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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | September 16, 2012
Orioles manager Buck Showalter said that lefty Troy Patton(ankle) threw to four batters -- including two lefties -- in one inning in the organization's first instructional league game Sunday in Sarasota. He will pitch again Tuesday and Wednesday or in an elongated outing Tuesday. It's still possible he could join the club in Boston for Friday's game. Designated hitter Jim Thome (herniated disk in neck) will participate in simulated games Monday and Tuesday and then play in an instructional league game Wednesday in Sarasota.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | September 14, 2014
Orioles manager Buck Showalter spoke with Chris Davis on Sunday and expects the suspended first baseman to soon go to the organization's spring training complex in Sarasota, Fla., in an attempt to stay sharp. Showalter wouldn't specify when Davis will get there, except to say he's "headed to Sarasota here before long. " Showalter said Davis likely will clean out his apartment in Baltimore - which players usually do in late September or early October - and then drop off his things at his home in Texas before going to Florida.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 21, 2012
Left-handed reliever Troy Patton's five-week recovery from a sprained right ankle took much longer than he expected, but he was finally reactivated from the disabled list before Friday's game. Patton, who sprained his ankle while walking home, went on the disabled list Aug. 14. At the time, he was the Orioles' sole left-handed bullpen arm. He had pitched to a 1.05 ERA over his last 27 appearances and had an 18-game scoreless streak over 13 2/3 innings when he was sidelined. He also held left-handed hitters to a .204 batting average.
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By Alexander Pyles and The Baltimore Sun | September 12, 2014
An already-disappointing season for Orioles slugger Chris Davis came to an abrupt halt on Friday when Major League Baseball announced he would be suspended 25 games for violating baseball's drug policy. Here are the answers to a few important questions about what that means for Davis and the Orioles. What did Chris Davis test positive for? Davis tested positive for Adderall, an amphetamine that is used to treat Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Mike Gimbel, a local substance abuse expert, said the drug would improve its user's focus.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2012
Orioles left-handed reliever Troy Patton is heading to the 15-day disabled listed after spraining his right ankle as he was walking in the parking garage of his hotel Sunday night. Patton said X-rays on the ankle were negative, but he has been wearing a large boot since the injury and has had to use crutches for going long distances. He expected to be ready to return once he's eligible to come of the DL on Aug. 28. “I just kind of caught the edge wrong and rolled my ankle,” Patton said.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | May 1, 2014
The Orioles activated left-hander Troy Patton between the two games of the doubleheader Thursday after he completed a 25-game suspension for testing positive for Adderall use. The Orioles' first game Thursday was their 25th of the season, meaning Patton had to be activated before the nightcap. To make room for Patton on the roster, the club outrighted right-hander Josh Stinson, who cleared waivers, to Triple-A Norfolk. Stinson had a 7.15 ERA in 11 1/3 innings over seven appearances with the Orioles this year.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2012
Assuming all goes well in Sarasota in the next two days, designated hitter Jim Thome and left-handed reliever Troy Patton will be back with the Orioles for Friday's series opener in Boston. They are expected to fly into Boston on Thursday and re-join the team. “It's not like they have been out of it since spring training. They are not that far removed,” Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. “Hopefully they'll just come right back, especially Troy, and pick up where they left off. There will be a little unknown for the first couple times they appear.” Patton, who was 1-0 with a 2.58 ERA in 50 games before going on the disabled list with a sprained right ankle Aug. 14, threw a two-inning simulated game in Sarasota on Tuesday.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | May 31, 2013
Left-hander Troy Patton -- who has allowed runs in five of his last six relief outings -- has started throwing bullpen sessions, hoping that the patterned repetitions can help refine his mechanics. Relievers usually don't throw regular side sessions because they're on call on a daily basis, but Patton said he wanted to start after struggling with his fastball command. “I'm just trying to get back to what made me good,” Patton said. “I really just wanted to it to work on duplicating mechanics because my missed haven't been smaller than last year.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | February 1, 2014
Left-handed relief pitcher Troy Patton said he's not sure what his spring will be like, but he understands that getting him work is not a priority for the Orioles. “It's going to be kind of interesting to see how Buck [Showalter] handles it,” said Patton, who will be suspended for the first 25 games of the season for testing positive for amphetamines. “I don't know if he is going to pitch me [in] all the road games because of my malfeasance or what. Or if I'm not going to pitch at all so the other guys can get more looks.” That's his fault, Patton said, for taking an Adderall pill - used mainly for patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder - without a prescription.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | April 18, 2014
Left-hander Troy Patton , who is currently serving a 25-game suspension for testing positive for an amphetamine, is eligible to come off the restricted list on April 30, and the Orioles might have a tough time finding a spot for him when he is able to return. Patton has no minor league options remaining, so the team must add him to the active roster when he is eligible or would risk losing him on waivers. The Orioles don't currently have a very flexible bullpen, with only Brian Matusz and Darren O'Day having minor league options.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | May 26, 2014
MILWAUKEE -- Catcher Nick Hundley isn't some nervous rookie with nubs for fingernails and a stomach that does somersaults when there's a pressure situation before him. Hundley, 30, has been in the major leagues for parts of seven seasons, though he had only played for the San Diego Padres until Monday, when he started behind the plate for the Orioles in their thrilling 7-6 comeback victory in 10 innings over the Milwaukee Brewers. With a wry smile after the game, Hundley admitted that in the first inning he had a flash of that rookie angst when he crouched and began receiving pitches from Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | May 26, 2014
MILWAUKEE -- The Orioles are playing at Miller Park for just the second time in club history -- they lost two of three games here in 2008. The Orioles and Milwaukee Brewers have faced off in just two series since the Brewers began playing in the National League in 1998. The Orioles won two of three at Camden Yards in 2003. Catcher Nick Hundley, whom the club acquired Saturday from the San Diego Padres for Troy Patton, will make his Orioles debut today, batting seventh. Hundley was activated Sunday, but he remained on the bench.
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | May 25, 2014
Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said left-hander Johan Santana will throw five innings or 75 pitches Tuesday in an extended spring training game and then his next step will be determined. Santana, a two-time American League Cy Young Award winner, has an opt-out clause at the end of the month in the minor league deal that he signed in the offseason, but Duquette said he doesn't believe that is a concern. “That's open for discussion. I think the June 1 date was a date we had in mind that he would be close to being ready for the big leagues,” Duquette said.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | May 25, 2014
New Orioles catcher Nick Hundley arrived at Camden Yards on Sunday morning, happy to be a part of a contending club. Hundley, who was acquired from the San Diego Padres on Saturday in exchange for left-handed reliever Troy Patton , will play an important role with his new team. Starting catcher Matt Wieters remains on the disabled list with a right elbow strain, and his status for the rest of the season is still uncertain. "I didn't know where I was going, but if there was one place I wanted to be, it was here," Hundley said.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | May 24, 2014
The Orioles have acquired veteran catcher Nick Hundley from the San Diego Padres, along with cash, in exchange for left-handed reliever Troy Patton, the club announced before Saturday's game. The club also recalled infielder Steve Lombardozzi, an Atholton grad, from Triple-A Norfolk. Hundley, who is a career .238/.296/.389 hitter, gives the Orioles a veteran catcher with Matt Wieters on the disabled list and his status for the rest of the season uncertain. Hundley, 30, was hitting .271 with one homer and three RBIs in 33 games with San Diego this season.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2014
I pulled a five-and-dive last night in Bowie to get to hockey, but no one at Camden Yards had the opportunity to leave early last night. If you were there, or up late watching, you probably could use a pick-me-up. That the Coffee Companion, where we recap the local sports headlines every weekday, exists for you is just a bonus. - The Orioles lost, 8-7, in 13 innings Thursday against Cleveland, who pushed two across in the final frame against Troy Patton. Earlier in the game, Preston Guilmet, a former Indian, threw 2 1/3 perfect innings , and Manny Machado left with groin stiffness . - In Bowie, Eduardo Rodriguez looked strong , if not a little tired, in his return from the DL Thursday night.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | May 24, 2014
The Orioles have acquired veteran catcher Nick Hundley from the San Diego Padres, along with cash, in exchange for left-handed reliever Troy Patton, the club announced before Saturday's game. The club also recalled infielder Steve Lombardozzi, an Atholton grad, from Triple-A Norfolk. Hundley, who is a career .238/.296/.389 hitter, gives the Orioles a veteran catcher with Matt Wieters on the disabled list and his status for the rest of the season uncertain. Hundley, 30, was hitting .271 with one homer and three RBIs in 33 games with San Diego this season.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | May 3, 2014
MINNEAPOLIS -  Left-hander Troy Patton is still getting his bearings back in the Orioles bullpen. Patton was activated from the restricted list between Thursday's doubleheader games as he completed a 25-game suspension for a positive amphetamine test (Adderall). He spent most of that time in extended spring training in Sarasota, Fla., before going on a brief rehabilitation stint at Triple-A Norfolk. Patton told The Baltimore Sun in December that he took an Adderall pill four days before the 2013 season ended as a temporary fix to improve his focus.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2014
In extra innings, every pitch becomes magnified, and after the Orioles' painful 8-7 loss to the Cleveland Indians in 13 innings, left-hander Troy Patton replayed one pitch in his mind. Patton was one strike away from escaping a bases-loaded jam, but he left a 1-2 changeup to Carlos Santana just high enough for the Indians third baseman to turn on it and send it just inside the third-base line for the game-winning hit. “Location,” Patton said. “It was the right pitch. I got him out in front.
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By Alejandro Zuniga and The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2014
Some pitchers struggle in their first appearance against their former team. But not Orioles right-hander Preston Guilmet. Forgotten in the Orioles' 13-inning loss to the Cleveland Indians on Thursday night was Guilmet's performance, a perfect relief outing after he was called up from Triple-A Norfolk just hours before the game. Promoted to replace right-hander Tommy Hunter, who went on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left groin, Guilmet tossed 2 1/3 hitless innings against the Indians.
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