Former Orioles Mark Reynolds and Steve Pearce call it quits

Now into mid-April with no baseball seen in the near future, two former Orioles decided to hang up their cleats. Mark Reynolds and Steve Pearce were short term residents here in Baltimore, but both assisted in playoff runs that we will never forget.

Top 5 Orioles Opening Day memories

As we approach what would have been Opening Day 2020, we are forced to relish in memories of former Opening Days. For the Baltimore Orioles, there are many fond memories of Opening Day, and we at The Baltimore Battery have decided to show you our top 5 memories. 5. 1954: The Orioles first Opening DayContinue reading “Top 5 Orioles Opening Day memories”

Top 5 awkward Baltimore Oriole moments

With coronavirus suspending spring training and pushing back Opening Day, it’s safe to say this is a very awkward situation for the Orioles. Inspired by these events, The Baltimore Battery has decided to talk about our top 5 most awkward moments ever in Orioles baseball! Without further ado, let the awkwardness begin! 5. Brian MatuszContinue reading “Top 5 awkward Baltimore Oriole moments”

Spring training suspended; Opening Day pushed back at least 2 weeks

Amid the frenzied madness caused by the recent rise of the Coronavirus, Major League Baseball has decided to suspend spring training. The league will also push back the start of the regular season by at least two weeks, as said earlier today by Commisioner Rob Manfred.

Former Orioles favorite Adam Jones heads to Japan

Throughout the long history of the Baltimore Orioles, few have had an impact on the team and community like Adam Jones had. After one season in Arizona in 2019 that followed an 11-year reign in Baltimore, the San Diego native has agreed to a two-year contract with the Orix Buffaloes.

Bundy shipped to Angels, O’s acquire 4 minor league pitchers

A day after sending Jonathan Villar to the Miami Marlins, the Orioles made another move this afternoon. This one is a splash, as Orioles GM Mike Elias sends Dylan Bundy to the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for four minor league pitchers, according to Jeff Passan of ESPN

John Means named finalist for 2019 AL Rookie of the Year Award

When you think of a ninth round draft pick, you wouldn’t normally associate that pick with being a finalist for Rookie of the Year. Luckily for Oriole fans, we can do just that. John Means will add one more accolade to his fantastic rookie campaign.

Orioles claim infielder Pat Valaika off waivers; Four more clear waivers

The Baltimore Orioles made a couple roster moves today, including the pick up of infielder Pat Valaika from the Colorado Rockies. Along with that claim, pitchers Ryan Eades, Luis Ortiz, Josh Rogers, and Tanner Scott have cleared waivers and have been outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk.

Orioles FanFest canceled; No event to take place in 2020

Fan Fest was an annual occurrence here in downtown Baltimore, and it was known as one of the best ways for fans to personally connect with the Orioles players. Unfortunately, among the plethora of changes to the Orioles organization, Fan Fest will not return to Baltimore in 2020.

Prospect Profiles: No. 29 overall Brett Cumberland

Up next on Prospect Profiles is switch hitting catcher, 24-year-old Brett Cumberland. Cumberland is the No. 29 ranked prospect in the Orioles farm system, currently playing in Bowie with the Baysox. Cumberland, who was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in 2016, was traded to Baltimore as a part of the Kevin Gausman Deal.

Orioles everywhere; 2019 playoffs are full of former Baltimore Oriole players

In the five year span that the Baltimore Orioles were among the leagues best in 2012-16, many players played a part in that success. Whether they were bred in the Orioles system, short lived free agent signings, or even just minor leaguers, many of those players have went on to find success with other teams.

Elias makes more cuts; Clark, Beyeler, and Wasdin won’t return to Orioles in 2020

With the offseason just starting for the Baltimore Orioles, General Manager Mike Elias has already been a busy man. It has been announced that assistant hitting coach Howie Clark, bullpen coach John Wasdin, and first base coach/outfield instructor Arnie Beyeler have been dismissed from their duties.