A few notes..
A pretty quiet day for the Orioles so far this morning on the rumor front, but here are a few other notes…
*For the fourth consecutive year, Major League Baseball, MLB Advanced Media, MLB Network and the 30 teams are having a online charity auction to raise awareness and funds for cancer research.
A significant portion of the proceeds will go to Stand Up To Cancer, a longtime partner of Major League Baseball, its founding donor in 2008. In addition, this year’s auction will benefit Do It For Durrett, in honor of the late Texas Rangers ESPN.com beatwriter Richard Durrett, who passed away suddenly last year, and theYouCaring page established for Miami Marlins Sun Sentinel beatwriter Juan C. Rodriguez, who is currently battling a brain tumor.
The auction is live on MLB.com until Thursday, December 10th at 9:00 p.m. (ET) and features three different Orioles experiences. You can bid and see the full list here: mlb.com/SU2Cauction .
*Orioles pitching prospect Tanner Scott, of the Peoria Javelinas, has been named to the Arizona Fall League’s top prospect list.
*Commissioner Rob Manfred is here to announce the appointment of a new Senior Advisor to the Commissioner on Youth Programs and Outreach, which will be Cal Ripken, Jr. I’ll have more on that on Orioles.com later this afternoon.