The Orioles have avoided arbitration with right-hander Tommy Hunter by reaching an agreement Monday with the relief pitcher on a one-year deal. It is worth $4.65 million, according to an industry source.
Catcher Matt Wieters, represented by agent Scott Boras, has filed for a 2014 salary worth $8.75 million, while the Orioles filed at $6.5 million. The club settled with the rest of their arbitration-eligible players on Friday.
It became clear this season that Jake Arrieta needed a change of scenery, that the Baltimore Orioles had gotten all they were going to get out of a 27-year-old righty who has oodles of talent but too often got inside his own head when things started to go wrong.
The evolution of Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman continued on Friday night with a statistical gem that was an obvious struggle. In the Orioles¿ 2-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox in front of a nearly packed house, Tillman did what good pitchers are supposed to do.
It's a pretty good time to be a Baltimore sports fan. This is the first time since the Ravens came into existence in 1996 that both the Orioles and Ravens had season records above .500 in the same calendar year.
It wasn't exactly a pre-trade deadline blockbuster, but the Orioles sent cash to the New York Mets on Friday for 30-year-old infielder Omar Quintanilla, who was designated for assignment earlier this week.
Dan Duquette talked for a few minutes about his trade today to acquire middle infielder Omar Quintanilla for cash. Quintanilla is expected to man second base at least until Robert Andino returns from injury.
The Orioles added infielder Omar Quintanilla for cash or future considerations on Friday from the New York Mets. An hour earlier, the Orioles learned they had lost right-hander Brad Bergesen to the Arizona Diamondbacks on a waiver claim.
Just one day after purchasing his contract from Triple-A Norfolk, the Orioles have designated right-handed Brad Bergesen for assignment in order so they could recall Wednesday¿s starter, right-hander Tommy Hunter.
After seeing their bullpen carry an extended load in four games since the all-star break, the Orioles are expected to purchase the contract of right-handed reliever Brad Bergesen to help aid a taxed relief corps.
Right-hander Armando Galarraga, who is hoping to make the Orioles after missing much of last season because of injury, tired after a solid early performance and ended up allowing four runs in four innings as the Boston Red Sox beat the Orioles, 7-4, in a split-squad game at JetBlue Park.