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Official 2008-2009 Minor League Offseason Thread


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Dear Orioles Hangout,

Many of you will remember similar posts from the past two offseasons.

This will be broken up in to two posts which will be updated as information comes in. I encourage anyone to post updates if they see them and I will update the OP1 and OP2.

The only note I have is that all ages are as of Opening Day 2009.

Section One: 2009 Baltimore Orioles
Part One: Free Agent Additions
OF Ambiorix Concepcion
Age:
25
Draft:
Signed as an undrafted free agent by the New York Mets in 2000
2008 Team(s):
Binghamton Mets (AA)
Additional Information:
Invite to Spring Training:
C Adam Donachie
Age:
25
Draft:
Selected by Kansas City Royals in 2nd Round (47th overall) of 2002 amateur entry draft
2008 Team(s):
Northwestern Arkansas Naturals (AA)
Additional Information:
Was drafted by Phillies in 2007 Rule V draft but was immediately traded for Alfredo Simon from the Orioles.
Invite to Spring Training:
RHP Brad Hennessey
Age:
29
Draft:
Selected by San Francisco Giants in 1st Round (21st overall) of 2001 amateur entry draft
2008 Team(s):
Fresno Grizzlies (AAA), San Francisco Giants (MLB)
Additional Information:
Hennessey removed from the Giants’ 40 man roster this past season and the Orioles are his second organization ever. He has experience starting and relieving.
Invite to Spring Training:
Yes

C Billy Killian

Age:
23
Draft:
Selected by San Diego Padres in 3rd Round (72nd overall) of 2004 amateur entry draft
2008 Team(s):
Winston Salem Warthogs (A+)
Additional Information:
Invite to Spring Training:

C Chad Moeller

Age:
34
Draft:
Selected by New York Yankees in 25th Round (701st overall) of 1993 amateur entry draft
2008 Team(s):
Scranton-Wilkes/Barre Yankees (AAA), New York Yankees (MLB)
Additional Information:
Yes
Invite to Spring Training:

INF Donnie Murphy

Age:
26
Draft:
Selected by Kansas City Royals in 5th Round (138th overall) of 2002 amateur entry draft
2008 Team(s):
Sacramento River Cats (AAA), Oakland Athletics (MLB)
Additional Information:
Invite to Spring Training:
Yes

C Jose Reyes

Age:
25
Draft:
Signed as an undrafted free agent by the Chicago Cubs in 1999
2008 Team(s):
Injury – Did Not Play
Invite to Spring Training:
Yes
Additional Information:
Reyes appeared in four games with the Cubs in 2006, going 1-for-5 with two RBIs. He missed all of 2008 after having bone chips removed from his elbow.

C Guillermo Rodriguez

Age:
30
Draft:
Signed as an undrafted free agent by the San Francisco Giants in 1995
2008 Team(s):
Fresno Grizzlies (AAA)
Invite to Spring Training:
Yes
Additional Information:

LHP Dan Smith

Age:
25
Draft:
Signed as an undrafted free agent by the Atlanta Braves in 2003
2008 Team(s):
Southern Maryland (Atlantic)
Additional Information:
Originally from Hagerstown, he's a 25-yr-old 6'5" 225lb lefty with more career MiLB strikeouts than innings pitched. He pitched well for the Pensacola Pelicans of the American Association (Independent) in 2008. In September, he was traded to the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs of the Atlantic League (Independent).

RHRP Ross Wolf

Age:
26
Draft:
Selected by Florida Marlins in 18th Round (533rd overall) of 2002 amateur entry draft
2008 Team(s):
Albuquerque Isotopes (AAA)
Additional Information:
Part Two: Re-Signing 2008 Orioles

These are players that were a part of the Orioles organization in 2008 and have decided to remain with the organization for 2009.

RHRP Gerardo Casadiego

Age:
29
Draft:
Signed as an undrafted free agent by the Montreal Expos in 1998
2008 Team(s):
Bowie Baysox (AA)
Free Agency Route:
Minor League Free Agency
Additional Information:

RHRP Scott Chiasson

Age:
30
Draft:
Selected by Kansas City Royals in 5th Round (137th overall) of 1998 amateur entry draft
2008 Team(s):
Norfolk Tides (AAA)
Free Agency Route:
Minor League Free Agency
Additional Information:
Signed with the Tides in August 2008 and was thought to have signed to earn a spot on the Orioles’ September 40 man roster, but that never materialized.

RHRP Ryan Keefer

Age:
27
Draft:
Selected by Baltimore Orioles in 13th Round (384th overall) of 2000
2008 Team:
Bowie Baysox (AA)
Additional Information:
Keefer missed the entire 2007 season due to a shoulder injury. He was removed from the 40 man roster after spending the 2006 season on the 40 man. There was some doubt whether Keefer would re-sign with the Orioles, but he did and was invited to Spring Training 2008. He has two options remaining when he rejoins a 40 man roster.

RHP Andy Mitchell
Age:
30
Draft:
Signed as an undrafted free agent by the Baltimore Orioles in 2001
2008 Team(s):
Norfolk Tides (AAA)
Free Agency Route:
Minor League Free Agency
Additional Information:

3B Jeff Nettles

Age:
30
Draft:
Selected by New York Yankees in 47th Round (1388th overall) of 1998 amateur entry draft
2008 Team(s):
Bowie Baysox (AA)
Additional Information:
He spent five seasons with the Yankees and five seasons in the independent league before joining the Orioles in 2008 on a minor league contract.

OF Mike Rodriguez
Age:
28
Draft:
Selected by Houston Astros in 2nd Round (54th overall) of 2001 amateur entry draft
2008 Team(s):
Bowie Baysox (AA)
Free Agency Route:
Minor League Free Agency
Additional Information:
Signed with the Orioles out of the Astros organization prior to 2008.
LHRP Ryan Rodriguez
Age:
24
Draft:
Selected by Chicago White Sox in 4th Round (120th overall) of 2002
2008 Team(s):
Frederick Keys (A+)
Additional Information:
Rodriguez was selected from the Chicago White Sox organization during the AAA phase of the 2007 Rule V draft. Spent his first four professional seasons exclusively as a starter, but was moved to the bullpen during the 2007 season and spent it exclusively as a reliever in 2008.

2B/SS Carlos Rojas

Age:
25
Draft:
Signed as an undrafted free agent by the Chicago Cubs in 2001
2008 Team(s):
Bowie Baysox (AA)
Additional Information:
Joined the Orioles as a minor league free agent prior to the 2008 season after spending his entire career in the Cubs organization.

C Steve Torrealba

Age:
31
Draft:
Signed as an undrafted free agent by the Atlanta Braves in 1995
2008 Team(s):
Bowie Baysox (AA)
Additional Information:
Had a taste of the majors in Septembers of 2001 and 2002. He has two options remaining if he were to be added back to a 40 man roster.

Part Three: Trade Acquisitions

These are the players that were acquired as part of a trade. The first addition to this list will most likely be the PTBNL in the Chad Bradford to the Rays trade, if a player is indeed provided in lieu of money.

2B Justin Turner

Age:
24
Draft:
Selected by Cincinnati Reds in 7th Round (204th overall) of 2006 amateur entry draft
2008 Team(s):
Sarasota (A+), Chattanooga (AA)
Additional Information:
Acquired on 12/9/2008 with 3B Brandon Waring and UTIL Ryan Freel from Cincinnati Reds for C Ramon Hernandez.

3B Brandon Waring

Age:
23
Draft:
Selected by Cincinnati Reds in 7th Round (229th overall) of 2007 amateur entry draft
2008 Team(s):
Dayton (A)
Additional Information:
Acquired on 12/9/2008 with 2B Justin Turner and UTIL Ryan Freel from Cincinnati Reds for C Ramon Hernandez.
Part Four: Rule V Acquisitions

These are players that were acquired during the Rule V draft, in all three phases (MLB, AAA, and AA). The draft will occur on December 7, 2008. The Orioles currently do not have a 40 man roster spot open to participate in the MLB phase, but there is still time to make room on the roster.

Part Five: Outright off 40 Man Roster

These are players that were removed from the Orioles 40-man roster and cleared waivers and were assigned to one of the minor league teams. They are eligible to be selected in the Rule V Draft. These players do not have six years of minor league service so they do not qualify for minor league free agency.

LHRP Alberto Castillo

Age:
33
Draft:
Selected by San Francisco Giants in 3rd Round (88th overall) of 1994 amateur entry draft
2008 Team(s):
Norfolk Tides (AAA), Baltimore Orioles (MLB)
Additional Information:
Signed as a minor league free agent with the Orioles in January 2008. He has 3 (out of 3) option years remaining.

RHP Fredy Deza

Age:
27
Draft:
Signed as an undrafted free agent by the Baltimore Orioles in 1999
2008 Team(s):
Frederick Keys (A+), Norfolk Tides (AAA)
Additional Information:
He has two options remaining if he is re-added to the 40 man roster.

OF Jeff Fiorentino

Age:
25
Draft:
Selected by Baltimore Orioles in 3rd Round (79th overall) of 2004
2008 Team(s):
Sacramento River Cats (AAA), Norfolk Tides (AAA)
Additional Information:
Fiorentino was bumped from the 40 man roster when the Orioles traded for Chris Roberson from the Philadelphia Phillies. The Reds claimed him the following day. The Reds tried to pass him through waivers when he was claimed by the Athletics. Mid-season, the Orioles claimed him back. He is out of options and was removed from the 40 man roster and cleared.

C Guillermo Quiroz

Age:
27
Draft:
Signed as an undrafted free agent by the Toronto Blue Jays in 1998
2008 Team(s):
Baltimore Orioles (MLB)
Additional Information:
Accepted assignment to Triple-A Norfolk.
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Section Two: Former Orioles

Part One: Current Free Agents

These are the players that are free agents for one of multiple reasons: 1) six year minor league free agent, 2) released by Orioles, 3) designated for assignment off the Orioles 40-man roster and refused assignment. Each player has a note detailing how they achieved free agency. These players are still free agents and can return to the Orioles if there is mutual interest.

RHRP Miguel Achil
2009 Organization:
Age:
21
Draft:
Signed as undrafted free agent prior to 2007.
2008 Team(s):
GCL Orioles (GCL)
Free Agency Route:
Released
Additional Information:
Spent both seasons of minor league career at GCL Orioles.

OF Chris Amador

2009 Organization:
Age:
26
Draft:
Selected by Chicago White Sox in 8th Round (232nd overall) of 2000
2008 Team(s):
Frederick (A+)
Free Agency Route:
Minor League Free Agency
Additional Information:
The White Sox released Amador half way through the 2007 season after 7.5 seasons in the organization. He was signed by the Baltimore Orioles and assigned to Frederick, where he remained for 2008.

LHSP Craig Anderson

2009 Organization:
Age:
28
Draft:
Signed as an undrafted free agent by the Seattle Mariners in 1999
2008 Team(s):
Bowie Baysox (AA), Norfolk Tides (AAA)
Free Agency Route:
Minor League Free Agency
Additional Information:

RHRP Ryan Bukvich

2009 Organization:
Age:
30
Draft:
Selected by Kansas City Royals in 11th Round (314th overall) of 2000
2008 Team(s):
Norfolk Tides (AAA), Baltimore Orioles (MLB)
Free Agency Route:
Minor League Free Agency
Additional Information:
Made a few starts for the Orioles in 2008 after signing a minor league deal.

RHRP Cory Doyne

2009 Organization:
Age:
27
Draft:
Selected by Houston Astros in 8th Round (247th overall) of 2000
2008 Team:
Norfolk Tides (AAA)
Free Agency Route:
Minor League Free Agency (6 seasons)
Additional Information:
After spending three seasons with the Astros organization, he was released and signed with the Padres, where he switched from a starting pitcher to a reliever. He signed with St. Louis in 2004 but left as a minor league free agent following the 2006 season, when he signed with the Orioles. He made his major league debut with the Orioles in 2007. He won the AAA reliever of the year award. He was DFA’ed when the Orioles traded Miguel Tejada to the Astros. He was later non-tendered and re-signed to a minor league deal. He has two options remaining when he rejoins a 40 man roster.

RHP Adolfito Garcia

2009 Organization:
Age:
24
Draft:
Signed as undrafted free agent prior to 2006.
2008 Team(s):
Bluefield Orioles (Rk)
Free Agency Route:
Released
Additional Information:
Spent all three seasons of minor league career at Bluefield.

C Chris Heintz

2009 Organization:
Age:
34
Draft:
Selected by Chicago White Sox in 19th Round (557th overall) of 1996 amateur entry draft
2008 Team(s):
Norfolk Tides (AAA)
Free Agency Route:
Minor League Free Agency
Additional Information:
LHSP Randy Keisler
2009 Organization:
Age:
33
Draft:
Selected by New York Yankees in 2nd Round (67th overall) of 1998 amateur entry draft
2008 Team(s):
Iowa Cubs (AAA), Norfolk Tides (AAA)
Free Agency Route:
Minor League Free Agency
Additional Information:
Signed with the Cubs to start the 2008 minor league season but was later released and signed midseason with the Orioles.

RHP Gary Knotts

2009 Organization:
Age:
32
Draft:
Selected by Florida Marlins in 11th Round (289th overall) of 1995 amateur entry draft
2008 Team(s):
Lehigh Valley IronPigs (AAA), Norfolk Tides (AAA)
Free Agency Route:
Minor League Free Agency
Additional Information:
Started the 2008 season in the Phillies organization and finished the season with the Tides.
LHRP Leonardo Madrigal
2009 Organization:
Age:
22
Draft:
Signed as undrafted free agent prior to 2007.
2008 Team(s):
GCL Orioles (GCL)
Free Agency Route:
Released
Additional Information:
Spent both seasons of minor league career at GCL Orioles.

RHRP Julio Manon
2009 Organization:
Age:
35
Draft:
Signed as an undrafted free agent by the St. Louis Cardinals in 1992
2008 Team(s):
Bowie Baysox (AA)
Free Agency Route:
Minor League Free Agency
Additional Information:
Spent time with the Baltimore Orioles in 2006 after signing a minor league deal, for which he was released at the end of the season.

3B Ryan McCarthy

2009 Organization:
Age:
26
Draft:
Selected by Chicago White Sox in 9th Round (269th overall) of 2004
2008 Team:
Frederick Keys (A+)
Free Agency Route:
Released
Additional Information:
McCarthy was released during the 2007 season after missing the entire 2006 season.
RHRP Gerard Oakes
2009 Organization:
Age:
26
Draft:
Selected by Milwaukee Brewers in 7th Round (201st overall) of 2000
2008 Team(s):
Injury – Did Not Play
Free Agency Route:
Minor League Free Agency
Additional Information:
Was signed prior to the 2008 season as a minor league free agent but never appeared in a game in the Orioles organization.
OF Tike Redman
2009 Organization:
Age:
32
Draft:
Selected by Pittsburgh Pirates in 5th Round (126th overall) of 1996 amateur entry draft
2008 Team(s):
Norfolk Tides (AAA)
Free Agency Route:
Minor League Free Agency
Additional Information:
Called up to Baltimore to finish 2007, he spent the offseason on the roster before being removed when the Orioles acquired Adam Jones.
OF Chris Roberson
2009 Organization:
Age:
29
Draft:
Selected by Philadelphia Phillies in 9th Round (260th overall) of 2001
2008 Team(s):
Norfolk Tides (AAA)
Free Agency Route:
Minor League Free Agency
Additional Information:
Was acquired from Philadelphia for cash consideration prior to 2008. Roberson was later DFA’ed from the roster to clear room.

RHRP Felix Romero

2009 Organization:
Age:
29
Draft:
Signed as an undrafted free agent by the Toronto Blue Jays in 1997
2008 Team(s):
Bowie Baysox (AA), Norfolk Tides (AAA)
Free Agency Route:
Minor League Free Agency
Additional Information:
Signed with the Orioles on a minor league deal prior to 2007.
RHRP Tim Spooneybarger
2009 Organization:
Age:
29
Draft:
Selected by Atlanta Braves in 29th Round (881st overall) of 1998 amateur entry draft
2008 Team(s):
Aberdeen Ironbirds (A-)
Free Agency Route:
Minor League Free Agency
Additional Information:
Signed with the Orioles mid-season 2008 on a minor league deal.
RHSP Josh Tamba
2009 Organization:
Age:
24
Draft:
Selected by Baltimore Orioles in 7th Round (205th overall) of 2006 amateur entry draft
2008 Team(s):
Aberdeen Ironbirds (A-)
Free Agency Route:
Released
Additional Information:
Only made one appearance during 2008 due to an injury
OF Luis Terrero
2009 Organization:
Age:
28
Draft:
Signed as an undrafted free agent by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 1997
2008 Team:
Norfolk Tides (AAA)
Free Agency Route:
Minor League Free Agency
Additional Information:
Has spent parts of the last five seasons in the majors with three different teams, one of which was with the Orioles in 2006. He was re-signed to a minor league deal, after spending 2007 with the White Sox, and spent the entire season in Norfolk.
RHRP Sean Tracey
2009 Organization:
Age:
28
Draft:
Selected by Chicago White Sox in 8th Round (240th overall) of 2002 amateur entry draft
2008 Team(s):
Injury – Did Not Play
Free Agency Route:
Minor League Free Agency
Additional Information:
The Orioles claimed Tracey off waivers prior to 2007, during which he got injured mid-season and was removed from the Orioles 40 man roster. He missed all of 2008.

C Brian Valichka
2009 Organization:
Age:
24
Draft:
Selected by Texas Rangers in 19th Round (579th overall) of 2005 amateur entry draft
2008 Team(s):
Delmarva Shorebirds (A)
Free Agency Route:
Released
Additional Information:
Spent three seasons in the Rangers organization before joining the Orioles for the 2008 season. He hails from Frederick, Maryland.

Part Two: Signed Former Orioles

These are players that were a part of the Orioles organization in 2008 but have already signed elsewhere for the 2009 season.

RHRP Greg Aquino

2009 Organization:
Cleveland Indians
Age:
31
Draft:
Signed as an undrafted free agent by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 1995
2008 Team(s):
Norfolk Tides (AAA), Baltimore Orioles (MLB)
Free Agency Route:
Minor League Free Agency
Additional Information:
He was claimed off the waiver wire from the Brewers prior to the 2008 season. He was DFA’ed off the 40 man roster mid-season 2008.

INF Freddie Bynum

2009 Organization:
Washington Nationals
Age:
29
Draft:
Selected by Oakland Athletics in 2nd Round (60th overall) of 2000 amateur entry draft
2008 Team(s):
Norfolk Tides (AAA), Baltimore Orioles (MLB)
Free Agency Route:
Minor League Free Agency
Additional Information:
The Orioles acquired Bynum prior to the 2007 season for RHP Kevin Hart. Upon returning from injury in 2008, he assumed the starting SS role for the Orioles. He was DFA’ed mid-season and spent the remainder of the season with the Tides.
INF Brandon Fahey
2009 Organization:
Toronto Blue Jays
Age:
28
Draft:
Selected by Baltimore Orioles in 12th Round (346th overall) of 2002 amateur entry draft
2008 Team(s):
Norfolk Tides (AAA), Baltimore Orioles (MLB)
Free Agency Route:
Minor League Free Agency (DFA)
Additional Information:

INF Luis Hernandez

2009 Organization:
Kansas City Royals
Age:
24
Draft:
Signed as an undrafted free agent by the Atlanta Braves in 2000
2008 Team(s):
Norfolk Tides (AAA), Baltimore Orioles (MLB)
Free Agency Route:
Minor League Free Agency
Additional Information:
The Orioles claimed Hernandez off waivers from the Braves prior to the 2007 season, during which he made his major league debut. He earned the starting SS role in 2008 after the Miguel Tejada trade but was eventually DFA’ed and never returned to the Orioles.

RHSP Jon Leicester
2009 Organization:
Orix Buffaloes (Nippon Professional Baseball)
Age:
30
Draft:
Selected by Chicago Cubs in 11th Round (313rd overall) of 2000 amateur entry draft
2008 Team(s):
Norfolk Tides (AAA)
Free Agency Route:
Minor League Free Agency
Additional Information:
Spent time with the Orioles in 2007 and remained on the Orioles 40 man roster until March 2008.

LHRP Rommie Lewis

2009 Organization:
Toronto Blue Jays
Age:
26
Draft:
Selected by Baltimore Orioles in 4th Round (113rd overall) of 2001 amateur entry draft
2008 Team(s):
Bowie Baysox (AA)
Free Agency Route:
Minor League Free Agency
Additional Information:

LHSP Adam Loewen

2009 Organization:
Toronto Blue Jays
Age:
25
Draft:
Selected by Baltimore Orioles in 1st Round (4th overall) of 2002 amateur entry draft
2008 Team(s):
Baltimore Orioles (MLB)
Free Agency Route:
Released
Additional Information:
After ending his career as a pitcher, he decided to come back as a position player. To do so, he needed to be removed from the 40 man roster and re-signed to a minor league deal. The Orioles removed him from the 40 man roster by releasing him and Loewen decided to join the Toronto Blue Jays.
C Brian Peterson
2009 Organization:
Cincinnati Reds
Age:
30
Draft:
Signed as an undrafted free agent by the Cleveland Indians in 1999
2008 Team(s):
Bridgeport (Atlantic), Bowie Baysox (AA)
Free Agency Route:
Minor League Free Agency
Additional Information:
Signed with the Orioles mid-season 2008 out of the independent league.
C Omir Santos
2009 Organization:
New York Mets
Age:
27
Draft:
Selected by New York Yankees in 21st Round (635th overall) of 2001
2008 Team(s):
Norfolk Tides (AAA), Baltimore Orioles (MLB)
Free Agency Route:
Minor League Free Agency (DFA’ed)
Additional Information:
Signed with the Orioles prior to the 2008 season on a minor league contract after spending his career with the Yankees. He made his major league debut with the Orioles in Septmember.
INF Eider Torres
2009 Organization:
Chicago White Sox
Age:
26
Draft:
Signed as an undrafted free agent by the Cleveland Indians in 2000
2008 Team(s):
Norfolk Tides (AAA), Baltimore Orioles (MLB)
Free Agency Route:
Minor League Free Agency (DFA)
Additional Information:
Torres joined the Orioles organization during the 2006 offseason after leaving the Indians organization. In a controversial move, he was added to the 40 man roster, but was removed during the 2007 offseason. He decided to remain with the Orioles and made his major league debut during the 2008 season, but was DFA’ed in September.

Part Three: Traded Away

These are the players that were traded by the Orioles.

RHRP Randor Bierd

2009 Organization:
Boston Red Sox
Age:
24
Draft:
Signed as an undrafted free agent by the Detroit Tigers in 2003
2008 Team(s):
Baltimore Orioles (MLB)
Additional Information:
Bierd was selected with the third overall pick of the 2007 Rule V draft MLB phase out of the Detroit Tigers organization. He was outrighted off the Orioles roster in November 2008 with 3 (out of 3) option years remaining. He was removed from the Orioles 40 man roster following the 2008 season. He was subsequently traded to the Boston Red Sox for David Pauley, who was out of options.

Part Four: Players Lost in Rule 5 Draft

These are the players that were drafted by other MLB teams during the Rule 5 Draft

RHRP Rocky Cherry

2009 Organization:
New York Mets
Age:
29
Draft:
Selected by Chicago Cubs in 14th Round (423rd overall) of 2002 amateur entry draft
2008 Team(s):
Norfolk Tides (AAA), Baltimore Orioles (MLB)
Additional Information:
He was acquired for Steve Trachsel along with Scott Moore and Jake Renshaw in August 2007. He has 1 option year remaining. He was removed from the Orioles 40 man roster following the 2008 season and was subsequently exposed to the Rule 5 draft. He must remain on the Mets' 25 man roster throughout the entire season or he must be offered back to the Orioles for half the price he was obtained, unless a trade can be worked out.

This is Part 2 of the OP.

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INF Luis Hernandez

2009 Organization:

Age: 28

Draft: Signed as an undrafted free agent by the Atlanta Braves in 2000

2008 Team(s): Norfolk Tides (AAA), Baltimore Orioles (MLB)

Free Agency Route: Minor League Free Agency

Additional Information: The Orioles claimed Hernandez off waivers from the Braves prior to the 2007 season, during which he made his major league debut. He earned the starting SS role in 2008 after the Miguel Tejada trade but was eventually DFA’ed and never returned to the Orioles.

Luis Hernandez will not be 28, he will be 24.

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I'm a little confused. If Bierd has 3 option years remaining why was he exposed to the Rule V Draft by Detroit? Also, is he exposed this year, and if so why would he not just be sent to AAA?

All players have at least three option years once they are added to a 40 man roster. The exception is a player gaining a fourth option year because they have not yet accumulated a fifth year of professional service time.

Detroit opted not to add Bierd to their 40 man roster last season and the Orioles selected him in the Rule V draft. The stipulation is that the player must remain on the active roster all season long and can not be optioned, so Bierd retained his three option years.

The Orioles removed Bierd from the 40 man roster at the end of the season and he was able to clear waivers and was assigned to Norfolk. He is exposed in this year's Rule V draft.

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