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The Baltimore Orioles and Steve Pearce avoided arbitration by agreeing on a new one-year deal.
Pearce, 30, appeared in 44 games for the Orioles last season hitting .261/.362/.420 with four home runs. He will see limited action at first, outfield and DH in 2014.
The new deal calls for Pearce to make $850,000 next season.
Currently the Orioles are still trying to find trade partners for closer Jim Johnson. While Johnson saved 50 games each of the last two seasons he blew nine games in 2013. He is expected to command as much as $10 million in arbitration.
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2013 Record: 85-77, 3rd place AL East
2014 Prediction: 3rd place AL East
After failing to make it to October in their 2013-season, the Baltimore Orioles look to have their third-consecutive winning season during 2014. Last season, the whole team had a combined effort to only just 54 errors, making them baseball’s best with a .991 field percentage.
The Orioles’ key to success...
After trading closer Jim Johnson to the Oakland Athletics in exchange for Jemile Weeks, the Baltimore Orioles freed up about $11 million for their 2014 payroll.
The Orioles already have two solid outfielders in Adam Jones and Nick Markakis. However, Nate Mclouth is likely to depart via free agency.
With Steve Pearce, Jason Pridie, and Nolan Reimold, the in-house options...
In the little over two months since the regular season ended, the Orioles have been busy adjusting the 40-man roster. There have been nine additions and some subtractions since then.
As the Monday night deadline for offering contracts nears, the roster stands at 39, and Orioles vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette is obviously eager for some more movement.
On Monday evening, the A’s acquired right-handed pitcher and closer Jim Johnson from the Baltimore Orioles for second baseman Jemile Weeks, in the latest “What The…?” move by A’s General Manager Billy Beane. He seems to have at least one of these every offseason. In 2011, it was signing Yoenis Cespedes. In 2012, it was trading for Jed Lowrie. Now, in 2o13, it’s trading...
As has been previously noted in this space, the Orioles are willing to listen to trade offers for All-Star closer Jim Johnson. Reports Monday are a lot stronger, though, as CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman reports the Orioles are trying to trade him. A Fox Sports report said the Orioles are "trying hard" to deal him.
As I said, stronger. "Willing to listen" isn...
The Athletics have acquired right-hander Jim Johnson from the Orioles for second baseman Jemile Weeks, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com has confirmed. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports first reported the deal.
Baltimore was reportedly shopping their closer for salary relief in recent weeks. Johnson, 30, is projected to earn more than $10 million in 2014 according to Matt Swartz of MLB Trade...
The Oakland Athletics acquired AL saves leader Jim Johnson from the Baltimore Orioles on Monday night as a replacement for All-Star closer Grant Balfour.
The A's got Johnson on Monday for infielder Jemile Weeks and a player to be named, capping a busy day for general manager Billy Beane.
The teams announced the trade late Monday.
Balfour became a free agent after the season...
The Oakland A’s have acquired right-hander Jim Johnson from the Baltimore Orioles for second baseman Jemile Weeks and a player to be named later. The deal was first reported by Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.
The deal works for both clubs. The A’s lost closer Grant Balfour to free agency and the Orioles have had a hard time keeping Brian Roberts on the field and healthy...
Late last month, Buster Olney of ESPN.com reported that the Baltimore Orioles were willing to listen to offers for closer Jim Johnson. The Orioles are looking to shed some salary and with Johnson projected to get a salary worth more than $10 million, he seems like a prime trade candidate.Earlier today, Fox Sports' Ken Rossenthal reported that the Orioles were "trying hard...