Baltimore Orioles Player News: Last 24 hours, All Positions

News: Castillo is not in the lineup Friday against Tampa Bay.
Impact: Castillo will get the day off after starting behind the dish two consecutive games. Although Castillo has hit 20 home runs over 92 games this season, his bat has gone quiet lately as he's picked up just two hits across his last seven games (18 at-bats). Caleb Joseph will hit ninth and fill in at catcher Friday.
News: Smith is not in the lineup for Friday's game against Tampa Bay.
Impact: Although the right-handed Alex Cobb is starting for the Rays, the Orioles will keep Smith out of the lineup for the fifth consecutive game. Smith has played 12 games since the start of September, over which he's gone just 3-for-29 (.103). Austin Hays will get the nod to patrol right field Friday with Smith out of the lineup.
News: Trumbo is not in the lineup Friday against the Rays.
Impact: Over the last three games, Trumbo has gone 0-for-9 and struck out five times across 10 plate appearances. He'll head to the bench Friday night while Pedro Alvarez serves as Baltimore's designated hitter and hits eighth.
News: Beckham (mouth) is in the lineup Friday against the Rays.
Impact: Beckham missed a pair of games after having a wisdom tooth removed, but will return to action Friday night. He'll start at shortstop and hit leadoff. Although he's hitting .279 with a .789 OPS for the year, Beckham has slashed just .171/.250/.368 since the start of September.
News: Jonathan Schoop went 0 for 3 Thursday as the Baltimore Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1. He ended the game with a .295 batting average.
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News: Welington Castillo went 1 for 3 Thursday as the Baltimore Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1. He ended the game with a .284 batting average.
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News: Chris Davis went 1 for 3 Thursday as the Baltimore Orioles topped the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1. He ended the game with a .215 batting average.
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News: Austin Hays went 2 for 4 Thursday as the Baltimore Orioles topped the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1. Hays scored once. He ended the game with a .290 batting average.
Impact: The 22-year-old has been holding his own against major league pitching, going 9 for 24 with a home run and five RBIs over his last six games. With the Orioles close to playoff elimination, Hays could see plenty more at-bats over the remainder of the season.
News: Trey Mancini went 1 for 3 with an RBI Thursday as the Baltimore Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1. He ended the game with a .293 batting average.
Impact: Mancini delivered an RBI single in the first inning to extend his hitting streak to 11 games, a stretch in which he's 15 for 45. On the negative side, he's homered just three times in 35 games since Aug. 15.
News: Adam Jones went 1 for 4 with a double Thursday as the Baltimore Orioles topped the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1. Jones scored once. He ended the game with a .282 batting average.
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News: Gabriel Ynoa improved to 2-2, allowing one run on five hits and two walks in 8.0 innings, as the Baltimore Orioles defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 on Thursday. Ynoa struck out three, ending the game with a 3.41 ERA and 1.29 WHIP on the season.
Impact: After delivering two mediocre starts on the road against two likely playoff teams in the Indians and Yankees, Ynoa was terrific on this night. If the Orioles stick to a six-man rotation, the 24-year-old is lined up to face the Rays again next time out.
News: Brad Brach recorded his 18th save, allowing no runs on no hits and one walk in 1.0 inning, as the Baltimore Orioles defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 on Thursday. Brach struck out one, ending the game with a 2.57 ERA and 1.07 WHIP on the season.
Impact: Zach Britton is questionable to pitch again this season due to lingering knee soreness, so Brach makes for a solid last-minute pickup if he's still available. The 2016 All-Star owns a 1.26 ERA over his last 13 appearances.
News: Mark Trumbo went 0 for 3 Thursday as the Baltimore Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1. He ended the game with a .235 batting average.
Impact: Trumbo is now 0 for 16 with seven strikeouts over his last five games and 4 for 41 with two RBIs through the past two weeks. Though he's capable of going on an epic home-run binge at any time, it'd be awfully risky to keep him in fantasy lineups right now.
News: Brach walked one and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning to earn his 18th save in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Rays.
Impact: Brach retired the first two batters, but things got complicated when a walk and a J.J. Hardy error put the tying run on base. He was able to escape by getting Kevin Kiermaier to fly out to left, thus notching his 18th save to go with six blown saves. Brach should continue to serve as the closer with Zach Britton (knee) day-to-day.
News: Machado went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Rays.
Impact: Machado's two-run shot in the first inning made it 2-0 before Rays starter Matt Andriese could record a single out. The star slugger was almost kept out of the lineup due to an illness, but manager Buck Showalter's decision to dress Machado paid off big time in what ended as a two-run victory. While a slow start had the infielder slashing just .238/.306/.426 back on July 29, Machado's season line is up to .264/.318/.487 now.
News: Ynoa (2-2) earned the win with a masterful performance Thursday against the Rays, allowing just one run on five hits with two walks and three strikeouts over eight innings.
Impact: Ynoa's K/9 fell from 7.61 at the start to 6.54, but he'll still be ecstatic with this effort considering his ERA dropped from 4.18 to 3.41. The 24-year-old righty always posted atrocious strikeout numbers while coming up through the Mets organization, so he's never going to be much of a contributor in that category. Length also seemed to be an issue for Ynoa after he failed to get through five innings in either of his first two starts with Baltimore, but this efficient 94-pitch outing gives him hope in that department. He'll get a road rematch with these same Rays in what should be his final appearance of the season next Friday.
News: Beckham will miss a second consecutive game Thursday after undergoing a recent dental procedure.
Impact: Beckham should be good to go for Friday's game against his former Tampa Bay team. J.J. Hardy will fill in at shortstop and bat ninth in Thursday's matchup.
News: Machado (illness) is in the lineup, but could be scratched following a pregame workout as manager Buck Shower said he's only "50-50" to play Thursday against Tampa Bay, Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com.
Impact: Although Machado was initially plugged into Baltimore's lineup, it appears as though it's up in the air as to whether he will actually stay there. The third baseman missed Wednesday's game due to an illness, but is hitting second at his normal position for Thursday's contest. There will likely be an update regarding his status within the next hour.
News: Beckham (mouth) is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Rays.
Impact: Beckham will miss a second straight game after getting a wisdom tooth removed. In his place, J.J. Hardy draws another start at shortstop. Beckham should be considered day-to-day ahead of Friday's affair.
News: Machado (illness) is in the lineup Thursday against the Rays.
Impact: Machado is back in the starting nine after missing Wednesday's game due to an illness. The third baseman will return to his typical position and bat second in the order for the series opener.
News: Trey Mancini went 2 for 4 with a double Wednesday as the Baltimore Orioles lost to the Boston Red Sox 9-0. He ended the game with a .293 batting average.
Impact: Mancini is 14 for 42 (.333) with a homer, four doubles, three RBIs and a triple during a 10-game hitting streak.
News: Adam Jones went 2 for 3 Wednesday as the Baltimore Orioles lost to the Boston Red Sox 9-0. He ended the game with a .282 batting average.
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