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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | November 30, 2012
First baseman Joe Mahoney, who was designated for assignment by the Orioles earlier this week, has been claimed off waivers by the Florida Marlins. Mahoney was designated on Wednesday to make room for newly acquired third baseman Danny Valencia. The Orioles acquired Valencia from the Red Sox for cash considerations. “You're surprised when something like that happens,” Mahoney said. “But when it happened I was hoping I would get another opportunity from another team and I did, so I'm looking forward to turning the page and getting an opportunity to play down south.” The 25-year-old Mahoney was called up to the Orioles twice last season, making his major league debut on July 7 in Anaheim.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2014
When the Detroit Tigers last came to Baltimore in May, right fielder Torii Hunter left firmly ensconced as the chief villain in road grays. Miguel Cabrera, the two-time reigning American League MVP, took up that mantel during the ALDS. Cabrera, the reigning two-time American League Most Valuable Player, had a hand in nearly every play - good and bad - on either team's ledger Friday, as his Tigers fell 7-6 with another eighth-inning bullpen implosion. The 2012 Triple Crown winner, who homered in the eighth inning of Game 1 and took his time rounding the bases, opened the Tigers' attack with a two-out single in the first inning Friday.
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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 Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | September 20, 2014
Orioles first baseman Steve Pearce, who was scratched from the lineup before a 7-2 win Saturday night over the Boston Red Sox with soreness in his right wrist, underwent an X-ray and received a cortisone shot, manager Buck Showalter said. Pearce, who is batting .297 with 20 home runs and 48 RBIs in 98 games this year, said his removal from the lineup was precautionary and that he expects to need “just a couple of days to let it calm down.” The Orioles "took an X-ray just to make sure there was nothing structurally wrong, and felt good about that,” Showalter said.
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By Kevin Cowherd and The Baltimore Sun | February 12, 2013
A new baseball season dawns, and it all feels so different for the Orioles and their fans this time around. Pitchers and catchers report to Sarasota, Fla., today, but this time the O's are coming off a 93-win season in which they made it to the American League Division Series. They probably won't duplicate the astounding 2012 numbers they put up in extra-inning games (16-2) and one-run games (29-9). But this is a club with a solid everyday lineup and a terrific bullpen. And if the starting pitching holds up - I know, you can say that about every team - the Orioles should contend again for the AL East title.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | February 5, 2013
The Orioles have claimed first baseman/outfielder Russ Canzler off waivers and designated catcher Luis Martinez for assignment to make room for him on the team's 40-man roster, the club announced Tuesday. The organization had interest in claiming the 26-year-old Canzler earlier this offseason - this was the fourth time he was placed on waivers since the end of last season - but the Orioles were never previously high enough on the waivers list to snag him. The Yankees designated Canzler for assignment Friday to make room for Travis Hafner.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 22, 2012
BOSTON -- There's something about playing the Red Sox that has brought out the best in Orioles first baseman Mark Reynolds. After Reynolds' solo homer in the fourth inning of Saturday's game at Fenway Park, Reynolds is 16-for-36 (.444) in 11 games against Boston this season with four doubles, six homers, nine runs and 16 RBIs. He took a 2-0 sinker from Boston starter Aaron Cook over the Green Monster in left field to give the Orioles a brief 3-1 lead. Reynolds also had two hits and drove in a run in Friday's series opener against the Sox, a 4-2 Orioles win. He entered Saturday's game hitting /435/.563/.826 with two homers and eight RBIs in seven games this season at Fenway Park Sixteen of Reynolds' 22 homers and 40 of his 67 RBIs have come against the AL East.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | July 5, 2012
The Orioles will recall first baseman Joe Mahoney from Triple-A Norfolk to fill the roster spot created when they optioned pitcher Chris Tillman after the club's 4-2 win over the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday, according to a club source. Mahoney is expected to join the team Thursday for the Orioles' series opener in Anaheim.  He would become the seventh Orioles player to make his major league debut this season. The 25-year-old is hitting .256 with five homers and 38 RBIs this season for the Tides.
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | December 14, 2010
In an effort to improve their 2011 roster, the Orioles have added former Toronto Blue Jays right-handed reliever Jeremy Accardo on a one-year, $1.08 million deal, pending a physical, and are continuing to pursue a free-agent first baseman. Adam LaRoche, who hit 25 homers and drove in 100 runs for the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2010, appears to be the club's top candidate at first base, and the team is continuing to talk to his representatives. The Orioles also have spoken to representatives for former Atlanta Braves first baseman Derrek Lee. It's believed Lee, 35, is seeking a one-year deal, while LaRoche, 31, is in line for a two-year contract.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | August 18, 2012
DETROIT -- Orioles first baseman Mark Reynolds said Saturday he expects to receive a fine for his critical comment about the umpiring in Friday night's 5-3 loss to the Tigers, but he didn't really retreat from his statements. Reynolds was ejected in the fifth inning after first-base umpire Jeff Kellogg's out call on Jhonny Peralta at first base was overturned. After conferring with home-plate umpire Tim Timmons as the request of Tigers manager Jim Leyland, they reversed the call and ruled Peralta safe, saying that Reynolds' foot came off the bag. Reynolds slammed his glove on the ground and was immediately ejected by second-base umpire Vic Carapazza, then unloaded a postgame tirade on the umpires.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | September 14, 2014
Orioles manager Buck Showalter spoke with Chris Davis on Sunday and expects the suspended first baseman to soon go to the organization's spring training complex in Sarasota, Fla., in an attempt to stay sharp. Showalter wouldn't specify when Davis will get there, except to say he's "headed to Sarasota here before long. " Showalter said Davis likely will clean out his apartment in Baltimore - which players usually do in late September or early October - and then drop off his things at his home in Texas before going to Florida.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2014
While Chris Davis' season has been a struggle at the plate, there's no question the Orioles first baseman still can change a game with one swing of his bat.   Davis is hitting just .189 this season, but regardless of his place in the club's lineup, he still gets respect at the plate - so much so that opponents recently have chosen to make his teammates beat them rather than keep the bat in Davis' hands.   The Minnesota Twins, however, had no choice but to pitch to Davis with the bases loaded in the fourth inning Friday night, and Davis made them pay by crushing a grand slam off Twins right-hander Trevor May, the pivotal blast in a 9-1 drubbing before an announced 27,464 at Camden Yards.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2014
Orioles first baseman Steve Pearce left Friday's game against the Minnesota Twins before the top of the fourth inning with a right abdominal strain. Pearce has been one of the Orioles' hottest hitters, becoming a regular starter with the absence of injured third baseman Manny Machado (knee). Pearce entered the night with an 11-game hitting streak, batting .333/375/.778 (15-for-45) with 10 extra-base hits (five doubles and five homers) over that span. Before leaving the game, Pearce made a nice defensive play in the second inning, hopping onto the top of a brick wall in front of the first row of seats down the right-field line to catch a fly ball from Trevor Plouffe . Pearce also ranged to his right for the final out of the third inning on a grounder by Danny Santana, throwning across his body to pitcher Miguel Gonzalez covering first base.
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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 Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | August 11, 2014
Chris Davis, who was batting .193 in 99 games through Sunday, didn't start Monday against New York Yankees left-hander Chris Capuano. But after third baseman Manny Machado injured his right leg during an at-bat in the bottom of the third inning, Davis entered as a defensive replacement at third base to start the top of the fourth. The left-handed-hitting Davis' struggles this season have been well-documented, but Orioles manager Buck Showalter said he also wanted to get Steve Pearce a start.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | August 2, 2014
Tonight is Crush Davis Action Figure night at Camden Yards, with the first 10,000 fans 14 and under getting a plastic action figure of Chris Davis as a caped crusader. The real Davis will begin the game on the bench. Last year's Most Valuable Oriole is hitting just .196 with 125 strikeouts in 321 at-bats this year. With Seattle's tough, young left-hander James Paxton on the mound, the left-handed-hitting Davis wasn't in the starting lineup. The first baseman also has been dealing with a flu virus that caused him to miss two full games earlier this week.
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June 24, 2007
Offense -- He can hit anything. What makes him such a good hitter is that he can use all fields. He doesn't have the optimum amount of power for a first baseman but he can be a Mark Grace-type hitter. Defense -- He is very smooth. He has very soft hands and can make saves. He's very stylish, like Keith Hernandez without the range. His range is a little suspect, but I think there is potential there. Overall -- Adrian has a chance to win a batting title and a Gold Glove. He's that kind of player.
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By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | July 3, 1998
Barely one day after becoming the game's most productive non-invitee, Orioles first baseman Rafael Palmeiro was named to the American League All-Star team last night as a replacement for Boston Red Sox first baseman Mo Vaughn, who was sidelined by injury.Palmeiro, who placed seventh in fan balloting but was named the AL Player of the Month for June, learned of the move upon arriving in New York last night. It is the third time Palmeiro, 33, has been named to the All-Star Game but his first as an Oriole.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | July 2, 2014
Some four hours before Wednesday's game against the Texas Rangers at Camden Yards, slumping Orioles first baseman Chris Davis was on the field doing early hitting work. Davis, who was hitless in his previous 19 at-bats heading into Wednesday, took swings off a batting tee under the supervision of manager Buck Showalter and hitting coach Jim Presley. Heading into Wednesday's game, Davis' average had dropped 62 points since May 23 to .205. From May 24 through Tuesday, he batted .145 with 50 strikeouts in 124 at-bats.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | June 23, 2014
Struggling first baseman Chris Davis was out of the starting lineup Monday for the second time in eight games, dealing with a sagging batting average and lingering oblique soreness through which he has been playing. Before the game, he said he wasn't excited about losing at-bats, even if it was against one of the American League's toughest left-handed pitchers in the Chicago White Sox's Chris Sale. But Davis said he accepted the decision because he understood that maybe he wasn't one of the Orioles' best nine hitters right now. Well, apparently being the club's 10th best hitter was plenty good enough.
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