Today's game and Parmelee note

Left-hander Wei-Yin Chen, questionable earlier this week to make his next start, will be on the mound today against the Rays. Chen made it through Thursday's side session, watched closely by pitching coach Dave Wallace and bullpen coach Dom Chiti. I heard earlier this week that Chen complained of some soreness in his side. As manager Buck Showalter stressed, it had nothing to do with ... read more

Hearing from Showalter after 2-1 win

Manager Buck Showalter said the Orioles won't need to make a roster move for a fresh bullpen arm Saturday after Miguel Gonzalez worked eight innings in a 2-1 victory over the Rays. Darren O'Day was the only reliever used, and he escaped a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the top of the ninth. It still may be a few more days before the bullpen can be ... read more

Lavarnway elects free agency and other notes (O's win 2-1)

Catcher Ryan Lavarnway, designated for assignment on Tuesday, cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk. However, Lavarnway elected to become a free agent and will attempt to sign with another team. Lavarnway went 3-for-28 in 10 games with the Orioles. He was removed from the roster when the Orioles recalled catcher Steve Clevenger. Miguel Gonzalez retired the Rays in order tonight in the top ... read more

Hearing from Gausman and Showalter before tonight's game

Though it basically counted as live batting practice to three hitters, Orioles pitcher Kevin Gausman was thrilled to get back on a mound today. Gausman continued his progression by facing Matt Wieters, Steve Clevenger and Everth Cabrera before the rest of the Orioles took the field in preparation for tonight's series opener against the Rays at Camden Yards. "I think I threw 30-32 pitches," said ... read more

Matt Wieters set to debut next Friday

Matt Wieters is scheduled to play his first game for the Orioles next Friday night in Cleveland. Wieters will catch again on Saturday at Double-A Bowie, Monday at Single-A Frederick and Wednesday at Triple-A Norfolk before meeting the Orioles. Today is the six-year anniversary of Wieters' debut with the Orioles. He hasn't played for them since May 10, 2014 and hasn't caught since May 4. ... read more

Orioles and Rays lineups

The Orioles haven't announced a roster move today, but they sent out their lineup for the series opener against the Rays at Camden Yards. Travis Snider is batting second again and starting in right field. David Lough is in left field and Ryan Flaherty is starting at second base. Adam Jones rolled his left ankle yesterday in the third inning of Game 2, but he ... read more

Another day brings another roster move

The Orioles are poised to make another roster move after using seven relievers in yesterday's doubleheader against the White Sox. Are they really poised to face their third opponent in three days? The Orioles beat the Astros on Wednesday to take the series and split with the White Sox yesterday. The Rays are in town for a three-game series because the Orioles simply don't play ... read more

Showalter on 6-3 win in Game 2 and possible roster move

The Orioles intend to bring up a pitcher from Triple-A Norfolk for Friday night's series opener against the Rays at Camden Yards. They used seven relievers today while splitting a doubleheader with the White Sox before 18,441 at Camden Yards. "We're going to probably have to make some adjustments with our bullpen now because everybody pitched today, but we spread it around," said manager Buck ... read more