AL East Notes: Rays, Orioles, Price, Dickerson, Hammel

The Orioles need an ace and Rays David Price will likely be on the trade market this winter.  However, Steve Melewski of doesn't see Tampa Bay even considering an intra-division trade and the O's might not have enough to land him.  More from the AL East..

  • Richard Durrett of has a hard time imagining that the Rays would part with Price in a deal with Texas without the inclusion of Jurickson Profar.  Without the shortstop being involved, the Rangers would have to exhaust much of the top part of their farm system.  While sacrificing Profar would certainly sting, Texas has to be tempted by the idea of pairing Price with Yu Darvish at the top of their rotation. 
  • The Orioles have a lot of questions to address when it comes to their 40-man roster, including what to do with Chris Dickerson, writes Rich Dubroff of  The outfielder was one of the final players cut during spring training and rejoined the big league club during the first week of the season.  
  • Jason Hammel made $6.75MM with the Orioles in 2013 and Roch Kubatko of asks how much he is worth to the O's in 2014.  The right-hander had a strong 2012 season but followed it up with a 4.97 ERA with 6.2 K/9 and 3.1 BB/9 in '13.

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