Henderson Alvarez missed the last month of Mike Redmond’s tenure as Miami Marlins manager, returning only to see Redmond be shown the door minutes after Alvarez’s lackluster performance.
Six hours after the scheduled time of the first pitch, Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter spoke with admiration about the way his players and the Seattle Mariners handled a tight game and a lengthy rain delay.
Jimenez hasn’t allowed an earned run in 14 innings while winning two home starts, but the right-hander is 0-1 with a 4.15 ERA in two road games.
The Baltimore Orioles road trip ended in disappointing fashion as they dropped four-straight to finish it at 2-5.
Another game at Tropicana Field is great news for the Orioles, who seek to complete their second season-opening sweep there in five years Wednesday night.
Just give him the ball every fifth day and watch him work.
Andrew McCutchen was hitless in two at-bats in his return to the Pirates’ lineup, and Steve Pearce homered against his former team to lead the Baltimore Orioles over Pittsburgh 9-2 Tuesday.
The real questions are about the corners and who should be starting on a consistent basis.
Orioles first baseman Steve Pearce has agreed to a $3.7 million, one-year contract and avoided a salary arbitration hearing.
Bud Norris has agreed to an $8.8 million, one-year contract with Baltimore, and infielder Ryan Flaherty settled with the Orioles on a one-year deal for $1,075,000.
I know it looks a little bleak right now. Nelson Cruz is gone, and it appears Nick Markakis is next.
It would be a shame if the Baltimore Orioles allowed their final four games to overshadow what they accomplished during the previous 165.