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Grayson shines in homecoming start, leads O's to 60th win

@JakeDRill
12:18 AM EDT

ARLINGTON -- As Grayson Rodriguez jogged onto the diamond at Globe Life Field on Saturday night, the 24-year-old couldn’t help but reflect. A native of Nacogdoches, Texas, the Orioles' right-hander made his MLB debut in front of swaths of his friends and family members at the Arlington-based ballpark on April

Injuries & Moves: Kjerstad reinstated; Stowers optioned

July 20, 2024

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Fellow All-Stars give high praise to 'superstar' Henderson

@JakeDRill
July 20, 2024

This story was excerpted from Jake Rill’s Orioles Beat newsletter. To read the full newsletter, click here. And subscribe to get it regularly in your inbox. ARLINGTON -- MLB All-Star teams are filled with the best players in the sport, split up into two rosters for the American League and

Santander, O's All-Stars key romp to open 2nd half in Texas

@JakeDRill
July 20, 2024

ARLINGTON -- Tuesday’s All-Star Game began with Corbin Burnes on the mound, Adley Rutschman behind the plate and Gunnar Henderson at shortstop -- three of the Orioles’ five representatives getting the opportunity to start in the Midsummer Classic at Globe Life Field, while Anthony Santander and Jordan Westburg watched from

Holliday returns from break rested, ready to mash with 2-HR game at Triple-A

MLB's No. 1 prospect tees off twice for Norfolk, returns to second base
@benweinrib
July 20, 2024

Jackson Holliday's All-Star break was quite a restorative one. MLB's top prospect had just spent three weeks solely as a designated hitter following an injured list stint due to left elbow inflammation and got a chance to return home. After wrapping up Triple-A Norfolk's series in Memphis, he watched his

Which teams will be buyers and sellers at the Trade Deadline?

July 20, 2024

The difference between a team buying or selling at the Trade Deadline can be a matter of just a few games in the standings. A winning streak or a losing streak in the week before the Deadline can be all it takes to push a team in one direction or

After strong first half, O's positioned well for stretch run

@JakeDRill
July 17, 2024

This story was excerpted from Jake Rill’s Orioles Beat newsletter. To read the full newsletter, click here. And subscribe to get it regularly in your inbox. ARLINGTON -- During the final week of the first half, the Orioles went 1-5 on a homestand against the Cubs and Yankees. Chicago swept

MVP poll shows two clear frontrunners after All-Star break

@bmags94
July 17, 2024

For the second straight MVP poll, our results showed clear frontrunners in each league. Whereas Juan Soto and Mookie Betts led the first two polls, it's now a different Yankee and Dodger who have become overwhelming favorites for MVP. Still, there's enough of a race in each league -- especially

One second-half goal for every club

July 18, 2024

With the All-Star break over and the second half of the 2024 season beginning Friday, overlying goals have come into focus for all 30 MLB teams. Some clubs will make major moves at the July 30 Trade Deadline, going all in and dreaming of a World Series title. Others are

Can these 7 stars keep up with their ‘on-pace’ stats?

@Theo_DeRosa
July 18, 2024

Seventy-seven steals? Fifty-six home runs? A 22-game winner on the mound? After the first half of the 2024 season, which actually featured considerably more than half of the 162-game schedule, plenty of MLB stars are on pace to post tantalizing counting stats over the full year. But how likely are

All-Star Burnes has a bigger thrill: He can tell newborn twins apart

@JakeDRill
July 17, 2024

ARLINGTON -- Starting an All-Star Game for the first time was only the second-biggest milestone for Corbin Burnes this week. The Orioles’ ace arrived in Arlington around 11 a.m. CT on Tuesday, and shortly after, he was proud to share news from back home in Phoenix. Burnes can now tell

These players will be key for their teams in the second half

July 17, 2024

The 2024 All-Star Game is behind us and the second half of the season looms. While much of the attention in the coming weeks will be about players on the move at the Trade Deadline, there are plenty of key players who will stay put and will have an outsized

Power Rankings: Who's in the top spot after first half?

@williamfleitch
July 17, 2024

The All-Star Game has come and gone, with all the thrills and excitement that come with it. But while the players may be appreciating these days off, on Friday, we all need to get back to business. The second half of the season – in reality, the last 40 percent

6 former prospects who are breaking out

@HarriganMLB
July 20, 2024

Not every prospect can be like Pirates phenom Paul Skenes, who went from No. 1 overall Draft pick to the National League’s starting pitcher in the All-Star Game in roughly a year’s time. For many prospects, it takes much longer to find their footing in the Majors. But just because

Starting Pitcher Power Rankings entering second half

July 17, 2024

Paul Skenes' moment has arrived. In the span of roughly one year, the 6-foot-6 right-hander has won a College World Series title, gone No. 1 in the Draft, made quick work of the Minor Leagues, put together a historic start to his MLB career and started the All-Star Game (while

Here are our favorite '24 Draft picks -- one for each team

@SamDykstraMiLB
July 17, 2024

The 2024 MLB Draft wrapped up on Tuesday with 615 players selected over this year’s 20-round process. Now that we know where players are going (see you next time, mock drafts!), we can dive into which clubs might have gotten steals, which added potential superstars and which took some fun

A look at how the Orioles' 5 All-Stars fared

July 17, 2024

The 94th MLB All-Star Game featured triple-digit heat from various pitchers, some dazzling defensive plays across the diamond and plenty of big-time power. The Midsummer Classic, held at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, ended in a 5-3 final score as the American League avenged its 2023 loss and won

AL tops NL as MLB's best put on a show during 94th All-Star Game

July 17, 2024

ARLINGTON -- The blend was beautiful. Power pitching that overwhelmed the opposition, and power hitting that answered back. Established superstars shining on summer’s biggest stage, and emerging superstars making their presence known in front of an ample audience.

Orioles sticking to a Draft strategy that works

@JoeTrezz
July 16, 2024

The Orioles built their contending team largely through the Draft, leveraging a swath of high picks during lean rebuild years to assemble one of the deepest, most talented organizations in baseball. The Orioles executed this approach in an extreme way, but it isn’t a novel strategy. They are far from

ZOINKS! Gunnar shows off Scooby-Doo bat, impression at Home Run Derby

@JakeDRill
July 15, 2024

ARLINGTON -- Gunnar Henderson walked onto ESPN’s on-field set at the T-Mobile Home Run Derby on Monday night at Globe Life Field, grabbed the microphone and delivered exactly what was asked of him. The 23-year-old Orioles shortstop snuck a few peeks directly into the hard camera in the process. “Ruh-roh,