Upcoming Dates

*As I blogged earlier, the Orioles will have to set their 40-man roster by midnight tonight and right now Zach Britton is the only lock to be added. The O’s will add “three or four” players to a 40-man that right now stands at 32 players with president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail using the word “conservative” in the Os approach, noting that keeping a player in the Rule 5 Draft is hard because he must stay on your active roster all year.

*While there were a few trades made around baseball during the two-day GM meetings it’s likely most of the player movement will come after the non-tender date, on Dec. 2, when a surplus of new players are available. Last year’s non-tender date was Dec. 12, so the 10-day difference should help kick-start some signings. Here are some other key dates coming up:

* Next Tuesday is the deadline for teams to offer arbitration to their Type A and Type B free agents, which puts them in position to receive draft pick compensation if they leave. The Orioles have two Type B free agents: Kevin Millwood and Koji Uehara.

* On Nov. 30, those free agents offered arbitration must decide whether to accept or decline that offer.

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