Davis, Burgess moving to Bowie and other O's notes

Two outfielders are moving up today on the Orioles farm. Outfielders Glynn Davis and Michael Burgess are moving from Single-A Frederick to Double-A Bowie and are expected to be in the Baysox lineup tonight. The 22-year-old Davis, a Baltimore native, was batting .295 with one homer and 31 RBIs for the Keys. In 89 games, he has a .363 OBP, .386 slugging percentage, a .750 ... read more

A look at the Orioles' Dominican Summer League All-Stars and other minor league notes

Two players from the Orioles organization played in Sunday's Dominican Summer League All-Star Game. They were on the South team that lost 9-7 to the North. Ricardo Andujar, a 21-year-old switch-hitting shortstop from Azua, Dominican Republic, got the start and went 1-for-3. Victor Romero, a 19-year-old right-hander from Los Teques, Venezuela, retired the only hitter he faced. Andujar is batting .358 to rank seventh in ... read more

A look at draft pick signings as today's deadline approaches and some O's-A's notes (O's sign 33rd-rounder)

There is a 5 p.m. Eastern time deadline today for major league teams to sign their 2014 draft picks. Heading into today, the Orioles had signed 30 of their 38 selections, including 19 pitchers. The Orioles are working to add one more player to that and will likely end today with 31 picks signed from this draft. One player they will not get is left-handed ... read more

Minor league recaps on Gonzalez, Alvarez, Walker, Yastrzemski and Johnson

Miguel Gonzalez made his start tonight at Triple-A Norfolk and threw 88 pitches in six innings. Gonzalez, optioned by the Orioles so he could get some work during the All-Star break, allowed three runs and five hits over six innings. He walked two, struck out one, gave up a home run and threw two wild pitches. As I've written previously, Gonzalez will be recalled and ... read more

Bundy: "There are just some things I need to work on"

In three starts for short-season Single-A Aberdeen, right-hander Dylan Bundy allowed one run and struck out 22 batters in 15 innings. Opponents in the New York-Penn League hit .189 against him. In three starts for advanced Single-A Frederick, Bundy has allowed 12 runs and struck out six batters in 11 2/3 innings. Opponents in the Carolina League are hitting .326 against him. This just in: ... read more

A look at the Orioles' Aussie connections

For Orioles minor league players, it provides a chance to extend their summer, play more baseball and work on their games. It also provides a chance to see a land far, far away and maybe even spend Christmas in Australia. Over the years, the Orioles have developed a strong professional relationship with the Perth Heat of the winter Australian Baseball League. Perth has won the ... read more

Yastrzemski moves up again, plus other notes

The Orioles have promoted outfielder Mike Yastrzemski to Double-A Bowie, his third affiliate since the start of the 2014 season. Yastrzemski, chosen in the 14th round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft out of Vanderbilt University, was batting .312/.364/.462 with seven doubles, a triple, one home run and 19 RBIs in 23 games at advanced Single-A Frederick. He also was 5-of-5 in stolen base attempts. ... read more

Cruz, Jones hitless in first trips to plate in All-Star Game (updated)

It never fails. A player catches a routine fly ball and leads off the next inning. Adam Jones did it tonight in the All-Star Game at Target Field in Minnesota, squeezing Andrew McCutchen's fly ball to center field to end the top of the second and immediately coming to the plate in the bottom half. Happens all the time, folks. But seriously, Jones took a ... read more