Orioles, Giants Seek Bench Players

The Orioles are still hunting for catching depth, Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports. Matt Wieters will, obviously, start for the O's, and Taylor Teagarden will be his backup, but the team would like an extra backstop in case Teagarden can't stay healthy. The Orioles would prefer a defense-first catcher, but Connolly suggests that market conditions aren't ideal to find that sort of player, with several other clubs in the catching market as well.

The Giants, meanwhile, are looking for a bench infielder, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle writes (on Twitter). Joaquin Arias may be needed at third base if Pablo Sandoval's elbow injury holds him back, and as MLB.com's Chris Haft notes, the Giants' other middle infield reserve candidates have been underwhelming. Ryan Theriot, who played second base for the Giants in 2012, remains a free agent, and Ronny Cedeno is on the market after being released by the Cardinals.



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