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Davis out of lineup due to illness

The Orioles are beginning a six-game homestand tonight without their starting first baseman. Chris Davis was sent home today due to flu-like symptoms that may be contagious. Manager Buck Showalter wasn't taking any chances. Steve Pearce is starting at first base, with Nelson Cruz in left field and Delmon Young serving as the designated hitter. Davis was sick "all day yesterday," according to Showalter. "It ... read more

Orioles lineup vs. Angels

Exactly four years ago today, the Orioles hired Buck Showalter as the 19th manager in franchise history. No regrets. Showalter's team is 12 games above .500 and 2 1/2 ahead of the second-place Blue Jays in the American League East. Delmon Young is serving as the Orioles' designated hitter for the third time in five games. He's 5-for-9 with a three-run homer in his last ... read more

This, that and the other

Don't be alarmed by the bright lights and the noise emanating tonight from Camden Yards. There's a baseball game scheduled between the Orioles and Angels. Continue to breathe normally. It's been a while - July 13, to be exact. The Orioles are 26-23 in Baltimore this season, compared to 32-23 on the road. Time to reclaim the home-field advantage, especially with the Blue Jays climbing ... read more

Updating Orioles' interest in Rusney Castillo

The Orioles are in the process of arranging a private workout for Rusney Castillo following Saturday's showcase at the University of Miami, another sign of their growing interest in the Cuban outfielder. Castillo reportedly worked out for 28 major league teams over the weekend and made a solid impression. He's been compared to the Yankees' Brett Gardner with power. The Orioles first scouted Castillo five ... read more

Orioles recall Guilmet

The Orioles made a roster move today while waiting to begin a six-game homestand Tuesday night. Left-hander T.J. McFarland has been placed on the bereavement list, and the Orioles recalled reliever Preston Guilmet from Triple-A Norfolk. McFarland's grandmother passed away Sunday. He's eligible to return to the bullpen Thursday night. McFarland, 25, is 4-2 with a 3.07 ERA in 23 games (one start) for the ... read more

Orioles remain on their game while taking the day off

Seconds after Zach Britton struck out Logan Morrison yesterday to secure the Orioles' 3-2, 10-inning victory in Seattle, the MASN cameras captured manager Buck Showalter putting a little extra effort into his handshakes in the dugout. Showalter gave first base coach Wayne Kirby a slap on the back. He smiled as he watched his players filter into the visiting clubhouse at Safeco Field. This one ... read more

McFarland going on bereavement list

The Orioles will place left-hander T.J. McFarland on the bereavement list Monday and call up a pitcher from the minors. Manager Buck Showalter told MASN's Jim Hunter on "O's Xtra" that McFarland's grandmother passed away. A player must remain on the bereavement list for three days. McFarland earned the win today in Seattle by pitching a scoreless ninth inning, striking out the first two Seattle ... read more

O'Day streak ends (O's win 3-2 in 10 innings)

Going into today's game in Seattle, Orioles reliever Darren O'Day hadn't allowed a run in his last 14 appearances over 15 1/3 innings. O'Day retired the first two Mariners in the bottom of the eighth inning, but Mike Zunino lined a home run into the left field seats to tie the game 2-2. The Orioles took a 2-1 lead in the top half on Manny ... read more