SARASOTA, Fla. – Very quickly, Jemile Weeks has given Buck Showalter some evidence that he could be a real find for the Orioles.
One by one, closers signed elsewhere. Now, there appears to be no one in the way of Tommy Hunter starting the season as the Orioles closer.
On Dec. 2, the Orioles traded Jim Johnson to Oakland. In return they received Jemile Weeks. Later on, they also got minor league catcher David Freitas.
For now, Tommy Hunter is the Orioles closer. Of course that may change if the team signs Fernando Rodney, makes a trade or wants to try someone else in the role.