Baltimore Orioles Wiretap

Brewers Trade Gerardo Parra To Orioles

Jul 31, 2015 10:49 AM

The Milwaukee Brewers have agreed traded Gerardo Parra to the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for pitching prospect Zack Davies.

The deal is pending physicals.

Baltimore was looking for an outfielder to use down the stretch.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Milwaukee Brewers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Orioles, Brewers Discussing Gerardo Parra

Jul 30, 2015 9:34 PM

The Baltimore Orioles and Milwaukee Brewers are in trade discussions regarding Gerardo Parra.

Doug Melvin recently said that trading Carlos Gomez, who was dealt to the Houston Astros on Thursday evening, wouldn't keep him from moving Parra as well.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Milwaukee Brewers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Source: Orioles Have 'Mild' Interest In Carlos Gonzalez

Jul 29, 2015 7:01 AM

The Baltimore Orioles have "mild" interest in trading for Carlos Gonzalez of the Colorado Rockies, according to a source.

At one point thought of as sellers, the Orioles have made it clear that they hope to remain in contention.

It was reported on Tuesday that Colorado is more likely to trade Gonzalez this offseason than this week.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Colorado Rockies, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Orioles, Padres Have Discussed Justin Upton Deal

Jul 27, 2015 4:25 PM

The Baltimore Orioles and San Diego Padres have discussed the framework of a trade that would send Justin Upton to the American League, according to sources.

The deal could expand to include one of San Diego's starters -- Tyson Ross or Andrew Cashner.

Jayson Stark/ESPN

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, San Diego Padres, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Orioles 'Listening To Everything' In Case They Decide To Sell

Jul 27, 2015 3:58 PM

The Baltimore Orioles are "listening to everything" this week in case they decide to sell.

However, teams that have spoken to the Orioles view a sell-off as unlikely.

Baltimore is 3.5 games back of the Minnesota Twins for the second Wild Card spot.

Jayson Stark/ESPN

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Dan Duquette: Orioles Are Deadline Buyers

Jul 23, 2015 7:24 AM

Dan Duquette told reporters on Wednesday evening that the Baltimore Orioles plan to be buyers ahead of the non-wavier trade deadline regardless of how they play over the next week.

Baltimore is looking for outfield production and pitching depth.

After losing to the New York Yankees, the Orioles are six games out of first place in the American League East heading into Thursday's action. They sit 3.5 games back of a Wild Card spot.

Eduardo A. Encina/Baltimore Sun

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Orioles Trying To Trade Bud Norris

Jul 23, 2015 7:16 AM

The Baltimore Orioles are attempting to trade Bud Norris.

Norris, who will become a free agent after the season, entered Wednesday night's action with a 6.82 ERA.

Baltimore moved him from the rotation to the bullpen, but the results haven't been much better.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Orioles Sign First Player From MLB's China Development Center

Jul 21, 2015 6:32 AM

The Baltimore Orioles signed the first prospect from one of Major League Baseball's China development centers on Monday, something the league hopes becomes a trend.

Xu Guiyuan, a 19-year-old outfielder/first baseman, signed a Minor League contract tied to next season.

"Xu has been working hard at the MLB Development Center, and we hope he'll be the first of many future major league players from China," Dan Duquette said. "He has excellent balance at the plate and very good left-handed power, which we think will play well at Oriole Park at Camden Yards."


Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Ian Desmond Gets Pep Talk From Cal Ripken Jr.

Jul 21, 2015 6:28 AM

Ian Desmond is hoping to get a boost from a chance meeting with Cal Ripken Jr. amid a disappointing season.

"The other day, I was walking to the park, and Cal Ripken was out there signing autographs in the parking lot," Desmond said. "He kind of grabbed me, and he said, 'Hey, back in '93, through the first 80 games, I was hitting .199.' He said, 'I finished with a pretty good year. You're going to be all right.' And that kind of gave me a little bit of hope. If he did it and grinded through it, I can too."

Desmond is hitting .208 this season after going 2-for-4 against the New York Mets on Monday night.

The Washington Nationals gave Desmond a couple days off the past month as a mental break. The shortstop also made six errors in eight games early in the season.


Tags: Washington Nationals, Baltimore Orioles, Misc Rumor

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Orioles Are Interested In Jay Bruce, Justin Upton

Jul 20, 2015 9:50 AM

The Baltimore Orioles are interested in Jay Bruce and Justin Upton as the non-waiver trade deadline approaches, according to a report.

Baltimore has also inquired about Carlos Gomez, who is a similar player to Adam Jones in center field.

Dan Duquette is serious about adding an outfield bat, according to Major League sources.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Cincinnati Reds, San Diego Padres, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Cubs, Dodgers, Orioles, Rangers, Red Sox Scout Hamels
The Dodgers have been linked to top-level starters as the non-waiver trade deadline approaches, while the Cubs, Rangers and Red Sox contacted the Phillies about Cole Hamels in recent weeks.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Giants Sign Everth Cabrera To Minor League Deal
Everth Cabrera could provide middle infield depth for the San Francisco Giants.

San Jose Mercury News

Orioles Won't Trade Chris Davis While In Contention
After internally discussing a possible Chris Davis trade, the Orioles have decided that they will not move him unless they fall out of playoff contention.

Dan Connolly/Baltimore Sun

Orioles Have No Plans To Sell Amid 'Robust Trade Market'
Dan Duquette expects the countdown to the non-waiver trade deadline could and should be active throughout baseball this month.

Steve Melewski/MASN

Max Scherzer Won't Pitch In All-Star Game
Max Scherzer will start for the Nationals on Sunday against the Orioles.

Orioles Release Delmon Young
They designated him for assignment on July 1.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Orioles Seek Pitching, Still Looking To Trade Delmon Young
The Orioles are looking to add pitching ahead of the July 31 non-waiver deadline, according to executive Dan Duquette.

Roch Kubatko/MASN

All-Star Game Starters Announced
Josh Donaldson sets the all-time single-season voting record, while Bryce Harper finishes as the top NL vote-getter.

Press Release

Orioles Seeking Trade Partner For Delmon Young
The Orioles designated Delmon Young for assignment on Wednesday, but Dan Duquette is confident he'll be able to find a trade for the veteran outfielder.

Roch Kubatko/MASN

A-Rod Joins Hank Aaron In 2,000 RBI Club
Alex Rodriguez homered in the sixth inning of Saturday night's game at Camden Yards.

Oklahoma Leads All Schools With 11 Drafted Players
The University of Oklahoma had 11 players selected in the 2015 Major League Baseball draft this week, the most of any school.

RealGM Staff Report

Pitchers Represent 52 Percent Of 2015 Draft Picks
Overall, pitchers made up more than 52 percent of the selections. 633 hurlers were drafted (462 right-handers and 171 lefties). Positions players were taken with 582 picks.

RealGM Staff Report

Position Players Dominate First Round Of MLB Draft
The first round of Major League Baseball's First-Year Player Draft was dominated by shortstops, who went 1-2-3, but position players were a hot commodity overall.

RealGM Staff Report

First Round Nearly Split Between College, High School Players
Of the 36 first-round selections, 19 were out of college and 17 were from high school.

RealGM Staff Report

2015 MLB Draft Slot Values
Major League Baseball informed teams of the slot values assigned to the first 315 picks of the 2015 draft back in April.

Baseball America

First-Round 2015 MLB Draft Results
We are reporting live from the 2015 MLB Draft in New Jersey. Follow along for news, rumors and selections. Arizona selected Dansby Swanson first overall.

Andrew Perna/RealGM

Brian Matusz Has Eight-Game Suspension Upheld
Brian Matusz's eight-game suspension for having an illegal substance on his arm has been upheld and will begin on Friday.


Red Sox Acquire Alejandro De Aza From Orioles
Boston will send cash considerations to Baltimore to complete the deal.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Matusz Appeals 8-Game Suspension For Sticky Substance
Brian Matusz, who was ejected Saturday for using a sticky substance that was on his right arm, was suspended eight games by Major League Baseball on Monday.


Brian Matusz Ejected For Foreign Substance
Brian Matusz of the Orioles was ejected in the 12th inning on Saturday night for using a sticky substance that was on his right arm.


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