Fry seeks more success in second half

Paul Fry led the Orioles this season with 66 appearances out of the bullpen. A source of pride that also might have come at a price. Was it the workload, in his first full season in the majors, that created the 8.38 ERA and .333 average against in August and the 10.29 ERA and .355 average against in September? It’s a plausible theory given his ... read more

Solid statuses for Wynns and Wojciechowski heading into spring

By stating his intent to find a fourth catcher for the spring training roster, a minor league deal the most obvious avenue, executive vice president/general manager Mike Elias revealed that Austin Wynns remains firmly in the Orioles’ plans for 2020. It wasn’t an assumption. The Orioles might have to clear more space on their 40-man roster over the winter and they’re carrying three catchers. Elias ... read more

Orioles adding Fredi González to coaching staff

The Orioles are nearing completion of the hiring process for their coaching staff, another item to cross off a long list of activities. Former Marlins and Braves manager Fredi González has been chosen as major league coach, according to a source. González inherits the title that belonged to José Hernández, who shifts to assistant hitting coach, per the source. Two of the three vacancies on ... read more

Orioles sign Dilson Herrera to minor league deal

The Orioles made a move this afternoon to increase their infield depth and perhaps provide another roster option in spring training. Maintaining a busy schedule this week with the Winter Meetings approaching, the Orioles signed 25-year-old utility player Dilson Herrera to a minor league contract. Herrera spent the 2019 season in Triple-A, where he hit .248/.330/.501 with 29 doubles, 24 home runs and 64 RBIs ... read more

There’s no mystery surrounding Orioles’ biggest roster needs

If we’re ranking the Orioles’ roster needs heading into the Winter Meetings, middle infield and starting pitching reside at the top of the list. They can be 1 and 1A. You can stack one on top of the other and not necessarily be wrong. Too close to call. The bullpen could use some tweaking and there are depth moves on the horizon, including a fourth ... read more

Elias on trading Bundy, the return and what could follow

The Orioles aren’t waiting until next week’s Winter Meetings to get busy in the trade market. Two days after sending infielder Jonathan Villar to the Marlins rather than non-tendering him, executive vice president/general manager Mike Elias dealt starting pitcher Dylan Bundy to the Angels for four minor league pitchers. Who’s next? Elias obtained right-handers Isaac Mattson, Kyle Bradish, Zach Peek and Kyle Brnovich in exchange ... read more

Orioles’ trade approach and more on Lucas and Rogers

The Winter Meetings that officially begin Monday in San Diego are going to be filled with the usual trade and free agent rumors that flood the hotel lobby and cause sportswriters to nearly spill their Starbucks while rushing to get confirmation. Here’s what you need to remember about the Orioles: Whatever deals are discussed with rival executives most likely will involve lower-level minor leaguers. I ... read more

Taking another look at Bleier signing and Villar’s departure

The next order of baseball business is behind the Orioles. They tendered contracts yesterday to five of their seven arbitration-eligible players, signed reliever Richard Bleier and traded infielder Jonathan Villar to the Marlins. The 40-man roster holds 38 players, leaving room for multiple selections in the Dec. 12 Rule 5 draft in San Diego. Coming up are five days at the Winter Meetings if you ... read more