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Tue. Sep 2, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hardy (back) remains out of the lineup Tuesday against the Twins, Roch Kubatko of MASN reports.
Impact: However, Hardy stated that his back is "normal," and he could play Tuesday, but he'll instead aim to return Wednesday. He expects to start, but whether he takes on shortstop or designated hitter remains to be seen.
Mon. Sep 1, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hardy was removed from Monday's game against the Twins in the eighth inning due to a lower back spasm.
Impact: Hardy finished the day 0-for-3 with two strikeouts and one run scored, and as an exchange, Ryan Flaherty entered to cover shortstop. Because the extent of the injury is unclear, consider Hardy day-to-day for the time being.
Mon. Sep 1, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Berry will be added to the Orioles' roster Tuesday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
Impact: Berry will provide the Orioles with another body in the outfield, but the likelihood of playing time is low given the loaded nature of the outfield. The 29-year-old hit .285/.382/.367 with 25 steals at Triple-A Norfolk this season and should give the Orioles a serviceable pinch-running option off the bench. The team will need to make a corresponding move to put Berry on the 40-man roster.
Mon. Sep 1, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Miller limped off the mound after his appearance in Monday's loss to the Twins and was examined by a trainer after the game, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
Impact: Miller was charged with one run on two hits and also allowed an inherited runner to score, the second consecutive appearance he's done that. The lefty still owns a fabulous 2.13 ERA on the season and will continue to work in a high-leverage capacity, assuming the ailment he sustained Monday is minor.
Mon. Sep 1, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Clevenger will be recalled from short-season Aberdeen on Tuesday, MLB.com's Brittany Ghiroli reports.
Impact: Barring an early clinching of the AL East title, Clevenger doesn't figure to see much playing time in September for the Orioles. He ranks third on the catching depth chart behind Caleb Joseph and Nick Hundley, making him little more than an insurance option at the position.
Mon. Sep 1, 2014 | RotoWire
News: McFarland was recalled from short-season Aberdeen after Monday's loss to the Twins, MLB.com's Brittany Ghiroli reports.
Impact: McFarland was optioned to Aberdeen on Sunday strictly as a procedural move to free up a spot on the active roster. He'll rejoin the bullpen in September and will work in long relief, with his sights set on clinching a spot on the Orioles' postseason roster.
Mon. Sep 1, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Machado (knee) will be transferred to the 60-day disabled list Tuesday, Rich Dubroff of CSN Philadelphia reports.
Impact: After undergoing knee surgery last Wednesday, Machado's season was officially over, but the move opens up a roster spot for the addition of outfielder Quintin Barry to the Orioles' corps of reserves. Machado's timetable for a complete recovery remains four-to-six months.
Mon. Sep 1, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Cruz made his one hit count Monday, cracking a home run off of Glen Perkins in the Orioles' loss to the Twins.
Impact: Cruz's home run was his 36th of the year -- three more than Chris Carter and Jose Abreu in the AL and two better than Giancarlo Stanton in the NL. The veteran's batting average has been slipping for the past few months, but the power and RBI numbers should remain strong through the end of the season.
Mon. Sep 1, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hundley had the biggest hit of the afternoon for the Orioles on Monday, launching a three-run home run off of Phil Hughes.
Impact: The backstop doesn't play all that often for the Orioles, but he does have hits in each of his last six games in the lineup, including two home runs. Since being acquired by Baltimore early in the season, Hundley has hit .238 with four home runs and 15 RBI.
Mon. Sep 1, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Gausman (7-7) suffered a loss Monday versus the Twins, going 7.1 innings while allowing five runs (four earned) and striking out seven batters.
Impact: The young righty has been a little rocky for the Orioles of late, failing to register a quality start in each of his last three outings. On the whole, Gausman has been productive for Baltimore this season, and will carry a 3.93 ERA into his next start against Tampa Bay.
Mon. Sep 1, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hardy (back) hopes to return to action Tuesday versus the Twins, Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports.
Impact: After Tuesday's early departure, Hardy relayed that his back was tight, but didn't that it didn't lock up. Though that would seem to be a good sign, a similar ailment forced six absences in a seven-game span in early April of this season, so the Orioles may be inclined to tread carefully. He should be considered day-to-day, but even if he isn't in the lineup Tuesday, he should be back in short order.
Mon. Sep 1, 2014 | STATS
News: Saunders is back in the major leagues, returning to the Baltimore Orioles after pitching with Triple-A Norfolk.
Impact: Saunders had a 1.50 ERA in 10 appearances with the Tides. He was signed after going 0-5 with Texas in a stint that ended with a poor showing against the Orioles at Camden Yards.
Mon. Sep 1, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Manager Buck Showalter said Pearce is doing better and could do a "test run" during the series with the Reds, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
Impact: With that news, it appears Pearce will likely make an appearance sometime in the next few days assuming everything goes well. When he returns, it will likely push Chris Davis back to third base despite the addition of Kelly Johnson to the roster.
Mon. Sep 1, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Gausman was recalled from the Gulf Coast League Orioles on Monday, Rich Dubroff of CSN Baltimore reports.
Impact: Gausman was optioned Wednesday to allow the Orioles the option to add an extra player to the roster while Gausman awaited his next turn in the rotation. His turn was due up Monday, and he was recalled, as expected, to make the start.
Mon. Sep 1, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Webb will be recalled from Triple-A Norfolk on Tuesday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
Impact: Webb is dealing with a bit of a sore shoulder, so the Orioles elected to wait an extra day to recall him. He will serve out of the bullpen for the Orioles as they race for the playoffs in September.
Mon. Sep 1, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Meek was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk on Monday, Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports.
Impact: Meek was called up along with Joe Saunders on Monday to bolster the Orioles bullpen in September. He struggled with the club earlier this season, posting a 7.47 ERA and 1.66 WHIP, but was much better in Triple-A (1.94 ERA and 0.98 WHIP).
Mon. Sep 1, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Saunders' contract was selected from Triple-A Norfolk on Monday, Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports.
Impact: Saunders was one of the September call-ups by the Orioles on Monday. He will serve out of the bullpen for the Orioles for the remainder of the season, and will get a chance to prove he's worth keeping on the postseason roster.
Mon. Sep 1, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hardy hit a grand slam in Baltimore's 12-8 win over Minnesota on Sunday.
Impact: Hardy took Anthony Swarzak deep with the bases full in the bottom of the sixth inning. Following Sunday's performance, the shortstop is now slashing .282/.319/.395 with nine home runs and 50 RBI on the year.
Mon. Sep 1, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Chen allowed eight hits and four earned runs while striking out seven in 6.2 innings against Minnesota on Sunday.
Impact: Chen showed good control throughout, tossing 78 of his 104 pitches for strikes while not allowing a walk in the winning decision. The left-hander, who owns a 3.83 ERA and 1.25 WHIP this season, will next be in action Friday in Tampa Bay.
Mon. Sep 1, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Pearce (abdomen) remains out of the lineup Monday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
Impact: Pearce left Friday's game with an abdominal strain, but the MRI results came back negative. He is still considered day-to-day, but is out of the lineup again Monday. Chris Davis is again in at first while Jimmy Paredes will man third.
Aug 31, 2014 | RotoWire
News: McFarland was optioned to short-season Aberdeen on Sunday, MLB.com reports.
Impact: The procedural move allows the Orioles to activate the newly-acquired Alejandro De Aza, who will be available off the bench Sunday. McFarland will return to the Orioles on Tuesday, when Aberdeen's season will have been completed.
Aug 31, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Clevenger was optioned to short-season Aberdeen on Sunday, Rich Dubroff of CSNBaltimore.com reports.
Impact: The move is strictly procedural, as it allows the Orioles to call up Wei-Yin Chen from their Gulf Coast League affiliate to make the start Sunday against the Twins. Clevenger will be eligible to return to the Orioles on Tuesday and is expected to provide the squad with depth at catcher and the corner infield during the season's final month.
Aug 31, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Chen was recalled from the rookie-level GCL Orioles to make the start Sunday against the Twins, Rich Dubroff of CSNBaltimore.com reports.
Impact: Chen's deployment to the GCL was just a paper move to give the team an extra player for depth purposes in between the lefty's starts. The Orioles' rotation remains somewhat in flux heading into a probable postseason berth, but Chen looks like he's locked into a starting spot given his respectable 3.76 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 109:28 K:BB ratio over 148.1 innings.
Aug 31, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Young is out of the lineup Sunday against the Orioles, Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports.
Impact: Young's path to regular playing time at DH and in the corner outfield became a little murkier Saturday with the acquisitions of Alejandro De Aza and Kelly Johnson, but neither player will take Young's spot in the lineup Sunday. Instead, Young will receive a routine day off, with David Lough joining the starting lineup in his stead. Because of Young's excellent offensive production this season, he still likely represents a better alternative than any of those other players, but if he were to start slumping, his at-bats could dry up quickly.
Aug 31, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Schoop is out of the lineup Sunday against the Twins, Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports.
Impact: Schoop will get a breather Sunday after starting each of the past 16 games for the Orioles. Ryan Flaherty will spell him at second base.
Aug 31, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Pearce (abdomen) remains out of the lineup Sunday against the Twins, Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports.
Impact: A strained abdomen will keep Pearce on the bench for the second straight game, forcing Chris Davis to move over from third base to cover for him at first base. The Orioles bolstered their depth in the corner infield by acquiring Kelly Johnson from the Red Sox on Saturday, but Pearce's strong production this season should give him the edge in holding onto his job once he returns to full health.
Aug 31, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Lough is in Sunday's lineup against the Twins, but his playing time may become even more limited down the stretch, MASN Sports reports.
Impact: Lough's starts are already rare this season and Baltimore acquired Alejandro De Aza from the White Sox on Saturday. De Aza may surpass Lough on the depth chart given Lough has hit an unimpressive .213/.284/.319 in his limited time this season.
Aug 31, 2014 | RotoWire
News: De Aza is not in Sunday's lineup against the Twins, MASN Sports reports.
Impact: De Aza will be unavailable Sunday after his flight to Baltimore was delayed. He'll likely fill in as a backup in Baltimore's scheme right now, with occasional starts to follow. When Nelson Cruz or Delmon Young starts in left field, the Orioles frequently go with a late-inning defensive replacement.
Aug 31, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Paredes is in the lineup for Sunday's game at third base, MASN Sports reports.
Impact: Paredes started Saturday and went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in a win over the Twins. He saw action in a few games with the Royals earlier this season, but he may have walked into an opportunity for playing time following a trade to the Orioles. After entering Friday's game to play third base for the injured Steve Pearce, Paredes started at the hot corner Saturday with Chris Davis moving to first base in both instances. Pearce remains day-to-day, but Paredes appears to have moved ahead of Ryan Flaherty on the depth chart.
Aug 31, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Tillman held the Twins to one run on six hits with three walks and six strikeouts, but did not figure in the decision Saturday.
Impact: Tillman needed 100 pitches to make it through five innings and was pulled after reaching that plateau. The Orioles have won his last seven starts and Tillman has allowed two runs or fewer in each of those starts.
Sat. Aug 30, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Phelps was outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk on Saturday, Roch Kubatko of MASN reports.
Impact: After he was designated for assignment last Sunday, Phelps went unclaimed and will head to Norfolk, where he's spent the majority of the season. In three games with the Orioles, he failed to tally a hit in three at-bats.
Sat. Aug 30, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Pearce (abdomen) is out of the lineup Saturday against the Twins, Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Chris Davis will return to first base with Pearce ailing, as Jimmy Paredes steps in at the hot corner. An MRI cleared Pearce of any abdominal tears, and his injury isn't related to his oblique or intercostal muscles, but the team could opt to give him several more days to recover. A DL stint is likely not in the cards with rosters set to expand Monday.
Sat. Aug 30, 2014 | STATS
News: The Baltimore Orioles have acquired Johnson in a trade with the Boston Red Sox. The AL East-leading Orioles also received minor league infielder Michael Almanzar from Boston in exchange for minor league infielders Jemile Weeks and Ivan De Jesus.
Impact: The addition of Johnson provides some infield depth for Baltimore in the wake of Manny Machado's season-ending knee injury and Steve Pearce's abdominal strain. The 32-year-old Johnson hit .212 with six homers and 23 RBIs in 87 games combined for the Yankees and Red Sox. He has played first, second and third base, along with left and right field, this season.
Sat. Aug 30, 2014 | STATS
News: The AL East-leading Orioles have acquired De Aza in a trade with the Chicago White Sox. Baltimore sent minor league right-handers Mark Blackmar and Miguel Chalas to Chicago to complete Saturday's trade.
Impact: De Aza, 30, hit .243 with five homers, 31 RBIs and 15 steals in 122 games with the White Sox this year. He made his major league debut with the Marlins in 2007 and is a .268 career hitter with 35 homers and 179 RBIs in seven seasons.
Sat. Aug 30, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Almanzar was traded to the Orioles on Saturday along with Kelly Johnson in exchange for infielders Jemile Weeks and Ivan DeJesus Jr.
Impact: Almanzar was originally a Rule 5 pick for the Orioles this season but was eventually sent to the Red Sox when the Orioles couldn't keep him on their roster. He mainly played in Double-A Portland this season for the Red Sox, with a slash line of .277/.356/.422 in 49 games.
Sat. Aug 30, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Johnson was traded to the Orioles on Saturday, The Baltimore Sun reports.
Impact: Johnson was part of a trade that also sent minor league infielder Michael Almanzar to the Orioles in exchange for Jemile Weeks and Ivan DeJesus Jr. Johnson will presumably split duty at second and third base for the Orioles, who recently lost Manny Machado (knee) for the season, while allowing Chris Davis to move back to first base or DH. Johnson was batting .160 with just one RBI in 25 at-bats in August for the Red Sox.
Sat. Aug 30, 2014 | STATS
News: Davis continues to show glimpses of his 2013 form, hitting his 24th home run in a 9-1 win over Minnesota on Friday.
Impact: Davis, who hit 53 homers last season, has three long balls with seven RBIs in his last five games.
Sat. Aug 30, 2014 | RotoWire
News: De Aza was acquired by the Orioles on Saturday via trade from the White Sox, The Baltimore Sun reports.
Impact: De Aza was exchanged for Miguel Chalas and Mark Blackmar, who are both minor league right-handed pitchers. The new Oriole will try to wedge his way into the lineup that already features outfielders Nelson Cruz, Adam Jones, and Nick Markakis.
Sat. Aug 30, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Gausman will start Monday against the Twins, CSNBaltimore.com reports.
Impact: It was widely assumed that Gausman would return from the Gulf Coast League to make his next scheduled start Monday, but manager Buck Showalter confirmed as much prior to Saturday's game. Gausman has posted a 3.84 ERA and 1.38 WHIP in 15 starts for the big club this season, and it sounds like his spot is relatively safe, with Ubaldo Jimenez sticking in the bullpen for the time being.
Sat. Aug 30, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Chen has rejoined the Orioles and will start Sunday against the Twins, CSNBaltimore.com reports.
Impact: The Orioles have yet to actually make a roster move to activate Chen, but manager Buck Showalter confirmed that the lefty will return to oppose Ricky Nolaso on Sunday. Chen was optioned to the Gulf Coast League after his last start, with the team needing to add a hitter to the active roster.
Sat. Aug 30, 2014 | RotoWire
News: De Aza is out of the lineup for Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Tigers, Doug Padilla of ESPNChicago.com reports.
Impact: Dayan Viciedo will man left field and bat fifth against lefty Kyle Ryan, following a 0-for-4, two-strikeout showing from De Aza in Game 1.
Sat. Aug 30, 2014 | RotoWire
News: An MRI on Pearce's strained abdomen showed no tears, Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports.
Impact: The news is generally positive for Pearce, who was forced from Friday's game after three innings as a result of the abdominal injury. He does not have any tears nor is his issue related to his oblique or intercostal muscles, so he's merely day-to-day. That said, it would not be a surprise if Pearce remained limited at least through the weekend.
Fri. Aug 29, 2014 | STATS
News: Pearce has left Baltimore's game against Minnesota with a right abdominal strain Friday.
Impact: The injury appeared to occur in the third inning when Pearce went to his right to snare a grounder before throwing to pitcher Miguel Gonzalez. Pearce came into the season as a utility player but eventually earned a starting role with the AL East leaders. He came into the game with a .290 batting average, 16 homers and 37 RBIs.
Fri. Aug 29, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Davis was 1-for-3 with a walk, two runs scored, a home run, and four RBI in the Orioles' pummeling of Minnesota on Friday night.
Impact: Davis has endured a trying season and is hitting a miserable .189 but he can still hit the ball a long way when he connects. Now with 24 home runs and 67 RBI, the Orioles will hope he can get into a groove down the stretch and into the playoffs.
Fri. Aug 29, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Gonzalez was on his game Friday night, allowing just one run on four hits, walking one and striking out six over seven innings of a 9-1 win against Minnesota.
Impact: Gonzalez (7-7, 3.61 ERA) was put back in the rotation when the Orioles decided to move Ubaldo Jimenez to the bullpen and he continues to justify that decision. He's not flashy, but he keeps the O's in games and they have the offense to turn that into wins. He'll take on the Reds in Camden Yards next time out.
Fri. Aug 29, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Pearce will have an MRI on Saturday after leaving Friday's game in the fourth inning with an abdominal strain, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
Impact: It would hardly be surprising to see the Orioles hold Pearce out of the lineup Saturday, even if the results of his MRI are favorable. For now, he's simply considered day-to-day, as there's no clear timetable for his return.
Fri. Aug 29, 2014 | STATS
News: Pearce scored twice and hit his 16th home run in Thursday's 5-4 win over Tampa Bay.
Impact: Pearce is batting .333 with five home runs and six RBIs during an 11-game hitting streak.
Fri. Aug 29, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Pearce left Friday's game in the fourth inning with a right abdominal strain, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
Impact: Pearce was set to be pinch hit for in the bottom of the third inning, but his replacement was left in the on-deck circle. Jimmy Paredes then replaced him in the lineup, taking over at third base while Chris Davis moved back to first. He is currently listed as day-to-day until the team releases the extent of his injury.
Fri. Aug 29, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Miller retired five straight batters with two strikeouts Thursday to earn his fourth win of the season.
Impact: The Orioles have leaned heavily on Miller since acquiring him at the July deadline and he has not disappointed. Miller has six holds and one win in 11 appearances while allowing one run on three hits with three walks and 14 strikeouts in 11 innings.
Thu. Aug 28, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Young is out of the lineup Thursday against the Rays, Roch Kubatko of MASN reports.
Impact: Steve Clevenger will serve as the designated hitter in the series finale against Tampa Bay as Young sits after three straight starts. It makes sense, given Young's 2-for-10 career mark against Thursday's starter, Jeremy Hellickson, but Young figures to continue seeing at least semi-regular playing time.
Thu. Aug 28, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Paredes was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk on Thursday.
Impact: Paredes didn't exactly swing his way to a promotion, as he hit just .258/.286/.394 in 32 games after joining Norfolk, but he provides the team with some added depth and versatility. Paredes played five different positions in the minors this season -- second, third, short, left and right -- and will likely remain in a utility role over the remainder of the regular season.
Thu. Aug 28, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Pearce hit a solo home run in Thursday's 5-4 win over Tampa Bay. It was his 16th homer of the season.
Impact: Pearce is in the midst of a nice 11-game hitting streak, with five home runs during that stretch. His production had tailed off in the early part of August, so he wasn't playing much. That's changed now, as he's started every game during the aforementioned hitting streak.
Thu. Aug 28, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Britton pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning against Tampa Bay on Thursday to post his 29th save of the season.
Impact: Britton has been incredibly solid as Baltimore's closer, and should continue to see plenty of save opportunities.
Thu. Aug 28, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Norris allowed four runs and six hits in six innings against Tampa Bay on Thursday. He struck out five batters.
Impact: After making an abbreviated start in his last turn due to weather, while also pitching poorly (2 IP, 4 ER), Norris didn't really rebound Thursday. He's done a good job of limiting walks lately, though, allowing just six free passes in his last 32.1 innings while striking out 24 batters. His overall numbers are nothing special, but he's playing for a contending team, so expect a decent amount of wins down the stretch. He'll take on Cincinnati at home in his next start.
Wed. Aug 27, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Chen was optioned to the Gulf Coast Orioles on Wednesday.
Impact: The move is procedural in order to ensure an additional hitter to the 25-man roster. Expect Chen to make his next scheduled start Sunday against the Twins.
Wed. Aug 27, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Clevenger was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk on Wednesday.
Impact: Clevenger has logged time with the Orioles in 26 games this season, batting a modest .240/.296/.373 with eight RBI and seven runs in 75 at-bats. He'll likely find it difficult to scrounge up plate appearances behind Caleb Joseph and Nick Hundley.
Wed. Aug 27, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Gausman was optioned to the GCL Orioles following Wednesday's game, Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports.
Impact: Gausman is not expected to miss his next turn in the Orioles' rotation, but with him not scheduled to make his next start until Monday, the Orioles sent him down to open up a roster spot until rosters expand Sept. 1. Expect Gausman to be called up again that day.
Wed. Aug 27, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Machado underwent successful knee surgery Wednesday, Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports.
Impact: Doctors found nothing unusual during the operation, according to manager Buck Showalter, and thus the 22-year-old's 4-to-6 month estimated recovery timetable remains intact. Machado has now had back-to-back seasons end with knee surgery, but he once again showed his outstanding promise this year, batting .278/.324/.431 and falling just two homers shy of his 2013 output despite playing in 74 fewer games.
Tue. Aug 26, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Chen ended with no decision Tuesday, surrendering two earned runs on seven hits in 4.2 innings against the Rays. He also walked three with no strikeouts.
Impact: The Orioles eventually came away with the win, despite the fact that this was Chen's shortest outings since June 28 when he was bounced in the fourth inning by the same Rays squad. He'll look to further improve upon his impressive 13-4 record, as well as his 1.25 WHIP and 3.76 ERA when the O's host the Twins on Sunday.
Tue. Aug 26, 2014 | STATS
News: Tillman pitched well again for the Orioles on Monday, allowing an unearned run and three hits over seven innings in a 9-1 win.
Impact: Tillman is 4-0 with a 1.26 ERA in five August starts - all Baltimore victories.
Tue. Aug 26, 2014 | STATS
News: Pearce continues to be a nice surprise for the Orioles, going 2 for 5 with his 15th home run in Monday's 9-1 win over Tampa Bay.
Impact: Pearce is batting .343 with four home runs and five RBIs over an eight-game hitting streak.
Tue. Aug 26, 2014 | STATS
News: Young went 3 for 3 with a three-run home run in Monday's 9-1 win over Tampa Bay.
Impact: Young had been just 6 for 30 (.200) with one RBI over his previous eight games.
Mon. Aug 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Pearce went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs scored Monday against the Rays.
Impact: Pearce is currently on an eight-game hitting streak where he has four home runs, five RBI and eight runs scored. He is having by far the best season of his career and is heating up again.
Mon. Aug 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Young went 3-for-3 with a homer and three RBI on Monday against the Rays.
Impact: Young has seen more playing time in August, but it hasn't resulted in increased production as he has seen his batting average decrease from .328 to .311. He has not hit over .300 since 2006 as a member of the Rays, so he may be starting to come back down to earth.
Mon. Aug 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Tillman won Monday against the Rays as he pitched seven innings and allowed one unearned run, three hits and two walks to go along with two strikeouts.
Impact: Tillman has been excellent of late as he has allowed two runs or less in each of his last five games, lowering his ERA from 3.97 to 3.41. He is now 11-5 this season and continues to be a key member of the Orioles' rotation.
Mon. Aug 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Pearce will be in the lineup for the eighth consecutive game Monday against the Rays, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. He'll play first base and bat second in the order.
Impact: Pearce's offensive surge earlier this summer put him on the fantasy radar in just about all fantasy formats, but once his production tapered off, he began to settle into more of a part-time role. However, the season-ending injury to Manny Machado appears to have created a renewed opportunity for Pearce, who has reemerged as a regular at first base while Chris Davis moves over to third. He's collected hits in each of his last seven starts, producing five doubles, three homers and four RBI. His hot bat and favorable placement in the lineup probably makes Pearce worthy of another look if he's available on the waiver wire.
Mon. Aug 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Davis was dropped to the seventh spot in the order Monday against the Rays, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
Impact: After delivering a 1-for-11, five-strikeout performance during the Orioles' weekend series with the Cubs, Davis' season batting average has dropped all the way to .189. Some regression was certainly expected after Davis swatted 53 homers and batted .286 in 2013, but a decline to this extent wasn't foreseen by even the most pessimistic of projections. If there's anything positive to be gleaned from his season, it might be that he's at least closing in on gaining eligibility at third base. With Manny Machado on the DL, Davis will make his 13th start of the season at the position, where he'll likely be a fixture the rest of the way.
Aug 24, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Gonzalez surrendered six hits and two earned runs in 6.1 innings, but ultimately picked up the loss against the Cubs on Sunday.
Impact: Gonzalez was recalled from Double-A Bowie Sunday after the Orioles decided to bump Ubaldo Jimenez from the rotation. Gonzalez was efficient in his return, needing 85 pitches to get through the start, and he struck out three batters without allowing a walk. His next start will be Friday at home against Minnesota.
Aug 24, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Pearce went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the Cubs.
Impact: Pearce provided Baltimore's only offense in the 2-1 defeat. After struggling earlier this month, Pearce has started to heat up again, putting together a seven-game hitting streak. In that span, he's gone 10-for-30 with three homers, five doubles, and four RBI.
Sun. Aug 24, 2014 | STATS
News: The Baltimore Orioles recalled Gonzalez from Triple-A Norfolk to start Sunday's game against the Cubs.
Impact: Gonzalez replaces struggling right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez (4-9, 4.74 ERA) in the Orioles rotation. Gonzalez allowed one run in six innings against the Toronto Blue Jays in his last major league start on Aug. 7.
Aug 24, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Machado (knee) will undergo season-ending surgery Wednesday in Los Angeles, Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports.
Impact: Confirming what was reported days earlier, Machado will have his second consecutive season end prematurely as the result of surgery. After undergoing the procedure Wednesday, Machado will remain in Los Angeles to rehab for a few weeks before heading to the Orioles' spring training complex in Florida for further recovery exercises. The Orioles are hopeful that he'll be back at close to full health by the start of spring training.
Aug 24, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Phelps was designated for assignment Sunday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
Impact: Phelps' removal from the 25-man roster clears the way for starting pitcher Miguel Gonzalez to rejoin the Orioles for Sunday's turn. The infielder received just three at-bats during his time with the big club.
Aug 24, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Gonzalez was recalled from Double-A Bowie on Sunday, MLB.com reports.
Impact: The Orioles made the tough decision to drop Ubaldo Jimenez and his massive contract from the rotation a few days ago, paving the way for Gonzalez to rejoin the big club. On merit alone, Gonzalez certainly deserves the appointment over Jimenez. He's gone 6-6 with a 3.80 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 80 strikeouts over 113.2 innings with the Orioles, numbers that aren't eye-popping, but are perfectly acceptable for a No. 5 starter. He'll take the ball Sunday against the Cubs in his return to the Orioles.
Aug 24, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Young is not in the lineup Sunday against the Cubs, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
Impact: The lack of an available DH spot for the Orioles' three-game series at Wrigley Field will keep Young out of the lineup yet again. Look for him to see more regular at-bats when the Orioles resume American League play Monday against the Rays.
Aug 24, 2014 | RotoWire
News: De Aza is out of the lineup Sunday against the Yankees, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Impact: De Aza's well-documented struggles against left-handed pitching will keep him out of the lineup once again Sunday, while southpaw Chris Capuano twirls for the Yankees. Jordan Danks will cover center field in De Aza's place.
Sat. Aug 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Jimenez made his first bullpen appearance for the Orioles on Saturday, allowing one run with five strikeouts in four innings.
Impact: Having Jimenez available in the bullpen turned out to be handy for the Orioles, as he pitched following a three-hour rain delay after the second inning. He would need to string together several good bullpen outings to have another shot at the rotation. "He had the 75 pitches in four innings," Showalter told MASN Sports. "That's still a lot of pitches, but he was pretty effective and I was glad to see that."
Sat. Aug 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Norris allowed four runs on four hits with a walk and four strikeouts before his start was cut short with a three-hour rain delay against the Cubs Saturday.
Impact: Norris wasn't particularly good before exiting, needing 58 pitches to get through two innings. He had wins in his prior three starts but has an ERA of 5.12 in four August starts.
Sat. Aug 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Young is out of the lineup again Saturday, Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Young will sit again for the second game of the series at Wrigley Field, but manager Buck Showalter figures to find a way to work him in Sunday against lefty Tsuyoshi Wada. While Young has posted just a .682 OPS against southpaws this season, he's a .301/.338/.467 career hitter against lefties.
Fri. Aug 22, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Machado is expected to have surgery on his injured knee within a week and is likely done for the season, Yahoo! Sports' Tim Brown reports.
Impact: This is a devastating blow for the Orioles and for Machado's owners, but it is not unexpected, given how catastrophic the injury appeared to be in real time. This is the second season in a row that the third base phenom will have his season cut short by a knee injury, although this year it is the right knee and last season it was his left knee. He still has significant value in dynasty and keeper leagues, but in single-season formats, it's safe to cut bait. Ryan Flaherty and Chris Davis will continue to share time at the hot corner.
Fri. Aug 22, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Machado (knee) will not be ready to return from the disabled list when first eligible August 27, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
Impact: The Orioles are expected to provide more information regarding Machado's status Saturday, but at the moment, he remains without a timetable to resume baseball activities. The Orioles are hoping to have their third baseman ready for a prospective playoff run, but whether or not he'll return during the regular season is uncertain at this time. Earlier this week, it was reported that Machado hadn't made much progress since landing on the DL, and nothing major has changed since then.
Fri. Aug 22, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Young is out of the lineup Friday against the Cubs, MLB.com's Brittany Ghiroli reports.
Impact: The Orioles are playing in a National League park, so Young -- who typically serves as the DH -- is in line to receive at least Friday off. He could return to the lineup in left field at some point, but Nelson Cruz will occupy that position for the afternoon tilt. The Orioles are scheduled to face lefty Tsuyoshi Wada on Sunday, so look for Young to be back in the lineup then.
Thu. Aug 21, 2014 | STATS
News: Jones went 3 for 4 with his 24th home run in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Chicago White Sox.
Impact: Jones has gone 8 for 17 over his last four games - all Baltimore victories.
Thu. Aug 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Jones went 3-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored against the White Sox on Wednesday.
Impact: Jones has multi-hit games in three of his last four. The veteran is right in line with his career averages, slashing .288/.317/.483 with 24 home runs.
Thu. Aug 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Cruz blasted his league-leading 33rd home runs of the season Wednesday in a 1-for-5 night against the White Sox.
Impact: The slugger also collected his 85th and 86th RBI of the season, good for sixth in the majors. Cruz is hitting only .219 in August, but overall he owns a .258/.326/.516 line.
Thu. Aug 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Chen (13-4) gave up three runs on six hits with a walk and seven strikeouts Wednesday in a 4-3 victory over the White Sox.
Impact: Chen was powered by a Baltimore offense that hit three home runs Wednesday. The left-hander is now 6-1 dating back to July 3 and has allowed more than three runs only once over that span of eight starts. Chen will toe the rubber Tuesday versus the Rays.
Wed. Aug 20, 2014 | STATS
News: Tillman earned the decision after allowing a run and three hits in eight innings of Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Chicago White Sox.
Impact: The right-hander is 3-0 with a 2.14 ERA in his last seven starts.
Wed. Aug 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Chen will start on normal rest Wednesday despite Baltimore's preference to give him extra rest, MASN Sports reports.
Impact: The Orioles just moved Ubaldo Jimenez out of the rotation and the extra rest thing is out the door unless Baltimore gets an off day. Extra rest appears to have been good for Chen as he has allowed one run or less in three of his last four starts.
Tue. Aug 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hundley went 2-for-4 with a home run and a stolen base in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the White Sox.
Impact: It was a rare all-around performance for Hundley, who had no stolen bases and just two homers over his previous 32 games with the Orioles. Although Hundley came through with one of his better showings of the season, the Orioles are satisfied with the work Caleb Joseph has done since taking over as the primary catcher for Matt Wieters, leaving spotty playing time available for Hundley.
Tue. Aug 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Tillman (10-5) was on point in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the White Sox, matching a career high with nine strikeouts while limiting the opponents to one run on three hits.
Impact: Aside from serving up a solo homer to Jose Abreu, Tillman otherwise put the clamps on the White Sox, something that's become the norm for the right-hander lately. He's covered at least six innings and allowed fewer than two runs over his last four turns, gathering three wins in the process.
Tue. Aug 19, 2014 | STATS
News: Manager Buck Showalter said Tuesday before the Orioles' game against the Chicago White Sox that Jimenez is moving to the bullpen.
Impact: With right-hander Miguel Gonzalez expected to be recalled soon after throwing a 75-pitch simulated game Monday for Double-A Bowie, the Orioles needed to clear a spot in the rotation for his impending return from the minor leagues. Jimenez, 30, has struggled in his first year with the Orioles after signing a four-year, $50 million contract before the season. He's 4-9 with a 4.83 ERA and has walked 66 batters, tops in the American League.
Tue. Aug 19, 2014 | STATS
News: Markakis went 3 for 5 with a two-run homer in Monday's win over the Chicago White Sox.
Impact: Markakis has a 10-game hitting streak, but his .415 average in that time extends back an additional six games to the beginning of August.
Tue. Aug 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Jimenez has been moved to the bullpen, Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Jimenez was given a fair chance to re-establish a hold on a rotation spot, but he allowed nine runs on 11 hits and six walks over 10.1 innings in two outings after returning from an ankle injury. The team will turn back to Miguel Gonzalez this weekend and make available to eat innings in long relief starting Tuesday.
Tue. Aug 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Gonzalez will return to the Orioles' rotation Sunday against the Cubs, Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports.
Impact: The team has seemingly come to regret the decision to bump Gonzalez from the rotation in favor of Ubaldo Jimenez, as the team will turn back to Gonzalez on Sunday. Jimenez will be moved to the bullpen. Gonzalez has a 3.80 ERA and 1.41 WHIP for the season but showed significant improvement in July, with a 1.82 ERA in four outings.
Tue. Aug 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Machado said Monday he cannot tell whether his sprained right knee has improved since injuring it a week ago, CSN Baltimore reports. "We won't know until later on," Machado said. "It needs to heal up on its own. Getting treatment every day, getting my leg exercises. Hopefully we'll see some progression soon."
Impact: He is eligible to be activated as early as Aug. 27, though an early-to-mid September return seems more likely. Single-season owners in shallower leagues might want to start looking for third-base help on the waiver wire.
Tue. Aug 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Markakis hit his 11th home run of the season Monday in a 3-for-5 night while scoring twice and knocking in two runs against the White Sox.
Impact: Markakis is in the midst of a 10-game hitting streak. The veteran outfielder is batting .415/.493/.615 with three home runs over 65 August at-bats.
Tue. Aug 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Norris picked up his 11th win of the season Monday, allowing two runs on three hits with five strikeouts over seven innings against the White Sox.
Impact: Norris improves to 3-0 in August with a 3.69 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 16 strikeouts in 17.1 innings. The right-hander will face the Cubs on the road Saturday.