Just catching up with some recent minor league signings made by the Orioles that I don’t believe we had mentioned here before.
The Orioles re-signed righty reliever Willie Eyre to a minor league deal with a spring training invite, tweets Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com. The Orioles had designated Eyre for assignment upon acquiring Dana Eveland in December, and non-tendered him a few days later.
Eyre, a 33-year-old Sosnick Cobbe client, had 18 1/3 big league innings in 2011.
The Orioles had nine players on their 40-man roster who were eligible for arbitration and had to be tendered a contract by midnight Monday (I’m not counting reliever Willie Eyre, who was designated for assignment last week and taken off the roster. But, for the record, he did not receive a 2012 contract).