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Adam Jones has a slightly sprained ankle, and Bud Norris is going back into the rotation, but does that mean a six-man rotation is coming?

Buck Showalter seeks answers for the offensive futility of his club.
Buck Showalter seeks answers for the offensive futility of his club.
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Baltimore Orioles fall, 3-0, as Tampa Bay Rays end six-game skid - The Washington Post
"[W]ithout center fielder Adam Jones (sore ankle) for the first time this season, they were shut out, 3-0, by Tampa Bay in front of 38,177 at Camden Yards. It was Baltimore’s fourth shutout loss this season, and the team’s three hits tied a season low."

Orioles' Showalter: CF Adam Jones has mild ankle sprain : Fantasy News
"Orioles manager Buck Showalter said center fielder Adam Jones was absent from Saturday's lineup due to a mild ankle sprain. Jones underwent an X-ray and an MRI to confirm the diagnosis."

With Norris near return, will Orioles consider six-man rotation? | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore
"Manager Buck Showalter has a decision coming along. Mike Wright, who took Bud Norris’ spot when Norris went on the disabled list, has pitched well. Showalter says Norris will go back into the rotation."

A Look At Major League Debuts In Orioles History - Pressbox Online
"During the 61-year history of the Orioles (excluding 2015), 361 players have made their major league debuts for the O's, an average of 5.9 per season." Just one more and we beat that average!

Baltimore Orioles: How about Ryan Howard? - Birds Watcher
How about "NO!"?

Happy Birthday to former Orioles Joltin' Joe Orsulak and Tippy Martinez. Relive the glorious day Tippy picked off three Blue Jays runners in the same inning.

On this day in Orioles history, nothing good happened.

Consider this your discussion space for University of Maryland baseball at 11 p.m. against an opponent to be determined. The Terps knocked off #1 overall seed UCLA in Los Angeles yesterday in their double-elimination Regional bracket.