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  1. The Orioles are also interested in Nick Franklin

    Mar 13, 2014, 6:28 PM EDT

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    We learned last month that the Mets and Rays had been in touch with the Mariners about a trade for infielder Nick Franklin, but CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that the Orioles are also interested. Baltimore would be a logical fit for Franklin, as Ryan Flaherty, Jonathan Schoop, Jemile Weeks, and Alexi Casilla are the…

  2. Orioles sign Alex Gonzalez

    Jan 31, 2014, 1:13 PM EDT

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    Alex Gonzalez looked just about done last season, hitting .177 in 41 games for the Brewers before being released at age 37, but he’ll try to hang on for one more year after signing a minor-league contract with the Orioles. Milwaukee used Gonzalez mostly as a first baseman, which is pretty silly, but it’s possible…

  3. Orioles sign Alexi Casilla to a minor league deal

    Jan 10, 2014, 7:25 PM EDT

    Alexi Casilla

    Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Orioles have signed middle infielder Alexi Casilla to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training. Casilla spent the 2013 season with the Orioles after they selected him off of waivers from the Twins in November 2012. In 125 plate appearances, Casilla posted a…

  4. “A bunch of teams moving quick” on Stephen Drew

    Nov 10, 2013, 8:55 AM EDT

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    Because he received a qualifying offer from the Red Sox and signing him will require the forfeiture of a top draft pick, there was some thought that free agent shortstop Stephen Drew might struggle to attract multiple lucrative offers on the open market this offseason. But that apparently won’t be the case. A source told…

  5. Orioles decline Alexi Casilla’s option

    Nov 4, 2013, 7:14 PM EDT

    Alexi Casilla

    Baltimore has declined its $3 million option on Alexi Casilla for 2014, making the infielder a free agent with a $200,000 buyout. Casilla was claimed off waivers from the Twins in November, but played sparingly for the Orioles and hit just .214 with a .563 OPS in 64 games. He’s still just 29 years old,…

  6. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 24, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT

    Pittsburgh Pirates v Chicago Cubs

    Pirates 2, Cubs 1: And with that the Pirates are going to the playoffs. It’s so strange, though, how even though it’s the franchise that has lost for the past 20 years — even though it’s just the laundry which has been shut out so long — that we sort of passively put all that…

  7. Alexi Casilla to undergo tests for possible concussion

    Sep 23, 2013, 8:58 PM EDT

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    Today was a painful day for the Orioles. In addition to being swept by the Rays and losing third baseman Manny Machado due to a scary leg injury, Alexi Casilla was forced to exit after he collided head-first into Nick Markakis‘ leg while attempting to make a diving catch in the seventh inning. Casilla nearly…

  8. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 26, 2013, 6:57 AM EDT

    New York Yankees' Suzuki runs and watches the ball after he hit a walk-off home run to beat the Texas Rangers in their MLB American League game in New York

    Yankees 4, Rangers 3: Walkoff homer for Ichiro? Well shut my mouth. Wait, what? Well jeez, Brian, it’s just an expression. You don’t have to agree so emphatically and profanely. Angels 14, Tigers 8: Well that fifth inning got out of a hand in a hurry. Rick Porcello was beaten around for seven runs on…

  9. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 10, 2013, 6:49 AM EDT

    St. Louis Cardinals v Cincinnati Reds

    Cardinals 11, Reds 4: I’ll take “Improbable scores for an extra-inning game for $200, Alex.” It was already 7-4 in the top of the 10th when Matt Holliday came to the plate but he hit a grand slam off Curtis Partch to truly ice the game. J.J. Hoover was charged with six of the seven…

  10. Play of the Day: Alexi Casilla makes an incredible tag at second

    Jun 9, 2013, 10:30 PM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v Tampa Bay Rays

    With the Orioles up 5-1 in the bottom of the second this afternoon, the Rays were attempting to mount an early comeback. Evan Longoria had doubled and Desmond Jennings drove him in with a single for the Rays’ first run. Trying to put himself in scoring position, Jennings attempted to steal second base with Ryan…

  11. The Orioles want Alexi Casilla to give up switch-hitting

    May 10, 2013, 5:45 PM EDT

    Alexi Casilla

    Infielder Alexi Casilla is hitting .200/.222/.257 in 35 at-bats for the Orioles this season after coming in at .241/.282/.321 in 299 at-bats for the Twins last year. Hence, the Orioles think it’s time for him to try something new. In this case, they believe the natural right-handed hitter should give up switch-hitting. The interesting thing…

  12. Yankees turn triple play against Orioles

    Apr 12, 2013, 9:47 PM EDT

    New York Yankees' Sabathia reacts after being called for a balk against the Baltimore Orioles during their American League game in New York

    The Orioles appeared to be mounting a rally in the top of the eighth after surrendering three runs to the Yankees in the bottom of the seventh. Alexi Casilla and Nick Markakis both singled to put runners on first and second with no outs, but after a lengthy battle between starter C.C. Sabathia and third…

  13. Brian Roberts out 2-4 weeks with ruptured knee tendon

    Apr 5, 2013, 12:48 PM EDT

    Brian Roberts

    Brian Roberts has been diagnosed with a ruptured tendon in the back of his knee, which sounds really bad but apparently won’t require surgery and will only keep him out for 2-4 weeks, according to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun. Roberts, who was finally feeling healthy after having his career derailed by multiple concussions,…

  14. Brian Roberts suffers hamstring injury, gets helped off field

    Apr 4, 2013, 6:04 PM EDT

    Brian Roberts, Jose Lobaton

    In what one can only hope is a temporary setback for Brian Roberts‘ comeback bid, the Orioles second baseman left Thursday’s game in the ninth inning with a right hamstring injury. Roberts said he felt a pop in his hamstring before diving headfirst into second base in the game against the Rays. He didn’t put…

  15. Orioles avoid arbitration with Alexi Casilla, Steve Pearce and Taylor Teagarden

    Nov 30, 2012, 7:52 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports that Casilla got a one-year, $1.7 million deal with a $3 million club option for 2014. The O’s could buy out the option for $200,000. 7:52 PM: Eddie A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Orioles have avoided arbitration with infielder Alexi Casilla, utility man…

  16. The Mariners trade Trayvon Robinson to the Orioles for Robert Andino

    Nov 20, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT

    Robert Andino

    The Seattle Mariners have announced that they’ve acquired Robert Andino from Orioles for Trayvon Robinson. After being acquired from the Dodgers in 2011, Robinson, an outfielder, has had 319 big league plate appearances over the past two seasons, and he just hasn’t hit. His line: .221/.294/.324.  He hit pretty darn well in the minors, but…

  17. Grading Friday’s waiver claims

    Nov 2, 2012, 6:56 PM EDT

    Guillermo Moscoso

    Royals claim RHP Guillermo Moscoso from Rockies and C Brett Hayes from Marlins Moscoso had a nice 3.38 ERA in 21 starts and two relief appearances for the A’s in 2011 before being sent to the Rockies in last winter’s Seth Smith deal. Like most everyone else on Colorado’s pitching staff, he was a bust…

  18. Orioles claim Alexi Casilla off waivers from Twins

    Nov 2, 2012, 3:45 PM EDT

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    Instead of non-tendering Alexi Casilla later the Twins decided to simply place him on waivers now and the Orioles claimed the 28-year-old infielder. Casilla was repeatedly given chances to take hold of the long-term job at second base in Minnesota, but hit just .250 with a .305 on-base percentage and .334 slugging percentage in 1,764…

  19. Danny Valencia, starting third baseman since 2010, demoted to Triple-A by Twins

    May 10, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

    New York Yankees v Minnesota Twins, Game 2

    As soon as the Twins called up Brian Dozier to start at shortstop and shifted Jamey Carroll into a utility man role it was clear that Danny Valencia and Alexi Casilla were on some very thin ice. Carroll has started each of the past three games at second base, but apparently that was due mostly…

  20. Looking at MLB’s least productive positions to date

    May 7, 2012, 6:56 PM EDT

    Xavier Nady

    Nationals left fielders, “led” by Xavier Nady, have amassed an MLB-low .406 OPS in 101 at-bats to date, hitting just .119 with no homers and six RBI. Here’s the list of the worst OPSs by team and position so far, along with the player most responsible for the poor showing. LF Nationals – .406 (.119/.237/.168)…

  21. Will Jered Weaver’s no-hitter help Angels turn things around?

    May 3, 2012, 2:35 AM EDT

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    Jered Weaver couldn’t hold back the tears in the aftermath of his first career no-hitter on Wednesday night against the Minnesota Twins. After an emotional celebration with his Angels teammates, he hugged his parents and his wife before taking the microphone to address the crowd. “My mom, my dad, my wife, I mean this is…

  22. Jered Weaver stymies Twins for first career no-hitter

    May 3, 2012, 12:27 AM EDT

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    We’ve got a big no-no alert tonight out in Anaheim. Angels starter Jered Weaver is just three outs away from completing a no-hitter against the Twins. He’s fanned eight batters and walked just one in a dominant showing against a punchless Minnesota lineup, and is sitting on 111 pitches as the game moves to the…

  23. A.J. Burnett is giving Daniel McCutchen’s daughter a college fund in exchange for his jersey number

    Feb 27, 2012, 11:33 AM EDT

    A.J. Burnett

    We often hear about veterans coming to new teams and asking younger players for their old jersey numbers.  Often there is payment involved. Last year Julio Borbon gave Adrian Beltre his customary number 29 in exchange for a watch. The year before, Jim Thome gave Alexi Casilla a Rolex in exchange for his number with the…

  24. Alexi Casilla, Twins avoid arbitration with one-year deal

    Feb 15, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    Alexi Casilla and the Twins won’t be going through with an arbitration hearing, instead agreeing to a one-year deal worth $1,382,500. Casilla filed for $1.75 million and the Twins countered at $1.065 million, so the two sides settled at $25,000 below the midpoint. Casilla, who hit .260 with two homers and a .691 OPS in…

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