Os also non-tender Eyre & Reyes, offer Bergesen a contract

In addition to non-tendering Luke Scott, the Orioles also declined to offer contracts to pitchers Jo-Jo Reyes and Willie Eyre. Eyre was designated for assignment last week to make room for Dana Eveland on the team’s 40-man roster. Monday’s moves gives the Orioles 38 players on the 40-man roster and means they will tender a contract to Brad Bergesen, who was a potential non-tender candidate, along with the rest of their arbitration eligible players.

Reyes was claimed on waivers from Toronto in August and the lefty pitched to a 6.16 ERA in nine games (five starts) for Baltimore.  While originally acquired to add depth, the 27-year-old Reyes  –who was estimated to get a contract around $1.5 million in 2012 – wasn’t overly impressive and the Orioles will look to find more value through free agency or trade.

A former fourth-round pick, Bergesen is “Super Two” eligible, meaning –based on previous service time – he earns a fourth year of salary arbitration instead of the usual three. While Bergesen made the league minimum in 2010, he could make over a million in arbitration given his time as both a starter and reliever. Bergesen posted a 5.70 ERA in 34 games for the Orioles in 2011, including 12 starts, and ended the year 2-7.

The team tendered contracts to the other six arbitration-eligibles in Eveland, outfielder Adam Jones, infielder Robert Andino and pitchers Jeremy Guthrie, Jim Johnson, and Darren O’Day.

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Hello, Ms.Britt Ghiroli.
Tae-hyon Chong sign Korea Team (Lotte Giants) with 4yr, about $ 3.1MM.

Now we are ready to be Dan’s .500 club, in the Japanese or Korean Baseball Leagues. Dan you are in the American East, journeyman and 4A Asian League players are not going to cut it in the toughest div. in baseball. Let’s review pitching:
Guthrie #1 Starter( maybe #4 or 5 on most teams) Career losing record
Wada #2 Starter – never pitched in American Majors or minors
J. Johnson #3(?) – reliever going back to starting
Areita #4(?) – decent pitcher as 4th or 5th starter
#5 Starter- Who knows – Britton, Eveland, Matusz – how many big league wins here.
don’t want to forget Hunter as possible # 4 or 5.
Pulling for all of them but reality indicates not very many wins. Bullpen better be the best in the div. or we are in trouble(last place again) Together with less hitting so
far in the lineup and no legitimate # 4 batter. Prayers needed. O’s4ever.

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