Os sign Casilla
The Orioles have signed Alexi Casilla to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Major League Spring Training, the team announced on Friday night.
Cassila’s $3 million option for 2014 was declined earlier this winter by Baltimore, but the departure of Brian Roberts and given that Manny Machado is coming off second-ending knee surgery gives the organization a need for more depth in the infield. Primarily a bench player last season, Casilla adds speed and versatility and can play second base, shortstop and third. The 29-year-old batted .214 in 62 games for the O’s in 2012.