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.

The Baltimore Orioles place Hyun Soo Kim on the D.L.

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries,The Minors by joelapinski on Tuesday 19 July 2016 at 6:53 pm

The Baltimore Orioles have placed 28-year old lefty swinging outfielder Hyun Soo Kim on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 11th, due to a strained hamstring.  Kim has played in 46 games for the Orioles so far this year and he is 50 for 152 (.329 avg, .864 OPS) with 18 runs scored, 3 homers, 11 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  The Orioles have called up 30-year old lefty swinging outfielder Julio Borbon to replace Kim on the active roster.  Borbon has played in 83 games in AA-ball for the Orioles so far this year and he is 90 for 311 (.289 avg, .726 OPS) with 48 runs scored, 5 homers, 20 RBIs and 20 stolen bases.  He last played in the show back in 2013 with the Rangers and Cubs.  He has played in 288 games in his first four years in the show and he is 215 of 789 (.272 avg, .666 OPS) with 111 runs scored, 8 homers, 76 RBIs and 47 stolen bases.

The Baltimore Orioles call T.J. McFarland back up to the show

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by joelapinski on Tuesday 28 June 2016 at 3:10 pm

The Baltimore Orioles have called 27-year old lefty reliever T.J. McFarland back up to the show.  He has pitched in 14 games (0 starts) for the Orioles so far this year and he is 2-2 with a 4.70 ERA and a 1.57 WHIP.  McFarland has now pitched in 119 games (2 starts) in his first four years with the Orioles and he is 12-7 with a 3.98 ERA and a 1.53 WHIP.  McFarland hopes that he gets to stay a with the Orioles a little longer this time around.

UPDATE:  (6/30/2016) – The Baltimore Orioles have placed T.J. McFarland on the D.L. due to a knee injury.  He has pitched in 15 games (0 starts) for the Orioles so far this year and he is 2-2 with a 5.63 ERA and a 1.63 WHIP.  The Orioles have called up 29-year old righty reliever Chaz Roe to replace McFarland in the pen.  Roe pitched in 33 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball for the Orioles this year and he was 1-2 with 4 saves, a 2.39 ERA and a 0.98 WHIP.  Roe has pitched in 60 games (0 starts) in his first three years in the show and he is 5-2 with a 4.25 ERA and a 1.49 WHIP.

The Baltimore Orioles place Brian Duensing on the D.L.

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,Injuries by joelapinski on Wednesday 22 June 2016 at 2:46 pm

The Baltimore Orioles have placed 33-year old lefty reliever Brian Duensing on the D.L. due to a left elbow injury.  He has pitched in 7 games (0 starts) for the Orioles so far this year and he is 0-0 with a 5.40 ERA and a 1.65 WHIP.  The Orioles have called up 28-year old lefty reliever Ashur Tolliver to replace him in the bullpen.  Tolliver has pitched in 4 games (0 starts) for the Orioles so far this year and he is 0-0 with a 6.75 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP.

The Baltimore Orioles place Vance Worley on the D.L.

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries,The Minors by joelapinski on Tuesday 14 June 2016 at 6:06 pm

The Baltimore Orioles have placed 28-year old righty reliever/starter Vance Worley on the 15-day disabled list due to a strained right groin.  Worley has pitched in 17 games (2 starts) for the Orioles so far this year and he is 2-0 with a 2.66 ERA and a 1.35 WHIP.  He has given up 42 hits and 13 walks while whiffing 33 batters in his first 40 2/3 innings pitched.  The Orioles have called up 29-year old righty starting pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne to replace Worley on the pitching staff.  He has pitched in 12 games (all starts) in AAA-ball for the Orioles so far this year and he is 1-6 with a 3.59 ERA and a 1.40 WHIP.  He has now pitched in 50 games (34 starts) in his first two years in the show and he is 9-16 with a 4.74 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP.

The Baltimore Orioles place Darren O’Day on the D.L.

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by joelapinski on Friday 3 June 2016 at 4:11 pm

The Baltimore Orioles have placed 33-year old righty reliever Darren O’Day on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 2nd, due to a strained right hamstring.  O’Day has pitched in 22 games (0 starts) for the Orioles so far this year and he is 2-1 with 2 saves, a 3.15 ERA and a 1.35 WHIP.  He has given up 18 hits (a whopping 5 homers) and 9 walks while whiffing 25 batters in his first 20 innings this year.  O’Day has now pitched in 295 games (0 starts) in his first five years with the O’s and he is 25-9 with 14 saves, a 2.00 ERA and a 0.97 WHIP.

The Baltimore Orioles place Caleb Joseph on the D.L.

Blogged under Big Orioles News,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries,The Minors by joelapinski on Tuesday 31 May 2016 at 11:56 am

The Baltimore Orioles have placed 29-year old righty swinging catcher Caleb Joseph on the 15-day disabled list due to a groin injury.  Joseph has played in 23 games for the O’s so far this year and he is 12 of 66 (.182 avg, .452 OPS) with 5 runs scored, 0 homers and 0 RBIs.  The Orioles have called up 26-year old righty starting catcher Francisco Pena to replace Joseph on the active roster.  Pena has played in 24 games in AAA-ball for the Orioles so far this year and he is 16 of 80 (.200 avg, .491 OPS) with 4 runs scored, 0 homers and 6 RBIs.  Pena has played in 9 games in his first two years in the show and he is 1 for 7 (.143 avg, .286 OPS).

The Baltimore Orioles lose J.J. Hardy for the next 6-8 weeks

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Big Orioles News,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by joelapinski on Monday 2 May 2016 at 3:11 pm

The Baltimore Orioles will be without starting shortstop J.J. Hardy for the next 6-8 weeks due to a fractured foot.  Hardy has played in 22 games for the Orioles so far this year and he is 19 of 78 (.244 avg, .701 OPS) with 11 runs scored, 2 homers and 8 RBIs.  The Orioles will likely slide Manny Machado over to SS to replace Hardy.  With Pedro Alvarez and 29-year old lefty swinging Ryan Flaherty handling the hot corner.  Flaherty played in 4 games earlier this year for the Orioles and he was 2 for 10 (.200 avg, .473 OPS) with 1 stolen base.  Flaherty played in 5 games in AAA-ball after his demotion and he was 8 for 19 (.421 avg, .974 OPS) with 3 runs scored, 0 homers and 1 RBI.

The Baltimore Orioles place Yovani Gallardo on the D.L.

Blogged under Big Orioles News,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries,The Minors by joelapinski on Saturday 23 April 2016 at 3:09 pm

The Baltimore Orioles have placed 30-year old righty starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo on the 15-day disabled list due to shoulder and bicep tendinitis.  Gallardo has pitched in 4 games (all starts) for the Orioles so far this year and he is 1-1 with a 7.00 ERA and a 1.67 WHIP.  He has allowed 23 hits and 7 walks in his first 18 innings while only whiffing 9 batters.  He was having a hard time getting his fastball into the mid to upper 80’s, which was a sure sign that something was wrong with him.  The O’s signed him to a 2-year, $22 million dollar deal despite having some red flags show up in his physical concerning his right shoulder….so they have no one to blame but the front office for this happening.  The Orioles have activated 29-year old lefty reliever Brian Matusz off the D.L. to replace Gallardo on the roster.  Matusz pitched in 5 games (1 start) in A+AA-ball on a rehab assignment and he was 0-0 with a 7.20 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP.  He pitched in 58 games (0 starts) for the Orioles last year and he was 1-4 with a 2.94 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP.  Matusz should help bolster the Orioles’ bullpen.

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