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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | March 6, 2012
FORT MYERS, Fla. - After rallying from an early four-run deficit, the Orioles dropped a 5-4 decision to the Red Sox on Tuesday afternoon at JetBlue Park. Orioles right-hander Oliver Drake allowed a two-out double by shortstop Pedro Ciriaco in the seventh inning to score Nate Spears from third for the winning run. Trailing 4-0, Orioles nonroster invitee Xavier Avery hit a two-run single to right in the fifth inning. Wilson Betemit's two-run double off JetBlue Park's mock Green Monster in left field tied the game in the sixth.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | March 23, 2014
SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Orioles and Pittsburgh Pirates tied, 7-7, in 10 innings Sunday afternoon at Ed Smith Stadium after each team had a home run in the ninth. Reigning National League Most Valuable Player Andrew McCutchen hit a solo homer off minor leaguer Oliver Drake to put the Pittsburgh Pirates ahead, 7-6. Orioles prospect Jonathan Schoop then tied the game in the bottom of the inning with a solo shot in front of a sellout crowd of 8,064 at Ed Smith Stadium. Schoop's home run, which went to center field, was the fifth overall in the game on an afternoon that was challenging for pitchers with the wind blowing out to left field.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | September 29, 2012
And outfielder Steve Pearce is back in Baltimore. With this season the way it has gone, did you expect anything less? Pearce, 29, was with the Orioles for about two months this year and had a couple big games. But he was waived at the end of July and claimed by the Houston Astros and then waived by the Astros and claimed by the New York Yankees, who actually had him in their minors earlier this year before selling him to the Orioles on June 2. The Yankees claimed him from the Astros on Aug. 27 and then waived him this week - and now he is back with the Orioles, who claimed him today.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | November 20, 2012
In preparation for setting their roster before December's Rule 5 draft, the Orioles added two players to their 40-man roster on Tuesday, infielder Jonathan Schoop and left-hander Mike Belfiore. To make room, the Orioles took pitcher Oliver Drake off the roster and outrighted him to Triple-A Norfolk. Schoop, 21, was the organization's 2011 minor league player of the year and held his own at Double-A Bowie (.245 average and .324 on-base percentage) in 2012 despite being one of the youngest players at that level.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | November 20, 2012
In preparation for setting their roster before December's Rule 5 draft, the Orioles added two players to their 40-man roster on Tuesday, infielder Jonathan Schoop and left-hander Mike Belfiore. To make room, the Orioles took pitcher Oliver Drake off the roster and outrighted him to Triple-A Norfolk. Schoop, 21, was the organization's 2011 minor league player of the year and held his own at Double-A Bowie (.245 average and .324 on-base percentage) in 2012 despite being one of the youngest players at that level.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2012
All signs point to the Orioles' recalling left-hander Dana Eveland to start Friday's series opener against the Tampa Bay Rays here at Camden Yards. Eveland was removed from Monday's start after throwing just 63 pitches in five shutout innings and allowing just four hits. Eveland, signed by Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette this offseason to compete for a starting rotation spot, has pitched well at Triple-A. The ground-ball pitcher is 3-2 with a 2.21 ERA in 36 2/3 innings over six starts.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | March 9, 2012
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - Orioles right-hander Jake Arrieta sparkled in his Grapefruit League debut - his first spring outing since undergoing right elbow surgery last August - throwing two hitless innings in Baltimore's 3-3 10-inning Grapefruit League tie with the Rays. Arrieta's performance, however, was overshadowed by a very scary moment in the top of the first, when Orioles left fielder Nolan Reimold was hit in the left side of his jaw by an Alex Cobb fastball. Reimold fell to the ground holding his face and was carted off the field.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | November 2, 2012
The Orioles have made a move to strengthen their infield defense, claiming 28-year-old second baseman Alexi Casilla from the Minnesota Twins on Friday. Casilla, 28, is primarily a second baseman but has played shortstop and third base in his seven-year big league career, all with the Twins. Last season, the speedy Casilla hit .241 with a .282 on-base percentage and stole 21 bases in 22 attempts. “He has really good speed and plays good defense. He should be in the mix for [second base]
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | March 23, 2014
SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Orioles and Pittsburgh Pirates tied, 7-7, in 10 innings Sunday afternoon at Ed Smith Stadium after each team had a home run in the ninth. Reigning National League Most Valuable Player Andrew McCutchen hit a solo homer off minor leaguer Oliver Drake to put the Pittsburgh Pirates ahead, 7-6. Orioles prospect Jonathan Schoop then tied the game in the bottom of the inning with a solo shot in front of a sellout crowd of 8,064 at Ed Smith Stadium. Schoop's home run, which went to center field, was the fifth overall in the game on an afternoon that was challenging for pitchers with the wind blowing out to left field.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | February 29, 2012
 SARASOTA, Fla. -- Some pretty interesting stuff going on today at the Ed Smith Stadium complex. --  Orioles minor leaguers SS Manny Machado and 2B Jonathan Schoop, the organization's top two position-player prospects, worked out with the major league team today. Machado and Schoop both participated in fielding drills, holding their own in the day's rundown practice, and took batting practice. Both will play in the team's intrasquad games Friday and Saturday. Orioles manager Buck Showalter really wanted to bring Machado and Schoop into big league camp to start off with but also wanted to reward outfielder L.J. Hoes and Xavier Avery for their 2011 seasons.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | November 2, 2012
The Orioles have made a move to strengthen their infield defense, claiming 28-year-old second baseman Alexi Casilla from the Minnesota Twins on Friday. Casilla, 28, is primarily a second baseman but has played shortstop and third base in his seven-year big league career, all with the Twins. Last season, the speedy Casilla hit .241 with a .282 on-base percentage and stole 21 bases in 22 attempts. “He has really good speed and plays good defense. He should be in the mix for [second base]
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | September 29, 2012
And outfielder Steve Pearce is back in Baltimore. With this season the way it has gone, did you expect anything less? Pearce, 29, was with the Orioles for about two months this year and had a couple big games. But he was waived at the end of July and claimed by the Houston Astros and then waived by the Astros and claimed by the New York Yankees, who actually had him in their minors earlier this year before selling him to the Orioles on June 2. The Yankees claimed him from the Astros on Aug. 27 and then waived him this week - and now he is back with the Orioles, who claimed him today.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | September 29, 2012
Orioles acquire Pearce again Always on the prowl for bench help, no matter how late in the season, the Orioles added outfielder Steve Pearce to the 40-man roster for the second time in 2012. He was claimed on waivers from the New York Yankees on Saturday; the Orioles also purchased his contract from the Yankees on June 2 and Pearce spent nearly two months with the club before he was claimed on waivers by the Houston Astros on July 28. The 29-year-old Pearce has appeared in 28 games for the Orioles in 2012, hitting .254 with three homers.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 19, 2012
Anyone who has been around Orioles manager Buck Showalter's pregame news conferences has noticed how often he asked about Dylan Bundy's minor league outings during the course of the season. Some of it is Showalter's deadpan shtick, but you could defeinitely tell that the Orioles skipper was itching to kick the tires on the organization's top pitching prospect this season. The Orioles' sudden summoning of Bundy today to add bullpen depth shouldn't be too surprising. A few weeks back, Showalter announced that the 19-year-old phenom would not be a late-season call up, but instead participate in the organization's instructional league in Sarasota, Fla. But until then, all signs pointed to Bundy joining the big club in September.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2012
All signs point to the Orioles' recalling left-hander Dana Eveland to start Friday's series opener against the Tampa Bay Rays here at Camden Yards. Eveland was removed from Monday's start after throwing just 63 pitches in five shutout innings and allowing just four hits. Eveland, signed by Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette this offseason to compete for a starting rotation spot, has pitched well at Triple-A. The ground-ball pitcher is 3-2 with a 2.21 ERA in 36 2/3 innings over six starts.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | March 9, 2012
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - Orioles right-hander Jake Arrieta sparkled in his Grapefruit League debut - his first spring outing since undergoing right elbow surgery last August - throwing two hitless innings in Baltimore's 3-3 10-inning Grapefruit League tie with the Rays. Arrieta's performance, however, was overshadowed by a very scary moment in the top of the first, when Orioles left fielder Nolan Reimold was hit in the left side of his jaw by an Alex Cobb fastball. Reimold fell to the ground holding his face and was carted off the field.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 19, 2012
Anyone who has been around Orioles manager Buck Showalter's pregame news conferences has noticed how often he asked about Dylan Bundy's minor league outings during the course of the season. Some of it is Showalter's deadpan shtick, but you could defeinitely tell that the Orioles skipper was itching to kick the tires on the organization's top pitching prospect this season. The Orioles' sudden summoning of Bundy today to add bullpen depth shouldn't be too surprising. A few weeks back, Showalter announced that the 19-year-old phenom would not be a late-season call up, but instead participate in the organization's instructional league in Sarasota, Fla. But until then, all signs pointed to Bundy joining the big club in September.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | September 29, 2012
Orioles acquire Pearce again Always on the prowl for bench help, no matter how late in the season, the Orioles added outfielder Steve Pearce to the 40-man roster for the second time in 2012. He was claimed on waivers from the New York Yankees on Saturday; the Orioles also purchased his contract from the Yankees on June 2 and Pearce spent nearly two months with the club before he was claimed on waivers by the Houston Astros on July 28. The 29-year-old Pearce has appeared in 28 games for the Orioles in 2012, hitting .254 with three homers.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | March 6, 2012
FORT MYERS, Fla. - After rallying from an early four-run deficit, the Orioles dropped a 5-4 decision to the Red Sox on Tuesday afternoon at JetBlue Park. Orioles right-hander Oliver Drake allowed a two-out double by shortstop Pedro Ciriaco in the seventh inning to score Nate Spears from third for the winning run. Trailing 4-0, Orioles nonroster invitee Xavier Avery hit a two-run single to right in the fifth inning. Wilson Betemit's two-run double off JetBlue Park's mock Green Monster in left field tied the game in the sixth.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | February 29, 2012
 SARASOTA, Fla. -- Some pretty interesting stuff going on today at the Ed Smith Stadium complex. --  Orioles minor leaguers SS Manny Machado and 2B Jonathan Schoop, the organization's top two position-player prospects, worked out with the major league team today. Machado and Schoop both participated in fielding drills, holding their own in the day's rundown practice, and took batting practice. Both will play in the team's intrasquad games Friday and Saturday. Orioles manager Buck Showalter really wanted to bring Machado and Schoop into big league camp to start off with but also wanted to reward outfielder L.J. Hoes and Xavier Avery for their 2011 seasons.
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