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Braves INF Rio Ruiz claimed off waivers by Orioles

Dec. 10, 2018 2:33 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Braves infielder Rio Ruiz has been claimed off waivers by the Baltimore Orioles. The 24-year-old Ruiz played sparingly with the Braves the last three seasons and had little future with the team after the emergence of Johan Camargo and the signing of free agent Josh Donaldson. Ruiz...

Slugger Pedro Alvarez signs minor league deal with Marlins

Dec. 3, 2018 4:22 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Former home run champion Pedro Alvarez has signed a minor league contract with the Miami Marlins and will attend spring training as a non-roster invitee. The 31-year-old Alvarez hit 30 homers for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2012, 36 in 2013 and 27 in 2015. He led the majors in homers in 2013....

Former NASA engineer Mejdal leaves Astros for Orioles

Nov. 21, 2018 1:20 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — New Baltimore Orioles general manager Mike Elias called upon a familiar face to help rebuild the club, hiring former NASA engineer Sig Mejdal from the Houston Astros to be assistant general manager for analytics. Mejdal will report to Elias and will oversee all aspects of the club's...

Orioles new GM Elias begins rebuild of worst team in majors

Nov. 19, 2018 3:07 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — New Orioles general manager Mike Elias spoke excitedly Monday about rebuilding the worst team in the majors by drafting wisely, stocking the farm system and delving deep into the International market. After finishing 47-115 this year, the Orioles essentially will start from scratch under...

Orioles, Nats finish arguments in TV dispute rehearing

Nov. 16, 2018 5:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles finished their arguments in a two-day rehearing before a committee of baseball executives in their long-running dispute over television rights fees. They completed their presentations Friday before the Revenue Sharing Definitions Committee,...

Orioles hire Mike Elias from Astros as executive VP, GM

Nov. 16, 2018 3:02 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Astros assistant general manager Mike Elias was hired Friday to rebuild the Baltimore Orioles, who traded many of their star players last season before finishing with the worst record in the majors. Elias will carry the title of executive vice president and general manager. He will...

Orioles-Nats TV dispute back before baseball committee

Nov. 15, 2018 5:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The dispute between the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles over television rights fees returned to a committee of baseball executives Thursday after a lengthy court fight. The sides began arguing their cases before the Revenue Sharing Definitions Committee, which now includes...

Orioles agree to terms with 4 international players

Oct. 25, 2018 10:18 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles have a new Machado in the organization after agreeing to minor league contracts with four international amateur free agents. Gilbert Machado is a 17-year-old from Venezuela, described by Orioles director of player development Brian Graham as "a natural shortstop with...

Rays agree to $2.61M bonus with Cuban prospect Gaston

Oct. 24, 2018 2:54 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to a $2.61 million signing bonus with 16-year-old Cuban pitching prospect Sandy Gaston, pending a physical. The hard-throwing right-hander is considered one of the top international free agent prospects and had attracted interest from several major...