Baltimore Orioles Wiretap

Jason Hammel Could Reunite With Orioles

Jan 9, 2017 7:33 AM

The Baltimore Orioles are looking to add a veteran pitcher and are interested in a reunion with Jason Hammel.

Hammel pitched for the Orioles from 2012-13.

"We like him, especially the way he pitched for us," Dan Duquette told Jim Bowden.

Hammel, 34, became a free agent after the Chicago Cubs bought out his 2017 option.

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Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Orioles Have Some Interest In Brandon Moss

Jan 9, 2017 7:13 AM

The Baltimore Orioles have been linked to Brandon Moss, according to a report.

Moss has experience as a corner outfielder, a position the Orioles are still looking to bolster even after acquiring Seth Smith on Friday.

Moss could also fit as a designated hitter.

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Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

M's Acquire Yovani Gallardo From O's For Seth Smith

Jan 7, 2017 2:37 PM

The Mariners landed another option for their pitching rotation Friday, acquiring right-handed pitcher Yovani Gallardo from the Baltimore Orioles for outfielder Seth Smith.

Seattle also will receive $2 million from the Orioles, equalizing the 2017 salaries of the players, in a deal that might solve concerns for both teams.

Tags: Seattle Mariners, Baltimore Orioles, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Athletics Have Reached Out To Mark Trumbo

Jan 5, 2017 7:13 AM

The Oakland Athletics have reached out to Mark Trumbo, according to sources.

Oakland missed out on Edwin Encarnacion, who agreed to terms with the Cleveland Indians. Trumbo slugged a Major League-high 47 home runs in 2016.

The Athletics reportedly offered Encarnacion a $50 million deal earlier this offseason.

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Tags: Oakland Athletics, Baltimore Orioles, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Orioles Sign Jesus Montero To Minor League Deal

Jan 4, 2017 8:21 AM

The Baltimore Orioles have signed Jesus Montero to a minor league deal.

Montero, who will open the 2017 season in the midst of a 50-game suspension for testing positive for a banned substance, was once one of the top prospects in baseball.

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Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Misc Rumor, Signing, Terms Agreement

Orioles Have Interest In Bourn, Davis, Pagan, Saunders

Dec 29, 2016 7:04 AM

The Baltimore Orioles have maintained interest in free agent outfielders Michael Bourn, Rajai Davis, Angel Pagan and Michael Saunders.

Internally, Dariel Alvarez is a candidate to get one last chance to convince the Orioles he can be a productive major league player.

Alvarez hit .288/.324/.384 with four homers in 560 plate appearances as a 27-year-old at Triple-A this past season.

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Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Orioles Sign Welington Castillo After All

Dec 14, 2016 4:20 PM

The Baltimore Orioles have agreed on a one-year deal with Welington Castillo despite recent reports that downplayed the possibility.

The contract includes a player option for 2018.

Castillo will earn $6 million this coming season and another $7 million if he opts in for 2018.

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Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

Orioles Likely Moving On From Welington Castillo

Dec 13, 2016 10:58 AM

Talks between the Baltimore Orioles and Welington Castillo have slowed and the club will likely move on, according to a report.

The expectation is that Castillo will sign a multiyear deal with another team.

Castillo was non-tendered by the Arizona Diamondbacks earlier this month.

Dan Connolly/Baltimore Baseball

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Mets Offered Jay Bruce, Curtis Granderson To Orioles For Reliever

Dec 5, 2016 9:02 AM

The New York Mets offered Curtis Granderson or Jay Bruce to the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for a reliever, but talks didn't advance.

New York reportedly wanted a "high-end reliever," which means the offer may have been for Brad Brach, Mychal Givens or even Zach Britton.

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Tags: Baltimore Orioles, New York Mets, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Matt Wieters Injures Left Arm In 'Household Accident'

Nov 23, 2016 7:27 AM

Matt Wieters hurt his non-throwing arm in a "household accident" earlier this offseason, but is expected to be ready for Spring Training.

Wieters injured his left forearm and needed stitches. He has spent his entire Major League career with the Baltimore Orioles, but is a free agent.

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Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Injury, Misc Rumor

Jason Castro Has Multiple Three-Year Offers
The Twins, Orioles, Braves and Rays have been linked to Jason Castro.

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Orioles Interested In Signing Ian Desmond
The Orioles are interested in free agent Ian Desmond, according to a source.

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Zach Britton, Kenley Jansen Named MLB's Top Relievers
Zach Britton converted all 47 save chances and had a 0.54 ERA, and Kenley Jansen also had 47 saves.

Postseason Home Runs Coming At Record Clip
After we saw a jump in home runs during the regular season, the spike has carried over into the playoffs.

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Andrew Miller: Buck Showalter 'Knows What He's Doing'
Andrew Miller, one of Buck Showalter's former relievers, strongly defended the manager after he failed to use Zach Britton in the Orioles' Wild Card loss to the Blue Jays.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Toronto Police Identify Beer-Throwing Fan As Local Writer
Toronto police have identified the fan that threw a beer can at Hyun soo Kim during a routine fly ball during Tuesday night's American League Wild Card game at Rogers Centre.

Matt Snyder/CBS Sports

Blue Jays Fan Throws Beer Can At Hyun Soo Kim During Fly Ball
The Orioles were enraged after a fan threw a beer can onto the field as Hyun Soo Kim caught the final out in the seventh inning of the Blue Jays' win in the American League Wild Card Game at Rogers C

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Buck Showalter On Not Using Zach Britton: 'It Didn't Work Out'
Zach Britton warmed up three times: in the eighth, ninth and 10th innings.

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Edwin Encarnacion's Walk-Off Home Run Sends Blue Jays To ALDS
With the score tied at 2-2 in the bottom of the 11th inning on Tuesday night, Edwin Encarnacion hit a walk-off, three-run home run to send the Blue Jays past the Orioles and into the ALDS.

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Jays Beat Red Sox, Will Host O's In AL Wild-Card Game
The Blue Jays beat the Red Sox by the score of 2-1 on Sunday to clinch the AL's top wild-card spot.

Tony La Russa: Adam Jones Wrong In Saying MLB Is A 'White Man's Sport'
Tony La Russa recognizes there are issues that affect the black community in the United States, but disagrees with Adam Jones, who said Major League Baseball is a "white man's sport."


Orioles Flirting With All-Time Home Run Mark For Team
With an average of 1.59 home runs per game, the Orioles would finish 2016 with 258 home runs.

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Adam Jones: No Anthem Protests Because MLB Is 'White Man's Sport'
Adam Jones thinks he knows why Major League Baseball players have been absent from the growing chorus of athletes who have publicly spoken out about problems they may see in the United States.


Orioles Sign Tommy Hunter
Tommy Hunter played for Baltimore from 2011-15, going 21-20 with a 4.22 ERA.


Zach Britton Allows First Earned Run In 43 Appearances
Zach Britton's remarkable streak of 43 consecutive games without allowing an earned run ended on Wednesday night against the Nationals.

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Shoulder Inflammation Sends Chris Tillman To DL
Ubaldo Jimenez will take Chris Tillman's turn in the rotation on Thursday.

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Jays Option Aaron Sanchez To Class-A To Limit Innings
The Blue Jays plan to recall Aaron Sanchez to start against the Orioles on August 31.

Astros Recall Yulieski Gurriel To DH
Cuban defector Yulieski Gurriel will join the Astros at Camden Yards on Sunday.

Manny Machado Hits Three HRs In Three Innings
Manny Machado became just the second player in Major League history to homer in the first, second and third innings of a game.


O's Acquire Wade Miley From M's For Pitching Prospect
The Mariners received left-handed pitcher Ariel Miranda who has spent most of the year at Triple-A Norfolk.