2016 Baltimore Orioles season
|2016 Baltimore Orioles|
|Major League affiliations|
|General manager(s)||Dan Duquette|
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The 2016 Baltimore Orioles season is the 116th season in franchise history, the 63rd in Baltimore, and the 25th at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. They will be attempting to improve on their 2015 record of 81–81 (.500).
- 1 Offseason
- 2 Regular season
- 3 Season standings
- 4 Game log
- 5 Accolades
- 6 Roster
- 7 Team leaders
- 8 Farm system
- 9 References
- 10 External links
- Oct 20: claimed RHP Vance Worley off waivers from Pittsburgh Pirates
- Nov 2: C Matt Wieters, 1B Chris Davis, OF Garcia Parra, 1B Steve Pearce, LHP Wei-yin Chen and RHP Darren O'Day elected free agency
- Nov 2: RHP Dylan Bundy activated from 60-day disabled list
- Nov 6: selected contract of LHP Chris Jones from AAA Norfolk Tides
- Nov 13: re-signed free agent C Matt Wieters (accepted qualifying offer)
- Nov 20: selected the contracts of RHP Parker Bridwell, RHP Andrew Triggs and LHP Chris Lee from AA Bowie Baysox
- Nov 25: acquired OF L. J. Hoes from Houston Astros for cash
- Dec 2: traded C Steve Clevenger to Seattle Mariners for OF/1B Mark Trumbo and LHP C. J. Riefenhauser
- Dec 2: acquired C Francisco Peña from Kansas City Royals for cash
- Dec 2: RHP Steve Johnson and LF David Lough elected free agency
- Dec 3: SS Paul Janish elected free agency
- Dec 10: drafted OF Joey Rickard from Tampa Bay Rays under Rule 5; designated OF Junior Lake for assignment
- Dec 14: re-signed free agent RHP Darren O'Day; designated 2B Rey Navarro for assignment
- Dec 18: Toronto Blue Jays claimed RF Junior Lake off waivers
- Dec 23: Los Angeles Angels claimed 2B Rey Navarro off waivers
- Dec 23: signed free agent OF Hyun-soo Kim
- Jan 1: signed SS Paul Janish to a minor-league contract
- Jan 8: claimed 1B Joey Terdoslavich off waivers from Atlanta Braves
- Jan 16: re-signed free agent 1B Chris Davis; 1B Joey Terdoslavich designated for assignment
- Jan 26: acquired OF/1B Efren Navarro from Los Angeles Angels for cash; designated OF L. J. Hoes for assignment
- Jan 28: outrightred OF Joey Terdoslavich to AAA Norfolk Tides
- Feb 4: outrighted OF L. J. Hoes to AAA Norfolk Tides
- Feb 4: acquired RHP Odrisamer Despaigne from San Diego Padres for RHP Jean Cosme; designated LHP C. J. Riefenhauser for assignment
- Feb 25: signed free agent RHP Yovani Gallardo; designated OF/1B Efren Navarro for assignment
April 7: St. Louis Cardinals traded LHP Jayson Aquino to Baltimore Orioles for cash.
April 7: Signed free agent RHP Genison Reyes to a minor league contract.
April 8: Signed free agent RHP Eric Fornataro to a minor league contract.
April 15: Claimed RHP Scott McGough off waivers from Miami Marlins.
April 18: Traded LF Alfredo Marte to Philadelphia Phillies for player TBD.
April 25: Claimed RHP David Hale off waivers from Colorado Rockies.
May 7: Contract of SS Paul Janish selected from AAA Norfolk.
May 9: RHP Scott McGough sent oughtright to AAA Norfolk.
May 16: Toronto Blue Jays claimed DH Jimmy Paredes off waivers from Baltimore Orioles.
May 23:Baltimore Orioles traded LHP Brian Matusz to Atlanta Braves for RHP Brandon Barker and LHP Trevor Belicek.
May 24: Cincinnati Reds traded RHP Franderlin Romero to Baltimore Orioles for Future Considerations; Contract of LHP Ashur Tolliver selected from AA Bowie.
May 25: Baltimore Orioles signed free agent LHP Brian Duensing to a minor league contract.
Callups & optional assignments
April 1: C Francisco Pena optioned to AAA Norfolk.
April 7: LHP Jayson Aquino optioned to AA Bowie.
April 15: RHP Scott McGough optioned to AAA Norfolk.
April 25: RHP David Hale and IF Ryan Flaherty optioned to AAA Norfolk.
May 3: IF Ryan Flaherty recalled from AAA Norfolk.
May 7: RHP Scott McGough designated for assignment; LHP T.J. McFarland optioned to AAA Norfolk; LHP T.J. McFarland recalled from AAA Norfolk.
May 8: LHP T.J. McFarland optioned to AAA Norfolk.
May 31: C Francisco Pena recalled from AAA Norfolk.
April 3: LHP Brian Matusz (left intercostal strain), RHP Kevin Gausman (right shoulder strain), and DH Jimmy Paredes (left wrist sprain) placed on 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 25.
April 23: RHP Yovani Gallardo (right shoulder bicep tendinitis) placed on 15-day disabled list; LHP Brian Matusz activated from 15-day disabled list.
April 25: RHP Kevin Gausman activated from 15-day disabled list.
- The Orioles started the season 7–0, the best start in team history.
American League East
|American League East||W||L||Pct.||GB||Home||Road|
|Boston Red Sox||93||69||0.574||—||47–34||46–35|
|Toronto Blue Jays||89||73||0.549||4||46–35||43–38|
|New York Yankees||84||78||0.519||9||48–33||36–45|
|Tampa Bay Rays||68||94||0.420||25||36–45||32–49|
American League Wild Card
|Boston Red Sox||93||69||0.574|
Wild Card teams|
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
|Toronto Blue Jays||89||73||0.549||—|
|New York Yankees||84||78||0.519||5|
|Kansas City Royals||81||81||0.500||8|
|Chicago White Sox||78||84||0.481||11|
|Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim||74||88||0.457||15|
|Tampa Bay Rays||68||94||0.420||21|
Record vs. Opponents
2016 American League Records
Source: AL Standings Head-to-head
|Past Games Legend|
|Clinched Playoff Spot
|Eliminated from Playoff Race
|Bold denotes an Orioles pitcher|
|Future Games Legend|
|Baltimore Orioles 2016 Season Game Log — Season Record: 28–22 (.560)|
- Manny Machado: AL Player of the Month (April).
Baltimore Orioles roster
|Active roster||Inactive roster||Coaches/Other|
25 active, 14 inactive
10px 7- or 15-day disabled list
(updated through May 22)
|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|
|A-Short Season||Aberdeen IronBirds||New York–Penn League||Luis Pujols|
|Rookie||GCL Orioles||Gulf Coast League||Orlando Gómez|
|Rookie||DSL Orioles 1 & 2||Dominican Summer League||Elvis Morel & Nelson Norman|
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