Orioles sign minor leaguers Tolleson and Socolovich
A couple more minor league, six-year free-agent signings are trickling in.
The Orioles have agreed to minor league deals with right-handed pitcher Miguel Socolovich and right-handed-hitting infielder Steve Tolleson.
Socolovich, a 25-year-old from Venezuela, was a combined 3-2 with a 3.44 ERA at Double-A and Triple-A in the Chicago White Sox organization. He was originally signed by the Boston Red Sox but has spent the last four seasons in the White Sox's system. The majority of his career has been as a reliever.
Tolleson, 28, batted .275 last year with nine homers and 55 RBIs at Triple-A with the Oakland A’s and San Diego Padres organizations. A former fifth-round pick of the Minnesota Twins, he played 25 games with the Oakland A’s in 2010, hitting .286 with one homer. He has played second, shortstop, third base and the outfield in the minors.