Orioles select Ramirez, option Meek

The Baltimore Orioles have selected the contract of Ramon Ramirez

and optioned Evan Meek. The Orioles are short in the bullpen and Meek has been ineffective. Ramirez is a veteran pitcher and has been pitching well for triple-A Norfolk.

The Orioles have also reinstated Michael Almanzar from the disabled list and designated him for assignment. Almanzar was the Orioles Rule-five draft pick and will likely return to the Boston Red Sox.

Here is the Orioles press release. Read more about Orioles select Ramirez, option Meek

Losing three of four from the Rays? Not good

Brian_Matusz_2009_(01)What happened to our momentum? We are talking about a team that has nearly 50 losses before the All-Star break. That’s the Tampa Bay Rays. The same team that we swept back in May.

So there was a doubleheader scheduled on Friday. And we did nothing with Rays pitcher, Alex Colome (suspended for 50 games). He was coming off a minor league start in which he allowed 9 runs in less than two frames.
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What Does the Future Hold for Ryan Zimmerman?

Zimmerman Today marks a big day for the Washington Nationals as the future face of the franchise Bryce Harper is back in the lineup and will be playing left field however due to his placement in that position it displaces the current face of the franchise Ryan Zimmerman.

In tonight’s lineup things are going back to where everyone thought they be this season in that the core eight are back together in the same lineup for the first time since opening days. However with Harper being in left field in tonight’s game Ryan Zimmerman must move back to his old position of third base. Read more about What Does the Future Hold for Ryan Zimmerman?