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2014-15 Orioles Offseason Tracker

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It's time again for the annual post keeping track of all player additions and losses in the Oriole system from the end of the season until Opening Day. We've already had a few minor moves...

ADDITIONS:

Added to 40-man:

RHP - Oliver Drake (was at AA, became minor league free agent, signed to major league contract)

OF - Alex Hassan (from waivers)

RHP - Mike Wright (re-signed)

RHP - Tyler Wilson (re-signed)

SS - Rey Navarro (from free agency)

RHP - Eddie Gamboa (re-signed)

LHP - Wesley Wright (signed as free agent from NYM)

OF - Travis Snider (traded from PIT)

SS - Everth Cabrera (from free agency)

Major League Free Agents Re-signed:

OF - Delmon Young

Rule Five Draft:

RHP - Jason Garcia (Boston)

RHP - Logan Verrett (New York Mets)

Minor Leaguers re-signed:

Michael Almanzar

Jesse Beal

Julio Borbon

Bobby Bundy

Michael Burgess

Steve Johnson

Chris Jones

Williams Louico

Marcel Prado

Garabez Rosa

Sharlon Schoop

International Players Signed:

RHP - Lazaro Leyva (Cuba)

OF - Elier Leyva (Cuba)

Minor League Rule Five:

OF/1B - Sean Halton (Milwaukee)

Minor Leaguers Signed:

C - Yermin Mercedes (White Sand (Pecos)) Indy ball

SS - Ozzie Martinez (Atlanta Braves)

LHP - Frank Gailey (Oakland Athletics)

LHP - Ronan Pacheco (Fort Worth (United) Indy ball

SS - Derrik Gibson (Boston Red Sox)

RHP - Tim Gustafson (Bridgeport (Atlantic) Indy ball

RHP - Kenn Kasparek (Pittsburgh Pirates)

RHP - Terry Doyle (Atlanta Braves)

OF - Quincy Latimore (Washington Nationals)

SS - Paul Janish (Cincinnati Reds)

OF - Matt Tuiasosopo (Chicago White Sox)

RHP - Chaz Roe (Miami Marlins)

RHP - Pat McCoy (Detroit Tigers)

C - JP Arencibia (Texas Rangers)

C - Ryan Lavarnway (Boston Red Sox)

1B - Casey Haerther (Winnepeg Goldeyes) Indy Ball

LHP - Cesar Cabral (New York Yankees)

C - Rossmel Perez (Cincinnati Reds)

1B - Logan Uxa (Cincinnati Reds)

1B - Chris Parmalee (Minnesota Twins)

RHP - Dane De La Rosa (Los Angeles Angels)

LHP - Daniel Rodriguez (Atlanta Braves for cash)

LHP - Mark Hendrickson (York Revolution) Indy Ball

RHP - Brad Duffy (Lake Erie) Indy Ball

2B - Trevor Sprowl (Atlanta Braves)

OF - Anthony Hewitt (Philadelphia Phillies)

OF - Nolan Reimold (Toronto Blue Jays)

RHP - Elih Villanueva (Miami Marlins)

LHP - Jhonathan Ramos (Pittsburgh Pirates)

SS - Jayson Nix (Kansas City Royals)

RHP - Pedro Beato (Atlanta Braves)

C - Allen Bencid (NDFA)

Minor Leaguers Traded For:

Mike McDade (from Texas for future considerations)

LOSSES:

Major League Free Agents:

Alexi Casilla (signed with TB)

Nelson Cruz (signed with SEA)

Nick Hundley (signed with COL)

Kelly Johnson (signed with ATL)

Nick Markakis (signed with ATL)

Andrew Miller (signed with NYY)

Johan Santana (signed with TOR)

Joe Saunders (signed with SEA)

Minor Leauge Rule 5 Draft:

Mikey O'Brien (just signed this offseason as a minor league FA)

Alex Santana

Minor Leaguers Traded Away:

Stephen Tarpley (to PIT for Travis Snider)

Michael Ohlman (to STL for cash)

Steve Lombardozzi (to PIT for cash)

Steve Brault (to PIT for Travis Snider)

Minor League Free Agents:

David Adams (signed with MIA)

Nick Additon (signed with MIL)

Ronald Bermudez

Matt Bischoff

Buck Britton (signed with LAD)

Chih-Hsien Chiang

Robert Coello (signed with SF)

Kelvin De La Cruz

Julio DePaula (signed with ARZ)

Tom DiBenedetto

Jason Gurka (signed with COL)

Steven Hensley (signed with LAA)

Brock Huntzinger (signed with OAK)

K.D. Kang (signed with ATL)

Chris Marrero

Evan Meek (signed with WAS)

Francisco Peguero

Cord Phelps (signed with PHI)

Ramon Ramirez (signed with MEX)

Jorge Rivera (signed with MEX)

Niuman Romero (signed with OAK)

Josh Stinson (signed with Korean team)

Anthony Vasquez (signed with PHI)

Minor Leaguers Retired:

- Jack Graham

- Scott Kalush

- Cam Kneeland

- Nick Merullo

- Lex Rutledge

Minor Leaguers Released:

- Jefferies Almonte

- Quintin Berry (signed with BOS)

- Zane Chavez

- Eun Chul Choi

- Michael Joseph

- Jason McCracken

- Jake Pettit

- Brett Frantini

- Matt Price

- Kris Richards

- Pita Rona

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It's time again for the annual post keeping track of all player additions and losses in the Oriole system from the end of the season until Opening Day. We've already had a few minor moves...

ADDITIONS:

Minor Leaguers re-signed:

Bobby Bundy

Michael Burgess

Williams Louico

Martin Prado

Garabez Rosa

International Players Signed:

RHP - Lazaro Leyva (Cuba)

Minor Leaguers Signed:

C - Yermin Mercedes (White Sand (Pecos)) Indy ball

LOSSES:

Minor League Free Agents:

Kelvin De La Cruz

Julio DePaula

Cord Phelps

Josh Stinson (sign with PIT)

I *think* that should be Marcel Prado and not Martin?

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The Orioles re-signed minor leaguers Chris Jones and Michael Almanzar. They also signed six more minor leaguers from outside of the organization.

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