As part of their continuing search to add depth and improve their roster, the Orioles have had multiple, face-to-face meetings with the representatives for pitcher Kevin Correia and outfielder Nate Schierholtz, according to an industry source.
The 32-year-old Correia was 12-11 with a 4.21 ERA in 32 games (28 starts) for the Pittsburgh Pirates, for whom he was an All-Star in 2011.
He’s made at least 26 starts in each of the last four seasons. Over his 10-year career, Correia is 60-65 with a 4.54 ERA with the Giants, Padres and Pirates. His best season came in 2009, when he was 12-11 with a 3.91 ERA for the Padres. His 33 starts and 198 innings were both career highs. Last season, the right-hander held left-handed hitters to a .248 batting average.
Schierholtz, 28, hit .257 with a .321 on-base percentage and a .417 slugging percentage while splitting the season between the San Francisco Giants and Philadelphia Phillies. Part of the Hunter Pence trade deadline deal, Schierholtz hit .273 in 37 games with the Phillies, the majority in right field. He was non-tendered by the Phillies last month.
A left-handed hitter, he has played all three outfield positions, but is a natural right fielder.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun