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FILE - In this April 6, 2009, file photo, Vice President Joe Biden throws out the first pitch prior to the Baltimore Orioles and the New York Yankees opening day baseball game at Camden Yards in Baltimore. The Washington Nationals have invited President-elect Biden to throw out the ceremonial first ball when they host the New York Mets at Nationals Park on opening day next season. (AP Photo/Gail Burton, File)

Nats make their pitch to Biden, invite him to throw 1st ball

Nov. 8, 2020 5:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals are making their pitch to President-elect Joe Biden. The Nats have invited Biden to toss out the ceremonial first ball next season on opening day. Washington is scheduled to host the New York Mets at Nationals Park on April 1. “We’re excited to...

Tigers hire Coolbaugh, Lombard, Hale to coaching staff

Nov. 7, 2020 9:51 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers hired Scott Coolbaugh as hitting coach, George Lombard as bench coach and Chip Hale as third base coach. The Tigers announced the additions to new manager AJ Hinch's staff Saturday. Coolbaugh was the assistant hitting coach for the Chicago White Sox. He's also been a...

Orioles pick up $3.5 million option on SS Iglesias

Nov. 1, 2020 11:24 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles have picked up the $3.5 million club contract option on shortstop José Iglesias, who provided a boost to the team last season despite a series of injuries. Iglesias batted .373 with three homers and 24 RBIs in 39 games in 2019, his first season with the Orioles....

FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2020, file photo, Chicago White Sox' Edwin Encarnacion reacts during a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Cincinnati. About 50 players would be eligible for free agency if their options are declined by Sunday, among them the White Sox designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster, File)

White Sox decline options on Encarnación, González

Oct. 30, 2020 6:27 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox have declined a $12 million option for designated hitter Edwin Encarnación and a $7 million option for left-hander Gio González. The team announced the moves Friday, making both players free agents. Encarnación's deal did not include a buyout, while...

Orioles claim INF Sánchez off waivers from White Sox.

Oct. 30, 2020 3:23 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles have claimed infielder Yolmer Sánchez off waivers from the Chicago White Sox. Sánchez spent seven years with the White Sox but played in only 11 games this season, going 5 for 16 with one homer, which accounted for his only RBI. The 28-year-old Sánchez...

Baltimore Orioles' Cedric Mullins, left, celebrates with Ryan Mountcastle (6) and Austin Hays after the team's 13-1 win over the Boston Red Sox in a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Orioles show progress in second year of rebuild under Elias

Sep. 28, 2020 12:22 PM EDT

If Baltimore Orioles general manager Mike Elias was to assess his rebuilding project on results alone, he'd take no satisfaction in finishing 10 games under .500 and in fourth place in the AL East. Elias, however, remains focused on the long term. So he sees reason to be enthusiastic about the improvement the...

Toronto Blue Jays Jonathan Villar safely steals second base as Baltimore Orioles infielder Hanser Alberto drops the ball during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Jays lose finale to Orioles 7-5, will face Rays in playoffs

Sep. 27, 2020 6:41 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays are set to face the Tampa Bay Rays in the first round of the postseason after losing to the Baltimore Orioles 7-5 on Sunday in their regular season finale. The Orioles denied Toronto (32-28) a chance to finish second in the AL East and instead relegated the Blue...

Toronto Blue Jays' Cavan Biggio beats Baltimore Orioles catcher Pedro Severino to the plate on a ball hit by Vladimir Guerrero Jr. during the eighth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Biggio and Grichuk homer as Blue Jays beat Orioles 5-2

Sep. 26, 2020 10:41 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Cavan Biggio broke up a no-hit bid with a solo home run in the sixth inning, Randal Grichuk added a three-run shot and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 Saturday night. The Blue Jays need another victory in Sunday’s regular-season finale, and a Miami win over...

Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Dean Kremer throws a pitch to the Tampa Bay Rays during the second inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

From Mideast to AL East: Orioles’ Israeli prospect blooms

Sep. 26, 2020 11:36 AM EDT

Dean Kremer is a budding celebrity in Israel and a developing star in the big leagues. Kremer this month became the first Israeli citizen to pitch in the majors. Not only that, the Baltimore Orioles prospect tossed six innings of one-hit ball in a starting role against the storied New York Yankees, striking out...

Toronto Blue Jays' Travis Shaw, left celebrates his two-run home run with teammate Randal Grichuk during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Grichuk, Shaw homer, Pearson returns as Blue Jays beat O's

Sep. 25, 2020 10:31 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Randal Grichuk and Travis Shaw homered, Nate Pearson returned from an elbow injury to earn his first major league win and the playoff-bound Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 10-5 Friday night. Shaw narrowly missed a multihomer game, hitting a double in the seventh that...