(7/19/2008) The Baltimore Orioles addressed their shaky shortstop situation by acquiring Juan Castro from the Colorado Rockies in a trade of minor league infielders on Saturday. "I haven't seen him play so it is too early to say what role he has," Orioles manager Dave Trembley said. "The last time I saw Juan Castro play was in the Texas League in 1993 and he was playing for the Dodgers in that league. He just got here. He's been on an All-Star break. I'd like to get a feel for what he can do and this and that and we'll go from there." The Orioles sent Mike McCoy to the Rockies and made room for Castro on the roster by outrighting shortstop Freddie Bynum to Triple-A Norfolk. Bynum has 72 hours to accept a minor league assignment or become a free agent.
Bynum drives in three for Orioles
(7/4/2008) Recently called up Orioles short stop Freddie Bynum only connected for one hit Friday against the Rangers, but it was a big one. Bynum singled home two runs in the third inning and later grounded out for another RBI as he had three Friday in the lead off spot for a scratched Brian Roberts.
Bynum back up with O's
(7/1/2008) The Orioles purchased the contract of Freddie Bynum from the minor leagues, transferred reliever Danys Baez (right elbow surgery -- out for season) and placed shortstop Alex Cintron (strained left hamstring) on the 15-day DL on Tuesday. Brandon Fahey and Bynum will share shortstop starts in Cintron's absence.
Bynum clears waivers
(6/26/2008)The Sports Xchange reports that Orioles SS Freddie Bynum, who was designated for assignment Sunday, cleared waivers and was outrighted to Class AAA Norfolk. He'll join former Orioles INFs Luis Hernandez and Brandon Fahey with the Tides.
Bukvich up, Bynum down for Orioles
(6/22/2008) The Baltimore Orioles have purchased RP Ryan Bukvich's contract from Triple-A Norfolk and have designated SS Freddie Bynum for assignment.
Bynum getting fair share of starts
(6/18/2008)The Sports Xchange notes that Freddie Bynum got his 26th start of the season at shortstop Tuesday against Houston. Bynum has the most starts at the position of any player on the active roster, tied with Opening Day starter Luis Hernandez, who has since been outrighted to Class Triple-A Norfolk.
Bynum continues to struggle for Orioles
(6/5/2008) Baltimore Orioles shortstop Freddie Bynum went 1-for-3 against Minnesota Thursday to raise his average to .217. Bynum received a vote of confidence from manager Dave Trembley, who said that Bynum would remain the O's starting shortstop even though he brought a .212 average and only two RBIs in 66 at-bats into Thursday's game.
Bynum getting chance for regular ABs
(5/28/2008)The Sports Xchange notes that Freddie Bynum is presently getting the opportunity from manager Dave Trembley to be the everyday starter at shortstop, but he is 0 for his last 13, including 0-for-3 on Tuesday against the Yankees. Bynum has only two RBI for the season.
Bynum's bat starts to get going
(5/23/2008)The Sports Xchange notes that Freddie Bynum, who has had hits in eight of the 10 games he's started since coming off the disabled list, extended his modest hitting streak to three games Thursday at Yankee Stadium. And, after not recording an RBI this season until Tuesday, got his second with a triple. He went 1-for-2 with a walk.
Bynum rips RBI triple Thursday
(5/23/2008) Orioles UTL Freddie Bynum had a RBI triple off Yankees SP Ian Kennedy in the third inning of Thursday's game. It ended up being the Orioles only run in a 2-1 loss. Bynum finished 1-for-2 with one walk. It was just his second RBI of the season, both coming during the three-game series against the Yankees.
Bynum activated, named starting SS
(5/8/2008) Orioles manager Dave Trembley said Freddie Bynum, activated Thursday from the 15-day disabled list, would replace Luis Hernandez as the team's starting shortstop. "Right now, Bynum is the starting shortstop on this team," Trembley said before the Orioles opened a four-game series in Kansas City. "What that means is he will be the regular guy that plays." Infielder Eider Torres was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk to make room on the roster.
Bynum misses cycle in rehab game
(5/4/2008) O's utility man Freddie Bynum (knee) nearly hit for the cycle Saturday on his Double-A rehab assignment, missing just the homer.
Freddie Bynum not quite ready yet
(4/23/2008) Orioles OF Freddie Bynum (knee) is expected to continue his rehabilitation for "another week or so" before being re-evaluated, according to MLB.com. "He's doing all right," manager Dave Trembley said. "I would think he's probably going to play at least through this week and then we'll see where he's at. I don't know for sure, but I don't think he's been extended to play back-to-back days [and] full games yet. I think he's going to have to do that."
Bynum to play in extended spring
(4/11/2008) Orioles OF Freddie Bynum, who had right knee surgery, is scheduled to start playing in extended spring training games Monday.
Orioles place Freddie Bynum on DL
(3/29/2008) Trimming its roster Saturday, Baltimore placed six players on the 15-day disabled list: infielder-outfielder Freddie Bynum (knee surgery), left-hander Troy Patton (left shoulder surgery), and right-handers Chris Ray (right elbow surgery), Danys Baez (right elbow surgery), Fernando Cabrera (right elbow surgery) and Jim Hoey (right shoulder inflammation).
Bynum set for knee surgery
(3/8/2008) The Baltimore Sun reports that Freddie Bynum will have surgery on his right knee to repair a torn meniscus. He'll be prevented from taking part in baseball activities for three weeks, and he won't rejoin the team for about five weeks. Brandon Fahey might see more early at-bats as the team's utility player now.
Bynum awaits second opinion
(3/7/2008) The Baltimore Sun reports that Freddie Bynum (right knee) is waiting on a second opinion on an MRI. The Orioles' team orthopedist sounded optimistic about the injury and the team does not think he will need surgery.
Bynum gets knee checked out
(3/4/2008) The Baltimore Sun reports that Freddie Bynum left the O's camp early Tuesday to get his sore right knee checked out by a local doctor. He doesn't believe the injury to be serious. "I think it's just soreness," he said.
(1/22/2008)The Sports Xchange reports UTL Freddie Bynum, who got only 96 at-bats in 2007, is in good standing with the Orioles because of the team's lack of major league-ready youngsters. He can play all three outfield positions as well as both middle infield spots. He hit just .260 and had a .290 on-base percentage in 70 games for Baltimore last year.
O's have void to fill at shortstop
(12/13/2007) As it stands now, Baltimore's new shortstop will likely be Luis Hernandez, who showed good range at the position last season and hit a solid .290. Other prospects are Freddie Bynum and Brandon Fahey, although GM Andy MacPhail spoke about possibly going outside the organization to fill the void. Baltimore's next shortstop likely won't hit as well as Tejada, but probably will have more range in the field. That works for manager Dave Trembley, who wholeheartedly approved the trade. "I called Miguel and thanked him for his time here," Trembley said in a phone interview. "But now is the time to start building with pitching and defense."
(9/23/2007) OF Freddie Bynum, getting on-and-off starting duty for the Orioles of late, went 2-for-4 with a triple in the Orioles 11-9 win at the Rangers on Saturday. He scored two runs and drove in two, walked once and struck out twice. He also stole two bases, giving him eight on the year.
Three hits for F. Bynum
(8/27/2007)The Sports Xchange notes: SS Freddie Bynum had his first three-hit game of the season against Minnesota on Sunday; they were his first hits since coming off six weeks on the DL and equaled his career high for hits in a game.
Freddie Bynum activated from DL
(8/21/2007) The Baltimore Orioles activated utility player Freddie Bynum (hamstring, hand) from the 15-day disabled list Monday and optioned infielder Brandon Fahey to Triple-A Norfolk.
Bynum set to return Monday
(8/18/2007) Orioles INF Freddie Bynum (strained left hamstring) will wrap up a minor league rehab assignment with Class A Frederick this weekend and is expected to rejoin the Orioles in time for Monday night's game against Texas.
F. Bynum to work out soon
(8/14/2007) Utility player Freddie Bynum was expected to work out with Double-A Bowie on Monday and Tuesday before possibly beginning another rehab assignment. Bynum is over the strained hamstring that put him on the DL, but received five stitches in his left hand after sliding into a base during a rehab assignment with Class A Delmarva on Sunday.
Bynum's return from DL put off
(8/8/2007) Utility player Freddie Bynum's return from the 15-day DL has been delayed. Bynum is over the strained hamstring that put him on the DL, but received five stitches in his left hand sliding into a base during a rehab assignment with Class A Delmarva on Sunday.
F. Bynum might be ready
(8/6/2007) INF-OF Freddie Bynum, sidelined since July 7 because of a strained left hamstring, might be reinstated from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday. He is scheduled to play in minor league rehab games through Monday. "The reports say he is not experiencing any discomfort and his leg is fine," manager Dave Trembley said. "Hopefully he'll be ready to go."
O's UTL Bynum begins rehab stint
(8/5/2007) Freddie Bynum (hamstring) began a Class A rehab assignment this weekend.
O's put Bynum on 15-day DL
(7/7/2007) The Baltimore Orioles placed shortstop Freddie Bynum on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring prior to Saturday night's game against the Texas Rangers. The Orioles promoted shortstop Luis Hernandez from Triple-A Norfolk to replace Bynum. Bynum left Friday night's game against the Rangers in the third inning after his foot struck first base awkwardly while running out a grounder.
O's to use platoon at SS
(6/26/2007) Injured Baltimore Orioles shortstop Miguel Tejada won't be able to resume baseball activities for at least a month because of a fractured right wrist, and could be sidelined well into August. Reserves Freddie Bynum and Chris Gomez will share time at shortstop until Tejada returns.
Bynum blasts two-run homer
(6/24/2007) Orioles UTL Freddie Bynum went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer during Saturday's game against the Diamondbacks. It was his second homer of the season and first since April 16.
Bynum starts again Sunday
(6/18/2007) UT Freddie Bynum got his third start in June Sunday against Arizona and he got his first two hits since June 6.
Bynum starts in CF again
(6/12/2007)The Sports Xchange notes UTIL Freddie Bynum made his fourth start of the season in center field on Sunday, and the least-used of all the Orioles who was kept on the roster because he could play all three outfield positions misplayed a short fly ball into a hit that extended the inning. The next batter hit a three-run homer.
F. Bynum starts at SS
(6/7/2007) UT Freddie Bynum made his fourth start of the season and first at shortstop, as Miguel Tejada was in the lineup as the DH for the first time this season. It worked well, as Bynum and Tejada each had two hits.
Bynum coming around to score
(6/2/2007) Freddie Bynum, who saw very little action early in the season, scored runs in each of the three games prior to Friday all from his role as a pinch runner. On Friday at the Angels, again as a pinch-runner, he stole second as the potential tying run with nobody out, but the Orioles ran out of clutch hits and stranded him.
F. Bynum pinch hits Monday
(5/29/2007) OF Freddie Bynum pinch hit for Miguel Tejada in the ninth inning and doubled for his first base hit since April 18. It was also his fourth hit of the season.
Bynum gets a little playing time
(5/8/2007) INF Freddie Bynum made his first appearance since April 24 as a late-inning pinch hitter, and his second appearance since April 18. He popped out.
Bynum starts in center field
(4/16/2007) With OF Corey Patterson on bereavement leave following the death of his grandfather, and OF Jay Payton out with a strained left hamstring, manager Sam Perlozzo decided to have Freddie Bynum start in center on Monday at Tampa Bay instead of Adam Stern. Bynum was 1-for-4 with a home run and three RBI. "I'm glad I could just help the team," said Bynum. "I'm just glad we got a win."
Bynum called on for pinch-hit duty
(4/2/2007) Orioles OF Freddie Bynum went 0-for-1 during Monday's season opening 7-4 loss to the Twins. Bynum entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the ninth inning.
O's go with three-man bench
(4/1/2007) Utility man Freddie Bynum, acquired in December from the Chicago Cubs, made the team because he can play all three outfield positions and second base, shortstop and third base in the infield. Bynum will be joined on the bench by catcher Paul Bako and infielder Chris Gomez.
O's Payton likely headed for DL
(3/28/2007) The Baltimore Sun reports that Orioles manager Sam Perlozzo expects to be without OF Jay Payton (left hamstring) for as many as three weeks. As a result, the O's have some roster juggling to do. Adam Stern and Freddie Bynum appear to be likely replacement options, though Stern is sick and is unable to play. He's only seen 15 at-bats this spring.
Bynum starts at SS
(3/14/2007) MLB.com reports Orioles OF/IF Freddie Bynum made his first start at shortstop this spring Tuesday. "Bynum's strength for us is he is a active guy who can play the infield and the outfield and run," Orioles manager Sam Perlozzo said. "We may even try him a little bit at first base just to increase his versatility if we choose to go that way."
O's tender contract to Bynum
(2/16/2007) The Orioles designated RHP Ryan Keefer for assignment and also agreed to terms with RHP Chris Ray and IF/OF Freddie Bynum on one-year contracts.
Cubs deal reserve OF Bynum to O's
(12/7/2006) The Orioles have acquired Freddie Bynum from the Cubs for a player to be named later. The Cubs acquired the 26-year-old from the Athletics in March. Bynum batted .257 with four home runs, 12 RBI and eight stolen bases in 71 games with Chicago. He appeared in 15 games at second base, 13 games in left field, eight in right field and two in center field.
Cubs activated Bynum
(8/21/2006) The Chicago Cubs activated outfielder Freddie Bynum and left-hander Glendon Rusch from the 15-day disabled list Monday and placed right-handed pitcher Carlos Marmol on the 15-day DL with right shoulder fatigue. Bynum has been sidelined since June 25 with right shoulder inflammation. He is hitting .260 in 41 games with the Cubs.
(7/26/2006) Cubs manager Dusty Baker said the team received good news about INF-OF Freddie Bynum, on the DL since June 25. Baker said an exam showed the blood clots in Bynum's right shoulder were gone. "So maybe he can start baseball activities again soon," Baker said. Bynum had surgery on a blood clot in that shoulder in 2004.
Bynum out awhile with blood clot
(6/28/2006) OF Freddie Bynum returned to the Cubs on Tuesday after a hospital stay in Minnesota with a blood clot in his right shoulder. Bynum, who had surgery on a blood clot in that shoulder in 2004, went on the DL with right shoulder inflammation June 25 after he reported swelling during a game in Minnesota last weekend.
Bynum out at least a month
(6/28/2006) The team's official website reports Freddie Bynum (arm) is out at least four weeks due to a blood clot in his right arm. He is taking blood thinning medication to avoid a more serious medical issue.
Bynum's ailment a 'tricky' one
(6/27/2006) Freddie Bynum is slated to be released from a Minneapolis hospital on Tuesday. He was admitted after there was swelling in his arm Saturday night. Bynum had a history of problems of swelling in his arm and also dove for a ball during Saturday's game. "This is going to be a tricky one and the main reason is what we're trying decide is if this is an acute issue of just swelling when he dove for the ball the other night or if this something that's chronic from his previous history," trainer Mark O'Neal said.
Bynum set to leave hospital
(6/27/2006) Cubs OF Freddie Bynum (shoulder inflammation) could leave a Minneapolis hospital on Tuesday and visit with Cubs doctors. Bynum's right arm swelled up in a game Saturday night and he is fearful that he has another blood clot in that arm. Bynum had a clot removed in September 2004. He is currently on the 15-day DL.
Bynum heads to 15-day DL
(6/25/2006) Chicago Cubs outfielder Freddie Bynum will stay in a Minneapolis hospital until at least Tuesday while doctors examine swelling in his right arm. Bynum left Saturday night's game against the Minnesota Twins after discovering the swelling and Cubs trainer Mark O'Neal said doctors wanted to keep him at the hospital for a few days. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list with shoulder inflammation. Tests looking for blood clots were inconclusive. "Inconclusive is good," O'Neal said. "It's not something they had to treat. But we need to find out what caused the swelling."
Bynum taken to hospital
(6/24/2006) Chicago Cubs rookie Freddie Bynum was taken to the hospital on Saturday night after experiencing swelling in his right arm during a 3-0 loss to the Minnesota Twins. Bynum started in left field for the Cubs and went 1-for-3. Matt Murton pinch hit for him in the ninth inning, and Bynum said afterward that he was headed to the hospital to see what was causing the swelling. "I'd like to find out what's going on," Bynum said.
Bynum earns more playing time
(6/16/2006) Freddie Bynum got the start in left field Thursday against Houston for Matt Murton, who was hitless in his last two games, and manager Dusty Baker intimated that the two might share a platoon role.
Bynum connects on rare home run
(5/26/2006) Freddie Bynum hit a two-run homer off Tim Hudson Friday vs. Atlanta in the sixth inning to give the Cubs a 4-1 lead. He was starting in left field for the Cubs, his first start since May 11 at San Francisco.
Bynum gets a start
(5/5/2006) INF/OF Freddie Bynum picked up a rare start at second base Thursday because he was familiar with Arizona starter Juan Cruz. Bynum stole his first two career bases in Thursday's loss.
Bynum replaces Pagan
(4/15/2006) Angel Pagan hobbled on his way to first base in the fifth inning at Pittsburgh Saturday. He pointed to the back of his left knee to trainers. The Cubs don't need another injured right fielder.
Bynum reports to Cubs
(4/3/2006) INF/OF Freddie Bynum reported to the Cubs after being traded on Friday and said he would do whatever it takes to help the club. The Cubs love the fact they have another left-handed bat off the bench and a player who can play six different spots. Bynum says he prefers to play shortstop, but Ronny Cedeno and Neifi Perez seem to have that spot covered. Manager Dusty Baker said he would watch Bynum play a little before defining a role for the 26-year-old.
Bynum shipped to the Cubs
(4/1/2006) Minor-league infielder Freddie Bynum and pitcher John Rheinecker were traded to Texas on Friday for Juan Dominguez. Bynum was then flipped in a deal to the Cubs for pitcher John Koronka.
Fred Bynum out of options
(3/20/2006) Freddie Bynum is out of options, but there doesn't appear to be a spot for him on the A's roster. He is hitting .379, slugging .690 and playing solid defense in the infield and outfield. "He's having a great spring," A's manager Ken Macha said.
Oakland calls up Bynum
(8/29/2005) The Oakland Athletics on Monday recalled infielder-outfielder Freddie Bynum from Triple-A Sacramento and optioned left-handed reliever Ron Flores to the Pacific Coast League club.Bynum, 25, hit .278 with 16 doubles, nine triples, two home runs, 40 RBI and 23 stolen bases in 102 games with Sacramento. The left-handed batter made 77 appearances in the outfield, 22 at shortstop and one at second base. The six-year minor leaguer has never performed above the Triple-A level.
Bynum optioned to Sacramento
(3/14/2005) The Athletics optioned Freddie Bynum to Triple-A Sacramento on Sunday.