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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | August 16, 2014
CLEVELAND - Orioles center fielder Adam Jones isn't one to swallow his opinion, but after the Orioles lost 2-1 in 11 innings Friday night on a walk-off home run by Cleveland Indians third baseman Mike Aviles, Jones carefully measured his words. “I plead the fifth. I think being smart in what you say will help you in the long run,” said Jones, who was involved in a controversial hit-by-pitch call in the eighth inning. “I'd rather take the high road tonight and … I'd just rather take the high road.” The Orioles (69-51)
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | August 19, 2014
CHICAGO -- Struggling Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez was sent to the bullpen Tuesday, bumping him from a crowded starting rotation in a move that seemed destined to occur since his last rocky outing over the weekend in Cleveland. Before Tuesday's game against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field, Orioles mananger Buck Showalter announced his rotation through Monday, and Jimenez wasn't among the starters. He will be available out of the bullpen starting Wednesday. Showalter didn't rule out the possibility of using Jimenez as a spot starter, but at this point Jimenez seems destined for mop-up duty out of the bullpen.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | August 19, 2014
CHICAGO -- Struggling Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez was sent to the bullpen Tuesday, bumping him from a crowded starting rotation in a move that seemed destined to occur since his last rocky outing over the weekend in Cleveland. Before Tuesday's game against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field, Orioles mananger Buck Showalter announced his rotation through Monday, and Jimenez wasn't among the starters. He will be available out of the bullpen starting Wednesday. Showalter didn't rule out the possibility of using Jimenez as a spot starter, but at this point Jimenez seems destined for mop-up duty out of the bullpen.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | August 19, 2014
CHICAGO-- Nick Markakis' catch to rob a home run in Monday's 8-2 win over the Chicago White Sox received some national attention. While Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Markakis deserves that recognition, the right fielder often shuns it. Not only did Markakis rob Conor Gillaspie of a potential two-run homer Monday, but he also had a three-hit game, including a two-run home run and a pair of hits off tough left-hander Chris Sale. Markakis entered Tuesday with a 10-game hit streak and was hitting .415/.493/.615 in the month of August.
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By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | June 28, 2012
Buck Showalter not only has baseball talents, Baltimore -- he's also quite a believable prankster. The folks at Major League Baseball's Fan Cave just posted a really funny video where Showalter "punks" relief pitcher Darren O'Day. Here's the setup: O'Day thinks he's being interviewed by a Wall Street Journal reporter about his fondness for something called a "Solowheel," a unicycle-type thing that he's apparently getting paid to endorse. In the middle of demonstrating the device, Showalter storms up and asks him what the heck he thinks he's doing.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | May 5, 2012
Before the masses start thinking that there's a rift between Orioles third baseman Mark Reynolds and manager Buck Showalter, let's squash that -- and tell you about what you don't see on television. What you did see Friday night in the Orioles' 13-inning 6-4 win over the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park was Reynolds hit his first homer of the season, a booming shot over the Green Monster in the third inning that ended a personal 0-for-13 streak and a 76-at bat homerless drought going back to last season (Watch the video by clicking HERE )
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | June 21, 2014
Orioles manager Buck Showalter basically confirmed everything that has been written about the decision to send rookie Kevin Gausman to Triple-A last night. Gausman will be back Friday as the allowed “26th man” to pitch one end of the split doubleheader against the Tampa Bay Rays. He'll then be sent back down to the minors Friday and will return to the majors the following week after spending four more days in the minors (to fulfill the 10-requirement after a demotion). In other words, Gausman is not expected to miss a start, just have one pushed back from Wednesday to Friday.
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February 13, 2013
Orioles manager Buck Showalter will have a lot of issues to deal with over the course of spring training - which officially begins today - but he doesn't seem the least bit worried about his starting rotation, even though he concedes that there are a few things he might have to worry about. “We're probably at 9, 10, 11 guys that we're looking at," he said Tuesday. “You've got to say 'What if?' If [Jason Hammel] has a knee issue or Miguel [Gonzalez] has some issue or [Wei-Yin] Chen or something, we'll be able to move in a lot of different directions.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | April 17, 2013
Before today's game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Orioles manager Buck Showalter got on top of his pregame soapbox and talked about how most barehanded plays don't need to be made. He reminisced about his days as an analyst at ESPN and about how he thought the network too often fell in love with a barehanded play that was more style than substance. But third baseman Manny Machado's ninth-inning barehanded throwout of  Desmond Jennings in Tuesday's 5-4 win over Tampa Bay wasn't one of those plays.
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By Matt Vensel | March 31, 2011
Check out this banner of Orioles manager Buck Showalter that allegedly will be hung at Camden Yards sometime between now and Opening Day. Well, Baltimore, are you ready?
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Peter Schmuck | August 17, 2014
It's time for the Orioles to bite the bullet on Ubaldo Jimenez. No, not that bullet. This isn't about giving up on Jimenez during the first year of a four-year, $50 million contract because he can't consistently find the strike zone and has been taking a spot in the rotation from a more effective starting pitcher. It's about making a tough short-term decision to keep the first-place Orioles well out in front of the pack in the American League East. Jimenez, at his best, could be the key to a deep playoff run, so it's logical for Buck Showalter and Dan Duquette to want him ready to head into October on the same kind of September roll that made him the AL Pitcher of the Month for the Cleveland Indians last year.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | August 16, 2014
CLEVELAND - Orioles center fielder Adam Jones isn't one to swallow his opinion, but after the Orioles lost 2-1 in 11 innings Friday night on a walk-off home run by Cleveland Indians third baseman Mike Aviles, Jones carefully measured his words. “I plead the fifth. I think being smart in what you say will help you in the long run,” said Jones, who was involved in a controversial hit-by-pitch call in the eighth inning. “I'd rather take the high road tonight and … I'd just rather take the high road.” The Orioles (69-51)
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2014
Manny Machado admits that he feared the worst when he fell to the ground at home plate Monday night, holding his right knee and writhing in pain in the batter's box. The moment brought back memories for Machado of last September, when his other knee buckled as he hit first base, ending his year with an injury that required offseason surgery and forced him to miss the first month this season. And even though the Orioles placed their third baseman on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, the team's diagnosis of a knee ligament sprain was met with relief.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2014
Chris Davis has a goofy, daily ritual when he walks by the magnetic lineup board outside of manager Buck Showalter's office at Camden Yards. The regular first baseman, who usually bats in the middle of the order, will put his name in the lineup at a random spot with a random position next to it. “Whether it's No. 9 or pitching, whether it's the two-hole, playing first, sometimes I'll play the outfield.” Davis said about his lineup game....
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By Eduardo A. Encina and Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2014
The Orioles' decision to purchase the contract of infielder Cord Phelps from Triple-A Norfolk to take third baseman Manny Machado's spot on the club's 25-man roster was somewhat of a surprise because he wasn't on the organization's 40-man roster like other alternatives Steve Lombardozzi and Jimmy Paredes. But Phelps came recommended by Triple-A Norfolk manager Ron Johnson and other player development staff. “We take a lot of stock in what our people there every day tell us,” Orioles manager Buck Showalter said.
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By Peter Schmuck and The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2014
Orioles third baseman Manny Machado was able to walk without help after Monday night's game against the New York Yankees, but he said he has no feel for what Tuesday's MRI on his injured right knee might show. “We don't know,” he said. “We will know more tomorrow about what's wrong with it. The MRI will give us an idea of how many days I'm going to be out. That's what's going to tell us what's going on.” Machado suffered a right knee sprain on a swing in the third inning and appeared to be in great pain after he crumpled to the ground.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | April 22, 2012
Orioles manager Buck Showalter was tossed in the top of the sixth Saturday against the Los Angeles Angels after complaining about home plate umpire Angel Campos' strike zone. When Campos called a pitch that appeared to be well off the plate a strike against Nick Markakis in the sixth, Showalter yelled something and was immediately ejected. It was his first of the season and 20th of his career for Showalter. John Russell took over managing duties. Showalter has been displeased with the strike zones in each of the games during the Angels series.
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By Matt Vensel | July 15, 2011
I'm not sure what Buck Showalter did during his three-day vacation over the All-Star break. But I know one thing the Orioles manager didn't do: watch Robinson Cano win the MLB Home Run Derby on Monday night. “It's hard to watch the home run hitting contest,” Showalter said before Thursday's loss to the Indians . “Obviously, the balls are juiced. Those aren't normal balls that they're hitting. I've been in Arizona for a long time and you don't hit balls where they're hitting them.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2014
In recent weeks, the Orioles have built the largest division lead in baseball as they chase their first American League East title in 17 years, but the club now faces the possibility of being without All-Star third baseman Manny Machado for an extended amount of time. An MRI performed Tuesday revealed no apparent structural damage, and the club said Machado was diagnosed with a right knee ligament sprain. In some ways, that was good news - especially given how Machado's season ended last year with a left knee injury that required offseason surgery - but it appears that this injury could force Machado to the 15-day disabled list.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | August 11, 2014
Orioles manager Buck Showalter tried to bite his tongue when asked about the overturned call that led to his first ejection of the season during the Orioles' 8-3 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday afternoon. Showalter has defended the new replay system, saying that there needs to be patience to let baseball work out the bugs. But at the same time, the Orioles have a shot at doing some big things in 2014, and anyone would hate for a replay-related snafu to decide the outcome of a pivotal game in September - or October.
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