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December 8, 2008

Minor O's moves

The Orioles announced tonight that they have outrighted catcher Guillermo Quiroz and pitcher Freddie Deza to the Triple-A Norfolk roster, clearing two spaces on the 40-man major league roster.

The roster now stands at 38, which clears room for a variety of possibilities. The Orioles now have room to acquire a couple of major league players by trade or free agency. They could also use one or both of the spaces to take players in the Rule 5 draft.

Quiroz, since he has been outrighted before, has eight days to accept the assignment, but both players have signed 2009 contracts.

Posted by Peter Schmuck at 8:56 PM | | Comments (8)
Categories: Just baseball


Hey Pete,

Any word on who the Orioles are going to get from the Rays to complete the Bradford trade? Maybe I missed it, but last I knew the team still hadn't finalized the famous "player to be named later."

Pete's reply: Maybe no one. I hear it might be a cash payment.

Or they could be looking to sign Kawakami and/or Uehara, that would be a nice pre-Christmas gift to the long-suffering fanbase.

Prepare for the fireworks to begin!

re Freel and cat has more range(and possibly a better glove as she does have that extra claw) than Mora, so that's not saying a lot. I think the intent is to get Ramon the hell out of town and if you are returned anything resembling a major league player, that's a good thing.
If not, not so bad anyway.

Is there anything else in the trade rumor of Hernandez for Freel? The O's should pass and let Hernandez finish his contract. Matt will be ready half way through the year, and we can move Hernandez later in the year. I actually do not think that Hernandez is that bad of a back stop. Look at the pitchers he had to work with.

I'd have rather kept Quiroz on the 40-man and shifted off any number of waiver-wire scrub pitchers (Simon, Bass, Cormier, etc.). Not that it really makes much difference.

Yep... 1 Rule 5 and a Japanese pitcher that nobody is interested in but us.

Hey Pete,

what major free-agents do U believe the o's will eventually sign?? is the Freel-Ramon deal affect b-rob??

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