MacPhail, 2 more to represent club at Chicago GM meetings
The Orioles will be represented by three members of their front office at next week's general manager meetings in Chicago. President of baseball operations Andy MacPhail, special assistant Wayne Krivsky and director of baseball operations Matt Klentak will attend the meetings, which are Tuesday and Wednesday. Unlike the winter meetings in December, the general manager meetings are considered more of a low-key gathering in which little news is typically made. Free agents, for instance, cannot be signed by a new club until mid-November. Much of the time spent in Chicago will be in meetings with a "Major League Baseball-driven agenda," according to MacPhail. "I don't anticipate a great amount of [trade] activity to be consummated there," MacPhail said. "But, that said, some early trades are already being made, so you never know." The Orioles' 40-man roster sits at 33 after the team's four pending free agents, third baseman Melvin Mora, catcher Chad Moeller, and pitchers Danys Baez and Mark Hendrickson filed for free agency Thursday, the first day they were eligible. The club could re-sign any of the quartet, with Hendrickson being the most likely to re-sign.
- Dan Connolly
College field hockey
The top-seeded Maryland field hockey team defeated fourth seed Wake Forest, 3-2, Friday in Charlottesville, Va., to advance to the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament final for the second straight year. The Terrapins will face the winner of Friday's other semifinal between second seed North Carolina and third seed Virginia. Nicole Muracco, Emma Thomas and Ameliet Rischen scored for Maryland. Katie O'Donnell had two assists. Melissa Martin and Aileen Davis scored for the Demon Deacons. Muracco needs three goals to tie the Maryland single-season record. Sunday's 1 p.m. championship game will be televised on Comcast SportsNet.
- From Sun staff reports and news services