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Matt Wieters (elbow) will catch 4-5 innings in an extended spring training game on Monday.

Wieters was behind the plate Friday as well. The 28-year-old is working his way back from Tommy John surgery. In addition to being one of the better defensive catchers in baseball, Wieters is an above average power hitter when healthy. Caleb Joseph will return to backup duty when Wieters returns sometime in May. Unless he signs an extension, Wieters will hit free agency this winter.
Apr 25 - 4:26 PM

Chris Davis hit a solo home run in the eighth inning of Friday's loss to the Red Sox.

Davis' solo homer off of Junichi Tazawa in the eighth inning drew the Orioles to within 7-5, but they were unable to muster another run off the Red Sox bullpen. The home run was his third of the season, the RBI his eighth. He would finish 1-for-3 with two runs scored, plus a walk and a strikeout. Davis has now struck out 27 times in 16 games. He'll crank a fair number of home runs, but given his propensity to whiff, his average figures to remain in the low-.200's.
Apr 25 - 12:17 AM

Jimmy Paredes hit a two-run home run in Friday's loss to the Red Sox.

Paredes finished the game 1-for-5. The fourth inning home run was his second of the season and gave him four RBI on the year. Paredes was activated off the DL on April 18 and has notched eight hits in 25 at-bats. He makes for a nice value play in daily fantasy leagues.
Apr 25 - 12:11 AM

Miguel Gonzalez allowed four runs on eight hits without factoring into the decision in Friday's loss to the Red Sox.

Gonzalez cruised through the first four innings, but a three-run homer by David Ortiz and a solo shot by Hanley Ramirez in the fifth inning put a bit of a damper on what had been a decent start. Despite the hiccups, he managed to last six innings. Gonzalez struck out just two and walked one in the outing. He now holds a 3.42 ERA and 1.31 WHIP over 23 2/3 innings and will take on the White Sox at home in his next start.
Apr 25 - 12:05 AM

Orioles recalled INF Rey Navarro from Triple-A Norfolk.

He'll provide some infield depth with the Orioles being hit hard by injuries there. Navarro, who will be making his major league debut when he gets into a game, had three hits in his first seven at-bats at Norfolk.
Apr 24 - 2:47 PM

Orioles placed INF Ryan Flaherty on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 23, with a strained right groin.

Flaherty thinks he'll be ready to play in a week or so, but Baltimore couldn't afford to wait. With J.J. Hardy (shoulder) and Jonathan Schoop (knee) also out, the O's will roll with Everth Cabrera at shortstop and Jimmy Paredes and Rey Navarro at second base for a while.
Apr 24 - 2:46 PM

Chris Tillman was lit up for seven runs in 4 1/3 innings by the Blue Jays on Thursday.

Tillman's defense is definitely weaker this year with J.J. Hardy and Jonathan Schoop injured and Nick Markakis gone, and while that's not entirely what ails him, it does hurt. Given that his velocity is fine, he should bounce back and go back to being a reasonable middle-of-the-rotation guy for the Orioles. He's not fantasy worthy in mixed leagues.
Apr 23 - 10:07 PM

Manny Machado hit a pair of homers to drive in four runs Thursday against the Blue Jays.

That's more like it. Machado is 5-for-10 with three extra-base hits and six RBI in his last three games. He still figures to be a top-10 fantasy third baseman while healthy.
Apr 23 - 10:03 PM

Chris Davis took home the Golden Sombrero after striking out all four times he was up Thursday against the Blue Jays.

This makes a whopping 26 strikeouts in 15 games for Davis, a significant increase on his always prolific rate. He does have a reasonable .232 average anyway, but he won't maintain that striking out at this pace.
Apr 23 - 10:01 PM

The Orioles are waiting for the swelling in Jonathan Schoop's knee to subside.

Schoop was fitted with a brace on Tuesday. The infielder is recovering from a Grade 1 PCL tear in his left knee. Once the swelling's completely gone, the Orioles should be able to re-evaluate him and set up a more concrete timetable for his recovery.
Apr 23 - 6:02 PM

Ryan Flaherty suffered a groin injury while running from first to second on Wednesday.

He apparently suffered it on the very last play of the game. Flaherty indicated that he didn't believe this was a DL-worthy injury. If he is able to avoid the DL, he'll still likely miss at least a few games this weekend.
Apr 23 - 5:56 PM

Alejandro De Aza is not in the Orioles' starting lineup on Thursday night versus the Blue Jays.

It's just a day of rest for De Aza, who has served as the O's leadoff man in 11 of their 15 games this season. David Lough will get a look at leadoff Thursday.
Apr 23 - 3:34 PM

Ubaldo Jimenez was doomed by a pair of two-run home runs served up in five innings of work in a loss to the Blue Jays on Wednesday.

Jimenez allowed two-run home runs in consecutive innings: to Justin Smoak in the fourth, and to Devon Travis in the fifth. The right-hander overall gave up six hits, walked three, and struck out six in the effort. The four runs represent the first four he has allowed this season. He'll carry a 2.30 ERA, a 0.89 WHIP, and a 16/7 K/BB ratio over 15 2/3 innings into a home start against the White Sox.
Apr 22 - 9:59 PM

Dane De La Rosa (knee) will pitch in extended spring training games next week.

De La Rosa had surgery on his right meniscus last September and is coming along slowly but surely in the rehab process. Signed to a minor league deal in January, he could be an option for the Orioles' bullpen around midseason.
Apr 22 - 8:56 AM

Jonathan Schoop (knee) was fitted with a brace on Tuesday.

It means the swelling in his knee is finally going down. Schoop is dealing with a Grade 1 PCL tear in his left knee and is looking at an extended absence.
Apr 22 - 8:54 AM


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