2016 Baltimore Orioles season

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2016 Baltimore Orioles
American League Wild Card
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record89–73 (.549)
Divisional placetied for 2nd
Other information
Owner(s)Peter Angelos
General manager(s)Dan Duquette
Manager(s)Buck Showalter
Local televisionMASN
WJZ-TV (CBS 13)
(Gary Thorne, Jim Palmer, Mike Bordick, Jim Hunter)
Local radioWJZ-FM
Baltimore Orioles Radio Network
(Joe Angel, Jim Hunter, Fred Manfra, Ben McDonald, Mike Bordick)
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The 2016 Baltimore Orioles season was the 116th season in franchise history, the 63rd in Baltimore, and the 25th at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. They improved on their 2015 record of 81–81 (.500). They ensured this by winning their 82nd game on September 18 against the last place Tampa Bay Rays. They were eliminated from division contention on September 24, 7 games behind the AL East leading Boston Red Sox, who would go on to clinch the division on September 28. They would advance to the playoffs on the last day of the season, October 2, where they lost to the Toronto Blue Jays in the American League Wild Card Game 5–2 in 11 innings; this was the Orioles' third postseason appearance in five years.

Right fielder Mark Trumbo won the MLB and American League home run championships with 47; 2016 was the fourth consecutive year in which an Oriole won the homer crown following Chris Davis in 2013, Nelson Cruz in 2014 and Davis again in 2015. Closer Zach Britton recorded a perfect 47 saves in 47 opportunities; Britton set an all-time record of 43 consecutive appearances without allowing an earned run. Britton's 0.54 ERA was the lowest ever recorded by a pitcher with at least 50 innings pitched.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Contracts[edit]

April 7: St. Louis Cardinals traded LHP Jayson Aquino to Baltimore Orioles for cash.
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 outright 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.

June 2: Contract of LHP Brian Duensing selected from AAA Norfolk; Baltimore Orioles signed free agents LHP Hector Jimenez and RHP Wally Vrolijk to a minor league contracts.
June 21: SS Paul Janish sent outright to AAA Norfolk.
June 30: Contract of RHP Chaz Roe selected from AAA Norfolk.

July 3: Contract of LHP Ariel Miranda selected from AAA Norfolk.
July 12: Contract of LHP Donnie Hart selected from AA Bowie.
July 19: Contract of OF Julio Borbón selected from AA Bowie.
July 28: OF Henry Urruita sent outright to AA Bowie.
July 29: OF Julio Bourbon sent outright to AA Bowie; signed free agent RHP Logan Ondrusek.
July 31: Baltimore Orioles traded LHP Ariel Miranda to Seattle Mariners for LHP Wade Miley.

August 1: Baltimore Orioles traded C Jonah Heim to Tampa Bay Rays for 2B Steve Pearce.
August 2: Baltimore Orioles activated Steve Pearce & LHP Wade Miley.
August 7: Atlanta Braves claim RHP Chaz Roe off waivers from Baltimore Orioles.
August 27: Contract of CF Julio Borbon selected from AA Bowie.
August 28: Baltimore Orioles signed free agent RHP Tommy Hunter.
August 30: CF Julio Borbon and RHP Logan Ondrusek sent outright to AA Bowie.
August 31: Pittsburgh Pirates traded LHP Kyle Lobstein to Baltimore Orioles for LHP Zach Phillips; Claimed CF Drew Stubbs off waivers from Texas Rangers.

September 3: LHP Kyle Lobstein sent outright to AAA Norfolk.
September 15: Miami Marlins claimed Odrisamer Despaigne off waivers from Baltimore Orioles; Contract of SS Paul Janish selected from AAA Norfolk.
September 18: Contract of 1B Trey Mancini selected from AAA Norfolk.

October 7: LHP Jed Bradley claimed off waivers from the Atlanta Braves.
October 13: SS Paul Janish sent outright to AAA Norfolk.

Callups & optional assignments[edit]

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.

June 1: LHP T.J. McFarland recalled from AAA Norfolk; LHP Ashur Tolliver optioned to AAA Norfolk.
June 2: RHP Mike Wright optioned to AAA Norfolk.
June 3: RHP Mike Wright recalled from AAA Norfolk.
June 14: RHP Odrisamer Despaigne recalled from AAA Norfolk.
June 18: LHP T.J. McFarland and RHP Mike Wright optioned to AAA Norfolk.
June 21: RHP Oliver Drake recalled from AAA Norfolk.
June 22: LHP Ashur Tolliver recalled from AAA Norfolk.
June 25: LHP T.J. McFarland recalled from AAA Norfolk.
June 26: LHP T.J. McFarland optioned to AAA Norfolk.
June 27: LHP Ashur Tolliver optioned to AAA Norfolk.
June 28: LHP T.J. McFarland recalled from AAA Norfolk.
June 30: RHP Oliver Drake and C Francisco Pena optioned to AAA Norfolk.

July 3: RHP Tyler Wilson optioned to AAA Norfolk.
July 4: LHP Ariel Miranda optioned to AAA Norfolk; RF Dariel ALvarez recalled from AAA Norfolk; LHP Jayson Aquino recalled from AA Bowie.
July 7: RF Dariel ALvarez optioned to AAA Norfolk; LHP Jayson Aquino optioned to AA Bowie.
July 8: RHP Mike Wright recalled from AAA Norfolk.
July 9: RHP Mike Wright optioned to AAA Norfolk; RHP Jason Garcia recalled from AA Bowie.
July 11: RHP Jason Garcia optioned to AA Bowie.
July 19: OF Henry Urrutia designated for assignment.
July 22: RF Dariel ALvarez recalled from AAA Norfolk.
July 23: RHP Tyler Wilson recalled from AAA Norfolk.
July 24: LHP Donnie Hart optioned to AA Bowie.
July 26: RF Dariel ALvarez optioned to AAA Norfolk; CF Julio Bourbon designated for assignment.
July 29: RHP Chaz Roe designated for assignment.

August 2: RHP Odrisamer Despaigne & RHP Tyler Wilson optioned to AAA Norfolk.
August 12: RHP Logan Ondrusek optioned to AA Bowie; LHP Donnie Hart recalled from AA Bowie.
August 13: RHP Tyler Wilson recalled from AAA Norfolk.
August 20: RHP Tyler Wilson optioned to AAA Norfolk; C Francisco Pena & RHP Odrisamer Despaigne recalled from AAA Norfolk.
August 21: RHP Parker Bridwell recalled from AAA Norfolk; RHP Odrisamer Despaigne optioned to AAA Norfolk.
August 22: C Caleb Joseph optioned to AAA Norfolk.
August 24: RHP Mike Wright recalled from AAA Norfolk.
August 25: RHP Parker Bridwell optioned to AAA Norfolk; RHP Logan Ondrusek recalled from AA Bowie.
August 26: RHP Logan Ondrusek designated for assignment.
August 27: RHP Mike Wright optioned to AAA Norfolk.
August 28: LHP T.J. McFarland and CF Julio Borbon designated for assignment; RHP Oliver Drake recalled from AAA Norfolk.
August 29: LHP T.J. McFarland optioned to AAA Norfolk.
August 31: LHP Ashur Tolliver designated for assignment.

September 2: CF Michael Bourn and CF Drew Stubbs activated; C Caleb Joseph, LHP Jayson Aquino, and RHP Tyler Wilson recalled from AAA Norfolk.
September 5: RHP Odrisamer Despaigne designated for assignment.
September 15: RHP Mike Wright recalled from AAA Norfolk; LHP Chris Lee recalled from AA Bowie.

October 3: RF Dariel Alvarez, RHP Parker Bridwell, LF Christian Walker, and LHP T.J. McFarland recalled from AAA Norfolk; RHP Jason Garcia recalled from AA Bowie.
October 4: SS Paul Janish, C Francisco Pena, RF Dariel Alvarez, LF Christian Walker, LHP Wade Miley, RHP Vance Worley, RHP Tyler Wilson, RHP Mike Wright, RHP Kevin Gausman, LHP T.J. McFarland, RHP Parker Bridwell, RHP Jason Garcia, RHP Yovani Gallardo, LHP Jayson Aquino, and RHP Oliver Drake reassigned to the minor leagues.
October 5: SS Paul Janish, C Francisco Pena, RF Dariel Alvarez, LF Christian Walker, LHP Wade Miley, RHP Vance Worley, RHP Tyler Wilson, RHP Mike Wright, RHP Kevin Gausman, LHP T.J. McFarland, RHP Parker Bridwell, RHP Jason Garcia, RHP Yovani Gallardo, LHP Jayson Aquino, and RHP Oliver Drake activated.
October 7: SS Paul Janish designated for assignment.

Injuries etc.[edit]

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 (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.

May 3: IF JJ Hardy (left foot fracture) placed on 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 2.
May 31: C Caleb Joseph (testicular injury) placed on 15-day disabled list.

June 3: RHP Darren O'Day (right hamstring strain) placed on 15-day disabled list.
June 14: RHP Vance Worley (right groin strain) placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 13.
June 18: SS J.J. Hardy and RHP Yovani Gallardo activated from 15-day disabled list.
June 19: Roster status of 3B Manny Machado changed (suspension).
June 22: LHP Brian Duensing (left elbow inflammation) placed in 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 20.
June 24: 3B Manny Machado activated (suspension).
June 30: RHP Vance Worley and C Caleb Joseph activated from 15-day disabled list; LHP T.J. McFarland (left knee inflammation) placed on the 15-day disabled list.

July 3: LHP Brian Duensing (left elbow inflammation) transferred from 15-day disabled list to 60-day disabled list.
July 4: DH Pedro Alvarez placed on the bereavement list.
July 7: DH Pedro Alvarez activated from the bereavement list.
July 19: OF Hyun Soo Kim (right hamstring strain) placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 11.
July 22: LF Joey Rickard (right thumb ligament injury) placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 21, 2016.
July 23: RHP Ubaldo Jiménez placed on the paternity list.
July 24: RHP Darren O'Day activated from 15-day disabled list.
July 26: OF Hyun Soo Kim activated from 15-day disabled list; RHP Ubaldo Jiménez activated from the paternity list .

August 13: RHP Darren O'Day (right shoulder rotator cuff strain) placed on 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 12.
August 20: C Matt Weiters placed on the paternity list.
August 22: C Matt Weiters activated from the paternity list.
August 24: RHP Chris Tillman (right shoulder bursitis) placed on 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 21.
August 26: LHP T.J. McFarland activated from 15-day disabled list.
August 31: LF Joey Rickard (right thumb ligament injury) transferred from 15-day disabled list to 60-day disabled list.

September 5: LHP Brian Duensing activated from the 60-day disabled list.
September 11: RHP Chris Tillman activated from the 15-day disabled list.
September 15: LHP Chris Lee (left shoulder strain) placed on 60-day disabled list.
September 18: RHP Darren O'Day activated from the 15-day disabled list; 1B Steve Pearce (right flexor mass strain) placed on 60-day disabled list.
September 27: LHP Wade Miley placed on the paternity list.
September 30: LHP Wade Miley activated from the paternity list.

Play[edit]

  • The Orioles started the season 7–0, the best start in team history.[1]
  • The Orioles set the Major League record for most home runs hit by a team for the month of June with 56, breaking the previous record of 55 set by the 1996 Oakland Athletics.[2]
  • The Orioles tied the Major League record for most home runs hit by a team for the month of August with 55
  • The Orioles became the only team in Major League history to hit 55+ home runs in two separate months
  • Hit 250+ home runs for the 2nd time in franchise history (1996), becoming the first franchise to hit at least 250 home runs in a season twice
  • First team since 1947-1950 Pittsburgh Pirates to have the Major League home run leader for four consecutive seasons
  • First AL team to have three different consecutive Major League home run leaders
  • Mark Trumbo led the Majors with 47 home runs
  • Zach Britton led the AL with 47 saves

Season standings[edit]

American League East[edit]

AL 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 51–30 38–43
Baltimore Orioles 89 73 0.549 4 50–31 39–42
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[edit]

Division Leaders W L Pct.
Texas Rangers 95 67 0.586
Cleveland Indians 94 67 0.584
Boston Red Sox 93 69 0.574


Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
Toronto Blue Jays 89 73 0.549
Baltimore Orioles 89 73 0.549
Detroit Tigers 86 75 0.534
Seattle Mariners 86 76 0.531 3
New York Yankees 84 78 0.519 5
Houston Astros 84 78 0.519 5
Kansas City Royals 81 81 0.500 8
Chicago White Sox 78 84 0.481 11
Los Angeles Angels 74 88 0.457 15
Oakland Athletics 69 93 0.426 20
Tampa Bay Rays 68 94 0.420 21
Minnesota Twins 59 103 0.364 30


Record vs. Opponents[edit]

2016 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 8–11 4–3 5–1 5–2 1–6 4–2 4–2 5–1 10–9 3–4 1–6 13–6 3–4 9–10 14–6
Boston 11–8 3–4 4–2 2–5 5–2 2–4 4–3 4–3 11–8 5–1 4–3 12–7 3–3 9–10 14–6
Chicago 3–4 4–3 8–11 7–12 3–3 5–14 2–5 12–7 3–3 5–2 4–3 4–3 4–2 5–1 9–11
Cleveland 1–5 2–4 11–8 14–4 3–4 14–5 6–1 10–9 2–5 4–2 3–4 5–1 2–5 4–3 13–7
Detroit 2–5 5–2 12–7 4–14 4–2 7–12 2–4 15–4 3–3 4–3 4–3 6–1 2–4 3–4 13–7
Houston 6–1 2–5 3–3 4–3 2–4 3–4 13–6 5–2 2–4 13–6 11–8 3–3 4–15 2–5 11–9
Kansas City 2–4 4–2 14–5 5–14 12–7 4–3 1–5 15–4 2–5 1–6 3–4 5–2 1–6 2–4 10–10
Los Angeles 2–4 3–4 5–2 1–6 4–2 6–13 5–1 2–4 1–6 12–7 8–11 3–4 9–10 4–3 9–11
Minnesota 1–5 3–4 7–12 9–10 4–15 2–5 4–15 4–2 2–5 2–4 4–2 3–4 5–2 1–6 8–12
New York 9–10 8–11 3–3 5–2 3–3 4–2 5–2 6–1 5–2 4–3 3–3 11–8 3–4 7–12 8–12
Oakland 4–3 1–5 2–5 2–4 3–4 6–13 6–1 7–12 4–2 3–4 7–12 5–2 9–10 3–3 7–13
Seattle 6–1 3–4 3–4 4–3 3–4 8–11 4–3 11–8 2–4 3–3 12–7 4–2 7–12 3–3 13–7
Tampa Bay 6–13 7–12 3–4 1–5 1–6 3–3 2–5 4–3 4–3 8–11 2–5 2–4 4–2 11–8 10–10
Texas 4–3 3–3 2–4 5–2 4–2 15–4 6–1 10–9 2–5 4–3 10–9 12–7 2–4 3–4 13–7
Toronto 10–9 10–9 1–5 3–4 4–3 5–2 4–2 3–4 6–1 12–7 3–3 3–3 8–11 4–3 13–7


Game log[edit]

Legend
Orioles Win Orioles Loss Game Postponed Clinched Playoff Spot
Bold denotes an Orioles pitcher
Baltimore Orioles 2016 Season Game Log — Season Record: 89–73 (.549)

Post-season[edit]

Wild Card Game[edit]

The Orioles faced the Toronto Blue Jays in the Wild Card Game, losing 5–2 in 11 innings.

Post-season Game Log[edit]

Baltimore Orioles 2016 Post-season Game Log

Accolades[edit]

AL Sporting News Comeback Player of the Year Award
AL Silver Slugger Award – DH

All-Star Game[edit]

The following Orioles were selected to participate in the 2016 Major League Baseball All-Star Game:

Roster[edit]

2016 Baltimore Orioles
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Team leaders[edit]

Source

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
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Snyder, Matt. "For the first time in Orioles history, they are 6-0". cbssports.com. CBS Sports. Retrieved 12 April 2016.
  2. ^ Ghiroli, Brittany (July 1, 2016). "O's what a month: Orioles set June HR mark". MLB.com. Seattle: Major League Baseball Advanced Media. Retrieved July 1, 2016.

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