One of the names that surfaced recently in the hunt for a veteran catcher was Matt Treanor of the Florida Marlins, who was being shopped around the league the past few weeks. Now, the O's probably can get him cheap.
Treanor, the husband of Olympic beach volleyball star Misty May-Treanor, was unexpectedly released by the Marlins late yesterday to open a place on the 40-man roster for a possible Rule 5 draftee.
O's president Andy MacPhail said during yesterday's press briefing that he likely will add more than one catcher from outside the organization. The Orioles also have had at least one conversation with agent Dan Evans about Gregg Zaun at the winter meetings.