The Brewers traded catcher Andrew Susac to the Orioles in exchange for cash on Friday, a move that added to Baltimore’s depth and eased a logjam for Milwaukee.
The Orioles announced on Thursday that they’d made 19 non-roster invititations for this year’s Major League Spring Training, with the club slated to have 35 pitchers in camp later this month in Sarasota, Fla.
As the temperatures dipped again in Baltimore this week, fans could take comfort Wednesday afternoon with a sight that spring is just around the corner: Orioles Truck Day.
Manager Buck Showalter had a staff meeting last week and said Saturday at Orioles FanFest that he doesn’t have any anxiety about the organization’s quiet offseason.
Manny Machado’s move from third base to shortstop means we have to consider Machado and Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop to be one of the best double-play partnerships in the sport.
Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette knows he still has a lot of work to do before the O’s open the regular season. A catcher, a left-handed bat and — the top priority — some veteran starters to add to the rotation are still on the list.
Orioles superstar Manny Machado will be shifting back to his natural position of shortstop, the team announced on Saturday.
Orioles closer Zach Britton has had no setbacks in his rehabilitation from a ruptured right achilles tendon and said in a conference call with reporters at Orioles FanFest on Saturday he is ahead of schedule in his recovery.
Orioles center fielder Adam Jones has never been shy about sharing his opinions, and his appearance Saturday at Orioles FanFest was no different.
The Orioles’ farm system is showing signs of improvement. Baltimore had three prospects reach the Top 10 in MLB Pipeline in their respective positions, and two of those players — Austin Hays and Ryan Mountcastle — cracked the Top 100 overall.
The Orioles bolstered their infield depth Friday by acquiring infielder Engelb Vielma from the Giants in exchange for a player to be named or cash considerations, the club announced.
Orioles great Mike Mussina is getting closer to the Hall of Fame, but he’s not there yet. Chipper Jones, Vladimir Guerrero, Jim Thome and Trevor Hoffman were unveiled on Wednesday night as the 2018 Hall of Fame class that will be enshrined this summer.