The Baltimore Orioles call up Ashur Tolliver

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Tuesday 24 May 2016 at 3:59 pm

The Baltimore Orioles call up 28-year old lefty reliever Ashur Tolliver for his first shot at the show.  Tolliver pitched in 18 games (0 starts) in AA-ball for the Orioles this year and he was 1-1 with 2 saves, a 2.42 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP.  He has given up 22 hits and 8 walks while whiffing 25 batters in his first 26 innings in AAA-ball this year.  Tolliver has now pitched in 155 games (4 starts) in his first seven years in the minors and he is 9-9 with 7 saves, a 3.12 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP.

The Baltimore Orioles release Steve Tolleson

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Monday 23 May 2016 at 4:20 pm

The Baltimore Orioles have released 32-year old righty swinging infielder Steve Tolleson.  Tolleson played in 8 games in AAA-ball for the Orioles this year and he was only 2 for 20 (.100 avg, .408 OPS) with 3 runs scored.  Tolleson has played in 182 games in his first four years in the show and he is 81 of 331 (.245 avg, .670 OPS) with 39 runs scored, 6 homers, 29 RBIs and 6 stolen bases.  This is no loss for the Orioles moving forward.

The Baltimore Orioles sign Brian Duensing

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Monday 23 May 2016 at 4:17 pm

The Baltimore Orioles have signed 33-year old lefty reliever Brian Duensing to a minor league deal.  He pitched in 12 games (0 starts) earlier this year for the Royals and he was 1-0 with 2 saves, a 3.10 ERA and a 1.03 WHIP.  He has pitched in 354 games (61 starts) in his first 7 years in the show and he is 41-37 with 2 saves, a 4.13 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP.  This could be a decent signing for the Orioles, as Duensing has been a solid pitcher in the majors so far in his career.

The Baltimore Orioles place Jimmy Paredes on waivers

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Big Orioles News,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Sunday 15 May 2016 at 8:29 pm

The Baltimore Orioles have placed 27-year old switch-hitting outfielder Jimmy Paredes on waivers.  His rehab assignment is over and the Orioles have chosen not to call him up.  He played in 18 games in A+AA+AAA-ball on his rehab assignment and he was 20 for 65 (.308 avg, .847 OPS) with 11 runs scored, 2 homers, 9 RBIs and 2 stolen bases.  In his two years with the Orioles, Paredes has played in 122 games in which he is 116 of 416 (.279 avg, .738 OPS) with 55 runs scored, 12 homers, 50 RBIs and 6 stolen bases.  If Paredes clears waivers (and he might not), he can reject an outright assignment to the minors and become a free agent.

UPDATE:  (5/16/2016) – The Orioles have lost Jimmy Paredes on waivers to the A.L. East rival Toronto Blue Jays.

Chance Sisco is looking good in the minors for the Baltimore Orioles

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Saturday 14 May 2016 at 12:13 pm

21-year old lefty swinging catcher Chance Sisco came into the 2016 as the Baltimore Orioles‘ #3 prospect according to Baseball America.  He has played in 27 games in AA-ball so far this year and he is 31 of 89 (.348 avg, .882 OPS) with 14 runs scored, 0 homers and 14 RBIs.  Sisco has now walked 19 times while whiffing only 13 times so far this year.  Sisco has now played in 269 games in his first four years in the minors and he is 313 of 954 (.328 avg, .842 OPS) with 125 runs scored, 12 homers, 122 RBIs and 11 stolen bases.  He is the Orioles’ catcher of the very near future!

The Baltimore Orioles send T.J. McFarland to AAA

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Saturday 7 May 2016 at 2:49 pm

The Baltimore Orioles have sent 26-year old lefty reliever T.J. McFarland to AAA.  McFarland pitched in 8 games (0 starts) this year for the Orioles and he was 0-1 with a 4.73 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP.  He has now pitched in 113 games (0 starts) in his first four years with the O’s and he is 10-6 with a 3.95 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP.  McFarland will be back with the Baltimore Orioles at some point in 2016.

The Baltimore Orioles DFA Scott McGough

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Saturday 7 May 2016 at 2:45 pm

The Baltimore Orioles have designated 26-year old righty reliever Scott McGough for assignment.  McGough pitched in 6 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball for the Orioles this year and he was 0-0 with a 12.71 ERA and a 1.77 WHIP.  McGough pitched in 8 games (0 starts) overall in AAA-ball this year for the O’s and Marlins in which he was 0-1 with a 12.96 ERA and a 2.28 WHIP.  McGough pitched in 6 games (0 starts) for the Marlins last year (his only Major League experience to date) and he was 0-0 with a 9.45 ERA and a 2.40 WHIP.  This is no loss for the Orioles, as they needed McGough’s 40-man roster spot to call up infielder Paul Janish.

UPDATE:  (5/9/2016) – The Orioles have outrighted Scott McGough to AAA.

Paul Janish is playing well in AAA for the Baltimore Orioles

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Wednesday 4 May 2016 at 2:37 pm

33-year old righty swinging SS Paul Janish is playing well in AAA-ball so far this year for the Baltimore Orioles.  Janish has played in 21 games in AAA-ball so far this year for the Orioles and he is 24 of 73 (.329 avg, .720 OPS) with 8 runs scored, 0 homers, 2 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  Janish played in 14 games for the Orioles last year and he was 10 for 35 (.286 avg, .649 OPS) with 4 runs scored, 0 homers and 3 RBIs.  Janish has now played in 445 games in his first 7 years in the majors and he is 241 of 1,115 (.216 avg, .574 OPS) with 120 runs scored, 7 homers, 84 RBIs and 7 stolen bases.  Janish might get called up soon to help replace J.J. Hardy.

UPDATE:  (5/7/2016) – The Orioles have called up Paul Janish.

The Baltimore Orioles sign Wandy Rodriguez

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Friday 29 April 2016 at 3:37 pm

The Baltimore Orioles have signed 37-year old lefty starting pitcher Wandy Rodriguez to a minor league deal.  Rodriguez pitched in 17 games (15 starts) for the Texas Rangers last year and he was 6-4 with a 4.90 ERA and a 1.56 WHIP.  Rodriguez has now pitched in 275 games (263 starts) in his first 11 years in the Major Leagues and he is 97-98 with a 4.10 ERA and a 1.35 WHIP.  He will start his time with the Orioles in AAA-ball.  He pitched good for the Astros this spring, but he was one of their final cuts.  It never hurts to give a guy a shot like Rodriguez on a minor league deal.

The Baltimore Orioles release Terry Doyle

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Thursday 28 April 2016 at 11:53 am

The Baltimore Orioles have released 30-year old righty starting pitcher Terry Doyle.  Doyle pitched in 4 games (all starts) in AAA-ball this year for the Orioles and he was 0-2 with a 5.87 ERA and a 1.52 WHIP.  Doyle has now pitched in 182 games (135 starts) in his first 9 years in the minors and he is 63-50 with 2 saves, a 3.31 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP.  This isn’t much of a loss for the Orioles.  Doyle has yet to pitch in the show, despite putting up solid minor league numbers over the years.

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