Buck Showalter


Today’s Game:

Baltimore Orioles (57-45) vs. Seattle Mariners (53-50), Safeco Field, Seattle, 4:10 p.m.

Starting pitchers:


As soon as word came out that the Oakland Athletics were designating Jim Johnson for assignment, it was only natural that the speculation would begin.


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.