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Injuries & Moves: Hicks (cramps) OK after early exit

May 31, 2023


Mullins' exit deals big blow to Baltimore's clubhouse

May 29, 2023

BALTIMORE -- The Orioles’ continued offensive struggles during a 5-0 loss to the Guardians became a secondary worry for the club late Monday afternoon. The primary concern expressed from a quiet clubhouse postgame was the health of standout center fielder Cedric Mullins. During the bottom of the eighth inning, Mullins

Means suffers back strain, experiences setback in return

May 26, 2023

BALTIMORE -- Since before Spring Training this year, the Orioles viewed John Means as a potential Trade Deadline-like impact acquisition who wouldn’t require them to part with any assets. The 30-year-old left-hander, who is on the 60-day injured list, underwent Tommy John surgery in April 2022, so this July seemed

Bradish exits early after liner hits right foot

April 3, 2023

ARLINGTON -- Orioles starter Kyle Bradish departed Monday night’s 2-0 series-opening win over the Rangers at Globe Life Field in the second inning after taking a 104 mph liner to his right foot. The ball, which came off the bat of Jonah Heim, knocked Bradish to the ground and ricocheted

Shoulder injury likely ends Wells' breakout campaign

September 23, 2022

BALTIMORE -- The Orioles placed right-hander Tyler Wells on the injured list prior to Friday’s tilt against the Astros at Camden Yards, all but assuredly ending the season for one of their most promising breakout pitchers on a staff full of them. Wells experienced some discomfort in his right shoulder

Baseball's top pitching prospect could be out until '23

Orioles drop series to Guardians after getting news of Rodriguez's status
June 5, 2022

BALTIMORE -- Grayson Rodriguez was “at the point of checking every box you could think of,” coming closer to his much-anticipated Major League debut. But now the hope is simply that the top pitching prospect in baseball (and No. 3 overall, per MLB Pipeline) can return to any mound before

O's top pitching prospect Rodriguez sidelined with lat strain

June 3, 2022

BALTIMORE -- Grayson Rodriguez, the top pitching prospect in baseball, has been diagnosed with a right lat muscle strain that will sideline him “probably a decent amount of time at a minimum,” Orioles executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias said Thursday afternoon -- a development that will delay

Means visits O's, offers updates: 'Still a big part of our team'

Baltimore's ace addresses media for first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery
May 20, 2022

BALTIMORE -- Take a look at John Means, back in the Camden Yards clubhouse on Wednesday afternoon before the Orioles took on the Yankees, and there are a few noticeable differences. For starters, nearly the entirety of his left arm is bandaged and braced up following his Tommy John surgery

Means has TJ surgery; rehab to start 'immediately'

April 27, 2022

NEW YORK -- Orioles ace John Means underwent Tommy John surgery on Wednesday, and he will be sidelined for the rest of 2022 and part of the '23 season, team executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias said. The surgery -- performed by Dr. Keith Meister in Dallas --

Means (elbow) could miss rest of 2022

April 16, 2022

BALTIMORE — The precise timetable and path forward for John Means remains unclear, a day after the Orioles placed their ace on the 10-day injured list with a left elbow strain. But the outlook remains grim, with the club preparing to be without Means for the foreseeable future. Asked today

Life without Means will stretch pitching-thin O's

Injured lefty leaves big hole that Baltimore seems likely to fill from within
April 15, 2022

BALTIMORE -- The Orioles don’t know yet the precise nature of the left elbow strain that landed John Means on the injured list Friday, or how long exactly they should expect it to sideline their ace. Those particulars will be finalized in the days to come, with Means scheduled for

Means exits start vs. Crew with left forearm tightness

April 14, 2022

BALTIMORE -- John Means entered the 2022 season with sights set on durability. Not only for his own sake -- he’s eclipsed 150 innings just once in his career -- but knowing the responsibility that comes as the Orioles' staff ace without a proven cavalry behind him. But an unfortunate

Rutschman ruled out for Opening Day

April 4, 2022

SARASOTA, Fla. -- Despite the progress Adley Rutschman continues to make, he’s not expected to be ready in time for either Major League or Triple-A Opening Day. That was the dichotomy in news the Orioles unveiled for their top prospect on Sunday and Monday morning. A day after manager Brandon

Rutschman 'doing extremely well' in rehab process

April 3, 2022

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Slowly but surely, Adley Rutschman is making progress. The Orioles’ top prospect and baseball's No. 2 overall per MLB Pipeline has resumed hitting and throwing activities, manager Brandon Hyde said before Sunday’s Grapefruit League contest against the Twins at Hammond Stadium. It marked Rutschman’s biggest step

Stomach bug altering O's pitching plans

March 25, 2022

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- The Orioles, and baseball en masse, knew it would be a challenge this spring to squeeze pitchers into an appropriate number of innings before the regular season. For Baltimore especially, with so many open spots in the rotation and bullpen, innings are at a premium. Now

O's prospect Kjerstad (hamstring) sidelined

March 23, 2022

TAMPA, Fla. -- Just as Heston Kjerstad’s long road toward an Orioles debut appeared near, the top prospect has hit another significant setback. Kjerstad has a “higher grade” strain of his left hamstring that will sideline him eight to 12 weeks, executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias revealed

Rutschman, No. 1 prospect, to be sidelined with triceps injury

March 16, 2022

SARASOTA, Fla. -- The central question for the Orioles this Spring Training was whether or not Adley Rutschman, the consensus top prospect in baseball now taking part in his third consecutive big league camp, would serve as the Opening Day catcher. It appears the decision has already been made --

Notes: Urías to IL; Akin sharp vs. Phillies

September 23, 2021

PHILADELPHIA -- The Orioles shook up their roster on Wednesday with 11 games to play, placing Ramón Urías on the 10-day injured list amidst a flurry of moves. The right adductor strain that Urías had managed for weeks now ends a productive season for the infielder, who played himself into

Precautionary exit for Mancini (ab soreness)

September 15, 2021

BALTIMORE -- Given the schedule’s late date, the Orioles learned on Tuesday how injuries that crop up in mid-September come with the potential for sidelining players through the rest of the regular season. To that end, will Trey Mancini return to the field in 2021? The answer to that question

O's hoping rest will help Mancini (oblique)

September 8, 2021

BALTIMORE -- Trey Mancini remained out of the starting lineup for the Orioles on Wednesday due to an oblique injury, according to manager Brandon Hyde. Mancini's absence was first attributed to general soreness and an injury to his foot after taking a fastball off it in New York on Sunday.

How will Orioles replace Freddy Galvis?

June 28, 2021

The Orioles suffered a big blow this weekend when they lost starting shortstop Freddy Galvis to a Grade 1 right quad strain, which will sideline Galvis for 1-2 months. Galvis was one of the steadier performers on an Orioles team that has struggled to produce consistently offensively -- a veteran

Hyde 'concerned' after Galvis (quad) exits

June 26, 2021

Orioles shortstop Freddy Galvis exited with right quad discomfort in the second inning of Saturday’s 12-4 loss to the Blue Jays at Sahlen Field in Buffalo, N.Y. Galvis was limping noticeably as he made his way to first base on a bunt single. He could be seen gripping his right

No structural damage to Means' shoulder

Orioles' ace right-hander placed on 10-day injured list on Sunday
June 6, 2021

BALTIMORE -- It appears John Means has avoided the worst, even if he could not avoid the injured list. Means and the Orioles both breathed a sigh of relief Sunday when an MRI exam on Means’ left shoulder revealed no structural damage, according to manager Brandon Hyde. Means will nonetheless

Means exits start in 1st with shoulder injury

June 5, 2021

BALTIMORE -- After allowing his third career leadoff home run to Cesar Hernandez, John Means tried to shake off his rocky start in Saturday’s 10-4 loss to the Indians at Oriole Park. However, after recording two outs, he gave up a second solo homer to Harold Ramirez over the wall

Mancini 'feeling a lot better' after HBP

May 28, 2021

The Orioles dodged a major hit, according to manager Brandon Hyde. First baseman Trey Mancini and outfielder/designated hitter Ryan Mountcastle are recovering nicely from their injuries. Mancini left Thursday night's 5-1 loss to the White Sox in the bottom of the first inning after being hit on the right elbow