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October 10, 2012
When I heard the news, I thought it was a joke. My alma mater, Towson University, has made an entirely irrational decision to drop both men's baseball and soccer programs ("Angry coach says officials kept quiet about folding team," Oct. 4). Apparently, there is a collegiate rule that strives for gender equality participation in sports, and there was some imbalance in the numbers of female athletes versus male athletes. Once again, political correctness rears its ugly head, and who loses?
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HEALTH
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | April 18, 2014
In baseball, it turns out, making a perfect schedule can be as elusive as throwing a perfect game. There are a lot of rules, starting with the basics: For each major league team, 81 games must be on the road and 81 at home, with 13 home weekend series and 19 games against divisional opponents. With any wiggle room left, a team such as the Orioles might ask for a home game on Father's Day or an away game when a concert is scheduled at nearby M&T Bank Stadium. But any special request from one team can lead to a lot of eraser smudges for the rest.
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SPORTS
By Sports Digest | April 5, 2010
The Tampa Bay Rays, who will open their season Tuesday night against the Orioles, trimmed their roster to the 25-man limit by placing relief pitcher J.P. Howell on the 15-day disabled list (left shoulder strain) and reassigning pitcher Joaquin Benoit and infielder Hank Blalock to the minor leagues. Blalock, a former Texas Ranger, signed a minor league deal last month; the deal included a clause allowing him to try to sign with other teams if he was not going to be part of the roster coming out of spring training.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
September 4, 2004
Minor Leagues Yesterday Triple-A International League Ottawa 9, Buffalo 2: Pedro Swann hit three doubles (4-for-5) and scored four runs for the Lynx (83-58). Double-A Eastern League Bowie 9, Norwich 4: Ed Rogers homered for the Baysox (71-68). Single-A Carolina League Frederick 9, Lynchburg 6: Mike Done went 3-for-4 with two RBIs to lead the Keys (31-36). Single-A South Atlantic League Lakewood 0, Delmarva 0, suspended after 10 innings Lake County 8, Hagerstown 5: Aaron Hornostaj went 3-for-5, including a double, but the Suns (20-46)
SPORTS
By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | January 14, 2014
SARASOTA, Fla. -- This is the time in the offseason when savvy clubs are able to make some under-the-radar minor league signings that can help them down the road. And while the Orioles' signings of Delmon Young and Alexi Casilla over the past few days aren't groundbreaking -- I know a lot of fans just see it as more frustrating examples of bargain-bin shopping -- and by no means are they going to push the team over the top, they definitely fill some needs. Because of his strong splits against left-handed pitching, Young -- signed to a minor league deal Monday evening -- can fill the right-handed designated hitter spot left open when the Orioles traded Danny Valencia to the Kansas City Royals.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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.
NEWS
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.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
By Peter Schmuck and The Baltimore Sun | February 15, 2014
It has been eight months since Orioles pitching prospect Dylan Bundy underwent Tommy John elbow surgery -- and it probably felt twice that long for a young pitcher who had just arrived at the threshold of a major league career -- but he is beginning to see the finish line. "The first month was hard, seeing everybody playing and I'm in a sling," he said. "Coming to the field and stretching and doing some exercises, and I'm done for the day. It makes for long days when you can't do what you're supposed to do and what you love.
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