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O's Reynolds channeled his inner Buck

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O's Reynolds channeled his inner Buck

Tuesday night on WBAL Radio, host Brett Hollander and Baltimore Sun Orioles beat writer Ed Encina were recapping the season. During the discussion of Mark Reynolds, they were talking about how Reynolds transformed over the course of the year.

It wasn’t just that Reynolds went from a guy whose very presence on the roster seemed in doubt during the first half of the season to someone who was a key component in the surge to the postseason. And there was more than Reynolds’ emergence from an error machine to a toe-tappingly slick first baseman. There was the way he became something of a surrogate Buck Showalter in how he spoke.

Hollander and Encina recalled in particular Reynolds’ fiery rant in August in Detroit, when umpires reversed a call at first on a play where he had appeared to maintain contact with the bag while laying out for a throw. Reynolds and Showalter were ejected in the ensuing argument, Reynolds immediately after spiking his glove.

After the game, Reynolds’ rant included: “It’s a shame they don’t have accountability. … If they make a bad call, its like: ‘Ho-hum, next day is coming.’ If we have a bad couple of games, we get benched or we get sent down. They have nobody breathing down their throats. … And they are probably over there laughing about it because they don’t worry about it. It’s almost like, ‘Screw the Orioles’ by the umpires.”

So that’s what Showalter really wanted to say?

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Orioles Roundup: Nunez impresses in loss to Yankees

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Orioles Roundup: Nunez impresses in loss to Yankees

The Orioles lost a nailbiter before falling to the Yankees 6-5 Thursday night.

Here is your latest news on Baltimore and New York:

Player Notes:

ORIOLES:

Dylan Bundy surrendered three runs in 5 2/3 innings Thursday in a no-decision against the Yankees. The bullpen was unable to manage after Bundy pitched a fair performance.

Renato Nunez went 2-for-3 and hit a three-run homer against the Yankees on Thursday. Nunez has improved mighily in year number two with the O's.

YANKEES:

Masahiro Tanaka held the Orioles to one run through six innings in his start Thursday.

Luke Voit homered and doubled Thursday as the Yankees slipped by the Orioles 6-5.

Injuries: 

SP Alex Cobb: Back, 60-Day IL

SP Nate Karns: Arm, 60-Day IL

DH Mark Trumbo: Knee, 60-Day IL

Coming Up:

Friday 5/24: Orioles at Rockies, 8:40 p.m., Coors Field
Saturday 5/25: Orioles at Rockies, 9:10 p.m., Coors Field

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Orioles Roundup: O's acquire Keon Broxton from Mets

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Orioles Roundup: O's acquire Keon Broxton from Mets

The Orioles made a flurry of moves before falling to the Yankees 7-5 Wednesday night.

Here is your latest news on Baltimore and New York:

Player Notes:

ORIOLES:

Baltimore acquired OF Keon Broxton from the Mets for international signing bonus slots. Broxton hit .143 in 34 games with New York this season before he was designated for assignment last week. The Orioles designated RHP Yefry Rodriguez for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster for Broxton. 

The Orioles transferred RHP Alex Cobb from the 10-day IL to the 60-day IL, meaning he won't be back until late June at the earliest. Cobb has been out since April 27 with a lumbar strain. Baltimore also claimed RHP Chandler Shepherd off waivers for the Cubs and optioned him to Triple-A Norfolk. 

YANKEES:

Giancarlo Stanton has been pulled away from his rehab assignment with High-A Tampa and placed back on the 10-day injured list with left calf tightness. Per manager Aaron Boone, Stanton will be shut down for the next 7-10 days. 

Boone also told reporters Zach Britton was unavailable for Wednesday's game against his former team, and CC Sabathia could miss his next start due to knee trouble. 

Injuries: 

SP Alex Cobb: Back, 60-Day IL

SP Nate Karns: Arm, 60-Day IL

DH Mark Trumbo: Knee, 60-Day IL

Coming Up:

Thursday 5/23: Orioles vs. Yankees, 12:35 p.m., Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Friday 5/24: Orioles at Rockies, 8:40 p.m., Coors Field
Saturday 5/25: Orioles at Rockies, 9:10 p.m., Coors Field