Matt LaPorta

Matt LaPorta

Height/Weight: 6' 2"/215 lbs
Bat: R
Throw: R
Born: Port Charlotte, Florida
College: Florida
Draft: 2007 1st round (7th pick) by the
  • Denver Post

    Kyle Gibson breaks down Orioles' free-agent pitch to starters: 'A lot to love about Baltimore'

    Gibson said on a video call Thursday he’s excited to embrace the veteran role that Jordan Lyles, his former teammate with the Texas Rangers, had for Baltimore’s pitching staff a year ago, but there’s plenty else about the Orioles that caught his attention as he fielded offers from other teams this winter. Seeing from the outside what Baltimore had last year, just the fun they were having, the second half they had, the direction of the team,” Gibson said, “there was a lot to like.

  • Camden Chat

    Know Your Orioles 40-man: Seth Johnson

    The Orioles did come up short the playoffs, but posted a solid 32-28 record after the trade, while Mancini was unproductive for Houston in the season’s final months, batting . in 51 games. Still, certain factions of Orioles fandom will continue to wonder whether things might have turned out differently had Mancini stayed in Baltimore, where he was comfortable, for the season’s final months.

  • Baltimore Sun

    Orioles won't 'flip a light switch' to maximize 2023 payroll, playoff chances, GM Mike Elias says

    We’re in a good spot, much better spot, and I’m extremely confident that we’re going to take the plan to its logical end course, which involves continually increasing the payroll, and it’s gonna start this year. Two months ago, at the end of the season, Elias declared, “This is the time to start to make more significant investments in the major league payroll.