2017 Baltimore Orioles season

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2017 Baltimore Orioles
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 75–87 (.463)
Divisional place 5th AL East
Other information
Owner(s) Peter Angelos
General manager(s) Dan Duquette
Manager(s) Buck Showalter
Local television MASN
WJZ-TV (CBS 13)
(Gary Thorne, Jim Palmer, Mike Bordick, Jim Hunter)
Local radio WJZ-FM
Baltimore Orioles Radio Network
(Joe Angel, Jim Hunter, Ben McDonald, Mike Bordick)
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The 2017 Baltimore Orioles season was the 117th season in Baltimore Orioles franchise history, the 64th in Baltimore, and the 26th at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. They were attempting to match or improve on their 2016 record of 89–73, when they finished tied for 2nd place in the AL East and lost to the Toronto Blue Jays in the Wild Card Game, but failed with their 74th loss on September 12. They were eliminated from AL East contention with their September 18 loss to the Boston Red Sox, ​13 12 behind the division leading Red Sox. They were entirely eliminated from post season contentions on September 23, ​7 12 behind the Minnesota Twins for the 2nd AL Wild Card spot. With their 82nd loss, also on September 23, they ensured a sub-.500 record for the second time under manager Buck Showalter. They finished the season 75–87 (.463), their worst finish since 2011.

Offseason[edit]

November 3: LF Steve Pearce activated from the 60-day disabled list; CF Michael Bourn, CF Drew Stubbs, C Matt Wieters, DH Pedro Alvarez, RHP Tommy Hunter, LF Steve Pearce, LHP Brian Duensing, & LF Nolan Reimold elected free agency.
November 4: LF Joey Rickard & LHP Chris Lee activated from the 60-day disabled list.
November 8: LHP Jed Bradley sent outright to AAA Norfolk.
November 18: Baltimore Orioles selected the contracts of RHP Jesus Liranzo from AA Bowie & of RHP Joe Gunkel from AAA Norfolk.
November 30: New York Mets traded RHP Logan Verrett to Baltimore Orioles for cash.

December 2: RHP Vance Worley elected free agency; Baltimore Orioles claimed OF Adam Walker off waivers from Milwaukee Brewers.
December 8: Baltimore Orioles selected OF Anthony Santander in the Rule 5 Draft from Cleveland Indians & OF Aneury Tavarez in the Rule 5 Draft from Boston Red Sox.
December 13: Baltimore Orioles signed free agent RHP Logan Ondrusek.
December 16: Baltimore Orioles signed free agent C Welington Castillo.

January 6: Seattle Mariners traded RF Seth Smith to Baltimore Orioles for RHP Yovani Gallardo & cash.
January 20: Baltimore Orioles signed free agent RF Mark Trumbo.

February 10: Baltimore Orioles designated C Francisco Pena for assignment; New York Mets traded RHP Gabriel Ynoa to Baltimore Orioles for cash.
February 15: Baltimore Orioles designated LHP T.J. McFarland for assignment.
February 19: Los Angeles Dodgers traded LHP Vidal Nuño to Baltimore Orioles for RHP Ryan Moseley.
February 20: Baltimore Orioles designated LF Christian Walker for assignment.
February 21: New York Yankees traded LHP Richard Bleier to Baltimore Orioles for Player To Be Named Later.
February 24: Baltimore Orioles released LHP T. J. McFarland.
February 25: Atlanta Braves claimed 1B Christian Walker off waivers from Baltimore Orioles.

March 7: OF Dariel Alvarez optioned to AAA Norfolk.
March 8: RHP Parker Bidwell & RHP Jason Garcia optioned to AAA Norfolk.
March 13: Baltimore Orioles signed free agent DH Pedro Alvarez to a minor league contract & invited him to spring training.
March 14: RHP Joe Gunkel optioned to AAA Norfolk.
March 15: Baltimore Orioles released RHP Logan Ondrusek.
March 19: RHP Jesus Liranzo optioned to AAA Norfolk.
March 22: LHP Richard Bleier optioned to AAA Norfolk.
March 25: LHP Chris Lee optioned to AAA Norfolk.
March 28: RHP Mike Wright optioned to AAA Norfolk; Philadelphia Phillies traded RHP Alec Asher to Baltimore Orioles for cash.
March 29: Baltimore Orioles placed OF Aneury Tavarez on waivers.
March 30: RHP Logan Verrett & RHP Alec Asher optioned to AAA Norfolk.
March 31: Baltimore Orioles signed free agent 1B Ryan Ripken to a minor league contract.

Regular season[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Contracts[edit]

April 2: RF Aneury Tavarez returned to Boston Red Sox from Baltimore Orioles.
April 6: Texas Rangers traded LHP Andrew Faulkner to Baltimore Orioles for cash; Baltimore Orioles released RF Dariel Alvarez.
April 7: Colorado Rockies traded RHP Miguel Castro to Baltimore Orioles for a player to be named later.
April 10: Baltimore Orioles traded RHP Joe Gunkel to Los Angeles Dodgers for a player to be named later.
April 13: Contract of RHP Stefan Crichton selected from AAA Norfolk; Milwaukee Brewers traded RHP Damien Magnifico to Baltimore Orioles for future considerations.
April 14: Baltimore Orioles traded RHP Oliver Drake to Milwaukee Brewers for cash; Seattle Mariners traded LHP Paul Fry to Baltimore Orioles for future considerations.
April 17: RHP Jason Garcia sent outrigt to AA Bowie; Baltimore Orioles traded RHP Parker Bridwell to Los Angeles Angels for future considerations.

May 1: RHP Mike Wright assigned to Norfolk Tides.
May 2: Contract of C Francisco Pena selected from Norfolk Tides; RHP Damien Magnifico designated for assignment.
May 6: Baltimore Orioles traded RHP Damien Magnifico to Los Angeles Angels for RHP Jordan Kipper.
May 14: OF Craig Gentry sent outright to AAA Norfolk.
May 17: C Francisco Pena designated for assignment.
May 20: Chicago White Sox traded LHP Alex Katz to Baltimore Orioles for Future Considerations.
May 21: Contract of Paul Janish selected from AAA Norfolk.
May 23: C Francisco Pena sent outright to AAA Norfolk; Baltimore Orioles released OF Michael Bourne from minor league contract.
May 24: Baltimore Orioles claimed SS Luis Sardinas off waivers from San Diego Padres.
May 26: SS Luis Sardinas sent outright to AAA Norfolk.
May 31: Contract of C Francisco Pena selected from AAA Norfolk.

June 4: LHP Paul Fry sent outright to AAA Norfolk; New York Yankees traded SS Ruben Tejada to Baltimore Orioles for cash.
June 6: SS Paul Janish designated for assignment; Contract of SS Ruben Tejada selected from AAA Norfolk.
June 7: Contract of RHP Edwin Jackson selected from AAA Norfolk.
June 10: C Francisco Pena designated for assignment; Baltimore Orioles signed LF Adam Brett Walker.
June 11: RHP Edwin Jackson designated for assignment; Contract of RHP Jimmy Yacabonis selected from AAA Norfolk.
June 13: C Francisco Pena sent outright to AAA Norfolk; RHP Edwin Jackson elected free agency.
June 14: Contract of 1B David Washington selected from AAA Norfolk.
June 19: Contract of SS Paul Janish selected from AAA Norfolk.
June 20: Contract of LF Craig Gentry selected from AAA Norfolk.

July 6: 1B David Washington designated for assignment; Contract of 2B Johnny Giavotella selected from AAA Norfolk.
July 8: SS Paul Janish designated for assignment; Milwaukee Brewers traded RHP Aaron Myers to Baltimore Orioles for Future Considerations.
July 11: SS Paul Janish and 1B David Washington sent outright to AAA Norfolk.
July 14 LF Craig Gentry sent outright to AAA Norfolk.
July 29: Philadelphia Phillies traded RHP Jeremy Hellickson and cash to Baltimore Orioles for LF Hyun Soo Kim, LHP Garrett Cleavinger and Future Considerations.
July 30: Contract of LF Craig Gentry selected from AAA Norfolk .
July 31: New York Yankees traded RHP Yefry Ramirez to Baltimore Orioles for future considerations; Tampa Bay Rays traded SS Tim Beckham to Baltimore Orioles for RHP Tobias Myers; RHP Jeremy Hellickson activated.

August 1: SS Tim Beckham activated; 2B Johnny Giavotella designated for assignment.
August 3: 2B Johnny Giavotella sent outright to AAA Norfolk.
August 5: Texas Rangers traded 2B Brallan Perez to Baltimore Orioles for Future Considerations.
August 9: Baltimore Orioles traded RHP Steve Johnson to Chicago White Sox for cash; Baltimore Orioles signed LHP Raudel Lazo.
August 17: SS Ruben Tejada sent outright to AAA Norfolk.
August 23: LHP Vidal Nuno sent outright to AAA Norfolk.

September 1: Contracts of RHP Richard Rodriguez, 1B Pedro Alvarez, and C Chance Sisco selected from AAA Norfolk; RHP Tyler Wilson and RHP Logan Verrett designated for assignment.
September 5: RHP Tyler Wilson and RHP Logan Verrett sent outright to AAA Norfolk; Contract of CF Austin Hays selected from AA Bowie; LHP Jayson Aquino designated for assignment.
September 8: LHP Andrew Faulkner designated for assignment; LHP Jayson Aquino sent outright to AAA Norfolk.
September 9: LHP Jayson Aquino sent outright to AAA Norfolk.
September 13: LHP Andrew Faulkner sent outright to AAA Norfolk.
September 17: RHP Richard Rodriguez sent outright to AAA Norfolk and designated for assignment; Contract of LHP Tanner Scott selected from AA Bowie.

Callups & optional assignments[edit]

April 2: LHP Jayson Aquino & RHP Gabriel Ynoa optioned to AAA Norfolk; OF Craig Gentry recalled from AAA Norfolk.
April 13: RHP Damien Magnifico optioned to AAA Norfolk.
April 15: RHP Stefan Crichton optioned to AAA Norfolk; RHP Alec Asher recalled from AAA Norfolk.
April 16: RHP Stefan Crichton recalled from AAA Norfolk.
April 19: RHP Tyler Wilson optioned to AAA Norfolk; LHP Jayson Aquino recalled from AAA Norfolk.
April 25: RHP Stefan Crichton optioned to AAA Norfolk; LHP Paul Fry recalled from AAA Norfolk.
April 27: LHP Paul Fry optioned to AAA Norfolk.
April 30: LHP Jayson Aquino & LHP Vidal Nuno optioned to AAA Norfolk; RHP Logan Verrett & LHP Richard Bleier recalled form AAA Norfolk.

May 1: LHP Logan Verrett optioned to AAA Norfolk; RHP Mike Wright recalled from AAA Norfolk.
May 4: RHP Tyler Wilson & RHP Gabriel Ynoa recalled from AAA Norfolk; LHP Richard Bleier & RHP Alec Asher optioned to AAA Norfolk.
May 6: RHP Logan Verrett & RHP Alec Asher recalled from AAA Norfolk.
May 7: RHP Stefan Crichton optioned to AAA Norfolk.
May 10: RHP Logan Verrett optioned to AAA Norfolk; LHP Vidal Nuno recalled from AAA Norfolk.
May 14: LHP Vidal Nuno optioned to AAA Norfolk; LHP Richard Bleier recalled from AAA Norfolk.
May 17: RHP Stefan Crichton recalled from AAA Norfolk; RHP Miguel Castro recalled from AA Bowie; LHP Donnie Hart optioned to AAA Norfolk.
May 22: RHP Miguel Castro optioned to AA Bowie; RHP Tyler Wilson recalled from AAA Norfolk.
May 23: RHP Stefan Crichton optioned to AAA Norfolk; LHP Jayson Aquino recalled from AAA Norfolk.
May 27: LHP Jayson Aquino optioned to AAA Norfolk; LHP Donnie Hart recalled from AAA Norfolk.
May 28: RHP Tyler Wilson optioned to AAA Norfolk; RHP Logan Verrett recalled from AAA Norfolk.
May 31: LHP Logan Verrett optioned to AAA Norfolk; RHP Mike Wright recalled from AAA Norfolk.

June 7: LHP Donnie Hart optioned to AAA Norfolk.
June 9: RHP Stefan Crichton recalled from AAA Norfolk.
June 11: RHP Stefan Crichton optioned to AAA Norfolk; RHP Logan Verrett recalled from AAA Norfolk.
June 12: RHP Miguel Castro recalled from AA Bowie.
June 16: RHP Jimmy Yacabonis optioned to AAA Norfolk; LHP Vidal Nuno & RHP Gabriel Ynoa recalled from AAA Norfolk.
June 20: LHP Vidal Nuno & 1B David Washington optioned to AAA Norfolk; LHP Donnie Hart recalled from AAA Norfolk.
June 23: RHP Gabriel Ynoa optioned to AAA Norfolk.
June 24: RHP Miguel Castro optioned to AA Bowie; RHP Stefan Crichton recalled from AAA Norfolk.
June 30: RHP Miguel Castro recalled from AA Bowie.

July 1: RHP Alec Asher optioned to AAA Norfolk; RHP Jimmy Yacabonis recalled from AAA Norfolk.
July 4: Jimmy Yacabonis optioned to AAA Norfolk; Tyler Wilson recalled from AAA Norfolk.
July 5: RHP Tyler Wilson optioned to AAA Norfolk; LHP Jayson Aquino recalled from AAA Norfolk.
July 6: LHP Jayson Aquino optioned to AAA Norfolk.
July 17: RHP Stefan Crichton optioned to AAA Norfolk.
July 22: RHP Mike Wright optioned to AAA Norfolk.

August 9: LHP Donnie Hart optioned to AAA Norfolk.
August 17: LF Joey Rickard optioned to AAA Norfolk.
August 20: RHP Alec Asher recalled from AAA Norfolk.
August 23: RHP Alec Asher optioned to AAA Norfolk.
August 25: RHP Mike Wright recalled from AAA Norfolk.
August 28: RHP Mike Wright optioned to AAA Norfolk; LHP Donnie Hart recalled from AAA Norfolk.
August 29: LHP Donnie Hart optioned to AAA Norfolk.

September 1: LF Joey Rickard and RHP Jimmy Yacabonis recalled from AAA Norfolk.
September 2: LHP Donnie Hart and RHP Alec Asher recalled from AAA Norfolk.
September 3: RHP Alec Asher optioned to AA Bowie; RHP Gabriel Ynoa recalled from AAA Norfolk.
September 7: RHP Mike Wright recalled from AAA Norfolk.

October 2: RHP Stefan Crichton and LHP Chris Lee recalled from AAA Norfolk; RHP Yefry Ramirez, RHP Alec Asher, and RHP Jesus Liranzo recalled from AA Bowie.

Injuries etc.[edit]

April 2: LHP Wade Miley (Upper respiratory infection), RHP Chris Tillman (Right shoulder bursitis), & OF Anthony Santander (Strained right forearm) placed on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to March 30.
April 9: OF Joey Rickard (sprained finger) placed on the 10-day disabled list; LHP Wade Miley activated from the 10-day disabled list
April 16: LHP Zach Britton (forearm strain) placed on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to April 15.
April 28: LF Joey Rickard activated from the 10-day disabled list.

May 1: LHP Zach Britton activated from the 10-day disabled list; C Welington Castillo (Right shoulder tendinitis) placed on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to May 1.
May 6: LHP Zach Britton (Left forearm strain) placed on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to May 5, 2017; RHP Gabriel Ynoa (Right hamstring strain) placed on the 10-day disabled list.
May 7: RHP Chris Tillman activated from the 10-day disabled list.
May 14: C Welington Castillo activated from the 10-day disabled list.
May 20: SS Ryan Flaherty (Right shoulder strain) placed on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to May 19, 2016.
May 31: C Welington Castillo (Groin contusion) placed on the 10-day disabled list.

June 9: RHP Darren O'Day (Right shoulder strain) placed on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to June 7, 2017.
June 10: C Welington Castillo activated from the 10-day disabled list.
June 14: OF Anthony Santander transferred from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list; 1B Chris Davis (Right oblique strain) placed on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to June 13.
June 16: RHP Mike Wright (Right shoulder bursitis) placed on the 10-day disabled list retroactive to June 15, 2017.
June 19: SS J.J. Hardy (Right wrist fracture) placed on the 10-day disabled list.
June 20: LHP Zach Britton transferred from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
June 23: RHP Darren O'Day activated from the 10-day disabled list.

July 5: LHP Zach Britton reactivated from 60-day disabled list; RHP Chris Tillman placed on paternity list; IF Ryan Flaherty transferred from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
July 8: RHP Chris Tillman activated from the paternity list.
July 14: 1B Chris Davis activated from the 10-day disabled list.
July 31: SS J.J. Hardy transferred from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list; DH Mark Trumbo (Right rib cage strain) placed on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to July 30.

August 9: DH Mark Trumbo activated from the 10-day disabled list.
August 17: SS Ryan Flaherty and OF Anthony Santander activated from the 60-day disabled list.
August 20: RHP Miguel Castro placed on the bereavement list.
August 23: RHP Miguel Castro activated from the bereavement list.
August 25: RHP Dylan Bundy on the placed bereavement list.
August 29: RHP Dylan Bundy activated from bereavement list.

September 2: LF Craig Gentry (Fractured right finger) placed on the 10-day disabled list.
September 8: SS J.J. Hardy activated from the 60-day disabled list.
September 12: LF Craig Gentry activated from the 10-day disabled list.

Play[edit]

  • On April 16, rookie outfielder/DH Trey Mancini tied an MLB record with 7 home runs in his first 12 big-league games. He tied another record on April 22 with 8 homers in his first 17 games.
  • On April 26, RF Seth Smith was instrumental in a bizarre extra-inning win over Tampa Bay with a two-run "Little League homer" (a single plus two throwing errors) and a "walk-off walk," drawing a base on balls with the sacks full in the bottom of the 11th.
  • On May 22, CF Adam Jones hit his 125th home run in Camden Yards, passing Rafael Palmeiro to become the all-time home run leader at Camden Yards.[1]
  • On May 31, returning to the lineup after missing four games due to an ankle injury, Adam Jones went 3-5 with a home run and five RBIs, collecting his 1500th career hit as an Oriole.
  • On July 23 closer Zach Britton threw his 55th consecutive save, breaking the American League record set by Boston's Tom Gordon in 1998-99.
  • On August 3 against the Tigers, the Orioles turned a rare triple play, Machado to Schoop to Davis.
  • On August 18, Manny Machado hits his third grand slam of the season, becoming the first Oriole with multiple 3+ grand slam seasons. Machado becomes just the third player in MLB history with back-to-back 3+ grand slam seasons.
  • On August 23 Britton's American League record save streak ended at 60, as he allowed the Athletics to tie the game in the 9th. Britton had last failed to convert a save opportunity on October 1, 2015.
  • On August 28, Adam Jones became the first player in franchise history to record seven consecutive seasons with 25 or more home runs.
  • On August 31, Adam Jones hit the Orioles' 56th home run of the month, setting a new MLB record for most home runs in the month of August. Chris Davis would add on another homer to extend the record to 57, also the third most in any calendar month in MLB history.
  • On August 31, Jonathan Schoop became the third middle infielder in Orioles history to record 30+ homers and 100+ RBIs in a single season.
  • For the month of August, Tim Beckham collects 50 hits, the second most in a single calendar month in Orioles history.

Season Standings[edit]

American League East[edit]

American League East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Boston Red Sox 93 69 0.574 48–33 45–36
New York Yankees 91 71 0.562 2 51–30 40–41
Tampa Bay Rays 80 82 0.494 13 42–39 38–43
Toronto Blue Jays 76 86 0.469 17 42–39 34–47
Baltimore Orioles 75 87 0.463 18 46–35 29–52


American League Wild Card[edit]

Division Leaders W L Pct.
Cleveland Indians 102 60 0.630
Houston Astros 101 61 0.623
Boston Red Sox 93 69 0.574


Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 91 71 0.562 +6
Minnesota Twins 85 77 0.525
Kansas City Royals 80 82 0.494 5
Los Angeles Angels 80 82 0.494 5
Tampa Bay Rays 80 82 0.494 5
Seattle Mariners 78 84 0.481 7
Texas Rangers 78 84 0.481 7
Toronto Blue Jays 76 86 0.469 9
Baltimore Orioles 75 87 0.463 10
Oakland Athletics 75 87 0.463 10
Chicago White Sox 67 95 0.414 18
Detroit Tigers 64 98 0.395 21


Record vs. Opponents[edit]

2017 American League Records

Source: AL Standings Head-to-head
Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET HOU KC LAA MIN NYY OAK SEA TB TEX TOR NL
Baltimore 10–9 4–3 1–5 3–4 1–6 3–3 2–4 2–5 7–12 4–3 4–2 8–11 6–1 12–7 8–12
Boston 9–10 6–1 4–3 3–4 3–4 2–4 2–4 5–2 8–11 3–4 3–3 11–8 5–1 13–6 16–4
Chicago 3–4 1–6 6–13 10–9 4–2 10–9 3–4 7–12 3–4 1–5 3–4 3–3 4–3 3–3 6–14
Cleveland 6–1 3–4 13–6 13–6 5–1 12–7 6–0 12–7 5–2 3–4 4–2 4–3 6–1 4–2 6–14
Detroit 4–3 4–3 9–10 6–13 3–4 8–11 3–4 8–11 3–3 1–5 1–6 2–5 1–5 3–3 8–12
Houston 5–1 4–3 2–4 1–5 4–3 3–4 12–7 5–1 5–2 12–7 14–5 3–4 12–7 4–3 15–5
Kansas City 3–3 4–2 9–10 7–12 11–8 4–3 6–1 8–11 2–5 3–3 5–2 4–3 1–6 3–3 9–11
Los Angeles 4–2 4–2 4–3 0–6 4–3 7–12 1–6 2–5 4–2 12–7 11–7 3–4 8–11 4–3 11–9
Minnesota 5–2 2–5 12–7 7–12 11–8 1–5 11–8 5–2 2–4 3–3 3–4 2–4 4–3 4–3 13–7
New York 12–7 11–8 4–3 2–5 3–3 2–5 5–2 2–4 4–2 2–5 5–2 12–7 3–3 9–10 15–5
Oakland 3–4 4–3 5–1 4–3 5–1 7–12 3–3 7–12 3–3 5–2 7–12 2–5 10–9 2–5 7–13
Seattle 2–4 3–3 4–3 2–4 6–1 5–14 2–5 7–12 4–3 2–5 12–7 5–1 11–8 1–6 12–8
Tampa Bay 11–8 8–11 3–3 3–4 5–2 4–3 3–4 4–3 4–2 7–12 5–2 1–5 2–4 9–10 11–9
Texas 1–6 1–5 3–4 1–6 5–1 7–12 6–1 11–8 3–4 3–3 9–10 8–11 4–2 3–4 14–6
Toronto 7–12 6–13 3–3 2–4 3–3 3–4 3–3 3–4 3–4 10–9 5–2 6–1 10–9 4–3 9–11


Game log[edit]

Legend
Orioles Win Orioles Loss Game Postponed Eliminated from Playoff Race
Bold denotes an Orioles pitcher
Baltimore Orioles 2017 Season Game Log — Season Record: 75–87 (.463)

Roster[edit]

2017 Baltimore Orioles
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Norfolk Tides International League Ron Johnson
AA Bowie Baysox Eastern League Gary Kendall
A-Advanced Frederick Keys Carolina League Keith Bodie
A Delmarva Shorebirds South Atlantic League Ryan Minor
Short-Season A Aberdeen IronBirds New York–Penn League Kevin Bradshaw
Rookie GCL Orioles Gulf Coast League Carlos Tosca
Rookie DSL Orioles Dominican Summer League Elvis Morel

References[edit]

External links[edit]