Baltimore Orioles Wiretap

Matt Wieters Hopes To Catch Opening Day

Feb 23, 2015 2:01 AM

Orioles catcher Matt Wieters has a goal this spring. He wants to be ready to play on Opening Day in Tampa Bay.

Wieters underwent Tommy John surgery on his right elbow last June 17, is already catching bullpen sessions at spring training. 

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Orioles Nearing Deal With Everth Cabrera

Feb 19, 2015 8:35 AM

The Baltimore Orioles aren't expected to complete the deal on Thursday, but they are nearing an agreement with Everth Cabrera.

The two sides have been discussing a one-year contract in the range of $2.4 million.

Eduardo Encina/Baltimore Sun

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Orioles Among Those Interested In Dustin McGowan

Feb 11, 2015 5:50 PM

The Baltimore Orioles have expressed interest in Dustin McGowan, according to a report.

A number of other clubs have also shown interest in the 32-year-old.

The Toronto Blue Jays declined McGowan's $4 million option earlier this offseason.

Eduardo Encina/Baltimore Sun

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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2015 MLB Draft Order Set

Feb 10, 2015 8:42 AM

The order for the 2015 Major League Baseball draft is set now that James Shields has reached a deal with the San Diego Padres.

San Diego will part with the 13th overall pick because the Kansas City Royals issued Shields a qualifying offer earlier this offseason.

First Round

1. Diamondbacks
2. Astros
3. Rockies
4. Rangers
5. Astros
6. Twins
7. Red Sox
8. White Sox
9. Cubs
10. Phillies
11. Reds
12. Marlins            
13. Rays
14. Braves
15. Brewers
16. Yankees
17. Indians
18. Giants
19. Pirates
20. Athletics
21. Royals
22. Tigers
23. Cardinals
24. Dodgers
25. Orioles
26. Angels

Compensation Picks

27. Rockies          
28. Braves
29. Blue Jays
30. Yankees
31. Giants
32. Pirates
33. Royals
34. Tigers
35. Dodgers
36. Orioles

Competitive Balance Round A

37. Astros    
38. Rockies
39. Cardinals
40. Brewers
41. Padres
42. Indians

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Cardinals Acquire Ohlman From Orioles

Feb 4, 2015 9:28 AM

The St. Louis Cardinals have acquired Michael Ohlman from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for cash considerations.

Baltimore had designated Ohlman for assignment.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, Baltimore Orioles, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

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Pirates Trade Snider To Orioles

Jan 28, 2015 8:47 AM

The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded Travis Snider to the Baltimore Orioles for a Minor League pitcher and a player to be named later.

The deal was announced on Tuesday night.

Pittsburgh received left-hander Stephen Tarpley.

Associated Press

Tags: Pittsburgh Pirates, Baltimore Orioles, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

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Bud Norris, Orioles Agree To $8.8M Deal

Jan 27, 2015 8:19 AM

The Baltimore Orioles have avoided arbitration with Bud Norris, agreeing to a one-year, $8.8 million deal.

Norris would get a $25,000 bonus for 180 innings and $50,000 more for 200 under Monday's agreement.

He also would earn $50,000 each for making the All-Star Game or winning a Gold Glove.

Norris, who turns 30 on March 2, was 15-8 with a 3.65 ERA in 28 starts last season, when he made $5.3 million.

Associated Press

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

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Blue Jays End Pursuit Of Dan Duquette

Jan 26, 2015 7:28 AM

The Toronto Blue Jays have broken off talks with the Baltimore Orioles for executive Dan Duquette after refusing to part with Jeff Hoffman and two other top prospects as compensation.

Toronto has reportedly been interested in hiring Duquette to replace Paul Beeston as team president since December.

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Tags: Toronto Blue Jays, Baltimore Orioles, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Blue Jays Closing In On Deal For Duquette

Jan 23, 2015 8:39 AM

The Toronto Blue Jays and Baltimore Orioles are nearing a deal that would send executive Dan Duquette to Canada, according to sources.

If a deal is reached, Duquette's compensation with Toronto will be substantial.

Orioles owner Peter Angelos recently told the Baltimore Sun that he expects Duquette to remain in his current role with the club.


Tags: Toronto Blue Jays, Baltimore Orioles, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Orioles Will Receive 'Substantial' If Duquette Goes To Blue Jays

Jan 22, 2015 1:41 PM

If the Toronto Blue Jays are able to wrestle Dan Duquette away from the Baltimore Orioles, his incumbent club will receive "substantial" compensation.

Jeff Hoffman, a right-hander, is a name that has been mentioned in rumors.

The Blue Jays selected Hoffman with the No. 9 pick in the 2014 draft.

Buster Olney/ESPN

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Toronto Blue Jays, Misc Rumor

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Orioles Discussing Extension With Tillman
Baltimore avoided arbitration with Chris Tillman on Friday by agreeing to a one-year, $4.315 million deal for 2015.

Roch Kubatko/MASN

Well-Traveled Arthur Rhodes Retires
Arthur Rhodes had a 20-year career, changing uniforms 9 times in eleven years.

Angelos: Duquette Won't Be Leaving Orioles For Blue Jays
The Blue Jays have expressed interest in acquiring executive Dan Duquette from the Orioles, but managing partner Peter Angelos says that won't happen.

Dan Connolly/Baltimore Sun

Blue Jays, Orioles Discussing Duquette Trade
The Orioles and Jays have discussed a compensation package that would allow Dan Duquette, currently Baltimore's executive VP of baseball operations, to become Toronto's president and CEO.

Gregor Chisholm/MLB

Machado Expects To Be Ready For Spring Training
Manny Machado expects to be ready for Spring Training next month despite two knee operations in less than a year.

Associated Press

Tommy Hunter To Re-Sign With Orioles
Tommy Hunter and the Orioles have agreed to a one-year, $4.65 million contract.

Associated Press

Orioles Sign Arencibia To Minor League Deal
J.P. Arencibia, 29, will receive an invitation to Spring Training.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Orioles, Dodgers Have Engaged In Talks On Ethier
The Orioles are looking for a left-handed hitting outfielder and have discussed Andre Ethier with the Dodgers, according to a source.

Roch Kubatko/MASN

Orioles, Dodgers Have Discussed Ethier Trade
According to reports, the Orioles and Dodgers have had trade talks involving outfielder Andre Ethier.


Report: Norichika Aoki Seeking Three-Year Deal
The Orioles and Giants remain a possibility for outfielder Norichika Aoki.

Boston Globe

Longtime Executive Hank Peters Dies At 90
Hank Peters died on Sunday of complications from a recent stroke.

Orioles Focused On Signing Colby Rasmus
Buck Showalter is scheduled to meet with Colby Rasmus within the next few days at the player's home in Alabama.

Eduardo A. Encina/Baltimore Sun

Orioles Looking At Rasmus, Swisher
Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis both departed via free agency.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Orioles, Young Agree To One-Year Deal
Delmon Young has agreed to return to the Orioles on a one-year deal, according to reports.


Sources: Orioles Discussing Outfielder With Padres
The Orioles are still interested in potentially acquiring Seth Smith or Will Venable from the Padres, according to sources.

Eduardo A. Encina/Baltimore Sun

Hundley Appears Unlikely To Rejoin O's
Free-agent catcher Nick Hundley has a two-year offer from an unidentified team.

Chris Davis Gets Exemption For Adderall
Chris Davis has received approval for a therapeutic-use exemption for Adderall during the 2015 season.

David Wilson/MLB

Markakis To Receive $2M Signing Bonus
The Braves will pay Nick Markakis a $2 million signing bonus by Jan. 1 as part of his four-year, $44 million contract.

Associated Press

Orioles Had Deal For Starter Fall Through
The Orioles were on the verge of a trade for a starter on Wednesday, but the deal fell through.

Eduardo A. Encina/Baltimore Sun

Sources: Andrew Miller, Yankees Reach $36M Deal
The Yankees are reportedly prepared to move on from closer David Robertson, unless his price drops.