Orioles Sign Joel Pineiro

The Orioles have signed right-hander Joel Pineiro to a minor league deal, Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports (Twitter links). They Orioles will assign the Wasserman Media Group client to Triple-A for now, but they've signed him with the intention of using him as a long-reliever in the Major Leagues.

Pineiro signed a minor league deal with the Phillies in January and would have earned $1.5MM on the MLB roster, but they released him before Opening Day. Pineiro started 24 games for the 2011 Angels, posting a 5.13 ERA with 3.8 K/9 and 2.3 BB/9 in 145 2/3 innings.


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22 Comments on "Orioles Sign Joel Pineiro"


rovert22044
3 years 3 months ago

World Series Champs!

3 years 3 months ago

you’re an Astros fan…

rovert22044
3 years 3 months ago

Nawww! How did you know that?!?!

WolandJR
3 years 3 months ago

 it was the superior commenting skills that gave you away.

Matt Bennett
3 years 3 months ago

And who will they send down?

3 years 3 months ago

Well it is a minor league deal, so for right now no one.
When he’s ready, I don’t know. I was thinking Wada was going to be the long man and now they sign Pineiro so that idea is out the window.

I wish Duquette would give all Orioles fans a little better idea as to what he is trying to do, because as of this second, I have no idea what he’s trying to accomplish.

Matt Bennett
3 years 3 months ago

I want Wada to be at starter at 4 mil a year. Plus, i highly doubt Matusz is going to be able to turn around. So when, Wada comes back, Matusz goes down.

Rabbitov
3 years 3 months ago

Patton or O’Day is going to be sent down and will pass through waivers  or Gregg is going to be cut / traded. 

1980CHAMPS
3 years 3 months ago

The O’s are lovin’ the Phillies Spring rejects.

johnsilver
3 years 3 months ago

 Typical The Duke type sign. He will make dozens of these while he is the GM and really.. “Pin head” is a decent low risk sign on a minor league deal and Rochester rotation depth if nothing else.

Lastings
3 years 3 months ago

Norfolk, you mean. Rochester is the Twins Triple-A affiliate…

johnsilver
3 years 3 months ago

 Cheers.. Can’t even remember anymore farm teams for systems (Orioles) I even like… Rochester was an O’s AAA franchise for years.. Think Norfolk was the Mets AAA for a long time also…

Joveoak
3 years 3 months ago

Norfolk used to be the Mets AAA Affiliate for about two decades, then changed to New Orleans for two years or so, and now it’s Buffalo.

Cleveland used to have Buffalo but they moved.

1980CHAMPS
3 years 3 months ago

I used to watch Red Wings when they were the O’s AAA team.

3 years 3 months ago

I think you mean the Ottawa Lynx.

It makes more sense for him to be pitching in a defunct team.

ThrowSomeDsOnIt
3 years 3 months ago

You lead off hitter is Juan Pierre

1980CHAMPS
3 years 3 months ago

Your ace is Jason Hammel….with your spelled your not you.

Rabbitov
3 years 3 months ago

You know nothing of the O’s.

Matt Bennett
3 years 3 months ago

That’s why Jake Arrieta started on opening day, followed by Tommy Hunter. Hammel followed Hunter on the third game of the season.

greggofboken
3 years 3 months ago

Good signing for depth.  I wish the Mets had taken a flyer on him.

Matt Bennett
3 years 3 months ago

*Pineiro. I wish we were good enough to have Michael Pineda as long relief. lol. But I’am not sure why Tillman or Eveland or even Gallaraga(lol) couldn’t have made 2 or 3 starts until Wada came back.

Matt Bennett
3 years 3 months ago

I know. Armando was released a few days ago. I was saying he could have started a few games for the o’s  until Wada got back. I suppose they can cut Chris George to make room for him at Norfolk.