Orioles keep finding quality in their rotation

Please remind me again whether the Orioles need to acquire another starter for their rotation or if they should stick with the current five and figure out later how to make room for Ubaldo Jimenez. The rotation has registered a 3.12 ERA in the last 40 games, with Wei-Yin Chen tossing eight scoreless innings last night in a 4-0 victory over the Mariners. If you ... read more

It's Delmon Young's turn in lineup (O's win 4-0)

Last night, David Lough started for the first time since June 27 and collected two hits in Anaheim. Orioles manager Buck Showalter is reaching into his bench again tonight, putting Delmon Young in the lineup for the first time since July 6 in Boston. Young is playing in his sixth game this month after batting .417 (15-for-36) with a double, two homers and five RBIs ... read more

Orioles and Mariners lineups

Third baseman Manny Machado remains out of the lineup tonight for the Orioles series-opener against the Mariners at Safeco Field. Machado was scratched from Tuesday's lineup in Anaheim with tightness and spasms in his lower back, and he didn't play last night. Ryan Flaherty gets another start at third base. Delmon Young is batting second and serving as the designated hitter. Nelson Cruz is in ... read more

Taking a closer look at the Mariners

The Orioles have reached the final series on their three-city West Coast tour, beginning a four-game set tonight against the Mariners. They went 2-4 against the Mariners last season, losing two of three at Safeco Field. Manny Machado batted .360 (9-for-25) with four doubles and two home runs in six games. The Orioles were 12-3 against the Mariners over the two previous seasons. On May ... read more

Orioles acquire Paredes, Athletics DFA Jim Johnson

The Orioles announced today that they acquired infielder/outfielder Jimmy Paredes from the Royals in exchange for cash considerations and optioned him to Triple-A Norfolk. If the name sounds familiar, it's because the Orioles claimed Paredes off waivers from the Marlins on Feb. 15, and the Royals selected him off waivers two days later. He never made it to major league camp. Paredes, 25, batted .305/.332/.457 ... read more

Teams still coveting Orioles' young pitching, looking at tonight's matchup

While wondering whether umpire Hal Gibson III and the strike zone should wear name tags and get to know each other... We're exactly one week away from the non-waiver trade deadline, at which point Orioles manager Buck Showalter will remind us that it's not really a deadline. It just means players must pass through waivers before being dealt. It happens all the time. Showalter will ... read more

Orioles, Angels tied in the fifth (O's lose 3-2)

The Orioles have scored one run through five innings tonight and Ryan Flaherty is responsible for it. Always worth mentioning when there are fans venting over tonight's lineup. Why Flaherty? Why David Lough? Let's start with Flaherty. Third baseman Manny Machado is day-to-day with tightness in his lower back. Flaherty is the utility infielder on this team. He also is good with the glove at ... read more

Notes on Tillman, Johnson, Schoop, Hunter and more

The Orioles are a season-high 11 games over .500 heading into tonight's series finale against the Angels. They haven't been 12 games above .500 since Aug. 12, 2013 (65-53). Also with a win tonight, the Orioles would secure their first series sweep in Anaheim since Aug. 27-29, 2010. The Orioles are 7-2 against the Angels since the beginning of 2013, including a 5-1 record in ... read more