got his first major league win. Watkins is a player who has pitched on the farm since 2014, was a 30th-round draft pick and didn’t make his

O’s game blog: Homestand begins against Toronto

After a 4-6 road trip that ended with two walk-off losses in the last three games, the Orioles return home for a six-game, two-team homestand that will lead them into the All-Star break. Two homestands ago, the Orioles went 5-3 against the Twins, Indians and Mets. Last homestand, they went 1-5 against the Blue Jays and Astros. They won the first game of that homestand

A few draft notes as the Orioles offense perks up

It seems like it could be a real clue as to which player the Orioles might select with the No. 5 overall pick in the upcoming First-Year Player Draft. The first 37 selections will be made Sunday night as the three-day, 20-round draft begins. After they selected No. 1 overall in 2019 and took Oregon State catcher Adley Rutschman, and No. 2 overall last year

Means back on the mound, plus a take on the ninth inning

To say the least, the Orioles’ search for starting pitching is ongoing. Their rotation ERA of 6.09 is the worst in the majors and their three starting pitchers covered just 11 2/3 innings in the weekend series in Anaheim, allowing 12 runs. The O’s know they have a good one - really, this year he’s been a great one - in John Means. The lefty

Mullins’ heroics overcome as Angels win in ninth (updated)

The Los Angeles Angels ruined a great script. On the day he found out he was named an All-Star, Cedric Mullins again played very much like one. But even his heroics were not enough to get the Orioles a win. Right-hander Cole Sulser was trying to finish off a strong day for the bullpen, but it didn’t happen. Mullins had entered the game as a

The road back: John Means has solid rehab start for Aberdeen

ABERDEEN - The Orioles would desperately love to get their ace back on the mound. And lefty John Means today took a big step toward heading back to the Orioles rotation. And he looked good doing it. Throwing all of his pitches, including a fastball that touched 94 mph, Means pitched two innings this afternoon for the high Single-A Aberdeen IronBirds against the Brooklyn Cyclones

O’s game blog: The road trip finale in Anaheim

The Orioles wrap up a three-city, 10-game road trip today in Anaheim and need a win or they will be swept three in a row by the Los Angeles Angels. The Angels beat the Orioles 8-7 on Friday night in a walk-off win and 4-1 last night behind right-hander Alex Cobb’s strong start. The Orioles will wind up losing the first and third series on

Renewing old friendships: Dylan Bundy on his time with O’s

After the Orioles traded him to the Los Angeles Angels for four minor league pitchers on Dec. 4, 2019, Dylan Bundy got a fresh start with a new club. The Orioles were the only team he had known. They drafted him No. 4 overall in 2011 and brought him to the big leagues. After pledging to throw his slider more, Bundy had a strong 2020

O’s bats slowed as Angels win 4-1 (updated)

Former Orioles right-hander Alex Cobb got his season off to a good start this year with the Los Angeles Angels. He had an ERA of 3.78 through May. But the year took a downturn for him in June, when he pitched to an ERA of 7.32 over 19 2/3 innings. However, Cobb got back on track tonight and slowed down the O’s bats that had

O’s game blog: López against Cobb in Anaheim

Their offense put up a big number, scoring seven runs, but the Orioles could not run their win streak to four in a row last night. It would have been a season high. They lost 8-7 to the Los Angeles Angels in walk-off fashion in the last of the ninth. Shohei Ohtani, who hit two homers earlier in the game, walked, stole second base and

Updates on John Means and more, plus checking in with Dylan Bundy

Orioles manager Brandon Hyde provided an update today on three pitchers that are currently on the 10-day injured list in starters John Means and Bruce Zimmermann and bullpen right-hander César Valdez. Hyde confirmed what was reported on the high Single-A Aberdeen Twitter feed earlier today. Means, who has not pitched since early June while out with a left shoulder strain, will make a rehab start

A look at O’s draft preparations with Brad Ciolek

After picking first in the draft in 2019 and second overall last year, the Orioles have the No. 5 pick in round one this year. The three-day, 20-round draft begins at 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 11, when picks No. 1 through No. 37 will be selected. During a Zoom interview with reporters Friday, O’s supervisor of domestic scouting operations Brad Ciolek provided an update

Shohei Ohtani homers twice and Angels get a walk-off win (updated)

The Orioles offense got going again tonight, early in the game in Anaheim. But would they be able to overcome a special player having a special night in the series opener? Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels began tonight leading the majors with 28 homers and had homered in nine of his last 14 games. Then he hit two more tonight as the Angels

O’s game blog: Keegan Akin pitches series opener

After going 1-3 at Toronto and 3-0 at Houston, the Orioles have arrived in Anaheim, the final stop of their three-city road trip. And the club that lost 20 in a row on the road recently has a winning road mark this trip heading into the weekend series against the Los Angeles Angels. The Orioles outscored Houston 27-12 in sweeping the series at Minute Maid

Hyde on Harvey and more, Mountcastle on rookie honor

The latest injury to Orioles right-hander Hunter Harvey may keep him out about a month, according to manager Brandon Hyde. Harvey went on the 10-day injured list today with a strained lat, and lefty Zac Lowther was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk. Harvey felt something on what was to be his last warmup pitch in the bullpen Wednesday night at Houston. He was about to be

Mullins chasing 200 hits, plus other O’s notes

In the middle of a remarkable year we can think back to the first few games of the season and recall that center fielder Cedric Mullins was raking pretty much from the start. He went 9-for-13 in that opening series at Boston, which included a 5-for-5 game in the series finale. By the end of April he was batting .337. But there were times in

Jordan Westburg settles in at Aberdeen (series sweep notes)

ABERDEEN - Orioles infield prospect Jordan Westburg said he has made a “seamless” transition to professional baseball, but it happened under anything but normal circumstances. After the club selected him No. 30 overall out of Mississippi State in the draft last June, there were no minor league games to play and no place to report to and begin his career. Westburg did eventually get to

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