Orioles Rumors: Wigginton, Uehara, Izturis

You might see Ty Wigginton in an Orioles uniform next season, but it’s less likely that the club re-signs Kevin Millwood or Julio Lugo. Orioles president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail told Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun that he has preliminary interest in re-signing some of Baltimore’s free agents, though final decisions are months away. Here are the details:

  • Ty Wigginton: The Orioles have interest in re-signing Wigginton, and the infielder told Connolly that he would consider returning in 2011. "I enjoy getting to go out and compete and put on a Baltimore Orioles uniform,” Wigginton said. “I think I can definitely be a good fit; we'll just have to see how everything works out."
  • Koji Uehara: The reliever said he’s not thinking about next year, but confirmed that he wanted to pitch for an MLB team. Uehara, who projects as a Type B free agent under the Elias Rankings, would do well to sign for a couple million, as Tim Dierkes explained today.
  • Cesar Izturis: The shortstop says he’d like to spend the rest of his career in Baltimore, and the O’s have’t ruled out bringing him back.
  • Corey Patterson: Connolly points out that if Patterson re-signs, the sides will likely reach a deal late in the offseason.
  • Kevin Millwood: Millwood may seek out a pitcher-friendly environment after years of pitching in Baltimore and Texas. An arbitration offer seems unlikely for the projected Type B free agent.
  • Mark Hendrickson: The Orioles have a $1.2MM option for the lefty’s services in 2011, so he could return.


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5 Comments on "Orioles Rumors: Wigginton, Uehara, Izturis"

5 years 5 days ago

I really doubt they would even think about resigning millwood. The youngsters they got ehind him are even better than him when he was with the Braves. Its only a matter of time when Buck Showater trust them.

5 years 5 days ago

when can free agents sign with a team??

5 years 3 days ago

How will Ty Wigginton make our team better. This is what the O’s do, convince the fans that mediocre is ok

5 years 5 days ago

Second worst lol

5 years 3 days ago

they don’t want him because of how much he would probably ask for, and because of their strong rotation depth (or, at least, the number of pitchers they want to find rotation spots for). there are better teams in the league with worse pitching…