Found November 02, 2012 on
Pro Sports Daily:
The Baltimore Orioles claimed second baseman Alexi Casilla off waivers from the Minnesota Twins on Friday. Casilla hit .241 with one homer and stole 21 bases for the Twins this past season. The 28-year-old Casilla is eligible for arbitration in 2013 and projected to make around $1.5 million.
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Yesterday, the Orioles made one contract move, as they exercised their $1 million option for right handed reliever Luis Ayala. Ayala – his inherited runner track record aside – was damn impressive out of the bullpen, pitching to a 2.64 ERA in 66 appearances.
However, it was the option that the club declined that has Birdland all atwitter today.
In a move that was widely expected...
MINNEAPOLIS After seven seasons with the Minnesota Twins, utility infielder Alexi Casilla has found a new team.The Baltimore Orioles claimed the 28-year-old Casilla off outright waivers, the Twins announced Friday. Casilla was signed by the Angels as an amateur free agent in 2003 and was traded to the Twins in 2005 for pitcher J.C. Romero.In seven seasons with the Twins, Casilla...
The Baltimore Orioles had a great, very surprising 2012 season. They made the playoffs for the first time since 1997, and baseball in the beltway is peaking when you take the success of the Washington Nationals into account as well. But Baltimore GM Dan Duquette is going to have some work to do in order to repeat the success that his team had in 2012.
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Baltimore Orioles shortstop Ryan Adams has been suspended for the first 25 games of next season after testing positive for a banned amphetamine.
The 25-year-old, an All-Star two years ago in the Double-A Eastern League, has never played in a big league game but was on the 40-man roster at the time of the test. He was assigned outright on Sept. 14 to Triple-A Norfolk, where he hit...