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Orioles signed RHP Mikey O'Brien to a minor league contract.

The 25-year-old right-hander was released by the Rays after posting a 5.68 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 17/6 K/BB ratio over 25 1/3 innings at Double-A Montgomery. He'll serve as organizational bullpen depth at Double-A Bowie.
May 30 - 8:47 AM

Chris Davis belted his 12th home run of the season as the Orioles topped the Rays 2-1 on Friday.

His solo shot off Kevin Jepsen tied the game at 1-1 in the seventh inning and provided the O's the opportunity to come back and win later on. He finished the night 2-for-3 and also drew a walk, raising his season slash to .228/.312/.506 to go along with 12 homers and 30 RBI.
May 29 - 10:30 PM

Miguel Gonzalez pitched well in a no-decision against the Rays on Friday, allowing just one run on three hits over eight strong innings.

The veteran right-hander racked up six strikeouts on the night without issuing a walk. The only blemish on his evening was a solo homer off the bat of Steven Souza in the second inning. While he doesn't rack up elite strikeout numbers, Gonzalez owns a solid 3.48 ERA over 62 innings on the season. He'll look to get back in the win column when he takes on the Astros in Houston on Wednesday.
May 29 - 10:27 PM

Ryan Lavarnway has elected free agency.

He was designated for assignment earlier in the week to make room on the active roster for Steve Clevenger. With so many teams around the league starved for depth behind the plate, he should be able to find a suitable opportunity elsewhere.
May 29 - 7:20 PM

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Friday that Matt Wieters (elbow) will be activated from the disabled list on June 5.

He's eligible to be activated on June 4, but it appears the O's will have Wieters join them in Cleveland rather than a day earlier in Houston. Showalter added that the catcher will have no physical restrictions when he returns, so it sounds like fantasy owners can count on him being in the lineup regularly.
May 29 - 4:38 PM

Orioles prospect OF Dariel Alvarez slugged a pair of solo home runs on Thursday for Triple-A Norfolk.

Alvarez now has six long balls on the season, but he’s batting just .237/.267/.371 with a 2.1% walk rate in 195 plate appearances. The 26-year-old was signed by Baltimore out of Cuba in 2013 and performed well last season in his first full stateside campaign, posting a .306/.330/.472 batting line with 15 home runs and 37 doubles in 564 plate appearances between the Double- and Triple-A levels. Alvarez should make his big league debut with Orioles at some point this season, but he’ll first need to right the ship in Triple-A.
May 29 - 3:46 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that "there's said to be a bit of a market" for Alejandro De Aza.

De Aza was designated for assignment by the Orioles on Wednesday after batting .214/.277/.359 over 30 games. He's making $5 million this season, so the O's would likely have to eat some of the contract to move him in a trade. Heyman says that the Angels are not among the clubs interested in De Aza.
May 29 - 12:10 PM

The Orioles haven't decided whether Bud Norris (bronchitis) will make another rehab start.

Norris allowed four runs in five innings on Wednesday for Double-A Bowie, but manager Buck Showalter said the righty pitched really well the first three frames. Mike Wright wasn't as good Thursday as he was his first two times out, which could potentially open the door for Norris rejoining the rotation next week.
May 29 - 8:49 AM

Travis Snider went 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI as the Orioles topped the White Sox 6-3 in the second game of Thursday's doubleheader.

With the emergence of Jimmy Paredes, Snider has seen his playing time cut a bit in recent weeks. His two-hit effort on Thursday raised his season slash to .265/.351/.367 to go along with 10 RBI.
May 28 - 9:38 PM

Mike Wright picked up his second victory of the season on Thursday, limiting the White Sox to three runs on six hits over five frames in the second game of their doubleheader.

Wright struck out two on the afternoon without issuing a walk. All of the damage against him came via the long ball, with Adam Eaton belting a solo home run in the first inning and Adam LaRoche connecting on a two-run blast in the fifth. Wright now sports a 1.40 ERA on the season and should continue to hold a spot in the rotation while Bud Norris gets himself back on track.
May 28 - 9:36 PM

Orioles optioned RHP Tyler Wilson to Triple-A Norfolk.

He pitched well in a spot start in the first game of Thursday's doubleheader. He should get another opportunity the next time the O's need an extra arm.
May 28 - 8:06 PM

Dylan Bundy (shoulder) has been placed on the 7-day disabled list with Double-A Bowie.

Bundy was scratched from Tuesday's scheduled start due to shoulder soreness, but the good news is that an MRI revealed no structural damage. The 22-year-old received anti-inflammatories and should be ready to resume throwing in a couple of weeks.
May 28 - 5:42 PM

Manny Machado will bat leadoff and play third base in the second game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Orioles.

Machado was ejected from the first game of the doubleheader after slamming his bat when he was called out on strikes, but he's right back in there for the nightcap. David Lough will start in left field while Steve Clevenger is behind the plate.
May 28 - 4:24 PM

Wei-Yin Chen will start Saturday against the Rays.

Chen recently dealt with some undisclosed soreness, but it's apparently not a major concern. The southpaw has a 3.13 ERA and 44/14 K/BB ratio in 54 2/3 innings over his first nine starts this season.
May 28 - 4:15 PM

Chris Davis hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning of Thursday afternoon's loss to the White Sox.

Davis' home run came with two outs in the ninth inning off of Zach Duke and drew the Orioles to within 3-2. It would have tied the game, but the White Sox scored an insurance run in the top of the frame -- badly needed insurance, it would turn out. Davis now has three homers in his last two games. He remains your prototypical all-or-nothing slugger, with a .217/.292/.478 batting line, 11 long balls and 28 RBI. Enjoy the recent power surge while it lasts.
May 28 - 4:12 PM


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