Orioles: John Parrish returns
Baltimore Sun baseball writer Jeff Zrebiec confirmed this morning that the Orioles have agreed to a minor league deal with left-hander John Parrish. The Detroit Free Press reported last night that Parrish was about to agree to a minor league deal with the Orioles, which allows him to sign with another major league team if he does not make the club out of spring training.
What makes Parrish an interesting acquisition? He made 13 starts in 17 appearances at the Triple-A level for the Toronto Blue Jays and posted a 10-1 record and 2.97 ERA. He transformed himself from a journeyman reliever into a candidate for the Orioles' major league rotation, which I'm told has a few openings.
Nice guy. He's had some tough breaks over the course of his career. Hard not to root for him.
Tonight on WBAL: Former Raven Qadry Ismael will join me at 6:30 on Sportsline (1090 AM) to talk some football, but he's not limited to that one subject. Qadry's always good for some great perspective on college and professional sports, so probably debate a range of issues over the course of the program. If you are outside of signal range, go to WBAL.com and click on the "Listen Live" icon.