It’s been another quiet week for the Orioles, at least personal-wise. There haven’t been any major signings or trades.
The team sent out invoices to season ticket holders this week and announced that besides freezing prices for their best customers, they were also holding the line on single-game tickets.
Buck Showalter’s contract extension hasn’t been announced, but with FanFest approaching next Saturday, it should be coming along soon.
According to Matt Eddy of Baseball America, the Orioles signed two more Independent League refugees: right-handers Kyle Mertins and Mike Recchia to minor league contracts. Eddy also lists the previously reported signing of left-handed pitcher David Quinowski.
Eddy also reports that Miami signed former Orioles catcher Craig Tatum.
The Orioles will be holding a mini-camp for younger players next week, and with several of them coming into Baltimore, the club has announced several public appearances.
Next Wednesday from 4-5:30 p.m., Brian Matusz and Kevin Gausman will appear ath the William Talley Recreation Center at 121 North Bentz Street in Frederick. They’ll meet with children from the Police Athletic League as well as the Frederick Boys and Girls Club. They’ll sign autographs and play games. The event is open to the public.
Zach Britton and Chris Tillman will appear at the Westfield Mall in Annapolis from 6-8 p.m. They’ll sign autographs, pose for pictures and answer questions in the JC Penney Concourse.
Showalter will be the keynote speaker at the Aberdeen Ironbirds’ Hot Stove Dinner at Ripken Stadium. Jim Johnson will also appear. The dinner is from 6-9 p.m. Tickets are $40 and can be obtained through: www.ironbirdsbaseballcom.
Adam Jones will speak at a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast next Friday at the Weinberg Family Center Y at 900 East 33rd Street in Baltimore. The breakfast will run from 9-10:30 am. Tickets are available at www.ymaryland.org. Proceeds will benefit Y programs for at-risk Baltimore youths.
On Jan. 26, Dan Duquette will speak at the Delmarva Shorebirds Hot Stove Dinner at the Delmar VFW at 200 West State Street in Demar from 5-8 p.m. Tickets are $33 and available at www.ironbirdsbaseball.com. Proceeds benefit the Shorebirds Community Fund and the United Way of the Eastern Shore.