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Former Orioles on 2021 Opening Day rosters | PHOTOS

The grandson of Hall of Famer and Red Sox great Carl Yastrzemski, the outfielder was taken in the 14th round by the Orioles in the 2013 draft, but never debuted in Baltimore. He was traded for pitching prospect Tyler Herb in March 2019 before blossoming into a star in San Francisco, hitting .272 with 21 home runs that season. The 30-year-old hit .297 with 10 home runs and 35 RBIs in just 54 games last season, ranking 10th in the NL in Wins Above Replacement (WAR).
(Ross D. Franklin)
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Here's where former Orioles have ended up entering the 2021 MLB season.
(C.J. Doon)
Rich Hill, LHP, Tampa Bay Rays
Hill, now with his 10th team, was outrighted off the Orioles' 40-man roster and elected free agency in November 2009. The 41-year-old went 2-2 with a 3.03 ERA in eight starts with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2020 before signing a one-year deal with the Rays.
Hill, now with his 10th team, was outrighted off the Orioles' 40-man roster and elected free agency in November 2009. The 41-year-old went 2-2 with a 3.03 ERA in eight starts with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2020 before signing a one-year deal with the Rays. (John Bazemore)
Chaz Roe, RHP, Tampa Bay Rays
Roe, playing for his fifth team, was selected off waivers by the Atlanta Braves from the Orioles on Aug. 7, 2016. A veteran bullpen arm, he went 2-0 with a 2.89 ERA in 10 games with the Rays in 2020.
Roe, playing for his fifth team, was selected off waivers by the Atlanta Braves from the Orioles on Aug. 7, 2016. A veteran bullpen arm, he went 2-0 with a 2.89 ERA in 10 games with the Rays in 2020. (John Bazemore/AP)
Eduardo Rodriguez, LHP, Boston Red Sox
Currently on 10-day injured list with an arm injury, Rodriguez, 27, was the top prospect traded to the Red Sox for left-handed reliever Andrew Miller on July 31, 2014, helping solidify the Orioles bullpen en route to an AL East title. He went 19-6 with 3.81 ERA in 34 starts in 2019, but missed the 2020 season after being diagnosed with the heart condition myocarditis.
Currently on 10-day injured list with an arm injury, Rodriguez, 27, was the top prospect traded to the Red Sox for left-handed reliever Andrew Miller on July 31, 2014, helping solidify the Orioles bullpen en route to an AL East title. He went 19-6 with 3.81 ERA in 34 starts in 2019, but missed the 2020 season after being diagnosed with the heart condition myocarditis. (John Bazemore)
Darren O'Day, RHP, New York Yankees
O'Day, a 2015 All-Star, was traded by the Orioles with starting pitcher Kevin Gausman to the Atlanta Braves at the 2018 deadline for Brett Cumberland, JC Encarnacion, Evan Phillips, Bruce Zimmermann and international bonus slot money. The 38-year-old signed a one-year deal with the Yankees after recording a 1.10 ERA in 19 games with Atlanta in 2020.
O'Day, a 2015 All-Star, was traded by the Orioles with starting pitcher Kevin Gausman to the Atlanta Braves at the 2018 deadline for Brett Cumberland, JC Encarnacion, Evan Phillips, Bruce Zimmermann and international bonus slot money. The 38-year-old signed a one-year deal with the Yankees after recording a 1.10 ERA in 19 games with Atlanta in 2020. (Gene J. Puskar)
Zack Britton, LHP, New York Yankees
Currently on 60-day injured list with an elbow injury, the two-time All-Star closer was traded to the Yankees at the 2018 deadline for pitching prospects Cody Carroll, Josh Rogers and Dillon Tate. The 33-year-old recorded a 1.89 ERA in 20 games with New York in 2020.
Currently on 60-day injured list with an elbow injury, the two-time All-Star closer was traded to the Yankees at the 2018 deadline for pitching prospects Cody Carroll, Josh Rogers and Dillon Tate. The 33-year-old recorded a 1.89 ERA in 20 games with New York in 2020. (Kathy Willens)
Yermín Mercedes, C, Chicago White Sox
Mercedes spent 10 years in the minors, including three seasons with Orioles affiliates at Low-A Delmarva, High-A Frederick and Double-A Bowie, before making his major league debut this season as a 28-year-old rookie. And what a debut it was. He went 5-for-5 in his first career start and had hits in his first three at-bats the next day, the most consecutive hits to start a season by any player in the modern era (since 1900).
Mercedes spent 10 years in the minors, including three seasons with Orioles affiliates at Low-A Delmarva, High-A Frederick and Double-A Bowie, before making his major league debut this season as a 28-year-old rookie. And what a debut it was. He went 5-for-5 in his first career start and had hits in his first three at-bats the next day, the most consecutive hits to start a season by any player in the modern era (since 1900). (Ashley Landis/AP)
Jonathan Schoop, 2B, Detroit Tigers
An All-Star with the Orioles in 2017, Schoop was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers for Jean Carmona, Luis Ortiz and Jonathan Villar at the 2018 deadline. After one season with the Twins, he signed in Detroit and hit .278 with a .799 OPS, eight home runs and 23 RBIs in 2020.
An All-Star with the Orioles in 2017, Schoop was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers for Jean Carmona, Luis Ortiz and Jonathan Villar at the 2018 deadline. After one season with the Twins, he signed in Detroit and hit .278 with a .799 OPS, eight home runs and 23 RBIs in 2020. (Gene J. Puskar)
Hanser Alberto, 2B, Kansas City Royals
A fan favorite and beloved clubhouse personality, Alberto wasn’t tendered a contract ahead of December’s arbitration deadline after two seasons with the Orioles. He played the second most games for the Orioles since executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias and manager Brandon Hyde took over in the 2018 offseason, and his .321 average in 2020 ranked sixth in the American League. He signed a minor league contract with Kansas City this offseason.
A fan favorite and beloved clubhouse personality, Alberto wasn’t tendered a contract ahead of December’s arbitration deadline after two seasons with the Orioles. He played the second most games for the Orioles since executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias and manager Brandon Hyde took over in the 2018 offseason, and his .321 average in 2020 ranked sixth in the American League. He signed a minor league contract with Kansas City this offseason. (Sue Ogrocki)
Nelson Cruz, DH, Minnesota Twins
An All-Star in his lone season in Baltimore in 2014, Cruz left the Orioles for a four-year, $57 million deal with Seattle, where he earned three more All-Star nods. After two seasons in Minnesota, including a .303 batting average, .992 OPS, 16 home runs and 33 RBIs in 2020, the 40-year-old returned on a one-year, $13 million deal this offseason.
An All-Star in his lone season in Baltimore in 2014, Cruz left the Orioles for a four-year, $57 million deal with Seattle, where he earned three more All-Star nods. After two seasons in Minnesota, including a .303 batting average, .992 OPS, 16 home runs and 33 RBIs in 2020, the 40-year-old returned on a one-year, $13 million deal this offseason. (John Bazemore)
Dylan Bundy, RHP, Los Angeles Angels
The former No. 4 overall draft pick by the Orioles in 2011, Bundy was traded before the arbitration deadline in 2019 to the Angels for pitching prospects Kyle Bradish, Kyle Brnovich, Isaac Mattson and Zach Peek. The 28-year-old went 6-3 with a 3.29 ERA in 11 starts for the Angels in 2020.
The former No. 4 overall draft pick by the Orioles in 2011, Bundy was traded before the arbitration deadline in 2019 to the Angels for pitching prospects Kyle Bradish, Kyle Brnovich, Isaac Mattson and Zach Peek. The 28-year-old went 6-3 with a 3.29 ERA in 11 starts for the Angels in 2020. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
Alex Cobb, RHP, Los Angeles Angels
Cobb signed a four-year, $57 million deal just before the 2018 season as the Orioles tried to make another playoff run, only for the team to fall apart and trade away Manny Machado, Schoop, Gausman and others at the deadline. Cobb, 33, struggled to stay healthy with the Orioles, making just 13 starts the past two seasons before being traded to the Angels with cash for infielder Jahmai Jones.
Cobb signed a four-year, $57 million deal just before the 2018 season as the Orioles tried to make another playoff run, only for the team to fall apart and trade away Manny Machado, Schoop, Gausman and others at the deadline. Cobb, 33, struggled to stay healthy with the Orioles, making just 13 starts the past two seasons before being traded to the Angels with cash for infielder Jahmai Jones. (Jennifer Stewart/AP)
José Iglesias, SS, Los Angeles Angels
After spending 2020 with the Orioles, hitting .373 with a .956 OPS, three home runs and 24 RBIs while playing strong defense at shortstop, Iglesias was traded to the Angels before the arbitration deadline for pitching prospects Jean Pinto and Garrett Stallings. The 31-year-old will start at short for his fifth team in 2021.
After spending 2020 with the Orioles, hitting .373 with a .956 OPS, three home runs and 24 RBIs while playing strong defense at shortstop, Iglesias was traded to the Angels before the arbitration deadline for pitching prospects Jean Pinto and Garrett Stallings. The 31-year-old will start at short for his fifth team in 2021. (Matt York)
Miguel Castro, RHP, New York Mets
After three-plus seasons with the Orioles, Castro was traded to the Mets at the 2020 deadline for pitching prospect Kevin Smith and a player to be named or cash. The 26-year-old recorded a 4.00 ERA in 10 appearances with the Mets last season.
After three-plus seasons with the Orioles, Castro was traded to the Mets at the 2020 deadline for pitching prospect Kevin Smith and a player to be named or cash. The 26-year-old recorded a 4.00 ERA in 10 appearances with the Mets last season. (Nick Wass/AP)
Jonathan Villar, 2B, New York Mets
Acquired in the Jonathan Schoop trade, Villar spent two seasons with the Orioles before being dealt ahead of the arbitration deadline in 2019 for pitching prospect Easton Lucas. The 29-year-old has since spent time with the Blue Jays before signing a one-year, $3.5 million deal with the Mets this offseason.
Acquired in the Jonathan Schoop trade, Villar spent two seasons with the Orioles before being dealt ahead of the arbitration deadline in 2019 for pitching prospect Easton Lucas. The 29-year-old has since spent time with the Blue Jays before signing a one-year, $3.5 million deal with the Mets this offseason. (Lynne Sladky)
Richard Bleier, LHP, Miami Marlins
Bleier built himself into a reliable bullpen arm in four seasons with the Orioles before being traded to his hometown Marlins early in the 2020 season for infield prospect Isaac De Leon. The 33-year-old recorded a 2.63 ERA in 19 games with Miami last season.
Bleier built himself into a reliable bullpen arm in four seasons with the Orioles before being traded to his hometown Marlins early in the 2020 season for infield prospect Isaac De Leon. The 33-year-old recorded a 2.63 ERA in 19 games with Miami last season. (Chris O'Meara/AP)
Zach Pop, RHP, Miami Marlins
Acquired in the Manny Machado trade to the Dodgers at the 2018 deadline, Pop was later selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2020 Rule 5 draft and subsequently dealt to the Marlins. The 24-year-old has a 1.34 ERA with a 0.91 WHIP in 57 games at the minor league level.
Acquired in the Manny Machado trade to the Dodgers at the 2018 deadline, Pop was later selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2020 Rule 5 draft and subsequently dealt to the Marlins. The 24-year-old has a 1.34 ERA with a 0.91 WHIP in 57 games at the minor league level. (Adam Glanzman/AP)
Josh Hader, LHP, Milwaukee Brewers
A 19th-round pick by the Orioles in 2012 out of Old Mill, Hader was traded with outfielder L.J. Hoes and a competitive balance round A pick to the Houston Astros for starting pitcher Bud Norris at the 2013 deadline. After being sent to Milwaukee in the Astros' trade for Mike Fiers and Carlos Gomez, Hader has become one of the league's top relievers, earning All-Star nods in 2018 and 2019.
A 19th-round pick by the Orioles in 2012 out of Old Mill, Hader was traded with outfielder L.J. Hoes and a competitive balance round A pick to the Houston Astros for starting pitcher Bud Norris at the 2013 deadline. After being sent to Milwaukee in the Astros' trade for Mike Fiers and Carlos Gomez, Hader has become one of the league's top relievers, earning All-Star nods in 2018 and 2019. (Jeff Roberson/AP)
Carson Fulmer, RHP, Cincinnati Reds
Fulmer, a 2015 first-round pick by the White Sox out of Vanderbilt, pitched in just three games for the Orioles in 2020 after being claimed off waivers from the Pirates. The 27-year-old cracked the Reds' Opening Day roster after a solid spring with the Pirates and Tigers.
Fulmer, a 2015 first-round pick by the White Sox out of Vanderbilt, pitched in just three games for the Orioles in 2020 after being claimed off waivers from the Pirates. The 27-year-old cracked the Reds' Opening Day roster after a solid spring with the Pirates and Tigers. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)
Wade Miley, LHP, Cincinnati Reds
Acquired at the 2016 deadline for pitcher Ariel Miranda, Miley struggled with the Orioles, recording a 5.75 ERA in 43 starts across two seasons. He found success in Milwaukee and Houston before signing with the Reds ahead of the 2020 season, going 0-3 with a 5.65 ERA in six games.
Acquired at the 2016 deadline for pitcher Ariel Miranda, Miley struggled with the Orioles, recording a 5.75 ERA in 43 starts across two seasons. He found success in Milwaukee and Houston before signing with the Reds ahead of the 2020 season, going 0-3 with a 5.65 ERA in six games. (Jeff Roberson/AP)
Andrew Miller, LHP, St. Louis Cardinals
A key piece of the bullpen that helped the Orioles claim the 2014 AL East title, Miller is entering his 16th season with his seventh team. The 35-year-old recorded a 2.77 ERA in 16 games with the Cardinals last season.
A key piece of the bullpen that helped the Orioles claim the 2014 AL East title, Miller is entering his 16th season with his seventh team. The 35-year-old recorded a 2.77 ERA in 16 games with the Cardinals last season. (Lynne Sladky)
Jake Arrieta, RHP, Chicago Cubs
A fifth-round pick by the Orioles, Arrieta struggled to establish himself as a starter in Baltimore, recording a 5.46 ERA in four seasons before being dealt to the Cubs with reliever Pedro Strop and cash for catcher Steve Clevenger and right-hander Scott Feldman. He became an ace in Chicago, winning the 2015 NL Cy Young Award, and signed a three-year, $75 million contract with the Phillies ahead of the 2018 season. After a disappointing 22-23 record and 4.36 ERA in Philadelphia, he returned to the Cubs this offseason on a one-year, $6 million deal.
A fifth-round pick by the Orioles, Arrieta struggled to establish himself as a starter in Baltimore, recording a 5.46 ERA in four seasons before being dealt to the Cubs with reliever Pedro Strop and cash for catcher Steve Clevenger and right-hander Scott Feldman. He became an ace in Chicago, winning the 2015 NL Cy Young Award, and signed a three-year, $75 million contract with the Phillies ahead of the 2018 season. After a disappointing 22-23 record and 4.36 ERA in Philadelphia, he returned to the Cubs this offseason on a one-year, $6 million deal. (Armando L. Sanchez / Chicago Tribune)
Zach Davies, RHP, Chicago Cubs
A 26th-round pick by the Orioles in 2011, Davies was traded to the Brewers at the 2015 deadline for outfielder Gerardo Parra. After five productive seasons in Milwaukee, including a 43-32 record and 3.91 ERA, he recorded a 2.73 ERA in 12 starts for the playoff-bound Padres in 2020. Still just 28 years old, he signed a one-year deal worth $8.6 million with the Cubs this offseason.
A 26th-round pick by the Orioles in 2011, Davies was traded to the Brewers at the 2015 deadline for outfielder Gerardo Parra. After five productive seasons in Milwaukee, including a 43-32 record and 3.91 ERA, he recorded a 2.73 ERA in 12 starts for the playoff-bound Padres in 2020. Still just 28 years old, he signed a one-year deal worth $8.6 million with the Cubs this offseason. (Sue Ogrocki)
Kevin Gausman, RHP, San Francisco Giants
After not reaching the lofty heights that came with his fourth overall selection by the Orioles in the 2012 draft, Gausman was part of the mass exodus at the 2018 deadline that signaled the start of the club's rebuilding project. The 30-year-old struggled in Atlanta and Cincinnati before finding a home with the Giants, recording a 3.62 ERA in 12 games in 2020.
After not reaching the lofty heights that came with his fourth overall selection by the Orioles in the 2012 draft, Gausman was part of the mass exodus at the 2018 deadline that signaled the start of the club's rebuilding project. The 30-year-old struggled in Atlanta and Cincinnati before finding a home with the Giants, recording a 3.62 ERA in 12 games in 2020. (Ashley Landis)
Mike Yastrzemski, OF, San Francisco Giants
The grandson of Hall of Famer and Red Sox great Carl Yastrzemski, the outfielder was taken in the 14th round by the Orioles in the 2013 draft, but never debuted in Baltimore. He was traded for pitching prospect Tyler Herb in March 2019 before blossoming into a star in San Francisco, hitting .272 with 21 home runs that season. The 30-year-old hit .297 with 10 home runs and 35 RBIs in just 54 games last season, ranking 10th in the NL in Wins Above Replacement (WAR).
The grandson of Hall of Famer and Red Sox great Carl Yastrzemski, the outfielder was taken in the 14th round by the Orioles in the 2013 draft, but never debuted in Baltimore. He was traded for pitching prospect Tyler Herb in March 2019 before blossoming into a star in San Francisco, hitting .272 with 21 home runs that season. The 30-year-old hit .297 with 10 home runs and 35 RBIs in just 54 games last season, ranking 10th in the NL in Wins Above Replacement (WAR). (Ross D. Franklin)
Stefan Crichton, RHP, Arizona Diamondbacks
A 23rd-round pick by the Orioles in 2013, Crichton made his major league debut in 2017 but allowed 11 runs in only eight games. He was traded to the Diamondbacks in 2018 for a player to be named or cash and has held down a bullpen role the past two seasons for Arizona with a 3.04 ERA.
A 23rd-round pick by the Orioles in 2013, Crichton made his major league debut in 2017 but allowed 11 runs in only eight games. He was traded to the Diamondbacks in 2018 for a player to be named or cash and has held down a bullpen role the past two seasons for Arizona with a 3.04 ERA. (Darron Cummings/AP)
Christian Walker, 1B, Arizona Diamondbacks
A fourth-round pick by the Orioles in 2012, Walker played in just 13 games with the Orioles before being claimed off waivers by the Braves in 2017. He's become a regular at first base for the Diamondbacks, hitting .262 with 36 home runs and 107 RBIs over his past two seasons.
A fourth-round pick by the Orioles in 2012, Walker played in just 13 games with the Orioles before being claimed off waivers by the Braves in 2017. He's become a regular at first base for the Diamondbacks, hitting .262 with 36 home runs and 107 RBIs over his past two seasons. (Jae C. Hong/AP)
Justin Turner, 3B, Los Angeles Dodgers
Originally drafted by the Reds, Turner was traded with prospect Brandon Waring and Ryan Freel to the Orioles for Ramon Hernandez and cash in 2008. Turner made his major league debut with the Orioles in 2009 but played just 17 games in Baltimore before claimed off waivers by the Mets in 2010. He had modest success in New York before signing with the Dodgers, where he has become one of league's best hitters, helping LA win its first World Series title since 1988 last season.
Originally drafted by the Reds, Turner was traded with prospect Brandon Waring and Ryan Freel to the Orioles for Ramon Hernandez and cash in 2008. Turner made his major league debut with the Orioles in 2009 but played just 17 games in Baltimore before claimed off waivers by the Mets in 2010. He had modest success in New York before signing with the Dodgers, where he has become one of league's best hitters, helping LA win its first World Series title since 1988 last season. (Ashley Landis)
Manny Machado, 3B, San Diego Padres
Hoping to build a competitive team around their young star, the Orioles instead traded the soon-to-be free agent at the 2018 deadline for prospects Rylan Bannon, Yusniel Díaz, Zach Pop, Dean Kremer and Breyvic Valera. After reaching the World Series with the Dodgers, Machado signed a then-American sports record $300 million deal over 10 years with the Padres. The 28-year-old was an MVP candidate last season for San Diego, hitting .304 with 16 home runs and 47 RBIs in just 60 games.
Hoping to build a competitive team around their young star, the Orioles instead traded the soon-to-be free agent at the 2018 deadline for prospects Rylan Bannon, Yusniel Díaz, Zach Pop, Dean Kremer and Breyvic Valera. After reaching the World Series with the Dodgers, Machado signed a then-American sports record $300 million deal over 10 years with the Padres. The 28-year-old was an MVP candidate last season for San Diego, hitting .304 with 16 home runs and 47 RBIs in just 60 games. (Sue Ogrocki)
Mychal Givens, RHP, Colorado Rockies
A longtime fixture of the Orioles bullpen, spending six seasons with the Orioles after being picked in the second round in 2009, Givens was traded to Colorado at last season's deadline for prospects Tyler Nevin, Terrin Vavra and Mishael Deson. The 30-year-old recorded a 6.75 ERA in 10 games for the Rockies in 2020.
A longtime fixture of the Orioles bullpen, spending six seasons with the Orioles after being picked in the second round in 2009, Givens was traded to Colorado at last season's deadline for prospects Tyler Nevin, Terrin Vavra and Mishael Deson. The 30-year-old recorded a 6.75 ERA in 10 games for the Rockies in 2020. (Rob Tringali/AP)
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