Darren O'Day RP BAL 2 days ago

O'Day entered Sunday's game against the Indians in the eighth inning with runners on second-and-third and no outs and was able to prevent the tying run to score.

Competitive Edge Analysis

O'Day retired one batter on a ground out and then recorded two strikeouts after an intentional walk to escape the jam left by fellow reliever Brad Brach. O'Day hasn't been in his best form recently, but he recorded the true essence of a hold, his ninth of the season, in this outing.

Darren O'Day RP BAL 4 weeks ago

O'Day is returning to the setup role with the return of closer Zach Britton. O'Day retired two batters and allowed a hit in the ninth inning of a tie game Thursday, which prompted the Orioles to bring back Britton to close out the ninth.

Competitive Edge Analysis

O'Day earned a save Tuesday, but a healthy Britton sends O'Day back to his original role. He still figures to pitch in some tie games and was in a position to earn a win Thursday had he not allowed a hit. O'Day still figures as one of the best setup options in the game.

Darren O'Day RP BAL 4 weeks ago

O'Day tossed a scoreless ninth to earn his second save of the season Monday against the Yankees.

Competitive Edge Analysis

O'Day is clearly in position to close with Zach Britton (ankle) on the shelf for several days. Britton appears to be targeting a return later this week. O'Day pitched to contact Tuesday, allowing one hit with no strikeouts.

Darren O'Day RP BAL 1 month ago

O'Day could see save chances in the near future depending on the extent of Zach Britton's ankle injury.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Britton's injury has been diagnosed as a sprain, but the Orioles should reveal further details regarding the extent of the ailment in the near future after sending their closer for further tests. Along with O'Day, the Orioles could turn to Mychal Givens or Brad Brach for save opportunities during a potential absence for Britton. Through 11 appearances this season, O'Day has a 15:3 K:BB and 2.79 ERA in 9.2 innings.

Darren O'Day RP BAL 2 months ago

O'Day struck out the side in order Thursday against Minnesota for his first save of the year.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Zach Britton got the night off after pitching two of the last three days, and O'Day stepped right into the gap without missing a beat. This was a rare opportunity for the veteran righty, though, as he'll typically work in the eighth inning. After making exactly 68 appearances in three consecutive seasons (and 69 the year before that), he's a good bet to wind up right around that mark again in 2016, providing holds, strikeouts and quality ratios in the process.

Darren O'Day RP BAL 2 months ago

O'Day allowed three runs on two hits and a walk while retiring just two batters in Thursday's Grapefruit League game.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Setup darling O'Day struggled while pitching back-to-back days for the first time this spring. He didn't make it out of the inning in either appearance. For the spring, O'Day has allowed seven runs on 11 hits and three walks in six innings. With spring starting to wrap up, there could be concern at whether he can replicate his strong performances of recent years.

Darren O'Day RP BAL 6 months ago

O'Day officially agreed to a four-year, $31 million contract with the Orioles on Monday, Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

O'Day has now officially signed with the Orioles after the deal was prematurely leaked Sunday. He has locked in one of the highest-paying reliever contracts in baseball history. O'Day has lowered his ERA every year since his 2.28 ERA in 2012 and has proven his durability by never throwing less than 60 innings per season. With Zach Britton as the closer, it is probable that O'Day remains the set-up man for 2016.

Darren O'Day RP BAL 6 months ago

O'Day announced from his Twitter account that reports he had reached an agreement for a four-year deal with the Orioles were premature.

Competitive Edge Analysis

O'Day's agreement with Baltimore was widely reported, so it is very unclear how deep in the process the player and team were in negotiations and how this could have been miscommunicated. It's worth noting that the submariner was down to the Orioles and Nationals as possible destinations, per Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.

Darren O'Day RP BAL 6 months ago

O'Day agreed to a four-year, $31 million contract with the Orioles on Sundya, Jon Heyman of CBS Sport reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

O'Day had previously been reported to be deciding between the Orioles and Nationals, but Washington's reluctance to give O'Day a fourth year, per Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal, means the sidearmer will return to Baltimore with one of the richest reliever contracts in baseball history. While he possesses one of MLB's most unique deliveries, he has also been one its most consistent set-up men, throwing a 2.28 ERA in 2012 and lowering that mark every year since while never registering less than 60 innings per season. While O'Day is getting paid closer money, Zach Britton remains entrenched in that role for Baltimore, so it's likely he simply remains a premium set-up man barring injuries.

Darren O'Day RP BAL 8 months ago

O'Day picked up his third save in as many days on Thursday, hurling a perfect ninth inning to close the door on the Nationals in a 5-4 win.

Competitive Edge Analysis

O'Day is filling in for the injured Zach Britton and he's doing quite well. Not only has he saved four straight games, he hasn't allowed a base runner in any of those appearances. If you;re in need of saves, O'Day could be a great pickup for the final couple of weeks. With that said, he probably won't be available for Friday;s game against the Blue Jays.