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Date: Team: Pos:

Orioles signed INF Rey Navarro a one-year contract.

Navarro, 24, batted .282/.343/.435 in the Reds' minor league system this past season. He'll attempt to win a bench job during spring training.
Nov 26 - 1:37 PM

Orioles acquired LHP Scott Barnes from the Indians for cash considerations.

Barnes was designated for assignment by the Indians over the weekend after the acquisition of Charles Brewer. The 27-year-old southpaw appeared in 22 games in the majors from 2012-2013 and had a 3.69 ERA and 35/16 K/BB ratio over 31 2/3 innings at the Triple-A level this past season.
Nov 26 - 1:24 PM

According to Clark Spencer and Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Marlins have inquired about trades for Chris Davis of the Orioles and Evan Gattis of the Braves.

These are just two of the options the Marlins are looking at as they attempt to upgrade from Garrett Jones at first base. They would likely have to give up quality pieces for either player, potentially including top prospect left-hander Andrew Heaney. Davis is under team control though 2015 while Gattis is under team control through 2018. Mike Morse gives the Marlins an alternative in free agency, but the club only has "lukewarm" interest in signing him.
Nov 26 - 8:29 AM

The Orioles interviewed minor league hitting coordinator Jeff Manto and one other candidate for their open hitting coach position Monday.

Manto is believed to be the only internal candidate who will be interviewed for the position vacated by the reassignment of Jim Presley. The identity of the outside candidate interviewed Monday is unknown. Manto previously served as a hitting coach with the Pirates and White Sox before joining the Orioles in 2013.
Source: MASN Sports
Nov 24 - 9:14 PM

Orioles hitting coach Jim Presley has been reassigned to a different role in the organization.

Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun writes that the move "revolves around personal issues and not job performance." The O's, who led the major leagues in home runs this past season and finished sixth in total runs scored, are beginning the interview process to replace Presley immediately. He was on the job for four years.
Nov 24 - 12:16 PM

Indians designated LHP Scott Barnes for assignment.

The team acquired Charles Brewer from the Diamondbacks for cash considerations on Saturday. The designation of Barnes was their way of making room on the roster. Barnes pitched 8+ innings with the Indians last season and allowed seven runs over that stretch.
Nov 23 - 11:09 AM

Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports the Orioles and free agent Rey Navarro have reached an agreement on a major league deal, pending a physical.

Kubatko reported the two sides were close on Friday, noting that the O's were looking to stockpile strong defensive shortstops. In Navarro, they get a 24-year-old who hit .282/.343/.435 in the Reds' minor league system this past season. Navarro is regarded as a plus defensive shortstop and should have a good shot at earning a bench job in spring.
Nov 22 - 6:34 PM

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that it's "increasingly likely" Andrew Miller will get a four-year contract.

Morosi says that Miller "already has multiple offers of at least three years," so it appears a team might have to guarantee a fourth year to push them over the top. He also notes that Miller is expected to eclipse the previous high-water mark for a reliever with no closing experience, which currently sits at $6 million per season. CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reported last week that Miller was receiving interest from 22 teams.
Nov 21 - 3:53 PM

Orioles signed INF Paul Janish to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

The O's were looking for some shortstop depth and have found it in Janish. The 32-year-old spent all of 2014 at Triple-A with the Rockies and Royals, batting .268/.323/.359.
Nov 21 - 3:00 PM

Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports that talks are "progressing" between the Orioles and Reynaldo Navarro

Navarro batted .282/.343/.435 with 12 homers between Double- and Triple-A with the Reds this past season. He'd represent organizational depth for the O's.
Nov 21 - 1:13 PM

Orioles purchased the contract of RHP Mike Wright from Triple-A Norfolk.

Wright is now protected from the Rule-5 Draft. He pitched 142+ innings and posted a 4.61 ERA at Triple A. He also struck out 103.
Nov 20 - 4:47 PM

Orioles purchased the contract of LHP Tyler Wilson from Triple-A Norfolk.

Wilson is now protected from selection in the Rule-5 Draft. He pitched to a 3.60 ERA in 70 innings at Triple-A.
Nov 20 - 4:43 PM

Orioles claimed OF Alex Hassan off waivers from the Athletics.

Hassan managed just one hit in nine plate appearances this past season for the Red Sox. He was claimed by the A's earlier this week, but they had to put him on waivers to clear out a 40-man roster spot. The 26-year-old has shown good plate discipline in the minor leagues while mashing left-handed pitching.
Nov 20 - 1:48 PM

Orioles signed RHP Terry Doyle to a minor league contract.

Doyle posted a promising 2.93 ERA in 58 1/3 innings this past season for the Braves' Triple-A affiliate. The 29-year-old right-hander will function as organizational depth in 2015 for the O's. He has never made an appearance in a major league game.
Nov 20 - 11:22 AM

According to MASN's Roch Kubatko, free agent Delmon Young is seeking a two-year deal.

Which makes it unlikely that he re-signs with the Orioles (unless, of course, his asking price drops). Young batted .302/.337/.442 with seven home runs and 30 RBI in 83 games this past season for Baltimore. The 29-year-old isn't a very good defensive outfielder, so he'll likely remain in the American League where he can DH.
Source: MASN
Nov 20 - 9:46 AM


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