Orioles sign Steve Pearce, minor leaguer Austin Anderson suspended

The Orioles are down to three unsigned arbitration players after agreeing to terms today with Steve Pearce on a contract for the 2015 season. Pearce will receive $3.7 million, exactly at the midpoint after the sides exchanged figures. Pearce submitted $5.4 million and the Orioles countered at $2 million. He made $850,000 last season. It was a breakout year for Pearce after the Orioles released ... read more

Snider on his past failings and new opportunity with the Orioles

The Orioles made newly acquired outfielder Travis Snider available to the media this morning on a conference call that lasted about 15 minutes and also included executive vice president Dan Duquette. Here's a sampling of quotes from Snider: On his reaction to the trade: "It's always a little bit of a surprise just the way things transpired. Going into the offseason, my wife and I ... read more

Leftovers for breakfast

Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette fielded questions for about an hour last night at the Aberdeen IronBirds' annual Hot Stove Banquet, which drew a crowd of roughly 100 fans at Ripken Stadium. Duquette's interest in the Blue Jays' job was barely mentioned, and he responded by noting the lack of activity last winter before the Orioles reported to the Ed Smith Stadium complex in ... read more

Duquette: "I've been focused on helping the Orioles all winter"

ABERDEEN, Md. - Relaxing on a leather sofa in one of the suites at Ripken Stadium, dinner and a Q&A session with fans coming later in the evening, Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette was asked to describe an offseason that kept him in the news for reasons beyond making trades and signing free agents. "Interesting," he said with a chuckle. "It's been interesting. I'm ... read more

MASN to air seven Orioles games this spring

Seven of the Orioles' spring training games this year will air on MASN HD, beginning with the March 5 game against the Blue Jays in Sarasota. The Blue Jays have been attached to the Orioles all winter. May as well keep it going in the spring. All seven games will be played at the Ed Smith Stadium complex. The four afternoon games will be replayed ... read more

This, that and the other

The Orioles still haven't released their camp roster for spring training, including the invites, because they're continuing to work on it. More decisions were made yesterday. We must remain patient. It sounds as though the Orioles are leaning toward inviting veteran left-hander Mark Hendrickson, who had a tryout earlier this month at the minicamp in Sarasota. Hendrickson has lowered his arm slot to the point ... read more

Waiting on the PTBNL in the Snider trade (with another note)

I'm told that the player to be named later in last night's Travis Snider trade with the Pirates won't be determined until spring training. That leaves plenty of time for fans to ask about the PTBNL in the Travis Snider trade. Let me remind everyone that there was no PTBNL in the Chad Bradford deal on Aug. 7, 2008. It was a cash transaction. But ... read more

More on the trade, Ohlman and Wieters

Congratulations to the Pittsburgh Pirates for not asking the Orioles about the availability of Kevin Gausman and Dylan Bundy. See, that's how you get a deal done. You can't judge this deal until finding out whether pitcher Stephen Tarpley reaches the majors and makes an impact with the Pirates. Until learning the identity of the player to be named later and how he progresses. Until ... read more