The Baltimore Orioles place Chris Tillman on the D.L.

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Big Orioles News,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by joelapinski on Wednesday 24 August 2016 at 7:22 pm

The Baltimore Orioles have placed 28-year old righty starting pitcher Chris Tillman on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 21st, due to right shoulder inflammation.  Tillman has pitched in 26 games (all starts) for the Orioles so far this year and he is 15-5 with a 3.76 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP.  He has given up 136 hits and 58 walks while whiffing 126 batters in his first 153 innings for the Orioles so far this year.  32-year old righty Ubaldo Jimenez will replace Tillman in the rotation, but he will have to pitch well to get more than one start this time around.  Jimenez has pitched in 22 games (18 starts) for the Orioles so far this year and he is 5-10 with 1 save, a 6.94 ERA and a 1.91 WHIP.  He has given up 122 hits and 59 walks while whiffing 87 batters in his first 94 2/3 innings this year for the Orioles, as he has truly been awful!  The Orioles have called up 26-year old righty starting pitcher Mike Wright to replace Tillman on the active roster.  Wright has pitched in 14 games (12 starts) for the Orioles so far this year and he is 3-4 with a 5.97 ERA and a 1.47 WHIP.  Wright has given up 76 hits (12 homers) and 26 walks while whiffing 48 batters in his first 69 1/3 innings for the Orioles so far this year.  The Orioles hope that Tillman only has to miss a couple of weeks, as he has been by far their best starting pitcher in 2016!

The Baltimore Orioles sign Chris Dickerson

Blogged under Big Orioles News,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Sunday 21 August 2016 at 9:20 am

The Baltimore Orioles have signed 34-year old lefty swinging outfielder Chris Dickerson to a minor league deal.  He will be assigned to AA-ball to start his time with the Orioles.  Dickerson hasn’t play anywhere this year.  He played in 38 games in AAA-ball for the Blue Jays last year and he was 38 of 141 (.270 avg, .694 OPS) with 20 runs scored, 1 homer, 21 RBIs and 10 stolen bases.  Dickerson last played in the show in 2014 for the Cleveland Indians.  Dickerson has played in 355 games in his first seven years in the show and he is 185 of 721 (.257 avg, .730 OPS) with 105 runs scored, 17 homers, 66 RBIs and 35 stolen bases.  The Orioles might bring Dickerson up when rosters expand in September, as long as he looks good in the minors the next couple of weeks.

The Baltimore Orioles acquire Steve Pearce from the Tampa Bay Rays

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Big Orioles News,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Trades by joelapinski on Monday 1 August 2016 at 6:05 pm

The Baltimore Orioles have acquired 33-year old righty swinging 1B/2B/OF Steve Pearce from the Tampa Bay Rays for 21-year old switch-hitting catcher Jonah Heim.

Pearce played in 60 games for the Tampa Bay Rays this year and he was 63 of 204 (.309 avg, .908 OPS) with 26 runs scored, 10 homers and 29 RBIs.  He is coming back to the Orioles.  He has played in 266 games in his first four years with the Orioles and he is 212 of 822 (.258 avg, .816 OPS) with 115 runs scored, 43 homers, 116 RBIs and 7 stolen bases.  Pearce has now played in 544 games in his first 10 years in the show and he is 403 of 1,579 (.255 avg, .776 OPS) with 199 runs scored, 63 homers, 209 RBIs and 13 stolen bases.

Heim came into this season as the Orioles’ #15 prospect according to Baseball America, solely on the strength of his defense.  Heim played in 88 games in A-ball for the Orioles this year and he was 63 of 291 (.216 avg, .644 OPS) with 30 runs scored, 7 homers, 30 RBIs and 2 stolen bases.

This was a great deal for the Orioles.  I see Pearce playing a lot of left field for the Orioles the rest of the year for them in 2016.

The Baltimore Orioles DFA Chaz Roe

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Big Orioles News,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Friday 29 July 2016 at 7:03 pm

The Baltimore Orioles have designated 29-year old righty reliever Chaz Roe for assignment.  Roe pitched in 9 games (0 starts) for the Orioles this year and he was 1-0 with a 3.72 ERA and a 1.55 WHIP.  Roe pitched in 45 games (0 starts) in his two years with the Orioles and he was 5-2 with a 4.06 ERA and a 1.49 WHIP.  The Orioles needed Roe’s roster spot to make room on the roster for Logan Ondrusek.

UPDATE:  (8/7/2016) – The Orioles have lost Chaz Roe on waivers to the Atlanta Braves.

The Baltimore Orioles sign Logan Ondrusek

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Big Orioles News,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Friday 29 July 2016 at 6:59 pm

The Baltimore Orioles have signed 31-year old righty reliever Logan Odrusek to a 1-year deal.  He pitched in 30 games (0 starts) for Yakult in Japan this year and he was 3-1 with 11 saves, a 2.45 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP.  Ondrusek last pitched in the show back in 2014 for the Reds.  He has pitched in 281 games (0 starts) in his first five years in the show and he is 21-11 with 2 saves, a 3.89 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP.  Ondrusek will work in middle relief for the Orioles.

The Baltimore Orioles lose Joey Rickard for a while

Blogged under Big Orioles News,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by joelapinski on Friday 22 July 2016 at 4:36 pm

The Baltimore Orioles have placed 25-year old righty swinging outfielder Joey Rickard on the 15-day disabled list due to a right thumb injury.  He will miss the next 4-6 weeks.  He has played in 85 games for the Orioles so far this year and he is 69 of 257 (.268 avg, .696 OPS) with 32 runs scored, 5 homers, 19 RBIs and 4 stolen bases.  Since June 1st, Rickard has played in 36 games for the Orioles in which he is 25 of 80 (.313 avg) with 10 runs scored, 1 homer, 8 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  Rickard’s injury has the Orioles looking for help in the outfield with the trade deadline coming up at the at of this week.

The Baltimore Orioles lose Hunter Harvey for the rest of the 2016 and beyond

Blogged under Big Orioles News,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries,The Minors by joelapinski on Thursday 21 July 2016 at 2:46 pm

21-year old righty starting pitcher Hunter Harvey came into this season as the Baltimore Orioles‘ #2 prospect according to Baseball America.  But he needs Tommy John surgery that will knock him out for the rest of the 2016 season and most of the 2017 season.  Harvey has pitched in 5 games (all starts) in Rookie+A-ball for the Orioles this year and he was 0-1 with a 2.13 ERA and a 1.42 WHIP.  He gave up 12 hits and 6 walks while whiffing 18 batters in his 12 2/3 innings in the minors this year.  Harvey has now pitched in 30 games (all starts) in his first three years in the minors and he is 7-7 with a 2.79 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP.

Zach Britton of the Baltimore Orioles is an All Star

Blogged under All-Stars,Big Orioles News,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Sunday 10 July 2016 at 9:38 am

28-year old lefty reliever Zach Britton of the Baltimore Orioles has made it to the All-Star team for the second year in a row.  Britton has pitched in 37 games (0 starts) for the Orioles so far this year and he is 2-1 with an American League leading 26 saves, a 0.74 ERA and a 0.82 WHIP.  He has only given up 20 hits and 10 walks while whiffing 43 batters in his first 36 2/3 innings for the Orioles so far this year.  Britton has now pitched in 220 games (46 starts) in his first six years with the Orioles and he is 27-21 with 99 saves, a 3.45 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP.

Brad Brach of the Baltimore Orioles is an All Star

Blogged under All-Stars,Big Orioles News,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Sunday 10 July 2016 at 9:34 am

30-year old righty reliever Brad Brach of the Baltimore Orioles has made it onto the All-Star Team for the first time in his career.  Brach has pitched in 39 games (0 starts) for the Orioles so far this year and he is 6-1 with 2 saves, a 0.93 ERA and a 0.81 WHIP.  He has only given up 25 hits and 14 walks while whiffing 57 batters in his first 48 1/3 innings this year.  Brach has now pitched in 256 games (0 starts) in his first six years in the show and he is 21-11 with 3 saves, a 2.87 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP.  Brach has been a big part of why the Orioles are in first place right now and they need him to keep up the good work moving forward.

Mark Trumbo of the Baltimore Orioles is an All Star

Blogged under All-Stars,Big Orioles News,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by joelapinski on Sunday 10 July 2016 at 9:28 am

30-year old righty swinging OF/DH Mark Trumbo of the Baltimore Orioles has been selected to the All Star Team for the second time in his career.  He has played in 86 games for the Orioles so far this year and he is 99 of 345 (.287 avg, .920 OPS) with 54 runs scored, a Major League leading 28 homers, 68 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  Trumbo has now played in 776 games in his first seven years in the show and he is 738 of 2,899 (.255 avg, .778 OPS) with 371 runs scored, 159 homers, 477 RBIs and 21 stolen bases.  The Orioles need Trumbo to keep raking in the second half of the 2016 season.

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