The Baltimore Orioles are an American professional baseball team based in Baltimore, Maryland. They compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) East division. As one of the American League’s eight charter teams in 1901, this particular franchise spent its first year as a major league club in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as the Milwaukee Brewers before moving to St. Louis, Missouri, to become the St. Louis Browns in 1902. After 52 years in St. Louis, the franchise was purchased in November 1953 by a syndicate of Baltimore business and civic interests led by attorney and civic activist Clarence Miles and Mayor Thomas D’Alesandro, Jr. The team’s current owner is American trial lawyer Peter Angelos.

The Orioles adopted their team name in honor of the official state bird of Maryland; it had also been used by several previous major and minor league baseball clubs in Baltimore, including another AL charter member franchise also named the “Baltimore Orioles”, which moved north in 1903 to eventually become the New York Yankees. Nicknames for the team include the “O’s” and the “Birds”.

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It’s ‘upward arc’ from here: Orioles’ ‘liftoff’ hopes not about one offseason, GM Mike Elias says

The idea of a launch has been in the thoughts of Orioles’ fans for four months, Elias having put it there by declaring “it’s liftoff from here” in the aftermath of a fifth straight trade deadline that saw Baltimore be a seller. Responsible for four of those, Elias has preached patience and hope for the […]

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Orioles talk to ex-Mets ace

The outlook on the Baltimore Orioles changed drastically this year. The rag-tag team of the American League East didn’t get a second glance coming into this year after finishing the 2021 season with a 52-110 record, a particularly dismal showing is such an elite division. But this year, they surprised and managed a 83-79 record […]

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Five ways the Orioles’ 2023 outlook can change at this week’s winter meetings

A Rule 5 draft selection Excluding a waiver claim, making a pick in Wednesday’s Rule 5 draft could be perhaps the least exciting way the Orioles could make an addition to their 40-man roster this week, but doing so would certainly have ramifications throughout the winter and possibly into the season. Any Rule 5 selection […]

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Baltimore Orioles News from Yahoo Sports As Orioles seek starting pitching, Kyle Bradish and DL Hall believe they can compete for rotation spots

It’ s in that new facility the young left-handed Orioles pitcher is working to force his way into the Baltimore rotation, learning from the experiences of his one start and a longer stint in … Read More from this story

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AP source: Orioles, RHP Kyle Gibson agree to 1-year contract

The Baltimore Orioles have agreed to a one-year contract with right-hander Kyle Gibson, adding a veteran arm to their pitching staff ahead of the winter meetings. A person familiar with the negotiations confirmed the deal to The Associated Press on Saturday night on condition of anonymity because the agreement is pending a physical. Gibson, 35, […]

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Baltimore Orioles News from Yahoo Sports AP source: Orioles, RHP Kyle Gibson agree to 1-year contract – WTOP News

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles have agreed to a one-year contract with right-hander Kyle Gibson, adding a veteran arm to their pitching staff ahead of… Read More from this story

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Former Tigers outfielder waived, outrighted by Orioles

Outfielder Daz Cameron was waived this week by the Baltimore Orioles, three weeks after being claimed from the Detroit Tigers. This time, Cameron cleared waivers and was outrighted to the Orioles’ Triple-A affiliate in Norfolk. Cameron, who turns 26 in January, hit . Read More from this story

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Baltimore Orioles News from Yahoo Sports As Joey Ortiz joins 40-man roster, Orioles infield prospect aims to dispel ‘glove-only’ label

The phrases first crept into the Joey Ortiz scouting reports when the Orioles infield prospect was drafted.“ Glove-only,” they said. Or, in some instances, reports used a lighter dictio… Read More from this story