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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | July 4, 2014
BOSTON  -  Orioles executive director of international recruiting Fred Ferreira plucked Orioles right-hander Miguel Gonzalez from the Mexican League, signed him to a minor league free-agent deal and saw him blossom into a major league starting pitcher. Now he hopes another pitcher - ironically, one with the same name - can reach the same heights. The Orioles have signed pitcher Miguel Gonzalez, an 18-year-old right-hander from the Dominican Republic, to an international free-agent deal.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | July 4, 2014
BOSTON  -  Orioles executive director of international recruiting Fred Ferreira plucked Orioles right-hander Miguel Gonzalez from the Mexican League, signed him to a minor league free-agent deal and saw him blossom into a major league starting pitcher. Now he hopes another pitcher - ironically, one with the same name - can reach the same heights. The Orioles have signed pitcher Miguel Gonzalez, an 18-year-old right-hander from the Dominican Republic, to an international free-agent deal.
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By Milton Kent | November 21, 1993
Hitters from the Orioles organization continued a general hot streak through last week's play in the winter leagues, while pitchers improved their ERAs, if not their won-lost records.Orioles hitters were batting a combined .292, led by first baseman Paul Carey, who is hitting .398 through 29 games for Tucson in the Arizona Fall League, with five homers and 25 RBIs.Meanwhile, only one pitcher, right-hander Mike Cook (1-0, 1.86), who is pitching for Santurce in the Puerto Rican League, has a winning record, though three other pitchers -- Kevin Ryan of Honolulu (2.79)
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | February 12, 2014
SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Orioles have signed hard-throwing right-hander Juan Morillo to a minor league deal, according to an industry source. Morillo, who has made nine major league appearances over four seasons with the Colorado Rockies and Minnesota Twins, will report to the team's minor league camp at Twin Lakes Park. Most recently, the 30-year-old Morillo pitched professionally in Taiwan for the EDA Rhinos and served as the club's closer. This season, he set a Chinese Professional Baseball League record when his fastball was clocked at 99.4 mph. During his brief time in the majors from 2006 to 2009, Morillo's fastball averaged 97.2 mph, according to FanGraphs, and his sinker averaged 93.7 mph. But he's been unable to capitalize on his velocity because he has struggled through some major control issues.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | January 14, 2014
SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Orioles announced Tuesday that they've signed right-handed pitcher Luis Vizcaino and infielder Brock Bond to minor league contracts. The deals don't include invitations to major league spring training, so both players will report to the Orioles' minor league camp at Twin Lakes Park. Vizcaino, 39, hasn't pitched in the major leagues since 2009 with the Cleveland Indians. Last season, he was 1-3 with a 1.40 ERA for Yucatan of the Mexican League. Over an 11-year career with the Oakland Athletics, Milwaukee Brewers, Chicago White Sox, Arizona Diamondbacks, New York Yankees, Colorado Rockies, Chicago Cubs and Indians, he is 35-30 with a 4.33 ERA. He signed a minor league deal with the Yankees back in 2011, but his contract was voided when he suffered an Achilles injury while pitching in winter ball.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | February 12, 2014
SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Orioles have signed hard-throwing right-hander Juan Morillo to a minor league deal, according to an industry source. Morillo, who has made nine major league appearances over four seasons with the Colorado Rockies and Minnesota Twins, will report to the team's minor league camp at Twin Lakes Park. Most recently, the 30-year-old Morillo pitched professionally in Taiwan for the EDA Rhinos and served as the club's closer. This season, he set a Chinese Professional Baseball League record when his fastball was clocked at 99.4 mph. During his brief time in the majors from 2006 to 2009, Morillo's fastball averaged 97.2 mph, according to FanGraphs, and his sinker averaged 93.7 mph. But he's been unable to capitalize on his velocity because he has struggled through some major control issues.
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March 9, 2001
College Florida Southern: Named Tony Longa men's basketball coach. Northern Iowa: Football coach Mike Dunbar resigned. Scranton: Named Carl G. Danzig men's basketball coach. Baseball Phillies: Reassigned P Brandon Duckworth, P Edwin Hurtado, P Thomas Jacquez, P Doug Nickle, P Franklin Nunez, P Carlos Silva and P Evan Thomas to minor-league camp. IF Domingo Cedeno asked for release to play in Mexican League. Pirates: Rescinded option of OF-1B Alex Hernandez to Triple-A Nashville. Reassigned P John Grabow, P Wilson Guzman, P Manuel Bernal, P Chris Spurling and OF J. J. Davis to minor-league camp.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | May 22, 1996
The arrival of relief pitcher Archie Corbin is either a statement on the Orioles' organizational pitching depth, or an indication of just how far the club will go to improve itself.Corbin, a 28-year-old right-hander who was playing in the Mexican League 2 1/2 weeks ago, made a meteoric -- make that miraculous -- rise through the Orioles' minor-league system before landing in the major-league bullpen yesterday.He was assigned to Double-A Bowie, but wasn't there long enough to appear in a game.
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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN STAFF | July 15, 2002
At first touch, Dave Stockstill's fingerprints already covered Double-A Bowie. Managing his first game with the Baysox on Friday, Stockstill made some lineup changes that keyed a 6-5 victory over Binghamton. He returned Tim Raines Jr. to the leadoff spot, moved Napoleon Calzado to second, put Keith Reed fifth and lowered Scott Hunter to ninth. The results were instantaneous. All four players hit home runs, and Bowie won its first game after a four-day layoff. "Sometimes," he said, "just a little bit of change can bring more focus."
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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN STAFF | April 23, 2002
Rodrigo Lopez says he feels like a long reliever. His manager, Mike Hargrove, fancies him as more of a short reliever, with the possibility of becoming a starter. Attaching a label to the former Mexican League standout is proving every bit as difficult as hitting him. The Orioles will settle for giving him the ball. The rest seems to take care of itself. Lopez has limited opponents to three earned runs and nine hits in 15 innings as the Orioles prepare for tonight's opener of a three-game series against the Boston Red Sox at Camden Yards.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | January 14, 2014
SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Orioles announced Tuesday that they've signed right-handed pitcher Luis Vizcaino and infielder Brock Bond to minor league contracts. The deals don't include invitations to major league spring training, so both players will report to the Orioles' minor league camp at Twin Lakes Park. Vizcaino, 39, hasn't pitched in the major leagues since 2009 with the Cleveland Indians. Last season, he was 1-3 with a 1.40 ERA for Yucatan of the Mexican League. Over an 11-year career with the Oakland Athletics, Milwaukee Brewers, Chicago White Sox, Arizona Diamondbacks, New York Yankees, Colorado Rockies, Chicago Cubs and Indians, he is 35-30 with a 4.33 ERA. He signed a minor league deal with the Yankees back in 2011, but his contract was voided when he suffered an Achilles injury while pitching in winter ball.
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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN STAFF | July 15, 2002
At first touch, Dave Stockstill's fingerprints already covered Double-A Bowie. Managing his first game with the Baysox on Friday, Stockstill made some lineup changes that keyed a 6-5 victory over Binghamton. He returned Tim Raines Jr. to the leadoff spot, moved Napoleon Calzado to second, put Keith Reed fifth and lowered Scott Hunter to ninth. The results were instantaneous. All four players hit home runs, and Bowie won its first game after a four-day layoff. "Sometimes," he said, "just a little bit of change can bring more focus."
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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN STAFF | April 23, 2002
Rodrigo Lopez says he feels like a long reliever. His manager, Mike Hargrove, fancies him as more of a short reliever, with the possibility of becoming a starter. Attaching a label to the former Mexican League standout is proving every bit as difficult as hitting him. The Orioles will settle for giving him the ball. The rest seems to take care of itself. Lopez has limited opponents to three earned runs and nine hits in 15 innings as the Orioles prepare for tonight's opener of a three-game series against the Boston Red Sox at Camden Yards.
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March 9, 2001
College Florida Southern: Named Tony Longa men's basketball coach. Northern Iowa: Football coach Mike Dunbar resigned. Scranton: Named Carl G. Danzig men's basketball coach. Baseball Phillies: Reassigned P Brandon Duckworth, P Edwin Hurtado, P Thomas Jacquez, P Doug Nickle, P Franklin Nunez, P Carlos Silva and P Evan Thomas to minor-league camp. IF Domingo Cedeno asked for release to play in Mexican League. Pirates: Rescinded option of OF-1B Alex Hernandez to Triple-A Nashville. Reassigned P John Grabow, P Wilson Guzman, P Manuel Bernal, P Chris Spurling and OF J. J. Davis to minor-league camp.
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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN STAFF | February 24, 2001
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Once given an outside chance at joining the Orioles' starting rotation, pitcher Luis Rivera could miss the entire season after being diagnosed with a slight tear in the glenoid labrum in his right shoulder. A magnetic resonance imaging taken on Thursday confirmed the injury, which had become a mystery to team officials. Rivera, 22, will be examined by orthopedic specialist Dr. James Andrews on March 5 in Birmingham, Ala. Arthroscopic surgery could be performed the same day if Andrews finds enough cause for the procedure.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | May 22, 1996
The arrival of relief pitcher Archie Corbin is either a statement on the Orioles' organizational pitching depth, or an indication of just how far the club will go to improve itself.Corbin, a 28-year-old right-hander who was playing in the Mexican League 2 1/2 weeks ago, made a meteoric -- make that miraculous -- rise through the Orioles' minor-league system before landing in the major-league bullpen yesterday.He was assigned to Double-A Bowie, but wasn't there long enough to appear in a game.
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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN STAFF | February 24, 2001
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Once given an outside chance at joining the Orioles' starting rotation, pitcher Luis Rivera could miss the entire season after being diagnosed with a slight tear in the glenoid labrum in his right shoulder. A magnetic resonance imaging taken on Thursday confirmed the injury, which had become a mystery to team officials. Rivera, 22, will be examined by orthopedic specialist Dr. James Andrews on March 5 in Birmingham, Ala. Arthroscopic surgery could be performed the same day if Andrews finds enough cause for the procedure.
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July 6, 1999
BaseballAstros: Optioned 3B Russ Johnson to Triple-A New Orleans; recalled P Wade Miller from New Orleans.Devil Rays: Loaned minor-league P Joe Strong to Mexico City of the Mexican League.Marlins: Promoted IF Jose Lobaton from Double-A Portland to Triple-A Calgary; assigned IF Drew Niles to Portland.Pirates: Recalled C Yamid Haad from Double-A Altoona.HockeyFlames: Re-signed D Steve Smith.Pub Date: 7/06/99
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By Milton Kent | November 21, 1993
Hitters from the Orioles organization continued a general hot streak through last week's play in the winter leagues, while pitchers improved their ERAs, if not their won-lost records.Orioles hitters were batting a combined .292, led by first baseman Paul Carey, who is hitting .398 through 29 games for Tucson in the Arizona Fall League, with five homers and 25 RBIs.Meanwhile, only one pitcher, right-hander Mike Cook (1-0, 1.86), who is pitching for Santurce in the Puerto Rican League, has a winning record, though three other pitchers -- Kevin Ryan of Honolulu (2.79)
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