Originally written on Oriole Post  |  Last updated 11/5/12
Sorry for the delay with updating the site. I've just moved into a new house, and just had a lot of stuff going on with life. The dust has settled on the 2012 season for the Orioles, and as time has passed, it's even more amazing to think what they accomplished. Although they got bounced out of the playoffs by the Yankees in ALDS, it's incredible how far the franchise has come since Spring Training. Hopefully, during the winter, the Orioles to plug in pieces to sustain what they did in 2012. There's no guarantee that Baltimore will end up the playoffs again in '13; however, if Dan Duquette can work the magic he did again this offseason that was golden in 2012, the Birds may be in good shape. I'll go over a few of the moves the Orioles have made and awards they've earned, but first, the Orioles did make a move for the future. With Brian Roberts' status still unknown, the Orioles signed a second baseman last week. I'm not sure ths signing of Alexi Casilla is really going to make things better for the Orioles. He's an ok player, but his peripheral numbers aren't that great -- in fact, they are mediocre. Then again, I was skeptical about many of the moves that Duquette made during the past season, and was wrong.   Orioles claim INF Alexi Casilla off waivers, outright three and reinstate five from the 60-day DL The Orioles today announced that they have claimed INF ALEXI CASILLA off waivers from the Minnesota Twins.  Additionally, the Orioles have outrighted OF LEW FORD, INF STEVE TOLLESON and LHP ZACH PHILLIPS to Triple-A Norfolk and reinstated RHPs OLIVER DRAKE and STU POMERANZ, LHP TSUYOSHI WADA, INF BRIAN ROBERTS and OF NOLAN REIMOLD from the 60-day disabled list.Casilla, 28, played in a career-high 106 games for Minnesota in 2012, batting .241/.282/.321.  He also stole 21 bases in 22 attempts.Ford, 35, batted .183/.256/.352 with three home runs in 25 games for the Orioles in 2012, his first major league action since 2007 with Minnesota.Tolleson, 29, batted .183/.227/.310 in 29 games over four stints with the Orioles in 2012.Phillips, 26, pitched to a 6.00 ERA (6.0IP, 4ER) in six games with the Orioles in 2012.  He made 42 relief appearances for Triple-A Norfolk, going 2-2 with a 3.17 ERA (54.0IP, 19ER).Drake, 25, was recalled on September 29 and placed on the 60-day DL with right shoulder tendonitis.  He made three starts for Double-A Bowie, going 1-1 with a 1.50 ERA (18.0IP, 3ER).Pomeranz, 27, pitched to a 3.00 ERA (6.0IP, 2ER) in three appearances for the Orioles.  He was placed on the DL on May 26 with a left oblique injury.Wada, 31, had left elbow ligament replacement surgery, performed by Dr. Lewis Yocum, on May 11 and missed the entire 2012 season.Roberts, 35, appeared in 17 games for the Orioles, batting .182/.233/.182.  He ended the season on the DL with a right groin strain and had right hip surgery on August 2.Reimold, 29, batted .313/.333/.627 in 16 games for the Orioles before being placed on the DL on May 1 with a herniated disc in his neck.With these moves, the Orioles have 39 players on the 40-man roster.
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