From Frederick to Bowie: Trey Mancini's bat says hot in Eastern League

First baseman Trey Mancini got off to a slow start at Single-A Frederick this year. When April came to a close, he was batting just .244. But Mancini's bat took off in May and he has stayed hot this month, as well. He was playing so well that the Orioles moved him up to Double-A Bowie on June 5 and he has continued to hit ... read more

An interview with 2015 draft picks in Aberdeen, plus GCL and DSL rosters

There are six 2015 Orioles draft picks currently on the short-season Single-A Aberdeen IronBirds roster as the team preps for its season opener on Friday night at Ripken Stadium. But the IronBirds roster will be changing and evolving a lot early in the season. Yesterday, the Orioles announced the signings of 14 players from the draft and they have officially signed 17 picks overall with ... read more

Showalter updates injuries and more (O's win 6-4)

PHILADELPHIA - Orioles manager Buck Showalter started his pregame media session today at Citizens Bank Park by removing a piece of paper from his pocket and rattling off the injury updates. Showalter decided to give center fielder Adam Jones at least one more day off. Jones is mostly bothered by a sore right shoulder. "Talking to the doctors and MRI and everything, I'm really wanting ... read more

A look at Aberdeen's break-camp roster

The short-season Single-A Aberdeen IronBirds have announced their break-camp roster as they get set to open another season in the New-York Penn League. Aberdeen will host Hudson Valley on Friday night at 7:35 p.m. at Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium on opening night. Jean Cosme, a 19-year-old right-hander, is expected to get the start on opening night for the IronBirds. He was drafted in round ... read more

Delmarva third baseman Jomar Reyes will miss time with a thumb injury

Single-A Delmarva third baseman Jomar Reyes is going to miss some time with a sprained right thumb that will need to be immobilized for a couple of weeks. The 18-year-old from the Dominican Republic, who is ranked as the No. 10 Orioles prospect by Baseball America, will be placed on the disabled list. This injury will force him to miss the South Atlantic League All-Star ... read more

O's game blog: Mike Wright gets the start as Orioles take on Houston

As the Orioles look to find some offense tonight at Houston, they face a pitcher that has been quite effective over his last 20 starts. Right-hander Collin McHugh (5-2, 4.24 ERA) pitches for the Astros against the Orioles tonight. While his ERA is over 4.00 this year, McHugh is 12-2 with an ERA of 2.98 over his last 20 starts, dating to Aug. 1, 2014. ... read more

More ninth-inning magic at Bowie and other minor league notes

The Double-A Bowie Baysox pulled off more ninth-inning magic Sunday. For the second time in May, Bowie won a game with a walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the ninth. Bowie entered the last of the ninth down 4-1 to Harrisburg and pulled within 4-2 on Brandon Snyder's single. Then Quincy Latimore hit the slam to give the Baysox the dramatic win and complete ... read more

O's offense: Inconsistent, but scoring more runs than last year

We all know the Orioles offense is struggling lately. The O's scored just two runs over the last 23 innings in Miami and have scored two runs or less in seven of their last 13 games. The Orioles are just 1-15 when they fail to score at least four runs. They have scored 10 runs total in their last seven losses. That is not nearly ... read more