The Orioles have hired Danny Haas as a national Crosschecker, according to Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports. Haas, 35, was drafted in the 18th round of the 1997 amateur draft by the Boston Red Sox. He has spent the last 10 seasons in the Red Sox scouting department.
Dan Duquette essentially dissolved the Orioles’ professional scouting department Thursday, reassigning six pro scouts to the amateur side, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Todd Frohwirth, Jim Howard, James Keller, Ted Lekas, Lee MacPhail IV and Jim Thrift are the six scouts that will be reassigned as amateur scouts. Dave Engle and Bruce Kison […]
The Orioles and Braves discussed a trade involving Martin Prado and Jair Jurrjens, according to Ken Rosenthal and Jon Morosi of Fox Sports. Prado, 28, had a batting line of .260/.302/.385 with 13 HR in 590 plate appearances last season. He has a career batting line of .293/.341/.434. Prado has played all over the diamond […]
The Orioles are making a run at Japanese pitcher Chen Wei-Yin, according to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun: Hearing #Orioles are “really working on” trying to sign Chen Wei-Yin 2. He’s younger (26), throws harder than Wada. Will cost more $ & yrs — Dan Connolly (@danconnollysun) December 13, 2011 Here is a scouting […]
The Orioles are nearing a deal with LHP Tsuyoshi Wada, according to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun. The deal is reportedly for 2 years, $8.15MM with an option for the 2014 season, according to Jon Morosi of FoxSports.com. Wada posted very respectable numbers for the Fukouka Softbank Hawks in 2011. He had an ERA […]
The Orioles will non-tender Jo-Jo Reyes, according to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun. There is still no word on Brad Bergesen.
The Orioles will non-tender Luke Scott, according to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun. Scott was eligible for $6.4 million this season. The club still could sign Scott at a lesser deal, according to Connolly. Scott was traded to the Orioles along with Matt Albers, Troy Patton, Dennis Sarfate and Mike Costanzo for Miguel Tejada […]
The Orioles sent minor league INF GREG MICLAT to the Texas Rangers to complete last week’s trade for CA TAYLOR TEAGARDEN. Miclat, 24, batted .280/.371/.347 in 120 games with Double-A Bowie in 2011.
In the AA phase of today’s draft the Orioles chose 3B Matt Sweeney, 23, from Tampa’s AA Montgomery roster. In 305 ABs Sweeney had a slash line of .154/.262/.282 for an OPS of .544. Like the AAA phase Sweeney does not have to remain on the 40 man roster during the season to remain in […]
In the AAA phase of today’s draft the Orioles chose LHP Andrew Loomis, 26, from the Phillies’ AA Reading roster. Loomis pitched to a record of 1-2 with an ERA of 1.14 for a WHIP of 1.168 all in relief. Editor’s Note: forum poster ofahn contributed to this article.