Player News - Orioles

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Mark Trumbo homered twice Tuesday in the Orioles' 4-1 defeat of the Yankees.

Trumbo got to Yankees starter Luis Severino for a solo shot in the second inning and a two-run shot in the fifth, finishing the night 2-for-4 with two runs scored and three RBI. The 30-year-old slugger has been one of the most productive hitters in baseball through the first month of 2016, boasting a .337/.381/.612 slash line, eight home runs, and 22 RBI in 25 games. Some regression is undoubtedly coming, but Camden Yards is a pretty ideal fit for a guy of Trumbo's skillset.
May 3 - 10:15 PM

Darren O'Day picked up a save Tuesday in the Orioles' win over the Yankees.

O'Day got the call in the ninth with Zach Britton nursing an ankle injury and worked around a Carlos Beltran leadoff single to net his second save of the season. O'Day's other save was on April 7 against the Twins, with Britton getting a routine day off. Britton isn't expected to be out much longer, so there's no reason to go nuts for O'Day in a non-holds league. He is a truly excellent setup man, though.
May 3 - 10:10 PM

Chris Tillman fired seven innings of one-run ball in the Orioles' defeat of the Yankees on Tuesday.

Tillman gave up five hits and walked four, but he worked out of some tight situations with a total of nine strikeouts and five groundouts. The right-hander has a shiny 2.81 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and 33/12 K/BB ratio in 32 innings (six starts) this season for the O's. He'll look to keep it all working next time out against the A's.
May 3 - 10:07 PM

Yovani Gallardo has begun a strengthening program for his injured right shoulder.

It's the first significant rehab step for Gallardo, who's been on the disabled list since April 23 with right shoulder and bicep tendinitis. "He's doing good," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Tuesday. "I'm very optimistic on the return we're going to get on some of the things he's doing. He's moving toward throwing before too long." Gallardo is still probably 3-4 weeks away from a possible activation date.
May 3 - 7:46 PM

Manny Machado is starting at shortstop on Tuesday.

Machado was originally penciled in at third base, but the O's have decided to let him play short with Ryan Flaherty covering the hot corner. Machado should get regular starts at shortstop while J.J. Hardy recovers from a small fracture in his left foot.
May 3 - 4:06 PM

Zach Britton (ankle) will play catch Tuesday and could return this week.

Britton sprained his left ankle Saturday while trying to field an Adam Eaton bunt, but X-rays and an MRI both revealed no structural damage. He should be back soon, but Darren O'Day could vulture a save chance or two this week, so he's worth stashing for now in fantasy leagues.
May 3 - 3:32 PM

Manny Machado will start at third base Tuesday against the Yankees.

Many were expecting Machado to get the first crack to fill in for J.J. Hardy (foot) at shortstop, but he's staying put on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the newly-recalled Ryan Flaherty will start at shortstop. We still think Machado still has a chance to see some time at shortstop, which would obviously be nice for his fantasy value.
May 3 - 3:18 PM

Orioles placed SS J.J. Hardy on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 2, with a left foot fracture.

Hardy suffered the injury when he fouled a ball off his foot in the fourth inning of Sunday's game. He's expected to miss around 6-8 weeks. Manny Machado is an option to fill in at shortstop during Hardy's absence, though Ryan Flaherty is getting the first start there Tuesday. Chris Davis and Pedro Alvarez could see time at third base if Machado makes the move to shortstop.
May 3 - 3:12 PM

Orioles recalled INF Ryan Flaherty from Triple-A Norfolk.

He'll replace the injured J.J. Hardy (foot) on the active roster. It's unclear how the Orioles intend to play it in their infield with Hardy sidelined, but Flaherty should see some starts. The 29-year-old is a .215 hitter in the majors, but he offers some pop and could be relevant in AL-only leagues if the playing time is there.
May 3 - 3:09 PM

Orioles prospect right-hander Hunter Harvey underwent hernia surgery on Tuesday in Philadelphia.

Harvey is expected to be sidelined for 4-6 weeks. It's another tough break for the 21-year-old who missed the entire 2015 season with elbow issues. He still has huge upside, but he'll need to stay on the field to realize it. That just hasn't happened recently.
May 3 - 2:13 PM

Ryan Flaherty is expected to return to the Orioles' active roster on Tuesday.

Flaherty was just optioned to Norfolk a week ago, but the O's need him again to provide infield depth while J.J. Hardy recovers from a fracture in his foot. Paul Janish will also be worked into the mix once he returns from the Triple-A paternity leave list. Manny Machado could be the everyday guy at short.
May 2 - 3:15 PM

Paul Janish is scheduled to go on the paternity leave list at Triple-A Norfolk.

Janish will be a candidate for playing time at shortstop in Baltimore once he is activated from that leave list, though Manny Machado is expected to handle most of the load. J.J. Hardy was diagnosed Monday with a fracture in his left foot and will likely miss the next 6-8 weeks. Ryan Flaherty will also be joining the O's at some point soon to provide infield depth.
May 2 - 3:02 PM

Zach Britton (ankle) expects to be available out of the Orioles' bullpen within the next few days.

Britton sprained his left ankle Saturday while trying to field an Adam Eaton bunt. X-rays turned up negative and he told reporters Monday that he's already feeling much better. He should return at some point this week.
May 2 - 2:44 PM

J.J. Hardy has been diagnosed with a small fracture in his left foot and will be placed on the disabled list.

Hardy fouled a ball off the foot in the fourth inning Sunday and a CT scan taken Monday morning revealed a broken bone. MASN's Roch Kubatko says the Orioles are expecting this to be an absence of 6-8 weeks. Manny Machado moved from third base to shortstop Sunday and Pedro Alvarez took over at the hot corner. Ryan Flaherty and Paul Janish will likely factor into the mix at those positions over the next couple of months. Chris Davis can play a little third base too.
May 2 - 2:18 PM

Hunter Harvey needs surgery for a sports hernia and will be sidelined the next 4-6 weeks.

Harvey visited a specialist in Philadelphia on Monday after experiencing renewed groin discomfort. It's something he's been dealing with since late March. The former top prospect missed the entire 2015 season with a broken leg and elbow troubles, and he was shut down early in 2014. Baltimore's front office is hopeful Harvey can begin pitching in minor league games around July 1. He has impressive pro numbers, but the star is fading.
May 2 - 2:05 PM


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