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Baltimore Orioles Roundup: Alex Cobb set to rejoin starting rotation

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Baltimore Orioles Roundup: Alex Cobb set to rejoin starting rotation

The Baltimore Orioles wrap up their four-game series with the Boston Red Sox Monday after getting shut out, 4-0 Sunday. 

Here's the latest Orioles news:

Player Notes: 

Starting pitcher Alex Cobb is set to rejoin the Orioles' rotation next week against the Minnesota Twins. The 31-year-old, who's been out with a lumbar strain, played catch with no issues Saturday and is set for a bullpen session. 

Dwight Smith Jr. was scratched from the O's lineup Sunday with a sore leg. It appears the outfielder will be fine as he's available off the bench. Cedric Mullins took his place. 

Right-handed pitcher John Means threw five innings in the team's loss to the Red Sox Sunday. In his second career major league start, the 26-year-old scattered four hits and a walk while striking out three. 

Injuries: 

C Austin Wynns: Oblique, 10-Day IL

OF Dwight Smith Jr.: Leg, day-to-day 

SP Alex Cobb: Back, 10-Day IL

SP Nate Karns: Arm, 10-Day IL

DH Mark Trumbo: Knee, 60-Day IL

RP Richard Bleier: Shoulder, Sidelined

Coming Up:

Monday, 4/15: Orioles @ Red Sox, 11:05 a.m., Fenway Park, Boston, Mass.

Tuesday 4/16: Orioles @ Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m., Tropicana Field 

Wednesday 4/17: Orioles @ Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m., Tropicana Field 

Source: Rotoworld

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The most unbelievable catch of the Orioles' dismal season came in the team's final game

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The most unbelievable catch of the Orioles' dismal season came in the team's final game

It's not how you start, it's how you finish, and boy did Orioles right fielder Steve Wilkerson make sure the team went out with a bang against the Boston Red Sox.

Bottom of the eighth, game knotted at four, Jackie Bradley Jr. sent what seemed to be a moonshot to right field...

But what happens next is arguably the best catch of the entire MLB season. 

This catch by Wilkerson is nothing less than spectacular. Not only did he possess the focus to track the ball beyond the wall, but the athleticism to make the catch while almost tumbling over backwards into the crowd. 

This year may have been a huge let down for Baltimore, but here's to a bright spot heading into the offseason. 

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Orioles Roundup: Baltimore topples Blue Jays, 11-4

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Orioles Roundup: Baltimore topples Blue Jays, 11-4

The Orioles are now five games better than last season's woeful 47-115 record. While they continue to win meaningless games late in the season, their poor season won't go away. 

Player Notes:

Dylan Bundy gave up only two runs in seven innings pitched against the Blue Jays, bringing his season's ERA down to 4.79. 

Also, Trey Mancini went a perfect 5-5 in the Orioles win Tuesday night. He's now batting .373 against Toronto, hitting 25 of his 94 RBI this season against Toronto. Dwight Smith Jr. also impressed with a 3-4 showing, hitting a homer and three RBI of his own. 

Injuries: 

OF Mason Williams, knee, out indefinitely

RP Hunter Harvey, biceps, sidelined, day-to-day

RP Josh Rogers, elbow, 60-Day IL, out indefinitely 

SP Alex Cobb, back, 60-Day IL, 2020

Coming Up: 

Wednesday, Sept. 25: Orioles at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. at Rogers Centre

Thursday, Sept. 26: Orioles at Boston, 7:10 p.m. at Fenway Park

Friday, Sept. 27: Orioles at Boston, 1:05 p.m. at Fenway Park