2015 Baltimore Orioles season
|2015 Baltimore Orioles|
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|General manager(s)||Dan Duquette|
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The 2015 Baltimore Orioles season was the 115th season in franchise history, the 62nd in Baltimore, and the 24th at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. They were attempting to defend their 2014 AL East title, but were eliminated from the division title race on September 23, 11 1⁄2 games back from Toronto. They were entirely eliminated from the postseason on September 28, 6 1⁄2 games back from Houston for the second AL wild card spot. They finished the season .500, their 4th straight non-losing season under manager Buck Showalter.
The one bright spot in an otherwise disappointing season was first baseman Chris Davis winning the MLB Home Run Championship with 47, the third consecutive year in which the crown was won by an Oriole after Davis in 2013 and Nelson Cruz in 2014. Third baseman Manny Machado was the only player in the majors to play all 162 games, a reassuring feat after Machado had missed significant portions of the preceding two seasons due to knee injuries.
October 30: Alexi Casilla, Johan Santana, Andrew Miller, Kelly Johnson, Nelson Cruz, Joe Saunders, Nick Markakis, and Delmon Young entered free agency. Delmon Young would be the only one to re-sign with the team on January 9.
- Casilla signed with the Tampa Bay Rays
- Miller signed with the New York Yankees
- Cruz signed with the Seattle Mariners
- Markakis signed with the Atlanta Braves
- The Orioles sent Pat McCoy to the minors on December 8.
- The Rangers claimed Barnes off waivers on December 8
December 3: Signed Eddie Gamboa from free agency.
December 19: Signed Wesley Wright.
- The Orioles sent Lavarnway to the minors on January 16.
December 24: Signed Cesar Cabral to a minor league contract.
January 5 – 21: Signed 7 players (including J. P. Arencibia) to a minor league contract.
January 23: Received Hector Daniel Rodriguez from the Braves for cash.
January 27: Received Travis Snider from the Pittsburgh Pirates and gave them Stephen Tarpley and a player to be named. Also designated Mike Ohlman for assignment and signed 3 players to a minor league contract.
- The St. Louis Cardinals received Ohlman for cash on February 3.
February 2: Signed Julio Borbon to a minor league contract.
February 11–17: Signed four players (including Jayson Nix) to minor league contracts.
- The Oakland Athletics claimed Hassan off waivers on February 27.
April 6: C Ryan Lavarnway's contract selected from AAA Norfolk Tides; RHP Ryan Webb designated for assignment
April 9: RHP Ryan Webb and C Brian Ward traded to Los Angeles Dodgers for RHP Ben Rowen and C Chris O'Brien
May 11 RHP Jorge Rondon claimed off waivers from Colorado Rockies
May 24 RHP Chaz Roe's contract selected from AAA Norfolk Tides
May 26: C Ryan Lavarnway designated for assignment
May 27: LF Alejandro De Aza designated for assignment
May 29: C Ryan Lavarnway outrighted to AAA
June 3: LF Alejandro De Aza traded to Boston Red Sox for RHP Joe Gunkel
June 5: LHP Cesar Cabral's contract selected from AAA Norfolk Tides; SS Everth Cabrera designated for assignment
June 9: OF Nolan Reimold's contract selected from AAA Norfolk Tides
June 13: SS Everth Cabrera released
June 15: 1B Chris Parmelee's contract selected from AAA Norfolk Tides
June 20: RHP Mychal Givens' contract selected from AA Bowie Baysox
July 1: RF/DH Delmon Young designated for assignment
July 9: RF/DH Delmon Young released
July 14: LHP Wesley Wright designated for assignment
July 22: LHP Wesley Wright released
July 31: OF Gerardo Parra acquired from Milwaukee Brewers for RHP Zach Davies; OF Junior Lake acquired from Chicago Cubs for RHP Tommy Hunter; RHP Bud Norris and 1B Chris Parmelee designated for assignment
August 7: OF Travis Snider designated for assignment
August 8: RHP Bud Norris released; 1B Chris Parmelee outrighted to AAA
August 14: LF David Lough designated for assignment
August 15: OF Travis Snider released
August 23: LF David Lough optioned to AAA
Callups and optional assignments
April 5: LHP T. J. McFarland optioned to AAA
April 7: C Steve Clevenger optioned to AAA
April 11: RHP Eddie Gamboa recalled from AAA
April 13 RHP Eddie Gamboa optioned to AAA
April 24: IF Rey Navarro recalled from AAA
May 8: LHP T. J. McFarland recalled from AAA; IF Rey Navarro optioned to AAA
May 11: RHP Jorge Rondon optioned to AAA
May 12: IF Rey Navarro recalled from AAA
May 13: RHP Mike Wright recalled from AAA
May 18: RHP Tyler Wilson recalled from AAA
May 22: IF Rey Navarro optioned to AAA
May 23: RHP Oliver Drake recalled from AAA; RHP Tyler Wilson optioned to AAA
May 24: LHP T. J. McFarland optioned to AAA
May 26: C Steve Clevenger recalled from AAA
May 28: RHP Tyler Wilson recalled from AAA
May 29: RHP Tyler Wilson optioned to AAA
June 3: LHP T. J. McFarland recalled from AAA; RHP Oliver Drake optioned to AAA
June 5: IF Rey Navarro recalled from AAA; C Steve Clevenger and RHP Mike Wright optioned to AAA
June 7: IF Rey Navarro optioned to AAA
June 9: LHP Cesar Cabral optioned to AAA
June 11: RHP Mike Wright recalled from AAA
June 14: RHP Tyler Wilson recalled from AAA; LHP T. J. McFarland optioned to AAA
June 15: LHP Wei-Yin Chen optioned to A
June 20: RHP Mike Wright and RHP Tyler Wilson optioned to AAA
June 21: RHP Oliver Drake recalled from AAA; RHP Kevin Gausman optioned to AAA
June 24: LHP T. J. McFarland recalled from AAA; RHP Oliver Drake optioned to AAA
June 25: RHP Mychal Givens optioned to AA
June 26: LHP Wei-Yin Chen recalled from A; LHP T. J. McFarland optioned to AAA
June 28: LHP T. J. McFarland recalled from AAA
June 29: LHP T. J. McFarland optioned to AAA
July 1: RHP Tyler Wilson recalled from AAA
July 2: RHP Kevin Gausman recalled from AAA; RHP Tyler Wilson optioned to AAA
July 5: 2B Ryan Flaherty optioned to AAA
July 6: 2B Ryan Flaherty recalled from AAA
July 8: 1B Christian Walker recalled from AAA; RHP Kevin Gausman optioned to AAA
July 9: 1B Christian Walker optioned to AAA
July 22: RHP Kevin Gausman recalled from AAA
July 31: RHP Mike Wright recalled from AAA; RHP Mychal Givens recalled from AA; OF Junior Lake optioned to AAA
August 1: RHP Jorge Rondon recalled from AAA
August 3: RHP Tyler Wilson recalled from AAA; RHP Jorge Rondon optioned to AAA
August 4: LHP T. J. McFarland recalled from AAA; RHP Tyler Wilson optioned to AAA
August 6: RHP Mychal Givens optioned to AA
August 7: OF Junior Lake recalled from AAA
August 10: RHP Mychal Givens recalled from AA
August 14: C Steve Clevenger recalled from AAA
August 15: OF Henry Urrutia recalled from AAA; OF Junior Lake optioned to AAA
April 5: SS J. J. Hardy, C Matt Wieters, LF David Lough and 3B/DH Jimmy Paredes placed on 15-day disabled list
April 7: 1B Chris Davis activated from restricted list
April 11: LHP Wesley Wright placed on 15-day disabled list
April 13: LF David Lough activated from disabled list
April 18: 2B Jonathan Schoop placed on 15-day disabled list; 3B/DH Jimmy Paredes activated from disabled list
April 24: 2B Ryan Flaherty placed on 15-day disabled list
May 7: SS J J Hardy activated from disabled list; SS Everth Cabrera placed on 15-day disabled list
May 8: RHP Kevin Gausman placed on 15-day disabled list; 2B Ryan Flaherty activated from disabled list
May 10: C Matt Wieters transferred to 60-day disabled list
May 12: 2B Ryan Flaherty placed on 15-day disabled list
May 13: RHP Jason Garcia placed on 15-day disabled list
May 18: RHP Bud Norris placed on 15-day disabled list
May 22: SS Everth Cabrera activated from disabled list
May 24: RHP Wesley Wright transferred to 60-day disabled list
May 27: 2B Ryan Flaherty activated from disabled list
June 5: LHP Brian Matusz placed on restricted list (8-game suspension for foreign substance); C Matt Wieters activated from disabled list
June 7: RHP Bud Norris activated from disabled list
June 11: RHP Miguel Gonzales placed on 15-day disabled list
June 14: LHP Brian Matusz activated from restricted list
June 16: 2B Jonathan Schoop transferred to 60-day disabled list
June 20: RHP Kevin Gausman activated from disabled list; RHP Jason Garcia transferred to 60-day disabled list
June 25: RHP Miguel Gonzales activated from disabled list
July 5: 2B Jonathan Schoop activated from disabled list
July 6: OF Nolan Reimold placed on paternity list
July 9: OF Nolan Reimold activated from paternity list
July 14: LHP Wesley Wright activated from disabled list
July 22: OF Steve Pearce placed on 15-day disabled list
August 1: RHP Mike Wright placed on 15-day disabled list
August 6: RHP Jason Garcia activated from disabled list
August 10: RHP Chaz Roe placed on 15-day disabled list
- The team's April 29 home game against the White Sox became the first in MLB history to be played without a paying crowd, as safety concerns over the ongoing 2015 Baltimore riots led the team to play with the stadium closed to the public following two postponed games.
- On June 16, the team broke a franchise record by hitting 8 home runs against the Phillies.
- On June 28, the team swept a doubleheader against the Indians, 4-0 and 8-0. It was the first time an O's team had won both ends of a doubleheader by shutout since 1974.
- On August 12, Seattle Mariners pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma threw a no-hitter against the Orioles.
- On August 16, the Orioles tied a franchise record with twenty-six hits in a single game in an 18-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics. This was also the first time in Browns/Orioles history the team had scored 18 runs or more three times in a season (18-7 over Boston on 4/26 and 19-3 over Philadelphia on 6/16).
- On October 3, the team swept a doubleheader against the Yankees, 9-2 and 4-3. It was the second time the O's won both ends of a doubleheader this season.
American League East
|Toronto Blue Jays||93||69||0.574||—||53–28||40–41|
|New York Yankees||87||75||0.537||6||45–36||42–39|
|Tampa Bay Rays||80||82||0.494||13||42–42||38–40|
|Boston Red Sox||78||84||0.481||15||43–38||35–46|
American League Wild Card
|(1) Kansas City Royals||95||67||0.586|
|(2) Toronto Blue Jays||93||69||0.574|
|(3) Texas Rangers||88||74||0.543|
| Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
|(4) New York Yankees||87||75||0.537||+1|
|(5) Houston Astros||86||76||0.531||—|
|Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim||85||77||0.525||1|
|Tampa Bay Rays||80||82||0.494||6|
|Boston Red Sox||78||84||0.481||8|
|Chicago White Sox||76||86||0.469||10|
Record vs. Opponents
2015 AL Records
Source: AL Standings Head-to-Head
|Past Games Legend|
| Orioles Win
| Orioles Loss
| Game Postponed
| Eliminated from Playoff Race |
|Bold denotes an Orioles pitcher|
|Baltimore Orioles 2015 Season Game Log — Season Record: 81–81 (.500)|
Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; BB = Base on balls; SO = Strikeouts; AVG = Batting average; SB = Stolen bases
|Dariel Álvarez, RF||12||29||3||7||1||0||1||1||2||8||.241||0|
|Everth Cabrera, SS||29||96||7||20||2||0||0||4||5||22||.208||2|
|Steve Clevenger, C,DH||30||101||11||29||4||2||2||15||4||13||.287||0|
|Chris Davis, 1B,DH||160||573||100||150||31||0||47||117||84||208||.262||2|
|Alejandro De Aza, OF||30||103||16||22||4||1||3||7||7||34||.214||2|
|Ryan Flaherty, 2B||91||267||34||54||8||3||9||31||26||81||.202||0|
|Jason Garcia, P||21||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||.000||0|
|Miguel González, P||26||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000||0|
|J. J. Hardy, SS||114||411||45||90||14||0||8||37||20||88||.219||0|
|Paul Janish, SS||14||35||4||10||3||0||0||3||0||3||.286||0|
|Ubaldo Jiménez, P||32||8||0||2||0||0||0||2||0||4||.250||0|
|Adam Jones, CF||137||546||74||147||25||3||27||82||24||102||.269||3|
|Caleb Joseph, C||100||320||38||75||16||1||11||49||27||72||.234||0|
|Junior Lake, OF||8||22||2||3||3||0||0||0||0||9||.136||0|
|Ryan Lavarnway, C||10||28||1||3||1||0||0||0||4||7||.107||0|
|David Lough, LF||84||134||14||27||1||1||4||12||5||36||.201||2|
|Manny Machado, 3B||162||633||102||181||30||1||35||86||70||111||.286||20|
|Rey Navarro, 2B||10||29||5||8||2||0||1||3||0||3||.276||0|
|Bud Norris, P||18||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||.000||0|
|Jimmy Paredes, DH||104||363||46||100||17||2||10||42||19||111||.275||4|
|Chris Parmelee, 1B||32||97||11||21||7||1||4||9||4||26||.216||0|
|Gerardo Parra, RF||55||224||30||53||12||0||5||20||8||35||.237||5|
|Steve Pearce, OF,1B,2B||92||294||42||64||13||1||15||40||23||69||.218||1|
|Nolan Reimold, LF||61||170||24||42||5||1||6||20||23||47||.247||0|
|Jonathan Schoop, 2B||86||305||34||85||17||0||15||39||9||79||.279||2|
|Chris Tillman, P||31||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||.000||0|
|Henry Urrutia, LF||10||34||3||9||1||0||1||6||2||3||.265||0|
|Christian Walker, DH,1B||7||9||0||1||0||0||0||0||3||4||.111||0|
|Matt Wieters, C||75||258||24||69||14||1||8||25||21||67||.267||0|
|Tyler Wilson, P||9||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000||0|
|Mike Wright, P||12||2||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.500||0|
|Delmon Young, RF||52||174||20||47||6||0||2||16||4||29||.270||0|
Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; SV = Saves; IP = Innings pitched; H = Hits allowed; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; HR = Home runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts
|T. J. McFarland||2||2||4.91||30||0||0||40.1||52||26||22||4||18||26|
The following players represented the Orioles in the 2015 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
- Zach Britton
- Adam Jones
- Manny Machado
- Darren O'Day
|2015 Baltimore Orioles|
|AAA||Norfolk Tides||International League||Ron Johnson|
|AA||Bowie Baysox||Eastern League||Gary Kendall|
|A-Advanced||Frederick Keys||Carolina League||Orlando Gómez|
|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|
- "MLB Transactions". MLB.com. MLB.com. Retrieved February 4, 2015.
- White Sox-Orioles game postponed – ESPN.com. Retrieved April 27, 2015.
- Encina, Eduardo. "Orioles postpone tonight's game against White Sox". baltimoresun.com. The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved April 28, 2015.
- Allen, Scott. "15 questions about the Orioles-White Sox game that no fans can attend". washingtonpost.com. Retrieved 29 April 2015.
- Encina, Eduardo. "O's make unprecedented scheduling changes following riots". baltimoresun.com. The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved April 28, 2015.
- Leventhal, Josh, ed. (2015). Baseball America 2016 Almanac. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 978-1-932391-60-2.
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