The Orioles have traded the club's most accomplished starter, right-hander Jeremy Guthrie, to the Colorado Rockies.
The Orioles received pitchers Jason Hammel and Matt Lindstrom from Colorado.
It's believed the Orioles discussed a third player with the Rockies but eventually settled on Hammel and Lindstrom.
Guthrie, 32, had spent the past five seasons with the Orioles, had started Opening Day three times and was again expected to pitch the club’s opener April 6. But he was to be a free agent at the end of the season and had been rumored to be on the trade block for more than a year.
"Jeremy is excited to join the Rockies, and I see this as a positive...