Tue, 08 Apr 2014 14:20:33 -0700
Baltimore Orioles OFs Delmon Young and Adam Jones and 1B Matt Wieters homered in a 14-5 rout of the New York Yankees Tuesday, April 8. Young and Wieters each had three RBIs, as well. Jones' home run was his first of the season. 2B Ryan Flaherty also recorded three hits after starting the season in a 1-for-21 slump.
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.
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 07:24:12 -0700
Baltimore Orioles SS J.J. Hardy (back) is out of the lineup again Tuesday, April 8. INF Ryan Flaherty is in his place.
Fri, 28 Mar 2014 09:55:25 -0700
Baltimore Orioles 2B Jonathan Schoop is expected to make the opening day roster, and he will alternate at second base with 2B Steve Lombardozzi and at third base with 3B Ryan Flaherty.
Fantasy Tip: Schoop is an intriguing prospect with raw power for a second baseman. He earned his spot with a strong spring showing, and he'll be that much more valuable in AL-only leagues if he can gain multi-position eligibility.
Thu, 13 Mar 2014 13:06:53 -0700
The Baltimore Orioles are interested in trading for Seattle Mariners SS Nick Franklin, according to sources. Franklin could be a second base candidate for the Orioles. 2Bs Jonathan Schoop, Ryan Flaherty and Alexi Casilla are currently competing for time at the keystone.
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.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 08:15:26 -0700
Baltimore Orioles 2B Jonathan Schoop is 9-for-17 with four extra-base hits and five RBIs in Grapefruit League play. He's still in competition with Ryan Flaherty and Jemile Weeks to start at second base. All three have minor league options.
Fantasy Tip: Schoop has the best long-term potential of these three but will have to keep up his hot hitting to usurp the other two. Either way, Schoop should emerge with semi-regular playing time at some point this season, which means he's worth tucking away in AL-onlys.
Thu, 13 Feb 2014 12:11:26 -0800
Baltimore Orioles SS Jonathan Schoop is expected to start the year with Triple-A Norfolk with 2B Ryan Flaherty the leading candidate for the starting second base job. Manager Buck Showalter said Flaherty won't receive any early repetitions at third base, and instead will take a look at 3B Michael Almanzar, a Rule 5 pick.
Sat, 01 Feb 2014 19:19:22 -0800
Baltimore Orioles hitting coach Jim Presley indicated Saturday, Feb. 1, that he wants 2B Ryan Flaherty to work on hitting to the opposite field. "Is (Ryan) going to be a .360 (on-base percentage) guy? I don't think so. I think he has more juice to where he can utilize that, but we need him to have a two-strike approach and hit the ball the other way and we are going to stress that in spring training," Presley said.
Fri, 10 Jan 2014 15:41:51 -0800
The Baltimore Orioles re-signed 2B Alexi Casilla to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training Friday, Jan. 10. He could have the opportunity to compete with INF Ryan Flaherty for the utility infield role this year.