A few notes from the final day of the minor league season

Single-A Delmarva catcher Chance Sisco capped off a strong first full season in pro ball by winning the batting title in the South Atlantic League, becoming the first Shorebird to ever do that. The 19-year-old Sisco entered Monday with a four-point lead and did not play. He finished the year batting .340 with five homers, 63 RBIs and a .854 OPS. In his final two ... read more

Flaherty and Lough score big off bench, plus Sisco pursues a batting title

If you list a job description for Adam Jones it might include driving in runs and showing leadership. For Chris Tillman it might include anchor the top of the rotation. For other players that job description might be less clear cut, but for players like Ryan Flaherty and David Lough it must includes the words 'be ready.' That pair combined for five hits, four runs ... read more

O's game blog: It's Chen against Nolasco today at Camden Yards

Hosting the Minnesota Twins at Camden Yards, the Orioles look for their 79th win of the season here this afternoon. They are currently 5-1 in the middle of an 11-game homestand. After last night's 3-2 win, the Orioles are 27-19 in one-run games including a 16-6 mark at home. Five of the last seven Orioles games have been decided by two runs or fewer. Darren ... read more

Andrew Miller may have a ring, but now he wants to actually pitch in the playoffs

The 2013 Boston Red Sox won the World Series and new Orioles pitcher Andrew Miller helped them get there. He just couldn't pitch when they did make the postseason. On July 6, 2013, Miller went down in a game against the Los Angeles Angels, injuring his left foot on a comebacker to the mound. Surgery was needed to repair ligament damage. His season was over ... read more

O's game blog: Orioles are 16-5 in last 21 home games

The Orioles have been playing well at home here at Camden Yards, a trend they look to continue as they host Tampa Bay tonight in the second game of a four-game series and 11-game homestand. Since June 30, the Orioles are 16-5 at home with a 2.66 team ERA after going 19-21 in their first 40 games at the Yard. In their last 21 home ... read more

Seven Orioles minor leaguers to play in AFL

The Orioles will send seven of their minor leaguers to play in the Arizona Fall League. Pitchers Parker Bridwell (Single-A Frederick), Zach Davies (Double-A Bowie), Mychal Givens (Bowie) and Asher Tolliver (Bowie), catcher Michael Ohlman (Bowie), infielder Jason Esposito (Frederick) and outfielder Dariel Alvarez (Triple-A Norfolk) will play for the Glendale Desert Dogs. Norfolk's Mike Griffin will serve as co-pitching coach and Aberdeen's Chris Poole ... read more

Q&A with O's minor league hitting coordinator Jeff Manto

The Orioles have had a decent year on the farm at the plate. Several players and a few of their minor league teams have had success on offense this season. Jeff Manto is nearing the end of his first season as the Orioles coordinator of minor league hitting. A former Oriole and former big league hitting coach with Pittsburgh and the Chicago White Sox, Manto ... read more

O's DSL team clinches playoff berth, plus Gonzalez to Aberdeen and Bowie's All Stars

The Orioles have two teams in the Dominican Summer League and their DSL No. 1 team is headed to the playoffs. That club is 47-23 with two regular season games remaining, having clinched its division championship. This is also the best record ever by an O's team in the DSL. The DSL Orioles won 10 in a row to wrap up the division. The team ... read more