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J.J. Hardy (wrist) went 0-for-3 with two walks Monday in his first rehab game with Triple-A Norfolk.

Hardy has been out for two months with a fractured wrist. The veteran shortstop will likely need several more games in the minors and appears on track for a return around the start of September. It's hard to justify putting him back in the lineup with the way Tim Beckham has been playing.
Aug 22 - 9:14 AM

Adam Jones finished 4-for-4 with a pair of solo homers Monday in the Orioles' 7-3 win over the Athletics.

Jones went deep off A's starter Chris Smith in the bottom of the fourth inning and then tagged A's reliever Ryan Dull in the bottom of the fifth. He also peppered in two singles, finishing with three total runs scored in the victory at Camden Yards. The veteran center fielder has nine multi-hit games in August and he's up to 24 homers, 63 RBI, and 69 runs in 117 games this year.
Aug 21 - 10:33 PM

Zach Britton tallied his 11th save of the season on Monday night against the Athletics.

Orioles manager Buck Showalter turned to his closer to secure the final out after Khris Davis reached on a fielding error and Alec Asher issued a two-out walk to Matt Chapman, putting two men on and the tying run in the on-deck circle. Britton, who's been pretty sharp over the last three weeks, needed just four pitches to induce a game-ending groundout from Bruce Maxwell.
Aug 21 - 10:23 PM

Jonathan Schoop belted a three-run homer Monday in the Orioles' defeat of the Athletics.

The three-run shot off A's starter Chris Smith gave Baltimore a 5-1 advantage in the bottom of the fifth inning. Schoop also had a big showing in Sunday's series finale against the Angels and he now boasts a .302/.351/.538 slash line with 27 home runs and 91 RBI over 123 total games this season.
Aug 21 - 10:21 PM

Wade Miley held the Athletics to two earned runs over six-plus innings Monday for his seventh win of the season.

Miley again struggled with free passes, issuing four of them, but he easily out-dueled A's starter Chris Smith and the Orioles' offense backed the 30-year-old left-hander with seven runs of support. Miley yielded five hits and struck out six while working into the top of the seventh inning. He's now 7-10 on the year with a 5.11 ERA, 1.68 WHIP, and 118/76 K/BB ratio in 26 starts covering 132 frames.
Aug 21 - 10:20 PM

Orioles released INF Paul Janish.

Janish is retiring from baseball and will take a coaching position at Rice University starting next season. The 34-year-old hit only .212/.280/.284 over parts of nine seasons in the majors, but he was able to sustain a nice little career on the strength of his glove and versatility.
Aug 21 - 4:48 PM

Chris Tillman yielded four earned runs over 5 1/3 innings Sunday in a no-decision versus the Angels.

Tillman issued six walks and gave up four hits, including two home runs, in the eventual 5-4 loss to the visiting Halos. Tillman is 1-7 with a hideous 7.75 ERA and 1.99 WHIP in 74 1/3 innings this season.
Aug 20 - 5:15 PM

Chris Davis (illness) is back in the Orioles' lineup Sunday.

Davis missed the last two games with an illness, but he's feeling well enough to give it a go Sunday. He's at first base and batting seventh against Parker Bridwell and the Angels.
Aug 20 - 11:30 AM

J.J. Hardy (wrist) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Norfolk on Monday.

He hasn't played in two months due to a fractured wrist, so Hardy figures to need a good number of rehab games. He's also not guaranteed a starting job once he returns with Tim Beckham playing so well.
Aug 20 - 11:23 AM

Orioles recalled RHP Alec Asher from Triple-A Norfolk.

Asher has posted a 5.53 ERA over 21 appearances -- six starts -- for the Orioles this season. He'll give the bullpen some length.
Aug 20 - 11:21 AM

Orioles placed RHP Miguel Castro on the bereavement list.

He can be away for 3-7 days. Castro pitched 4 2/3 scoreless relief innings the last two days. Alec Asher is replacing him in the bullpen.
Aug 20 - 11:20 AM

Chris Tillman will start Sunday against the Angels.

It was the expected move, though the Orioles waited to announce it until after Saturday's game in case Tillman was needed out of the pen. Tillman was ousted from the rotation earlier this month after a string of awful outings. He's gone 1-7 with a brutal 8.10 ERA over 15 starts this season and shouldn't be on the streaming radar.
Aug 19 - 11:59 PM

Manny Machado stayed hot at the plate, going 2-for-4 in Saturday's loss to the Angels.

He singled twice and didn't factor into the scoring but it is nice to see him consistently finding success at the plate for a multi-game stretch. He struggled through a long slump for a good portion of the season but the tide has turned in recent days (he hit three home runs on Friday). He has his stat line up to .266/.320/.494 with 26 home runs, 81 RBI and 63 runs scored in 522 plate appearances and is a good bet to be one of the better hitters in baseball for the rest of the season.
Aug 19 - 11:52 PM

Kevin Gausman served up four homers and allowed five runs in four innings during Saturday's loss to the Angels.

Both Mike Trout and Luis Valbuena burned him twice. He tossed a gopherball in each inning he pitched. It's been an up-and-down season for the young hurler and there's definitely been a lot more good than bad lately. This is the first bad start he's made in a while and ends his 10 game stretch in which he went 6-1 with a 3.19 ERA. He is now 9-9 with a 5.25 ERA and woeful 1.63 WHIP overall, with most of that damage done before the All Star break. He's given up 26 taters in 27 starts. The fact he has punched out 135 batters in 144 innings shows his potential if he can find a way to keep the ball out of the bleachers.
Aug 19 - 11:44 PM

Welington Castillo (illness) was added to the Orioles' lineup Saturday against the Angels.

Castillo wasn't in the original lineup but talked his way into the starting nine after making it through Saturday's batting practice. He'll start behind the plate and bat eighth versus Halos right-hander J.C. Ramirez.
Aug 19 - 5:40 PM


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