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 release Tom Gorzelanny

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Sunday 14 August 2016 at 9:09 am

The Baltimore Orioles have released 34-year old lefty reliever Tom Gorzelanny.  Gorzelanny pitched in 7 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball for the Orioles this year and he was 0-0 with a 4.50 ERA and a 2.67 WHIP.  He also pitched in 7 games (0 starts) for the Indians earlier this year in which he was 1-0 with a 21.00 ERA and a 3.00 WHIP.  Gorzelanny has now pitched in 314 games (121 starts) in his first 12 years in the show and he is 50-53 with 2 saves, a 4.40 ERA and a 1.45 WHIP.  This is no loss for the Orioles moving forward.

The Baltimore Orioles call up Donnie Hart

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Friday 12 August 2016 at 8:43 am

The Baltimore Orioles have called up 25-year old lefty reliever Donnie Hart.  Hart pitched in 3 games (0 starts) earlier this year for the Orioles and he was 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP.  He has given up 2 hits and 2 walks while whiffing 1 batter in his first 2 2/3 innings in the show in his career so far.  To make room for Hart on the pitching staff, the Orioles have sent 31-year old righty reliever Logan Ondrusek to AA.  He pitched in 6 games (0 starts) for the Orioles so far this year and he was 0-0 with a 6.75 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP.

The Baltimore Orioles have released Sam Deduno

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Thursday 11 August 2016 at 7:52 am

The Baltimore Orioles have released 33-year old righty reliever/starter Sam Deduno.  Deduno pitched in 10 games (1 start) in Rookie-ball for the Orioles and he was 3-1 with a 1.50 ERA and a 0.61 WHIP.  He gave up only 8 hits and 3 walks while whiffing 23 batters in his 18 innings in the minors for the Orioles this year.  Deduno has pitched in 83 games (44 starts) in his first six years in the show and he is 16-20 with 1 save, a 4.38 ERA and a 1.45 WHIP.  This isn’t much of a loss moving forward for the Orioles.

Garrett Cleavinger is looking sharp in the minors for the Baltimore Orioles

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Tuesday 9 August 2016 at 10:06 am

22-year old lefty reliever Garrett Cleavinger came into this season as the Baltimore Orioles‘ #26 prospect according to Baseball America.  He is moving up that list right now!  He has pitched in 29 games (0 starts) in A-ball for the Orioles so far this year and he is 7-1 with 4 saves, a 2.25 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP.  Cleavinger has now pitched in 48 games (0 starts) in his first two years in the minors and he is 13-2 with 8 saves, a 2.22 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP.  He has given up 59 hits and 43 walks while whiffing 114 batters in his first 89 innings in the minors.  If he can tighten up his control a little bit, look out!

The Baltimore Orioles sign Tom Gorzelanny

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Tuesday 26 July 2016 at 6:27 am

The Baltimore Orioles have signed 34-year old lefty reliever Tom Gorzelanny to a minor league deal.  He pitched in 7 games (0 starts) earlier this year for the Indians and he was 1-0 with a 21.00 ERA and a 3.00 WHIP.  He gave up 4 hits (1 homer) and 5 walks while whiffing 4 batters in his three innings with the Indians this year.  Gorzelanny has now pitched in 314 games (121 starts) in his first 12 years in the show and he is 50-53 with 2 saves, a 4.40 ERA and a 1.45 WHIP.  This was a depth signing and little more for the Orioles.

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 DFA Henry Urrutia

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Tuesday 19 July 2016 at 6:42 pm

The Baltimore Orioles have designated 29-year old lefty swinging outfielder Henry Urrutia for assignment.  Urrutia played in 80 games in AA+AAA-ball for the Orioles this year and he was 82 of 293 (.280 avg, .711 OPS) with 36 runs scored, 3 homers, 34 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  He played in 34 games in his two years with the Orioles and he was 25 of 92 (.272 avg, .624 OPS) with 8 runs scored, 1 homer and 8 RBIs.  Urrutia should have an easy time finding a new team.

UPDATE:  (7/28/2016) – Urrutia has cleared waivers and he has been outrighted to AAA by the Orioles.

The Baltimore Orioles call up Donnie Hart

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Friday 15 July 2016 at 8:09 pm

The Baltimore Orioles have called up 25-year old lefty reliever Donnie Hart.  Hart pitched in 33 games (0 starts) in AA-ball this year and he was 2-0 with 2 saves, a 2.31 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP.  He gave up 34 hits and 7 walks while whiffing 43 batters in his 39 innings in the minors this year!  Hart has pitched in 125 games (0 starts) in his first four years in the minors and he is 12-6 with 24 saves, a 2.27 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP.  This is Hart’s first shot at pitching in the show!

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