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  1. Orioles demote Ubaldo Jimenez to the bullpen

    Aug 19, 2014, 9:36 PM EDT

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    The Orioles’ four-year, $50 million deal with starter Ubaldo Jimenez is already looking like a disaster. Jimenez registered a 4.83 ERA and 1.55 WHIP over his first 20 outings this season and now MLB.com’s Brittany Ghiroli reports that the right-hander has been demoted to the bullpen for the stretch run.

  2. Orioles finally ready to welcome back Ubaldo Jimenez

    Aug 8, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v New York Yankees

    Jimenez last pitched for the Orioles on July 5, yet he still leads the American League with 60 walks in the first season of a four-year, $50 million contract.

  3. Ubaldo Jimenez makes rehab start, buys everyone steak and lobster

    Jul 30, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v New York Yankees

    Ubaldo Jimenez kicked off a minor-league rehab assignment Tuesday at Single-A, tossing 4.2 innings of one-run ball as he comes back from a sprained ankle suffered when he stepped in a hole in a parking lot.

  4. Ubaldo Jimenez set to begin rehab assignment (again)

    Jul 28, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v New York Yankees

    Ubaldo Jimenez was scratched from his scheduled minor-league rehab start last week, but now the Orioles right-hander is slated to start Tuesday at Triple-A as he comes back from an ankle injury.

  5. Orioles in no rush to bring back Ubaldo Jimenez

    Jul 14, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v New York Yankees

    Ubaldo Jimenez injuring his ankle stepping in a hole provided the Orioles with an opportunity to give Kevin Gausman an extended chance in the starting rotation and now it sounds like they’re telling Jimenez to take his sweet time coming back.

  6. Ubaldo Jimenez hurt his ankle stepping in a hole, so the Orioles are calling up Kevin Gausman

    Jul 11, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT

    Kevin Gausman

    “He stepped in a hole in the parking lot” is a new one, as far as weird injuries go.

  7. Orioles “closely monitoring” Rockies lefty Jorge De La Rosa

    Jul 10, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Jorge De La Rosa

    When the Rockies decide to start selling off high-priced veterans the Orioles figure to make a run at left-hander Jorge De La Rosa, according to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun.

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

    Jul 1, 2014, 6:34 AM EDT

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    Every ten years or so, the Tigers get a walkoff grand slam. Like, every ten years or so, basically to the week.

  9. Ubaldo Jimenez traded a Rolex watch for Kevin Gausman’s uniform number

    Jun 20, 2014, 11:55 PM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v New York Yankees

    Ubaldo Jimenez gave Kevin Gausman a very expensive token of appreciation for his uniform number.

  10. Scott Kazmir is back and better than ever

    Jun 20, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Scott Kazmir

    Scott Kazmir finished last season very strong with a 2.57 ERA and 43/4 K/BB ratio in five September starts and pitched well overall for the Indians, but when it came time to cash in as a free agent teams proved skeptical about his career being back on track after he fell all the way down to independent ball.

  11. Drew Pomeranz broke his hand punching a chair

    Jun 17, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT

    Drew Pomeranz

    Oakland has placed left-hander Drew Pomeranz on the disabled list with a fractured right (non-pitching) hand, putting on hold what had been a nice season for the former top prospect who’d previously struggled in the majors with the Rockies.

  12. Orioles can’t be feeling very good about their $50 million investment in Ubaldo Jimenez

    Jun 9, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

    Ubaldo Jimenez AP

    Ubaldo Jimenez is 13 starts into a four-year, $50 million deal with the Orioles and things aren’t going well at all.

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

    May 19, 2014, 5:07 AM EDT

    Alex Gordon

    Two homers for Alex Gordon, a triple play for the Rockies and another shellacking of a hapless opponent by the Oakland Athletics.

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

    May 9, 2014, 6:31 AM EDT

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    Getting Shemped: That moment when you decide to stay up late and watch the Dodgers and found out you got stuck with a Josh Beckett start.

  15. Nationals wanted to sign Doug Fister to a contract extension

    May 6, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Doug Fister AP

    Doug Fister still hasn’t pitched for the Nationals, but he did turn down a long-term contract extension.

  16. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    May 3, 2014, 8:57 AM EDT

    Ubaldo Jimenez AP

    A quick rundown of a busy Friday around MLB, including an impressive outing from new Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez.

  17. 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.

  18. 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…

  19. 2014 Preview: Cleveland Indians

    Mar 21, 2014, 12:12 PM EDT

    Chris Antonetti, Terry Francona

    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 Cleveland Indians. The Big Question: Did the Indians lose too much pitching? After four consecutive losing seasons the Indians…

  20. Chris Tillman named Opening Day starter for Orioles

    Mar 17, 2014, 6:58 PM EDT

    Chris Tillman AP

    Orioles manager Buck Showalter announced this afternoon that Chris Tillman will start Opening Day against the Red Sox on March 31. This will be the first Opening Day assignment of Tillman’s career. Showalter called it a “reward” for the 25-year-old right-hander, who has quickly gone from disappointment to rotation staple. Tillman went 16-7 with a…

  21. The Collective Bargaining Agreement won’t be changed until it expires

    Mar 8, 2014, 9:40 PM EDT

    Kendrys Morales

    Yesterday, Brewers starter Kyle Lohse criticized the qualifying offer system. Lohse rejected a $13.3 million qualifying offer from the Cardinals after the 2012 season, hoping to get a lucrative deal in free agency. He ended up jobless well into march until the Brewers jumped in and signed him to a three-year, $33 million deal. This…

  22. Kyle Lohse criticizes the qualifying offer system

    Mar 7, 2014, 7:05 PM EDT

    Arizona Diamondbacks v Milwaukee Brewers

    Deep into the off-season, Ubaldo Jimenez, Nelson Cruz, Stephen Drew, Ervin Santana, and Kendrys Morales were still free agents despite being productive players last season. Jimenez and Cruz recently signed with the Orioles, but the latter three still remain unsigned with the regular season just weeks away. All five rejected $14.1 million qualifying offers from…

  23. Orioles “maintain interest” in Ervin Santana

    Mar 6, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Once the Orioles surrendered their first- and second-round draft picks to sign Ubaldo Jimenez and Nelson Cruz there was speculation that they might decide to punt a third-round pick too in order to sign Ervin Santana. It hasn’t happened yet, but Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Orioles “maintain interest” in Santana…

  24. James Shields won’t negotiate with Royals past Opening Day

    Mar 4, 2014, 4:15 PM EDT

    Kansas City Royals v Chicago White Sox

    Impending free agent James Shields has told the Royals that he won’t negotiate beyond Opening Day, choosing to hit the open market if a deal can’t be worked out before then. Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports that the two sides have yet to engage in any talks, so an extension seems unlikely.…

  25. Red Sox not actively negotiating with Stephen Drew

    Feb 26, 2014, 10:38 PM EDT

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    From Alex Speier, the Red Sox beat reporter at WEEI.com: According to multiple industry sources, with the Red Sox on the verge of starting spring training games, the team has not been engaged in substantive talks since the opening of camp with shortstop Stephen Drew. The team has not ruled out categorically the possibility of re-signing the shortstop, but…

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