Sun, 09 Mar 2014 11:17:25 -0700
Baltimore Orioles SP Zach Britton could make the Opening Day roster as a reliever if he does not win the competition for the No. 5 spot in the starting rotation. Britton is out of options and other teams have expressed interest in trading for him but the Orioles could keep him if they don't feel they're getting good value in return.
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.
Fri, 20 Dec 2013 13:26:58 -0800
Baltimore Orioles SP Zach Britton may be used as a left-handed reliever in spring training with RP Troy Patton set to serve his 25-game suspension, according to executive Jim Duquette.
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.
Sat, 21 Sep 2013 07:32:54 -0700
Baltimore Orioles SP Zach Britton and RP Mike Belfiore are expected to rejoin the team Saturday, Sept. 21. Both players had been at the team's Sarasota complex.
Thu, 05 Sep 2013 12:12:06 -0700
The Baltimore Orioles activated SP Jason Hammel (forearm) from the 15-day disabled list Thursday, Sept. 5, and optioned SP Zach Britton to Single-A Aberdeen in a corresponding move.
Wed, 04 Sep 2013 08:34:29 -0700
Baltimore Orioles SP Zach Britton was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk and will start against the Cleveland Indians Wednesday, Sept. 4. The other starters will all be moved back a day.
Tue, 09 Jul 2013 20:26:37 -0700
The Baltimore Orioles optioned SP Zach Britton and Kevin Gausman to Triple-A Norfolk Tuesday, July 9. The corresponding moves will be announced Wednesday, July 10, but SP Wei-Yin Chen (oblique) is coming off the 15-day disabled list to start Wednesday, so that is one of the moves.