Latest Baltimore Orioles News

Orioles have many open infield jobs, and several candidates

Feb. 18, 2019 4:55 PM EST

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles have many jobs up for grabs, and nowhere is the competition less defined than in the infield. As the team held its first full-squad workout on Monday, only one infield position is secured — first base. Chris Davis is entering the fourth year of a...

Orioles agree to terms with SS Alcides Escobar

Feb. 16, 2019 3:05 PM EST

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles have agreed to terms with shortstop Alcides Escobar on a minor league contract with an invitation to major league spring training. Baltimore has been looking to increase its infield depth, and Escobar is expected to challenge for the starting shortstop spot. The...

Orioles manager Brandon Hyde says several positions open

Feb. 13, 2019 3:59 PM EST

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — The sun wasn't shining on Brandon Hyde's first workout as Baltimore Orioles' manager. Rain delayed the start of workouts Wednesday for about an hour. But eventually, 15 pitchers threw bullpens and the Orioles rolled out some new cameras to help the team evaluate them. Baltimore has...

Catcher Caleb Joseph, D-Backs agree to $1.1M, 1-year deal

Feb. 13, 2019 12:05 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Catcher Caleb Joseph and the Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to a one-year contract that calls for a $1.1 million salary in the major leagues and a $250,000 salary in the minors. Arizona opened a roster spot by placing right-hander Taijuan Walker on the 60-day injured list on Wednesday. The...

Eric Young Jr. agrees to minor league deal with Orioles

Feb. 12, 2019 3:40 PM EST

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Outfielder Eric Young Jr. has agreed to a minor league contract with the Baltimore Orioles and will report to major league spring training. The 33-year-old hit .202 with one home run and eight RBIs in 41 games for the Los Angeles Angels last year. Young has a .245 average in 10 big...

New Baltimore leadership hoping for better Orioles' future

Feb. 12, 2019 3:36 PM EST

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — When pitchers and catchers reported to the Baltimore Orioles camp on Tuesday, they met a new administration. There is a manager in the dugout other than Buck Showalter for the first time in nine years, and a new general manager replacing Dan Duquette, who spent seven years with the...

Name game: Britton says wife, Yanks led to spelling change

Feb. 11, 2019 5:12 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Even Zack Britton gets confused about the proper spelling of his first name. Known throughout his baseball career as Zach, the 31-year-old New York Yankees reliever said last week that going forward his name should be spelled Zack. "I was born with a 'ch', sorry, excuse me, the 'ck,'"...

Frank Robinson, baseball's fearsome trailblazer, dies at 83

Feb. 8, 2019 1:45 AM EST

Crowding the plate, fearsome and fearless, Frank Robinson hammered his way into the Hall of Fame. His legacy, however, was cemented that day in 1975 when he simply stood in the dugout at old Cleveland Stadium — the first black manager in Major League Baseball. Robinson, the only player to earn the MVP...

Reaction to the death of baseball great Frank Robinson

Feb. 7, 2019 11:15 PM EST

Reaction from the baseball world and beyond to the death of Hall of Famer Frank Robinson on Thursday at 83: ___ "Frank was my first big league manager. I still remember being so nervous to walk into his office and introduce myself. He was a living legend and I was a 20-year-old kid right out of college. I can...

Orioles agree to $800,000 deal with RHP Nate Karns

Feb. 7, 2019 6:16 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles have agreed to a $800,000, one-year deal with right-hander Nate Karns, who hasn't pitched since 2017. Karns missed all of last year with an elbow injury after having his 2017 season with Kansas City cut short by surgery. He's the first major league free agent secured...