Tag:Baltimore Orioles
Posted on: April 16, 2010 3:57 pm
Edited on: April 16, 2010 4:02 pm

O's Montanez ready if Pie hits DL

Orioles Insider reports the team isn't sure if outfielder Felix Pie will need to go on the disabled list or not, but Triple-A outfielder Lou Montanez will be on hand if needed.

Pie strained his left shoulder in Wednesday's game against the Oakland A's.

The Orioles are sending Montanez out to Oakland to meet them and be ready in case Pie ends up on the DL.

Posted on: March 12, 2010 12:37 pm

O's Roberts still not ready for spring games

Peter Schmuck of the Baltimore Sun reports that Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts has been placed on a new anti-inflammatory medication and will need a couple of days before resuming his rehabilitation program for a sore back.

The team still plans on Roberts being ready for the regular-season opener.

The switch-hitter posted a .283 batting average in 2009 with 16 homers, 79 RBI, 110 runs and 30 stolen bases.

Category: MLB
Posted on: March 2, 2010 10:13 am

O's Roberts to miss first week of spring games

Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts told the Baltimore Sun that he is slowly "making progress" and plans on sitting out the first week of spring training games as he continues to rehab his sore back.

On Sunday, Roberts took live batting practice for the first time since being diagnosed with a small herniated disc in his lower back.

The switch-hitting veteran, who is about to begin his 10th major league season, batted .283 with 16 homers, 79 RBI, 110 runs and 30 stolen bases last year. He led the American League in doubles with 56.

Category: MLB
Posted on: February 10, 2010 1:07 pm
Edited on: February 10, 2010 1:09 pm

Slow down on Washburn-to-O's rumor

While FoxSports.com is reporting the Orioles are interested in lefty Jarrod Washburn, Peter Schmuck of the Baltimore Sun -- with assistance from beat reporter Jeff Zrebiec -- says don't plan on it.

Zrebiec talked with Orioles president of baseball operations Andy McPhail, who claimed the Birds haven't had recent talks with Washburn's agent Scott Boras, are likely done shopping for free agents and ready to head to camp. However, McPhail did say if Washburn's price was lowered, it would be worth looking into.

Washburn was 8-6 with a 2.64 ERA last season with the Mariners before being shipped to the Tigers for the stretch run. That didn't work out so well as he went 1-3 with a 7.33 ERA in eight starts with Detroit.
Posted on: January 19, 2010 10:48 am

Orioles still look for third baseman

According to the Baltimore Sun , Orioles president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail remains more focused on adding another third baseman to the team's corner infield mix, increasing the likelihood that he could sign either Joe Crede or have a reunion with Miguel Tejada.

The Orioles signed Garrett Atkins last month partially because of his ability to play either third or first, but MacPhail reiterated that the organization's plans for Atkins haven't changed -- to have him stay at first.

"Crede is an option, but in our view, he's not the only option," MacPhail said. "We've primarily talked to free-agent [third basemen]. We're not completely out of the trade business, and we're still also very much involved in the first base market as well."

Posted on: December 18, 2009 11:48 am

Orioles likely done until 2010

After adding veteran starter Kevin Millwood in a trade with the Rangers and agreeing to terms with left-handed closer Mike Gonzalez and former Rockies 3B Garrett Atkins, team officials acknowledged that their next move probably won't come until 2010, as reported by the Baltimore .

The same report also notes that a team official denied reports that the Orioles are pursuing Matt Holliday and Adrian Gonzalez.

Posted on: December 16, 2009 12:04 pm

Orioles reach out to Non-tendered players

Orioles President of baseball operations Andy MacPhail told the Baltimore Sun that his front office has contacted the representatives of several players who were not tendered contracts by their previous clubs at the deadline. 

According to the Sun, those players include INFs Garrett Atkins, Ryan Garko and Mike Jacobs and CL Matt Capps and Mike MacDougal.  None of the players is considered a must-have for the Orioles, but several could fit in with the club's plans, depending on how the market develops.
Posted on: December 9, 2009 11:46 am

Latest buzz on the Orioles

The rumors continue to swirl about the Orioles  holding trade talks with the Texas Rangers about right-hander Kevin Millwood.  However Peter Schmuck of the Baltimore Sun says other teams are coming to the Orioles with options including Atlanta Braves' Derek Lowe and the Phillies' Joe Blanton

Schmuck has also learned that Orioles officials are getting more confident that they can complete a deal for Millwood involving reliever Chris Ray .

In addition, Schmuck seems to think the Orioles aren't in a hurry to trade Felix Pie even though he continues to draw interest from other clubs.

The San Diego Union Tribune reports the Orioles were one of eight teams to contact the Padres about 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff.
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