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Baltimore Orioles Memorial Day Plans and Season Long Military Appreciation Efforts

May 25th, 2015 at 7:00 AM
By Josh Michael

Today is not just a day a lot of people get off of work, but Memorial Day is the day to honor those who have served and given the highest price to protect this wonderful country. The Baltimore Orioles announced via press release at the end of last week their ceremonies for today and their season long military appreciation efforts.

The team announced in the press release that the Orioles will open their eight-game homestand on Monday, May 25, Memorial Day, at 1:35 p.m. against the Houston Astros with ceremonies honoring our nation's Armed Forces, including a presentation of the colors by Defense Information School Joint Color Guard; a ceremonial first pitch delivered by Col. Brian Foley, Garrison Commander of U.S. Army Fort Meade 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment; and the national anthem performed by Sgt. Ian Bowling from the U.S. Army Field Band. The first 20,000 fans 15 and over will receive a Stars and Stripes BBQ Apron.

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Orioles101 Mailbag: Baltimore Orioles Possible Trade Target, Ryan Flaherty & Our Next Give-away

May 24th, 2015 at 7:00 AM
By Josh Michael

It’s Sunday and that means it’s time for another edition of our Orioles101 Mailbag. This week we had a wide variety of questions on topics such as Ryan Flaherty, possible trade targets for the Baltimore Orioles and our next give-away.

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As we always do, we want to remind you that if we receive multiple questions on the same topic, we answer them with one general response as opposed to answering each one and repeating ourselves.

Who goes when Ryan Flaherty is activated from the DL?

A pretty popular question this week, and even after we wrote a piece on it, which you can find here.

Flaherty is a pretty valuable piece for the Orioles due to his ability to play multiple positions and play them well defensively. He also adds some pop and a decent bat as well.

To sum up our stance on the question, there are a few possibilities here. Flaherty himself could be optioned to AAA, Everth Cabrera could be the roster victim, or the O’s could have someone else get “injured” and have to hit the DL.

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Minor League Spotlight: Highlighting Baltimore Orioles’ Prospects Dylan Bundy & Conor Bierfeldt

May 23rd, 2015 at 7:00 AM
By Josh Michael

It’s time for another edition of our Baltimore Orioles Minor League Spotlight and this week we focus on a particular pitcher and particular position player in the O’s system. Today we take a look at how RHP Dylan Bundy and OF Conor Bierfeldt.

Why these two guys? Well first off, there’s never a need for a reason to check in on Bundy, who is widely known as the Orioles’ top prospect, but Bierfeldt may be a surprise to you and what he’s doing deserves to be pointed out.

First we will start with Bundy, who we have all seen and know. Still just 22 years old, the right hander is in his first full season after undergoing Tommy John Surgery in 2013 that cost him all of 2013 and a major portion of 2014.

Bundy saw some action for the O’s in Spring Training and pitched okay. He had a 6.00 ERA over four appearances spanning six innings.

More importantly, he stayed healthy during the spring and was able to begin the 2015 with no limitations other than the organization imposed innings restrictions. Bundy has been in the starting rotation for the AA Bowie Baysox all season, and began working just two innings per start, then moved to three innings and on Thursday, he posted his first four inning start.

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Roster Decisions: Baltimore Orioles Have a Difficult Roster Decision Looming in a Few Days

May 22nd, 2015 at 10:37 AM
By Josh Michael

The Baltimore Orioles have an abundance of players currently on the disabled list and when some of them return, the Birds will be facing some difficult decisions in regards to their roster. One of those will come in the next four to five days when Ryan Flaherty appears to be ready to come off the DL.

Baltimore is expected to activate INF Everth Cabrera off the DL Friday, and one would assume that the corresponding move will be to option Rey Navarro back to AAA. While there's a chance it could be a different move, it's widely anticipated that Navarro will be the one to go.

That's fine and dandy, because it's a pretty simple decision, but once Flaherty comes back, which could be as early as Tuesday, the O's will have a difficult decision to make.

Flaherty is expected to begin a rehab assignment on Sunday and play a couple of games. He has hit .250 with two home runs, four RBI, three doubles, scored six runs and posted a .372 OBP in 13 games this season with the Orioles.

So why is it a difficult decision?

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Minor League Rundown: 5/21 Baltimore Orioles Affiliates Go 2-1, Dylan Bundy Impressive

May 22nd, 2015 at 9:04 AM
By Josh Michael

Here is your daily Baltimore Orioles Minor League rundown with quick game summaries for each of the Orioles Minor League affiliates for the day. Keep in mind that we have kept this to the five major affiliates, but will give you periodic updates on the Orioles DSL and GCL teams as well throughout the summer.

Four of the five of the Orioles' major affiliates are underway in 2015, while the Aberdeen Ironbirds opening their season in June.

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AAA Norfolk Tides (21-19)

Tides Postponed due to rain

AA Bowie Baysox (21-19)

Baysox lose 1-0 in 13 innings

  • Mike Yastrzemski went 1-4 with a walk
  • Ronarsy Ledesma went 2-4
  • Dylan Bundy tossed four shutout innings while allowing just two hits, zero walks and struck out five. It was his longest start of the season
  • Gene Escat tossed four shutout innings in relief while allowing four hits, one walk and striking out three, has a 2.53 ERA this season

High-A Frederick Keys (22-19)

Keys win 4-3, score two runs in eighth inning for the win

  • Trey Mancini went 3-4 with a home run, two RBI and a run scored, hitting .293 this season
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