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Orioles' Jacob Webb: Impresses with Baltimore
Webb pitched to a 3.27 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 23:10 K:BB over 22 innings after he was claimed off waivers by the Orioles.
Webb also had six holds after joining Baltimore. The 30-year-old right-hander pitched fine with the Angels to begin the year with a 3.98 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 34:20 K:BB across 31.2 innings, but he was able to improve his efficiency while becoming a trusted part of the Orioles' bullpen. They'll look for that to continue in the postseason.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Danny Coulombe: Ends regular season with loss
Coulombe (5-3) allowed two runs (one earned) on two hits and struck out two over one inning, taking the loss Sunday versus the Red Sox.
Two of Coulombe's three losses this season occurred over his last five appearances. He's allowed five runs (four earned) across his last 4.2 innings. Despite the late skid, he has a 2.81 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 58:12 K:BB with two saves and 21 holds through 51.1 innings this season. He'll be a key lefty in Baltimore's bullpen during the playoffs, though Yennier Cano and Tyler Wells are likely the top options for save chances.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Kyle Bradish: Strikes out five in finale
Bradish did not factor into the decision Sunday, allowing just one walk over two scoreless innings against Boston. He struck out five.
Though he was held to just two innings Sunday, Bradish struck out five of the seven batters he faced to cap an excellent sophomore campaign. The 27-year-old right-hander will end the regular season with a 2.83 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 168:44 K:BB across 30 starts (168.2 innings). Bradish is currently lined up to start Baltimore's postseason opener next weekend.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Kyle Bradish: Short start on tap
Bradish will only throw a couple innings Sunday against the Red Sox, Nathan Ruiz of The Baltimore Sun reports.
It will turn into a bullpen game once Bradish hurls a couple frames, as the Orioles just want to let him keep his routine in advance of the postseason.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Ryan Mountcastle: Out of lineup Sunday
Mountcastle is not in Sunday's lineup against the Red Sox.
Adley Rutschman is starting at designated hitter while Ryan O'Hearn mans first base. Mountcastle hit .231 with zero home runs in 13 games in September.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Austin Hays: Out of Sunday's lineup
Hays is not in Sunday's lineup against the Red Sox.
Hays also sat out Saturday against a righty without appearing off the bench, and he's sitting again against righty Tanner Houck in the regular-season finale. Heston Kjerstad will start in left field while Adley Rutschman gets the nod at designated hitter and James McCann starts behind the dish.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Bruce Zimmermann: Sent to Triple-A
Zimmermann was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk on Sunday.
Zimmermann was recalled Saturday and pitched two scoreless innings of relief and will be sent back down the following day. Cole Irvin is up to take his place as a long reliever.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Cole Irvin: Back in majors
Irvin was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk on Sunday.
He takes the place of Bruce Zimmermann in the bullpen on the final day of the season, and could be used as a long man after the Orioles pull Sunday's starter Kyle Bradish. Irvin posted an 11.05 ERA and 2.59 WHIP in 7.1 innings in his two most recent appearances at Triple-A.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Jorge Mateo: Pair of runs off bench
Mateo went 0-for-1 with one RBI, two runs scored and two steals in Saturday's 5-2 victory over Boston.
While Mateo didn't start Saturday's game, he managed to make an impact after pinch running for Adley Rutschman in the seventh frame. The shortstop stole two bases and managed to cross home plate twice despite only receiving one at-bat. Mateo is now up to 32 pilfers on the year while slashing .218/.268/.341.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Kyle Gibson: Strong in no-decision
Gibson did not factor into the decision Saturday, allowing seven hits and one walk over five scoreless innings against the Red Sox. He struck out four.
Gibson was masterful at limiting damage Saturday, allowing no Red Sox players to score despite yielding seven hits. The 35-year-old has now allowed three or fewer runs in five consecutive starts, a stretch in which he owns a 2.45 ERA and a 20:9 K:BB across 29.1 innings.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Felix Bautista: Needs Tommy John surgery
Bautista (elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery in October, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
Bautista's 1.48 ERA, 33 saves and 46.4 percent strikeout rate helped the Orioles get back to the playoffs this season, but he won't get to be part of the roster as they push to make their first World Series since 1983. Tommy John surgery seemed possible when Bautista was first diagnosed with a UCL injury back in late August, but the fact that he quickly resumed throwing and had recently advanced to a 25-pitch simulated game seemed to indicate that he'd avoided a worst-case scenario. Instead, he'll miss not only this year's playoffs but the entirety of next season as well. In less significant news, he also signed a two-year contract extension, per Steve Melewski of MASNSports.com, buying out his first year of arbitration and giving him peace of mind as he recovers. Yennier Cano will continue handling closer duties in Bautista's absence.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Austin Hays: Sitting down Saturday
Hays isn't in the Orioles' lineup Saturday against the Red Sox.
After going 0-for-7 with two strikeouts through the first two games of the series, Hays will get a breather during the penultimate game of the season. Aaron Hicks will enter as Baltimore's left fielder while batting seventh.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Ramon Urias: Returns from illness
Urias (illness) is starting at third base and batting eighth Saturday against the Red Sox.
Urias was a late scratch from Friday's lineup after coming down with an illness, but he has seemingly recovered and will get the nod at the hot corner Saturday. The 29-year-old infielder has collected four hits over his last three games while coming across to score once.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Jordan Westburg: Sitting Saturday
Westburg isn't in the Orioles' lineup Saturday against the Red Sox.
Westburg was originally scheduled for an off day Friday, but he ended up starting when Ramon Urias was scratched with an illness. Westburg will now get his breather Saturday while Urias starts at third and bats eighth.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Adley Rutschman: Returns to lineup
Rutschman (illness) is starting at catcher and batting second Saturday against Boston.
Rutschman was scratched from the lineup ahead of Friday's game due to illness, but the issue seems to have subsided ahead of Saturday's contest. The 25-year-old backstop has gone 7-for-17 with a homer and four RBI over his last five games and will attempt to remain hot as the Orioles prepare for a postseason run.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Jorge Lopez: Designated for assignment
Lopez was designated for assignment Saturday, Steve Melewski of MASNSports.com reports.
The Orioles claimed Lopez off waivers from the Marlins on Sept. 2. During his month with Baltimore, he had a 5.25 ERA with a 1.25 WHIP in 12.0 innings. In a corresponding move, Bruce Zimmermann was recalled.... See More ... See Less
Orioles' Bruce Zimmermann: Recalled from Triple-A
Zimmermann was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk on Saturday, Steve Melewski of MASNSports.com reports.
Zimmermann's last appearance in the majors was back on July 4. Since being optioned, the pitcher has a 4.75 ERA across 53.0 innings in Triple-A. In a corresponding move, Jorge Lopez was designated for assignment.... See More ... See Less