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  • Orioles sign RHP Luis Vizcaino, INF Brock Bond to minor league deals

    Orioles sign RHP Luis Vizcaino, INF Brock Bond to minor league deals
    SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Orioles announced Tuesday that they've signed right-handed pitcher Luis Vizcaino and infielder Brock Bond to minor league contracts. The deals don't include invitations to major league spring training, so both players will report...
  • Free-agent hitter Jack Cust participates in tryout at the Orioles' minicamp

    Free-agent hitter Jack Cust participates in tryout at the Orioles' minicamp
    SARASOTA, Fla. – Veteran free-agent hitter Jack Cust has been waiting for an opportunity to get back into the major leagues for nearly a year. He will now have that opportunity this week at the Orioles’ minicamp at the Ed Smith Stadium...
  • Free-agent RHP Brett Tomko hoping for opportunity with Orioles

    Free-agent RHP Brett Tomko hoping for opportunity with Orioles
    Just less than three months shy of his 41st birthday, free-agent right-handed pitcher Brett Tomko hopes for one last chance to get back to the major leagues. Tomko will throw for the Orioles on Friday morning in Orange County, Calif. He aims to...
  • Tampa Bay Rays sign RHP Grant Balfour to two-year deal

    Tampa Bay Rays sign RHP Grant Balfour to two-year deal
    Grant Balfour will be pitching in the American League East after all. And he’ll have up to 19 chances in 2014 to show a little “Balfour Rage” against the Orioles, the team that spiked a free-agent deal with him in December. The 36-...
  • Orioles continue search for closer, but no offers made yet to top free agents

    Orioles continue search for closer, but no offers made yet to top free agents
    The Orioles continue their search for a new closer to replace Jim Johnson, but manager Buck Showalter said the club has yet to focus on a certain player. Earlier in the day, several media reports said that the Orioles were close to signing former...
  • Orioles' Buck Showalter on expectations, Brian Roberts and more

    Orioles' Buck Showalter on expectations, Brian Roberts and more
    Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said earlier this week that he is content with the team’s current options at second base, but manager Buck Showalter expressed his desire to re-sign free agent Brian Roberts during his news conference...
  • Dan Duquette says Orioles aren't close to signing a closer

    Dan Duquette says Orioles aren't close to signing a closer
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Signing a closer to replace former All-Star Jim Johnson is high on Dan Duquette's shopping list at this week's winter meetings, but word that the Orioles executive vice president was close to acquiring a free-agent closer...
  • Buck Showalter realizes challenge of replacing Jim Johnson is about more than just saves

    Buck Showalter realizes challenge of replacing Jim Johnson is about more than just saves
    At the Swan and Dolphin Resort during this week's winter meetings, there are a lot of baseball experts talking about talent, resorting to on-base percentage and WAR to evaluate value. But how do you measure chemistry? How does having a good clubhouse...
  • O's making progress on contract talks with Grant Balfour, but no signings yet

    O's making progress on contract talks with Grant Balfour, but no signings yet
    Three days have come and gone at these winter meetings and the Orioles have yet to make an acquisition, but it doesn’t appear to be due to a lack of trying. For the first time this week, Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette made...
  • Orioles are one of three clubs with offers out to Grant Balfour, source says

    Orioles are one of three clubs with offers out to Grant Balfour, source says
    The Orioles have competition in the quest to sign Grant Balfour. They are one of three teams who have made the 35-year-old free-agent closer a two-year offer, according to an industry source. Among the three offers Balfour is considering, one includes a...
  • Orioles acquire minor league catcher David Freitas to complete Jim Johnson trade

    Orioles acquire minor league catcher David Freitas to complete Jim Johnson trade
    The Orioles have acquired minor league catcher David Freitas as the player to be named later in the deal that sent closer Jim Johnson to the Oakland Athletics for infielder Jemile Weeks last week. Freitas, 24, was selected in the 15th round out of the...
  • Breaking down closers: Grant Balfour vs. Jim Johnson

    Breaking down closers: Grant Balfour vs. Jim Johnson
    The winter meetings are over, and even though the Orioles will return without having made any moves other than taking two players in the Rule 5 draft, the club hopes to have a closer soon. Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette will return to...