Saturday, March 10, 2012

Orioles Sign 18 to Contracts; Yoenis Cespedes' Huge Day

Yesterday, the Orioles signed quite a number of players - seventeen in total - to contracts for the 2012. It's no big thing, just some housekeeping and business to get out of the way.

From the Baltimore Sun: The Orioles renewed the contract of star catcher Matt Wieters on Saturday and announced they have agreed to terms with 17 other players who are under club reserve and were not eligible for salary arbitration. That completes the team's 2012 contract signings.

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The list of players who recently agreed to terms includes: Ryan Adams, Jake Arrieta, Josh Bell, Jason Berken, Zach Britton, Chris Davis, Oliver Drake, Ryan Flaherty, Tommy Hunter, Joe Mahoney, Troy Patton, Zach Phillips, Nolan Reimold, Alfredo Simon, Pedro Strop, Taylor Teagarden and Chris Tillman.

Wieters, who is one of the club's cornerstone players, is represented by super agent Scott Boras. No terms were released. He earned $452,500 in 2011.


Finally, Yoenis Cespedes - who the Orioles were looking at to sign - played his first Spring Training game for the Oakland Athletics. Although the stats don't won't go into Cespedes' record, he left quite an impression.

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