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Orioles select INF Michael Almanzar, OF Julio Borbon in Rule 5 Draft

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BALTIMORE; 10:18 a.m. ET – The Orioles announced on Thursday that they had selected third baseman Michael Almanzar of the Boston Red Sox organization in the Rule 5 Draft. In six minor league seasons in the Red Sox organization, Almanzar…

2014 OriolesREACH Holiday Party for Kids announced

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BALTIMORE; 12:49 p.m. ET – Current and former Orioles will host 80 kindergarten through fifth grade students from Alexander Hamilton Elementary School in Baltimore as part of the 35th Annual OriolesREACH Holiday Party for Kids next Monday, December 16, from…

Orioles, AHA to co-host healthy lifestyle youth clinic

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BALTIMORE; 12:22 p.m. ET – Continuing their partnership, the Baltimore Orioles and American Heart Association will co-host a Healthy Living / Active Lifestyle-themed clinic for 400 Baltimore City Recreation Center youth on Friday, December 13th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:45…

Machado, Davis win 2013 GIBBY Awards (VIDEO)

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BALTIMORE; 4:19 p.m. ET – Two Orioles have been awarded Greatest in Baseball Yearly Awards. The annual GIBBYs were announced on Tuesday afternoon at the Major League Baseball Winter Meetings. Manny Machado won the award for Play of the Year…

Orioles outright INF Cord Phelps to Triple-A Norfolk

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BALTIMORE; 5:30 p.m. ET – The Orioles on Monday announced that they had outrighted infielder Cord Phelps to Triple-A Norfolk. Phelps, 26, was claimed off waivers from Cleveland on November 25th. He appeared in 53 games for Cleveland over the…

Orioles sign free agent outfielder Francisco Peguero

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BALTIMORE; 9:43 a.m. ET – The Orioles on Saturday announced that they have signed free agent outfielder Francisco Peguero to a one-year contract. Peguero, 25, spent the majority of the 2013 season with Triple-A Fresno in the San Francisco organization,…

Nate McLouth signs 2-year, $10.75 million deal with Nationals

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BALTIMORE – The Washington Nationals have agreed to terms on a two-year deal with outfielder Nate McLouth. The new deal is said to be worth $10.75 million and also includes an option for a third season. While McLouth will technically…

Orioles sign ex-Marlins reliever Ryan Webb to 2-year deal

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UPDATE (12/10/13; 5:46 p.m. ET): Webb has passed his physical and the deal is complete. Here is the official press release from the Orioles: ORIOLES SIGN FREE AGENT RHP RYAN WEBB The Orioles today announced that they have signed free…

Orioles trade Jim Johnson to A’s

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OAKLAND, Calif. – The Orioles have traded closer Jim Johnson to the Oakland Athletics for infielder Jemile Weeks and a player to be named later. Johnson is the current American League saves leader. Both teams announced the trade on Monday…

Orioles acquire catcher Johnny Monell from San Francisco Giants

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BALTIMORE – The Orioles on Saturday announced that they had acquired catcher Johnny Monell from the San Francisco Giants in exchange for cash considerations. Monell, 27, batted .275/.364/.494 (114-415) with 20 homers and 64 RBI in 121 games for Triple-A…