Happy hump day, everyone? The Orioles were busy with yet another signing yesterday and Birds Watcher was just as busy making sure you have the best Orioles-related content possible. It seems like another starting pitcher could be making their way to Baltimore but until then, let’s get into today’s roundup!
Orioles News 12/7/22 – Nomar Mazara signing, pitching rumors, and other MLB news
O’s sign OF Nomar Mazara to minor league deal
If you’re a left handed hitter, there’s a good chance the Baltimore Orioles are interested in you. Mike Elias has cast a wide net and on Tuesday, caught outfielder Nomar Mazara and signed him to a minor league deal.
The 27 year old is a former top prospect who has spent the majority of his career with the Texas Rangers with mixed results that include a 100 RBI season. It seems unlikely that Mazara will see much time in an Orioles uniform, but there’s no harm in signing another player who could be possible bench depth down the road.
Mike Elias: On a Mission
Our fearless leader is not at the Winter Meetings to screw around! Throughout his media availabilities, the Orioles Executive Vice President and General Manager has expressed his intention to leave the offseason with more than just new signing Kyle Gibson. Could this just be standard GM posturing? Sure, but volunteering such soundbites without any substance behind them is generally a low-reward proposition, and Elias is far too savvy not to know that. Agent/baseball overlord Scott Boras even confirmed in his own media scrum that he and Elias have been in constant contact.
Arson Judge headed to San Francisco, Aaron Judge’s destination TBD
In what will go down as the scoop of the off-season, Jon Heyman of the New York Post reported that flaming hot free agent Arson Judge will be immolating baseballs and other various objects in San Francisco next year, giving the city a much needed spark. It’s a perfect match. Other players couldn’t hold a torch to Arson Judge.
Alright, alright, I got my jokes off. Heyman jumped the gun a tad on reporting Aaron Judge’s decision, but the chances of him leaving the Yankees appear to be very real. AL East fans can only hope that Heyman ends up being correct and Judge takes his talents westward.
That’s it for Wednesday’s Orioles news roundup, be sure to check back tomorrow!