Baltimore Orioles

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Zach Britton picked up his fifth save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning, closing out the Orioles' 4-2 win against the Rays on Sunday.

Britton issued a leadoff walk to James Loney, but got consecutive strikeouts of Tim Beckham and Asdrubal Cabrera before getting Rene Rivera to ground out to end the game. Britton is 5-for-6 in save chances so far with a 1.69 ERA and a 15/3 K/BB ratio in 10 1/3 innings.
May 3 - 4:57 PM

Wei-Yin Chen yielded just two runs over six innings in a no-decision as the Orioles came back to win against the Rays on Sunday.

The lefty gave up a home run to James Loney in the second inning and an RBI single to Logan Forsythe in the fifth, accounting for all of the scoring in the first five innings. Overall, he gave up seven hits and two walks while striking out four. Though he has an impressive 2.83 ERA, five of the 14 runs he has allowed this season are unearned. Chen also sports a 1.15 WHIP with a 20/11 K/BB ratio in 28 2/3 innings. He'll match up with the Yankees in the Bronx in his next start.
May 3 - 4:55 PM

Adam Jones went 4-for-4 with a game-deciding two-run single in Sunday's win against the Rays.

All four of Jones' hits on the afternoon were singles. The stepped to the plate in the seventh inning with the game tied 2-2. He drove a single to center field off of Kevin Jepsen to bring in two runs, which proved to be the game-deciding hit. Jones owns a terrific .402/.438/.667 batting line along with five home runs and 21 RBI.
May 3 - 4:44 PM

Steve Pearce had to leave Sunday's game against the Rays with a stomach illness.

He was hitless in two at-bats before exiting. Pearce should be fine following Monday's off day.
May 3 - 3:25 PM

Wesley Wright (shoulder) will appear in an extended spring training game on May 19.

He should be ready for a rehab assignment shortly after that. Out since mid-April with inflammation in his left shoulder, Wright could rejoin the Orioles' bullpen before the end of the month.
May 3 - 12:00 PM

Ryan Flaherty (groin) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Bowie on Monday.

He's on track to be activated from the disabled list when first eligible on Friday. Flaherty is hitting .300/.400/.600 with a couple homers over nine games this season.
May 3 - 11:51 AM

J.J. Hardy (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Bowie on Monday.

He'll play three games for the Baysox and then will likely be activated from the disabled list on Friday if all goes well. Hardy has been out all season with a left shoulder strain but has made progress recently after being given a cortisone injection.
May 3 - 11:49 AM

Matt Wieters admitted Sunday that he still feels occasional soreness in his surgically-repaired right elbow.

The Orioles are viewing it as part of the recovery process, but Wieters' absence has clearly dragged on longer than expected. He's still catching games at extended spring training and a date for him to begin a rehab assignment hasn't been set yet. At this point it's looking unlikely that Wieters will return before late May/early June.
May 3 - 11:23 AM

Caleb Joseph hit a solo home run in Saturday's win over the Rays.

Joseph cranked the shot off of Chris Archer in the sixth inning. He also walked and struck out in the contest. The Orioles figured to struggle at catcher after Matt Wieters (elbow) underwent Tommy John surgery, but Joseph's .327/.439/.509 line across 55 at-bats is nothing to sneeze at. There's not a ton of fantasy upside here (he hit just .207/.264/.354 in 246 at-bats last year), but he's been productive nonetheless.
May 2 - 10:44 PM

Miguel Gonzalez had a stellar start on Saturday, pitching 7 2/3 innings of scoreless baseball in a 4-0 win over the Rays.

Gonzalez struck out six, walked one and allowed just four hits in the start. The Rays managed a pair of doubles against the 30-year-old, but they were never able to mount a sustained rally. Gonzalez has shown flashes of dominance this season, evidenced in this start and an earlier 10 K performance against the Yankees, and when he keeps his walks under control, he's a reliable starter. He'll take his 2.59 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 27/12 K/BB ratio (over 31 1/3 innings) to the road against the red-hot Yankees in his next start.
May 2 - 10:22 PM

Ryan Flaherty tested his injured groin Saturday by running the bases.

Flaherty is hoping to begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Bowie on Monday. He could be joined there by J.J. Hardy (shoulder), who also worked out on Saturday. Flaherty is eligible to come off the disabled list Friday when the Orioles visit the Yankees. Reynaldo Navarro will likely be the odd man out when Flaherty returns to the infield.
May 2 - 7:15 PM

J.J. Hardy (shoulder) took live batting practice on Saturday.

He also took soft toss throws from hitting coach Scott Coolbaugh. If Hardy feels up to it, he'll begin a rehab assignment Monday with Double-A Bowie. Hardy slipped offensively last season (.263, 9 HR in 529 at-bats) but was excellent in the field, winning his third Gold Glove. Everth Cabrera has filled in at shortstop during his absence.
May 2 - 7:07 PM

Jonathan Schoop is rehabbing his injured knee at extended spring training in Sarasota.

He has a brace that he's been wearing "24-7" and recently had fluid drained from his knee. Schoop's original timetable was 6-to-8 weeks but that's been pushed back because it took so long for the swelling to go down. He'll begin rehab work in the pool on Monday. The 23-year-old hopes to be back by the All-Star break.
May 2 - 6:57 PM

Alejandro De Aza is not in the Orioles starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Rays.

It's a routine day off for the struggling outfielder who is batting just .219/.265/.375 with two homers and four RBI on the season. David Lough is drawing the start in his place in left field and will bat eighth against Chris Archer.
May 2 - 2:53 PM

Chris Davis had a rough night at the dish on Friday, going 0-for-3 with three strikeouts as the Orioles were shut out by the Rays.

Davis has now whiffed a whopping 32 times through his first 20 games. Even with the high strikeout totals, he's doing his best to put his rough 2014 season behind him, hitting a respectable .257/.326/.473 with five homers and 16 RBI.
May 1 - 9:49 PM


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