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  1. And we have our first bad call of the night

    Aug 17, 2012, 7:19 PM EDT

    Nick Markakis, Alex Avila

    It took about seven minutes from the start of Friday’s Orioles-Tigers game for the home-plate umpire to cost Baltimore a run. Nick Markakis was safe on a close play at home plate in the top of the first inning tonight, but he was called out by Tim Timmons, who actually might have blown two calls…

  2. Manny Machado has two hits in major league debut

    Aug 9, 2012, 10:08 PM EDT

    Getty Manny Machado

    In the most hyped debut for an Orioles’ prospect since Matt Wieters back in 2009, Manny Machado went 2-for-4 with a triple and a run scored in tonight’s 8-2 loss to the Royals. Machado, the No. 3 overall pick of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft, started at third base and batted ninth. After grounding out…

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

    Jul 31, 2012, 6:21 AM EDT

    Kendrys Morales, Albert Pujols

    Angels 15, Rangers 8: Kendrys Morales hit homers from each side of the plate in the sixth inning — one of which was a grand slam — and drove in six runs overall as the Angels make mincemeat out of the Rangers. Roy Oswalt got tattooed. Between that, Cliff Lee trade rumors and Roy Halladay‘s…

  4. Orioles activate Nick Markakis from DL after broken wrist

    Jul 10, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    Nick Markakis grand slam

    Baltimore decided not to wait until the second half officially began, activating Nick Markakis from the disabled list after the outfielder missed the past six weeks with a broken hamate bone in his right wrist. Markakis showed he was ready to return by homering twice during a brief three-game rehab assignment in the minors. He…

  5. Newly extended Adam Jones needs an MRI on sore wrist

    Jun 3, 2012, 8:40 PM EDT

    Adam Jones

    The Orioles are already without two-thirds of their outfield with Nolan Reimold and Nick Markakis on the DL. Now they’re holding the breath awaiting word on Adam Jones, who will undergo an MRI on his right wrist Monday. Jones has been feeling pain in the wrist for weeks, and he had X-rays after coming out…

  6. Nick Markakis out at least 3-4 weeks with broken hamate

    May 31, 2012, 5:11 PM EDT

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    Nick Markakis got a second opinion from a specialist after the initial X-rays on his injured wrist came back negative and the news isn’t good: Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports that Markakis has been diagnosed with a broken hamate bone. According to Kubatko he’s scheduled to undergo surgery tomorrow and the Orioles are confident he’ll…

  7. Nick Markakis to see specialist for wrist injury

    May 30, 2012, 5:47 PM EDT

    Nick Markakis grand slam

    X-rays on Nick Markakis‘ injured wrist came back negative, but he’s out of the Orioles’ lineup tonight and Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports that the right fielder will be examined by a specialist during tomorrow’s scheduled off day. Markakis, who hasn’t missed more than five games in a season since his rookie…

  8. The Orioles are on the verge of signing Adam Jones to a long term deal

    May 25, 2012, 8:14 AM EDT

    Kansas City Royals v Baltimore Orioles

    Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi report that the Orioles and Adam Jones are on the verge of signing a long term contract extension. The terms are not known but Rosenthal says that the numbers are “well north” of M. Tejada’s six-year, $72 million deal and Nick Markakis‘ six-year, $66.1 million extension. Jones is currently…

  9. Ivan Nova exits start with sprained right ankle

    May 14, 2012, 9:45 PM EDT

    Ivan Nova

    Ivan Nova was removed from Monday’s game in the sixth inning with a sprained right ankle. Nova was hurt fielding a tapper near the mound and limped off the field afterwards. He was previously hit in the right foot by a Nick Markakis comebacker in the third, but the incident in the sixth was a…

  10. Orioles open game with three straight homers

    May 10, 2012, 5:22 PM EDT

    Ryan Flaherty, Colby Lewis

    Orioles left fielder Ryan Flaherty opened the bottom of the first inning of Thursday’s doubleheader against the Rangers with his first major league homer. And it was reason to celebrate. J.J. Hardy and Nick Markakis immediately followed with homers of support, making the Orioles the first team in five years to start a game with…

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

    Apr 23, 2012, 5:45 AM EDT

    Texas Rangers v Detroit Tigers

    Rangers 3, Tigers 2: If only there was some form of technology that could rectify bad calls. Some magical device that could allow officials to see what really happened on a baseball field when the umpires miss it. A bit of sorcery that could put right what was wrong and prevent a game from being…

  12. Players with more homers than the Phillies

    Apr 9, 2012, 6:07 PM EDT

    Hunter Pence fans

    Jay Bruce Miguel Cabrera Yoenis Cespedes Corey Hart Omar Infante Alex Avila Carlos Beltran Lucas Duda Prince Fielder Aaron Hill Eric Hosmer Adam LaRoche Matt Kemp Nick Markakis Carlos Pena Pablo Sandoval Carlos Santana Josh Willingham Yeah, I’m trolling a bit. But this has been an ugly offensive display. Not only do the 1-3 Phillies…

  13. Springtime Storylines: Can Dan Duquette lead the Orioles out of the wildnerness?

    Apr 3, 2012, 12:32 PM EDT

    Dan Duquette

    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 2012 season. Up next: The Baltimore Orioles. The Big Question: Can Dan Duquette lead the Orioles out of the wilderness? This is not one of…

  14. Nick Markakis makes spring debut, says “it was fine”

    Mar 14, 2012, 4:22 PM EDT

    Nick Markakis grand slam

    Nick Markakis made his spring training debut today after having abdominal surgery in January, going 0-for-2 with a walk as the Orioles’ designated hitter. Afterward he told Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun that “it was fine” and “I was just happy to get out there and get some at bats and start this thing…

  15. Running down the rosters: Baltimore Orioles

    Feb 23, 2012, 11:00 PM EDT

    Matt Wieters, Adam Jones

    After sitting out the chase for Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder, the Orioles are staring down a fifth straight last-place finish and a seventh consecutive 90-loss season. Such is life in the AL East. Rotation Jason Hammel – R Zach Britton – L Jake Arrieta – R Wei-Yin Chen – L Tommy Hunter – R…

  16. 2012 OPS projections: top 10 right fielders

    Feb 13, 2012, 11:00 PM EDT

    Jose Bautista

    Saving the best for last, here are the top 10 right fielders: 1.008 – Jose Bautista (Blue Jays) – 547 AB – 1.056 in 2011 .958 – Justin Upton (D-backs) – 574 AB – .898 in 2011 .911 – Mike Stanton (Marlins) – 560 AB – .893 in 2011 .868 – Jason Heyward (Braves) –…

  17. The intriguing Baltimore Orioles lineup

    Jan 27, 2012, 8:02 PM EDT

    Matt Wieters, Adam Jones

    Or how bad can your team really be when your seven, eight and nine hitters all have a chance to reach 25 homers. This is the Orioles lineup as I currently perceive it: 2B Brian Roberts SS J.J. Hardy RF Nick Markakis CF Adam Jones C Matt Wieters DH Wilson Betemit 1B Mark Reynolds 3B…

  18. Nick Markakis expects to be ready for Opening Day following abdominal surgery

    Jan 21, 2012, 2:10 PM EDT

    Nick Markakis grand slam

    Nick Markakis is currently working his way back from surgery earlier this month to repair a torn rectus abdominus muscle. During an appearance at Orioles’ FanFest earlier today, the 28-year-old outfielder told Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com that while he’ll probably be limited until the first week of March, he expects to be ready for Opening Day…

  19. Nick Markakis facing six-week rehab from abdominal surgery

    Jan 6, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

    Nick Markakis grand slam

    Nick Markakis underwent surgery yesterday to repair a torn rectus abdominus muscle and may not be ready for the beginning of spring training. Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com notes that Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman missed six weeks after undergoing the same surgery and Markakis told Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun that he won’t be…

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