Wed, 12 Mar 2014 01:58:20 -0700
The Baltimore Orioles agreed to terms on one-year contracts with Ps Brad Brach, Kevin Gausman, Miguel Gonzalez, Steven Johnson, Josh Stinson, Chris Tillman, Mike Belfiore, Tim Berry, Zach Britton and T.J. McFarland; Cs Steve Clevenger, Johnny Monell and Michael Ohlman; IFs Michael Almanzar, Ryan Flaherty, Jonathan Schoop and Jemile Weeks; and OFs David Lough and Henry Urrutia.
Mon, 03 Mar 2014 20:48:12 -0800
Baltimore Orioles SP Kevin Gausman touched the mid-90's with his fastball in his Grapefruit League spring appearance Monday, March 3, and he threw 15 of his 24 pitches for strikes.
Fantasy Tip: Gausman is in the mix for a rotation job. If he is able to secure a starting job, he would be a strong AL-only fantasy option, and worth a look in deeper mixed formats, too.
Wed, 19 Feb 2014 00:49:17 -0800
With Baltimore Orioles SP's Ubaldo Jimenez, Chris Tillman, Wei-Yin Chen and Miguel Gonzalez ticketed for the first four rotation spots, the battle for the fifth slot is expected to be fierce. SP's Suk-Min Yoon, Bud Norris and out-of-options Zach Britton will battle for the fifth slot, with SP Kevin Gausman likely headed to the minors.
Mon, 17 Feb 2014 15:44:11 -0800
The Baltimore Orioles agreed on a deal with free-agent SP Ubaldo Jimenez (Indians) Monday, Feb. 17. It's believed that it's a four-year deal worth around $48 million. The deal is pending a physical.
Fantasy Tip: The addition of Jimenez will likely push Zach Britton out of the picture this spring. Kevin Gausman could still be a candidate for the fifth and final spot if the club believes Bud Norris is better suited for a relief role. Jimenez made some positive strides in 2013 with the Tribe, but a move to Camden Yards should leave you hesitant that he'll improve further.
Wed, 05 Feb 2014 19:28:25 -0800
The Baltimore Orioles rotation is definitely not set in stone, according to Brittany Ghiroli, with only SP Chris Tillman considered a lock. SPs Zach Britton, Kevin Gausman and Brian Matusz will likely battle for the fifth starter job, and maybe more, if SPs Wei-Yin Chen, Miguel Gonzalez and Bud Norris falter. SP Steven Johnson is also considered to be in the mix.
Thu, 16 Jan 2014 07:38:10 -0800
Baltimore Orioles SP Kevin Gausman said he has gained 12 pounds and feels the best he has physically.
Sun, 22 Dec 2013 11:14:16 -0800
The Baltimore Orioles have been intrigued by the idea of turning SP Kevin Gausman into a closer. However, the team still views him as a starter and does not want to deal with the possibility of needing to stretch him out again in the future after having him work in one-inning intervals.
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 10:33:43 -0800
Baltimore Orioles SP Brian Matusz will be in competition to earn a starting rotation spot this spring, according to manager Buck Showalter. Matusz was 2-1 with a 3.53 ERA and held lefties to a .168 average in relief last season. He has a 5.51 ERA in his career as a starter. SPs Chris Tillman, Wei-Yin Chen and Miguel Gonzalez appear to have locked down spots in the rotation, and SP Bud Norris will also likely be a starter. However, the O's have considered the idea of using Norris as their closer, too. Matusz will likely compete with SPs Zach Britton, Steven Johnson, T.J. McFarland and Kevin Gausman.
Wed, 28 Aug 2013 13:14:18 -0700
The Baltimore Orioles have recalled SP Kevin Gausman from Triple-A Norfolk. In a corresponding move, the team optioned SP Wei-Yin Chen to their Gulf Coast League team.
Sat, 24 Aug 2013 12:50:02 -0700
The Baltimore Orioles are considering recalling SP Kevin Gausman from the minors before rosters expand Sept. 1.