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Orioles decline Alexi Casilla's option for 2014, make other procedural moves
Orioles decline Alexi Casilla's option for 2014, make other procedural moves

The Orioles made several roster management moves Monday, including officially declining the $3 million option for 2014 in infielder Alexi Casilla's contract, buying it out for $200,000. The 29-year-old infielder, who batted .214 in 62 games for the Orioles in 2013, is now a free agent and is eligible to sign with any club. "He is a good player," Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said. "He didn't see a lot of playing time for us, but when he did play, he did a good job." The Orioles also added 25-year-old left-handed pitcher Chris Jones to the 40-man roster. The team acquired Jones in the trade that sent right-handed relief pitcher Luis Ayala to...

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