Jones drops and Machado moves up in All-Star voting (with note)

Orioles center fielder Adam Jones has dropped from fifth to seventh place in American League All-Star voting in the latest results released today by Major League Baseball. Third baseman Manny Machado has moved up from fifth to fourth. No other Oriole is listed among the leaders. Machado has received 1,364,207 votes to leapfrog Texas' Adrian Beltre (1,239,508). Detroit's Miguel Cabrera has passed Kansas City's Eric ... read more

This, that and the other

The Orioles have reached another open date on their schedule, giving them a free day in Boston to load up on chowder and expensive haircuts. (I haven't forgotten mine. Next time, take the offer of a glass of champagne while you wait as a clue that the cost is going to reach triple figures - without tip.) The Orioles are 36-33 and three games out ... read more

Reversing a splits theory (Tillman's short start and a 13-9 win)

I passed along Scott Copeland's reverse splits in my morning blog entry, suggesting that the Orioles might want to load up on right-handers against the Toronto starter. Left-handers were hitting .259 against him, but righties were batting .333. With Adam Jones out of the lineup, manager Buck Showalter put David Lough in center field and inserted switch-hitting Jimmy Paredes as the designated hitter. He started ... read more

Notes on draft signings, rotation, Wright, Joseph and more

The Orioles announced the signings of two more picks from the 2015 First-Year Player Draft, adding left-hander Garrett Cleavinger (third round) and right-hander Gray Fenter (seventh). They've got 30 of their selections under contract. The Orioles are listing Thursday's starter at Fenway Park as TBD, but it's expected to be Miguel Gonzalez, who allowed two runs and four hits over five innings last night at ... read more

Kevin Gausman optioned, Adam Jones out of lineup

The Orioles made another roster move today, recalling reliever Oliver Drake from Triple-A Norfolk and optioning Kevin Gausman. Gausman threw 91 pitches in five innings yesterday in his first start with the Orioles. Miguel Gonzalez and Wei-Yin Chen will be coming off the disabled list this week, and the Orioles needed a spot opened in the rotation. Drake also gives them a fresh bullpen arm. ... read more

More on Mychal Givens and today's game

Mychal Givens didn't make it into yesterday's game at Rogers Centre, putting a possible major league debut on hold. He warmed in the eighth inning as Darren O'Day loaded the bases with no outs. That's close, but it doesn't count. O'Day escaped the jam with three strikeouts. Givens has escaped the minors with eye-popping numbers and an open mind. Givens batted .263/.342/.343 in 1,220 minor ... read more

Jason Garcia transferred to 60-day disabled list (O's win 5-3)

The roster moves are official. The Orioles reinstated pitcher Kevin Gausman from the 15-day disabled list and selected reliever Mychal Given's contract from Double-A Bowie. Givens will wear No. 60. Rule 5 pick Jason Garcia was transferred to the 60-day disabled list to make room for Givens on the 40-man roster. The logical transaction. The Orioles also optioned pitchers Mike Wright and Tyler Wilson to ... read more

Givens in bullpen, Reimold in center field today (updated)

Mychal Givens is listed among the Orioles' relievers today. The club is purchasing his contract from Double-A Bowie and optioning Tyler Wilson to Triple-A Norfolk. Givens would be making his major league debut. The Orioles selected him in the second round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft out of Plant (Fla.) High School. Givens, the shortstop-turned reliever, is 3-1 with a 1.60 ERA and 12 ... read more