The Orioles are now listed as having 16-1 odds to win the 2013
They are currently tied with the ninth-best odds, along with the
Orioles first baseman
In other Orioles news, right-hander Jair Jurrjens was officially optioned to Triple-A Norfolk today. He was designated off the 25-man roster on Sunday to make room for
It's a complicated procedural thing, but basically Jurrjens needed to clear option waivers -- which everyone does -- to officially be optioned to Norfolk. He had 72 hours from Sunday to join the Tides and he said he would take the time with his family and then return to Norfolk.
Jurrjens has a 4.91 ERA in two appearances with the Orioles including a scoreless 2 1/3 inning stint Saturday versus the Yankees.
Double-A Bowie Baysox knuckleballer Eddie Gamboa has been named Eastern League Pitcher of the Week for the week ending Sunday, when he threw a seven-inning no-hitter. In his past two starts, Gamboa (4-5, 3.48 ERA) has allowed one hit over 14 1/3 innings and has pitched seven or more shutout innings in three of his past four starts. He is the first Baysox pitcher to win the award since Jake Pettit in Aug. 2012.