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  1. Chris Davis homers three times in O’s rout of Pirates

    May 20, 2014, 10:23 PM EDT

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    Orioles slugger Chris Davis entered Tuesday night’s series opener against the Pirates with just three home runs on the year. He doubled that total in three straight at-bats as the O’s routed the host Bucs.

  2. Chris Davis back in Orioles’ lineup Sunday after missing 15 days with a strained left oblique

    May 11, 2014, 12:42 PM EDT

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    Orioles slugger Chris Davis is back in Baltimore’s starting lineup on Sunday afternoon against the Astros after spending the minimum 15 days on the disabled list with a left oblique strain. He is batting third and starting at first base as the O’s try to finish off a three-game sweep of the visiting Astros.

  3. Chris Davis to play in rehab game at Double-A on Saturday

    May 9, 2014, 7:50 PM EDT

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    Chris Davis will take his first step towards rejoining the Orioles’ lineup by playing in a rehab game on Saturday.

  4. Chris Davis swings, throws for first time since hitting disabled list with strained left oblique

    May 6, 2014, 9:21 PM EDT

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    From MLB.com’s Brittany Ghiroli comes word that Orioles first baseman Chris Davis took 25 practice swings and made 30 throws on Tuesday afternoon at Tropicana Field — the first time he had done either activity since being placed on the 15-day disabled list at the end of April with a strained left oblique.

  5. Report: Orioles still in discussions with free agent Kendrys Morales

    May 2, 2014, 6:55 PM EDT

    Kendrys Morales

    Kendrys Morales remains a free agent, but according to Jon Heyman, he and the Orioles have been having a dialogue.

  6. Orioles re-sign Steve Pearce to major league contract

    Apr 29, 2014, 8:39 PM EDT

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    The Orioles designated Steve Pearce for assignment last week. Now they’ve re-signed him to provide first base depth.

  7. Chris Davis DL bound with strained oblique

    Apr 26, 2014, 11:45 PM EDT

    Chris Davis

    Fortunately, Tommy John surgery doesn’t appear to be necessary.

  8. Bryce Harper taken out of Friday night’s game with apparent wrist injury

    Apr 25, 2014, 10:05 PM EDT

    Bryce Harper

    In what has been a night of productive players suffering injuries, Bryce Harper adds his name to the list.

  9. Chris Davis exits Friday night’s game with an oblique strain

    Apr 25, 2014, 9:34 PM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v Toronto Blue Jays

    The Orioles had a scare on Friday night when their power-hitting first baseman left early with an injury.

  10. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 25, 2014, 6:51 AM EDT

    CC Sabathia

    The Yankees bounce back. The Astros play like bush leaguers.

  11. The Royals: A history of (no) power

    Apr 21, 2014, 12:46 PM EDT

    stevebalboni

    You probably know this, but the Kansas City Royals single season home run record is 36, and Steve Balboni set it almost 30 years ago.

  12. Chase Utley is a five-alarm fire right now

    Apr 13, 2014, 6:55 PM EDT

    Chase Utley

    The Phillies’ second baseman has been on an absolute tear to start the season.

  13. Phillies move Ryan Howard out of the cleanup spot for the first time since 2008

    Apr 1, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v Philadelphia Phillies

    Ryan Howard batted cleanup for the Phillies on Opening Day, going 2-for-5 with a walk (and three strikeouts) in a wild 14-10 win over the Rangers, but manager Ryne Sandberg is switching things up for Game 2 tonight.

  14. 2014 Preview: Baltimore Orioles

    Mar 28, 2014, 11:03 AM EDT

    Chris Tillman AP

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Baltimore Orioles. The Big Question: Is there enough pitching here to get the O’s back to the playoffs? The Orioles…

  15. No progress in extension talks between Orioles, Chris Davis

    Mar 16, 2014, 6:00 PM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays v Baltimore Orioles

    Chris Davis led baseball in home runs and RBI last season with 53 and 138, respectively. He earned a $10.35 million salary for 2014 in his second year of arbitration eligibility and will enter his third and final period of arbitration eligibility next winter after which he can become a free agent. Per MASN’s Steve…

  16. Smart money on Hanley Ramirez, Jay Bruce in prop bets

    Mar 12, 2014, 5:55 PM EDT

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    Bovada released its player prop bets for the 2014 season on Wednesday, providing odds on the AL and NL MVP and Cy Young races, as well as MLB’s home run leader. Here’s a look at what I consider to be the best bets in each category. Please do note, though, all information here is for…

  17. Orioles made long-term offer to Chris Davis

    Feb 2, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

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    According to an article on ESPN.com, Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette told the crowd at Saturday’s annual FanFest in Baltimore that the O’s made a long-term contract offer to slugger Chris Davis earlier this offseason. Davis, a client of super agent Scott Boras, settled for a one-year, $10.35 million contract instead, avoiding arbitration. Davis…

  18. Reds VP Bob Miller on the arbitration process: “It works poorly”

    Jan 17, 2014, 8:55 PM EDT

    Mike Leake

    The Reds avoided arbitration with starter Mike Leake and relievers Sam LeCure and Alfredo Simon earlier today, but were not able to do so with starter Homer Bailey and flame-throwing closer Aroldis Chapman. As a guest on The C Dot Show earlier, Reds vice president Bob Miller (who handles the arbitration cases for the club)…

  19. Jeff Francoeur’s eyes are in the best shape of his life

    Dec 9, 2013, 12:53 PM EDT

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    According to FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal, free agent Jeff Francouer recently had LASIK surgery and has decided to go to a lighter bat in an attempt to salvage his career. The soon-to-be 30-year-old Francoeur finished last season out of the league after being let go by the Giants in late August. On the heels of a…

  20. Ryan Howard thinks he can be a 30-100 guy again

    Dec 1, 2013, 10:10 PM EDT

    Ryan Howard

    This is a few days old, but per MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki, Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard thinks he can still be a 30-100 guy (as in 30 home runs and 100 RBI). Howard has been slowed by injuries ever since he tore his Achilles tendon making the final out in Game 5 of the 2011…

  21. 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.…

  22. The Tigers and Rangers trade is just as much about past mistakes as it is about current need

    Nov 21, 2013, 5:34 AM EDT

    Prince Fielder

    In case you missed the big news last night, the Tigers traded Prince Fielder to Texas for Ian Kinsler. Detroit is sending along around $30 million. The net result: the Tigers get Kinsler and about $70 million in salary relief, the Rangers get seven years of Fielder and a $138 million bill for his services.…

  23. Orioles may trade Matt Wieters or J.J. Hardy to create payroll flexibility

    Nov 15, 2013, 10:10 PM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v Pittsburgh Pirates

    With their eyes on the horizon, the Orioles are open to the possibility of trading catcher Matt Wieters or shortstop J.J. Hardy to create payroll flexibility, reports Steve Melewski of MASN. The O’s have some interesting situations to address in the near future including extending Chris Davis (a free agent after 2015) and buying out…

  24. Three thoughts on what ‘valuable’ means (yes, it’s more AL MVP discussion)

    Nov 15, 2013, 5:15 PM EDT

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    So here’s the explanation from Bill Ballou of the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, who voted Mike Trout 7th on his MVP ballot: I am a strict constructionist re: “valuable”. If the award were Player of the Year, Trout would get my vote. I’m of the school that in order to have “value” you have to…

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