Below is a list of notable transactions the Orioles have made this offseason. This page was last updated on February 25.
Players who have re-signed with the Orioles
Tim Alderson - RHP
The 25-year-old right-hander appeared in 44 games between Double-A Altoona, Triple-A Indianapolis and Norfolk in 2013. He went 5-3 with a 3.86 ERA between the three teams, registering 81 strikeouts while walking 22 in 88.2 innings pitched.
Zach Clark - RHP
The 30-year-old re-signed with the Orioles on January 7. He made his major league debut with Baltimore on May 1, 2013 before being converted to a knuckleball pitcher. Clark has appeared in five different seasons with Norfolk, going 7-11 with a 3.50 ERA in 25 games (20 starts).
Eddie Gamboa - RHP
The 29-year-old knuckleballer made nine starts with Norfolk in 2013, going 2-5 with a 6.23 ERA. He also made 16 starts with Double-A Bowie last season, posting a 3.64 ERA and tossing a seven inning no-hitter on June 30 vs. Harrisburg. Gamboa also pitched in Mexiso this winter, where he was 3-4 with a 2.64 ERA in 11 starts. He was re-signed by Baltimore on January 7.
Alexi Casilla - IF
Casilla, 29, spent the entire 2013 season with Baltimore, batting .214 with one home run, 10 RBI and nine stolen bases in 112 at-bats. He's spent eight years in the major leagues (seven with Minnesota, one with Baltimore), where he's batted .248 and swiped 80 bases in 577 games. He's spent the majority of his career as a second baseman, although he does have 79 career appearances at shortstop and 10 more at third base.
Eric Beaulac - RHP
Beaulac, 27, has pitched the past two seasons in the O's organization as a reliever. He was 2-0 with a 1.96 ERA in 12 appearances last season for Class-A Frederick and Double-A Bowie. The Orioles selected Beaulac's contract from Bowie on September 1 and placed him on the 15-day disabled list. He was reinstated from the DL and outrighted to Norfolk in October.
O's players added to 40-man roster
Chris Jones - LHP
The 25-year-old left-hander spent the majority of his 2013 season with the Tides, going 4-4 with a 2.67 ERA in 31 games (two starts). He held International League left-handed batters to a .196 average (20-for-102) and a .299 on-base percentage. He was added to Baltimore's 40-man roster on November 4, then designated for assignment on February 24 when the Orioles signed outfielder Nelson Cruz.
Michael Ohlman - C
The 22-year-old backstop set career-highs in average (.313), runs (61), hits (113), doubles (29), triples (4), home runs (13), RBI (53), stolen bases (5), walks (56) and total bases (189) in 100 games for Class-A Frederick in 2013. He was named the Topps Carolina League Player of the Year and was a Carolina League All-Star after leading the league in batting average and OPS.
Tim Berry - LHP
The 22-year-old southpaw went 11-7 with a 3.85 ERA in 27 starts for Class-A Frederick in 2013, finishing second among Carolina League pitchers with 11 wins, 27 starts and 152.0 innings pitched. Berry, who went 2-0 with a 1.84 ERA in seven games for Surprise in the Arizona Fall League, was Baltimore's 50th round selection in the 2009 draft.
Players claimed off waivers by Baltimore
Cord Phelps - IF
Phelps, 26, appeared in 53 games for Cleveland from 2011-2013, batting .159 with two homers and 11 RBI. In 2013, the switch-hitter batted .267 with nine home runs and 46 RBI in 65 games for Triple-A Columbus. Phelps, who was claimed off waivers from Cleveland on November 25, was originally selected by Cleveland in the third round of the 2008 draft out of Stanford University. He was outrighted to Norfolk from Baltimore on December 9.
Players acquired by Orioles
Brad Brach - RHP (added to 40-man roster)
The 27-year-old right-hander was acquired by Baltimore on November 25 from San Diego in exchange for minor league RHP Devin Jones. Brach posted a 3.19 ERA in 33 games for San Diego in 2013, and he's posted a 3.70 ERA in 109 relief appearances over three seasons with the Padres. He was originally selected by San Diego in the 42nd round of the 2008 draft out of Monmuth University (NJ).
Johnny Monell - C (added to 40-man roster)
The 27-year-old backstop was acquired by Baltimore on November 30 from San Francisco in exchange for cash considerations. Mornell, who was originally selected by the Giants in the 27th round of the 2005 draft, batted .275 with 20 home runs and 64 RBI in 121 games for Triple-A Fresno in 2013. He also appeared in eight games for the Giants last season, going 1-for-8 with an RBI.
Jemile Weeks - IF (added to 40-man roster)
The Orioles acquired the 26-year-old infielder and a player to be named later from Oakland on December 2 in exchange for RHP Jim Johnson. Weeks batted .271 with 17 stolen bases in 130 games for Triple-A Sacramento in 2013, and he's batted .258 in 223 major league games since 2011. The Athletics selected him with the 12th overall pick in the 2008 draft out of the University of Miami.
David Freitas - C
The 24-year-old backstop was acquired as the player to be named later in a trade with Oakland that sent Jim Johnson to the Athletics and Jemile Weeks to Baltimore. Freitas split 2013 between Double-A Midland and Triple-A Sacramento in the Oakland system, combining to hit .231 with 10 home runs and 30 RBI in 90 games. He was originally drafted by Washington in the 15th round of the 2010 draft out of the University of Hawaii.
David Lough - OF (added to 40-man roster)
The 27 year-old batted was acquired by the Orioles from Kansas City on December 18 in exchange for infielder Danny Valencia. Lough hit .286 with five home runs and 33 RBI in 96 games for the Royals last year, as he finished 8th in the American League Rookie of the Year balloting. Originally selected by Kansas City in the 11th round of the 2007 draft out of Mercyhurst College, the left-handed hitter has hit .297 over seven minor league seasons in the Royals oranization.
Free agents who have signed with Baltimore
Kelvin De La Cruz - LHP (added to 40-man roster)
The 25-year-old southpaw was a combined 3-1 with seven saves and a 2.67 ERA in 50 relief appearances between Double-A Chattanooga and Triple-A Albuquerque in the Dodgers organization in 2013. He was added to Baltimore's 40-man roster on November 18.
Edgmer Escalona - RHP (added to 40-man roster)
The 27-year-old right-hander went 1-4 with a 5.67 ERA in 37 appearances for Colorado in 2013, posting career-highs in innings (46.0) and strikeouts (34). Originally signed by Colorado as a non-drafted free agent in 2004, Escalona has posted a 4.50 ERA (50-ER, 100.0-IP) over four major league seasons with the Rockies.
Brock Huntzinger - RHP
The 25-year-old right-hander split the 2013 season between Double-A Portland and Triple-A Pawtucket in the Red Sox system. In 49 games between the two teams, he went 5-2 with a 1.83 ERA and 13 saves, a mark that included a 1.43 ERA in 24 games for the Pawsox.
Chih Hsien Chiang - OF
The 25-year-old Taiwanese outfielder spent the 2013 season with Double-A Frisco in the Texas organization, batting .263 with 11 home runs, 52 RBI and 36 doubles - a mark that tied for the Texas League lead. Chiang was named to the 2011 MLB Futures Game as a member of the World Team.
Nick Additon - LHP
Additon, 25, spent the entire 2013 campaign with Triple-A Memphis in the St. Louis system, going 9-7 with a 4.10 ERA in 24 games (21 starts). He ranked among Pacific Coast League leaders in opponents average among starting pitchers (1st, .228), fewest baserunners allowed among starters (1st, 9.88), WHIP (2nd, 1.18), and ERA (10th, 4.10).
Kyeong Kang - OF
Kang, 25, split the 2013 season between Class-A Port Charlotte and Double-A Montgomery in the Tampa Bay Rays system, batting .264 with 16 home runs and 49 RBI. He became the first South Korean-born player to be selected in the MLB draft when he was selected by Tampa Bay in the 15th round of the 2006 draft, and he participated in the 2009 MLB Futures Game as a member of the World Team.
Sharlon Schoop - IF
Schoop, 26, is the older brother of fellow O's farmhand Jonathan Schoop. Sharlon last played in 2012, when he hit .267 with seven home runs and 19 RBI in 50 games for the Double-A Northwest Arkansas Naturals in the Kansas City organization. He played all four infield positions in 2012 while also making an appearance in right field.
Ronald Bermudez - OF
The 25-year-old Venezuelan product split the 2013 season between Triple-A Pawtucket and Double-A Portland in the Red Sox system, batting a combined .261 with one home run, 11 doubles and 26 RBI in 67 games. He's played for Pawtucket in each of the past three seasons, batting .249 with three home runs and 40 RBI in 120 games at the Triple-A level.
Francisco Peguero - OF (added to 40-man roster)
Baltimore signed the 25-year-old outfielder on December 7 after he spent the 2013 season in the San Francisco organization. With Triple-A Fresno in 2013, Peguero hit .316 with three home runs and 30 RBI in 70 games, and he also appeared in 18 games with the Giants, going 6-for-29 with his first big league home run. Peguero was named as a Baseball America top-10 prospect in the Giants' system after each season from 2009-2012.
Ryan Webb - RHP (added to 40-man roster)
The 27-year-old right-hander spent 2013 with Miami, posting a 2.91 ERA and setting career-highs in games (66), innings (80.1 - 4th-most among NL relievers), strikeouts (54) and WHIP (1.21). Originally selected by Oakland in the 4th round of the 2004 draft, Webb has averaged a 1.99 groundball-to-flyball ratio in his five major league seasons.
Chris Marrero - 1B
The 25-year-old first baseman hit .270 with 11 home runs and 59 RBI in 111 games for Triple-A Syracuse in the Washington organization in 2013. In eight minor league seasons with the Nationals, Marrero has hit .282 with 97 home runs and 450 RBI. He's also appeared in 39 major league games, batting .232 with 11 runs batted in. He was the 15th overall pick by Washington during the 2005 amateur draft. He will receive a Spring Training invite.
Xavier Paul - OF
The 28-year-old outfielder appeared in 97 games with Cincinnati in 2013, batting .244 with seven home runs and 32 RBI in 209 at-bats. He's appeared in 335 major league games with the Dodgers, Pirates and Reds, combining to hit .254 with 12 home runs and 71 RBI. He was originally a 4th round selection by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2003 draft. He will receive a Spring Training invite.
Fabio Castillo - RHP
The 6-1, 235 pound right-hander split the 2013 season between Double-A Richmond and Triple-A Fresno in the Giants organization. In eight minor league seasons, the 24-year-old has posted a 4.63 ERA, with 472 strikeouts in 514.2 innings pitched. He will receive a Spring Training invite.
Ivan DeJesus Jr. - IF
The 26-year-old infielder spent the entire 2013 season with Indianapolis, batting .319 with three home runs and 32 RBI in 103 games. He was approximately 40 plate appearances shy of qualifying among the International League leaders, where his .319 average would have ranked second in the league. DeJesus has appeared in 48 major league games with the Dodgers and Red Sox, posting a .205 average in 73 at-bats. He will receive a Spring Training invite.
Quintin Berry - OF
Berry, 29, split the 2013 season between the Detroit, Kansas City and Boston organizations, appearing in 13 games with the Red Sox in September (batting .625 with a home run, four RBI and three stolen bases). He also stole three bases in three games for Boston in the 2013 postseason, and he's a perfect 29-for-29 in stolen base attempts in his major league career (including postseason). In 107 major league games with Detroit and Boston, he's hit .268 with three home runs, 33 RBI and a .339 on-base percentage.
Delmon Young - OF
Young, 28, was signed by Baltimore on January 14 to a minor league contract with a spring training invite. He split the 2013 season between Philadelphia and Tampa Bay, combining to hit .260 with 11 home runs and 38 RBI in 103 games played. Young was the first overall pick of the 2003 draft, and he's a career .282 hitter over eight major league seasons between Tampa Bay, Minnesota, Detroit and Philadelphia.
Luis Vizcaino - RHP
Vizcaino, 39, was signed by the Orioles to a minor league contract on January 14. He pitched for Leones de Yucetan in 2013, posting a 1.40 ERA and 25 saves in 43 games. He last pitched in the major leagues in 2009, when he pitched with Cleveland (1-3, 5.40 ERA in 11 games) and the Chicago Cubs (0-0, 0.00 ERA in four games). He's pitched in 543 major league games, going 35-30 with a 4.33 ERA.
Brock Bond - IF
Bond, 28, was signed by Baltimore to a minor league contract on January 14. Bond has spent his entire professional career in the San Francisco Giants minor league system, posting a .300 average and a .389 on-base percentage in 615 career minor league games. In 2012, he hit .332 with a .422 on-base percentage in 106 games for Triple-A Fresno of the Pacific Coast League.
Alfredo Aceves - RHP
Aceves, 31, has pitched in 194 games (15 starts) over a six-year major league career, going 30-14 with a 3.69 ERA. He went 4-1 with a 4.86 ERA in 11 games (six starts) for Boston in 2013, one year after registering 25 saves for the Red Sox in 2012. He originally came up with the New York Yankees, and he went 10-1 with a 3.54 ERA for the Yankees in 2009 - a year that included a World Series championship.
Aaron Laffey - LHP
Laffey, 28, has pitched in 153 games (68 starts) over a seven-year major league career, posting a 25-29 mark with a 4.45 ERA. He made four appearances with the New York Mets in 2013, as well as one start with Toronto in late April. He spent the majority of the 2013 campaign at Triple-A, going 4-3 with a 5.61 ERA in 12 games (11 starts) for Albuquerque and 2-5 with a 7.25 ERA in 11 starts for Nashville.
Scott Savastano - IF
The 27-year-old right-handed hitter batted .235 with three home runs and 20 RBI in 58 games for Triple-A Tacoma in the Seattle system last season. In six minor league seasons in the Mariners' system, he's batted .282 with a .360 on-base percentage while appearing at every defensive position except center field.
Alex Gonzalez - IF
The 36-year-old was signed to a minor league deal with a spring training invite on January 31. Over a 15-year major league career, Gonzalez has hit .246 with 157 home runs and 688 RBI. A member of the 2003 World Series champion Florida Marlins, Gonzalez spent the 2013 season with Milwaukee, where he hit .177 with a home run and eight RBI in 41 games.
Evan Meek - RHP
The 30-year-old right-hander spent the entire 2013 season with Triple-A Round Rock in the Texas system, where he went 6-9 with a 4.50 ERA in 33 games (15 starts). He's made 156 major league appearances (all with the Pittsburgh Pirates), as he's gone 7-7 with a 3.34 ERA and four saves. He was reportedly signed to a minor league deal on February 5.
Jack Cust - OF
Cust, 35, has appeared in 670 major league games over a seven-year career, batting .242 with 105 home runs and a .374 career on-base percentage. He was out of baseball in 2013, and he spent the majority of the 2012 season with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in the Yankees system, where he batted .249 with 20 home runs and a .400 on-base percentage.
Matt LaPorta - 1B/OF
The 29-year-old has appeared in 291 Major League games with the Cleveland Indians, batting .238 with 31 home runs and 120 RBI. The 7th overall pick in the 2007 draft spent most of the 2013 season with Triple-A Columbus, where he hit .238 with 10 home runs and 28 RBI in just 44 games. He was signed to a minor league deal by Baltimore on February 6.
Juan Morillo - RHP
Morillo, 30, has appeared in nine major league games between Colorado and Minnesota, most recently appearing with the Twins in 2009. He spent the 2013 season with Vaqueros in the Mexican League, and he posted a 3.07 ERA in eight games with Triple-A Lehigh Valley in 2012.
Steve Garrison - LHP
The 27-year-old southpaw posted a 3.30 ERA in 47 games with Double-A Mobile in the Arizona system in 2013. He's posted a 4.20 ERA in 198 games (133 starts) in his minor league career, and he made a brief appearance with the New York Yankees in 2011, making one scoreless appearance.
Henry Wrigley - 1B
Wrigley, 27, split the 2013 campaign between Double-A Tulsa in the Colorado system and Triple-A Durham in the Tampa Bay organization. He enjoyed great success with the Bulls, batting .285 with 13 home runs, 25 doubles and 52 RBI in 94 games. Over his eight-year minor league career, he's hit .257 with 87 home runs and 435 RBI.
Ubaldo Jimenez - RHP
Jimenez, 30, was signed by Baltimore to a four-year deal on February 19. With Cleveland in 2013, Jimenez went 13-9 with a 3.30 ERA in 32 starts, including a 1.82 ERA in 13 starts after the All-Star break. An All-Star in 2010 with Colorado, Jimenez has pitched to a 3.92 ERA in 212 games over his eight-year major league career.
Suik-Min Yoon - RHP
Yoon, 27, has gone 73-59 with a 3.19 ERA (1129.0 IP, 400 ER) in nine seasons with the KIA Tigers of the Korean Baseball Organization after being selected in the 2nd round of the 2005 draft out of high school. A three-time KBO All-Star (2008, '09 and '11), Yoon was named the KBO MVP while also winning the Pitching Triple Crown in 2011 (17 wins, 2.45 ERA and 178 strikeouts in 27 games).
Nelson Cruz - OF
Cruz, 33, was signed to a one-year deal by Baltimore on February 25. Since becoming a regular in 2009, Cruz has hit at least 22 home runs in each of the last five seasons, and he is one of 13 hitters with 20 or more long balls in each of those seasons. Among players appearing in at least 100 games, Cruz is one of nine to have a slugging percentage of .500 or higher in at least four seasons since 2009.
Players acquired in Rule 5 Draft
Michael Almanzar - IF (added to 40-man roster)
The 23-year-old infielder appeared in 131 games for Double-A Portland in the Boston organization in 2013, batting .268 with 16 home runs and 81 RBI. In six minor league seasons in the Red Sox system, he's hit .250 with 49 home runs and 131 runs batted in.
Julio Borbon - OF
The 27-year-old was selected by Baltimore from the Chicago Cubs in the Triple-A portion of the Rule 5 Draft. In 288 career major league games, Borbon has hit .272 with eight home runs and 76 RBI. He appeared in 73 games between Texas (1 game) and Chicago (72 games) in 2013, batting .200 with one home run, three RBI and seven stolen bases.
Notable players now with other organizations
Zelous Wheeler - New York Yankees
Luis Martinez - Los Angeles Angels
Alex Liddi - Chicago White Sox
Eric Thames - Houston Astros
Ronny Paulino - Detroit Tigers
Yamaico Navarro - Samsung Lions (Korea)
Adam Russell - Arizona Diamondbacks
Jairo Asencio - Kia Tigers (Korea)
Russ Canzler - New York Yankees
Jim Johnson - Oakland Athletics
Manny Delcarmen - Washington Nationals
Brandon Waring - Minnesota Twins
Nate McLouth - Washington Nationals
Dan Johnson - Toronto Blue Jays
Jason Pridie - Colorado Rockies
Scott Feldman - Houston Astros
Brian Roberts - New York Yankees
Travis Ishikawa - Pittsburgh Pirates
Daniel Schlereth - Pittsburgh Pirates
Danny Valencia - Kansas City Royals
Michael Morse - San Francisco Giants
Tsuyoshi Wada - Chicago Cubs
Daniel McCutchen - Texas Rangers
Chris Snyder - Washington Nationals
Chris Dickerson - Pittsburgh Pirates
Taylor Teagarden - New York Mets
Luis Exposito - Detroit Tigers
Brandon Wood - San Diego Padres
Jon Rauch - Kansas City Royals
Freddy Garcia - Atlanta Braves
Trayvon Robinson - Los Angeles Dodgers
Wilson Betemit - Tampa Bay Rays
Jason Hammel - Chicago Cubs
Pat Egan - Cincinnati Reds
Lew Ford - Long Island Ducks (Independent)