Jeremy Hellickson, making his first start for the Orioles since being acquired from the Phillies on Friday, threw seven strong innings in a 6-0 victory over the Royals on Wednesday night at Camden Yards. The Orioles won their fifth straight by sweeping the three-game series.
As about 70 kids took their seats near the third base line at Orioles Park at Camden Yards on Tuesday morning, Donald Hooton, Jr. stood in front of them wearing a blue T-shirt that read “ALL ME. PED FREE.”
If Orioles utility man Ryan Flaherty finishes the full 20 days of his injury rehab assignment, he would be eligible to re-join the club on Aug. 15, but manager Buck Showalter is hoping to get Flaherty back sooner than that.
Veteran right-hander Jeremy Hellickson, who was acquired from the Phillies on Friday, will face Royals lefty Jason Vargas in his Orioles debut.
Right-hander Dylan Bundy delivered the Orioles’ fourth straight solid start, and Seth Smith had two hits and three RBIs in a 7-2 victory over the Royals on Tuesday night at Camden Yards.
Hours before he stepped out onto the Camden Yards field in an Orioles uniform for the first time on Tuesday, Tim Beckham was confident he could help his new team.
Prior to Monday’s series opener against the Royals, the Orioles placed Mark Trumbo on the 10-day disabled list to make room for new pitcher Jeremy Hellickson to the 25-man roster.
Jeremy Hellickson was in an Orioles uniform on Monday, and the new right-hander -acquired in a trade with the Phillies on Friday night- will make his Baltimore debut on Wednesday against the Royals.
Infielder Tim Beckham has been traded by the Rays to the Orioles for young right-hander Tobia Myers.
With the arrival of Jeremy Hellickson, and the preference to not go to a six-man rotation, it seems someone on the Orioles’ starting staff will lose their job. Righty Ubaldo Jimenez is making a strong case to stay.
Craig Gentry served a soft two-out, ninth-inning single to center off reliever Joakim Soria, scoring Caleb Joseph, as the Orioles walked off against the Royals, 2-1, Monday night at Camden Yards.
The Orioles and Royals, two teams fighting for a postseason berth, didn’t factor into any major moves on Monday. In fact, Tuesday’s Royals starter Ian Kennedy, in the second year of a potential five-year deal, was relieved that this was the first Trade Deadline in years in which he never heard his name come up.