Orioles Sign Nate McLouth

The Orioles signed Nate McLouth to a minor league deal, Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com reports (on Twitter). The Pirates placed the outfielder on release waivers last week after designating him for assignment.

McLouth signed a one-year, $1.75MM deal with the Pirates this past offseason after spending two and a half years in Atlanta. The 30-year-old posted a .385 OPS in 62 plate appearances back in Pittsburgh and appeared at all three outfield positions. The Sparta Group represents McLouth.

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  1. orioles es signing a formerly good player who is over thee hill,,, nothing new hear,,,, 

  2. Josh Conn 3 years ago

    I’m a little curious why he would agree to a minor league deal with Baltimore, but told the Pirates he wouldn’t go to the minors.  Either the Orioles have less OF depth, or he just figured that he had burned enough bridges in Pittsburgh and wanted to try the other league.

    • Rabbitov 3 years ago

      Bc the O’s healthy active ML OFs right now are Adam Jones, Steve Pearce, and Endy Chavez. 

  3. johnsilver 3 years ago

    Any second Lefty is going to creep in and hammer Duquette for this 😉

    Shame he isn’t a righty.. He would be better than McDonald.. Who just got activated from the DL when Bard was optioned to Pawtucket..

    • I am not, LOL! Honestly, I was kind of wondering what happend to Ol Nate.
      No, I llike this signing.

      • johnsilver 3 years ago

         :-) He’s actually better than some of the retreads floating around for sure. A team could definitely do worse.. See mcDonald comment..

  4. rockfordone 3 years ago

    I assume he is playing for the love of the game. Not money. O’s not that stupid.

    • jondogg2010 3 years ago

      Still gonna bank $2 MM this year.. Not too bad imo.

  5. Slopeboy 3 years ago

    Good signing by the Birds. Was hoping my Yanks would pick him up for depth in case Gardner doesn’t recover. Dewayne Wise has shown only the ability to steal bases, but he seldom gets on base!

  6. bigpat 3 years ago

    Good luck with that…

    They do need outfielders I guess, maybe they think he won’t be that bad and bad hitting was just contagious in the Pirates lineup but he won’t do anything notable. 

  7. Class guy, but he just flat out can’t hit anymore.  I hope he turns it around and becomes a star in Baltimore.  Any Pirates fan who says otherwise is just hating.

  8. BarrelMan 3 years ago

    Would Nyjer Morgan fit in Baltimore?

  9. Philip Marlowe 3 years ago

    I’m still trying to figure out what happened to McLousy. He looked primed for a breakout year for a couple years there with the Bucs and then he just fell off a cliff.

  10. johnsilver 3 years ago

    Talk about payback.. O’s just drafted Ripken’s kid..LOL

    Nice.. Always like seeing that, even when they don’t intend to sign. Boston always does that to former players/employees kids/grandkids etc…

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