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 […]
The Orioles have officially added infielder Matt Antonelli to their 40-man roster after he passed his physical, according to Roch Kubatko of MASN. Antonelli had agreed to terms on a major league contract with the club on November 18th. Antonelli, 26, had a batting line of .297/.393/.460 last season with the Nationals AAA affiliate.
The Orioles have been talking to Korean Pitcher Chong Tae-Hyon, according to Danny Knobler of CBS Sports. Tae-Hyon is a submarine-type pitcher who pitched in the World Baseball Classic in 2009. It is rumored that he has signed for a 2 year, $3.2 million dollar contract, according to MyKBO.net. Tae-Hyun is the first Korean player […]
The Orioles have inquired on Rockies Closer Huston Street, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Rosenthal also indicates that the Rockies have long been interested in Orioles starter Jeremy Guthrie, and that Buck Showalter wants Jim Johnson moved into the rotation. However, this seems to just be speculation if anything at this point.
The Orioles have added Oliver Drake to the 40-man roster, according to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun. Drake, 24 years old , was 11-8 with a 3.32 ERA last season. He was the only addition to the Orioles 40-man roster, leaving it at 39. Notable absences were pitchers Cole McCurry, Wynn Pelzer and Steve […]
The Orioles are meeting with David Ortiz’s agent, Fern Cuza, according to Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe. Ortiz has been linked to both Boston and Toronto so far this off-season, but this is the first word of Baltimore as a possible destination. He had a line of .309/.398/.554 last year with a .321 BABIP […]
Orioles fans are encouraged to visit www.orioles.com, tomorrow, Tuesday, November 15, at 9:30 a.m. ET for a special announcement. As part of the club’s continued efforts to enhance the Orioles brand, the changes to the 2012 uniforms will be unveiled at this time, exclusively on the team’s website.
The Orioles announced that all of the remaining coaches from the 2011 team will be returning in 2012, according to Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com The remaining coaches are hitting coach Jim Presley, pitching coach Rick Adair, first base coach Wayne Kirby, and bench coach Jon Russell. The Orioles firmed up a deal with Russell according […]