The Orioles came out of the three-game sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays with heads held high. However, the Miami Marlins would come to town and shake that all up.
Now a little over two weeks into the start of this once in a lifetime 2020 MLB season, it finally feels like baseball season.
Orioles left-handed reliever, Richard Bleier, has been shipped to the Miami Marlins, with a player to be named later as the return.
Following the postponement of the Orioles home opener against the Miami Marlins, the Orioles held their opener on Wednesday instead, hosting the powerhouse New York Yankees.
During the Orioles’ first exhibition game of this revamped spring training, Stevie Wilkerson picked up where he left off last season; making incredible catches in the outfield.
According to Dan Connolly of The Athletic, shortstop Richie Martin fractured his right wrist during an intersquad game Friday.
After months of disagreement, Rob Manfred has finally announced that the MLB will hold a shortened season starting July 23-24. Teams are to report to Spring Training 2.0 on July 1.
In a beautiful article posted on ThePlayersTribune.com, Trey Mancini himself wrote about his recent cancer diagnosis and how his love for baseball has helped him through.
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.
Happy Sunday, everyone! We at The Baltimore Battery hope everyone is enjoying their quarantine! Baseball season has yet to return, so we fill that void with The Baltimore Battery’s fourth edition of Battery Q&A!
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”
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”
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.
The Orioles travel to TD Ballpark in Dunedin, Florida, for a showdown with our AL East rival Toronto Blue Jays.
The Orioles host a night game this evening at Ed Smith Stadium, as Nick Markakis and the Atlanta Braves come to visit at 6:05 p.m.
The Orioles return home to Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Florida, for the second matchup of the spring against the New York Yankees.
The Baltimore Orioles visit the Tampa Bay Rays in their spring home at Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte, FL, at 1:05 p.m. ET.
The first Friday in March saw a few moves for the Baltimore Orioles, a couple of them questionable. First let’s start with the players moved to minor league camps.
The Baltimore Orioles make a trip to the New York Yankees for one of only two matchups between these two clubs before their Opening Day showdown.
The Baltimore Orioles are making a visit to their neighbors, the Nationals, in their spring training park today at FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, Florida.
To finally conclude The Baltimore Battery’s top 30 Oriole prospects is the first overall pick in the 2019 draft, catcher Adley Rutschman.
The Baltimore Orioles will host the Miami Marlins on this leap day at beautiful Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Florida.
A monumental discussion coming into the 2020 offseason, as it has been for the last couple years, is Chris Davis.
In an offseason that has seen a load of moves for potential starting pitchers, the Orioles haven’t called it quits yet.
With FanFest no longer a winter tradition for Orioles fans, many were upset with the lack of player-fan interaction. However over this past weekend, the Birdland Caravan made its way around Maryland to bring the players to the fans.
With the Orioles in a constant pursuit for starting pitching, a deal with the 35-year-old veteran Wade LeBlanc seems to be a valuable signing.
Up next on The Baltimore Battery’s Prospect Profiles Countdown is left-handed outfielder, Kyle Stowers. Turning 22 in early January, Stowers was drafted by the Orioles 71st overall in the June draft of 2019.
Up next on The Baltimore Battery’s Prospect Profiles is 22-year-old outfielder, No. 13 overall prospect Ryan McKenna. McKenna was drafted in the fourth round of the 2015 MLB Draft and later signed with the Orioles out of.
Drafted in the second round of the 2017 draft is our No. 14 ranked prospect, middle infielder Adam Hall. Measuring at 6 feet even, Hall is 20 years old and throws and bats right-handed.
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.
The Winter Meetings are officially underway, as the Orioles have claimed right-handed pitcher Marcos Diplan off waivers from the Detroit Tigers.
Following multiple moves by the Orioles in the first couple days of this past week, Mike Elias made another move, this time hiring former Miami Marlins and Atlanta Braves manager, Fredi González, as a major league coach.
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
In order to avoid the Rule 5 draft on December 12, the Orioles have selected the contracts of Ryan Mountcastle, Keegan Akin, Dean Kremer, and Ryan McKenna.
Starting in 2020, the Baltimore Orioles are moving the start of home games before memorial day and after labor day, to 6:35 PM ET, as said by Steve Melewski of masnsports.
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.
Next on The Baltimore Battery Prospect Profiles Countdown is the 22-year-old Australian kid, left-handed pitcher Alex Wells. After signing with the Orioles via international free agency, Wells pitcher for Australia in the 2017 World Baseball Classic.
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.
Coming in at number 21 on The Baltimore Battery’s top 30 prospect countdown is 22 year-old 2B/SS Cadyn Grenier. Formally a 21st round pick of the St. Louis Cardinals back in 2015, Grenier elected to go to college at Oregon State. Grenier was later drafted by the Orioles in 2018.
Up next on The Baltimore Battery Prospect Profiles Countdown is 23-year-old infielder, Rylan Bannon. Bannon was selected in the eighth round of the 2017 draft by the Dodgers. As a part of the Manny Machado deal, Bannon came over to the Orioles in July of 2018.
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.
Next up on Prospect Profiles is 23 year old Zach Pop. The hard throwing right handed relief pitcher was drafted 220th overall by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2017. Coming to Baltimore in the Manny Machado deal, Pop immediately showed himself as a potential building block.
DJ Stewart, who was the Orioles’ first round draft pick in 2015, underwent microfracture surgery on his right ankle Thursday, October 18. Stewart is expected to resume baseball activities towards the end of spring training.
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.
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.
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.
As change has come in Baltimore, it is no surprise Brady Anderson is among the list of firings. After missing the 2019 season due to family reasons, the new Elias regime looked to cut ties with the long-time Oriole.
When we think of Baltimore Orioles infielder Hanser Alberto, other names like Derek Jeter do not seem to fall into the same category. However, it is time we put Alberto in that equation.
In the illustrious history of Oriole Park at Camden Yards, a lot of memorable things have happened. From it’s opening in 1992, to hosting the 2014 ALCS, there are a lot of choices. I’m here to present the top 5 moments experienced in beautiful Camden Yards.