Buck Showalter


The non-waiver trading deadline is nine days from now, and while I’m feeling that Dan Duquette would love to better his club without subtracting much from it, I think it’s going to be hard to do.


When will Ubaldo Jimenez pitch again? Jimenez, who hasn’t pitched since July 5 because of a sprained right ankle, was supposed to throw a rehab game on Wednesday.


Entering Sunday’s play, only six starters have more wins that Wei-Yin Chen. Chen is one of 10 10-game winners, a group that includes Mark Buehrle, John Lackey, David Price and Jered Weaver.


The Orioles lead the American League East by four games, their widest margin at the All-Star break since 1997.


BALTIMORE -- Chris Davis has had a first half to forget. A year ago, he was heading to the All-Star Game as the overall voting leader. This year, he’s taking a rest.