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Protesters Cause Disturbance Near Camden Yards

Apr 26, 2015 2:20 AM

Thousands of protesters took to the streets Saturday in the largest Freddie Gray rally yet, and after hours of peaceful demonstrations, pockets of protesters smashed out police car windows and storefronts.

Two people were hurt in the mayhem, and at least a dozen were arrested. The problems happened near Camden Yards, where the Orioles game against the Red Sox went on as scheduled, only fans were told toward the end of the game to stay in the stadium because of public safety worries. 

The protesters blocked an intersection near the stadium for several hours and had a tense standoff with police Saturday night. The protesters were eventually cleared.

An announcement was made to the crowd at Camden Yards in the ninth inning asking fans to remain in the ballpark until further notice because of an "ongoing public safety issue." They were allowed to leave after a walk-off home run gave the Orioles a win in 10 innings.

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, Legal, Misc Rumor

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Jonathan Schoop Headed To DL

Apr 18, 2015 4:53 PM

Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop is headed to the DL with a sprained MCL and partially torn PCL in his right knee after he awkwardly hit first base in Friday night's loss to the Red Sox.

"I was tripping over first base. And then on the last play, I felt like my leg was burning," Schoop said Saturday. "And then walking, I felt like I couldn't move my leg. I woke up stiff this morning,"

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Indians Sign Ryan Webb

Apr 14, 2015 7:34 AM

The Cleveland Indians have signed Ryan Webb to a Minor League deal and assigned him to their Triple-A affiliate.

Webb started the season with the Baltimore Orioles and was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers before they released him.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Baltimore Orioles, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Dodgers Acquire Ryan Webb From Orioles

Apr 9, 2015 8:26 PM

The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired Ryan Webb in a trade with the Baltimore Orioles.

Los Angeles also received Minor League catcher Brian Ward and a Competitive Balance (Round B) draft pick, while sending right-hander Ben Rowen and Minor League catcher Chris O'Brien to Baltimore.

Webb, 29, was removed from the Orioles' 40-man roster this week and is slated to earn $2.75 million in the second season of a two-year, $4.5 million contract this year.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Baltimore Orioles, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

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Orioles Release J.P. Arencibia

Apr 9, 2015 8:22 PM

The Baltimore Orioles have released J.P. Arencibia.

The catcher was reassigned to Minor League camp at the end of Spring Training and was expected to head to Norfolk but will now be a free agent.

Roch Kubatko/MASN

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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MLB Releases Draft Bonus Slots

Apr 8, 2015 4:53 PM

Major League Baseball has informed teams of the draft bonus slot allocations that will apply to the 2015 amateur draft.

The Arizona Diamondbacks, who have the first overall pick, will have more than $8.6 million to spend on all selections.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

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Orioles Shopping Relievers Matusz, Webb

Apr 8, 2015 7:46 AM

The Baltimore Orioles have had ongoing trade discussions involving relief pitchers Brian Matusz and Ryan Webb.

Both Matusz and Webb have been mentioned as trade candidates for some time. Matusz was linked to the New York Mets at one point this spring.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Chris Davis Goes Hitless After Reinstatement

Apr 8, 2015 7:22 AM

The Baltimore Orioles reinstated Chris Davis for Tuesday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Davis missed the team's opener as he finished serving a 25-game suspension for a positive amphetamine test.

He went 0-for-3 and was hit by a pitch in his season debut.

"I was a little fired up,'' Davis said after the game. "You try and calm yourself down as much you can. I was kind of overswinging a little bit early, but I settled down during the game."

Davis batted fifth as the designated hitter.

"It's been 209 days since he played in a major league game. So I know he's excited, and so are we have to him back," Showalter said. "It's been a long road for him. He'd be the first to tell you it was self-inflicted, but I don't think anybody here doesn't think he paid a dear price for it."

Associated Press

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Misc Rumor

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Orioles, Tillman Don't Reach Extension By Deadline

Apr 6, 2015 7:48 AM

The Baltimore Orioles haven't been able to bridge the gap in talks with Chris Tillman on a contract extension.

That means there will be no deal as the pitcher set a deadline of Opening Day for talks.

Tillman, 26, had a 3.34 ERA and 150 strikeouts in 207.1 innings last season.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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J.J. Hardy Likely To Begin Season On DL

Mar 31, 2015 7:38 AM

J.J. Hardy will likely begin the season on the disabled list because of a strained left shoulder.

Buck Showalter said Monday that the Baltimore Orioles were optimistic that Hardy wouldn't miss much time and that "nothing would reach into May."

"What they expected to find, they found. Just a matter of how long (he'll be out)," Showalter said. "... It's pretty good news, all things considered."

Hardy was hurt Friday when he collided with second baseman Jonathan Schoop while diving for a ground ball.

Associated Press

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Tillman, Orioles Open Talks On Extension
The two sides have a goal of completing a deal by the start of the season.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Forbes: Average MLB Team Worth $1.2B
The Yankees are worth $3.2 billion, tops on the list and just the second United States sports franchise to eclipse the $3 billion mark.

Darren Rovell/ESPN

Showalter: Wieters Likely To Begin Season On DL
Caleb Joseph is likely to start the season as the Orioles catcher.

Wieters Out With Elbow Tendinitis
Matt Wieters has elbow tendinitis after his return from Tommy John surgery and won't play until at least Sunday.

Associated Press

Hardy Happy To Have Security With Orioles
J.J. Hardy signed a three-year extension with the Orioles in October, removing him from speculation this spring.

Roch Kubatko/MASN

Sources: Orioles Keeping Eye On Howard
The Orioles are keeping tabs on Ryan Howard this spring, according to sources.

Jim Salisbury/CSN Philly

Matt Wieters Hopes To Catch Opening Day
Matt Wieters underwent Tommy John surgery on June 17.

Orioles Nearing Deal With Everth Cabrera
The Orioles aren't expected to complete the deal on Thursday, but they are nearing an agreement with Everth Cabrera.

Eduardo Encina/Baltimore Sun

Orioles Among Those Interested In Dustin McGowan
A number of other clubs have also shown interest in the 32-year-old.

Eduardo Encina/Baltimore Sun

2015 MLB Draft Order Set
The order for the 2015 Major League Baseball draft is set now that James Shields has reached a deal with the Padres.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Cardinals Acquire Ohlman From Orioles
The Cardinals have acquired Michael Ohlman from the Orioles in exchange for cash considerations.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Pirates Trade Snider To Orioles
The Pirates have traded Travis Snider to the Orioles for a Minor League pitcher and a player to be named later.

Associated Press

Bud Norris, Orioles Agree To $8.8M Deal
The Orioles have avoided arbitration with Bud Norris, agreeing to a one-year, $8.8 million deal.

Associated Press

Blue Jays End Pursuit Of Dan Duquette
The Blue Jays have broken off talks with the Orioles for Dan Duquette after refusing to part with Jeff Hoffman and two other top prospects as compensation.

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Blue Jays Closing In On Deal For Duquette
The Blue Jays and Orioles are nearing a deal that would send executive Dan Duquette to Canada, according to sources.


Orioles Will Receive 'Substantial' If Duquette Goes To Blue Jays
If the Blue Jays are able to wrestle Dan Duquette away from the Orioles, his incumbent club will receive "substantial" compensation.

Buster Olney/ESPN

Orioles Discussing Extension With Tillman
Baltimore avoided arbitration with Chris Tillman on Friday by agreeing to a one-year, $4.315 million deal for 2015.

Roch Kubatko/MASN

Well-Traveled Arthur Rhodes Retires
Arthur Rhodes had a 20-year career, changing uniforms 9 times in eleven years.

Angelos: Duquette Won't Be Leaving Orioles For Blue Jays
The Blue Jays have expressed interest in acquiring executive Dan Duquette from the Orioles, but managing partner Peter Angelos says that won't happen.

Dan Connolly/Baltimore Sun

Blue Jays, Orioles Discussing Duquette Trade
The Orioles and Jays have discussed a compensation package that would allow Dan Duquette, currently Baltimore's executive VP of baseball operations, to become Toronto's president and CEO.

Gregor Chisholm/MLB

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