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By Buster Olney and Buster Olney,SUN STAFF | March 14, 1996
Pitcher David Wells appeared briefly in the Orioles' clubhouse yesterday morning for the first time since he was hospitalized for a rapid heart rate. However, he may not be ready to pitch for another day or two, as he undergoes more stress tests to confirm the initial findings.Dr. William Goldiner, the Orioles' team doctor, has been consulting with the treating physician in Fort Lauderdale, and he believes caffeine, from coffee or soda, may have been the cause of Wells' accelerated heart rate.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | April 16, 2011
Reliever Michael Gonzalez put his fastball right where he wanted it to go against Orlando Cabrera in the seventh inning. Then, he watched the Cleveland Indians second baseman pull his hands in and send it over the left-field wall in the Orioles' 8-3 loss Saturday. That's about how things have been going for the 32-year-old left-handed reliever, who has a 10.38 ERA and has given up runs in four of his five outings this season. "It's one of those things where I can't think about it too much, but I was definitely frustrated today," said Gonzalez.
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By Buster Olney | February 14, 1996
The arbitration hearing for Orioles left-hander Arthur Rhodes has been postponed from tomorrow to Monday in New York.Rhodes is asking for a 1996 salary of $675,000, the Orioles are offering $300,000. General manager Pat Gillick said he doesn't expect a settlement before the hearing, and there has been almost no dialogue between the team and Rhodes' agent to that end.Rhodes, coming off shoulder surgery, is expected to report to the Orioles' spring training camp tomorrow, but club officials don't think he'll be ready to pitch until well after Opening Day.
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By Peter Schmuck and Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | March 7, 2011
It has been pretty obvious for the past few weeks, but it only recently became official. The Orioles are now allowed to wear a little hair on their chins. Manager Buck Showalter confirmed Monday that he has gotten approval from ownership to relax the team's facial hair policy — to a limited extent — but there is a caveat. "It's kind of 'Can they keep it presentable?'" Showalter said. "They're going to police themselves. " Showalter and president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail approached owner Peter Angelos after the club brought in two veterans — Derrek Lee and Vladimir Guerrero — who have long worn goatees.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,Staff Writer | July 17, 1992
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Right-hander Richie Lewis has arrived in the major leagues, but his stay figures to be a short one if Storm Davis comes off the disabled list to start against the Chicago White Sox on Monday night."
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,Staff Writer | July 17, 1992
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Right-hander Richie Lewis has arrived in the major leagues, but his stay figures to be a short one if Storm Davis comes off the disabled list to start against the Chicago White Sox on Monday night."
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By Roch Kubatko | May 22, 1997
While the Orioles get ready to embark on a three-city, seven-game road trip, reliever Alan Mills leaves today for Sarasota, Fla., where the weather is warmer and the club has its extended spring training. He'll throw batting practice as part of his rehabilitation of a pinched nerve in his neck that has kept him on the disabled list for more than a month."I figure it would be good to go down there and at least pitch to live hitters, even though I have a screen in front of me. Just kind of get used to the ball coming off the bat and seeing the hitter up there.
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By Jim Henneman and Jim Henneman,Sun Staff Writer | March 18, 1994
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Manager Johnny Oates is clinging to the hope that Sid Fernandez will make a quick return, but it appears more and more as if the Orioles new left-hander will start the season on the disabled list.Fernandez returned here yesterday from Baltimore, where he underwent a CT scan and an arthrogram. The diagnosis was a case of shoulder bursitis. The prescribed treatment is two weeks of rest, along with a strength rehabilitation program."I don't have any idea when he's going to throw," Oates said.
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By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | March 22, 2001
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Mike Hargrove isn't much for battlefield commissions, but after watching Jason Johnson's six-inning performance yesterday against the Montreal Expos, the Orioles manager referred to Johnson's place in the rotation as "stating the obvious." "Jason certainly has done nothing to hurt his cause. He's pitched well this spring and done a good job," Hargrove said after the Orioles' 3-2 win bumped their exhibition record to 13-7. "He's got a couple more outings and we'll see what develops.
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By Buster Olney | June 14, 1996
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Armando Benitez, ordered to go to Florida by peeved club officials to improve his physical conditioning, flew to the team's minor-league facility in Sarasota to rehabilitate his ailing right elbow.Benitez had been traveling with the Orioles and working out. However, on Tuesday, staff members told Benitez he was being sent to Florida. Benitez's initial reaction was to say he was going to walk away from the organization, according to a club source. But Benitez's agent, Mike Powers, said yesterday that Benitez followed orders.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | February 26, 2011
When it was finally over, when he had thrown his last pitch in the Orioles' 2010 season finale, Brad Bergesen retreated to the home clubhouse at Camden Yards and dropped into his chair. For a while, he just stared up at the ceiling, lost in a myriad of thoughts. He then took out his cell phone and texted his wife, Shea, and thanked her for everything she had done for him over the previous five months. "That's when it hit me," Bergesen said. "It was so draining. It had been such a tough year for me, and I was just ready to move on and recuperate.
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | July 21, 2010
It had been so long since reliever Michael Gonzalez had been at Camden Yards that when he attempted to walk to the dugout from the clubhouse Wednesday morning, he took a wrong turn and had to be redirected by one of his teammates. Laughing and shaking his head, Gonzalez strolled out to the dugout in what the Orioles and their fans hope is the last time the left-hander looks lost at the ballpark this season. Gonzalez, who signed a two-year, $12 million deal this offseason to be the club's closer, pitched in just three games, blowing two saves and posting a 18.00 ERA before hitting the disabled list with a strained shoulder.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Jeff Zrebiec,jeff.zrebiec@baltsun.com | February 16, 2009
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Chris Ray spent the time working out and planning the refurbishing of a 1994 Ford Mustang he bought. Danys Baez stayed in Miami, devoting all his time to his rehabilitation and family. Troy Patton logged countless hours on the Internet, following the progress of current and former teammates, and battling the worst "case of boredom" he has experienced. All three Orioles, who missed last season after having extensive arm surgeries, were on the practice fields yesterday as pitchers and catchers persevered through their first spring workout.
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By Dan Connolly and Dan Connolly,dan.connolly@baltsun.com | September 15, 2008
Orioles manager Dave Trembley said he and pitching coach Rick Kranitz have thought about every possible reason Garrett Olson can't succeed at the major league level after doing well in the minors. The conclusion is Olson simply isn't comfortable pitching in the big leagues. "To me, he looks nervous. I'm going to tell you straight out. He looks nervous out there," Trembley said. "Whether or not we can do something, or he can do something, to get over that hurdle, that's yet to be seen."
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By Michael S. Schmidt | December 26, 2007
Mike Wallace has been a correspondent for CBS' 60 Minutes for the past four decades and more recently has taken on a reduced role, with the weekly news show now describing him as a correspondent emeritus. So, in some respects, Wallace, 89, will be coming off the bench when he interviews Roger Clemens about his link to steroids and human growth hormone for a segment that is scheduled to be broadcast Jan. 6. In a telephone interview Monday, Wallace - who last interviewed Clemens for 60 Minutes in 2001 - said representatives for the pitcher had reached out to producers of the show in the hope that Wallace would agree to interview him. "When we went down there to profile him, we went to his home, I watched him exercise, I watched him work out, and he became my friend," Wallace said.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Jeff Zrebiec,SUN REPORTER | July 4, 2007
CHICAGO -- Saying the timing was right, Orioles interim manager Dave Trembley announced yesterday that Garrett Olson will start tonight and make his major league debut. Olson, a 23-year-old left-hander and one of the organization's top pitching prospects, will have his contract selected today from Triple-A Norfolk, where he is 7-6 with a 3.46 ERA in 17 starts. Olson will be starting in place of Steve Trachsel, who went on the disabled list Saturday with a strained gluteus muscle. Trachsel is expected to miss only one start, so it could be a short stint for Olson, but team officials are anxious to see how the pitcher responds.
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By Jim Henneman and Jim Henneman,Evening Sun Staff | June 26, 1991
CLEVELAND -- Finally, after 68 games, the Orioles have a four-game winning streak, but nobody is accusing them of making it look easy.They started with a 1-0 win over Kansas City last Saturday night -- and have now played 34 innings in three successive extra-inning games. Last night's 12-inning, 5-3 victory over Cleveland marked the first time since 1977 that the Orioles have played three straight overtime games -- and the first time since 1973 that they've won three in a row in extra innings.
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By Dan Connolly and Dan Connolly,dan.connolly@baltsun.com | September 15, 2008
Orioles manager Dave Trembley said he and pitching coach Rick Kranitz have thought about every possible reason Garrett Olson can't succeed at the major league level after doing well in the minors. The conclusion is Olson simply isn't comfortable pitching in the big leagues. "To me, he looks nervous. I'm going to tell you straight out. He looks nervous out there," Trembley said. "Whether or not we can do something, or he can do something, to get over that hurdle, that's yet to be seen."
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | April 4, 2002
Amid the backdrop of the eternal hope of spring, Maryland's three full-season Oriole affiliates launch play this week aiming for improved results on the field and at the gate. With each team scheduled for an opener at home, the Double-A Bowie Baysox and lower Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds tonight get the jump on the high Single-A Frederick Keys, who debut tomorrow evening. A team-by-team look: Bowie The Baysox launch their 10th anniverary season after relocating to Memorial Stadium in 1993 from Hagerstown, then moving to Prince George's Stadium in June of the following season.
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By Joe Christensen and Roch Kubatko and Joe Christensen and Roch Kubatko,SUN STAFF | April 2, 2002
Orioles utility man Melvin Mora met with manager Mike Hargrove in recent days and came away feeling more content with his role. Mora had said he wouldn't be satisfied coming off the bench and starting three to five times a week, as Hargrove had specified. But Hargrove explained to Mora that he will get plenty of at-bats this season, especially considering he was the first option off the bench if another player got injured. Mora didn't have to wait until the season for it to happen. The Orioles placed Marty Cordova on the disabled list with a strained right quadriceps muscle, and Mora became the club's Opening Day starter in left field.
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