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Orioles add reliever Wright

By The Sports Network, 2 years 9 months ago
Baltimore, MD (SportsNetwork.com) - The Baltimore Orioles have signed left- handed reliever Wesley Wright to a one-year contract, the team announced Friday. A seven-year major league veteran, Wright spent last season with the Chicago Cubs and pitched in 58 games, going 0-3 with a 3.17 earned run average. The 29-year-old was granted free agency after the Cubs opted not to tender him a...

Orioles' Davis cleared to use Adderall

By The Sports Network, 2 years 9 months ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - Baltimore Orioles slugger Chris Davis has been cleared by Major League Baseball to use Adderall for the upcoming season, his manager said. Buck Showalter said Tuesday that Davis told him he was given a theraputic-use exemption for the medication, according to the team's official website. MLB suspended Davis in September for 25 games after he tested positive for an...

Orioles tender all 11 arbitration-eligible players

By The Sports Network, 2 years 9 months ago
Baltimore, MD (SportsNetwork.com) - The defending AL East champion Baltimore Orioles decided to tender contracts to all 11 of their arbitration- eligible players on Tuesday. Catcher Matt Wieters, infielders Chris Davis, Ryan Flaherty and Steve Pearce, outfielder Alejandro De Aza and pitchers Miguel Gonzalez, Tommy Hunter, Bud Norris, Chris Tillman, Zach Britton and Brian Matusz were all...

Orioles acquire LHP Scott Barnes

By The Sports Network, 2 years 9 months ago
Baltimore, MD (SportsNetwork.com) - The Baltimore Orioles acquired left- handed pitcher Scott Barnes from the Cleveland Indians for cash considerations on Wednesday. Barnes, 27, spent all of 2014 with Cleveland's Triple-A affiliate, the Columbus Clippers. He finished with a 3-2 record and a 3.69 ERA in 25 appearances, including one start. In his major league career, Barnes has made 22...

Showalter, Williams named managers of the year

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 years 10 months ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - Buck Showalter captured his third AL Manager of the Year award on Tuesday, and Matt Williams was named the best skipper in the Senior Circuit per the Baseball Writers Association of America.Showalter, who captured the award in 1994 with the Yankees and 10 years later with the Rangers, guided the Baltimore Orioles to 96 wins and an AL East crown this past season.Baltimore won...

Cruz gets qualifying offer from Orioles

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 years 10 months ago
Baltimore, MD (SportsNetwork.com) - For the second year in a row, Nelson Cruz received a qualifying offer from his team. It's likely that baseball's 2014 home run champion will decline this one as well.The Baltimore Orioles extended the one-year, $15.3 million tender to Cruz at Monday's deadline to do so. The veteran slugger will have one week to either accept the offer or re-enter the free agent...

Orioles decline part of option on Markakis' contract

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 years 10 months ago
Baltimore, MD (SportsNetwork.com) - The Baltimore Orioles announced Friday that the club has declined their portion of the mutual option on the contract of right fielder Nick Markakis."Nick is a dependable player and the O's would like to continue [their] relationship with him," said Orioles GM Dan Duquette.Markakis finished the 2014 season with a .276 average, .342 on-base percentage, 14 home...

O's pick up options on Chen, O'Day

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 years 10 months ago
Baltimore, MD (SportsNetwork.com) - The Baltimore Orioles have exercised the 2015 club options on the contracts of pitchers Wei-Yin Chen and Darren O'Day, the team announced Thursday.Chen was 16-6 with a 3.54 earned run average in 31 starts this past season. In three years with the O's, the 29-year-old lefty from Taiwan has gone 35-24 with a 3.86 ERA in 86 starts.O'Day, 32, made 68 relief...

O's outright Meek

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 years 10 months ago
Baltimore, MD (SportsNetwork.com) - The Baltimore Orioles outrighted relief pitcher Evan Meek to Triple-A Norfolk on Wednesday.Meek went 0-4 with a 5.79 ERA in 23 games for the Orioles this season. He also posted a 2-0 mark with a 1.94 ERA and 16 saves in 39 games for the Tides.The 31-year-old right-hander also spent parts of five big league seasons with the Pirates and owns a career mark of 7-11...

O's take Steve Johnson off 40-man roster

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 years 11 months ago
Baltimore, MD (SportsNetwork.com) - The Baltimore Orioles outrighted pitcher Steve Johnson to Triple-A Norfolk on Friday, removing him from the 40-man roster.The oft-injured Johnson hasn't pitched in the majors since Sept. 27, 2013. He had surgery last month to remove a bone spur from his right pitching shoulder after making a combined 17 starts in three different minor-league levels this year....