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  1. Rays sign Wilson Betemit

    Jan 31, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

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    Wilson Betemit, who barely played for the Orioles last season due to a knee injury, has agreed to a minor-league contract with the Rays, according to Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun. Prior to the injury Betemit was a solid part-timer who bounced around a lot, hitting .280 with 33 homers and an .804 OPS…

  2. 2014 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2013, 12:26 AM EDT

    MLB: Yankees-Brian McCann Press Conference

    Here’s the rundown of where this winter’s top 150 free agents are landing, continuously updated throughout the offseason. Re-signings are posted in red, while players signing with new teams are in blue. Stars denote players who received qualifying offers and thus will cost their new team a draft pick if they sign elsewhere. (Non-tenders have…

  3. Marlins interested in Casey McGehee and Wilson Betemit to play third base

    Dec 14, 2013, 2:20 PM EDT

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    The Marlins have been mentioned as a possible landing spot for free agent Juan Uribe in recent days, but Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald hears that the club continues to look at other options to play third base: Seeking a third baseman, the Marlins are intrigued by free agent Casey McGehee, 31, who played…

  4. HardballTalk’s Top 150 Free Agents for 2014

    Nov 1, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Robinson Cano

    This year’s annual free agents column has expanded to a top 150, though I’m writing up just the top 55 (it was going to be 50, but I couldn’t help myself). The rest are presented in a list. Not included are players whose contract options are sure to be exercised. Players are ranked based not…

  5. Orioles designate Wilson Betemit for assignment

    Sep 16, 2013, 4:44 PM EDT

    Wilson Betemit Reuters

    Henry Urrutia is back from the restricted list after not being allowed into Canada due to visa issues and to make room for his return to the roster the Orioles designated Wilson Betemit for assignment. Betemit missed the first four-plus months of the season recovering from a spring training knee injury and struggled to find…

  6. Orioles rookie Henry Urrutia isn’t allowed into Canada

    Sep 13, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT

    Henry Urrutia

    Henry Urrutia didn’t travel with the Orioles for their road trip to Toronto that begins tonight because the Cuban defector can’t get into Canada due to immigration issues. Instead he’ll head to Florida to work out at the Orioles’ spring training complex and Rich Dubroff of CSNBaltimore.com reports that the team may decide to simply…

  7. Orioles activate Wilson Betemit from 60-day disabled list

    Aug 27, 2013, 7:19 PM EDT

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    Wilson Betemit hasn’t appeared in a major league game this season due to a spring training knee injury. But that should change on Tuesday night. Betemit has been activated from the 60-day disabled list and will be available off the Orioles’ bench for Tuesday night’s series-opener at Boston’s Fenway Park. Ryan Flaherty was optioned to…

  8. Wilson Betemit nearing comeback with Orioles

    Aug 12, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT

    Wilson Betemit Getty

    Baltimore might be adding a veteran bench bat for the stretch run, as Rich Dubroff of CSNBaltimore.com reports that Wilson Betemit is finally making some progress in his recovery from a spring training knee injury. Betemit has been playing rehab games in rookie-ball and is scheduled to move up to high Single-A this week to,…

  9. Grant Balfour blows first save since April 29, 2012

    Jul 23, 2013, 11:55 PM EDT

    Oakland Athletics v Pittsburgh Pirates

    Before surrendering a game-tying, two-run home run to Matt Dominguez in the ninth inning of tonight’s loss, Athletics closer Grant Balfour had converted 44 consecutive saves dating back to early 2012, the sixth-longest such streak in baseball history, according to ESPN Stats & Info. Balfour’s last blown save occurred on April 29 against the Orioles,…

  10. 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…

  11. Wilson Betemit diagnosed with PCL tear in right knee

    Mar 25, 2013, 6:42 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: Eddie A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun passes along word that Betemit was diagnosed with a Grade 2/3 PCL tear with “associated injuries.” No word yet on how long he’ll be sidelined, but it doesn’t sound promising. 4:01 PM: The spring has gone on way too long, people. From CSNBaltimore.com: Orioles designated hitter Wilson Betemit suffered…

  12. Blaine Boyer becomes the latest former Brave acquired by Dayton Moore

    Jan 3, 2013, 5:10 PM EDT

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    It was OK to say “hey, he knows the guy” the first eleventeen times Dayton Moore signed or traded for a former Brave. Now it’s just a fetish: #Royals sign right-handed pitcher Blaine Boyer to a minor league contract for 2013. Boyer has made 233 relief appearances in MLB career. — Bob Dutton (@Royals_Report) January…

  13. Must-click link: American League East soccer jerseys

    Dec 20, 2012, 12:48 PM EDT

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    Mark Willis is a website designer/artist who also writes about soccer and he put those talents to work creating hypothetical soccer jerseys (or kits, if you want to act like you’re a soccer fan or something) for all the American League East teams. Here’s a sample of the back of Wilson Betemit‘s Orioles jersey: They’re…

  14. 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…

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

    Oct 1, 2012, 7:22 PM EDT

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    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…

  16. 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…

  17. Jim Thome on the verge of rejoining Orioles

    Sep 18, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

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    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.”…

  18. Wilson Betemit likely done for season with wrist injury

    Sep 15, 2012, 9:59 AM EDT

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    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…

  19. Orioles lose Wilson Betemit to wrist injury

    Aug 16, 2012, 6:29 PM EDT

    Wilson Betemit

    Wilson Betemit has been a useful cog in the bottom half of the Baltimore order this year, but the Orioles will have to do without him for the foreseeable future after he was diagnosed with torn cartilage and a bone bruise in his right wrist. He was placed on the DL retroactive to Aug. 12…

  20. 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…

  21. Orioles to call up top prospect Manny Machado from Double-A

    Aug 8, 2012, 11:38 PM EDT

    Manny Machado

    Now here’s a surprise: Baltimore is calling up 20-year-old shortstop Manny Machado from Double-A Bowie on Thursday, MLB.com’s Britt Ghiroli reports. Machado, the third overall pick in the 2010 draft, has been on fire of late, going 15-for-32 with three homers in his last nine games. He hit for the cycle on Saturday. Still, he hasn’t been…

  22. R.A. Dickey throws his second straight one-hitter

    Jun 18, 2012, 9:45 PM EDT

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    R.A. Dickey‘s incredible stretch of success continued tonight, as he carved up the Orioles for his second straight one-hitter as part of a 5-0 victory. There was no controversy over the lone hit tonight, as Wilson Betemit ripped a clean single to right-center field with two outs in the top of the fifth inning. Still,…

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

    Apr 30, 2012, 5:45 AM EDT

    San Diego Padres v San Francisco Giants

    Giants 4, Padres 1: Madison Bumgarner keeps rolling (7.2 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 6K). After the game he explained his recent success by saying “I’m just trying to make pitches.”  I’ve heard that for 30 years and I’m still not quite sure what it means but I always like hearing it for some reason.…

  24. 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…

  25. MLB’s worst position situations: 2012 edition

    Feb 2, 2012, 2:58 PM EDT

    Jason Bourgeois, Jordan Schafer, Brian Bogusevic

    After declaring the Houston Astros in position of the game’s worst rotation earlier today, I thought it’d be fun to look at the rest of the worst. So here are MLB’s most gruesome position situations heading into the 2012 season: Catcher: Dodgers – A.J. Ellis, Matt Treanor, Tim Federowicz The Dodgers let the slugging-heavy Rod Barajas…

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