Odds & Ends: Barajas, Red Sox, Acta, Orioles

Some links to read as we watch a couple mid-season signings dominate Game 2 of the NLCS…

  • MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports that the Blue Jays have interest in bringing Rod Barajas back in 2010.
  • As Alex Speier of WEEI.com notes, the Red Sox purchased the contract of 22-year-old indy leaguer Reynaldo Rodriguez from the Yuma Scorpions. Rodriguez has yet to establish himself at any one position, though he has been playing first.
  • MLB.com's Brian McTaggart says Manny Acta appeared to know the Astros from top to bottom after his interview for the team's managerial opening. It's no surprise that Acta knows so much; as MLB.com's Alyson Footer says, he spent 16 years in the Astros' system as a player and manager.
  • Acta wasn't the only qualified candidate. Footer says Bob Melvin was also "hugely impressive." 
  • MLB.com's Spencer Fordin says the O's need an experienced starter and a corner infielder or two this offseason.

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