4:12 PM EDT, Mon May 23, 2022
9 hours ago

Minor Monday: Gunnar Henderson’s making an impression at Bowie

It was “Cowboy Night” in Bowie and Gunnar Henderson was wearing his Stetson and boots before the game. The 20-year-old has been like Billy the Kid at the top of the Baysox lineup. “I feel like it’s been beneficial just getting the experience of getting to play every day and just really working on my […]
20 hours ago

Orioles’ 3rd walk-off in 4 games beats Rays again; Elias on the wall, Harvey; Minor league update

BALTIMORE—The Orioles were down to their final strike. Trailing by two runs, Austin Hays was pinch hitting for Robinson Chirinos with two runners on base, and with a 2-2 count, he singled to left, scoring Ryan McKenna and Chris Owings, tying the Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays at 6. Then, rain came, and 51 minutes […]
May 22, 2022

Elias on Rutschman, Rodriguez, Hall, Kjerstad, Diaz

BALTIMORE—Mike Elias said that the Orioles’ decision on when to promote Adley Rutschman to the major leagues was “tricky timing-wise. We wanted to get him up as soon as possible. We had  hopes that he’d break with the team in Sarasota. “He had a very ill-timed injury [sore right triceps] with it being on his […]
May 22, 2022

Rutschman solid in debut but keeps a lid on unrealistic expectations

It would have been great if the first game of Adley Rutschman’s major league career had taken place in front of a full ballpark and featured a walk-off home run by the 2019 draft wunderkind, but it was probably better this way. Rutschman got a series of nice ovations from a decent Saturday night crowd […]
May 21, 2022

Rutschman triples, soaks in nightlong cheers in his debut as Orioles lose 6-1

BALTIMORE—The announced crowd of 17,573 at Oriole Park cheered Adley Rutschman all night. They cheered when he took the field with the rest of the Orioles and gave him a prolonged standing ovation in his first at-bat. They even applauded when he struck out in that first at-bat. By the time Rutschman batted in the […]
May 21, 2022

Rutschman trying to enjoy his Orioles debut; Means avoids arbitration; Mountcastle, Baumann back

BALTIMORE—Nearly three years after the Orioles made him the top pick in the 2019 draft, Adley Rutschman has made it to Baltimore. The Orioles purchased his contract on Saturday morning, and he’s catching and batting sixth in Saturday’s game against Tampa Bay. “I’d say as exciting as I could be right now,” Rutschman said. “This […]
May 21, 2022

Rutschman’s arrival signals big step in Orioles’ rebuild

It probably should have been obvious that something was cooking when top Orioles prospect Adley Rutschman was not in the lineup for the Triple-A Norfolk Tides on Friday night, but the O’s have become pretty good at keeping secrets. The long-awaited announcement of Rutschman’s big-league promotion came early Saturday morning, leaving plenty of time for […]
May 21, 2022

Catcher Adley Rutschman is joining the Orioles today

After two exciting wins featuring walk-off home runs, the Orioles decided that it was time to add catcher Adley Rutschman, the top prospect in the minors, to the mix. The team announced Rutschman’s contract was purchased on Saturday morning, and he’ll wear No. 35. Rutschman, who was the overall No. 1 pick in the 2019 […]
May 21, 2022

Odor’s 13th-inning homer gives Orioles 8-6 victory over Rays; Vespi gets win in debut; Minor league update

BALTIMORE—After tying their wild game with the Tampa Bay Rays at 3-all in the seventh, at 5 in the 10th, and 6 in the 11th, the Orioles finally broke their 15-game losing streak against Tampa Bay. It took until the 13th inning, and Rougned Odor ended the Orioles’ longest game since September 23rd, 2019 with […]
May 20, 2022

Orioles pitching stats far better at home; Mountcastle nears return; Roger Angell dies at 101

BALTIMORE—Entering Friday’s game, the Orioles have played 20 home games—a quarter of their home season, and it’s obvious they’ve played far better at home than they have on the road. The Orioles are 10-10 at home and 5-14 on the road, and their pitching is far better at home (2.90 ERA) than on the road […]
May 20, 2022

Orioles’ bullpen is making a difference in 2022

BALTIMORE—The Orioles’ bullpen has been a pleasant surprise in 2022. A year ago, the bullpen had a 5.70 ERA. Through Thursday’s game — a thrilling 9-6 win over the Yankees won on a walk-off home run by Anthony Santander — they have a 3.39 ERA. Yet, few people other than avid fans know their names. […]
May 19, 2022

Orioles’ Santander walks off thriller with 3-run homer in 9th against Yankees; 9-6 win ends 6-game losing streak

BALTIMORE—Anthony Santander is fluent in English but conducts his interviews through translator Brandon Quinones. He listens to the questions, then responds in Spanish. After he hit a three-run walk-off home run to enable the Orioles to beat the New York Yankees 9-6 before 23,819 at Camden Yards on Thursday, Santander was asked what the feeling […]
May 19, 2022

Orioles lose their 6th straight, 3-2, to Yankees; Hyde praises Lyles; Rutschman homers again for Norfolk

BALTIMORE—The hottest team in baseball, the New York Yankees, scored three runs in the first inning — two on a strange play –and held on to beat the Orioles, 3-2, before an announced crowd of 13,850 at Camden Yards. It was the Orioles’ sixth straight loss, dropping them to 14-24. The Yankees (28-9) have won […]
May 18, 2022

Orioles trade Fry to Arizona

BALTIMORE—The Orioles traded left-handed pitcher Paul Fry, who was designated for assignment on Saturday to the Arizona Diamondbacks for right-handed pitcher Luis Osorio. Fry, who was 7-16 with a 4.80 ERA in five seasons with the Orioles, had been the longest tenured pitcher on the team. The 29-year-old, who came to the Orioles in April […]
May 18, 2022

Means says Tommy John rehab is going well

BALTIMORE—John Means walked into the Orioles clubhouse a few minutes before 4 p.m. on Tuesday and greeted some of his teammates who were eager to look at he brace he was wearing on his left arm. On April 27th, Means underwent Tommy John surgery in Arlington, Texas performed by Dr. Keith Meister, and on Wednesday, […]