Quick hits from Duquette
It’s been a quiet day for the Orioles –who did reach an agreement with reliever Darren O’Day last night– but the club looks like its closer to making a few moves in Nashville.
*The Orioles have a few trade offers for starting pitching out there, said executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette. They also met with Chris Davis’ agent Scott Boras, and remain interested in him. They don’t know what the outside market is for Davis, but Duquette said, “We have a clear idea what the market is for Chris in Baltimore. That’s clear.”
*Duquette said the club has been “aggressive” in trying to land a left-handed hitting outfielder.
*As for pitching, Orioles are trying to acquire one starter to fill Wei-Yin Chen’s spot. They’re hoping the rest of the rotation can improve on last year, Duquette said. He also noted that the market on Chen will probably not allow the Orioles to bring him back, which isn’t news to anyone who has been following along with the Os.
*The team also agreed to a two-year extension with their Class A affiliate, the Delmarva Shorebirds. That contract runs through 2018.
I’ll have more notes and quotes up shortly on Orioles.com.