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Santander's 'main goal is to be healthy'

@JoeTrezz
February 23, 2021

It was a busy winter for Orioles right fielder Anthony Santander, who spent it in Miami, rehabbing a serious left oblique injury, blocking out trade rumors and challenging the organization in arbitration. Stressful? Hardly. The affable slugger was all smiles Tuesday, when he spoke publicly for the first time since

Mancini a full-go: 'I feel just like I did before'

@JoeTrezz
February 22, 2021

In Trey Mancini's mind, his comeback won't be truly complete until Opening Day, until he's back on the field again for real, until what he does between the white lines matters. Since beating Stage 3 colon cancer late last year, Mancini has eyed Opening Day 2021 as his intended return

RHP Baumler, '20 Draft pick, has TJ surgery

O's outright four players on 40-man roster, ink five to Minors deals
@JoeTrezz
November 2, 2020

The Orioles completed an instructional camp at their Sarasota, Fla., complex this week that, by most measures, they consider a necessary and resounding success. But it was not immune to the injury bug. Right-hander Carter Baumler, the club’s No. 18 prospect per MLB Pipeline, underwent Tommy John surgery to replace

Evan Phillips hits IL; elbow prognosis positive

@JoeTrezz
September 23, 2020

Cautiously optimistic they avoided the worst, the Orioles placed Evan Phillips on the 10-day injured list Wednesday after testing revealed inflammation in the reliever’s right elbow. The transaction came a day after Phillips was removed from an 8-3 loss to the Red Sox due to discomfort in the elbow. “We’re

O's continue inauspicious trend in loss to Sox

Reliever Phillips (elbow) exits on sour note following positive outings
@JoeTrezz
September 23, 2020

For all the improvement the Orioles have witnessed in the batter’s box and on the mound in 2020, one area in particular that has lagged behind as this 60-game season sprinted toward its conclusion: the defense. Despite bright spots like Cedric Mullins in center field and José Iglesias when healthy

Iglesias an early exit as O's fall again to Rays

X-rays negative, but wrist contusion another ailment for vet shortstop
@JoeTrezz
September 19, 2020

From back to quad to shin issues, José Iglesias has played through bumps and bruises all season. It remains to be seen if he’ll be able to persevere through this latest injury. The Orioles' shortstop was removed from Saturday’s 3-1 loss to the Rays immediately after being hit in the

Notes: Davis activated; Fulmer joins 'pen

@JoeTrezz
September 8, 2020

Chris Davis’ season is not over. Sidelined since Aug. 21 with left knee tendinitis, Davis was activated from the 10-day injured list Tuesday prior to the Orioles' series opener against the Mets in New York. He was not in the Orioles’ starting lineup vs. Michael Wacha. Instead, Davis returns to

Santander goes on IL; return in doubt

@JoeTrezz
September 5, 2020

For one of baseball’s breakout stars of 2020, the season might be over. The Orioles on Saturday placed slugger Anthony Santander on the injured list with a right oblique strain that is expected to sideline him for at least several weeks, according to manager Brandon Hyde. With about three weeks

Orioles place Cobb on IL, recall Eshelman

@JoeTrezz
September 4, 2020

Another hole has opened in Baltimore’s rotation, at least temporarily. The Orioles on Friday scratched Alex Cobb, hours before Game 1 of their scheduled doubleheader against the Yankees, tabbing right-hander Thomas Eshelman in his place. Cobb was placed on the injured list for undisclosed reasons. This is not the first

LeBlanc's season over with elbow injury

Harvey could make season debut soon; Showalter joins MLB Network as studio analyst
@JoeTrezz
August 25, 2020

Wade LeBlanc's season is over. Two days after leaving in the first inning of Sunday’s 5-4 win with an apparent elbow injury, the Orioles placed the veteran lefty on the 60-day injured list with a stress reaction in his left elbow. The Orioles recalled left-handed prospect Keegan Akin from their

Iglesias (left quad) to IL: 'Right thing to do'

@JoeTrezz
August 18, 2020

For days now, the Orioles have debated whether José Iglesias would benefit from a stint on the injured list, despite how productive the veteran shortstop has been with the bat so far this season. On Tuesday they decided to place Iglesias on the 10-day IL with a sore left quad

Hays (rib fracture) on IL; Means returns

Newly acquired López added to active roster, viewed as 'pen longman
@JoeTrezz
August 16, 2020

A series of unfortunate events, stretched out over a week, has sidelined the Orioles’ young center fielder. Baltimore placed Austin Hays on the injured list before Saturday's tilt with the Nationals with a non-displaced rib fracture, recalling outfielder Cedric Mullins from their alternate training site in a corresponding move. Hays’

Means returning to Baltimore, placed on IL

@ladsonbill24
August 12, 2020

Orioles left-hander John Means was transferred from the bereavement list to the injured list on Tuesday and is headed back to Baltimore to follow baseball's COVID-19 protocol after traveling to be with his family. Means originally left the team to attend a family matter and missed a scheduled start against

Hunter Harvey (elbow) making roster 'slim'

@JoeTrezz
July 22, 2020

Hard-throwing reliever Hunter Harvey is experiencing elbow discomfort that makes him likely to begin the season on the injured list, Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said Wednesday. The issue makes Harvey’s chances of breaking with the team “extremely slim,” according to Hyde. “It’s muscular in the elbow area,” Hyde said. “We

Wilkerson (finger fracture) uncertain for 2020

@JoeTrezz
July 21, 2020

For the Orioles, the injury bug continues to strike. Utility man Stevie Wilkerson has been diagnosed with a phalanx fracture in his left ring finger, manager Brandon Hyde said after the club's exhibition game against the Nationals Monday night, putting his 2020 season in jeopardy. Hyde said Wilkerson will miss

Means out for opener; Milone to start instead

9-year vet Milone to make first opener start; Harvey sidelined with arm fatigue
@JoeTrezz
July 21, 2020

For the second consecutive year, the Orioles' Opening Day starting pitcher has been derailed by a last-minute injury. Manager Brandon Hyde announced on Tuesday that John Means will be scratched from his starting assignment in Friday's opener against the Red Sox due to arm fatigue. Tommy Milone will start in

Cobb will miss Grapefruit start due to blister

@zachsilver
March 11, 2020

DUNEDIN, Fla. -- Orioles starter Alex Cobb will miss his planned spring outing on Thursday against the Twins with a “small, little blister” on his right hand, according to O's manager Brandon Hyde, who made the announcement prior to Wednesday's 14-2 loss to the Blue Jays in Grapefruit League action

Alberto, Nunez leave game with injuries

@JoeTrezz
August 25, 2019

BALTIMORE -- Two Orioles regulars were bitten by the injury bug in a span of four innings Sunday, when Hanser Alberto and Renato Núñez were forced to exit the club’s 8-3 win over the Rays at Camden Yards. Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said Alberto suffered a head contusion and cervical

Means' MRI reveals 'normal wear and tear'

All-Star lefty dealing with minor rotator cuff inflammation
@JoeTrezz
July 28, 2019

ANAHEIM -- A day after John Means underwent an MRI on his tight left biceps, the Orioles and their All-Star lefty were relieved when the testing revealed good news. Means said the results showed little more than minor rotator cuff inflammation, and indicated no structural damage to his left arm.

Means hits IL; No. 17 prospect Tate recalled

Phillips promoted; Scott optioned; Karns designated
@JoeTrezz
July 27, 2019

ANAHEIM -- A day after outlasting the Angels in a 16-inning classic that exhausted their bullpen, the Orioles made a flurry of roster moves Friday that touched nearly every corner of their pitching staff. They were both related and unrelated to Thursday night’s classic, and had Baltimore scrambling to rearrange

Trumbo (knee) begins rehab stint in Triple-A

July 23, 2019

PHOENIX -- Mark Trumbo’s long recovery from right knee surgery took a step forward on Tuesday, as the veteran designated hitter began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Norfolk. This isn’t Trumbo’s first rehab stint since he underwent surgery last September. The 33-year-old played eight games between Norfolk and Double-A Bowie

Cobb needs hip surgery, will miss rest of 2019

Orioles announce wave of Draft signings headlined by fourth-rounder
@JoeTrezz
June 11, 2019

BALTIMORE -- Whatever else happens for the Orioles this season, they are not getting their ace back. Baltimore's executive vice president and general manager, Mike Elias, said Tuesday that Alex Cobb will undergo season-ending hip surgery this week, truncating his 2019 campaign after just three starts. Dr. J.W. Thomas Byrd

Smith to IL, joins growing list of injured Orioles

Outfielder crashes into wall on run-saving catch in loss to Rangers
@alysonfooter
June 7, 2019

ARLINGTON --The list of injured Orioles increased by one during Thursday's 4-3 loss to the Rangers at Globe Life Park, and the latest addition might be the most serious of them all. Left fielder Dwight Smith Jr. exited the game in the fifth, one inning after he faceplanted into the

Stewart (ankle sprain) to IL; Wilkerson recalled

Severino (head contusion), Villar (sore right thumb) avoid IL for now
@alysonfooter
June 6, 2019

ARLINGTON -- The inevitable roster move arrived just before game time in Arlington on Thursday, when the Orioles announced outfielder DJ Stewart was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right ankle sprain. To fill his spot, outfielder Stevie Wilkerson was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk, and he was in

O's prospect Pop has Tommy John surgery

@JoeTrezz
May 14, 2019

NEW YORK -- The Orioles will be without one of their more promising pitching prospects for a while. The club announced Tuesday that right-hander Zach Pop, its No. 19 prospect per MLB Pipeline, has undergone Tommy John surgery to repair the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. Dr. James