Orioles sign Gathright
The Orioles have signed outfielder Joey Gathright to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training. Gathright was acquired by the Orioles last year in the Ryan Freel deal, but was dealt to the Red Sox for a small consideration at the end of August. He's expected to arrive today.
Gathright will provide some organizational depth in the outfield, as he did last year. Andy MacPhail took him last year for that reason and the possibility that some other team might be willing to give something up for him later in the season. That's what happened then and that's probably what will happen this year.