Player News - Orioles

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Chris Tillman was hit around in a loss to the Rays, serving up seven runs over 4 2/3 innings as the Orioles fell 11-2 on Tuesday.

Tillman had thrown three scoreless innings, but the Rays burst out for four runs in the fourth, and another four in the fifth -- three of which were charged to the right-hander. He gave up eight hits and two walks while striking out five. Tillman had been pitching better since the end of June, but still owns a disappointing 4.87 ERA with a 1.36 WHIP and a 97/50 K/BB ratio over 140 1/3 innings. He'll take the mound in New York to face the Yankees in his next outing.
Sep 1 - 10:29 PM

MRIs on Miguel Gonzalez's right elbow and shoulder showed only inflammation.

Gonzalez has dealt with shoulder soreness for a little while and thinks he might have caused an elbow injury but compensating for it. However, the good news is that he's not dealing with any structural issues. The right-hander is expected to miss at least one turn but should rejoin the Orioles' rotation at some point later this month.
Sep 1 - 7:46 PM

Orioles activated RHP Chaz Roe from the 15-day disabled list.

Roe has been sidelined since August 9 with right shoulder tendinitis. He returns to a 3.12 ERA and 35/13 K/BB ratio over 34 2/3 innings.
Sep 1 - 3:31 PM

Orioles recalled RHP Oliver Drake from Triple-A Norfolk.

In 7 2/3 relief innings with the Orioles, Drake had allowed three runs. He was pitching to a minuscule 0.82 ERA (with a 66/16 K/BB ratio) across 44 Triple-A innings prior to joining the Orioles with the September 1 expansion of rosters. His numbers are strong enough that it's not inconceivable that the team might try him in some bigger relief spots depending on the situation.
Sep 1 - 1:38 PM

Orioles purchased the contract of RHP Steve Johnson from Triple-A Norfolk.

Johnson hasn't pitched in a major league game since back in 2013, but he's been killing it at Triple-A this season. With Norfolk, he's pitched to a 2.30 ERA, 1.079 WHIP and 67/16 K/BB ratio covering 54 2/3 innings. Assuming he can translate those numbers back to the major league level, he should find a contributing role in the Oriole pen over the next month.
Sep 1 - 1:34 PM

Miguel Gonzalez will undergo an MRI on his right shoulder and right elbow on Tuesday.

Orioles manager Buck Showalter noted prior to Monday's game that Gonzalez had some soreness in "a couple places," and now we know more specifics. He already had a cortisone shot in his shoulder and will have both body parts examined to see if he's dealing with an structural damage. Gonzalez likely would have already been placed on the disabled list if roster expansion wasn't a day away. He figures to miss at least one start.
Aug 31 - 10:32 PM

Wei-Yin Chen yielded five runs over 4 2/3 innings, taking the loss against the Rays on Monday.

Chen fell apart towards the end of his start, allowing a two-run home run to Asdrubal Cabrera in the fourth inning, and a solo home run to Evan Longoria in the fifth. They were two of nine hits he allowed while striking out four and walking none. Despite the rough outing, Chen maintains strong numbers, owning a 3.36 ERA with a 1.23 WHIP, and a 129/35 K/BB ratio over 160 2/3 innings. The lefty will toe the rubber against the Blue Jays in Toronto.
Aug 31 - 10:31 PM

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Monday that Miguel Gonzalez is nursing some soreness in "a couple places."

The skipper wouldn't offer any more details but did say that trainer Richie Bancells was a little concerned and it's possible Gonzalez's next start could be affected. More should be known about the righty's situation later this week.
Aug 31 - 4:48 PM

Dylan Bundy (shoulder) has been cleared for throwing.

Bundy got the go-ahead Monday from Dr. James Andrews, who diagnosed him with a calcification buildup in his right shoulder earlier this year. Bundy will aim to be 100 percent heading into spring training 2016.
Aug 31 - 3:52 PM

Manny Machado is getting his first major league start at shortstop on Monday night against the Rays.

He'll also bat leadoff. Machado has made all 419 of his major league starts at third base, but the O's are apparently going to try out some different looks as they play out the string in a disappointing 2015 season.
Aug 31 - 3:46 PM

Steve Johnson is expected to join the Orioles on Tuesday.

He'll be part of the club's first wave of September callups. Johnson has not appeared in a major league game since 2013, but he boasts a 2.30 ERA, 1.079 WHIP, and 67/16 K/BB ratio in 54 2/3 innings this season at Triple-A Norfolk. The 28-year-old right-hander should do well in a middle relief role over the final month of the 2015 campaign.
Aug 31 - 12:05 PM

Adam Jones went 1-for-4 with a double and a pair of strikeouts in Sunday's loss to the Rangers.

Jones and the Orioles were completely baffled by Derek Holland over the course of the game, but the outfielder did manage the lone extra-base hit on the O's box score. The dependable outfield bat boasts a typically nice .279/.317/.493 triple-slash along with 24 homers and 66 RBI this season.
Aug 30 - 5:56 PM

Miguel Gonzalez pitched into the sixth inning in Sunday's loss to the Rangers, yielding four runs on seven hits over 5 1/3 frames.

Gonzalez struck out three and walked two as the Rangers dinged him for two runs in the first, one in the third and one in the sixth. The 31-year-old right-hander has now surrendered three or more runs in seven of his nine starts since the All-Star Break. He'll carry a 4.85 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 106/48 K/BB ratio (over 141 innings) into his next start, a road tilt with the Blue Jays offensive doom machine.
Aug 30 - 5:52 PM

Gerardo Parra is not in the Orioles' lineup Sunday.

He's just getting a breather. Dariel Alvarez is in right field in Parra's place.
Aug 30 - 2:15 PM

Jonathan Schoop had a night he'd like to forget in Friday's loss to the Rangers, going 0-for-4 with four strikeouts.

Schoop was completely owned three times by Cole Hamels, then whiffed against closer Shawn Tolleson in the ninth. Picking up the golden sombrero was a rare off night in what has been a terrific season thus far for the O's second baseman. Even with the 0-for-4, he's hitting .293/.322/.505 with 10 homers and 30 RBI.
Aug 28 - 11:12 PM


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