Found January 10, 2012 on MLB Trade Rumors:
The Orioles announced a three-year deal with left-hander Wei-Yin Chen today, but that’s far from the only news to trickle out of Baltimore today. Here’s the latest on the club... Now that they’ve signed Chen, the Orioles are going forward with Jim Johnson in the bullpen,’s Brittany Ghiroli tweets. Johnson, 28, posted a 2.67 ERA with 5.7 K/9 and 2.1 BB/9 in 91 innings of relief for Baltimore in 2011 and there's been talk of moving him to the rotation. The Orioles haven’t discussed a possible contract extension with Adam Jones, Roch Kubatko of tweets. Jones projects to earn $5.8MM or so in 2012 as a second time arbitration eligible player GM Dan Duquette has had contact with free agent Luke Scott, Ghiroli tweets. However, no deal appears to be brewing between the Orioles and Scott, who got non-tendered in December. Kubatko suggests Chen, Jeremy Guthrie and Tommy Hunter will be in next year's rotation and that hopefuls such as Zach Britto...

Orioles sign Taiwanese LHP Chen to 3-year contract

The Baltimore Orioles have signed Taiwanese left-hander Wei-yin Chen to a three-year contract, a move they hope will enhance a starting rotation that struggled in 2011. Chen went 36-30 with a 2.48 ERA in 117 games, including 88 starts, over the last four seasons with the Chunichi Dragons of the Central League of Nippon Professional Baseball. The 26-year-old will become the first...

MLB News: Orioles take Chance on Taiwanese Southpaw Wei-Yin Chen

Chen could give the Orioles a solid middle of the rotation pitcher.The Baltimore Orioles and left hander Wei-Yin Chen have agreed on a three year contract worth about $12 million. The southpaw features a 94 mile an hour fastball with a biting breaking pitch referred to as a slurve.The native of Taiwan pitched in Japan last season for the Chunichi Dragons where he threw 165 innings...

Welcome to The Trop, Luke Scott

While fans of large market teams get to look forward to the Winter Meetings, us small-market fans have a different, less heralded offseason event to look forward to each year: the Mid-January Bargain Bin Shopping Spree! At this point of the offseason, players that haven’t yet signed with a team start to feel pressure to sign — Spring Training begins in around a month, after all...

Great (Luke) Scott, the Oriole Has Landed

Andrew Friedman has done it again, pulling off another January acquisition. On Wednesday, the Rays GM inked former Orioles outfielder Luke Scott to a one-year deal. The signing may be just another building block to the Rays off-season moves as word is spreading fast that the organization may make another deal or two happen before the month ends.

Report: Orioles agree to deal with Taiwan LHP Chen

The Baltimore Orioles agreed to a multiyear deal with Taiwanese lefthander Wei-Yen Chen. The Baltimore Sun reported the deal, which includes a team option for 2015, was for three years and worth between $11 and $12 million. The 26-year-old Chen went 8-10 with a 2.68 ERA in 164 2/3 innings for the Chunichi Dragons last season. He led Japan's Central League with a 1.54 ERA in...

Roberts likely to miss Orioles FanFest

Brian Roberts, who started to experience concussion symptoms last season following a headfirst slide at Fenway Park, is "highly doubtful" to attend the Orioles' FanFest, reported the Baltimore Sun.

Orioles To Sign Wei-Yin Chen

The Orioles reached an agreement with lefty Wei-Yin Chen, tweets Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun.  Connolly says it's believed to be a three-year deal, though the third year might be a vesting option.  Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports first tweeted that the Orioles were close to a multiyear deal with Chen. As a Taiwanese player in Nippon Professional Baseball, Chen had free...

Great Scott: The Orioles just got less interesting

Frankly, I have no idea how the loss of Luke Scott is going to affect the Orioles. It all depends on whether Scott would have have made a successful comeback from the shoulder injury that cost him a chunk of the 2011 season. I suspect he would have come back healthy, because nobody works harder to get in shape and stay there, but it's still hard to say whether this is going to...

Orioles sign Taiwanese left-hander Chen

The Orioles have agreed to terms on a multiyear deal with left-hander Wei-Yin Chen, according to the Baltimore Sun. Chen is expected to take a physical before the signing becomes official, the paper said.

Luke Scott will stump for the Rays in 2012

Leave it to Luke Scott to take his act to a swing state during an election year. Oh we kid, we kid. While it's easy to make jokes about baseball's most famous birther, it's also easy to see why Scott is heading back to his home state of Florida. The Tampa Bay Rays  were looking for a designated hitter loaded with potential value and Scott had the type of crappy 2011...

O's Name Poitevint International Director

The Orioles named Ray Poitevint as Executive Director, International Baseball.

Phillies Talking To Jeremy Accardo

The Phillies are trolling for bullpen depth and talking to reliever Jeremy Accardo about a minor league deal, tweets ESPN's Jerry Crasnick.  Accardo became a free agent in October about being outrighted by the Orioles. Accardo, 30, posted a 5.73 ERA, 5.5 K/9, 4.3 BB/9, 1.19 HR/9, and 37.4% groundball rate in 37 2/3 innings for the Orioles this year.  The Arizona resident...

Rays agree to deal with lefty-swinging Scott

The Rays have signed free agent Luke Scott, who spent the past four seasons with the Orioles, to a one-year deal with an option for 2013.

Poitevint returns to O's as international director

The Orioles announced on Monday that they have named Ray Poitevint as executive director of international baseball. Poitevint began his career as an associate scout with the O's in the early 1960s.
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