Baltimore Orioles Player News: Last 24 hours, All Positions

News: Though Jones (ankle/hip) is listed in Monday's lineup, manager Buck Showalter is not 100 percent sure he will play, Rick Dubroff of PressBoxonline.com reports.
Impact: Jones is listed as the No. 2 hitter and starting center fielder on the lineup card, but Showalter admits that his lineup isn't a sure thing just yet. Stay tuned for any potential news on a late scratch.
News: Smith is out of the lineup Monday against the Yankees.
Impact: Smith has worked his way into the starting lineup for five of the last six games, but with lefty Jordan Montgomery taking the hill for the opposing Yankees, he'll take a seat in favor of Joey Rickard. Though Smith won't be starting, manager Buck Showalter could elect to use him later in the game as a defensive replacement, especially if Rickard isn't hitting.
News: Jones (ankle/hip) is back in the lineup Monday against the Yankees.
Impact: Jones was held out Saturday and Sunday due to soreness in both his ankles and hips, but he'll return to man center field and bat second in the order for the Memorial Day showdown against New York. With his return, Joey Rickard will move over to left field, while Hyun Soo Kim heads back to the bench.
News: Ashler (1-3) allowed six runs on six hits (one home run) while walking one and striking out one over just two innings in Sunday's 8-4 loss to the Astros.
Impact: It wasn't a good first start as he takes Ubaldo Jimenez's rotation spot. Asher had allowed four runs combined in his previous two starts this year, and his ERA rose to 3.77 in the 54-pitch effort. The right-hander may not be long for the rotation himself with just 23 strikeouts in 31 innings so far this season. Because he's been pitching in relief, Asher provides little upside with his inability to go deep into games, too.
News: Davis went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in Sunday's 8-4 loss to Houston.
Impact: His owners must take the good with the bad when it comes to the all-or-nothing power bat of Davis. The hitless night drops the slugger's average to .228 on the season, but he does have 10 homers in 196 plate appearances. His career-high 37.8 strikeout percentage isn't doing his owners any favors besides his homer output, and he also has a disappointing 18 RBI. Davis' power is a constant, but nothing else is a guarantee with him.
News: Schoop went 2-for-4 with his seventh home run of the year, a run scored and three RBI in Sunday's 8-4 loss to the Astros.
Impact: Schoop has been on a bit of a tear of late and has homered in two of his last four games to raise his triple-slash line to a respectable .275/.326/.479 with 22 RBI and 23 runs scored in 184 plate appearances. The 25-year-old should continue to be a solid source of power from the second base position in a potent Baltimore lineup.
News: Reimold has decided to retire from professional baseball.
Impact: After failing to gin up much interest from MLB teams this offseason, Reimold latched on with the Long Island Ducks of the Atlantic League in April to keep his career going. The 33-year-old only batted .238 in 63 at-bats with the Ducks, and with MLB offers still not imminent, Reimold will walk away from the game. Across parts of eight seasons with the Orioles, Blue Jays and Diamondbacks, Reimold turned in a .246 lifetime average and hit 56 home runs.
News: Wilson was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk on Sunday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
Impact: Wilson likely wouldn't have been available out of the bullpen Sunday after needing 22 pitches to get through an inning in Saturday's game, so he was dispatched back to the minors in exchange for a fresher arm in Logan Verrett. The Orioles could bring Wilson back the next time the big club has a need for an extra reliever.
News: The Orioles recalled Verrett from Triple-A Norfolk prior to Sunday's game against the Astros, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
Impact: Verrett will provide the Orioles with a fresh arm out of the bullpen after Tyler Wilson tossed an inning in Saturday's game and was subsequently optioned back to Norfolk. Verrett and Ubaldo Jimenez are candidates to piggyback Alec Asher, who replaces Jimenez in the rotation Sunday after having worked out of the bullpen in recent weeks.
News: Hardy is out of the lineup Sunday against the Astros, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
Impact: With a .579 OPS on the season, Hardy has been one of the worst-performing regulars in baseball, but he's at least turned the corner recently with three two-hit performances in his last five starts. While he'll give way at shortstop to Paul Janish on Sunday, Hardy still seems fairly secure in an everyday role at the position.
News: Mancini is out of the lineup Sunday against the Astros, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
Impact: Mancini has been able to hold his own for the most part since settling into more of a full-time role in left field, but he'll still cede a couple starts per week to Hyun Soo Kim against right-handed pitching. Though he'll man left field Sunday, Kim is slashing an unremarkable .241/.323/.328 for the season and isn't an immediate threat to turn the position into a timeshare.
News: Jones (ankle, hip) remains out of the lineup Sunday against the Astros, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
Impact: Jones is on the bench for a second straight game with the sore ankle and hip, but neither issue is viewed as a major concern for the veteran center fielder. According to Kubatko, manager Buck Showalter said he expects Jones to return to action Monday against the Yankees. Fantasy owners will want to verify as much before locking Jones into their lineups in weekly leagues, but he's looking like a safe option.
News: Miley (1-3) allowed four runs on eight hits and three walks while striking out just two batters through five innings during Saturday's loss to Houston.
Impact: With Houston sporting the best record in the majors, this was a daunting start for Miley, and it was also just the third time all season that he's allowed more than two runs in an outing. He sports an impressive 3.02 ERA and 8.6 K/9, but his 1.51 WHIP and 4.78 FIP suggest there are likely rougher times ahead. Miley lines up for another tall task against Boston in his next start.
News: Trey Mancini went 0 for 1 Sunday as the Baltimore Orioles fell to the Houston Astros 8-4. He ended the game with a .283 batting average.
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News: Seth Smith went 1 for 4 Sunday as the Baltimore Orioles lost to the Houston Astros 8-4. Smith scored once. He ended the game with a .266 batting average.
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News: J.J. Hardy went 0 for 1 Sunday as the Baltimore Orioles lost to the Houston Astros 8-4. He ended the game with a .217 batting average.
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News: Mark Trumbo went 1 for 3 with a home run and an RBI Sunday as the Baltimore Orioles fell to the Houston Astros 8-4. The homer was his seventh of the season. He ended the game with a .262 batting average.
Impact: Five of Trumbo's seven homers have come in his last 18 games, a stretch during which he's batting .311 with 10 RBIs and 13 runs scored.
News: Paul Janish went 0 for 3 Sunday as the Baltimore Orioles fell to the Houston Astros 8-4. He ended the game with a .000 batting average.
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News: Hyun Soo Kim went 1 for 3 Sunday as the Baltimore Orioles fell to the Houston Astros 8-4. He ended the game with a .246 batting average.
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News: Manny Machado went 0 for 4 Sunday as the Baltimore Orioles fell to the Houston Astros 8-4. He ended the game with a .220 batting average.
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News: Welington Castillo went 1 for 4 Sunday as the Baltimore Orioles lost to the Houston Astros 8-4. Castillo scored once. He ended the game with a .313 batting average.
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News: Chris Davis went 0 for 4 Sunday as the Baltimore Orioles lost to the Houston Astros 8-4. He ended the game with a .228 batting average.
Impact: Davis struck out three more times, giving him 74 in 167 at-bats this season. He's whiffed 24 times in 43 at-bats over his last 11 games.
News: Alec Asher fell to 1-3, allowing six runs on six hits and one walk in 2.0 innings, as the Baltimore Orioles lost to the Houston Astros 8-4 on Sunday. Asher struck out one, ending the game with a 3.77 ERA and 1.23 WHIP on the season.
Impact: Asher made first start since replacing struggling right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez in the rotation.
News: Ubaldo Jimenez allowed two runs on five hits in 6.0 innings as the Baltimore Orioles lost to the Houston Astros 8-4 on Sunday. Jimenez struck out five, ending the game with a 6.66 ERA and 1.60 WHIP on the season.
Impact: Alec Asher gave up six runs in two innings in his first start since replacing Jimenez in the rotation. Jimenez, who had a 7.17 ERA in nine games entering Sunday, came in after Asher's early exit.
News: Joey Rickard went 1 for 4 Sunday as the Baltimore Orioles lost to the Houston Astros 8-4. He ended the game with a .246 batting average.
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News: Jonathan Schoop went 2 for 4 with a home run and three RBIs Sunday as the Baltimore Orioles lost to the Houston Astros 8-4. The homer was his seventh of the season. He ended the game with a .275 batting average.
Impact: Schoop is 6 for 17 with two homers, a double and four RBIs over his last five games.