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Orioles May Not Play Top Pick Adley Rutschman At Catcher

Jun 10, 2019 8:24 AM

The Baltimore Orioles haven't yet signed top pick Adley Rutschman, but they are expected to before long.

Mike Elias has indicated the club could play Rutschman at positions other than catcher when he makes his professional debut later this summer.

"I'm going to have to sit down and talk to him and see how he wants to approach this summer," Elias said. "For us, from a developmental standpoint, the at-bats are going to be more important. His receiving is so polished that I don't see us doing a lot of work on that. By the end of the year, it became so apparent to us that this was a really special bat, a really special hitter. If he meets expectations offensively, it may be a discussion of how to pace him from a physical standpoint."

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Astros Prospect Yordan Alvarez Hits HR In First Game

Jun 9, 2019 7:55 PM

Houston Astros prospect Yordan Alvarez, the minor league home run leader, homered in the second at-bat of his major league debut on Sunday against the Baltimore Orioles.

"That's an incredible performance for him when all everybody ever wanted today was a homer from him,'' manager AJ Hinch said. "That's what everybody expected, and he did it.''

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Astros Promote Yordan Alvarez

Jun 9, 2019 1:30 PM

Astros prospect Yordan Alvarez, the minor leagues' home run leader, has been promoted from Triple-A Round Rock and will make his major league debut Sunday against the Orioles.

Alvarez, who turns 22 later this month, will serve as Houston's designated hitter and bat fifth Sunday afternoon against Baltimore right-hander Dylan Bundy.

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2019 MLB Draft Day 1 Results

Jun 4, 2019 8:29 AM

The first two rounds of the Major League Baseball first-year player draft were held on Monday night.

Rounds 3 to 10 will be held on Tuesday, with Rounds 11 to 40 on Wednesday.

 

Round 1

1. Baltimore Orioles - Adley Rutschman, C, Oregon State

2. Kansas City Royals: Bobby Witt Jr., SS, Colleyville (Texas) Heritage HS

3. Chicago White Sox: Andrew Vaughn, 1B, Cal

4. Miami Marlins: J.J. Bleday, OF, Vanderbilt

5. Detroit Tigers: Riley Greene, OF, Hagerty HS (Oviedo, Florida)

6. San Diego Padres: C.J. Abrams, SS, Blessed Trinity HS (Roswell, Georgia)

7. Cincinnati Reds: Nick Lodolo, LHP, TCU

8. Texas Rangers: Josh Jung, 3B, Texas Tech

9. Atlanta Braves: Shea Langeliers, C, Baylor

10. San Francisco Giants: Hunter Bishop, OF, Arizona State

11. Toronto Blue Jays: Alek Manoah, RHP, West Virginia

12. New York Mets: Brett Baty, 3B, Lake Travis HS (Austin, Texas)

13. Minnesota Twins: Keoni Cavaco, 3B, Eastlake HS (Chula Vista, California)

14. Philadelphia Phillies: Bryson Stott, SS, UNLV

15. Los Angeles Angels: Will Wilson, SS, NC State

16. Arizona Diamondbacks: Corbin Carroll, OF, Lakeside HS (Seattle)

17. Washington Nationals: Jackson Rutledge, RHP, San Jacinto College

18. Pittsburgh Pirates: Quinn Priester, RHP, Cary-Grove (Illinois) HS

19. St. Louis Cardinals: Zack Thompson, LHP, Kentucky

20. Seattle Mariners: George Kirby, RHP, Elon

21. Atlanta Braves: Braden Shewmake, SS/3B, Texas A&M

22. Tampa Bay Rays: Greg Jones, SS, UNC Wilmington

23. Colorado Rockies: Michael Toglia, 1B/OF, UCLA

24. Cleveland Indians: Daniel Espino, RHP, Georgia Premier Academy

25. Los Angeles Dodgers: Kody Hoese, 3B, Tulane

26. Arizona Diamondbacks: Blake Walston, LHP, New Hanover (North Carolina) HS

27. Chicago Cubs: Ryan Jensen, RHP, Fresno State

28. Milwaukee Brewers: Ethan Small, LHP, Mississippi State

29. Oakland Athletics: Logan Davidson, SS, Clemson

30. New York Yankees: Anthony Volpe, SS, Delbarton HS (Morristown, New Jersey)

31. Los Angeles Dodgers: Michael Busch, 1B, North Carolina

32. Houston Astros: Korey Lee, C, Cal

 

Compensation Picks

33. Arizona Diamondbacks: Brennan Malone, RHP, IMG Academy

34. Arizona Diamondbacks: Drey Jameson, RHP, Ball State

 

Competitive Balance Round A

35. Miami Marlins: Kameron Misner, OF, Missouri

36. Tampa Bay Rays: J.J. Goss, RHP, Cypress Ranch HS (Houston)

37. Pittsburgh Pirates: Sammy Siani, OF, Penn Charter School (Philadelphia)

38. New York Yankees: T.J. Sikkema, LHP, Missouri

39. Minnesota Twins: Matt Wallner, OF, Southern Miss

40. Tampa Bay Rays: Seth Johnson, RHP, Campbell

41. Texas Rangers: Davis Wendzel, 3B, Baylor

 

Round 2

42. Baltimore Orioles: Gunnar Henderson, SS, Morgan Academy (Selma, Alabama)

43. Boston Red Sox: Cameron Cannon, SS, Arizona

44. Kansas City Royals: Brady McConnell, SS, Florida

45. Chicago White Sox: Matthew Thompson, RHP, Cypress Ranch HS (Houston)

46. Miami Marlins: Nasim Nunez, SS, Collins Hill HS (Suwanee, Georgia)

47. Detroit Tigers: Nick Quintana, 3B, Arizona

48. San Diego Padres: Joshua Mears, OF, Federal Way (Washington) HS

49. Cincinnati Reds: Rece Hinds, SS, IMG Academy

50. Texas Rangers: Ryan Garcia, RHP, UCLA

51. San Francisco Giants: Logan Wyatt, 1B, Louisville

52. Toronto Blue Jays: Kendall Williams, RHP, IMG Academy

53. New York Mets: Josh Wolf, RHP, St. Thomas HS (Bellaire, Texas)

54. Minnesota Twins: Matt Canterino, RHP, Rice

55. Los Angeles Angels: Kyren Paris, SS, Freedom HS (Oakley, California)

56. Arizona Diamondbacks: Ryne Nelson, RHP, Oregon

57. Pittsburgh Pirates: Matt Gorski, OF, Indiana

58. St. Louis Cardinals: Trejyn Fletcher, OF, Deering HS (Portland, Maine)

59. Seattle Mariners: Brandon Williamson, LHP, TCU

60. Atlanta Braves: Beau Philip, SS, Oregon State

61. Tampa Bay Rays: John Doxakis, LHP, Texas A&M

62. Colorado Rockies: Aaron Schunk, 3B, Georgia

63. Cleveland Indians: Yordys Valdes, SS, McArthur HS (Hollywood, Florida)

64. Chicago Cubs: Chase Strumpf, 2B, UCLA

65. Milwaukee Brewers: Antoine Kelly, LHP, Wabash Valley College

66. Oakland Athletics: Tyler Baum, RHP, North Carolina

67. New York Yankees: Josh Smith, 2B, LSU

68. Houston Astros: Grae Kessinger, SS, Ole Miss

69. Boston Red Sox: Matthew Lugo, SS, Carlos Beltran Academy

 

Competitive Balance Round B

70. Kansas City Royals: Alec Marsh, RHP, Arizona State

71. Baltimore Orioles: Kyle Stowers, OF, Stanford

72. Pittsburgh Pirates: Jared Triolo, 3B, Houston

73. San Diego Padres: Logan Driscoll, C, George Mason

74. Arizona Diamondbacks: Tommy Henry, LHP, Michigan

75. Arizona Diamondbacks: Dominic Fletcher, OF, Arkansas

76. Seattle Mariners: Isaiah Campbell, RHP, Arkansas

77. Colorado Rockies: Karl Kauffmann, RHP, Michigan

 

Compensation Picks

78. Los Angeles Dodgers: Jimmy Lewis, RHP, Lake Travis (Texas) HS

 

 

 

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Gleyber Torres Hits 10th Home Run Of Season Against Orioles

May 23, 2019 8:02 AM

Gleyber Torres homered twice against the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday night, giving him 10 in 11 games against the team this season.

The Orioles have given up 105 home runs in 49 games.

"There's definitely a pitching plan [against Torres]; it's definitely not to throw the ball in the middle of the plate -- and we just continue to do it," Brandon Hyde said. "When you don't do it, we get him out.

"Gleyber's got two homers besides facing the Orioles. Hitting like .220 or something. So people, major league pitchers, are pitching to him."

Torres actually is hitting .250 against all other teams. Against the Orioles, he is batting .465, with a whopping 1.763 OPS.

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Orioles Fastest Ever To Allow 100 Home Runs

May 22, 2019 7:50 AM

The Baltimore Orioles made history on Tuesday night.

The club's pitching staff allowed their 100th home run in their 48th game, reaching the mark faster than any club in Major League history.

The 2000 Kansas City Royals allowed their 100th homer in game No. 57.

The Orioles are on pace to allow 338 home runs this season. The current record is held by the 2016 Cincinnati Reds (258).

"We're facing good teams, but you gotta pitch," Brandon Hyde said. "You gotta pitch here. You gotta stay off the barrel. You gotta be able to locate. And if you don't, in a hitter's ballpark against guys that mash, you're going to give up a hundred homers, 40-something games into it."

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Chris Davis Hitting .325 Since Ending Historic Slump

May 3, 2019 7:52 AM

Chris Davis made history at the plate last month.

He went without a hit in 54 straight at-bats from September 14 to April 13.

Since then, the Baltimore Orioles slugger is hitting .325/.357/.625. He has 13 hits in his last 40 at-bats.

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O's Chris Davis Snaps MLB 0-For-54 Record

Apr 13, 2019 4:59 PM

Baltimore's Chris Davis ended an MLB-record 0-for-54 skid with his first hit of the season Saturday, dropping in a two-run single in the first inning off Boston Red Sox starter Rick Porcello.

Davis clapped his hands and called for the ball after reaching base to end the longest hitless streak by a non-pitcher in major league history. It began last season on Sept 15, 2018.

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Still Hitless, Chris Davis Is 'Trusting The Process'

Apr 12, 2019 7:43 AM

Chris Davis is hitless in his first 53 at-bats this season, but the Baltimore Orioles' first baseman is trying to remain patient.

Davis is in the fourth season of a seven-year, $161 million contract. He hasn't recorded a hit since Sept. 14, 2018.

"I feel like I'm seeing the ball a lot better," he said. "I mean, I lined out again and drew a walk a little bit later. Just continue to work.

"For me I can't focus on the result as much as I want to. As much as I want to see some type of return for all the work I'm putting in. I gotta stay focused on the process."

His hitless streak is a Major League record.

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O's Chris Davis Sets Mark With 47th Hitless At-Bat

Apr 9, 2019 12:17 AM

Baltimore Orioles slugger Chris Davis went 0-for-3 in his first three plate appearances in a 12-4 win over the Oakland A's on Monday night, extending his hitless streak to 47 consecutive at-bats. In doing so, he broke Eugenio Velez's record for the longest hitless streak by a position player in major league history, according to data from the Elias Sports Bureau.

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O's Chris Davis Now 0-For-44
Chris Davis is now two shy of the record for consecutive hitless at-bats by a position player.

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Orioles Fans Out Of Patience With Chris Davis
Struggling slugger Chris Davis is looking for his first hit since September 14, 2018.

O's, Dan Strally Agree To One-Year Deal
Starting pitcher Dan Strally was released on March 25 by the Marlins.

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MLB Attempting To Collectively Purchase RSNs From Disney
MLB believes buying RSNs could move the league to a more national model and address revenue disparity.

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Longshot Orioles Getting Bets To Win World Series
The Orioles are coming off a 115-loss season and Las Vegas has set their World Series odds at 2,000-1.

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Orioles Name Alex Cobb Opening Day Starter
Alex Cobb had a 4.90 ERA in 28 starts in 2018.

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Manny Machado: Orioles Didn't Show Me Love
The Orioles drafted Manny Machado with the third overall pick in 2010.

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Orioles Set To Name Brandon Hyde As Manager
The Orioles will name Cubs bench coach Brandon Hyde their next manager, according to reports.

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O's Hire Mike Elias As New GM
The Orioles have also given former Astros assistant GM Mike Elias the title of executive vice president.

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Orioles Expected To Hire Mike Elias As GM
The Astros are looking for a new lead executive and Mike Elias is the leader to be named the club's general manager.

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Orioles Will Move On From Dan Duquette
The Orioles continue to clean house.

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Buck Showalter Won't Return To Orioles
The Orioles lost a franchise-record 115 games this season.

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First-Round Order For 2019 MLB Draft
With the playoff bracket set, the full first-round draft order for 2019 has been confirmed as well.

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Adam Jones Vetoed Trade To Phillies To 'Maintain' Value As Free Agent
The Orioles attempted to trade Adam Jones to the Philadelphia Phillies earlier this year, but he blocked the deal using his 10-and-5 no-trade protection.

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Orioles Tie Franchise Record With 107th Loss
The Orioles lost to the Blue Jays on Monday night, dropping their record to 43-107.

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Orioles Tried To Extend Manny Machado
The Orioles attempted to extend Manny Machado "several years ago," according to a report.

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Adam Jones Has Cleared Waivers, Now Eligible To Be Traded
The Orioles attempted to trade him to the Phillies before the non-wavier deadline, but he used his 10-and-5 veto rights to decline the deal.

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Chris Sale Throws Five Shutout Innings, Fans 12
Chris Sale returned from the DL on Sunday, and helped pitch the Red Sox to a 4-1 win over the Orioles.

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Adam Jones Covers Travel Costs For Little League Team
Adam Jones has agreed to donate $8,500 to cover the travel costs for Washington, D.C.'s Mamie Johnson Little League team.

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Orioles Send Brad Brach To Braves For International Bonus Slot
The Braves have acquired Brad Brach from the Orioles for $250,000 of international signing bonus allocation money.

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