Os sign Marrero, Balfour note
The Orioles signed first baseman Chris Marrero to a Minor League contract, according to a report by Baseball America on Tuesday afternoon.
A right-handed hitter, he was 2-for-16 in eight games with the Nationals last season and hit .270 at Triple-A Syracuse with 11 home runs and 59 RBIs. He played 31 games for the Nationals in 2011, hitting .248 with 10 RBIs, but missed a large chunk of the following season after suffering a hamstring injury in winter ball.
Also, the Orioles have continued interest in free agent Grant Balfour. They have a two-year deal on the table, but the sticking point remains years. He wants three and the O’s haven’t budged, despite reports.