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Papelbon Gets Three-Game Suspension For Throwing At Machado

Sep 25, 2015 4:28 PM

Jonathan Papelbon has been suspended three games and fined by Major League Baseball for intentionally throwing at Manny Machado earlier this week.

After Machado had hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the seventh inning of Wednesday's game between the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals, Papelbon's first pitch to Machado in the ninth inning was up and in. Then his third pitch was a fastball that him the third baseman on his upper arm.

Papelbon will begin the suspension Friday night unless he files an appeal.


Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Washington Nationals, Suspension

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Tension Escalating Between Buck Showalter, Dan Duquette

Sep 25, 2015 7:35 AM

Tension between Buck Showalter and Dan Duquette in Baltimore, reported earlier this month by Jerry Crasnick of ESPN, has escalated.

Showalter wants a greater role in personnel decisions, but does not wish to actually assume general manager duties himself.

The duo are both under contract through 2018. Showalter earns $3.5 million annually, while Duquette takes home $2 million per year.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Misc Rumor

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Nationals Could Target Gerardo Parra In Free Agency

Sep 24, 2015 7:52 AM

The Washington Nationals have a number of holes to fill this offseason and pending free agent Gerardo Parra could be one of their targets.

The club knows Parra well from the time Mike Rizzo and Matt Williams spent in Arizona.

Rizzo was the Diamondbacks scouting director when Parra was signed out of Venezuela in 2004, and Williams was on the coaching staff there when Parra won two Gold Gloves.

The Nationals were interested in Parra before they acquired Denard Span to be their leadoff hitter and everyday center field in 2013 and again before the July 31 trade deadline this season.

James Wagner/Washington Post

Tags: Washington Nationals, Baltimore Orioles, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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David Price Earns 100th Career Win

Sep 5, 2015 6:25 PM

David Price pitched seven innings to earn his 100th victory, Jose Bautista hit his 32nd home run of the season and the Blue Jays beat the Orioles 5-1 on Saturday, according to a report.

''That's awesome,'' Price said of reaching the milestone. ''It took parts of seven seasons to get here. There's been a lot of good games and I'm pumped with every one I get.''

Tags: Toronto Blue Jays, Baltimore Orioles, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

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CC Sabathia Likely To Face O's On Wednesday

Sep 5, 2015 5:43 PM

Yankees starter CC Sabathia's knee injury has progressed to the point that the plan is for the left-hander to start on Wednesday, Yankees manager Joe Girardi said.

The Yankees will be using a six-man rotation, something they have done at various times this season.

Tags: New York Yankees, Baltimore Orioles, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Ripken Believes Consecutive Games Mark Can Be Broken

Sep 2, 2015 7:03 AM

Cal Ripken, Jr. believes his record of 2,632 consecutive games played can be broken.

"People say it's an unbreakable record, but because I did it, somebody else can do it," the Hall of Fame shortstop said Tuesday at Camden Yards, where the Baltimore Orioles were commemorating the 20th anniversary of his feat.

"Used to be that you were expected to be out there every day," Ripken added. "Nowadays it's not as much, but things go in cycles. You see a lot of players that want to test themselves and play 162. To me, if one person figures it out that they can play 162 and they can finish really strong in September, then they've answered the question. Then it's just a matter of doing it over and over again until you get to that point. So yes, I think it can be broken. I don't know who, though."

The player with the longest current streak is Manny Machado. He has played in 132 consecutive games.

Eddie Matz/ESPN

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Misc Rumor

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Orioles Play Manny Machado At Shortstop

Sep 1, 2015 6:41 AM

After losing 10 of their past 11 games, the Baltimore Orioles shuffled their lineup on Monday night against the Tampa Bay Rays.

One of those changes included playing Manny Machado at shortstop. It marked the first time in 420 Major League games that he played a position other than third base. He was drafted as a shortstop back in 2010.

"Not necessarily," Buck Showalter said after the game when asked if Machado might see more time there over the final month of the season. Regular shortstop J.J. Hardy, currently on the 15-day disabled list with a recurrence of the back issues that have contributed to him missing 38 games this season, is eligible to return this week.

"It came back pretty easy," Machado said. "I've been playing that my whole life. It just came naturally."

Eddie Matz/ESPN

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Misc Rumor

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Francisco Rodriguez, Darren O'Day On Revocable Waivers

Aug 28, 2015 12:10 PM

Two more bullpen options may be available via trade as the deadline to make a postseason roster nears.

The Milwaukee Brewers have placed Francisco Rodriguez and the Baltimore Orioles have placed Darren O'Day on revocable waivers.

Both Rodriguez and O'Day were placed on waivers Wednesday, which means they should clear on Friday afternoon.

Peter Gammons

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

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Ripken Says He Had 'Serious Discussions' About Managing Nationals

Aug 21, 2015 6:35 AM

Cal Ripken, Jr. says he had "serious discussions" about becoming the next manager of the Washington Nationals when the position was open in 2013.

Ripken has been asked about his interest in managing several times since flirting with the Washington.

"We had some serious discussions about it and never really got down to the point of choice and those sorts of things," Ripken said. "I think the world of Mike Rizzo. I think he's done a fantastic job. I like how he thinks, I like how he talks. If you're looking at a potential position, who wouldn't want their first managing job with a team built the way it was built? It was interesting discussions. With many things in life, it's about timing, and so you have other considerations. I would say timing was an issue there, but it was fun talking about it."

Scott Allen/Washington Post

Tags: Washington Nationals, Baltimore Orioles, Misc Rumor

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Orioles Hope To Re-Sign Chris Davis

Aug 16, 2015 10:04 AM

Dan Duquette told fans and reporters at an annual event this weekend that the Baltimore Orioles plan to re-sign Chris Davis.

"We do want to sign some of our key players for the future, and Chris Davis is one of them," Duquette said.

Baltimore has a number of pending free agents. In addition to Davis, Matt Wieters, Wei-Yin Chin, Gerardo Parra, Darren O'Day, Steve Pearce and Nolan Reimond will hit the free agent market.

Rich Dubroff/CSN Baltimore

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

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

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Source: Orioles Have 'Mild' Interest In Carlos Gonzalez
At one point thought of as sellers, the Orioles have made it clear that they hope to remain in contention.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Orioles, Padres Have Discussed Justin Upton Deal
The deal could expand to include one of San Diego's starters -- Tyson Ross or Andrew Cashner.

Jayson Stark/ESPN

Orioles 'Listening To Everything' In Case They Decide To Sell
Baltimore is 3.5 games back of the Twins for the second Wild Card spot.

Jayson Stark/ESPN

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

Eduardo A. Encina/Baltimore Sun

Orioles Trying To Trade Bud Norris
Bud Norris, who will become a free agent after the season, entered Wednesday night's action with a 6.82 ERA this season.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Orioles Sign First Player From MLB's China Development Center
The Orioles signed the first prospect from one of Major League Baseball's China development centers on Monday, something the league hopes becomes a trend.


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


Orioles Are Interested In Jay Bruce, Justin Upton
Dan Duquette is serious about adding an outfield bat, according to Major League sources.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

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.

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