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Orioles expected to sign minor-league shortstop Rey Navarro, source says

The Baltimore Sun (Dan Connolly) — The Orioles are expected to reach an agreement with minor-league shortstop Rey Navarro, most likely on a major league deal, according to industry sources. The deal is pending a physical.
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Orioles organization down to one Britton

The Baltimore Sun (Dan Connolly) — It doesn't appear Orioles closer Zach Britton will pitch at Camden Yards one day with his older brother on the field behind him in the same uniform.
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A few weeks into free agency, another look at the Orioles

The Baltimore Sun (Dan Connolly) — When the Orioles announced another group of minor league signings Friday, after another bunch of no-names Thursday, the old refrain from the last two winters was heard again: Why aren’t the...
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Sox to sign Adam LaRoche to two-year deal

The Baltimore Sun (Colleen Kane) — White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said Tuesday that a left-handed, middle-of-the-order bat appeared on the club’s list of offseason needs, and three days later the Sox were ready to cross it off...
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Orioles make three more minor league signings

The Baltimore Sun (Eduardo A. Encina) — The Orioles added three more minor league free agents to the organization on Friday, announcing the signings of infielder Paul Janish, right-hander Terry Doyle and outfielder Quincy Latimore.
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Orioles winning ways mean losing the 'out-opportunity' game

The Baltimore Sun (Dan Connolly) — When the Pittsburgh Pirates designated left-handed-hitting first baseman Ike Davis for assignment Thursday, I immediately began receiving inquiries as to whether I thought the Orioles would be...
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Dodgers acquire Peralta from Rays

The Baltimore Sun The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired right-handed pitcher Joel Peralta and left-handed pitcher Adam Liberatore from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for right-handed pitchers Jose Dominguez and...
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New commish Manfred gets 5-year deal

The Baltimore Sun Major League Baseball owners unanimously approved a five-year contract for Commissioner-elect Rob Manfred on Thursday's final day of the quarterly owners meetings in Kansas City.
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Orioles add right-handers Mike Wright, Tyler Wilson to 40-man roster

The Baltimore Sun (Dan Connolly) — The Orioles added two minor league right-handers to their 40-man roster Thursday to make sure they couldn’t be selected in next month’s Rule 5 draft.
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Orioles claim outfielder Alex Hassan off waivers from Oakland Athletics

The Baltimore Sun (Eduardo A. Encina) — The Orioles announced Thursday that they have claimed outfielder Alex Hassan off waivers from the Oakland Athletics.
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In radio interview, Orioles' Chris Davis discussed 'moment of weakness'

The Baltimore Sun (Eduardo A. Encina) — Orioles first baseman Chris Davis broke his silence about his 25-game suspension for a failed drug test when he touched on the subject in an interview this week with a local Christian radio...
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Orioles pitching prospect Hunter Harvey receives all clear for normal offseason

The Baltimore Sun (Eduardo A. Encina) — Orioles pitching prospect Hunter Harvey, whose 2014 season was ended prematurely with elbow tightness, has been cleared by team doctors and is now having a normal offseason.
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Red Sox's reported offer to Jon Lester: 6 years, $110-$120 million

The Baltimore Sun The Boston Red Sox reportedly made a contract offer to free-agent starting pitcher Jon Lester this week.
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Red Sox claim Juan Francisco off waivers

The Baltimore Sun The Boston Red Sox claimed infielder Juan Francisco off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday.
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Orioles sign Chris Jones, Michael Almanzar, seven others to minor league deals

The Baltimore Sun (Eduardo A. Encina) — The Orioles announced the signings of nine minor league free agents Wednesday, including two who were in the organization last season -- left-hander Chris Jones and infielder Michael Almanzar.
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Orioles face tough decisions on which players to protect from Rule 5 draft

The Baltimore Sun (Eduardo A. Encina) — The Orioles have until Thursday to set their 40-man organizational roster in order to protect minor leaguers from being selected in next month’s Rule 5 draft.
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Reports: A's agree to deal with DH Butler

The Baltimore Sun (Sports Xchange) — In another big-money move by a traditionally low-payroll team, the Oakland Athletics agreed to a three-year, $30 million deal with free agent designated hitter Billy Butler, multiple media outlets...
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Cubs make their pitch for premium free-agent starter Jon Lester

The Baltimore Sun (Mark Gonzales) — The massive construction project underway at chilly Wrigley Field mirrors the ominous task facing the Cubs as they court Jon Lester.
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Orioles sign right-hander Oliver Drake to major league deal

The Baltimore Sun (Eduardo A. Encina) — The Orioles have kept relief pitcher Oliver Drake in the organization, signing the right-hander to a major league deal, the club announced Tuesday.
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Blog Articles

Baltimore Orioles: Trading in the AL East

Birds Watcher (Domenic A. Vadala) — The topic over the weekend of course has been trades – mainly regarding Matt Wieters and Chris Davis. However let’s back up for just a moment and talk about the Baltimore...
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Baltimore Orioles are content with makeup of this team

Birds Watcher (Mike Franz) — Around this time of year everyone is shopping whether they are starting to shop for the Holidays or for Thanksgiving dinner. MLB teams are shopping too. They are shopping for “big...
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Baltimore Orioles: Did the market for Chris Davis go up?

Birds Watcher (Domenic A. Vadala) — Yesterday I wrote about the Baltimore Orioles not being able to sign both Matt Wieters and Chris Davis in a year’s time when their contracts are up, and the possibility of the Birds dealing...
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Baltimore Orioles add infielder Rey Navarro to Major League roster

Birds Watcher (Mike Franz) — While many were watching college football today, the Baltimore Orioles were busy in signing utility infielder Rey Navarro to a Major League contract. Navarro had plenty of Minor League offers on...
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Orioles expected to sign minor-league shortstop Rey Navarro, source says

The Baltimore Sun: Orioles Insider (Dan Connolly) — The Orioles are expected to reach an agreement with minor-league shortstop Rey Navarro on a major league deal, according to an industry source. The deal is pending a physical.
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Orioles organization down to one Britton

The Baltimore Sun: Orioles Insider (Dan Connolly) — It doesn't appear Orioles closer Zach Britton will pitch at Camden Yards one day with his older brother on the field behind him in the same uniform.
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A few weeks into free agency, another look at the Orioles

The Baltimore Sun: Orioles Insider (Dan Connolly) — When the Orioles announced another group of minor league signings Friday, after another bunch of no-names Thursday, the old refrain from the last two winters was heard again: Why aren’t the...
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Should the Baltimore Orioles explore trade options?

Birds Watcher (Domenic A. Vadala) — Let’s play devil’s advocate a bit. In reality, next year is a huge off season for the Baltimore Orioles. Both Chris Davis and Matt Wieters will be free agents as it stands now. There...
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Will the real ace of Baltimore please stand up?

Birds Watcher (Mike Franz) — On February 8th, 2008, Chris Tillman came to the Baltimore Orioles in a trade that also brought Gold Glover Adam Jones to Charm City. During his first five years with the organization, he played...
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Orioles make three more minor league signings

The Baltimore Sun: Orioles Insider (Eduardo A. Encina) — The Orioles added three more minor league free agents to the organization on Friday, announcing the signings of infielder Paul Janish, right-hander Terry Doyle and outfielder Quincy Latimore.
  • 2 days ago

Orioles' winning ways mean losing the 'out-opportunity' game

The Baltimore Sun: Orioles Insider (Dan Connolly) — When the Pittsburgh Pirates designated left-handed-hitting first baseman Ike Davis for assignment Thursday, I immediately began receiving inquiries as to whether I thought the Orioles would be...
  • 3 days ago

Baltimore Orioles: Birds Watcher with a strong Mobby showing

Birds Watcher (Domenic A. Vadala) — As has been covered here ad hoc, Birds Watcher was nominated for a 2014 Mobby award in Baltimore under the category of Best Pro Sports Blog. First off once again, thanks so much for helping us to...
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After overcoming 'nervousness' in win, Terps look to young season's biggest test

The Baltimore Sun: The Schmuck Stops Here (Peter Schmuck) — Maryland men's basketball coach Mark Turgeon watched his team struggle through an uneven first half against a Fordham team missing its leading scorer, then told everyone afterward that it was a...
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Baltimore Orioles protect pitchers from the Rule 5 Draft

Birds Watcher (Mike Franz) — The Rule 5 Draft is somewhat confusing to understand. In essence, any player who is not on a MLB team’s 40-man roster, was 19 years of age or older when they signed, and has been playing in...
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Baltimore Orioles: Is Markakis part of the future?

Birds Watcher (Jacob Adams) — It’s been an interesting start to the MLB offseason. Several teams and marque players have been involved in moves, and even more have been involved in an overabundance of rumors and speculation,...
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Orioles add right-handers Mike Wright, Tyler Wilson to 40-man roster

The Baltimore Sun: Orioles Insider (Dan Connolly) — The Orioles added two minor league right-handers to their 40-man roster Thursday to make sure they couldn’t be selected in next month’s Rule 5 draft.
  • 3 days ago

Orioles claim outfielder Alex Hassan off waivers from Oakland Athletics

The Baltimore Sun: Orioles Insider (Eduardo A. Encina) — The Orioles announced Thursday that they have claimed outfielder Alex Hassan off waivers from the Oakland Athletics.
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Orioles first baseman Chris Davis speaks about suspension on local radio station

The Baltimore Sun: Orioles Insider (Eduardo A. Encina) — Orioles first baseman Chris Davis hadn’t spoken publicly about his 25-game suspension for a failed drug test rooted from taking Adderall without a therapeutic-use exemption until this week, when...
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Orioles pitching prospect Hunter Harvey receives all clear for normal offseason

The Baltimore Sun: Orioles Insider (Eduardo A. Encina) — Orioles pitching prospect Hunter Harvey, whose 2014 season was ended prematurely with elbow tightness, has been cleared by team doctors and is now having a normal offseason.
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Baltimore Orioles: Dispensable pitching

Birds Watcher (Domenic A. Vadala) — Yesterday I wrote about Andrew Miller and whether or not his price has gone up with some of the goings on around the league. One might look at this as a continuation of that column, albeit from a...
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