O's ink ex-Tribe closer Perez to Minors deal

O's ink ex-Tribe closer Perez to Minors deal

BALTIMORE -- Chris Perez, the two-time All-Star closer with the Indians who in late June was suspended for 50 games after testing positive for a drug of abuse, signed a Minor League deal with the Orioles on Thursday, according to multiple reports. The club has not confirmed the signing.

Because of the suspension, Triple-A Norfolk -- where Perez is expected to be placed -- will not lose a roster spot until the suspension is fulfilled.

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O's recall Gausman, option Wilson to Norfolk

O's recall Gausman, option Wilson to Norfolk

BALTIMORE -- The Orioles have recalled right-handed pitcher Kevin Gausman from Triple-A Norfolk and optioned right-handed pitcher Tyler Wilson to Norfolk on Thursday.

This comes as an expected move as Wilson was called up Wednesday, when the team designated Delmon Young for assignment, but did not enter the game. Gausman (1-0, 4.24 ERA), who started the year in the Orioles' bullpen before being placed on the 15-day disabled list on May 8 with right shoulder tendinitis, is set to make his second start of the season Thursday night against the Rangers.

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Machado wows at 'shortstop' with O's in shift

Orioles third baseman makes two great plays in seventh inning

Machado wows at 'shortstop' with O's in shift

BALTIMORE -- Manny Machado is pretty comfortable in the middle of the diamond, and he showed it again on Wednesday night as the young third baseman used his ridiculous range and arm to put on a defensive clinic in the Orioles' 4-2 win over the Rangers.

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2-run blast from Hardy lifts O's vs. Rangers

2-run blast from Hardy lifts O's vs. Rangers

BALTIMORE -- J.J. Hardy broke a tie with his fourth homer of the season to lift the Orioles to a 4-2 win over the Rangers on Wednesday night.

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Efficient Chen is arguably O's top starter

Lefty needs just 87 pitches to complete eight innings vs. Rangers

Efficient Chen is arguably O's top starter

BALTIMORE -- Wei-Yin Chen is having quite a first half.

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Gausman back from Minors for 2nd start

Right-hander opened season in big league bullpen

Gausman back from Minors for 2nd start

BALTIMORE -- Orioles pitcher Kevin Gausman was back in the Major League clubhouse on Wednesday afternoon, preparing for Thursday's start in what has been an unusual few weeks.

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Reimold to go on paternity leave next week

O's outfielder will miss series against Twins in Minnesota

Reimold to go on paternity leave next week

BALTIMORE -- Orioles outfielder Nolan Reimold will go on paternity leave on Monday and miss the three-game series against the Twins in Minnesota.

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Slugging Davis stays hot, looks primed for more

Slugging Davis stays hot, looks primed for more

BALTIMORE -- When he's hot, Chris Davis is capable of helping carry the Orioles' offense through stretches of the schedule. And Davis could be ready to go on one of his tears.

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O's add Wilson to bullpen, designate Young

O's add Wilson to bullpen, designate Young

BALTIMORE -- Working with a six-man bullpen, the Orioles added reliever Tyler Wilson from Triple-A Norfolk prior to Wednesday's game against the Rangers. The move came with a tough corresponding decision as Baltimore designated Delmon Young for assignment, making him the odd man out among a wealth of outfielders.

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Orioles hit three homers, but allow four to Rangers

Orioles hit three homers, but allow four to Rangers

BALTIMORE -- Red-hot Mitch Moreland turned in his second consecutive two-homer game as part of a second straight Rangers four-homer night, and Texas held off Baltimore to pick up Tuesday's 8-6 win at Camden Yards.

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Off the mark, Gonzalez stung by homer bug

Off the mark, Gonzalez stung by homer bug

BALTIMORE -- A night removed from Bud Norris giving up four home runs, Orioles starter Miguel Gonzalez found himself almost as equally susceptible to the long ball.

The righty tied a career high in giving up three home runs, and he lasted just 4 1/3 innings to pave the way for Baltimore's 8-6 loss to Texas on Tuesday night.

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Schoop likely headed to Frederick for more rehab

Schoop likely headed to Frederick for more rehab

BALTIMORE -- Second baseman Jonathan Schoop continues to work out in Baltimore with the Orioles, and he will likely finish up his rehab assignment at nearby Class A Advanced Frederick.

O's manager Buck Showalter said Schoop will play "a couple days" for Frederick and probably won't start that portion of his rehab until Thursday. Schoop has been sidelined since mid-April with a right knee injury and his pending return -- his rehab ends Friday -- presents a bit of a roster crunch.

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Orioles shut down top prospect Bundy

Right-hander hasn't pitched since May 21 due to right shoulder inflammation

Orioles shut down top prospect Bundy

BALTIMORE -- Orioles pitching prospect Dylan Bundy, the club's No. 1-ranked prospect and No. 15 overall, has been shut down from throwing with nothing imminent on his return.

Bundy had some inflammation in his right shoulder and hasn't pitched in a game since May 21. His initial MRI exam showed the inflammation but no structural damage, but the follow-up after he rested wasn't what the team was hoping for, and he was prescribed more rest and a follow-up visit with Dr. James Andrews.

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Norris, O's can't overcome homer-happy Rangers

Norris, O's can't overcome homer-happy Rangers

BALTIMORE -- The Rangers broke out of their slump in a big way, homering four times and unloading on the Orioles to pick up their second win in nine games, an 8-1 series-opening victory Monday night at Camden Yards.

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Struggling Norris has confidence, manager's faith

Struggling Norris has confidence, manager's faith

BALTIMORE -- Bud Norris' disappointing 2015 continued on Monday night.

Norris, coming off a career-high 15-win season last year, allowed four home runs over six innings in the Orioles' 8-1 series-opening loss to the Rangers. The righty, who lasted six innings, saw his ERA rise to 6.79 and continues to search for a way to turn things around as the calendar inches toward July.

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Machado, Jones need plenty of All-Star help

Machado, Jones need plenty of All-Star help

BALTIMORE -- Manny Machado is having a career year, while perennial All-Star Adam Jones is vying to make another trip to the Midsummer Classic, but both of them need some help. Machado remained fourth among American League third basemen and Jones was seventh among outfielders in the final update of the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot released prior to Sunday's Selection Show.

Machado had 1,938,478 votes announced Monday afternoon, behind Nick Castellanos of the Tigers (2,076,933), Kansas City's Mike Moustakas (10,372,868) and leader Josh Donaldson of the Blue Jays (11,738,206). Jones, at 5,626,318 votes, will need a late surge to overtake the Royals' Alex Gordon, who's third with 8,934,052 votes. But Jones is recovered from a right shoulder injury and returned to the O's lineup on Sunday.

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O's sweep twin bill, move into virtual tie for 1st

O's sweep twin bill, move into virtual tie for 1st

BALTIMORE -- The Orioles hit three home runs and scored six runs in the fourth inning to complete a doubleheader and series sweep over the Indians with an 8-0 win Sunday that moved Baltimore into a virtual tie for first place in the American League East for the first time since April 19.

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Orioles' June surge powered by offense

Orioles' June surge powered by offense

BALTIMORE -- After a sluggish May when it averaged just 3.3 runs per game, the Orioles' offense has come alive over the past month, sparking a run to the top of the American League East.

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Snider lays out for eye-popping diving catch

Snider lays out for eye-popping diving catch

BALTIMORE -- In the sixth inning of the Orioles' 8-0 win in Sunday's nightcap of a doubleheader, the Indians were desperately trying to get back in the game.

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Jimenez flashing ace form again for Orioles

Right-hander tosses eight shutout innings in Sunday's win over Tribe

Jimenez flashing ace form again for Orioles

BALTIMORE -- Ubaldo Jimenez, who was removed from the Orioles' rotation last season, has now become one of Baltimore's most consistent starters.

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Dominant Jimenez leads O's in opener of twin bill

Dominant Jimenez leads O's in opener of twin bill

BALTIMORE -- Backed by eight scoreless innings from Ubaldo Jimenez, the Orioles rolled to a 4-0 win over the Indians in the first game of Sunday's doubleheader at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

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O's ink first-round Draft pick Stewart

Team officially announces deal with Florida State OF Sunday

O's ink first-round Draft pick Stewart

BALTIMORE -- Baltimore's first-round Draft pick, Florida State outfielder DJ Stewart, has agreed to terms with the club, the Orioles officially announced on Sunday.

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Jones returns to lineup for opener of doubleheader

All-Star goes 0-for-4 in first game since June 20

Jones returns to lineup for opener of doubleheader

BALTIMORE -- Adam Jones returned to the Orioles starting lineup for the opener of Sunday's doubleheader against the Indians, batting third and playing center field.

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Late-inning magic propels O's past Tribe

Late-inning magic propels O's past Tribe

BALTIMORE -- Chris Davis' only hit of the night was a big one as he delivered the go-ahead run in the eighth inning to give the Orioles a 4-3 series-opening victory over the Indians at Camden Yards on Friday night.

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Chen makes welcome return to O's rotation

Left-hander allows two runs with five strikeouts over six innings vs. Indians

Chen makes welcome return to O's rotation

BALTIMORE -- Orioles left-hander Wei-Yin Chen expressed his frustration on Twitter when he was sent down to Class A Frederick on June 15, following a stellar outing against the Phillies, but returned to the rotation in a big way Friday night.

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Gonzalez shakes off rust to help O's prevail

Righty contains Red Sox over five-plus frames in return from groin injury

Gonzalez shakes off rust to help O's prevail

BOSTON -- Orioles right-hander Miguel Gonzalez was just glad to be back on Thursday, but he ended up helping Baltimore on its way to an 8-6 win over the Red Sox that clinched a series victory at Fenway Park.

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Six-run barrage helps O's hold on at Fenway

Six-run barrage helps O's hold on at Fenway

BOSTON -- The Orioles got offense from nearly their entire lineup on Thursday afternoon and held on for an 8-6 victory over the Red Sox in the rubber match of a three-game series. Eight of Baltimore's nine starters had at least one hit.

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