Orioles make series of roster moves

Gamboa, Pridie non-tendered

By Norfolk Tides | December 3, 2013 5:12 AM ET

The Orioles today announced that they have tendered contracts to six of their arbitration eligible players: CA MATT WIETERS, 1B CHRIS DAVIS, RHP's TOMMY HUNTER and BUD NORRIS and LHP's BRIAN MATUSZ and TROY PATTON. Additionally, OF's STEVE PEARCE and NOLAN REIMOLD have agreed to terms on contracts for 2014, and RHP EDDIE GAMBOA and OF JASON PRIDIE were not tendered contracts by the club.

Wieters, 27, batted .235/.287/.417 with 22 home runs and 79 RBI in 148 games in 2013.

Davis, 27, finished third in the American League MVP voting, leading the major leagues with 53 home runs and 138 RBI while batting .286/.370/.634 in 160 games.

Hunter, 27, was 6-5 with a 2.81 ERA (86.1IP, 27ER) in 68 relief appearances.

Norris, 28, went 4-3 with a 4.80 ERA (50.2IP, 27ER) in 11 games (nine starts) for the Orioles after being acquired from Houston on July 31. He went 10-12 with a 4.18 ERA (176.2IP, 82ER) in 32 games (30 starts) in 2013.

Matusz, 26, was 2-1 with a 3.53 ERA (51.0IP, 20ER) in 65 appearances.

Patton, 28, went 2-0 with a 3.70 ERA (56.0IP, 23ER) in 56 outings.

Pearce, 30, hit .261/.362/.420 with four home runs and 13 RBI in 44 games.

Reimold, 30, played in 40 games, batting .195/.250/.335 with five home runs and 12 RBI.

Gamboa, 28, had his contract selected on November 20. He went a combined 6-11 with a 4.43 ERA (142.1IP, 70ER) and 114 strikeouts for Double-A Bowie (16 GS) and Triple-A Norfolk (nine GS) in 2013.

Pridie, 30, had his contract selected on September 25 after batting .269/.333/.434 in 118 games for Triple-A Norfolk. He went 2-for-10 in four games with the Orioles.



The Orioles also announced that they have acquired INF JEMILE WEEKS and a player to be named later from Oakland in exchange for RHP JIM JOHNSON.

Weeks, 26, batted .271/.376/.369 with 17 stolen bases in 130 games for Triple-A Sacramento in 2013. The 12th overall selection in the 2008 First Year Player Draft out of the University of Miami, Weeks is a career .282/.375/.402 hitter in 361 career minor league games in six seasons in the Oakland system. He has hit .258/.319/.357 in 223 games in the big leagues since 2011, when he batted .303/.340/.421 with 22 steals in 97 games as a rookie.

Johnson, 30, recorded 50 saves in 59 opportunities while going 3-8 with a 2.94 ERA (70.1IP, 23ER) over 74 appearances for the Orioles in 2013.

With these moves, the Orioles now have 37 players on the 40-man roster.


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