Orioles Release Mike Costanzo

The Orioles released Mike Costanzo, according to Peter Schmuck of the Baltimore Sun. The Orioles offered him the chance to stay in the organization as a pitcher, but the corner infielder asked for his release instead.

The 26-year-old hit a combined .202/.304/.316 in the upper levels of the Orioles' system last year. Costanzo, a 2005 second round selection by the Phillies, came over to Baltimore in the 2007 deal that sent Miguel Tejada to Houston.

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  1. Guest 5 years ago

    He could have gotten pitching tips from Brian Anderson.

  2. mikecarlucci 5 years ago

    That’s too bad. The name value alone was priceless!

    It’ll be interesting to see if he turns up as a pitcher somewhere in the future.

  3. lazyspleen 5 years ago

    What is with the Orioles trying to change all of their crappy hitters into pitchers? This is at least the 2nd or 3rd that I can remember in the last couple of years.

    • switchhitingjesus 5 years ago

      Umm Adam Loewen changed from pitcher to hitter because he was always injured. Please if you can name more than Loewen please do because I don’t remember any others

    • lazyspleen 5 years ago

      My bad, that’s who I was thinking of.

  4. cbyrd411 5 years ago

    Ed Wade is looking smarter and smarter for pulling off that Tejada deal

    • Bender44 5 years ago

      Of course, Wade was the one who originally drafted Costanza when he was in Philly…so he’s 1 for 2 on that front.

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