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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | July 26, 2013
Outfielder Chris Dickerson, who was designated for assignment last Friday when Henry Urrutia and Danny Valencia joined the Orioles, has been placed on outright waivers, according to an industry source. The Orioles had been trying to deal Dickerson, but apparently could not find a deal involving the 31-year-old. If he is not claimed on waivers - teams only have to pay a $20,000 claiming fee, while picking up his remaining salary and placing him on the 25-man roster - then he will be outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk.
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2014
When the Ravens employed outside linebacker Jarret Johnson, he built a reputation as one of the grittiest players in franchise history. Now with the San Diego Chargers, Johnson vouched for new Ravens defensive lineman Lawrence Guy. Guy was claimed off waivers by the Ravens this week. They're dealing with injuries at the position, with rookie Timmy Jernigan ruled out with a knee injury for Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers and starting defensive end Chris Canty questionable with a knee injury.
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March 29, 2014
I find it a little infuriating that schools are asking for waivers to circumvent the 180-day law ( "Snowed in," March 27). Our schools are woefully behind other countries in testing, language skills, mathematics and sciences. You would think our teachers and administrators (which are the highest paid in the world) would welcome the opportunity to get as much teaching time as possible. I am a school bus driver for Baltimore County Public Schools and what I see every day is our education system bending over backward to promulgate the facade of quality academia.
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Sports Digest | September 19, 2014
Et cetera Nationals claim former Oriole Florimon on waivers The Washington Nationals claimed former Orioles infielder Pedro Florimon on waivers from the Minnesota Twins. The Nationals designated outfielder Eury Perez for assignment. Florimon, 27, was the Twins' Opening Day shortstop but struggled this season and wasn't a September call-up in Minnesota. He hit .092 (7-for-76) with a .310 OPS, 22 strikeouts and eight walks in 33 games this season. He spent most of the season at Triple-A Rochester, playing mostly shortstop but with some second and third base.
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Editorial from The Aegis | April 3, 2014
The Harford County public school system included seven days in the academic calendar this school year as potential makeup days in case of snow. Turns out, the school system ended up canceling classes 11 times (or 12 if the state doesn't allow the two and a half hour day to count), which means if the school year ends on June 12, Harford County students will not have attended classes for the requisite 180 days required by state standards. The school system, therefore, has requested a waiver from the Maryland State Board of Education, which has authorized the state superintendent to grant or deny such waivers.
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By Matt Vensel | February 7, 2012
The Philadelphia Eagles have claimed D.J. Jones off waivers from the Ravens, who waived the undrafted rookie offensive tackle from Nebraska before their win over the Houston Texans in the AFC divisional round. Jones was waived on Jan. 14 so the Ravens could promote linebacker Josh Bynes from their practice squad. Jones, 23, a 6-foot-5, 315-pound tackle, was signed by the Miami Dolphins before the 2011 season. After the Dolphins waived him from their practice squad on Oct. 17, the Ravens signed him to theirs two days later.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | February 5, 2013
The Orioles have claimed first baseman/outfielder Russ Canzler off waivers and designated catcher Luis Martinez for assignment to make room for him on the team's 40-man roster, the club announced Tuesday. The organization had interest in claiming the 26-year-old Canzler earlier this offseason - this was the fourth time he was placed on waivers since the end of last season - but the Orioles were never previously high enough on the waivers list to snag him. The Yankees designated Canzler for assignment Friday to make room for Travis Hafner.
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By Dan Connolly and Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | March 30, 2012
Orioles right-hander Alfredo Simon has been placed on waivers, according to multiple industry sources. He was put on outright waivers. No announcement is expected from the team until he is claimed or clears. Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette said waiver information is confidential, but said as of now, Simon is on the Orioles' 40-man roster. He would not comment further. Simon recently missed nine games with a groin injury that forced him from a start against the Yankees on March 18. He returned on Wednesday, but allowed six runs on six hits in two innings of relief work.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | July 7, 2013
First baseman Travis Ishikawa, who was designated for assignment on June 29, was claimed by the New York Yankees on waivers Sunday afternoon. Ishikawa, 29, had two hits in 17 at-bats in his brief time with the Orioles. He had batted .316 with a .413 on-base percentage in 49 games with the Triple-A Norfolk Tides. Signed to a minor league deal, Ishikawa had an opt-out clause after June 15 if he weren't promoted. He exercised it, and the Orioles promoted him. But within 10 days, he was off the roster to make room for Jair Jurrjens in the bullpen.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | May 17, 2012
The Yankees have claimed infielder Matt Antonelli off waivers from the Orioles. Antonelli, a first-round pick by the Padres in 2006, was designated for assignment Sunday to make room for outfielder Xavier Avery on the club's 40-man roster. He was one of Dan Duquette's first signees as Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations, signed Nov. 21 as part of Duquette's effort to improve the club's on-base capabilities. Antonelli, who was in major league camp with the Orioles this spring competing for the utility position spot evenually won by Rule 5 pick Ryan Flaherty, was hitting .204/.357/.280 in 29 games at Triple-A Norfolk at the time of his designation.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | September 3, 2014
No matter how well the Orioles do this season, perhaps the most improbable moment of 2014 for those who have followed this club over the past several years occurred in the third inning of the All-Star Game in Minnesota in July - and it had little to do with the current Orioles. Cincinnati Reds right-hander Alfredo Simon stepped on the mound at Target Field as a National League All-Star and faced Derek Jeter, Mike Trout, Robinson Cano and Miguel Cabrera. He retired three of the four - Jeter singled - for a scoreless inning.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2014
The Orioles have until Sunday at midnight to add players from other organizations who can be eligible for their playoff roster. Club executive vice president Dan Duquette said he is still trying to make a move, but it's not easy to find a fit. “We've been active. We are keeping active,” Duquette said. “It's just, this time of the year, it's a very limited pool of players that you can add externally to your ballclub. Probably the best resource is in the minors, the minor leagues.” For a player to be dealt this time of year, he must first be placed on trade waivers, which are revocable.
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Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2014
Outfielder Nolan Reimold, whom the Toronto Blue Jays claimed off waivers from the Orioles in July, was designated for assignment Tuesday, the Blue Jays announced. Reimold, 30, had two homers and nine RBIs while batting .212 with a .283 on-base percentage in 60 plate appearances for the Blue Jays. A second-round pick by the Orioles in 2005, Reimold has been attempting to come back from neck surgeries the past two seasons. He was claimed by the Blue Jays off waivers July 6 and started off hot, with four hits in 12 at-bats before going on the 15-day disabled list with a calf strain.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | July 4, 2014
BOSTON - Three days after designating him for assignment, the Orioles placed outfielder Nolan Reimold on waivers Friday, according to an industry source. It's likely no coincidence that the club placed Reimold, who was on the 60-day disabled list and is returning from his second neck surgery, on waivers over the holiday weekend. Clubs have 48 hours to place a claim on him before he clears at 1 p.m. Sunday. If another club claims Reimold, it must pick up what remains of his $1.025 million salary for this season, which is roughly $500,000.
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | April 26, 2014
When the phrases “oblique strain” and “baseball player” are intertwined, it's usually cringe-worthy. Rarely is it ever good news. An oblique strain, depending on its severity, can sideline a player more than a month. It usually is a slam-dunk DL sentence.  Orioles first baseman Chris Davis left Friday's game with a left oblique strain. After the game he said he didn't believe it was too severe, that he was in some discomfort, but, “it doesn't feel so bad right now that I can't move or anything like that.” Regardless, the Orioles will add another position player from the minors Saturday (they optioned T.J. McFarland to Triple-A Norfolk after Friday's game to create a roster spot)
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April 3, 2014
J. Robert Clark's letter ( "Waivers are for lazy teachers," March 30) is particularly disturbing since I spent 42 years in Baltimore classrooms. He attacks teachers as being lazy because they want waivers to excuse snow days. Then he throws in that he is a Baltimore County bus driver who doesn't get paid much and then moves to attack U.S. educational performance, followed by a tirade against the Common Core curriculum. If he had any focus to his rant, it seems to be that teachers are lazy.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | February 8, 2013
The Orioles have made another roster claim, this time grabbing right-handed pitcher Todd Redmond from the Cincinnati Reds. To make room for Redmond on the 40-man roster, the club designated outfielder Trayvon Robinson for assignment. Robinson was acquired in November when the Orioles dealt Robert Andino to Seattle. But the Orioles have signed several reserve outfielders since then -- including Chris Dickerson -- and Robinson's spot became less secure. In addition, the club announced that catcher Luis Rodriguez, who was designated earlier this week for Russ Canzler, has cleared waivers and been outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | November 25, 2013
The Orioles added more organizational depth Monday, claiming infielder Cord Phelps off waivers from the Cleveland Indians. Phelps -- primarily a second baseman who has also played left field, third base and shortstop in the minors - played 53 games with Cleveland over the past three seasons and compiled a .159/.221/.248 slash line. He was hitless in nine at-bats for the Indians last season, but he dealt with neck and right wrist injuries throughout the year. He did not appear in a game after July 2 and was placed on the 60-day disabled list in August.
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Editorial from The Aegis | April 3, 2014
The Harford County public school system included seven days in the academic calendar this school year as potential makeup days in case of snow. Turns out, the school system ended up canceling classes 11 times (or 12 if the state doesn't allow the two and a half hour day to count), which means if the school year ends on June 12, Harford County students will not have attended classes for the requisite 180 days required by state standards. The school system, therefore, has requested a waiver from the Maryland State Board of Education, which has authorized the state superintendent to grant or deny such waivers.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | April 2, 2014
The Anne Arundel County school system will need to make up two school days missed this year to inclement weather after receiving a waiver from the state Department of Education on Wednesday. The school system had built four inclement weather days into its state-mandated 180-day school calendar, but used five additional days during an unseasonably cold and protracted winter. It was among several counties statewide that requested waivers from the state from the mandated calendar. The school system initially asked to have all five days forgiven, but last week state Superintendent of Schools Lillian Lowery denied that request.
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