Baltimore Orioles Wiretap

O's Send Chris Tillman To Bullpen

Aug 5, 2017 8:33 PM

The Baltimore Orioles have sent right-hander Chris Tillman to the bullpen, where they hope he can regain the form that enabled him to anchor the rotation since 2013.

Tillman began the season on the disabled list with a shoulder injury, won his first game on May 7, then went winless in his next 14 starts. He's 1-7 with an 8.10 ERA.

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Misc Rumor

O's Send Prospect To Rays For Tim Beckham

Jul 31, 2017 6:41 PM

In the end, the Orioles didn't trade relievers Zach Britton or Brad Brach. They didn't deal away Welington Castillo or Seth Smith. Instead, Baltimore added both pitcher Jeremy Hellickson and shortstop Tim Beckham in advance of Monday's Trade Deadline.

Dan Duquette cited Beckham's pedigree as a former No. 1 Draft pick (in 2008) and his upside as key in the deal, which sent Minor League pitcher Tobias Myers to Tampa Bay. The 27-year-old Beckham batted .259/.314/.407 (82-for-317) with five doubles, three triples, 12 home runs, 31 runs, and 36 RBIs in 87 games with the Rays this season.

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Tampa Bay Rays, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Three-Time All-Star Lee May Dies At 74 Years

Jul 30, 2017 6:45 PM

Lee May, an All-Star slugger who hit 354 home runs in the major leagues, has died. He was 74.

The Baltimore Orioles, one of four teams that May played for, and the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association both tweeted their condolences Sunday.

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros, Kansas City Royals, Legal, Misc Rumor

Adrian Beltre Joins 3,000-Hit Club

Jul 30, 2017 6:41 PM

Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre has become the 31st member of the 3,000-hit club, thanks to a double in the fourth inning of Sunday's game against the Orioles.

The milestone hit came on a 3-0 count against left-handed pitcher Wade Miley. Beltre struck out swinging in his first at-bat.

After Beltre's double, his three children ran out to right-center field to reveal a banner commemorating his 3,000 hits on the wall in front of the Rangers bullpen. Beltre's teammates also joined him on the field to recognize his achievement.

Beltre, in his 20th big league season, is the first player to reach the 3,000-hit milestone while a member of the Rangers and the first player born in the Dominican Republic to accomplish the feat.

Tags: Texas Rangers, Baltimore Orioles, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Phillies Trade Kendrick To Nats, Send Hellickson To O's

Jul 29, 2017 2:23 AM

After beating the Braves 10-3, the Phillies announced two trades involving a total of five players.

The Nationals acquired Howie Kendrick and cash considerations in exchange for minor league pitcher McKenzie Mills. Starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson is headed to the Orioles, and the Phillies will receive outfielder Hyun Soo Kim and left-handed pitcher Garrett Cleavinger from Baltimore.

Tags: Philadelphia Phillies, Washington Nationals, Baltimore Orioles, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Zach Britton Sets AL Record With 55th Straight Save

Jul 24, 2017 1:55 AM

Setting the AL record for consecutive saves converted requires a remarkable display of consistency.

Patience also played a part for Zach Britton, because the Orioles closer went more than 14 weeks this season between tying the mark and breaking it.

Britton converted his 55th straight save opportunity Sunday, blanking the Astros in the ninth inning to seal Baltimore's 9-7 victory.

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Houston Astros, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Orioles Not Interested In Selling At Trade Deadline

Jul 22, 2017 10:29 PM

The Baltimore Orioles have no intention of trading away any veteran talent.

Although the Orioles were 46-50 and in fourth place in the AL East before Saturday's game against Houston, vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette believes the team has the potential to make a playoff run.

"The Orioles have had better ballclubs at this stage of the season, but I still have hope for this year's club," Duquette said. "I've got a lot of confidence that the guys that we have can put it together."

Veteran relievers Zach Britton, Brad Brach and Darren O'Day, along with outfielder Seth Smith and catcher Welington Castillo were said to be available.


Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Orioles Open To Trading Top Relievers

Jul 19, 2017 7:26 AM

The Baltimore Orioles are open to trading top relievers Zach Britton, Brad Brach and Darren O'Day.

Dan Duquette received approval from ownership to explore trades for the relievers leading up to the non-waiver deadline.

They are also willing to move Seth Smith.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Jose Quintana Strikes Out 12 In Cubs Debut

Jul 16, 2017 7:42 PM

It might be premature to call the trade for Jose Quintana a complete success already. But if Sunday is any indication, the Cubs have found a top-of-the-rotation pitcher.

Quintana was outstanding in striking out 12 Orioles over seven innings while surrendering only three hits without issuing a walk. It propelled the Cubs to an 8-0 win and a series sweep.

Tags: Chicago Cubs, Baltimore Orioles, Game Recap, Misc Rumor

Yankees Trade Matt Wotherspoon To O's

Jul 2, 2017 5:23 PM

The Yankees have traded RHP Matt Wotherspoon to the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for international signing bonus pool money.

Press Release

Tags: New York Yankees, Baltimore Orioles, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

O's Win 8-3 To Avoid Dubious Pitching Record
The Orioles pitching staff had given up at least five runs in 20 straight games.

Marlins Could Trade Adeiny Hechavarria Very Soon
The Marlins are expected to trade shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria in the next few days, according to rival executives.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

O's Lose Chris Davis For Three Weeks
Chris Davis has a right oblique strain and will likely be out until after the All-Star break.

Zach Britton To Begin Rehab Assignment Monday
O's closer Zach Britton has been on the DL since May 6 with a left forearm strain.

2017 MLB Draft First Round Results
The first round of the 2017 Major League Baseball draft was held on Monday night with a lot of young talent coming off the board early.

RealGM Staff Report

Chris Davis Leaves Game With Strained Oblique
Chris Davis left Monday's game against the White Sox with a strained right oblique.

Associated Press

Aaron Judge Hits 496-Foot Home Run
On Sunday, Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge hit the longest home run since they began tracking home runs in 2009.

Nats' Mike Rizzo: O's Should 'Quit Whining' About Rainout
The rift between the Nationals and Orioles comes from Thursday's game, that was rescheduled from May 11.

Zach Britton Expected To Be Out For 6 To 8 Weeks
Zach Britton has been placed back on the 10-day disabled list with what the Orioles have described as a forearm strain.

Britt Ghiroli/MLB

Zach Britton Has No Elbow Damage
A second opinion given by Dr. Neal ElAttrache confirmed the earlier diagnosis of a strained muscle in the forearm of Zach Britton and did not reveal any damage to his elbow ligaments, according to a s


Zach Britton Undergoes MRI On Injured Forearm
O's closer Zach Britton had a recurrence of pain in his injured left forearm and wasn't available to pitch on Friday night.

Adam Jones Gets Warm Ovation At Fenway Park
A day after he heard racial taunts during a game at Fenway Park, Adam Jones received a standing ovation from the Red Sox crowd before his first at-bat of Tuesday night's game.

Scott Lauber/ESPN

CC Sabathia: African-American Players Expect Racism In Boston
When asked about Adam Jones' experience at Fenway Park on Monday night, CC Sabathia said players expect racist taunts in Boston.


Adam Jones Suffers Racial Taunts At Fenway Park
Adam Jones says he was subjected to a host racist taunts at Fenway Park during the Orioles' game against the Red Sox on Monday night.


Matt Barnes Gets Four-Game Ban For Throwing At Manny Machado
Matt Barnes has been suspended four games and fined an undisclosed amount for throwing a fastball past the head of Manny Machado on Sunday.


Matt Barnes Ejected For Throwing Pitch Past Manny Machado's Head
Manny Machado had spiked Dustin Pedroia on Friday night sliding into second base.

Trey Mancini Ties Major League Rookie Home Run Record
Trey Mancini went 3-for-5 with two home runs and four RBIs on Sunday afternoon, continuing a torrid start to his career.

Dhiren Mahiban/MLB

O's Place Zach Britton On DL with Forearm Soreness
Orioles closer Zach Britton started to feel pain in his forearm after throwing a curveball on Friday.

Buck Showalter Insists He Wasn't Needling Red Sox With Flu Talk
Buck Showalter says he wasn't trying to get under the skin of the Red Sox by needling them about the contagious flu that has taken over their clubhouse.

Scott Lauber/ESPN

Orioles To Re-Sign Michael Bourn
Michael Bourn will report to extended spring training.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN