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.

22 Responses to Orioles Sign Joel Pineiro Leave a Reply

  1. rovert22044 3 years ago

    World Series Champs!

  2. Matt Bennett 3 years ago

    And who will they send down?

    • 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 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 ago

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

  3. 1980CHAMPS 3 years ago

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

    • johnsilver 3 years 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 ago

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

        • johnsilver 3 years 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 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 ago

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

        • I think you mean the Ottawa Lynx.

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

    • ThrowSomeDsOnIt 3 years ago

      You lead off hitter is Juan Pierre

      • 1980CHAMPS 3 years ago

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

        • Rabbitov 3 years ago

          You know nothing of the O’s.

        • Matt Bennett 3 years ago

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

  4. greggofboken 3 years ago

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

  5. Matt Bennett 3 years 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.

  6. Matt Bennett 3 years 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.

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