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MLB Injury News:
Orioles Manager Buck Showalter disclosed to reporters Tuesday that future star Manny Machado had contracted meningitis about a month and a half ago. Meningitis is an inflammation of the membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord, and potentially life threatening. Happily, O's Executive VP Dan Duquette said Machado "was in good hands, and he dealt with it swiftly and directly,”
The Baltimore Suns' Eduardo A. Encina reports that Machado has recovered and is expected to be ready for spring training. The Orioles top young position player, Machado declined to comment on his own illness.
The native of Hialeah, Florida was called up to the majors only a month after his 20th birthday. Making his debut on August 9, Machado was an impact bat immediately, stroking two home runs in his second big league game. He played in 51 games down the stretch of the 2012 season, which culminated in the Orioles returning to post-season play for the first time in 15 years. Appearing exclusively at third base, he hit .262 with seven homers in his 191 at-bats.
Showalter commented on Machado "I talked to him a couple times, and he's doing well and doing a full
workout. He's going to go in and get an opportunity to be our third
baseman, potentially, but he's got to earn it.”
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It was pretty widely acknowledged by the team that they wanted to bring Nate McLouth back for the 2013 season, and today they've accomplished that goal; McLouth will get $2 M, with the potential for another $500 K in incentives.
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A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that free agent outfielder Nate McLouth has rejoined the Baltimore Orioles with a one-year contract worth $2 million.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because there was no official announcement.
The 31-year-old McLouth revived his career with the Orioles last season. An NL All-Star in 2008, McLouth was...
Free-agent outfielder Nate McLouth has reached agreement with the Baltimore Orioles on a one-yaer deal. Fox Sports reported the contract would be worth $2 million plus $500,000 in incentives. McLouth, 31, came to the Orioles in June after being waived by Pittsburgh. The former All-Star spent two months in the minor leagues before returning to the majors and hitting .268 with...
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Well, the Orioles made another move at the Winter Meetings, as they signed outfielder Nate McLouth back on a one-year deal.
From ESPN.com: NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that free agent outfielder Nate McLouth has rejoined the Baltimore Orioles with a one-year contract worth $2 million.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity...
Nate McLouth played well down the stretch for the Baltimore Orioles last season as the team made its first playoff appearance in over a decade. The Orioles have decided to bring back the veteran outfielder on a one year deal worth $2 million.
McLouth hit .268/.342/.435 in 55 games for the Orioles last season. He also hit seven home runs, stole 12 bases and drove in 18.
The Baltimore Orioles have re-signed outfielder Nate McLouth to a one-year $2mm deal, Brittany Ghiroll of MLB.com reports. The deal also includes $500k in incentives.
McLouth signed a minor league deal last season with the Orioles after being released in June by the Pirates. In 57 at bats with the Pirates, he hit .140/.210/.175 with 2 RBI's and a 9 OPS+.
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Should we as fans be upset at what the Orioles did at the Winter Meetings?
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