J.J. Hardy

Once again, former Orioles finding free-agent market unwelcoming

Once again, former Orioles finding free-agent market unwelcoming

Every year, the Orioles send a bevy of players into free agency, whether they're late-season veteran additions or mainstays who simply weren't part of the club’s future plans.

And seemingly every winter, those players are left waiting deep into the offseason before finding a new team.

This year, the Orioles sent nine players into free agency at the major league level, and only catcher Welington Castillo has found a new club so far. He signed with the Chicago White Sox on Dec. 1, receiving a two-year deal that topped what the Orioles would have paid him had he picked up his player option.

Otherwise, the list of former Orioles searching for teams is long.

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