The Orioles made a small move last week by signing a big-name independent league player, adding Patrick Palmeiro, son of former slugger Rafael Palmeiro, to a minor league contract.
Patrick Palmeiro, 26, played in 2015 for the Sugar Land (Texas) Skeeters of the Atlantic League after three seasons in the Chicago White Sox system. His father briefly joined him last September for a stint with the Skeeters, going 2-for-4 with an RBI and a walk in his only game with the team.
His son, a third baseman, hit .256 with 13 home runs and 68 RBIs in 128 games.
Previously, Palmeiro spent the better part of his three seasons in affiliated baseball playing rookie ball in Great Falls,...