Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette said Sunday on MLB Network Radio’s “The Front Office” that the team would be active in the free-agent market for starting pitchers and outfielders.
All-Star catcher Matt Wieters has accepted the Orioles’ $15.8 million qualifying offer, forgoing free agency to remain in Baltimore for 2016.
Orioles No. 2 prospect Dylan Bundy will not make another start in the Arizona Fall League, executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette said Wednesday at the General Managers Meetings in Boca Raton, Fla.
The Orioles are continuing their fight against hunger with several notable events this holiday season.
L.J. Hoes is returning to Baltimore via a trade with the Astros for cash considerations, with the Orioles announcing the deal on Wednesday. Hoes was designated for assignment by the Astros last week.
The Orioles signed first baseman Ji-Man Choi to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training, one of eight Minors signings the club announced Tuesday.
The Orioles have selected the contracts of right-handed pitchers Parker Bridwell and Andrew Triggs and lefty Chris Lee, setting their 40-man roster for Friday’s deadline.
Executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette told MLB Network Radio the Orioles’ priority is filling out a rotation by obtaining a No. 1, 2 or 3 starter, adding that there’s not “that many No. 1 starters, but there’s some twos and threes in there that we could be very competitive on.”
Orioles manager Buck Showalter meets with the media on Wednesday at the Winter Meetings in Nashville, Tenn.
The Orioles tendered contracts to nine of their 12 arbitration-eligible players before Wednesday’s deadline, choosing to non-tender infielder Paul Janish, outfielder David Lough and right-handed pitcher Steve Johnson. Those three are now free agents.
The Baltimore Orioles acquired Francisco Pena from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for cash considerations, the club announced Wednesday night.