Tuesday Bird Droppings

Recaps of last night's win can be found at The SunOrioles.comMASNsports (with post-game Buck), and Seattle Times.

Buck believes Wakamatsu will find new job | orioles.com: News
Gee, wonder where that might be...

Orioles Insider: Berken has tear in labrum, rotator cuff inflammation; 2nd opinion likely
Hunky dory became a fabrum bear pretty quickly. Jason Berken is hopeful he can avoid surgery.

Felix Pie Passes A Hall of Famer | Camden Crazies
Those of you who follow Daniel on Twitter might already be aware, but he's been tracking a crazy streak of Pie's, one that ended when he struck out Sunday. Leading up to that K, Felix put the ball in play 63 straight times (no Ks, no BBs). The former O's record for this zany stat was held by Brooks Robinson. I'll think of Daniel every time Felix Ks (hopefully not many) or walks (hopefully a lot) from now on. -Stacey

MANNY MACHADO IS COMING TO BALTIMORE

Orioles, Machado agree to terms - baltimoresun.com
"According to a source, [Manny] Machado, the third pick overall in June's amateur draft, will receive, pending a physical, a $5.25 million bonus, the second-largest in Orioles history. Catcher Matt Wieters, who, like Machado, is represented by agent Scott Boras, signed for $6 million as the fifth overall pick in 2007."

Orioles Insider: Jordan reacts to signing first-round pick Manny Machado
"We got a new player. It went like we thought. We had a really good read on the financial side of it, what it was going to take. Again, it played out till the end. We’re very happy. I’m not going to release the terms. They’ll be out there pretty soon, but it’s a good deal for the club and the player."

Steve Melewski: More on Manny and a few other things
"We had most of the terms entered," Jordan said. "We put together the other parts of the contract beyond the signing bonus. There is language, there is school money, we had all of that figured out before hand. We just had to plug in the bonus and the payout schedule," Jordan said. Jordan added the O's will exceed last year's $8.7 million on last year's draft.

FIU loses out on former Brito standout Machado, who signs with Orioles - FIU - MiamiHerald.com
Even if the deal had fallen apart, Machado would not have played for FIU next spring because the infielder, who signed commitment papers with the Golden Panthers, missed a different deadline Monday. It was the last day to enroll in fall classes.

Richland's Urban Passes On Orioles - WJAC Johnstown
After wavering back and forth over the last two months about his baseball future, recent Richland High School graduate Austin Urban finally made a decision late Monday night. "I'm going to college," he texted WJAC-TV's Matt Maisel.

IN THE MINORS

Orioles Insider: Minor league game recaps -- Aug. 16
God bless you, Dean Jones, Jr.

2010 Baltimore Orioles Top 20 Pre-Season Prospects in Review - Minor League Ball
Brian Matusz still gets a A, Josh Bell gets a B, and Matt Hobgood gets a B-. Wow, this guy has more of a curve than I do on final exams.

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