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March 30, 2001
Baseball Blue Jays: Reassigned P John Frascatore to minor- league camp. Brewers: Added 3B Tony Fernandez, P Ben Sheets and OF James Mouton to 40-man roster. Designated P Kane Davis for assignment. Cardinals: Released OF Quinton McCracken and 3B Shane Andrews. Placed former Orioles P Garrett Stephenson, P Jason Christansen, P Luther Hackman and C Carlos Hernandez on 15-day DL retroactive to March 23. Devil Rays: Optioned P Jason Standridge to Double-A Durham and IF Jace Brewer to Single-A Charleston.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | April 17, 2014
Orioles third baseman Manny Machado, who resumed running the bases Wednesday in Sarasota, Fla., could go on a minor league rehabilitation assignment next week if all goes well. Running the bases -- and making the lateral cuts that involves -- is the final step in Machado's rehab from offseason surgery to repair a torn patellofemoral ligament in his left knee. During spring training, Machado was sidelined when running the bases because of a calf sprain, slowing his progress. He has been in Sarasota working his way back to this point.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | January 14, 2012
The Orioles have purchased the contract of 24-year-old minor leaguer Peter Fatse from the Newark (N.J.) Bears of the independent Can-Am Baseball League, according to the Bears' team website. Fatse played for the Pittsfield (Mass.) Colonials of the Can-Am league last season, hitting  .279/.345/.418 with 12 doubles, five home runs, 41 RBIs and 17 stolen bases. Newark aquired him in October through Pittsfield's dispersal draft. In affiliated minor league ball, he's never played above the high single-A level, when he hit .250/.322/.303 in 132 at bats with the Marlins' Florida State League team in Brevard County.
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By Eduardo A. Encina, The Baltimore Sun | April 10, 2014
Nick Adenhart never played for the Orioles, but five years after the Maryland native's untimely death at age 22, he still has a lasting impact inside the Orioles' clubhouse. Orioles right-handed pitchers Darren O'Day and Miguel Gonzalez, two undrafted free agents who have both developed into successful major leaguers since Adenhart's death, played with the Los Angeles Angels' top pitching prospect in that organization's minor league system. Both cherish their brief friendships with Adenhart that were forged through their time in the minor leagues.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | April 1, 2012
Right-handed reliever Matt Lindstrom's minor league outing, his first game action since re-tweaking his hamstring, was quick and effective today. Lindstrom pitched one inning, recording four outs against the Orioles' Triple-A team. He struck out two batters, including Orioles 40-man player Josh Bell. Lindstrom said he went through the first three hitters he faced quickly in about 9-10 pitches. He said he felt his velocity was good and there was no pain in the hamstring, which is in his pushing-off leg. He threw all his pitches, including his split-fingered fastball and his slider.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | January 26, 2012
The Orioles announced their minor league coaching staffs for the 2012 season, most notably making official the hiring of longtime minor league manager Ron Johnson as manager of Triple-A Norfolk. Johnson was the first base coach for the Boston Red Sox the past two seasons. Also of note, the team announced that former Orioles player Mike Bordick, who this month joined MASN as a color analyst, will remain with the organization as special assignment instructor. Ex-Orioles pitcher Scott McGregor, formerly the pitching coach at short-season Single-A Aberdeen, will be the minor league rehabilitation coordinator working out of Sarasota, Fla. Former Orioles pitcher Alan Mills will take over McGregor's spot in Aberdeen.  Former Norfolk manager Gary Allenson will be the manager at Aberdeen.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | April 11, 2012
Lefty Dontrelle Willis, who signed a minor league deal with the Orioles late in the spring, left a game for Triple-A Norfolk on Wednesday afternoon after throwing his ninth pitch in relief. Willis told the Virginian-Pilot that he had been dealing with pain since spring training and felt a knot in his forearm from the beginning of his outing Wednesday. “I tweaked my forearm,” Willis told the newspaper. “I've worked hard. Maybe it's overuse. " Given the fact he is trying to become a reliever and make a new team, Willis called the setback “frustrating, especially in the new position I'm in.” Willis was examined by the club's trainer, and the injury does not seem to be too serious.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | March 14, 2013
The Orioles reassigned a pair of non-roster invitees, catcher Jose Gil and infielder Nuiman Romero, to minor league camp on Thursday. The moves leave 51 players remaining in big league camp, 14 of them non-roster invitees. Romero was 4-for-11 with and RBI and a walk in 12 Grapefruit League games. Gil was 0-for-10 with five strikesouts in seven spring games.  
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | June 16, 2012
The Orioles have traded minor-league left-hander Cole McCurry to the Braves, reportedly for cash. McCurry was 0-7 with a 6.10 ERA in 51 2/3 innings this season, mostly at Double-A Bowie, but had joined Triple-A Norfolk to work two outing in relief. Six days ago, when the Orioles added 49-year-old left-hander Jamie Moyer to Norfolk's roster, McCurry was assigned to short-season Class-A Aberdeen. On Saturday morning, McCurry -- a 43rd-round selection of the Orioles in 2007 -- acknowledged the trade on Twitter, saying, "Would like to thank the orioles for the opportunity.
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By Steve Gould and The Baltimore Sun | April 12, 2012
Left-hander Dontrelle Willis , who left Triple-A Norfolk's game Wednesday after nine pitches, has been placed on the seven-day disabled list with a left forearm strain. Willis, whom the Orioles signed to a minor league deal late in spring, told the Virginian-Pilot that he "tweaked" his forearm yesterday and had been experiencing pain since spring training. “I've worked hard. Maybe it's overuse," Willis, who is being converted into a reliever, told the newspaper.
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By Dean Jones Jr and The Baltimore Sun | April 3, 2014
UPDATE (5:15 p.m. Thursday): Kevin Gausman was scratched from his start for Triple-A Norfolk on Thursday in case the Orioles need him for a potential doubleheader in Detroit this weekend. Right-hander Eddie Gamboa will start in his place. ORIGINAL POST Two of the Orioles' top three pitching prospects will make their 2014 season debut tonight as the organization's four full-season minor league affiliates play their first games. Right-hander Kevin Gausman -- the second-best prospect in the organization, according to Baseball America -- will start for Triple-A Norfolk in the 7:05 p.m. game at Harbor Park against Charlotte, an affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. Left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez -- No. 3 on Baseball America's list of top Orioles prospects -- will pitch for Double-A Bowie in the 6:35 p.m. game at Prince George's Stadium against Harrisburg, an affiliate of the Washington Nationals.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | March 23, 2014
SARASOTA, Fla. - The Orioles have agreed to terms with former Houston Astros first baseman Brett Wallace on a minor league contract. Wallace was at the Ed Smith Stadium complex this morning taking his physical, and he is expected to report to minor league camp at Twin Lakes Park. The 27-year-old hit .221/.284/.431 with 13 home runs and 36 RBIs for Houston last season. He was released by the Astros 11 days ago after he was invited to camp as a nonroster player and hit just .143 in 14 spring training at-bats.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | March 21, 2014
Arnold A. "Arnie" Heft, a minor league Orioles pitcher during the 1930s who later was an NBA referee, co-owner of the Baltimore Bullets, noted horse owner and real estate entrepreneur, died in his sleep of unknown causes March 12 at Sunrise at Fox Hill Senior Living Facility in Bethesda. The former Chevy Chase resident was 94. "Never in the 10 years that I worked for him did I ever feel like I was working for him," said Tim Keefe, Mr. Heft's horse trainer. "He never put pressure on me, even though he loved to win. " "Arnie was a very friendly guy who was drawn to people, and they were drawn to him. He stood 5-7 and had a 10-foot-tall heart," said Richard Hoffberger, who had been president for 27 years of the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | March 21, 2014
SARASOTA, FLA. - The Orioles have released designated hitter/first baseman Jack Cust and first baseman Matt LaPorta, a pair of former major leaguers who were attempting to get back to the big leagues through the organization's minor league camp. There were five other minor league camp cuts on Friday: first baseman/outfielder Nikolas Balog, right-hander Casey Upperman, right-hander Zach Staniewicz, right-hander Julio Rodriguez and left-hander Harry Marino. With the amount of organizational depth the Orioles have built, there was no space for Cust and LaPorta at the Triple-A level with a looming roster crunch, so they cut ties with both so they could possibly latch on elsewhere.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | March 20, 2014
SARASOTA, Fla. - The Orioles are working on a minor league deal with right-hander Luis Ayala, according to industry sources. Ayala, who was a valuable reliever on the Orioles' 2012 playoff team, was released by the Washington Nationals on Wednesday following a rough spring training in which he allowed nine runs and 10 hits in six innings. The move would give the Orioles added bullpen depth with a familiar reliever. The 36-year-old reliever would report to minor league camp in Twin Lakes Park.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | March 19, 2014
SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Orioles made a pair of significant roster cuts following Wednesday's 7-4 Grapefruit League loss to the Tampa Bay Rays, optioning South Korean right-hander Suk-min Yoon and catcher Johnny Monell to Triple-A Norfolk. The club also reassigned non-roster outfielder Xavier Paul to minor league camp. Yoon, 27, signed a three-year, $5.575 million deal with the Orioles last month, but he couldn't pitch in a Grapefruit League game until getting his work visa, a tedious process that sent him to Canada for four days and was just completed last week.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | March 24, 2013
The Orioles acquired more minor league pitching depth Sunday, sending minor league outfielder Ronnie Welty to the Philadelphia Phillies for 22-year-old right-hander Julio Rodriguez. Rodriguez, who is 6 feet 4 and 200 pounds, spent last season at Double-A Reading, going 7-7 with a 4.23 ERA in 29 games (22 starts).  Drafted by the Phillies in the eighth round out of the Puerto Rico Baseball Academy in 2008, Rodriguez was selected to last year's Futures Game in Kansas City. He was also a mid-season Eastern League All Star in 2012 and a Florida State League All Star in 2011.
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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 | February 5, 2014
The Orioles have agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Evan Meek on a minor league deal with an invitation to major league spring training, according to an industry source. Meek, 30, spent five years with the Pittsburgh Pirates from 2008 to 2012, going 7-7 with a 3.34 ERA in 156 relief appearances. His best season came in 2010, when he was 5-4 with a 2.14 ERA, 15 holds and four saves in 80 relief innings. Meek pitched the entire 2013 season with the Texas Rangers' Triple-A affiliate in Round Rock.
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