The Orioles are expected to hire Red Sox bench coach DeMarlo Hale as their third-base coach, according to Gordon Edes of ESPN Boston. Hale has been a Red Sox coach since 2006 and bench coach for the last two seasons. He was given permission to interview with the Orioles, and ultimately is expected to take […]
The Minnesota Twins have claimed SS Pedro Florimon off waivers from the Orioles, according to Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com. Florimon, 24, had a .267/.344/.397 batting line last season at AA Bowie. This move will now leave the Orioles 40-man roster at 39 players.
The Orioles could seemingly be interested in free agent slugger Prince Fielder. Fielder is “Angelos secret mandate”, according to Jon Heyman of SI. He notes that Buck Showalter has always liked Fielder, and that Dan Duquette is not afraid of signing big stars to big contracts. While Duquette had initially given the feeling that the […]
Fred Ferreira, the Orioles’ new Executive Director of International Recruiting, has added 10 new international scouts, according to Steve Melewski of MASN Sports. These scouts will be working in Venezuela, Curacao, Guatamala, Holland, Costa Rica and The Dominican Republic.
Dan Duquette has confirmed that John Stockstill will remain as Orioles director of player development, according to Steve Melewski of MASN. The Orioles have been under much scrutiny for their failure in player development during the Andy MacPhail era, so this may come as a surprise to some that they are retaining Stockstill. Duquette could […]
Former Phillies GM Lee Thomas has been hired by the Orioles to work as special assistant to Dan Duquette, according to Danny Knobler of CBSSports. Thomas was the Phillies GM from 1988-1997 and is accredited turning around a dismal Phillies organization and leading them to the 1993 NL championship. After his days with the Phillies, […]
The Orioles have made a trade with the Texas Rangers for Taylor Teagarden, according to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun. They will be giving up minor league pitcher Randy Henry and a player to be named later, according to Connolly. Henry was a 4th round pick of the Orioles in 2009, and has a […]
The Orioles are expected to name longtime Brewers coach Bill Castro as their bullpen coach, according to Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com. Castro is a Spanish speaking coach who knows Dan Duquette from his time in Boston. It appears that Duquette will continue to hire people who he has worked with in the past and has […]
The Orioles have hired Toronto Crosschecker Gary Rajsich to be their new amateur Scouting Director, according to Dan Conolly of the Baltimore Sun. Rajsich has worked with GM Dan Duquette when both were with the Boston Red Sox.
Matt Klentak is leaving the Orioles to become the Angels assistant GM, according to Roch Kubatko of MASN. Klentak was hired by Andy McPhail in 2008, and primarily worked on contracts, 40-man roster management and arbitration as the Orioles’ director of baseball operations. He will join Jerry Dipoto, who was a GM candidate for the […]