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After having Arthur Rhodes and Fernando Tatis work out for them, it seemed the Baltimore Orioles were going to sign two veterans who had been out of the game for some time. In Rhodes' case, he did not pitch at all in 2012, and Tatis hasn't played since 2010. However, the Orioles may be backing away from both players.
According to Roch Kubatko of MASN, the Orioles are not likely to sign either Arthur Rhodes or Fernando Tatis. A source in the organization told Kubatko the tryout for at least Rhodes was a courtesy. Rhodes lives in the Baltimore area and has connections within the Baltimore organization. There is no immediate reasoning behind the team's apparent change of heart with Tatis. He may not have impressed them much in the workout.
The problem with signing players like Rhodes and Tatis is their fragility. It's difficult for a team to know what the conditioning program has looked like for a player who has been out of the league for a year or more. This could lead to injuries that cost the club in the sense that they could have just as easily passed on the contracts. That could be the case here.
Related: O's pitching rumors.
Rhodes last pitched for the St. Louis Cardinals in 2011. He actually spent time with both the Cardinals and the Texas Rangers in 2011. In his career, Rhodes has an 87-70 record and a 4.08 ERA.
Tatis has a slightly more uphill road to travel if he is going to make it back to the Majors. He last played for the New York Mets in 2010. Throughout his career, Tatis proved to be a serviceable infielder. He hit .265/.344/.442 in his career.
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