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  1. Major League Baseball is open to a rules change to let pitchers use some sticky goo

    Jun 29, 2015, 9:30 AM EDT

    Gerry David, Michael Pineda

    But they’ve said this before too, and there has been no action. Why?

  2. Brian Matusz’s eight-game suspension upheld by MLB

    Jun 5, 2015, 6:05 PM EDT

    Brian Matusz

    Brian Matusz did not have his eight-game suspension reduced by Major League Baseball.

  3. Orioles place reliever Wesley Wright on the disabled list

    Apr 11, 2015, 5:15 PM EDT

    Toronto Blue Jays v Baltimore Orioles

    Wright has been dealing with left shoulder pain of late, but it’s believed to be emanating from his his neck/back.

  4. Video: Alex Rodriguez connects for his third home run of the spring

    Mar 28, 2015, 5:30 PM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez AP

    Rodriguez is now batting .306 (11-for-36) with three home runs, a double and a .925 OPS across 15 games this spring.

  5. The Mets continue to monitor the market for left-handed relievers

    Mar 26, 2015, 9:50 PM EDT

    mets logo

    The Mets are keeping an eye on the Dodgers and Rockies as they look to replace Josh Edgin.

  6. Need a lefty? Orioles “are open to trading” Brian Matusz

    Mar 18, 2015, 10:48 AM EDT

    St. Louis Cardinals v Baltimore Orioles

    And they’ll pay some of his $3.2 million salary, too.

  7. Mets “have been scouting” Orioles lefty Brian Matusz

    Mar 16, 2015, 10:45 AM EDT

    St. Louis Cardinals v Baltimore Orioles

    Josh Edgin undergoing Tommy John elbow surgery leaves the Mets especially lacking in lefty reliever candidates.

  8. Orioles “closing in on” trade for Pirates’ Travis Snider

    Jan 27, 2015, 6:19 PM EDT

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    The Orioles have failed in their pursuit of several free agent outfielders this offseason, so they might now be turning to the trade market to fill the need.

  9. Royals emerge victorious in Game 1 of the ALCS against the Orioles, 8-6

    Oct 11, 2014, 12:55 AM EDT

    Kansas City Royals

    In a thrilling battle with the Orioles to open up the ALCS on Friday night at Camden Yards, the Royals emerged victorious in 10 innings.

  10. Royals slug two home runs to take an 8-5 lead in the 10th inning

    Oct 11, 2014, 12:34 AM EDT

    Eric Hosmer

    Alex Gordon and Mike Moustakas both homered in the top of the 10th inning, giving the Royals a three-run lead as they attempt to take Game 1 of the ALCS from the Orioles.

  11. Orioles drop Ubaldo Jimenez from the ALCS roster

    Oct 10, 2014, 1:15 PM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v New York Yankees

    Baltimore sees more potential use in left-hander Brian Matusz.

  12. The Orioles announce their ALDS roster: welcome to the playoffs Ubaldo Jimenez

    Oct 2, 2014, 11:08 AM EDT

    orioles logo

    And Delmon Young gets to see his friends from Detroit once again.

  13. Brian Matusz makes a special connection with a fan who shares his peanut allergy

    Apr 18, 2014, 11:03 AM EDT

    St. Louis Cardinals v Baltimore Orioles

    Over two million Americans have peanut allergies. This story is about two of them.

  14. Ranking the bullpens: 2014 edition

    Feb 7, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Atlanta Braves

    We tried this with the rotations the other day. Once again, I’ll be dipping into my 2014 projections here to rank the bullpens. To come up with the following bullpen ERAs, I simply combined each team’s seven highest-IP relievers, according to my projections. AL Royals – 2.93 Red Sox – 3.14 Athletics – 3.16 Rangers…

  15. Orioles will tender contracts to all of their arbitration-eligible players

    Nov 25, 2013, 9:57 PM EDT

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    MLB teams have until December 2 to decide whether to tender contracts to their arbitration-eligible players, but there won’t be any intrigue with the Orioles. According to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun, Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette confirmed this evening that the club plans to tender contracts to all nine players in question.…

  16. Rather Be Lucky

    Sep 12, 2013, 12:16 PM EDT

    Buck Showalter

    The Baltimore Orioles are, in most ways, a better baseball team than they were last year. — Last year, they scored 712 runs. This year, they are on pace to score 760. — Last year, they gave up 705 runs. This year, they are on pace to give up a similar 712. — Last year,…

  17. Terrible in the rotation and excellent in the bullpen, Brian Matusz still wants to start

    Aug 26, 2013, 12:46 PM EDT

    St. Louis Cardinals v Baltimore Orioles

    After going 21-33 with a 5.51 ERA in 68 career starts Brian Matusz shifted to the bullpen in the middle of last season and has fared very well as a reliever, throwing 57 innings with a 2.84 ERA, 57/17 K/BB ratio, and .202 opponents’ batting average. However, the 26-year-old left-hander told Rich Dubroff of CSNBaltimore.com…

  18. Arbitration avoidance roundup: Loose ends

    Jan 18, 2013, 7:20 PM EDT

    arbitration

    By noon we’d already done a dozen posts about players and teams avoiding arbitration ahead of today’s deadline, so something had to give. We’ll keep posting the more noteworthy cases, but here’s a roundup of the not-so-noteworthy ones that will be updated throughout the day. • Gaby Sanchez and the Pirates: $1.75 million • Antonio…

  19. Brian Matusz underwent abdominal surgery last month

    Nov 7, 2012, 7:32 PM EDT

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    From MLB.com’s Britt Ghiroli comes word that Orioles left-hander Brian Matusz had surgery last month to repair a torn muscle in the lower part of his abdomen, officially termed a rectus abdominis tear. Matusz pitched with the injury for the final three months of the regular season and was fully aware that some kind of…

  20. Oh look, someone is forcing the “A-Rod is an ego-driven diva” narrative

    Oct 11, 2012, 12:30 PM EDT

    Yankees' Jeter and Rodriguez celebrate a solo home run by teammate Ibanez against the Baltimore Orioles during Game 3 of their MLB ALDS baseball playoff series in New York

    It’s obvious that, for years, Alex Rodriguez‘s ego caused him trouble. He often came off as vain and self-centered in the media. Usually in ways that had little if anything to do with baseball, it should be noted. More as it relates to his public image and the like. But we haven’t seen that for…

  21. Jim Johnson bounces back as Orioles even ALDS with Yankees

    Oct 9, 2012, 12:14 AM EDT

    Jim Johnson Getty

    Jim Johnson took the loss in Game 1 of the ALDS against the Yankees last night by giving up five runs (four earned) in the ninth inning while retiring just one batter. But he redeemed himself tonight. Johnson, who led the majors with 51 saves during the regular season, pitched a perfect ninth inning for…

  22. Derek Jeter drives in run to cut into Orioles lead

    Oct 8, 2012, 11:18 PM EDT

    Jeter Getty

    UPDATE: The Orioles got out of it. Darren O’Day struck out Alex Rodriguez swinging for the second out before Buck Showalter made another change, this time bringing in Brian Matusz. The southpaw issued an intentional walk to Robinson Cano before getting Nick Swisher to fly out to left field to end the inning. The Orioles…

  23. Orioles’ Jason Hammel set for knee surgery

    Jul 15, 2012, 12:20 PM EDT

    Jason Hammel

    Jason Hammel, who has lost four straight starts trying to pitch with a sore right knee, will undergo surgery and miss at least three weeks, Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports. Hammel has loose cartilage floating around in the knee that he needs taken out. “Where it was before it was kind of uncomfortable,”…

  24. Jason Hammel undergoing surgery on right knee, out at least four weeks

    Jul 14, 2012, 10:38 PM EDT

    jason hammel ap

    The Orioles celebrated a walkoff victory over the Tigers on Saturday, but they’re struggling to cling to an American League Wild Card spot and could be without one of their best starters for a while. Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun writes that Jason Hammel has cartilage “floating” in his right knee that gives him pain…

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