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Orioles Sign OF Nate Mclouth To One Year Contract

The Orioles today announced that they have signed free agent OF NATE McLOUTH to a one year contract for 2013. McLouth, 31, batted .268/.342/.435 (56-209) with seven home runs, 18 RBI and 12 stolen bases in 55 games for the Orioles in 2012 after having his contract selected from Triple-A Norfolk on August 4. In […]

Orioles Select Tom Boleska In Minor League Phase of Rule 5 Draft

The Orioles selected RHP TOM BOLESKA from the Minnesota Twins organization in the Triple-A portion of the draft. Boleska, 26, pitched for Fargo-Moorhead in the independent American Association in 2012, going 2-1 with a 1.76 ERA (46.0IP, 9ER). In his six year professional career, Boleska is 14-13 with a 2.47 ERA (284.0IP, 78ER) in 182 […]

Orioles Select LHP T.J. Mcfarland In Rule 5 Draft

The Orioles today announced that they have selected LHP T.J. McFARLAND of the Cleveland Indians organization in the Rule 5 Draft. McFarland, 23, is 48-31 with a 3.83 ERA (618.2IP, 263ER) in 116 games (107 starts) in five minor league seasons in the Cleveland system. He went 16-8 with a 4.03 ERA (163.0IP, 73ER) in […]

Orioles Invite Eight To Major League Spring Training

Club signs LHP JAN NOVAK from Czech Republic The Orioles today announced that they have signed OF LEW FORD, OF CONOR JACKSON, OF JASON PRIDIE, RHP DANIEL MCCUTCHEN, RHP ADAM RUSSELL, CA ALLAN DE SAN MIGUEL, CA JOSE GIL and CA CHRIS ROBINSON to minor league contracts with invitations to major league spring training. The […]

O’s Decline To Offer Contracts To Reynolds, Quintanilla & Pomeranz

The Orioles tonight announced that they have declined to tender a contract offer to three players: INF MARK REYNOLDS, INF OMAR QUINTANILLA and RHP STU POMERANZ allowing them to become free agents. Reynolds, 29, batted .221/.335/.429 with 23 home runs and 69 RBI in 135 games for the Orioles last season.  In two years with […]

O’s Acquire Yamaico Navarro From Pittsburgh In Exchange For Jhondaniel Medina

TEAM ALSO AGREES TO TERMS WITH INF ALEXI CASILLA, OF STEVE PEARCE AND CA TAYLOR TEAGARDEN The Orioles today announced that they acquired INF YAMAICO NAVARRO from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for minor league RHP JHONDANIEL MEDINA. Navarro, 25, batted .279/.366/.491 with nine home runs and 35 RBI in 66 games with Triple-A Indianapolis […]

Orioles Acquire INF Danny Valencia From Boston

INF Joe Mahoney Designated For Assignment The Orioles today announced that they have acquired INF DANNY VALENCIA from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for cash considerations. To make room on the 40-man roster, INF JOE MAHONEY has been designated for assignment. Valencia, 28, appeared in 44 games for Minnesota (34G) and Boston (10G) in […]

Orioles Name Matt Haas National Scouting Crosschecker

The Orioles today announced that they have named MATT HAAS National Crosschecker. Haas, 40, joins the Orioles organization after four years as a Regional Crosschecker for the Miami Marlins. Prior to his time with the Marlins, Haas spent four years as a Midwest Area Scout for the Arizona Diamondbacks and six years as a Midwest […]

AFL Rising Stars Game Recap

Two Orioles, Jonathan Schoop and Mike Belfiore, were selected to participate in this year’s Arizona Fall League Rising Stars Game. Both saw time in the game and performed well. The East defeated The West 9-4. Here’s how the O’s prospects performed: Jonathan Schoop went 0 for 2 with a run. For more on Schoop’s performance […]

Orioles Lead MLB With Three Rawlings Gold Glove Award Recipients

JJ HARDY EARNS FIRST CAREER AWARD, ADAM JONES AND MATT WIETERS WIN SECOND GOLD GLOVES Earlier tonight Rawlings announced that three Orioles – SS JJ HARDY, CF ADAM JONES and CA MATT WIETERS – have been named this year’s American League Gold Glove Award recipients for defensive excellence at their respective positions. The Orioles were […]