Trey Mancini’s big bat has given Orioles manager Buck Showalter a lot of flexibility with his lineup, a point the Baltimore rookie drove home emphatically yet again with two big swings during a 7-2 win over the A’s on Thursday night.
The Orioles traded right-hander Steve Johnson to the Chicago White Sox in exchange for cash considerations, the team announced on Wednesday afternoon.
The Orioles on Wednesday reinstated Mark Trumbo from the 10-day disabled list, slotting him in as the designated hitter for the matinee matchup against the Angels.
The Orioles will look to better their postseason chances on Thursday in a city that has been historically tough for them to play well in.
Orioles outfielder Joey Rickard exited Wednesday’s series finale in the top of the sixth inning after taking a pitch off his helmet.
The Angels used a big day from C.J. Cron, a solid five innings from Troy Scribner and some stellar relief to end their homestand on a high note with Wednesday’s 5-1 series victory over the Orioles.
Tuesday night was not a notable one for Baltimore’s offense. The Orioles, winners of eight of 10 games coming in, were flummoxed for most of the evening by former Baltimore prospect Parker Bridwell’s seven innings.
Four months ago, the Orioles traded right-hander Parker Bridwell to the Angels in exchange for cash considerations. On Tuesday night, Bridwell helped defeat the team that cast him off by firing seven-innings of one-run ball in the Angels’ 3-2 victory over the Orioles at Angel Stadium.
Angles rookie Troy Scribner will make his second career start on Wednesday afternoon at Angel Stadium against a dangerous Orioles lineup and red-hot righty Kevin Gausman.
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The Orioles are expected to activate designated hitter Mark Trumbo from the 10-day disabled list prior to Wednesday’s series finale against the Angels.