Some of the guys Meoli mentions the Orioles are looking at
Carlos Asuaje, Arizona
A versatile infielder who spent parts of three seasons with the San Diego Padres, Asuaje is the kind of seasoned second baseman who can move all around and cover for the potential trade of Jonathan Villar on the Orioles’ infield. The bat isn’t much, but he makes contact and doesn’t strike out muc
Mitch Nay, Cincinnati
A minor league Rule 5 pick from the Blue Jays last year, Nay raked to the tune of a .304 average with a .927 OPS and 13 home runs at Double-A before struggling in his first taste at Triple-A. His moving from first base to third base means he might not be a fit, but there’s enough in the bat to be interesting
Luis Marté, Atlanta
Though he’s only 25, Marte got to Double-A in the Rangers organization in 2015, and has 1,664 plate appearances in the high-minors that have solidified the fact that he’s light-hitting middle infield depth no matter where you play him. Those types of players get a shot here.
Phillip Evans, Cubs
Evans had a couple shots with the Mets in 2017 and 2018, but spent all of 2019 in Triple-A with Chicago. He’s a career .274 hitter with an .806 OPS over essentially three full seasons at that level, making him a prime candidate to have enough minors experience to play with the Orioles.