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Posts Tagged ‘Baltimore Orioles.’

Reds claim former Orioles pitcher Simon off waivers

 

The Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday claimed  right-hander Alfredo Simon, who was waived on Friday by the Baltimore Orioles.

The 30-year-old Simon spent time as both a starter and a reliever over four seasons in Baltimore. After making all 49 of his appearances out of the bullpen in 2010, Simon started 16 games for the Orioles last season. He went 4-9 with a 4.90 ERA in his 23 appearances overall.

Alfredo Simon with Baltimore in 2011 (photo by Keith Allison via wikipedia commons)

Simon, who spent all of his MLB career with the Orioles since 2008, has a career record of 8-12, with a 5.18 ERA and 131 strikeouts.

Simon is a native of the Dominican Republic.

 

Info compiled from Radio, TV & Cincinnati Reds news

Released by Phillies, “D-Train” Willis signs with Baltimore Orioles

 

Dontrelle Willis with Reds in March 2011 (photo by UCinternational via wikipedia commons)

Released by the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday, lefty Dontrelle Willis has agreed to a minor-league contract with the Baltimore Orioles.

The 30-year-old has a career record of 72-69 with a 4.17 ERA, but since 2008, he has a record of 4-15.

Willis, who had several good starts with the Cincinnati Reds in 2011 but was just 1-6 with a 5.00 ERA in 13 starting assignments.

In three appearances this spring, Willis allowed five earned runs on five hits and four walks in 2.2 innings.

Willis has also pitched for Florida, Detroit and Arizona in his career.

He reported to Baltimore on Wednesday.

 

Info compiled from Baltimore Orioles & MLB news

 

 

MLB AL DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS: Texas takes on Tampa Bay

 

The 2011 MLB playoffs begin today and tonight with the American League teams starting first.

The Divisional matchup has the Texas Rangers playing the Tampa Bay Rays.

The Rays did the unbelievable, trailing Boston by nine games and captured the final playoff on the final day.

Tampa Bay also rallied from a seven-run deficit to beat the New York Yankees in game 162, on pinch-hitter Dan Johnson’s solo homer with two outs in the ninth inning.

Then Tampa Bay won in the 12th inning on Evan Longoria’s homer to clinch the AL wild card spot, as the Baltimore Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox 4-3.

The Boston Red Sox held a nine-game lead in the wild-card race on September 3, but went on a 7-19 slump to lose the playoff spot to the Rays.

Thus, the Red Sox became the first team to miss the postseason after leading by as many as nine games for a playoff spot entering the month of September, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

The Bosox went the entire month of September without winning consecutive games.

Logos courtesy of MLBpressbox.com

Jeter achieves another milestone; passes Mantle in games played

 

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter keeps moving up the all-time records charts in Major League Baseball.

He reached another milestone with the Yankees, in New York’s 2-0 loss to the Baltimore Orioles in the first game of a split doubleheader.

It was Jeter’s 2,402nd game played with the Yankees, moving him past Mickey Mantle for most games in a New York uniform.

Back on July 9, Jeter became the first Yankee to get 3,000 hits by hitting  a home run against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Info compiled from MLB, New York Yankees, Radio & TV

Orioles’ Markakis named AL Player of the Week

 

Nick Markakis (courtesy of MLBpressbox.com)

Baltimore Orioles outfielder Nick Markakis has been named the American League Player of the Week for the period ending July 17th.

Markakis will be awarded a watch courtesy of Game Time, the leader in licensed sports watches, available at MLB.com.

In four baseball games last week, Markakis batted .429 (6-for-14) with two doubles, two home runs, four RBI’s and five runs scored on his way to earning his first career A.L. Player of the Week honor, the first Oriole to be awarded the award since Luke Scott on July 25, 2010.

The six-year veteran tied for first in the league in home runs, runs scored and slugging percentage (1.000), and was second with 14 total bases.

The 27-year-old reached a career milestone during a Friday game against the Cleveland Indians at Camden Yards, collecting his 1,000th career hit with a third-inning single to become the 14th player to reach that plateau with the Orioles.

Markakis is the seventh overall pick in the first round of the 2003 First-Year Player Draft.

 

Info courtesy of  MLBpressbox.com

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