Baltimore Orioles Wiretap

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

Jan 19, 2015 8:32 AM

The Baltimore Orioles are discussing a multi-year deal with Chris Tillman, according to a report.

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

Tillman, the club's top starter the past two seasons, has gone 29-13 with a 3.52 ERA over that period.

Roch Kubatko/MASN

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Well-Traveled Arthur Rhodes Retires

Jan 18, 2015 1:12 PM

Though he hadn't appeared in a major or minor league game since 2011, veteran Arthur Rhodes quietly held on to a remarkable career that spanned 20 big league seasons.

According to's Mark Sheldon, that changed on Friday as the now 45-year-old left-handed reliever just as quietly made his retirement official.

Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, Baltimore Orioles, Seattle Mariners, Cincinnati Reds, Miami Marlins, Oakland Athletics, Philadelphia Phillies, Texas Rangers, Misc Rumor

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Angelos: Duquette Won't Be Leaving Orioles For Blue Jays

Jan 15, 2015 8:50 AM

The Toronto Blue Jays have expressed interest in acquiring executive Dan Duquette from the Baltimore Orioles, but managing partner Peter Angelos says that won't happen.

Angelos said representatives of the Blue Jays have contacted the Orioles about acquiring Duquette to be their president and CEO, but Angelos said Wednesday night that Duquette isn't going anywhere.

Duquette is signed through 2018.

"That is not going to happen. There have not been any changes in the status of Dan Duquette. He is our GM and he is going to remain our GM," Angelos said. "He is concentrating on his efforts to determine the composition of our team for 2015. That is the answer. Period."

Dan Connolly/Baltimore Sun

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

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Blue Jays, Orioles Discussing Duquette Trade

Jan 14, 2015 4:44 PM

The Toronto Blue Jays and Baltimore Orioles are discussing a trade that would send Dan Duquette north of the border.

The Orioles and Blue Jays have discussed a compensation package that would allow Duquette, currently Baltimore's executive vice president of baseball operations, to become Toronto's president and chief executive officer, according to a report.

The same report said the two sides are not close to a deal, but they are talking.

Toronto's reported interest in Duquette dates back at least a couple of months. He was one of several high-profile team executives to catch the attention of someone in the Blue Jays organization as a possible replacement for Paul Beeston.

Gregor Chisholm/MLB

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

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Machado Expects To Be Ready For Spring Training

Jan 14, 2015 4:40 PM

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

The 22-year-old participated in batting practice and running drills Wednesday at the team's spring training headquarters during the final session of the Baltimore Orioles' three-day mini-camp.

"My goal was just to come out here and show them that I'm ready to go," he said.

Machado hit .283 with 14 homers, 51 doubles and 71 RBIs in his first full season in 2013.

Associated Press

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Misc Rumor

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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.


Braves Agree To Four-Year Deal With Markakis
According to sources, the deal could end up being worth $45 million.


Orioles, Mariners, Padres In Play For Matt Kemp
One person close to the situation said the Orioles have gotten "nowhere" in talks for the outfielder.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Orioles Showing 'Strong Interest' In Morse
Baltimore lost Nelson Cruz to the Mariners and watched Torii Hunter agree to terms with the Twins.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Sources: Less Than 50-50 Chance Orioles Re-Sign Markakis
It seemed like a virtually certainty a month ago that the outfielder would return to Baltimore.

Dan Connolly/Baltimore Sun

Report: O's Discuss Trade For Kemp With Dodgers
Matt Kemp has been the subject of numerous trade rumors.