Sun, 25 May 2014 18:14:11 -0700
The Baltimore Orioles have optioned 2B Steve Lombardozzi to Triple-A Norfolk.
Sun, 25 May 2014 10:46:08 -0700
The Baltimore Orioles have recalled RP Preston Guilmet from Triple-A Norfolk. In a corresponding move, INF Steve Lombardozzi was optioned to Norfolk.
Sat, 24 May 2014 09:39:34 -0700
The Baltimore Orioles have recalled 2B Steve Lombardozzi from Triple-A Norfolk.
Thu, 22 May 2014 18:22:58 -0700
The Baltimore Orioles could recall 2B Steve Lombardozzi or 2B Jemile Weeks from Triple-A Norfolk when they place 1B Chris Davis on the paternity list.
Thu, 01 May 2014 09:52:08 -0700
The Baltimore Orioles officially activated 3B Manny Machado (knee) from the disabled list Thursday, May 1, and optioned 2B Steve Lombardozzi to the minors in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: Machado isn't playing in Game 1 of the team's doubleheader today, which shouldn't come as a surprise. The O's could rest Machado frequently in the first couple weeks he's back.
Sat, 26 Apr 2014 19:39:44 -0700
Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter said 1B Chris Davis (oblique) will be placed on the 15-day disabled list because of his oblique injury. Showalter indicated Davis will need around two weeks to recover from the injury.
Fantasy Tip: It does not sound like Davis will miss much more than the 15 days he will need to stay on the disabled list, so owners can keep him on the bench or place him on their disabled lists. Ryan Flaherty, Steve Lombardozzi and Nick Markakis could be options to play first base while Davis is out and could be short-term options in AL-only leagues.
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 18:42:40 -0700
Updating a previous report, Baltimore Orioles 1B Chris Davis (oblique) left the game early Friday, April 25, because of a left oblique strain.
Fantasy Tip: There is a chance that Davis will have to go on the disabled list because of the injury. Steve Clevenger, Ryan Flaherty or Steve Lombardozzi could handle first base if the team uses someone off their current roster. They could also consider recalling Steve Pearce or Brett Wallace from Triple-A to fill the role. If Davis goes on the DL, none of his replacements likely would be more than AL-only options.
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:47:55 -0700
Baltimore Orioles 2B Jonathan Schoop likely will be sent down to the minor leagues when 3B Manny Machado (knee) is ready to return to the team. 2B Ryan Flaherty and 2B Steve Lombardozzi probably would share starts at second base.
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 11:02:08 -0700
Baltimore Orioles SS J.J. Hardy (back) has missed four of the team's last five games with back spasms, but he was "a lot better" Tuesday, April 8, and is available off the bench. The Orioles are optimistic that Hardy can avoid going on the disabled list and return in a day or two. INFs Ryan Flaherty, Jonathan Schoop and Steve Lombardozzi have been starting on the infield with Hardy and 3B Manny Machado (knee) out.
Fantasy Tip: Continue to keep Hardy on your bench until he returns to the lineup, which could be later this week. Flaherty, Schoop and Lombardozzi should all be owned in AL-only leagues until both Hardy and Machado are back in the lineup together on a daily basis.
Wed, 02 Apr 2014 16:12:26 -0700
Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter would like to give 2B Jonathan Schoop, who can also play third base, the bulk of his starts at second base. Schoop has been working with coaches on his fielding at the keystone.
Fantasy Tip: Schoop should already be owned in AL-only leagues, and he could become a nice commodity for middle-infield depth in very deep mixed universes if he ends up being a favorite of Showalter's. However, he'll open the season splitting time with Steve Lombardozzi and Steve Pearce.