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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | December 21, 2012
The Orioles have outrighted outfielder Steve Pearce to Triple-A Norfolk, the team announced today. Pearce spent two separate stints with the Orioles last season, hitting .254/.321/.437 in 28 games with the big league club. He also spent time with the Houston Astros and New York Yankees last season. The Orioles signed Pearce to a major-league contract just before last month's deadline to tender contracts to arbitration eligible players. So the move could be an indicator that the Orioles need Pearce's 40-man roster spot to make an upcoming move.
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By Dan Connolly | April 12, 2014
Orioles left fielder David Lough said he may not be completely over the concussion symptoms that have bothered him intermittently since spring training, but he believes he won't have any problems playing the way he wants to in the majors. “It's not just going to go away in one day. It might take some time,” said Lough, who missed a week in spring training and a few more days this week. “But I feel good enough where I can go out and perform at a level that I know I can compete at and I think that's all that matters.” Lough first began experiencing dizziness and floaters in his eyes in spring training after attempting an inside-the-park homer.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | July 11, 2012
The Orioles have agreed to terms on a minor-league deal with Cuban outfielder Henry Urrutia, a club source has confirmed. The 25-year-old Urrutia received a signing bonus of $778,500. Executive vice president Dan Duquette said the team hasn't officially signed Urrutia, but he said the player was taking a physical. "We like him. He is a good hitter," Duquette said. "He's had several good years in Cuba. He's established residency in Haiti. Currently, he is in the Dominican.” While Urrutia didn't draw the attention that fellow Cuban defector outfielders Yoenis Cespedes and Jorge Soler did -- he doesn't project to have the upside of the other two -- the 6-foot-3, 180-pound corner outfielder is still one of the top players available out of Cuba.
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | April 2, 2014
Nelson Cruz didn't exactly have a relaxing off day in his new city Tuesday - he spent most of the afternoon looking for a place to live. "It's been two days of trying to find the right place," said Cruz, who signed a one-year deal with the Orioles this February after playing eight seasons with the Texas Rangers. "I am still looking, but I found a couple places. We haven't decided what we are going to do yet. " In his first game Monday as an Oriole, Cruz was the Opening Day hero, belting a seventh-inning home run that broke a 1-1 tie and gave his club an eventual 2-1 victory over the defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox. Cruz also homered in the fourth inning Wednesday to tie the game at 2-2. On his travels around Baltimore on Tuesday, he said he was recognized and congratulated by a few people, including a worker in a restaurant and a parking garage attendant.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | April 9, 2013
BOSTON - Outfielder Chris Dickerson, who was abruptly removed in the first inning of Tuesday's game at Triple-A Norfolk, will join the Orioles Wednesday in Boston. A corresponding 25-man roster move to add Dickerson is uncertain. Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Monday he was optimistic outfielder Nolan Reimold, who left Sunday's game with a right hamstring injury, could avoid a disabled list stint with Tuesday's off day and a right-hander pitcher slated to pitch for Boston on Wednesday - which would give the right-handed hitting Reimold two extra days off. Since Dickerson is under a minor league contract, the Orioles would need to add him to the 40-man roster.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | December 4, 2013
The Orioles are close to signing outfielder Francisco Peguero, according to an industry source. A deal is not complete and there are several teams interested in the 25-year-old, the source said Tuesday afternoon. Peguero, who was designated for assignment by the San Francisco Giants last week and non-tendered on Monday, spent most of the past season at Triple-A Fresno, hitting .316/.354/.408 in 70 games and playing at all three outfield positions. He missed 12 games after a concussion in June.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | December 4, 2012
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Orioles are pushing to add another outfielder, and if they can't re-sign free agent left fielder Nate McLouth, they are trolling for other options, including former New York Yankees first baseman-outfielder Nick Swisher and former Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Nate Schierholtz. During the second day of baseball's annual winter meetings at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel, Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said he met with about a half dozen representatives of free agents and another five teams about potential trades.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | July 29, 2013
Outfielder Chris Dickerson will remain in the Orioles organization as the club announced it has outrighted him to Triple-A Norfolk. Dickerson cleared waivers Sunday afternoon and could have refused the assignment to Norfolk. But the Orioles wanted to keep Dickerson -- who plays all three outfield positions -- for his versatility. And Dickerson knows that he can be back in the majors quickly, considering the Orioles make so many roster moves. The Orioles had previously been trying to deal Dickerson, who was designated for assignment July 19. Dickerson recorded a .245/.274/.412 line with four homers and 13 RBIs in 46 games, primarily as a left-handed designated hitter.
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By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | July 19, 2013
He's the forgotten Oriole, one who helped the club soar in 1966 and then fell off the radar. Brooks, Frank and Boog were stars in that championship season. But who remembers Russ Snyder? "I had a pretty good year, too," said Snyder, 79. Did he ever. A slap-hitting, sharp-fielding outfielder, Snyder batted .306 for the World Series champion Orioles that year. He led the American League in hitting (.347) at the All-Star break. His glove served the team down the stretch.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | July 28, 2013
Outfielder Chris Dickerson cleared waivers Sunday and can now be outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk by the Orioles, according to an industry source. Dickerson, who was placed on outright waivers Friday, can choose to not accept the minor league assignment and can elect free agency, which would allow him to sign with any club. The Orioles, however, are now attempting to keep Dickerson in the organization, according to a source. Because he can play all three outfield positions, he adds valuable defensive versatility in the minors and would be a call away from getting back to the majors.
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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 Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | March 14, 2014
TAMPA - A glance at the stat sheet shows that outfielder Henry Urrutia is enjoying a tremendous spring. The 27-year-old Cuban defector is hitting .300 in Grapefruit League play. He has hits in four of his last five game, hitting .400 (6-for-15) in that span. In the Orioles' 6-0 loss to the New York Yankees Thursday afternoon at Steinbrenner Field, Urrutia was 2-for-3 with a double. There's no doubt that Urrutia has made tremendous strides in all aspects of his game since his first professional season in the United States last year.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | February 22, 2014
SARASOTA, Fla. - The Orioles' sudden spring training spending spree continued Saturday as the club agreed to terms on a one-year deal with free-agent outfielder Nelson Cruz, according to industry sources. The deal, which is pending a physical and was first reported by ESPN Deportes, is worth $8 million with $750,000 in incentives, according to a source. After spending much of the offseason in a holding pattern, the Orioles' acquisition of Cruz would be their third free-agent acquisition in a little more than a week, raising their projected Opening Day payroll to approximately $105 million - the highest in franchise history - and addressing two of their biggest offseason needs.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | February 6, 2014
The Orioles are in continuing negotiations with free-agent right-hander Bronson Arroyo, according to an industry source. They are not the only serious suitor, however, as the sweepstakes for Arroyo appears to be nearing a close. The 36-year-old, who was 14-12 with a 3.79 ERA in 32 starts with the Cincinnati Reds last year, is one of several high-profile starters still available on the market. It was believed that Arroyo, who turns 37 later this month, was seeking a three-year deal, but he seems to have softened that stance.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | February 3, 2014
The Orioles plan to scout highly touted Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo, who had previously been one of Cuba's top players before recently defecting from that country, on Saturday in the Dominican Republic, according to an industry source. Castillo, 26, played in Cuba's top professional league, Serie Nacional, for the past five seasons, hitting .319/.383/.516 with 51 homers and 226 RBIs in 360 games over that span. During the 2010-2011 season, Castillo hit a career-high 22 homers and had 95 RBIs and 32 stolen bases in 104 games.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | January 16, 2014
SARASOTA, Fla. - The Orioles outfield at major league spring training this year will be crowded. The club is expected to announce the signing of outfielder Tyler Colvin to a major league deal today, as we first reported last night , pending a physical. He will be the 12th outfielder who will be invited to spring training. That's a lot. Other than starting center fielder Adam Jones and starting right fielder Nick Markakis, that list also includes 10 players who will compete for time in left field: Nolan Reimold, Henry Urrutia, David Lough, Steve Pearce, Delmon Young, Francisco Peguero, Quintin Berry, Xavier Paul, Julio Borbon and Colvin.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | July 13, 2012
Orioles outfielder Endy Chavez, who struggled with injuries and at the plate in the first half of the season, was activated off the disabled list Friday. Chavez, who hit .162 in 105 at bats while missing 47 days during two separate DL stints, said he hasn't felt this healthy since spring training and just wants to put a forgettable first half behind him. “I know I had a very difficult first half. I'm trying to get myself clear and leave that in the past and just start over in the second half,” Chavez said.
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By Dan Connolly | November 12, 2012
Los Angeles Angels outfield phenom Mike Trout, who led the American League in stolen bases and runs scored and made several incredible defensive plays, including his signature one at the wall at Camden Yards, was named the unanimous AL Rookie of the Year by the BBWAA, it was announced Monday night. In the National League, Washington Nationals 19-year-old outfielder Bryce Harper became the second youngest to win the award, behind only the New York Mets' Dwight Gooden in 1984. He received all 28 first place votes, the eighth in the AL to win unanimously and the first since Tampa Bay's Evan Longoria in 2008.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | January 15, 2014
The Orioles continue to add to their outfield depth, agreeing to terms with Tyler Colvin on a major league deal pending a physical, according to an industry source. The physical was scheduled for Wednesday afternoon. Colvin, 28, played in just 27 games with the Colorado Rockies in 2013 while spending most of the season at Triple-A Colorado Springs, where he hit .275 with a .377 on-base percentage in 67 games. He failed to make the Rockies out of spring training last year and then batted just .160 in 78 plate appearances after he was recalled for a month last summer.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | January 15, 2014
SARASOTA, Fla. - Orioles outfielder Nolan Reimold has been at this place before, looking forward to putting his injury-plagued past behind him. The past two years, Reimold has played in just 56 games. Each of those seasons ended with major neck surgery. Hindered by a string of tough luck, Reimold hasn't played in more than 87 games since his rookie year of 2009. “I feel pretty good,” Reimold said Wednesday. “I feel pretty healthy. It's just a matter of getting into baseball shape and start playing again.
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