ORIOLES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Not time to hit the panic button on De La Rosa

It is not that pitching has always been the Colorado Rockies Achilles’ heel. As an organization the Rockies have just simply always had to work differently with pitchers than other franchises. Pitching at altitude has mentally derailed many young Rockies prospects. Young, promising, pitchers have often been know to wilt under the unique circumstances of pitching at Coors Field...
Via isportsweb.com
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nick Markakis starts double play with great diving catch (GIF)

Baltimore Orioles outfielder Nick Markakis started a double play in Wednesday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Markakis made a nice diving catch on a line off the bat of David DeJesus and then got up to too to shortstop J.J. Hardy to double James Loney off of second base. Things were not just good in the field for Markakis, as he also notched two hits at the plate but did not score.
Via Tireball.com
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Orioles' Johan Santana to throw a bullpen session on Thursday

Mastering the art of resiliency, Baltimore Orioles left-hander Johan Santana will continue his road back to big leagues on Thursday, as the 35-year old is scheduled to throw a bullpen session at the team's minor league complex in Sarasota, Florida.Johan Santana will throw BP on Thursday in Sarasota, another step forward for his rehab from shoulder surgery. #orioles— Eduardo...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Orioles' Adam Jones and Evan Meek both out with illness

The game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday was postponed due to inclement weather. Normally a postponement isn't at top of a team's want list. In the case of the Orioles where the flu has been sweeping through their clubhouse, an extra day off isn't a bad thing particularly when star outfielder Adam Jones and reliever Evan Meek were...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Orioles eschew shaving cream pies, opt for real ones for postgame shenanigans (video)

Walloping a teammate with a shaving cream pie in order to congratulate him on a game-winning hit or what have you following a victory is so passé, at least as far as the Baltimore Orioles are concerned. The team has given up filling up a towel or pie tin or whatever with shaving cream and […] The post Orioles eschew shaving cream pies, opt for real ones for postgame shenanigans...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rays at Orioles game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. The Baltimore Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays entered this series looking to get their offenses back on track. While Baltimore scored early and often in the opener, Tampa Bay is still searching for an answer to its hitting slump. The Orioles seek a fifth victory in seven tries as they send Miguel Gonzalez to the mound Tuesday...
Via Fox Sports Florida
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles' Manny Machado closing in on a return to action

After months of rehabilitation, one final test stands in the way of Manny Machado and a return to the playing field. On Tuesday, the Baltimore phenom will cut the bases while running 180-foot sprints at the Orioles minor league complex in Sarasota, Florida.“The only thing he hasn’t done yet is cut the bases,” manager Buck Showalter said. “That’s kind where he got a little...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles Ball Girl Saves Run By Fielding Fair Ball (Video)

The Baltimore Orioles benefited from an extra outfielder on Sunday. An Orioles ball girl made a fine play on a hard-hit ground ball down the left field line off the bat of Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion, ranging to her left and extending her glove to make an impressive snag. The only problem? The ball was in fair play. As seen in video below, the third base umpire...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles ball girl makes great fielding play, too bad the ball was fair (video)

While this Baltimore Orioles ball girl did in fact make a great play fielding a ball during Sunday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays, she unfortunately has to be docked  some style points due to the fact that the ball was, you know, in play. Make that all the style points, actually. The young lady […] The post Orioles ball girl makes great fielding play, too bad the ball...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles ball girl makes great play....on fair ball (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.A Baltimore Orioles ball girl made a great play to field a ground ball in foul territory during Sunday's game against Toronto which will unfortunately be overshadowed by the fact that the ball was fair.It happened in the fourth inning with a Blue Jays runner on first base as Edwin Encarnacion hit the ball that curved sharply down the line...
Via Holdout Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles fan snags foul ball with oversized glove (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.A Baltimore Orioles fan snagged a foul ball with a humongous glove during the early innings of Saturday's game against Toronto.The ball bounced right to the fan, and it would have been nearly impossible for the fan to miss with the glove he brought to the game, which was at least three times the size of a regular glove. Just imagine if major...
Via Holdout Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Manny Machado making progress in his return from injury, return not imminent

Those who invested in Manny Machado on Draft Day with the plan to wait it out until his return from last season’s departure from action to play a young Forrest Whittaker in a series of films gruesome knee injury received positive news on Saturday as the third baseman took part in a simulated game, facing pitches from teammate John Santana. The quality of the at bats isn’t important...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Thome airmails first pitch

Jim Thome spent a lot of his career as a designated hitter, and with his first pitch for the Chicago White Sox's Triple-A affiliate Thome showed why. Heads up in the first row! That first pitch was absolutely brutal, but then again, Thome hit 612 home runs so it is tough to make fun of him too much. I'm not sure whose was worse, Thome's or Carly Rae Jepsen's from last year.  
Via Fox Sports Ohio
4 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Baltimore Orioles will make the playoffs

The Orioles enter the 2014 season seeking to regain their playoff form from 2012. The O’s will have a tough road to get through in order to capture at least a wild card berth this year, as it seems that the AL East could end up being even tougher than it has been recently, with the Yankees reloading during the offseason and also a Blue Jays team that  is set to improve on a down...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jim Thome throws out laughably bad first pitch

Future Hall of Famer Jim Thome confirmed why he was a designated hitter for the majority of his career when he threw out the ceremonial first pitch for the Triple-A Charlotte Knights on Friday. Thome played for eight teams, was a five-time All Star, collected 2,328 hits and hit 612 home runs during his illustrious 22-year career, but there’s a reason pitching isn’t on his impressive...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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