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The Baltimore Orioles have declined to offer a 2013 contract to slugger Mark Reynolds, a decision that allows the infielder to become a free agent.
Baltimore also declined to tender second baseman Omar Quintanilla and right-hander Stu Pomeranz. The moves were announced Friday night.
Reynolds hit .221 with 23 homers and 69 RBIs last season. His home run output was down from 37 in 2011 and his fewest since his rookie year in 2007.
Reynolds struggled at third base early last season and was moved to first, where he played exceptionally well.
Last month, the Orioles declined Reynolds' $11 million option for 2013, opting for the $500,000 buyout. Friday's move enabled Baltimore to avoid going to arbitration with Reynolds.
Chris Davis moves atop the depth chart at first base.
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The arbitration deadline has come and gone, and to the dismay of many Baltimore Orioles fans, the O’s non-tendered 1B Mark Reynolds and he is now an unrestricted free agent.
Both are now free agents
Fans held onto hope until the clock finally struck midnight, that Baltimore and Reynolds would be able to get something done, but the Orioles had no intention of doing so. According...
In part nine of my (hopefully) 52 part series, Better Know a 2012 Oriole, I take a look at Chris Tillman... the fightin' returning fastball!
"'When the Orioles acquired Chris Tillman from the Mariners in the Erik Bedard trade, he was considered a top prospect. Mid 90s fastball, big curve, good numbers in the minors at a young age. Tillman continued that minor league...
The Baltimore Orioles are looking to hire a Baseball Analytics intern to work in our Baseball Operations Department. This individual will report to the Assistant Director of Scouting & Player Development and the Coordinator of Baseball Analytics.
The intern will primarily focus on compiling, maintaining and analyzing data to assist the department in its development of various...
After a season which saw the Orioles return to prominence, the team has decided to change their ticket providers. The team, which had long worked with Ticketmaster to provide tickets for Orioles fans will switch its allegiance to Tickets.com for the 2013 season, according to the Baltimore Business Journal.
The move shouldn't come as too much of a surprise: Tickets.com was...
Yesterday, the Baltimore Orioles announced the acquisition of 3B Danny Valencia from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for cash considerations. INF Joe Mahoney was the unfortunate designation for assignment in order to make room on the 40-man roster for Valencia. So who is this guy? Good question, Valencia is 28 years old and [...]
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The Baltimore Orioles have acquired infielder Yamaico Navarro from the Pittsburgh Pirates for minor league pitcher Jhondaniel Medina.
The 25-year-old Navarro hit .160 with one homer and four RBIs in 29 games with Pittsburgh last season. He is a career.279 hitter over seven minor league seasons.
Medina is a 19-year-old right-hander who pitched primarily in the Gulf Coast League...
Orioles announce 2013 Spring Training schedule
The Orioles today announced their 2013 Grapefruit League schedule, which opens February 23 with a 1:05 p.m. game against the Minnesota Twins at Ed Smith Stadium. 2013 marks the fourth consecutive spring training for the Orioles in Sarasota, and the third in the renovated Ed Smith Stadium.
Baltimore will face eight different...
Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes.
1. Baseball Event: Tender Deadline, Tonight
2. GIF: Mark Reynolds Bat Toss
3. SCOUT Leaderboards: Australian Baseball League
Baseball Event: Tender Deadline, Tonight
The deadline by which teams must tender contracts to their arbitration-eligible players is tonight (Friday) at 11:59pm ET. Players...
Mark Reynolds was non-tendered by the Baltimore Orioles and could serve as an interesting option to supplement the Mets in 2013.
The first signs that baseball is beginning to awake from hibernation came yesterday as the non-tendered players were announced and a wealth of free agents entered the pool. While the Mets bid farewell to Manny Acosta, Mike Pelfrey, and Andres Torres...
The nontender deadline has come and gone, and several notable players are among the batch of players looking for work.
Rays: Ben Francisco
Blue Jays: Bobby Wilson
Rangers: Geovany Soto, Brandon Snyder
Orioles: Mark Reynolds
Red Sox: Rich Hill, Ryan Sweeney
Indians: Jack Hannahan, Rafael Perez
Tigers: Daniel Schlereth
Nationals: John Lannan, Tom Gorzelanny