The Orioles expected to acquire additional players at this week's winter meetings, but they enter the final day preparing to return to Baltimore with nothing more than a Rule 5 pick. Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said Wednesday that the Orioles expect to make a selection in Thursday morning's Rule 5 draft.
In fairness to the Orioles, the first few weeks of the baseball offseason have not exactly been packed with hot-stove activity. The free agent market has remained quiet and trading activity has been predictably light. So, it's kind of hard to gauge just how "proactive" Dan Duquette and the Orioles front office have been thus far.
SARASOTA, Fla. - For the first time this spring, Orioles starters Adam Jones, Chris Davis, Manny Machado and Steve Pearce will make a road trip this afternoon at the O's travel north to Bradenton to play the Pirates at McKechnie Field.