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Recent articles by Jon:

Orioles’ Mike Elias outlines baseball prep amid coronavirus shutdown, says Trey Mancini is ‘doing really well’

Orioles executive vice president/general manager Mike Elias updated the team's coronavirus plans and said Trey Mancini's recovery from surgery is going well. → Read More

Orioles’ Bruce Zimmermann returns from Sarasota with perspective: ‘This pandemic affects much more than our spring training’

Ellicott City native Bruce Zimmermann was putting together an impressive spring training for the Orioles and returns to a more-uncertain-than-usual few months as a minor leaguer after the coronavirus pandemic delayed the start of the season for months. → Read More

Start of Orioles', MLB season to be further delayed by coronavirus after CDC recommendations

Major League Baseball announced Monday that, because of the coronavirus pandemic, its season would be further delayed beyond Thursday’s announcement of two weeks. → Read More

Orioles players waiting in Sarasota as MLB bars teams from holding large workouts amid coronavirus pandemic

Orioles players are trying to figure out the best and safest way to prepare for the season while honoring the nationwide calls to avoid large gatherings to prevent the virus’ spread. → Read More

Orioles prospect Yusniel Diaz still showing glimpses of elite talent in camp: ‘I think he’s got another gear'

Yusniel Diaz is no longer the Orioles' top prospect, but the crown jewel of the Manny Machado trade from 2018 is using his time in camp to show the elite talent the Orioles acquired is still there — and then some. → Read More

Orioles’ Rule 5 pick Michael Rucker shows mettle, promise in 5-3 loss to Nationals

Michael Rucker had a 1-2-3 fourth inning before getting out of jam in the fifth Tuesday to complete five scoreless innings over three spring outings, making a case to be part of the Orioles' Opening Day roster. → Read More

Road to the show: Meet the Orioles prospects who live out of campers to create comfort in minor league chaos

Orioles pitching prospects Grayson Rodriguez and Blaine Knight share more than just a deep friendship: they each bought campers to live in during the baseball season. → Read More

By ramping up international program in Latin America, Orioles looking to find more players like Cristian Alvarado

The Orioles are spending millions each year to revamp their international program in Latin America. The previous iteration of that program produced just one of the 68 players in camp: non-roster reliever Cristian Alvarado. → Read More

Orioles announce additions to broadcast team, new roles for mainstays Jim Hunter, Tom Davis

The Orioles added Scott Garceau, Geoff Arnold, and Melanie Newman to their broadcast team in various roles while moving mainstays Tom Davis and Jim Hunter to new roles. → Read More

5 things to watch for as Orioles spring training begins this week

Here are five things to watch as spring training begins this week and the Orioles go about the business of trying to improve on last year’s 108-loss season. → Read More

Orioles, veteran left-hander Wade LeBlanc agree to minor league deal

LeBlanc holds a career 4.46 ERA in 234 major league appearances (114 starts) and his 5.71 ERA in 2019 with the Seattle Mariners was his highest since his rookie year. → Read More

Four years later, Chris Davis’ costly Orioles contract continues to ripple across the organization

In signing first baseman Chris Davis to a seven-year, $161 million contract in 2016, the Orioles established a cautionary tale to the rest of the game as to what can go wrong with those massive deals. → Read More

Orioles reliever Miguel Castro says on Instagram that he was robbed at gunpoint in Dominican Republic

Orioles reliever Miguel Castro posted on Instagram late Tuesday night that he was robbed at gunpoint of his chain while in the Dominican Republic → Read More

The Orioles spent a year building their analytics department. Now they’re putting those tools to use.

The Orioles had to build an entire analytics department under Mike Elias and Sig Mejdal in their first year on the job. They're hoping they'll start to see some results on the field in Year 2. → Read More

Five things we learned about the Orioles at the 2019 winter meetings

Here are five things we learned at baseball’s winter meetings about the Orioles’ plans, their players, and their prospects. → Read More

Orioles’ Brandon Hyde ‘really realistic’ about Villar, Bundy trades; Elias addresses possible replacements

Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said he's "really realistic" about where the team is and understood trading Jonathan Villar and Dylan Bundy, even if those moves impact the 2020 team negatively. → Read More

After Giants take on hefty salary to acquire top prospect, could Orioles make a similar move?

As the San Francisco Giants showed Tuesday, a team doesn’t have to completely forsake its major league roster to build toward a player-development minded future. → Read More

Orioles’ Mike Elias, agent Scott Boras outline growing efforts to get Chris Davis back on track

Orioles first baseman Chris Davis' agent reiterated that his team and the club are constantly working to get the struggling slugger back on track. → Read More

Orioles’ front office remains committed to rebuild as tanking, ‘Astroball’ roots come under scrutiny

The Astros organization that produced the Orioles front office is coming under scrutiny this fall, and tanking is never popular. Neither will dissuade Mike Elias that rebuilding the way they are is "the only avenue available." → Read More

Orioles agree to 2020 contract with Richard Bleier to avoid arbitration ahead of Monday’s deadline

The Orioles agreed to a 2020 contract with left-hander Richard Bleier ahead of Monday night's deadline to tender contracts to arbitration-eligible players. → Read More