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The O's bats stay cold, Mike Wright to make his debut, and Bobby Bundy needs ACL surgery.

Rey Navarro.
Rey Navarro.
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Orioles grounded by Angels in 6-1 defeat - WTOP
"It’s still a long season," Steve Pearce said. "We’re just hoping to turn this thing around. When stuff starts falling our way, we can go on a good run. It’s early. … We can still turn it around." It's getting late to still be early, #TeamSteve.

Orioles RHP Mike Wright to make MLB debut, start Sunday : Fantasy News
"Orioles right-hander Mike Wright will make his Major League debut and start on Sunday against the Angels. Wright was called up on from Triple-A on Wednesday, but has not made an appearance for the Orioles."

Phillies acquire INF Jayson Nix from Orioles in exchange for cash : Fantasy News
"The Phillies have acquired infielder Jayson Nix from the Orioles in exchange for cash considerations, the News Journal reports on Saturday. Nix played 18 games for the Phillies in 2014. He batted .167 at Triple-A Norfolk before the trade." Why the phrase "cash considerations"? They bought his contract. Just say that. Geesh.

Orioles prospect Bobby Bundy will have season-ending knee surgery : Fantasy News
"Orioles pitching prospect Bobby Bundy will undergo season-ending right knee surgery , according to MASN Sports. Bundy suffered the injury while fielding a ball to the third base side of the mound on May 5. He had surgery to repair the ACL on that same knee back in high school."

Notre Dame’s Pat Connaughton Putting Hoops First Despite Orioles Contract | NBA Draft |
"I’m trying to get the word out there that I’m two feet in, I’m 100 percent in. If I was one foot in, I wouldn’t be in because I’d be trying to make millions and millions of dollars playing baseball right now. Until I don’t make an NBA roster, I’m looking to be an NBA basketball player." - Pat Connaughton

Orioles announce time change for White Sox doubleheader | Sports - WBAL Home
"The Baltimore Orioles announced Saturday a time change for the May 28 doubleheaders against the Chicago White Sox. The single-admission doubleheader will now start at 1:05 p.m. This makes up for the postponed games from April 27-28."

Rosenthal's Latest: Mets, Baez, Orioles, Trumbo - MLB Trade Rumors
"The Orioles are built to sell with eight players on the 25 man roster set to reach free agency after the season. Don’t expect a fire sale anytime soon. Baltimore is just four games back in a shaky AL East." In print form, so you don't have to waste time on a video.

Happy Birthday to former Orioles Jack Voigt, Ozzie Virgil, Billy Hoeft, and Jim McDonald.

On this date in Orioles history last year, a loss much like ones we've seen this week occurred: "Danny Duffy pitches the best game of his career, taking a perfect game into the 7th inning before Adam Jones singles with two outs. His solid outing is necessary to make a 1st-inning Royals run stand up for a 1 - 0 win. Duffy is taken out of the game after allowing a lead-off single in the 8th, and the Orioles manage to load the bases in the 9th against Greg Holland before Nelson Cruz strikes out to end the game."

Consider this your discussion space for the IIHF World Championship Hockey: Gold-medal game between Russia and Canada.