Ryan Mountcastle: ‘Pretty Crazy’ To Set Orioles’ Rookie Home Run Record

Ryan Mountcastle slugged his 29th home run of the season Sept. 16, surpassing Cal Ripken Jr.’s previous rookie record of 28. “It’s pretty crazy,” Mountcastle said. “I would have never thought that I would have done that, to be honest, and it means a lot and a really cool accomplishment.”

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Orioles Notebook: Freddy Galvis Injury Creates Uncertainty, Ryan Mountcastle Heating Up

With Orioles shortstop Freddy Galvis expected to miss up to two months with a strained right quadriceps muscle, the door is open for a young player to take over an everyday role with the major-league club. Who will make the most of that opportunity?

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Ryan Mountcastle: Despite 14-Game Losing Streak, Orioles Still Grinding For Results

With 14 losses in a row, the Orioles have tied the second-longest skid in team history. “We’re trying to keep our heads up and trying to keep playing hard,” Ryan Mountcastle said. “We’ve been in a lot of close games and we’ve just got to try to turn the page and move on to the next one.”

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Orioles’ Outfield Depth To Be Tested With Anthony Santander Injured

For a brief period of time, Orioles manager Brandon Hyde faced the challenge of juggling four solid outfielders, but the injury to Anthony Santander quickly changed that. “When you think you’ve got more than you need,” Hyde said, “all of a sudden things happen.”

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Orioles Notebook: Brandon Hyde Looks To Get Ryan Mountcastle On Track

“I’m just trying to take a little pressure off Ryan,” Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said of the decision to move Ryan Mountcastle from the cleanup spot in the lineup to sixth in the order. “He’s putting so much pressure on himself. … I just see him really pressing.”

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Orioles Notebook: Keegan Akin, Dean Kremer Have Leg Up In Rotation Battle

Keegan Akin and Dean Kremer had some impressive outings when they were called up to the Orioles this past season, and Brandon Hyde expects both pitchers to successfully compete for spots in the rotation during spring training.

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