The Orioles won’t be sad to see 2015 in the rearview mirror. After winning the American League East in ’14, Baltimore’s follow-up came up short and was a disappointing season to the legion of O’s fans who have become accustomed to the team’s recent run of success.
The Orioles have signed infielder Paul Janish to a Minor League contract, with an invite to Spring Training, according to reports.
The White Sox and Orioles have emerged as the favorites to sign Yoenis Cespedes, according to MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez. The Angels, Giants and Rangers are all reportedly monitoring the situation as well.
The Orioles officially signed outfielder Hyun Soo Kim to a two-year, $7 million contract Wednesday, giving the club a solid addition right before the Christmas holiday.
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.”