Catch up on all the Orioles offseason moves

Chris Jones, who led the Tides in wins last season, was re-signed by Baltimore as a minor league free agent on November 19. (Les Treagus/Norfolk Tides)

By Ian Locke / Norfolk Tides | November 19, 2014 11:16 AM

Below is a list of notable transactions the Orioles have made this offseason.  This page was last updated on March 5.


Players who have re-signed with the Orioles

Oliver Drake - RHP (Added to 40-man roster)
The 27-year-old right-hander was signed to a major league contract by Baltimore on November 18. Drake led the Eastern League with 31 saves for Bowie in 2014 as he posted a 3.08 ERA in 50 games for the Baysox. Originally a 43rd round selection by the Orioles in the 2008 draft out of the United States Naval Academy, the 6-4 right-hander struck out 71 while walking 17 in 52.2 innings pitched in 2014.  

Chris Jones - LHP
The 26-year-old southpaw re-signed with the Orioles on November 19. He pitched in 35 games (14 starts) for the Tides in 2014, leading the club with eight victories while ranking 8th in the International League with a 3.61 ERA. Jones was originally acquired by Baltimore from Atlanta in exchange for RHP Luis Ayala on April 10, 2013. 

Michael Almanzar - IF
Almanzar, who will be 24 at the start of the 2015 campaign, was re-signed by Baltimore on November 19. He was selected by Baltimore from Boston in the 2014 Rule 5 draft, but was offered back to Boston and hit .277 with five home runs and 25 RBI in 49 games for Double-A Portland. He was re-acquired by Baltimore from Boston in late August of last season, along with IF Kelly Johnson, in exchange for IF Jemile Weeks and IF Ivan De Jesus.

Eddie Gamboa - RHP (Added to 40-man roster)
Gamboa, 29, was signed to a major league contract by Baltimore on December 3. He combined to go 5-7 with a 3.81 ERA in 19 games (17 starts) between Norfolk and Double-A Bowie in 2014. Originally selected by the Orioles in the 21st round of the 2008 draft out of UC Davis, the knuckleballer is 42-41 with a 3.44 ERA in 183 career minor league appearances (91 starts) over seven seasons. 

Julio Borbon - OF
Borbon, who will be 29 to start the 2015 campaign, was re-signed by Baltimore as a minor league free agent in early February. He spent the entire 2014 season with Norfolk, where he hit .288 with five home runs, 44 RBI and 34 stolen bases. Originally selected by Texas as the 35th overall pick in the 2007 draft, the University of Tennessee product has hit .272 over 288 career major league games with the Rangers and the Chicago Cubs. 


Players added to Orioles 40-man roster

Tyler Wilson - RHP
Wilson, 25, had his contract selected on November 20. He was the Jim Palmer Minor League Pitcher of the Year in 2014, going a combined 14-8 with a 3.67 ERA in 166.2 innings for Double-A Bowie (10-5, 3.72 ERA in 96.2 IP over 16 starts) and Norfolk (4-3, 3.60 ERA in 70.0 IP over 12 starts). He led all Orioles minor leaguers in wins (14) and strikeouts (157) and ranked 7th in ERA (3.67). Wilson was selected by the Orioles in the 10th round of the 2011 First Year Player Draft out of the University of Virginia.

Mike Wright - RHP
Wright, 24, had his contract selected on November 20. He went 5-11 with a 4.61 ERA (142.2IP, 73ER) in 26 starts for Norfolk in 2014, going 2-1 with a 0.30 ERA (29.2IP, ER) in his final four starts. In four minor league seasons, Wright has gone 29-21 with a 4.08 ERA (447.1IP, 203ER) in 85 games (81 starts). He was originally selected by the Orioles in the 3rd round of the 2011 First Year Player Draft out of Eastern Carolina University.


Players acquired in Rule 5 Draft

Logan Verrett - RHP (Added to 40-man roster)
Verrett, 24, was selected from the New York Mets during the Rule 5 Draft at the Winter Meetings in San Diego. "He went 11-5 with a 4.33 ERA in 28 starts for Triple-A Las Vegas in 2014 and carries a 3.89 career ERA over 69 career minor league starts. Verrett was originally selected by the Mets in the 3rd round of the 2011 draft out of Baylor University. 

Jason Garcia - RHP (Added to 40-man roster)
Garcia, 22, was selected by Houston in the Rule 5 Draft and then traded to Baltimore for cash considerations on December 11. He split the 2014 season between Lowell and Greenville in the Boston organization, where he combined to post a 3.67 ERA with 59 strikeouts over 56.1 innings in 14 games (seven starts). Garcia was originally selected by Boston in the 17th round of the 2010 draft out of Land O' Lakes High School (FL).

Sean Halton - 1B/OF
Halton was selected from the Milwaukee Brewers in the Triple-A portion of the Rule 5 Draft at the Winter Meetings in San Diego. Halton, 27, hit .293 with eight home runs and 63 RBI in 122 games with Triple-A Nashville during the 2014 campaign. He hit .238 with four homers over 42 games with Milwaukee in 2013, his only previous Major League experience. Halton was originally selected by the Brewers in the 13th round out of Lewis-Clark State College (ID), where he was teammates with 2014 Tides catcher Brian Ward. 


Players claimed off waivers by Baltimore

Pat McCoy - LHP
McCoy, 26, was claimed off waivers from Detroit on October 31. He had his first action at the Major League level in 2014, as he posted a 3.86 ERA in 14 outings for the Tigers. McCoy, who was a 10th round selection of the Washington Nationals out of Tucson (AZ) Saguaro High School in 2007, made 21 appearances with Triple-A Toledo last season, going 2-0 with a 2.59 ERA. McCoy was outrighted to Norfolk from Baltimore's 40-man roster on December 8.

Alex Hassan - OF (Designated for assignment on 2/25/15, claimed off waivers by Oakland on 2/28/15)
Hassan, 26, was caimed off of waivers from Oakland on Novmber 20. He batted .287/.378/.426 with 40 extra-base hits and 55 RBI in 114 games for Triple-A Pawtucket in 2014 and made his major league debut for Boston on June 1 and went 1-for-8 in in three games for the Red Sox. In six minor league seasons, Hassan has batted .291/.396/.436 in 538 games, including a .315/.434/.520 line in 648 plate appearances against left-handed pitching. Originally selected in the 20th round of the 2009 First Year Player Draft by Boston out of Duke University, Hassan was claimed off waivers by Oakland on November 17.

Ryan Lavarnway - C (Outrighted to Norfolk)
Lavarnway, 27, was claimed off waivers from the Chicago Cubs on December 23 after batting .283/.389/.370 in 62 games for Triple-A Pawtucket in 2014. In 301 major league plate appearances since 2011, Lavarnway has batted .201/.249/.315 with five home runs. He was claimed off waivers by the Cubs on December 19 after originally being selected in the 6th round of the 2008 First Year Player Draft by Boston out of Yale University. Lavarnway was outrighted to Norfolk on January 16 after being designated for assignment. 


Players acquired by Baltimore

Daniel Rodriguez - LHP
Rodriguez, 30, was acquired from Atlanta on January 23 in exchange for cash considerations. He's spent the last three seasons with Gwinnett, where he was 6-13 with a 5.04 ERA in 29 games (21 starts) for the G-Braves in 2014. Rodriguez struck out 111 batters in 125 innings in 2014, and he held International League left-handed batters to a .241 average. He began his minor league career with Saltillo of the Mexican League, where he went 35-28 with a 4.24 ERA in 136 games (99 starts) over seven seasons. 

Travis Snider - OF (Added to 40-man roster)
Snider, 26, was acquired from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for LHP Stephen Tarpley on January 27. He hit .264/.338/.438 with 13 home runs and a career-high 38 RBI in 140 games with the Pirates in 2014, and saw action in both left and right field last season. Originally selected in the first round of the 2006 First Year Player Draft by the Toronto Blue Jays, Snider is a career .246/.310/.406 hitter with 50 home runs and 184 RBI in 543 career major league games with the Pirates and Blue Jays.  


Free agents who have signed with Baltimore

Ozzie Martinez - IF
Martinez, 26, was signed by Baltimore as a minor league free agent on November 19. He spent the majority of the 2014 season with Triple-A Gwinnett, where he hit .288 with 11 doubles and a .340 on-base percentage while playing 42 games at shortstop and 31 games at second base. He appeared in 34 major league games with the Florida Marlins in 2010 and 2011, batting .258 with three RBI. 

Frank Gailey - LHP
Gailey, 29, was signed by Baltimore as a minor league free agent on November 19. He spent the entire 2014 season with Double-A Midland in the Oakland organization, where he posted a 3.46 ERA in 40 relief outings. Originally selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 23rd round of the 2007 draft out of West Chester University (PA), he has posted a 2.72 ERA in 293 career minor league appearances. 

Derrik Gibson - IF/OF
Gibson, who will be 26 when the 2015 season begins, was signed by Baltimore as a minor league free agent on November 19. He was a 2nd round pick of the Boston Red Sox out of Seaford High School (DE) in 2008, and he hit .244 with two home runs and nine RBI in 21 games for Pawtucket in 2014 - his first action at the Triple-A level. Between Double-A Portland and Pawtucket last season, Gibson swiped 10 bases and played games at second base (15), third base (3), shortstop (18), left field (19), right field (1) and center field (47). 

Tim Gustafson - RHP
Gustafson, who will be 30 at the start of the 2015 season, was inked by the Orioles to a minor league deal on November 19. He spent the 2014 season with Bridgeport of the Independent Atlantic League, where he posted a 2.39 ERA and six saves in 57 outings. Originally a 9th round pick of Atlanta in the 2006 draft out of Georgia Institute of Technology, he's pitched in the International League on two prior occasions, going 7-6 with a 5.70 ERA in 14 games for Gwinnett in 2010 while posting a 5-7 record with a 5.56 ERA in 18 starts for Louisville in 2012. 

Kenn Kasparek - RHP
Kasparek, 29, was signed by Baltimore as a minor league free agent on November 19. He spent the majority of the 2014 season with Double-A Altoona, where he posted a 2.25 ERA and registered 13 saves in 31 relief outings. A product of the University of Texas, Kasparek has posted a 3.63 ERA while registering 300 more strikeouts (465) than walks (165) in 178 career minor league outings (85 starts). 

Ronan Pacheco - LHP
Pacheco, 26, was inked by Baltimore as a minor league free agent on November 19. He split the 2014 season between the Atlanta organization and Independent Fort Worth, where he combined to go 4-2 with a 5.28 ERA in 36 relief outings. In 160 career games (51 starts) in the Atlanta system, he's gone 22-30 with a 4.67 ERA.

Paul Janish - IF
Janish, 32, was signed to a minor league deal on November 21. He has appeared in 431 major league games over six seasons with Cincinnati and Atlanta, where he's hit .214 with seven home runs and 81 RBI. He's played in the International League with Louisville and Gwinnett, and he split the 2014 season between Omaha and Colorado Springs, combining to hit .268 with 20 doubles in 113 games. He was originally drafted by Cincinnati in the 5th round of the 2004 draft out of Rice University.

Terry Doyle - RHP
The Orioles signed Doyle, 29, to a minor league contract on November 21. He was originally selected by the Chicago White Sox in the 37th round of the 2008 draft out of Boston College, and he's gone 47-46 with a 3.47 ERA in 152 minor league games (110 starts) over seven minor league seasons. He spent the 2014 campaign in the Atlanta and White Sox systems, where he combined to go 9-8 with a 4.05 ERA in 36 games (15 starts) between Gwinnett, Double-A Birmingham and Double-A Mississippi. 

Quincy Latimore - OF
Latimore, who will turn 26 on February 3, was signed by Baltimore to a minor league contract on November 21. He spent the 2014 season with Double-A Harrisburg in the Washington system, where he batted .277 with 11 home runs, 41 RBI and 14 stolen bases in 108 games. Originally selected by the Pirates in the 4th round of the 2007 draft out of Apex High School (NC), Latimore is a career .252 hitter with 83 home runs and 69 stolen bases over his eight-year minor league career. 

Rey Navarro - IF (Added to 40-man roster)
Navarro, 24, spent 2014 in the Cincinnati Reds organization, splitting the season between Double-A Pensacola and Triple-A Louisville. In 67 games with Pensacola, Navarro hit .271/.336/.459 with nine home runs and 33 RBI. The switch hitter also played 65 games with Triple-A Louisville, batting .296/.351/.409 including a .316/.369/.439 line against right-handed pitching. Navarro was originally selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the third round of the 2007 First Year Player Draft and has hit .265/.312/.375 in eight minor league seasons.  

Chaz Roe - RHP 
Roe was signed to a minor league contract by the Orioles on December 16. The 28-year-old spent the majority of the 2014 season with Triple-A New Orleans in the Marlins system, where he went 3-3 with a 3.66 ERA and 14 saves in 47 relief appearances. Originally a first round pick (32nd overall) of the Colorado Rockies in the 2005 draft out of Lafayette HS (KY), he's appeared in 24 major league games between Arizona and the New York Yankees, going 1-0 with a 4.44 ERA. 

Matt Tuiasosopo - OF 
Tuiasosopo, 28, was signed by Baltimore to a minor league contract on December 16. He spent the 2014 season in the International League playing with Buffalo and Charlotte, as he combined to hit .240 with 11 home runs and 50 RBI over 122 games. He's appeared in 152 major league games between Seattle (2008-10) and Detroit (2013), hitting .207 with 12 home runs and 45 RBI. Tuiasosopo was originally selected by Seattle in the 3rd round of the 2004 draft out of Woodinville HS (WA). 

Jesse Beal - RHP
Beal, 24, was re-signed by Baltimore to a minor league deal on December 16. He spent the 2014 season with Class-A Frederick, where he went 2-1 with four saves and a 3.48 ERA in 23 games (five starts) with the Keys. He's spent all six years of his minor league career in the Baltimore system, posting a career record of 19-18 with 10 saves and a 4.22 ERA in 127 games (37 starts). 

Wesley Wright - LHP (Added to 40-man roster)
Wright, 29, was signed by Baltimore to a one-year contract on December 19. He posted a 3.17 ERA in 58 games for the Cubs in 2014, his third straight season making 55 or more appearances. He held left-handers to a .594 OPS in 2014, as he did not allow an extra-base hit to a lefty in 85 plate appearances. Originally selected by the Dodgers in the 7th round of the 2003 draft, Wright has gone 10-18 with a 4.17 ERA in 360 major league games since 2008. 

J.P. Arencibia - C/1B
Arencibia, 29, was signed by the Orioles to a minor league deal with a spring training invite on January 8. He's appeared in 442 career Major League games, batting .207 with 74 home runs and 228 RBI in appearances with Toronto and Texas. Originally a first round pick (21st overall) of the Blue Jays out of the University of Tennessee, Arencibia split the 2014 season between Triple-A Round Rock and Texas, combining to hit .226 with 24 home runs and 76 RBI. 

Delmon Young - OF (Added to 40-man roster)
Young, 29, was signed to a one-year contract by the Orioles on January 9. He hit .302/.337/.442 with seven home runs and 30 RBI over 83 games with Baltimore in 2014, including a .316/.345/.481 slash line in 47 games at Oriole Park. He led the majors (min. 10 PA), batting .500 (10-20) as a pinch hitter. Originally selected by the Tampa Bay Rays with the first overall pick in the 2003 First Year Player Draft, Young has batted .283/.317/.425 over 1,066 career major league games. 

Cesar Cabral - LHP
Cabral, who will be 26 at the start of the 2015 campaign, spent the 2014 season between Trenton, Scranton/WB and New York in the Yankees system. He's made 12 career major league appearances with the Yankees, posting a 7.71 ERA. He spent the majority of the 2014 campaign with Double-A Trenton, where he went 1-3 with a 5.63 ERA in 25 relief outings. The southpaw has registered 420 strikeouts while allowing 421 hits in 422.1 innings pitched over his eight-year minor league career. 

Casey Haerther - 1B
Haerther, 27, had his contract purchased by Baltimore from the Winnipeg Goldeneyes of the Independent American Association on January 15. Haerther was originally drafted by the Los Angeles Angels in the 5th round of the 2009 draft out of UCLA. He's spent the last two years with Winnipeg, where he's belted 23 home runs and driven in 138 over 195 games. 

Jake Luce - OF
Luce, 25, was signed by Baltimore as a minor league free agent on January 15. He split the 2014 season between Brownsville and Wichita in the Independent Leagues, combining to bat .313 with seven home runs, 42 RBI and 22 stolen bases. He attended Elon University.

Steve Johnson - RHP
Johnson, 27, was re-signed by the Orioles on January 21. He was limited to 13 appearances with Norfolk in 2014 due to tendinitis in his shoulder. In 17 starts between Norfolk, Aberdeen and the GCL Orioles in 2014, he went 0-3 with a 6.23 ERA. Johnson, who was acquired by the O's in a 2009 trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers, has gone 5-1 with a 3.67 ERA in 21 games (five starts) over two seasons with Baltimore. A Baltimore native, he is the son of former MLB pitcher Dave Johnson, who is currently an Orioles broadcaster. 

Sharlon Schoop - IF
Schoop, 27, re-signed with Baltimore as a minor league free agent in late January. He spent the 2014 season with Double-A Bowie where he hit .217 with three home runs, 13 doubles and 25 runs batted in. The older brother of Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop, he's hit .251 with 33 home runs and 276 RBI in 705 minor league games over his nine year minor league career. 

Dane De La Rosa - RHP
De La Rosa, who will be 32 at the start of the season, was signed by Baltimore to a minor league deal with a spring training invite on January 26. The 6-7, 245-pound right-hander pitched at four different levels in the Angels organization in 2014, going 3-2 with a 5.34 ERA in 32 games (one start). He made 75 appearances for the Angels in 2013, when he went 6-1 with a 2.86 ERA. De La Rosa was originally a 24th round selection in the 2002 draft by the New York Yankees, and he's posted a 2.93 ERA in 211 career minor league outings. 

Chris Parmelee - 1B/OF
Parmelee, who will be 27 at the start of the 2015 season, was signed by Baltimore to a minor league deal with a spring training invite on January 26. He appeared in 87 games with Minnesota in 2014, batting .256 with seven home runs and 28 RBI while posting a .691 OPS. Parmelee, who was originally selected by Minnesota in the 1st round (20th overall) of the 2006 draft, has a career minor league average of .271 with an on-base percentage of .363. 

Anthony Hewitt - OF
Hewitt, 25, was signed by Baltimore as a minor league free agent on January 30. A first round pick of the Philadelphia Phillies in 2008, Hewitt batted .137 in 42 games between Reading and Clearwater in 2014 before being released by the Phillies in June. He hit at least 11 home runs in four straight seasons from 2010-2013 and has hit .223 with 63 home runs and 252 RBI over his seven-year minor league career. 

Brad Duffy - RHP
Duffy, 25, was inked by Baltimore to a minor league contract on January 30. The 6-1 right-hander spent the last three seasons with Lake Erie in the Independent Frontier League, where he was 5-3 with a 2.67 ERA in 86 games. Over that time he registered 109 strikeouts and 40 walks in 97.2 innings pitched, including 58 strikeouts and just 15 walks in 41.0 innings during the 2014 campaign. Duffy played collegiately at Mercyhurst College in Erie, PA. 

Mark Hendrickson - LHP
Hendrickson, 40, was reportedly signed to a minor league deal with a spring training invite at the end of January. The 6-9 southpaw has gone 58-74 with a 5.03 ERA in 328 games (166 starts) over his 10-year major league career. He last appeared in affiliated baseball in 2013, when he went 5-3 with a 3.06 ERA in 40 games for Norfolk. He spent 2014 with the Independent York Revolution, where he was 2-0 with nine saves and a 1.55 ERA in 55 relief outings.

Nolan Reimold - OF
Reimold, 31, was reportedly signed by Baltimore to a minor league deal with a spring training invite on February 3. His 2014 season was limited to 46 games due to injury, and he combined to hit .232 with three home runs and 13 RBI in 29 major league games between Toronto and Arizona. He was originally selected by Baltimore in the 2nd round of the 2005 draft out of Bowling Green University, and he's spent three previous seasons in Norfolk, batting .274 with 25 home runs and 86 RBI. 

Jayson Nix - IF/OF
Nix, 32, was signed by Baltimore to a minor league free agent deal on February 17. He's played seven seasons in the major leagues with eight different teams, posting a career average of .212 with 13 home runs and 45 RBI. He played with Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Kansas City in 2014, and also appeared in 55 games with the Durham Bulls a year ago. He was originally selected by the Colorado Rockies in the 1st round (44th overall) of the 2001 draft. 

Everth Cabrera - IF (Added to 40-man roster)
Cabrera, 28, was signed to a one-year major league deal on February 25. He hit .232 with three home runs and 20 RBI in 90 games with the Padres in 2014, and he's hit .248 with 12 home runs, 128 RBI and 136 stolen bases in 481 career major league games. Originally signed by Colorado as a free agent in 2004, Cabrera was a 2013 National League All-Star when he set career-highs in average (.283) and hits (108) while ranking fifth in the National League with 37 stolen bases. 

Pedro Beato - RHP
Beato, 28, was signed to a minor league contract on March 4. He spent the 2014 season in the Atlanta organization, where he posted a 0.00 ERA in three games with the Braves and a 4.10 ERA in 42 relief outings with Gwinnett. He's appeared in 84 career major league games with the New York Mets, Boston Red Sox and Braves, going 4-2 with a 4.34 ERA. He was originally selected by Baltimore in the first round (32nd pick) of the 2006 draft.


Notable players now with other organizations

CA Johnny Monell - NYM
OF Xavier Paul - PHI
IF Buck Britton - LAD
IF Cord Phelps - PHI
RHP Julio DePaula - ARI
OF Nelson Cruz - SEA
OF Nick Markakis - ATL
LHP Andrew Miller - NYY
IF Jemile Weeks - BOS
LHP Nick Additon - MIL
IF Niuman Romero - OAK
LHP Jason Gurka - COL
RHP Preston Guilmet - TOR
IF Ivan De Jesus - CIN
1B Brett Wallace - SD
RHP Josh Stinson - Kia Tigers (Korea)
RHP Brock Huntzinger - OAK
C Nick Hundley - COL
OF Quintin Berry - BOS
RHP Evan Meek - WAS
IF Kelly Johnson - ATL
C Michael Ohlman - STL
LHP Anthony Vasquez - PHI
IF Alexi Casilla - TB
IF Steve Lombardozzi - PIT
IF David Adams - MIA
RHP Tim Alderson - WAS
RHP Heath Bell - WAS
LHP Clay Rapada - SF
LHP Joe Saunders - SEA
IF David Adams - MIA
RHP Robert Coello - SF
LHP Johan Santana - TOR

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