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The Orioles have acquired INF/OF Jimmy Paredes from the Royals in exchange for cash considerations. Paredes has been optioned to Triple- Norfolk.

Do the Orioles know something about Manny Machado's back that the rest of us don't? The only reason you're picking up Paredes is for infield depth and with Machado, Jonathan Schoop, Ryan Flaherty and J.J. Hardy, how much more do you need? Yes, Paredes is going to be down in Triple-A but this is definitely something to keep tabs on.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

24 Jul, 01:20 PMSource

Chris Tillman settled for a no-decision after allowing only one run on five hits and two walks while striking out three batters over six innings in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Angels. 

Tillman certainly did his job to get the Orioles into position to pick up the win, but his solid effort was spoiled by Tommy Hunter, who allowed two runs in the eighth inning leading to the team's second loss in three games. He is now sitting 7-5 with a 3.92 ERA and 1.35 WHIP through 22 starts while owning a rather unimpressive 83:51 K:BB rate over 131.0 innings. Although he hasn't been able to match last season's production, Tillman has pitched good enough of late to warrant consideration in deep leagues after dropping in ERA from 5.20 to 3.92 since the beginning of June. He will look to get back in the win column when he takes on the Angels again next Tuesday.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

24 Jul, 06:41 AM

Adam Jones went 1-for-4 with an RBI-single in the sixth inning in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Angels.

Jones is just 5-for-24 (.227 BA) to start the second half of the season, but has managed to go yard three times while adding 10 RBI over his first six games back from the All-Star break. He is now slashing .297/.324/.494 with 19 home runs and 64 RBI through 407 at-bats as he remains one of the best fantasy options to own this year and beyond.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

24 Jul, 06:31 AM

The Orioles have returned pitcher Suk-min Yoon to the Triple-A disabled list with right elbow inflammation.

There was hope that Yoon would be a productive contributor to the big league team this season if not as a starter, at least as an arm out of the pen, but it just does not appear if that will happen this season. If you are out of contention in a deep dynasty league then consider stashing Yoon, if not then there is no real need to hang on to him even in an AL-only format.
Analyst: Michael Pichan  View Profile

Yoon has been dreadful in 16 starts for Triple-A Norfolk going 3-7 with a 5.51 ERA. This is Yoon's first season playing baseball in America after spending the previous nine seasons playing in Korea.
Analyst: Jonathan Impemba  View Profile

23 Jul, 10:53 PM

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Analyst: Jeff Mans  View Profile

17 Jul, 07:49 PMSource

Manny Machado, who missed the Orioles last two games, said his back is feeling better. Manager Buck Showalter said, “I look for him (Machado) to be back shortly."

Machado is hitting .400 in the month of July with six runs, three home runs and six RBI. Machado owners should consider to monitor this back issue should it become more serious than just a day to day thing. For now stick with Fantasy Alarm as we will let you know when he is back in the Baltimore lineup so you can get him back in yours.
Analyst: Jonathan Impemba  View Profile

The injury was never seen as serious and he should be back in the lineup soon enough. Machado has been heating up recently and would obviously like to get back into action as soon as possible.
Analyst: Ben Diamond  View Profile

23 Jul, 09:26 PMSource

Update: It appears as if Ubaldo Jimenez (ankle) will remain with team thru their road trip as he is expected to throw to hitters on Friday before their game in Seattle.

If all goes well in his throwing he should be sent for a rehab assignment within the next week, but if the ankle continues to bother him he'll likely be out for a while longer, though it appears to be doing better.
Analyst: Ben Diamond  View Profile

23 Jul, 08:43 PMSource

Steve Pearce is not in the Orioles starting lineup on Wednesday.

After a ridiculous hot streak in which Pearce batted .361 in July, he has cooled off significantly, batting .254 in August and is just one for his last twelve. The Orioles will hope that the off day will help Pearce to get back on track.
Analyst: Ben Diamond  View Profile

23 Jul, 06:47 PM

Manny Machado (back) is not in the Orioles starting lineup on Wednesday.

Machado was a late scratch from the lineup. In his absence Ryan Flaherty will start at third base. The injury doesn't seem to be a serious issue. Expect him to be back in the lineup within the next few days.
Analyst: Ben Diamond  View Profile

23 Jul, 06:27 PM

Nick Markakis RF, David Lough LF, Adam Jones CF, Nelson Cruz DH, Chris Davis 1B, J.J. Hardy SS, Jonathan Schoop 2B, Ryan Flaherty 3B, Nick Hundley C, (Chris Tillman P)

23 Jul, 06:26 PM

Dylan Bundy (elbow) had his best start Tuesday since being promoted to High-A Frederick, hurling six scoreless innings with two walks and one strikeout.

Bundy should continue to improve over time, although the 75 pitch limitation may stunt his overall progress a little bit this season. However, given these limits, it's doubtful that he does anything for fantasy owners this year, so you can consider this kind of a rebuilding year for Bundy. His impact should come in 2015.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

23 Jul, 12:25 PM

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