Found October 30, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
Atlanta Braves minor league pitching co-coordinator Dave Wallace has been hired to coach the Baltimore Orioles pitching staff for 2014. Wallace has over 30 years in pro baseball and has served as pitching coach with four clubs including the Dodgers, Mets, Astros, and most notably, a World Series title with the 2004 Red Sox. He also served as special assistant to the general manager in Seattle before moving to Atlanta. The club also has 9 players eligible for free agency. Beginning when the World Series ends, the Orioles’ front office will have five days to talk to their free agents before they can talk to other teams. Among them are Alexi Casilla, Scott Feldman, Jason Hammel, Nate McLouth, Michael Morse, Brian Roberts, Francisco Rodriguez, Chris Snyder and Tsuyoshi Wada. None of these players is a sure thing for the roster in 2014. Moving them off their books will free up payroll for the team to pursue upgrades at starting pitching. The Orioles pitching staff struggled all season to put together quality outings, which put additional stress on their bullpen. Noted for their lights-out performance in 2012, the Baltimore pen was suspect all through 2013, most conspicuously, closer Jim Johnson who went through a very difficult period in the middle of the season. Rick Adair, who coached the Oriole pitchers left the club mid season. Johnson still finished with 50 saves for a second consecutive year. The 2013 Orioles were the first team in big league history to have a player with 50 saves (Jim Johnson), 50 Homers (Chris Davis) and 50 doubles (Manny Machado). Machado also has won a gold glove, along with team mates, Adam Jones and J.J. Hardy.
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