11:28 AM EDT, Tue October 19, 2021

Orioles face difficult offseason decision on Mancini

This fall, the Orioles are faced with a decision about one of their key players, Trey Mancini. The 29-year-old first baseman/designated hitter is in his final year of eligibility for arbitration and, according to MLBTradeRumors.com, could receive a contract for $7.9 million. Mancini, who missed the 2020 season after colon cancer surgery and chemotherapy, played […]

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There was some good, too: Positive memories from the 2021 season

Photo by Ronald Martinez/ Despite its awful ending, the 2021 season nonetheless had its moments. Any way you slice it, this has been an absolutely dreadful week for the Yankees, capping off a season that is probably more loathed than any since 2013. Between underperformance by the offense, numerous injuries, and a stubborn insistence on losing ballgames to the Baltimore Orioles, there are plenty of reasons to (irrationally) scream, “Trade everyone and tear it all down!” But, as Han Solo once said, “It wasn’t all bad, was it? Some of it was ... good?” So as we...

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The four-team race for the AL East is going to continue for years

Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports The Yankees, Rays, Red Sox, and Blue Jays are showing no signs of letting up. The American League East has always been known as a difficult division to win, but the 2021 season took that notion to new heights. Four out of the division’s five teams finished with at least 90 wins, with only the atrocious Baltimore Orioles as the exception. The 91-win Toronto Blue Jays missed the playoffs entirely; the Yankees and Red Sox, of course, had to settle for an appearance in the Wild Card Game after being unable to catch the 100-win Tampa Bay Rays...

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10/2/21: Mariners Open Game Thread

Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports Life remains! Things could have gone better last night. They could have gone better today, for that matter, with the Blue Jays trouncing the Orioles again and the Red Sox escaping another near-disaster against the Nationals. But fortunately, the Yankees lost yet again to the mighty Rays, meaning Seattle still has life if at least one of Boston or New York lose tomorrow. It’s not the best spot to be in, but it is unequivocally still a heartbeat. Tonight’s game is, however, literally a must-win. The Seattle Mariners are well situated for...

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D-backs Preview #161: 10/2 vs. Rockies

Photo by Norm Hall/ The penultimate. Today's Lineups ROCKIES DIAMONDBACKS Raimel Tapia - LF Pavin Smith - RF Brendan Rodgers - 2B Ketel Marte - 2B Charlie Blackmon - RF Daulton Varsho - CF Trevor Story - SS Christian Walker - 1B C.J. Cron - 1B David Peralta - LF Ryan McMahon - 3B Carson Kelly - C Sam Hilliard - CF Josh VanMeter - 3B Dom Nunez - C Geraldo Perdomo - SS A. Senzatela - RHP Zac Gallen - RHP You’ll be forgiven if your attention is elsewhere today. Already, we’ve seen the Yankees get blown out by the Rays, the Orioles...

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10/1/21: Sock Hunting, Bird Watching, Ray Rooting Open Game Thread

Photo by Alika Jenner/ I’ve never been so invested in the Rays/Nationals/Orioles in my life If, like me, you’ve been in Zoom calls all day, counting down the minutes until baseball is on tonight...you’re in luck. We have quite an appetizer for you with THREE games on tap. Game #1: Red Sox (89-70) v. Nationals (65-94) Why We ROOT: The Red Sox are currently tied with the Mariners, so every loss for the Sawx means a bit more breathing room and lower odds of a one-game playoff just to formally make the playoffs. Plus, it would be hilarious to see the Nats — a team...


Tyler Wells’ placed on injured list with right shoulder injury; Watkins recalled from Norfolk

BALTIMORE—Tyler Wells’ season is over. He left Friday night’s game with discomfort in his right shoulder, and the Orioles placed him on the 10-day injured list with inflammation of the shoulder. “We’re doing further tests, but right now we think it’s fatigue and shoulder discomfort,” manager Brandon Hyde said. “We’re feeling positive that it’s not […]


Series Preview: Rays vs Marlins

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports The Tampa Bay Rays took care of business in a series victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. As the season winds down the Rays have one more thing to take care of: clinching the American League East title for the second year in a row. And not getting injured. So maybe that’s two things. With nine games remaining in the season the Rays have a 6.0 game lead on the Boston Red Sox, 8.0 game lead on the New York Yankees, 9.0 game lead on the Toronto Blue Jays, and 45.0 game lead on the Baltimore Orioles. The magic number to clinch the division...


Akin’s season is over, surgery scheduled; Orioles add Krehbiel, Ciuffo

BALTIMORE—Left-handed starter Keegan Akin will undergo core muscle surgery to repair a left adductor strain. Akin was placed on the 10-day injured list, ending his 2021 season. Akin ends 2021 with a 2-10 record and a 6.63 ERA in 24 games, 17 starts. In his final game, Akin allowed one run on five hits in […]


Injury updates on Urias, Ellis, Santander and Zimmermann

BALTIMORE—Ramón Urias, who was placed on the 10-day injured list on Wednesday with a right adductor strain, is eligible to play in the Orioles’ final two games of the season. He won’t play again because of the upper leg injury in 2021. “His season is over,” manager Brandon Hyde said. “Unfortunately.” Urías finished the season […]


Orioles place Urias on injured list, designate Valdez for assignment, add Jones, Wade

PHILADELPHIA—After playing through an upper leg injury for the past few weeks, the Orioles placed infielder Ramón Urias on the 10-day injured list with a right adductor strain. The Orioles also designated right-handed pitcher César Valdez for assignment. To replace them on the roster, the Orioles recalled infielder Jahmai Jones and right-handed pitcher Konner Wade […]


Stewart to undergo right knee surgery

PHILADELPHIA—Orioles outfielder DJ Stewart’s season is over. Stewart was placed on the 60-day injured list with a right knee injury, and he’ll soon undergo surgery for what the team has called a “right knee osteochondral defect.” “They’re going to clean it up in the next couple of weeks,” manager Brandon Hyde said. “He’ll have a […]


Garrett Whitlock Injury: Red Sox Place Reliever On 10-Day IL

Here’s the bad news: Garrett Whitlock is going on the injured list. Here’s the good news: Whitlock is expected to pitch again this season. The rookie reliever has been a star in the Boston Red Sox bullpen as a Rule 5 selection, but the right-hander suffered a scare during Sunday’s win over the Baltimore Orioles. […] The post Garrett Whitlock Injury: Red Sox Place Reliever On 10-Day IL appeared first on NESN.com.


Rays Series Preview: Who’s your Vladdy?

Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports The Rays welcome the formidable Blue Jays for Shane Baz’s major league debut. The Tampa Bay Rays continue their ten game homestand coming off a disappointing four game split against the Detroit Tigers. This time they take on the Toronto Blue Jays. There has seen some separation between the three teams fighting for a Wild Card. The Rays maintain a 6.5 game lead over the Boston Red Sox, 7.5 games ahead of the Toronto Blue Jays, and 9.0 games ahead of the New York Yankees. The Baltimore Orioles trail by 44.5 games. The Rays have a magic...


Orioles lose again to Red Sox, 8-6; Mancini on playing with oblique injury; Bowie goes to playoffs

BOSTON—When the Orioles began the 2021 season against the Boston Red Sox, they won their first three games, raising fans’ hopes. Since then, they’ve lost 102 games, including three this weekend. The Orioles had a one-run lead in the seventh inning, but Boston scored three runs against Conner Greene in the bottom of the inning […]


Orioles’ Hays is healthy and his numbers reflect it; Minor league update

BOSTON—When Orioles outfielder Austin Hays was twice put on the 10-day injured list this season because of right hamstring strains, it seemed familiar. Over the previous three years, Hays had lost substantial time because of injuries. Now, he was hurt again. Since his return from the second hamstring strain on June 11th, Hays has played […]


Rafael Devers Tipped Off Red Sox Manager About Garrett Whitlock’s Injury

Not a lot is clear about Garrett Whitlock’s situation at the moment. The Red Sox relief pitcher on Sunday left Boston’s 8-6 win over the Baltimore Orioles with a trainer after just one full inning of work. Whitlock came back out for the seventh inning but something was noticeably off about the Rule 5 Draft […] The post Rafael Devers Tipped Off Red Sox Manager About Garrett Whitlock’s Injury appeared first on NESN.com.

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Red Sox 8, Orioles 6: We love a sweep, don’t we folks

Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/ The Red Sox did what they needed to do at home against a bad team. The Red Sox offense was intent on a sweep this weekend. There were a couple of bad innings for Boston’s pitchers in this game that allowed Baltimore to keep the day interesting throughout, and one of them included an injury to Garrett Whitlock that could certainly have implications beyond this game. But the good news is the offense just kept coming in this game. Most notably they came through with a huge three-run seventh to regain a lead they had just lost, and it...

Dodgers deserve to CELEBRATE after clinching NL West title + Yelich's injury | Time to Schein

Adam Schein reacts to the Los Angeles Dodgers clinching their 7th consecutive NL West title on Tuesday night over the Baltimore Orioles. Adam Schein also discusses Christian Yelich's devastating knee injury.

Santander, Ruiz lead Orioles past Rays, 4-2 | Orioles-Rays Game Highlights 9/3/19

Condensed Game: Anthony Santander crushed a go-ahead, solo home run in the 6th and Rio Ruiz jacked a two-run homer in the Orioles' 4-2 victory Don't forget to subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/mlb Follow us elsewhere too: Twitter: https://twitter.com/M

Meadows backs shutout effort vs. Orioles | Orioles-Rays Game Highlights 9/3/19

Condensed Game: Austin Meadows belted a solo home run, while the Rays' pitching combined to toss a five-hit shutout to split the doubleheader Don't forget to subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/mlb Follow us elsewhere too: Twitter: https://twitter.com/ML