A year ago tonight, the Orioles trashed a clubhouse in Arlington, Texas. They had just beaten the Rangers 5-1 in the first American League wild-card game, and everyone was thrilled.
On the 162nd day, Matt Wieters rested.
A few hours before Sunday’s game, Wieters walked past the lineup card and saw Steve Clevenger’s name in it, smiled and cracked: “Benched.”
NEW YORK – While Taylor Teagarden didn’t have many hits in his two-year Orioles career, he did have some big ones.
NEW YORK – Early Sunday morning, the Orioles clubhouse was very quiet. There were two new nameplates on cubicles and one familiar name missing.