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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | May 29, 2013
The Orioles' top position player prospect, Jonathan Schoop, received a second opinion his ailing lower back on Wednesday morning in California, and the organization received an optimistic prognosis. After seeing spine specialist Dr. Robert Watkins, Schoop was diagnosed with a stress fracture in the lower back and was given the recommendation of rest for four weeks, but he was told he could return within five to six weeks. “That's actually good news for me personally,” Orioles manager Buck Showalter said.
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By Katherine Dunn | October 3, 2014
It's not every day a helicopter lands near a high school football field to drop off a major college football coach on a recruiting trip. Thursday afternoon, Penn State coach James Franklin made such a splashy entrance at Woodlawn to see a couple of Franklin's top prospects. While recruiting by helicopter is nothing new for the Nittany Lions coach, it was something new for the Franklin high school players he was there to see. Indians coach Anthony Burgos said Franklin was looking at senior offensive lineman Patrick Allen and junior wide receiver Steven Smothers.
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By Dean Jones Jr and The Baltimore Sun | January 27, 2014
Five Orioles prospects -- including four pitchers -- rank in the top 101 in baseball, according to Baseball Prospectus' list that was released Monday . The publication included right-handers Kevin Gausman (No. 10), Dylan Bundy (No. 15) and Hunter Harvey (No. 58), along with left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez (No. 61) in its rankings. Infielder Jonathan Schoop rounded out the Orioles prospects in the list at No. 82. Bundy (No. 20), Gausman (No. 31) and Rodriguez (No. 68) were all included in MLB.com's rankings that were released last week . Baseball America, which hasn't released its full rankings yet, had Bundy, Gausman, Rodriguez, Harvey and Schoop -- in that order -- as the top five prospects in the Orioles organization when that list was published in December.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2014
The Orioles didn't initially expect to add one of their top position player prospects, first baseman Christian Walker, to their expanded roster this month. But with American League East wrapped up -- and 11 games remaining in the regular season -- the Orioles are expected to purchase Walker's contract from Triple-A Norfolk, according to a club source. Walker has been working out in Sarasota, Fla., as part of a taxi squad the Orioles could pluck from in case they needed an extra player.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | December 30, 2013
The Orioles still hope to add another hitter this offseason, and they have discussed acquiring first baseman Ike Davis from the New York Mets, according to an industry source. Those talks, however, apparently hit a roadblock because the Mets were asking for left-handed pitching prospect Eduardo Rodriguez in a potential deal. While the 20-year-old pitcher is not untouchable, the Orioles would need a to be blown away by a deal in order to consider trading Rodriguez, who made significant strides this past season.
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By Jim Henneman and Jim Henneman,Sun Staff Writer | July 30, 1995
David Cone has been traded twice within the past four months for a total of six players, none of whom has played a day in the major leagues.Jim Abbott went in a deal that involved four minor-league players.Ken Hill did not command a major-leaguer in return.Bobby Bonilla was swapped for a pair of prospects.Rubin Sierra and Danny Tartabull changed addresses and nobody, other than their immediate families, really cares.To Orioles general manager Roland Hemond the rash of trades is a throwback, of sorts, to a different era. To others, who can't see beyond the dollar signs, it is a sign of the times.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | December 17, 2013
Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette has trumpeted his philosophy that the franchise's long-term success will hinge on its ability to develop its own pitching rather than spend money on big-ticket free-agent pitchers. And Baseball America's list of the Orioles' top 10 prospects, released Tuesday, is extremely heavy with pitching. Right-hander Dylan Bundy - who is recovering from Tommy John surgery and missed the entire 2013 season - tops the list, followed by right-hander Kevin Gausman, left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez and right-hander Hunter Harvey.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | October 29, 2012
Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette believes he might have a pair of front-end rotation starters in right-handed pitching prospects Dylan Bundy and Kevin Gausman. Baseball America agrees that the organization's first-round draft picks the past two seasons possess that kind of promise. Bundy and Gausman are listed as the Orioles' top two prospects in Baseball America's Top 10 prospects list, which was released Monday morning. Bundy, the flame-throwing 2011 first-round pick who made his major league debut last month, is ranked the organization's top prospect -- he will likely be a top-five prospect overall -- and Gausman, the Orioles' first-round pick this past June out of LSU, is ranked No. 2. Bundy began his first pro season at low Class-A Delmarva and ended it in the major leagues as a September call up. He was 9-3 with a 2.08 ERA with 67 hits and 119 strikeouts in 104 minor league inning across three different levels.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | October 28, 2013
Orioles farmhands Eduardo Rodriguez and Tim Berry have been selected to play in the Arizona Fall League “Fall Stars Game” on Saturday in Surprise, Ariz. The game, which will take place at 8 p.m. EST, will be broadcast live on MLB Network and MLB.com. Both Rodriguez and Berry are pitching for the Surprise Saguaros. Rodriguez, the Orioles third-best pitching prospect, has recorded a 4.63 ERA in four Fall League starts (11 2/3 IP) with 12 strikeouts and five walks. Berry, a 50th-round pick in 2009, is 2-0 with a 1.64 ERA in four appearances (11 innings)
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By Dan Connolly | January 31, 2012
I've gotten several emails in the past few days about the Orioles and their trade possibilities. I've been asked why they haven't made a deal already for St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Kyle McClellan or the Texas Rangers' Koji Uehara or another fill-in-the-blank name. The reason is pretty simple. If the Orioles are going to get a big leaguer in return -- even in a potential salary dump -- they are probably going to have to give up a prospect. And, frankly, the Orioles don't have much to offer that they are willing to part with and that other teams covet.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 13, 2014
Ubaldo Jimenez, who has made just two relief appearances since being moved to the bullpen nearly a month ago, will receive at least one more start before the regular season ends. The right-hander will start Tuesday against the Toronto Blue Jays. Orioles manager Buck Showalter selected Jimenez over left-handed relievers T.J. McFarland and Joe Saunders. “We feel like it disrupts our bullpen the least; we think that he's the most equipped lengthwise,” Showalter said. “We feel like he's better equipped to pitch that part than say behind Mac or Joe. Also, we think he's our best option to win the game.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2014
Baltimore may lose hundreds of jobs, tens of millions of dollars in economic activity and half of the port's containerized cargo following the state's decision not to build a new rail cargo transfer facility in Morrell Park. State and port officials scrambled Friday to outline alternatives to shoring up Baltimore's place in the international shipping industry ahead of the widening of the Panama Canal and the anticipated growth in Asian container traffic on the East Coast. The rail facility was meant to bring Baltimore's limited freight capacity up to par with other East Coast ports by allowing CSX Transportation to stack truck-sized shipping containers two high on trains for more efficient transportation inland.
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By Alejandro Zuniga, The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2014
What do you do when the small speedboat you're using to escape illegally from Cuba runs out of fuel partway through the Gulf of Mexico? The vessel rocks uncomfortably atop large waves. You haven't eaten in days. You know what could happen if you're caught. You fear the worst. "The first thought was, 'Wow, I went through so much just to die on the edge,'" Dariel Alvarez, 25, recalled recently in Spanish. "I was scared to come so far and fall short. " Two years later, the Triple-A Norfolk outfielder is one of the Orioles' rising position prospects, combining a steady glove in the outfield with an electrifying plate presence.
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | August 4, 2014
WASHINGTON - When the Orioles were discussing trades last month with various teams, they fielded requests targeting their top four pitching prospects: right-handers Kevin Gausman, Dylan Bundy, Hunter Harvey and left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez, who they ultimately dealt Thursday to the Boston Red Sox for reliever Andrew Miller. But there was another wave of inquiries this summer, too. According to multiple sources, teams asked about the availability of several Orioles position prospects, including Triple-A Norfolk outfielder Dariel Alvarez and first baseman Christian Walker, Double-A Bowie outfielder Mike Yastrzemski and Low-A Delmarva catcher Chance Sisco.
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Jules Witcover | August 1, 2014
 For more than 60 years with hardly a break, the Republican Partyhas chosen as its standard-bearer someone who has been able to claim it's his turn. Not since military hero Dwight D. Eisenhower defeated Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio, whose supporters so contended in 1952, has a conspicuous outsider run away with the prize. Patience nearly always has been rewarded for party stalwarts, whether it was Richard Nixon in 1960, Barry Goldwater in 1964, Nixon again in 1968, Gerald Ford in 1976, Ronald Reagan in 1980, the senior George Bush in 1988, Bob Dole in 1996, the junior George Bushin 2000, John McCain in 2008 or Mitt Romney in 2012.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | July 31, 2014
The Orioles didn't make a blockbuster deal before Thursday's nonwaiver trade deadline like some other American League contenders, but they picked up one of the fiercest left-handed relievers in the major leagues to further fortify a stout bullpen. With about an hour to spare before the deadline expired, the Orioles acquired 29-year-old left-hander Andrew Miller from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for minor league left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez. Miller, a free agent at the end of this season, is expected to be in uniform Friday and available to pitch out of the bullpen against the Seattle Mariners.
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By Matt Vensel | February 29, 2012
The 2012 NFL scouting combine wrapped up on Tuesday, which means that many draftniks throughout the blogosphere promptly released their revised mock drafts on Wednesday. The looming free agent period, which starts in two weeks, will shake up these mock drafts even more. But in the meantime, here is a quick roundup of the NFL prospects the Ravens are being linked to in these post-combine first round projections. --- Peter Schrager, FOX Sports: Peter Konz, C/G, Wisconsin. “With Ben Grubbs' future unknown, the Ravens could have a bit of work to do on their offensive line this offseason.
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Peter Schmuck | July 31, 2014
Sometimes, the confluence of seemingly unrelated events can squeeze clarity out of coincidence. Take the news Wednesday that the Orioles' top pick from the 2013 draft, Low-A Delmarva right-hander Hunter Harvey, has been shelved for the remainder of the minor league season with an arm injury, which arrived at about the same time speculation surfaced on Twitter that the Orioles were close to a deal for Boston Red Sox ace Jon Lester. Maybe there was some fire under that smoke, and maybe there wasn't.
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | July 30, 2014
CBSSports.com NFL draft analyst Dane Brugler spent part of last week watching Maryland game tape from last season. He wanted to get a more extensive look at Stefon Diggs, the Terps' dynamic junior wide receiver and kick returner who many pundits feel could be an early-round pick in next year's draft. But Brugler said the Terps do have other players besides Diggs who are already on the radar of analysts and NFL teams for the 2015 NFL draft. In particular, Brugler focused on 6-foot-3, 320-pound nose tackle Darius Kilgo.
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