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By Colleen Thomas and The Baltimore Sun | June 7, 2013
Columbia's Matt McPhearson was selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks with the No. 120 overall pick in baseball's amateur draft Friday. The Riverdale Baptist senior plans to sign with the organization. “[I'm] happy, excited, thankful,” McPhearson said when reached by phone after the selection. “It'll open up the door for me. I'm going to be an Arizona Diamondback. I'm going to work and show them why I deserve to be at the top.” The center fielder was high on many scouts' lists due to his exceptional speed - McPhearson can reach first base in less than four seconds and ran the 60-yard dash in 6.22 seconds.
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By Alejandro Zuniga and The Baltimore Sun | July 8, 2014
WASHINGTON -- Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams has seen Buck Showalter make bold late-game decisions before. The Orioles manager, who was the Arizona Diamondbacks' skipper and coached Williams there from 1998-2000, once made one of the gutsiest calls in baseball history. On May 28, 1998, Showalter's Diamondbacks were clinging to a two-run lead in the bottom of the ninth with the bases loaded and Barry Bonds stepping to the plate. Instead of pitching to the powerful San Francisco Giants slugger, Showalter elected to walk him intentionally and concede a run.  The next batter, Brent Mayne, worked a full count and then lined out to deep right-center field, sealing a Diamondbacks win. “It takes a great deal of intestinal fortitude, I guess is the right way to put it, to do something like that,” Williams said before Monday's game.
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June 9, 2004
Orioles tonight Opponent: Arizona Diamondbacks Site: Camden Yards Time: 7:05 TV/Radio: Comcast SportsNet/WBAL (1090 AM) Starters: Diamondbacks' Brandon Webb (3-5, 4.35) vs. Orioles' Eric DuBose (4-4, 5.23)
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | February 10, 2014
There was a sense throughout the industry that the Orioles' decision to back away from closer Grant Balfour after his failed physical in December could adversely affect the club going forward. That reality apparently played a part in them not landing veteran starter Bronson Arroyo, who signed a two-year deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday. Arroyo will get a guaranteed $23.5 million over two years -- $9.5 million each season and an $11 million option in 2016 that includes a $4.5 million buyout.
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By Dan Connolly and Dan Connolly,Sun Reporter | June 16, 2007
Three snapshots are all that's needed to summarize last night's gut-wrenching, here-we-go-again Orioles bullpen implosion in a 7-3 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks. After all, you have seen this once or nine times before, the Orioles leading after the seventh only to watch the carefully pushed buttons misfire and the bullpen give away another assumed victory. Diamondbacks @ Orioles Tonight, 7:05, Ch. 13, MASN, 105.7 FM Starters: Edgar Gonzalez (2-2 ,4.73) vs. Daniel Cabrera (5-7, 5.16)
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April 27, 1998
Quote: "We walked too many guys. It's ugly, but we got a win." -- Marlins manager Jim Leyland after 12-6 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.It's a fact: Matt Williams of the Diamondbacks recently hit a ball off the warning track and into the swimming pool beyond the right-center-field fence in Bank One Ballpark. It was announced in the press box as "a ground-pool double."Who's hot: Pirates catcher Jason Kendall, a career .247 hitter in April, is hitting .366 (30-for-82) with two homers and 13 RBIs.
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August 31, 2008
1 Waiver bye-bye: Major League Baseball's waiver trade deadline ends at midnight. Will Aubrey Huff (left, 17) still be an Oriole at 12:01 a.m.? 2 We're talkin' about practice: NFL teams can fill out their practice squads. With so many Ravens injuries, fans of the home team might want to familiarize themselves with their practice players. 3 Mild West: It's mediocrity at its best, as the two best teams in the NL West - the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks - meet at 8 p.m. on ESPN2.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | December 5, 2012
In their attempt to find a power bat, the Orioles have shown interest in trading for Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Jason Kubel. Kubel, a left-handed batter who hit 30 homers last season, could play both left field and designated hitter, so he would be a good fit if the Orioles were unable to sign Nate McLouth. The Orioles could retain Kubel for the next two seasons. He will make $7.5 million in 2013 in the second year of a two-year, $15-million deal with Arizona. He holds a $7.5-million mutual option for 2014.
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By SOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL | July 27, 2005
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - The Florida Marlins will still listen to offers for A.J. Burnett, but their appetite for moving the prospective free agent has dulled considerably. Encouraged by the team's strong play to close out a three-city road trip, the Marlins have told people they are "going forward as [they] are." That could change with a subpar homestand or with a surprisingly strong proposal before Sunday afternoon's non-waiver trade deadline, but the Marlins essentially believe another team would have to overpay to get Burnett.
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By Dan Connolly | August 8, 2012
The Orioles continue to have interest in recently released first baseman Lyle Overbay, who is expected to make his decision on his next team soon. According to an industry source, the Orioles inquired about Overbay last week while he was still with the Arizona Diamondbacks and have made their interest known again after he was released Monday. Several other teams are reportedly courting the 35-year-old Washington state native, including the San Francisco Giants and Cincinnati Reds.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | February 7, 2014
The Orioles were in the race for free-agent starter Bronson Arroyo, one of their top offseason targets, until the very end, but ultimately saw the right-hander agree to a two-year deal worth a guaranteed $23.5 million with the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night.  Arroyo will make $9.5 million in each of the next two seasons, and Arizona has an $11 million club option for 2016 or can buy him out for $4.5 million, ESPN reported. Arroyo selected the Diamondbacks over the Orioles, according to an industry source who added that the Orioles' final offer was “competitive.” Ultimately, Arroyo wanted to stay in the National League, the source said.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | August 15, 2013
PHOENIX - After the Orioles' 14-inning loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday evening, the visiting clubhouse at Chase Field was eerily quiet, the clang of wooden bats being packed and equipment trunk wheels rolling on carpet were the only sounds to break the tension. The Orioles arrived in Arizona having won four of five on the first two legs of their interleague road trip to the West Coast, but they left the desert with far more questions than answers following their third straight walk-off loss to the Diamondbacks.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2013
PHOENIX - Orioles manager Buck Showalter often shuns the spotlight, so when the Arizona Diamondbacks showed a video tribute to Showalter - who was their first manager and played a large role in the expansion club's growth - he hesitated before tipping his cap as fans applauded. Monday was Showalter's first game back in Arizona since his departure from the Diamondbacks after the 2000 season. Showalter was hired in two years before Arizona began play and managed the Diamondbacks for three seasons.
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By Colleen Thomas and The Baltimore Sun | June 7, 2013
Columbia's Matt McPhearson was selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks with the No. 120 overall pick in baseball's amateur draft Friday. The Riverdale Baptist senior plans to sign with the organization. “[I'm] happy, excited, thankful,” McPhearson said when reached by phone after the selection. “It'll open up the door for me. I'm going to be an Arizona Diamondback. I'm going to work and show them why I deserve to be at the top.” The center fielder was high on many scouts' lists due to his exceptional speed - McPhearson can reach first base in less than four seconds and ran the 60-yard dash in 6.22 seconds.
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By Matt Vensel and The Baltimore Sun | May 31, 2013
The thing the Orioles have done most consistently this season, even more so than their repeated outbursts at the plate, has been playing exceptional defense, whether it has been Manny Machado scooping up slow rollers at third base, Matt Wieters throwing out runners or Adam Jones gliding to make catches in center. Through 54 games -- the first third of the season -- the Orioles have committed a league-low 19 errors and are second in baseball with a .990 fielding percentage. They are on pace to set club records in both categories . When it comes to more advanced statistics, the Orioles are fifth in the major leagues with 15 defensive runs saved and are ranked third in ultimate zone rating behind the Kansas City Royals and Arizona Diamondbacks.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | April 28, 2013
The Orioles have attempted to bolster their lack of catching depth by sending minor league right-hander Rob Delaney to the Los Angeles Angels organization for veteran catcher Chris Snyder. Snyder, 32, will meet the team in Seattle on Tuesday and presumably will take over the back-up catching void created when Taylor Teagarden dislocated his left thumb Saturday. The Orioles recalled Luis Exposito for Sunday's game - he did not play -- but now it is likely he will lose his place on the big league roster Tuesday with the pending arrival of Snyder, a veteran of parts of nine major league seasons.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | January 1, 2013
Heading into a new year, the Orioles have much of the same team as they did in 2012. That's by design, and apparently there is a push to continue that trend. The Orioles have re-signed left fielder Nate McLouth, maintain dialogue with lefty starter Joe Saunders and, according to an industry source, are among the clubs showing legitimate interest in signing right-handed reliever Matt Lindstrom, whom the Orioles traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks in August for Saunders. Lindstrom, 32, was 1-0 with a 2.72 ERA in 32 games with the Orioles, striking out 30 batters and walking 12 while allowing 35 hits in 36 1/3 innings.
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By Matt Vensel and The Baltimore Sun | May 31, 2013
The thing the Orioles have done most consistently this season, even more so than their repeated outbursts at the plate, has been playing exceptional defense, whether it has been Manny Machado scooping up slow rollers at third base, Matt Wieters throwing out runners or Adam Jones gliding to make catches in center. Through 54 games -- the first third of the season -- the Orioles have committed a league-low 19 errors and are second in baseball with a .990 fielding percentage. They are on pace to set club records in both categories . When it comes to more advanced statistics, the Orioles are fifth in the major leagues with 15 defensive runs saved and are ranked third in ultimate zone rating behind the Kansas City Royals and Arizona Diamondbacks.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | February 27, 2013
TAMPA, Fla. - Conor Jackson knows every spring at-bat is valuable. The way the 30-year-old sees it, there are only so many opportunities to show you belong. And over the first five games of spring training - as opponents have stacked left-handers against the Orioles - the right-handed Jackson has seen his name on the lineup card often. In the first days of camp, Jackson missed three days of workouts with lower back stiffness, but he was determined not to let the injury quell his push for a roster spot.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | January 29, 2013
My guess is I am averaging about five questions a day for the past two weeks on the Orioles' pursuit of left-handed pitcher Joe Saunders. Pretty incredible considering when the Orioles dealt reliever Matt Lindstrom to Arizona for Saunders last August, the move was met with collective yawns across Baltimore. The veteran and Northern Virginia native must have made quite an impression in his month-plus time with the Orioles (I guess that's what happens when you shut down the Texas Rangers and New York Yankees in the playoffs)
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