December 2012 - Baltimore Orioles Wiretap

Orioles Remain In Contact With Joe Saunders

Dec 29, 2012 4:52 PM

The Orioles remain in contact with the agent for Joe Saunders, according to executive vice president Dan Duquette.

Some members of the media keep trying to link the Orioles to Kyle Lohse, but they don't give out big contracts to free-agent pitchers.

Roch Kubatko/MASN Sports

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Orioles Hesitant To Pursue LaRoche

Dec 24, 2012 2:24 PM

The Orioles would like to add power and defense at first base, but they are considered about the draft pick compensation that is required to sign Adam LaRoche.

Washington extended a qualifying offer to LaRoche, so any team that signs him would have to part with a draft selection.

LaRoche, 33, hit .271/.343/.510 with a career-high 33 homers in 2012 after missing the majority of 2011 with a torn labrum.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Washington Nationals, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Orioles, Mariners Have Discussed Porcello With Tigers

Dec 21, 2012 8:07 AM

The Tigers are still receiving calls about Rick Porcello.

The Mariners and Orioles are among the teams that have talked to the Tigers about a possible trade for the young right-hander, according to a report.

D.J. Short/Hardball Talk

Tags: Seattle Mariners, Baltimore Orioles, Detroit Tigers

Orioles Want To Re-Sign Saunders, Who Is Drawing Interest

Dec 21, 2012 8:02 AM

The Orioles have engaged in talks with Joe Saunders, who they would like to re-sign.

Saunders is also drawing high interest from three other teams.

Buster Olney/ESPN (via Twitter)

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Adam Greenberg Signs Deal With Orioles

Dec 20, 2012 3:12 PM

The Orioles have signed Adam Greenberg, who previously gained attention when he was hit in the head with a pitch in 2005, and again last season when he briefly joined the Marlins, to a minor league deal.

"I couldn't be more excited for the opportunity," Greenberg said Thursday afternoon.

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Miami Marlins, Signing

Orioles Have 'Legitimate' Interest In LaRoche

Dec 18, 2012 7:43 AM

The Orioles have "legitimate interest" in adding Adam LaRoche to their roster.

LaRoche could also draw interest from a number of other teams, including the Red Sox and Rangers, as the market for his services takes shape.

Patrick Reddington/SB Nation

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Washington Nationals, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Average Salary Hits Record $3.2M

Dec 7, 2012 3:35 PM

Major League Baseball's average salary increased 3.8 percent this year to a record $3.2 million.

According to final figures released Friday by the Major League Baseball Players Association, the rise was the steepest since 2007.

The boost was helped by an increase in the minimum salary from $414,000 to $480,000.

Associated Press

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Orioles Re-Sign Nate McLouth

Dec 5, 2012 3:17 PM

The Orioles have re-signed Nate McLouth to a one-year, $2 million contract.

McLouth, 31, revived his career with Baltimore last season.

He made $1.75 million last season.

Associated Press

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Signing

Orioles Meet With Swisher's Representatives

Dec 4, 2012 9:14 PM

The market for Nick Swisher is heating up, according to reports.

Dan Lozano, who represents Swisher, has met with four teams. Swisher has spoken directly to two different managers.

The Orioles met with Lozano on Tuesday, according to a tweet by Buster Olney of ESPN.

Tim Dierkes/MLB Trade Rumors

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, San Francisco Giants, Seattle Mariners, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Source: Orioles Have Interest In Michael Morse

Dec 4, 2012 11:11 AM

The Orioles have interest in acquiring Michael Morse from the Nationals, according to a source.

Baltimore likes Morse's ability to play both first base and the outfield.

Jon Paul Morosi/FOX Sports (via Twitter)

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Washington Nationals, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Source: Swisher May Wait For Hamilton To Sign
An industry source has indicated that Nick Swisher will wait until fellow free agent Josh Hamilton agrees to a deal before signing with a team.

Rob Bradford/WEEI

Orioles More Likely To Trade For Slugger Than Sign One
Baltimore has made adding a power hitter their top priority this offseason.

Dan Connolly/Baltimore Sun

Reynolds, Wilson, Jurrjens Among Those Non-Tendered
A number of high-profile players were non-tendered on Friday night, making them free agents with the ability to sign with any team.