If you’re wondering what happened to Luis Matos, the former Orioles outfielder was recently spotted at The Voodoo Lounge in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., with two of his old teammates.
This doesn’t enlighten you as to where he’ll be playing next season, but it’s always nice to hear about a name from the past.
Teams from the AL East will play the NL Central next season as part of the interleague schedule, which means the Orioles play the Cubs, which means they can complete a trade or two during the series. They’ll love the convenience.
Since I passed along information and stats on Mike Hargrove’s son, Andy, I figured you might be interested to know that second baseman Eric Perlozzo – son of former Orioles manager Sam Perlozzo – batted .247 with eight doubles, two triples, one home run and 16 RBIs at Bluefield.
Angels bench coach Ron Roenicke is expected to be a candidate for the Pirates’ managerial job. He’s the brother of former Orioles outfielder Gary Roenicke, a scout in Baltimore’s organization.
Gary scouts the left-handed pitchers, John Lowenstein the righties.
The Cardinals did more than just fire longtime general manager Walt Jocketty. They also pushed Bruce Manno out the door. Manno worked under former Orioles GM Frank Wren.
Speaking of the Cardinals, is Joel Pineiro really worth $13 million over two years?