Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Gary Sheffield headline the first timers on the Hall of Fame ballot.
Boston's reported signing of Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval could change the AL East.
The Golden Age Committee will meet next month to vote on 10 Hall of Fame nominees.
Another week passed with no news on Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis.
The Orioles signed infielder Paul Janish to a minor league contract that includes an invitation to spring training.