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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | July 2, 2012
The Orioles have officially recalled right-hander Steve Johnson from Triple-A Norfolk. Johnson, a St. Paul's alum, is 3-5 with a 2.73 ERA in 14 games (nine starts) for the Tides. The 24-year-old right-hander is the son of former Orioles pitcher Dave Johnson, who pitched for the club from 1989 to '91. They become the sixth father-son duo to play for the Orioles, joining Bob and Terry Kennedy, Don and Damon Buford, John O'Donoghue Sr. and John O'Donoghue Jr., Dave and Derrick May and Tim Raines Sr. and Tim Raines Jr. Johnson spent most of the season as a starter, but really excelled once he moved to the bullpen because of Norfolk's crowded rotation.
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September 3, 2014
I read William Smith's letter again and again ( "Who needs lazy retirees?" Aug. 19). It was an incredibly good piece of satire. For those that didn't get it, the retirees who are leaving Maryland are not the lazy welfare addicts - those people stay here. Instead, the ones who are leaving are those of us who worked long and hard our entire lives, lived within our means and paid off our mortgages instead of continually refinancing to buy yet a nicer car or a bigger TV. We are the ones who saved enough money to retire without counting on Social Security.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | March 17, 2013
Steve Johnson, as is his nature, isn't going away quietly in the fight for the fifth spot in the rotation. Johnson, who has earned a reputation as a never-give-up battler, threw four scoreless innings to lead the Orioles to a victory over the Minnesota Twins, 7-1, Sunday at Ed Smith Stadium. Johnson gave up three hits, one walk and hit a batter, but always made the pitch to get out of trouble. He threw 67 pitches, 40 of them for strikes. "I was behind a lot of hitters, but I battled back.
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By Alejandro Zuniga and The Baltimore Sun | July 10, 2014
Injured Orioles catcher Matt Wieters, who is out for the season as he recovers from Tommy John elbow surgery, joined the club Thursday at Camden Yards. Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Wieters “looks great” and is in good spirits. The catcher will travel to Minnesota for the All-Star Game and hopes to rejoin the Orioles in late July, after the club's West coast road trip. Wieters was voted to the All-Star Game despite playing in just 26 games this year, the last on May 10. He batted .308 with five home runs in 104 at-bats.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2012
Center fielder Adam Jones, who has 32 homers and played every game of this season, has been named the Most Valuable Oriole, becoming the seventh player in club history to win the award in consecutive seasons. But not all the news Sunday morning was good. Rookie right-hander Steve Johnson, who has been one of the club's best pitchers in the past month, is dealing with a left knee injury that he suffered when he was hit on the right foot by a Dustin Pedroia comebacker in the fourth inning Saturday.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | April 21, 2013
Top pitching prospect Dylan Bundy, who has only thrown soft toss since being shelved since March due to tightness in his right forearm/elbow, will throw Monday from 75 to 90 feet in Sarasota, Fla., according to Orioles manager Buck Showalter. He has yet to pitch in a pro game this season, but is expected to get on a mound toward the end of next week. Bundy apparently suffered forearm spasms because of the way he was placing the ball in and out of his glove - and the Orioles have worked with him to change that routine.
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By Eduardo A. Encina, The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2012
Having grown up around Orioles baseball, Steve Johnson's dream was always to play for his hometown team. That dream came true Sunday, when the St. Paul's alum was told he was being recalled by the Orioles. His first call was to his father, former Orioles pitcher Dave Johnson. "I think we were both shocked," Johnson said. "I was still in shock and he was definitely in shock. "Growing up, with my dad playing for them, and being around them and following them, being a fan, even when I was with the Dodgers, that's why I signed back with them this year.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | June 9, 2013
This afternoon, the Orioles will try to avoid being swept by the Rays for the second time in the past month. They've lost the first two games of the series here at Tropicana Field, scoring just one run and managing only six hits. Right-hander Chris Tillman, who has not allowed more than three runs in any of his past 10 road starts, will start for the Orioles. Left-hander Matt Moore, who is 4-2 with a 2.34 ERA in seven career appearances against Baltimore, starts for the Rays.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | July 15, 2012
Steve Johnson pitched two innings in his major league debut Sunday against the Detroit Tigers and then was sent back to Triple-A Norfolk to make room for Monday's starter, Chris Tillman, on the 25-man roster. Johnson, a St. Paul's graduate and the Orioles' first Maryland-born pitcher since John Bale in 2001, was activated Sunday when starting pitcher Jason Hammel was put on the disabled list.  Johnson, the son of former Oriole pitcher and MASN broadcaster Dave Johnson, walked the first two batters he faced, but settled down after that.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | June 3, 2012
The Orioles are looking to take the rubber match of this three-game series against the Rays at Tropicana Field.  The teams are tied for first place in the AL East with identical 30-23 records. Newcomer Steve Pearce, who arrived in Tampa Bay around 8 p.m. yesterday, will immediately jump into the lineup, starting in right field and hitting eighth. Pearce seems to know a few guys in the clubhouse. He played with Ronny Paulino in Pittsburgh and attended South Carolina with Steve Tolleson.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | May 12, 2014
I've been hearing a whole lot of grumbling at the bar from Orioles fans recently. It's kind of interesting that this club is in first place and the fan base isn't satisfied. Frankly, I kind of like it. But there also is a certain need for patience and common sense, too. Anyway, I have received several emails and Twitter comments from people who think the Orioles need to make some 25-man roster changes. They made one after Sunday's game, sending left-handed reliever T.J. McFarland back to Triple-A Norfolk.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | May 11, 2014
After he pitched three innings Sunday against the Houston Astros, the Orioles optioned left-hander T.J. McFarland to Triple-A Norfolk. The club wanted options in its bullpen for the upcoming three-game series against the Detroit Tigers -- and especially a right-hander who can serve in long relief. With McFarland sent down, the Orioles currently have no designated long men and still have three left-handers in the bullpen. Candidates to be called up could include Josh Stinson, assuming the club places him back on the 40-man roster, as well as Steve Johnson, who recently returned from injury, and Suk-min Yoon, who has struggled with consistency.
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April 24, 2014
I would like to add another point to L. Richmond Sparks' objection to public schools outcasting of home schooled kids ( "Don't shut out home-schoolers," April 20). I had a young lady on a number of my soccer teams. At 14 years old, Nikki would have been the best player on the local high school varsity team, by a wide margin. Nikki was better than almost all the varsity boys. She was blazing fast, had extraordinary ball control skills, and had powerful shots from either foot. She was the complete package.
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The Baltimore Sun | March 11, 2014
The Orioles announced Tuesday that they had agreed to terms on one-year deals with 19 players for this season and renewed third baseman Manny Machado's contract. The 19 players who received the one-year deals are: right-handed pitchers Brad Brach, Kevin Gausman, Miguel Gonzalez, Steve Johnson, Josh Stinson and Chris Tillman; left-handed pitchers Mike Belfiore, Tim Berry, Zach Britton and T.J. McFarland; catchers Steve Clevenger, Johnny Monell and Michael Ohlman; infielders Michael Almanzar, Ryan Flaherty, Jonathan Schoop and Jemile Weeks; and outfielders David Lough and Henry Urrutia.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | January 31, 2014
This time last year, Orioles right-hander Steve Johnson was coming off a promising debut season in the big leagues. After showing he belonged in the majors, the St. Paul's product was entering spring training in contention for a starting rotation spot. But a sore lat muscle ended his rotation bid and landed him on the disabled list to start last season. He missed nearly three months during two separate DL stints and spent most of the season at Triple-A Norfolk. He made just nine appearances, including one start, for the Orioles.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | January 17, 2014
The Orioles have announced the autograph schedule for their 2014 FanFest event on Feb. 1. Autograph ticket vouchers go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. on the club's website. All but one autograph station will require purchase of an autograph voucher, which can be purchased at orioles.com/fanfest . Each voucher will be good for one autograph from each of the three or four players at each station. One station for children ages 4 to 14 will be free and operate throughout the day. Autograph vouchers are $20 each; the proceeds go to OriolesREACH children's charities.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | March 5, 2013
The Orioles are back in Dunedin, Fla., today to face the Toronto Blue Jays . Right-hander Steve Johnson will start his first spring game after making his first two appearances in relief. Jair Jurrjens, who struggled mightily in his last outing against the Minnesota Twins in Fort Myers, Fla., on Thursday, will follow him. Zach Clark, Mike Belfiore and Kevin Gausman are also scheduled to pitch. Nolan Reimold (sore throwing shoulder) will return to the lineup as the team's designated hitter.
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By David Driver, For The Baltimore Sun | December 23, 2013
As a young boy attending elementary and middle school in Anne Arundel County, Steve Clevenger would go on school trips to see the Orioles play at Camden Yards. Thanks to a ticket program that provided seats to youngsters, Clevenger was able to see firsthand some of his favorite players, including Joe Orsulak, Cal Ripken Jr. , Mike Devereaux and Chris Hoiles. Now the tables are turned for Clevenger, a former Mount St. Joseph standout who grew up in Glen Burnie and lives in Linthicum.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | December 6, 2013
The Orioles are looking to upgrade their starting rotation this offseason, but regardless of whether they are able to do that externally, there will likely be some competition come springtime. And left-hander Brian Matusz, who spent all of last season as a reliever, will be among those competing for a starting rotation spot, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said on Thursday night. “I know how much it means to Brian Matusz to be a starter,” Showalter said. “We know that we're going to go into spring giving Brian the opportunity to start.” Since the Orioles moved him to the bullpen in August, 2012, Matusz has been a solid situational left-handed reliever.
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