Bergy to make next start; nothing close on trades; Moore clears
Interim manager Juan Samuel said today that struggling right-hander Brad Bergesen will make his next start Saturday in Kansas City and the Orioles will go one more time through the rotation before any changes are made. Samuel said the club just doesn't have a lot of options to make mass changes in the rotation.
It remains pretty quiet on the trade front. There is interest in Orioles infielders Miguel Tejada and Ty Wigginton, but right now, they appear to be fallback options for several teams. If the Orioles wanted to gain some salary relief and get a couple of low-level prospects back, they could have moved Wigginton and Tejada by now. However, most teams aren't offering much of anything and the Orioles haven't lowered their asking price. They are hoping things pick up before Saturday's trade deadline as teams get a little more desperate.
Infielder Scott Moore, who was designated when Brian Roberts returned, cleared waivers and has accepted his assignment to Triple-A Norfolk.