Just like that, your Orioles news roundup is back and better than ever. The O’s made a transaction that we discuss and break down for you, plus more! Without any more wasted time, let’s get right into it.
Orioles News 12/20/22 – Mychal Givens returns, O’s curveballs, and more MLB news
Welcome back, Mychal Givens!
A familiar face and member of the last Baltimore Orioles playoff team has returned! Bah gawd, that’s Mychal Givens’s music!
The 32 year old sidearm-throwing righty agreed to a one year, $5 million contract with a mutual option for the 2024 season. Givens won’t be the closer as he was the last time he donned the orange and black, but figures to be a valuable middle relief option that will bridge to a backend of the bullpen that features Dillon Tate, Cionel Perez, and Félix Bautista. Givens marks the third player the Orioles have signed to a major league deal, joining starting pitcher Kyle Gibson and utility man Adam Frazier.
Which O’s throw the best curveballs?
The Orioles pitching staff exceeded expectations in 2022 thanks to a litany of nasty pitches coming from various arms, left and right. For this exercise, you’re taken on a journey to the mythical land of curveballs, wherein we find out which Orioles pitchers have the most prolific hooks of them all. There might just be a name or two on the list that Orioles fans may not expect.
More minor league pitchers signed
In addition to Givens, the Orioles also agreed to minor league deals with pitchers Kyle Dowdy, Wandisson Charles, and Eduard Bazardo.
- the Chicago Cubs finalized the signing of SP Jameson Taillon
- Left handed starting pitcher Sean Manaea is officially a member of the San Francisco Giants
- the Pittsburgh Pirates acquired 3B Connor Joe from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for right handed pitcher Nick Garcia
That’s all until next time, enjoy your day everyone!