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Category: ‘Relief Pitchers’

“We Had a Taste Last Year, We were So Close” Baltimore Orioles’ LHP Brian Matusz
February 23rd, 2015 at 1:35 PM
There has been a recent surge in struggling starting pitchers becoming really good relievers in baseball over the past few years and a prime example of that is Baltimore Orioles LHP Brian Matusz. We got to hear from Matusz on Monday from Orioles' camp in Sarasota and he touched on...

Baltimore Orioles Spring Training Preview Part 4: Bullpen
February 12th, 2015 at 9:42 AM
We are approaching the mid-point of our ten-part Baltimore Orioles Spring Training Preview with part four, the O's bullpen. Orioles' pitchers and catchers will report to Spring Training a week from today and the bullpen will be plenty crowded with possible options for the Birds. ***PHOTO1*** Baltimore will have a total of...

Baltimore Orioles Have 4th Best Bullpen in MLB According to Sports on Earth
February 11th, 2015 at 1:55 PM
We take a break from our Spring Training preview to take a look at how the baseball "experts" view the 2015 Baltimore Orioles. Earlier this week we noted that the Orioles had the 8th best lineup in Major League Baseball according to Sports on Earth, and now the O's garner...

Baltimore Orioles and Zach Britton Avoid Arbitration; Catching up with Caleb Joseph
February 5th, 2015 at 7:42 AM
The offseason began with the Baltimore Orioles having 11 arbitration eligible players to make decisions on, and after reaching an agreement with closer Zach Britton on Wednesday, the O's are down to just one. In addition, we also caught up with O's catcher Caleb Joseph at FanFest this past weekend,...

Baltimore Orioles’ Bullpen Newcomer LHP Wesley Wright Anxious to Prove Something in 2015
February 4th, 2015 at 10:15 AM
The Baltimore Orioles have only made on real free agent signing for a Major League player this offseason that wasn't their own, and that free agent is left handed reliever Wesley Wright. In talking with the media this weekend, Wright is out to prove something in 2015 with the O's. ***PHOTO1*** Outside...

If You Had to Pick One, Which Baltimore Orioles’ Pending Free Agent Should Get an Extension?
January 27th, 2015 at 10:32 AM
As we quickly approach the month of February, the 2015 season is getting oh so close to getting going with the beginning of Spring Training next month. We are all excited for the season to get going, but we thought we would take a look at the end of the...

Examining Baltimore Orioles’ Latest Minor League Signings: Outfielder Chris Parmelee and RHP Dane De La Rosa
January 27th, 2015 at 7:58 AM
The Baltimore Orioles officially announced on Monday the signing of three free agents to minor league deals with invitations to MLB Spring Training. Baltimore inked right handed pitchers Steve Johnson and Dane De La Rosa, as well as outfielder Chris Parmelee. ***PHOTO1*** We already knew of Johnson's signing last week, but the...

Baltimore Orioles’ Bullpen Options Seem Telling That the Team Could Trade a Pitcher Before Season
January 8th, 2015 at 9:55 AM
The Baltimore Orioles find themselves in a odd position compared to years past with the abundance of quality pitching they seem to have at the moment. Baltimore's options for the bullpen are a plenty, but not everyone can stay. ***PHOTO1*** The O's have quite a large group of potential bullpen arms with...

Orioles101 Interview with Baltimore Orioles’ Rule-5 Selection RHP Logan Verrett
December 21st, 2014 at 7:30 AM
This week we have taken a break from our Orioles101 Mailbag to bring you an interview with one of the newest members of the Baltimore Orioles, RHP Logan Verrett. ***PHOTO1*** Verrett, 24, was selected by the Orioles in last week's Rule-5 Draft out of the New York Mets organization. Verrett went 11-5 with...

Baltimore Orioles Ink Former Chicago Cubs LHP Wesley Wright to One-year Deal
December 17th, 2014 at 7:37 AM
The Baltimore Orioles made their first "significant" signing of the offseason on Tuesday signing free agent left handed reliever Wesley Wright to a one-year deal. ***PHOTO1*** MASN's Roch Kubatko was the first to report the signing on Tuesday and there are reports that the deal is for one-year, and $1.7 million. The...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: LHP Wesley Wright Could Be an Under-the-Radar Bullpen Option for Baltimore Orioles
December 8th, 2014 at 10:29 AM
The MLB Winter Meetings begin today and the amount of rumors and news this week will be astronomical. The Baltimore Orioles will certainly not be left out of the fold. Executive VP/GM Dan Duquette has already stated that adding some more bullpen depth is one of his goals and LHP...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: LHP Craig Breslow Should Be a Target on Baltimore Orioles Radar
November 21st, 2014 at 11:03 AM
The Baltimore Orioles' acquisition of LHP Andrew Miller at the MLB Trade Deadline was one of the best in baseball in 2014. Miller proved to be worth the trade and then some out of the Orioles bullpen, but the downside of the acquisition is that Miller hits free agency this...

Baltimore Orioles Ink Farm Hand RHP Oliver Drake to MLB Deal
November 19th, 2014 at 7:56 AM
The Baltimore Orioles announced on Tuesday that they re-signed one of their minor league free agents, RHP Oliver Drake to a Major League Deal. ***PHOTO1*** Drake was an Orioles minor league free agent this winter, and was rewarded by the team for a terrific 2014 with a new MLB deal. Originally drafted in...

Baltimore Orioles’ Tommy Hunter Among MLB Players Set to Take on Japanese National Team
November 10th, 2014 at 10:13 AM
It has been eight years since Major League Baseball has sent a team to Japan to play a series against the Japanese National Team, but the drought will come to an end starting Tuesday. A roster of MLB players will play two exhibition games and a five-game series against the...

Former Baltimore Orioles LHP Troy Patton Suspended 80 Games for Amphetamines
November 6th, 2014 at 7:44 AM
Former Baltimore Orioles reliever Troy Patton was suspended for 80 games by Major League Baseball for an amphetamine-positive drug test, the league announced on Wednesday. ***PHOTO1*** This is the second consecutive offseason that Patton has been handed a suspension for a positive amphetamine test. Last offseason, while still with the Orioles, Patton...

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Should Baltimore Orioles Be Interested in LHP Zach Duke?
November 5th, 2014 at 1:43 PM
MLB Free Agency is in full swing, despite the absence of any big-name signings. The Baltimore Orioles will likely not be shopping in the elite section of this year's market, other than trying to re-sign their own free agents, but there are always some bargains to be had. We believe...

Baltimore Orioles Exercise 2015 Options for RHP Darren O’Day and LHP Wei-Yin Chen
October 31st, 2014 at 7:31 AM
MLB Free Agency officially began on Thursday, but the Baltimore Orioles quickly made the move to keep two of their potential free agents. Baltimore exercised their 2015 team options on both RHP Darren O'Day and LHP Wei-Yin Chen. ***PHOTO1*** This should not be surprising news to anyone, especially Orioles fans. Both O'Day...

Examining What Kind of Contract LHP Andrew Miller Could Expect in Free Agency
October 30th, 2014 at 9:28 AM
The Baltimore Orioles made a tremendous move at the MLB trade deadline this season when they acquired LHP Andrew Miller from the Boston Red Sox. Miller was fantastic for the Orioles and increased his value even more as he will now enter the free agent market, but what kind of...

Bullpen Usage a Big Factor in ALCS Moving Forward After Monday’s Rainout
October 14th, 2014 at 9:04 AM
Mother Nature is a cruel beast sometimes and in regards to the American League Championship Series, she made a huge difference. The Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals got an unexpected second day off due to a rainout on Monday, and now the remainder of the series has some unforeseen...

Baltimore Orioles Lose 6-4, Fall Down 0-2 in ALCS to Kansas City Royals
October 12th, 2014 at 7:30 AM
Zach Britton came on with a man on first with no outs in the top of the ninth in a 4-4 game, and proceeded to allow Alcides Escobar and Lorenzo Cain to both deliver RBI hits to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 6-4 victory to take a commanding...