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  1. Chris Davis leaves game in fifth, needs an MRI

    May 4, 2013, 10:17 AM EDT

    Orioles Rays Baseball

    AL Player of the Month for April, Chris Davis, left last night’s O’s-Angels game in the fifth inning with a knee injury. The injury happened as he ran out a ground ball, with Davis hobbling as he crossed first base. His comments after the game: “[I] hit the bag funny, obviously,” Davis said. “My knee kind…

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

    Apr 23, 2013, 6:46 AM EDT

    Oakland Athletics v Boston Red Sox

    Red Sox 9, Athletics 6: Just yesterday Mike Napoli was named player of the week for last week. He’s making a bid for a repeat now, hitting a grand slam and driving in five runs here. Overall he has 25 RBI in 19 games. Orioles 2, Blue Jays 1: Chris Tillman had a one hitter…

  3. 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…

  4. Chris Davis becomes fourth player in MLB history to homer in first four games of season

    Apr 5, 2013, 7:27 PM EDT

    Chris Davis Getty

    It’s official: Chris Davis is the hottest hitter on the planet right now. Davis’ early season rampage continued in the Orioles’ home opener this afternoon, as he delivered a go-ahead grand slam in the bottom of the eighth inning to lead the club to a 9-5 comeback win over the Twins. The opposite-field blast capped…

  5. 2013 Preview: Baltimore Orioles

    Mar 26, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles' Johnson pitches against the Boston Red Sox during a MLB spring training baseball game in Sarasota, Florida

    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 2013 season. Up next: The Baltimore Orioles. The Big Question: Was last season a fluke? Wanna make an Orioles fan mad? Tell them that…

  6. Nick Markakis expected to return to action Tuesday as designated hitter

    Mar 25, 2013, 6:31 PM EDT

    Nick Markakis DH

    Nick Markakis hasn’t played in a Grapefruit League game since March 1 due to a small disc herniation in his neck, but all signs are pointing toward him being ready for Opening Day next Tuesday against the Rays. According to Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com, Markakis was cleared to return to games after he took batting…

  7. Nick Markakis diagnosed with disc herniation in his neck

    Mar 12, 2013, 11:49 AM EDT

    nick markakis getty

    Nick Markakis underwent an MRI exam on his injured neck yesterday and has been diagnosed with what the Orioles are calling a “small disc herniation.” That’s another way of saying a small tear and means Markakis will be on the sidelines for at least another week and maybe two, but manager Buck Showalter told Brittany…

  8. Nick Markakis to get MRI on neck

    Mar 9, 2013, 7:14 PM EDT

    Orioles' Markakis hits a RBI-single off Yankees' Mitchell during the third inning of their MLB spring training game in Sarasota

    Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis just can’t seem to stay healthy. MLB.com’s Britt Ghiroli reports that Markakis will get an MRI on his bothersome neck on Monday. “Just to be on the safe side on Monday,” manager Buck Showalter said of Markakis, who last played March 1 and was improving until reaggravating the area on…

  9. Brian Roberts putting together impressive showing in camp

    Mar 1, 2013, 9:00 PM EDT

    Brian Roberts

    Essentially a non-factor the last 2 1/2 years, Brian Roberts is giving hope that he could reemerge as the Orioles’ starting second baseman this season. Roberts went 3-for-3 with a homer against the Pirates on Friday. He’s 6-for-11 with two doubles in the early going this spring. While the Orioles did little to upgrade their…

  10. Nick Markakis is “good to go” for spring training

    Jan 11, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Nick Markakis

    Nick Markakis wasn’t able to make it back from September thumb surgery in time for the playoffs, but the Orioles outfielder said yesterday on WBAL radio in Baltimore that he’s “good to go” for spring training. Markakis had been one of league’s most durable players prior to undergoing three different surgeries last season, playing just…

  11. So much for Adam Jones’ breakthrough season

    Oct 12, 2012, 8:31 PM EDT

    Adam Jones

    Adam Jones hit 32 homers and scored 103 runs for the Orioles during his finest regular season to date. Which is pretty hard to believe giving how badly he bombed during the ALDS. Jones went 2-for-23 against the Yankees and led the world in ugly at-bats. To go along with his six strikeouts, he had…

  12. “Oriole Magic” comes up just short against Yankees in ALDS

    Oct 12, 2012, 8:19 PM EDT

    Buck Showalter Getty

    Nobody gave the Orioles much of a chance in the one-game Wild Card playoff against the Rangers last Friday, so it’s not surprising that they entered the ALDS as the underdogs against the big bad Yankees. However, this series followed a very similar path to how their regular season played out. They surprised, they overachieved,…

  13. Jason Hammel throws simulated game, could be available as soon as Saturday

    Oct 1, 2012, 7:22 PM EDT

    Jason Hammel Getty

    Nick Markakis is still at least three weeks away from returning from thumb surgery, but the Orioles could get one of their best starting pitchers back as soon as this weekend. According to Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com, Jason Hammel threw 73 pitches over five innings today during a simulated game in Sarasota, Florida. He also…

  14. Nick Markakis at least three weeks from returning

    Oct 1, 2012, 5:17 PM EDT

    nick markakis getty

    Whatever odds Nick Markakis had of playing for the Orioles again this season took a hit today, as the team announced that he won’t have the pin removed from his fractured thumb as hoped. Instead that will have to wait another week, which likely means Markakis is at least three weeks from potentially seeing game…

  15. Orioles activate Jim Thome from the disabled list

    Sep 21, 2012, 2:44 PM EDT

    Jim Thome AP

    It remains to be seen how much they’ll use him–or maybe more accurately how much his body will allow him to be used–but Jim Thome is off the disabled list and back on the Orioles’ active roster. He’s been out since late July with a herniated disk in his neck and played just 18 games…

  16. Jim Thome on the verge of rejoining Orioles

    Sep 18, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    Jim Thome Getty

    Jim Thome continues to make progress in his recovery from a herniated disk in his neck and could be back in the Orioles’ lineup within a week, according to manager Buck Showalter. Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports that Thome took a handful of at-bats in a simulated game yesterday “and experienced no pain.”…

  17. Wilson Betemit likely done for season with wrist injury

    Sep 15, 2012, 9:59 AM EDT

    Wilson Betemit Getty

    While it’s not quite on the level of Nick Markakis‘ thumb injury, the Orioles did get some bad news after last night’s loss to the Athletics. According to Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com, Wilson Betemit is likely done for the season after experiencing renewed discomfort in his right wrist during batting practice last night. Betemit missed…

  18. Orioles “cautiously optimistic” about Jim Thome’s return

    Sep 13, 2012, 1:40 PM EDT

    Jim Thome Getty

    Baltimore losing Nick Markakis for the rest of the regular season was a big blow, but the Orioles may be adding a different strong left-handed bat to the lineup soon. Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports that the Orioles are “cautiously optimistic” about Jim Thome being ready to return from a herniated disk in his neck…

  19. Nick Markakis aims for October return after surgery

    Sep 11, 2012, 5:59 PM EDT

    Nick Markakis

    Nick Markakis had pins inserted into his broken left thumb during surgery Tuesday morning and is still hoping to play next month if the Orioles reach the postseason. “Originally, they thought they were going to put a plate in there,” manager Buck Showalter said. “They were concerned about the range of motion. They were able to…

  20. Juan Pierre in Baltimore would be the bestest thing ever

    Sep 10, 2012, 5:30 PM EDT

    Juan Pierre Getty

    The Orioles lost Nick Markakis for the year, and that leaves a hole in the outfield. Danny Knobler has a suggestion: With Nick Markakis out with a broken thumb, Juan Pierre could help the Orioles. Markakis was their leadoff hitter. Pierre, who has 34 steals and a .346 on-base percentage for the Phillies, would give manager Buck Showalter another option to replace…

  21. Yankees earn split in Baltimore to remain atop AL East

    Sep 9, 2012, 5:28 PM EDT

    Orioles Britton rubs his face as he leaves the field in their MLB American League baseball game against the Yankees in Baltimore

    There was nothing settled in Baltimore this weekend: the Yankees crushed the Orioles 13-3 on Sunday to earn a split of the four-game series and maintain a one-game lead in the AL East. Curtis Granderson and Derek Jeter homered in the rout. The Yankees took a 5-0 lead in a four-run fourth inning that included…

  22. Nick Markakis suffers broken thumb, out six weeks

    Sep 8, 2012, 11:00 PM EDT

    nick markakis getty

    Horrible news here for the first-place Orioles. According to Richard Justice of MLB.com, outfielder Nick Markakis has been diagnosed with a broken bone in the middle of his left thumb and is expected to be sidelined for the next six weeks. Markakis suffered the injury in the sixth inning Saturday after getting struck with a…

  23. It’s all tied atop the AL East standings

    Sep 4, 2012, 10:41 PM EDT

    New York Yankees' Derek Jeter reacts during the ninth inning of their MLB American League baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays in St. Petersburg

    As it turned out, the Orioles didn’t need to wait until the weekend series against the Yankees for their chance to top the AL East standings. Baltimore smoked Toronto 12-0 and the Yankees lost to the Rays 5-2 on Tuesday, setting up a tie for first place in the AL East. The Rays closed to…

  24. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Sep 1, 2012, 8:50 AM EDT

    Orioles Getty

    Many have predicted that the Orioles’ negative run differential would eventually catch up with them. Yet here we are on September 1 and the Orioles are just two games behind the Yankees for first place in the American League East. Fun times. The Orioles continued to put the pressure on last night, topping the Yankees…

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

    Aug 29, 2012, 6:07 AM EDT

    Stephen Strasburg

    Major League Baseball celebrated Otherwise Good Teams Get Shut Out Night last night. It was quite festive. Marlins 9, Nationals 0: Look, maybe this will start a conversation no one thinks we’d ever have about an ace pitcher on a first place team, but maybe the Nationals should consider shutting Stephen Strasburg down (5 IP,…

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