Baltimore Orioles

AL East

Alex Cobb won't make his scheduled start Tuesday against the Rays as the game was postponed due to poor weather, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Fantasy Impact: There is no word yet on when Cobb will start again. He could get moved to Wednesday or have his start skipped altogether. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on updates.

Jonathan Schoop threw and took ground balls on the infield for the first time since suffering his oblique injury. (Source: Baltimore Sun)

Fantasy Impact: It's encouraging, but there still isn't a definitive timeframe for Schoop's return. Obliques can be tricky, so until he's able to begin a minor league rehab assignment owners won't have a clear picture on when Schoop will be activated.

Category: Injury Updates

Kevin Gausman (1-2) took a hard-luck loss against the Indians on Monday, giving up two earned runs on four hits over eight innings, striking out seven and walking one in Baltimore's 2-1 defeat.

Fantasy Impact: After Gausman got rocked in his first start of the season, the 27-year-old righty has settled down and is getting better each start. Gausman is now 1-2 on the year with a 4.66 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, and 26/7 K/BB in 29 innings.

Category: Game Recaps

Tim Beckham had to leave Monday's game in the eighth inning against the Indians after aggravating a groin injury. (Source: Eddie Encina on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Orioles believe the groin injury that is bothering Beckham is the same that was bothering him in spring training. Look for the team to be cautious and a trip to the disabled list is possible. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on updates.

Category: Injury Updates

Brad Brach was brought in to preserve a one-run deficit for the Orioles in the 9th inning Sunday. He proceeded to surrender 4 hits and 3 runs, ballooning his ERA on the season to 5.19.

Fantasy Impact: Until Sunday's outing, Brach had been spectacular for Baltimore. As it stands now, he is at no risk of losing his job, but that could change should he have several more similar outings over the next few weeks.

Category: Game Recaps

Andrew Cashner allowed four earned runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out seven over six innings in Sunday's loss to the Indians.

Fantasy Impact: Cashner is off to a decent start this season with a 3.60 ERA with 28 strikeouts over 30 innings. His 0.74 GB/FB ratio is a bit of a concern and the polar opposite of Cashner's career norm. If you pair that with an overly lucky 85.9% LOB you have a pitcher closer to his 4.68 xFIP than his current ERA. It would be smart to avoid him in fantasy outside of deep AL-only formats.

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Manny Machado went 3-for-4 Sunday with three hits, two home runs, two RBI, and two runs in the Orioles 7-3 loss to the Clevland Indians.

Fantasy Impact: Machado is in mid-season form and put last years start behind him. Machado is hitting .356 with a .434 OBP, eight home runs, 17 RBI, 13 runs, and one stolen base in 22 games this season. Machado is a must-start in all fantasy formats.

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Chris Tillman of the Orioles fell to 0-4 on Saturday versus the Cleveland Indians, allowing four runs on eight hits over six innings of work.

Fantasy Impact: Tillman walked one, struck out five, and allowed three homers in the outing. His ERA now stands at an ugly 9.87 on the year. He isn't anywhere close to being a streaming option in mixed leagues.

Category: Game Recaps

Adam Jones hitless on Saturday

Sun, Apr 22nd 10:05am EDT
By Brendan Tuma

Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones went 0-for-4 as his team was shutout by the Cleveland Indians on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Jones is now batting just .239 with a .648 OPS. He has historically been one of fantasy baseball's most consistent performers, but perhaps this is the year he begins to age. Still, it's not time to panic just yet. The season is still young.

Category: Game Recaps

The results of an MRI on Trey Mancini's knee Saturday came back negative, Eduardo A. Encina of The Baltimore Sun reports. Mancini has undergone an MRI and X-ray since colliding with the wall in left field Friday night, both confirming he has avoided any structural damage. (Source: Eddie Encina on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Even with the good news with the MRI, Mancini missed Saturday's game and will more than likely miss Sunday as well. Consider the 26-year-old outfielder day to day for now.

Category: Injury Updates

Darren O'Day (0-1) tossed a scoreless ninth inning with two strikeouts to earn his first save of the season against the Indians on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: O'Day got the save opportunity with closer Brad Bach unavailable. If Bach falters at all then O'Day could see more opportunities but for now is only worth owning in leagues that count holds.

Category: Game Recaps

The Orioles, top hitting prospect, Austin Hays, was claimed by some to be among the favorites to win the American League Rookie of the Year award. He is off to a slow start in the minors, however, batting just .222 with a .660 OPS through 13 games.

Fantasy Impact: With Colby Rasmus on the DL, it seemed as though Hays might get the call any day, but with the Orioles keeping him in Double-A, it may be as late as September before we see him in a big league uniform again. Hays can be dropped in standard-sized leagues.

Category: Transactions

Baltimore Orioles catcher Chance Sisco went 1-for-4 with a single and a run scored on Thursday as his team lost to the Detroit Tigers 13-8.

Fantasy Impact: The 23-year-old is a former highly regarded prospect for Baltimore. He would be an interesting fantasy option if he was the team's starter, but right now he isn't playing enough.

Category: Game Recaps

Chris Davis went 1-for-3 with one RBI and one walk in Wednesday's loss to the Tigers.

Fantasy Impact: Davis showed a little bit of life but is still struggling at the dish. Davis is suffering a very low BABIP (.194) and more importantly is suffering a .068 ISO. Davis has cut down the strike outs, but its just not enough to keep him on your roster.

Category: Game Recaps

Dylan Bundy allowed three runs (one earned) over 5 2/3 innings pitched in Sunday's loss to the Red Sox. He gave up seven hits and walked two while striking out six, falling to 0-2 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Bundy has been stellar this season, with a 1.40 ERA, a 1.09 WHIP, and 31 strikeouts in 25 2/3 innings. Although his record stands at 0-2, wins should eventually come, and hopefully as early as this weekend against the Indians.

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Mark Trumbo had his rehab assignment put on hold again after just one game. He's spent the season on the disabled list with a quad injury. (Source: Baltimore Sun)

Fantasy Impact: Trumbo continues to struggle to get healthy, as this marks the second time his rehab has been paused. His return timeframe remains cloudy as a result. While he has showcased his power across his career, he also proved to be fantasy irrelevant as recently as 2017.

Category: Injury Updates

The Orioles have been forced to use Anthony Santander some early this season thanks to injuries. It hasn't gone all that well until Sunday's comeback win, when he swatted a homer and collected three hits on the afternoon.

Fantasy Impact: As it stands now, Santander shouldn't be owned even in AL-only leagues. With that said, he may be worth keeping an eye on if he continues to get playing time.

Category: Game Recaps

After getting off to a slow start, Danny Valencia scored two runs and hit a two-run homer in the Orioles' comeback win over the Yankees Sunday. Valencia is now hitting .167, but with an OPS above .800 on the year.

Fantasy Impact: Valencia is not yet ownable in standard leagues. You can use him in a spot start against lefties, should your league allow for such things, but he is otherwise free agent worthy.

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Mike Wright allowed five runs (two earned) in 2/3 of an inning on Sunday before the Orioles came back to beat the Yankees in extras.

Fantasy Impact: This one appeared to be over fast with Baltimore trailing 5-0 after the first. Wright's rotation spot could be in trouble moving forward. He isn't a fantasy option right now.

Category: Game Recaps

Colby Rasmus is being placed on the 10-day disabled list with a left hip flexor strain, the team announced on Twitter Saturday. RHP Jimmy Yacabonis is being recalled from Triple-A Norfolk to take his place on the roster. (Source: Baltimore Orioles on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Rasmus was off to a rough start to the season, batting just .095 and striking out 13 times in his first 21 at-bats. He played in just 37 games last season and stepped away from the game entirely after he hit the disabled list with a hip injury in June. He was placed on the restricted list by the Tampa Bay Rays and it was not clear if he would ever return to baseball. While it is too soon to jump to the conclusion that this hip injury is once again serious to enough for him to consider stepping away again, it is certainly a worrisome development. Monitor his status in the coming days to see if more information becomes available.

Category: Injury Updates