The last 10 days have been quiet in Birdland. Ever since the acquisition of Liam Hendriks, there have been no transactions, but the quiet times should end soon.
Pitchers and catchers report six weeks from today, and by then, there will probably be a few more pitchers to consider than there are now.
With so many free agent pitchers still on the market, the Orioles ought to be able to find one who’ll be able to fit in the middle or back end of their rotation.
One who won’t be joining them in Sarasota on Feb. 13 is Mark Mulder. Mulder last won a big league game on June 15, 2006, but after retirement and a stint with ESPN, decided to give the big leagues another crack.
Mulder, who is 36, and was once a 21-game winner for the Oakland Athletics, signed a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Angels.
There was actually competition for Mulder. Several teams were interested in him, but he preferred to pitch for a West Coast team.
He last pitched in the big leagues in 2008 with the St. Louis Cardinals.