The Orioles announced that they designated utility player Bill Hall for assignment. They optioned Luis Exposito to Triple-A and recalled Stu Pomeranz and Ronny Paulino in corresponding moves.
The Orioles signed Hall to a minor league deal in April and selected his contract on May 12th. Hall became the 22nd Oriole in team history to homer in his first game with Baltimore, but appeared in just five more games before losing his roster spot. Hall had signed a minor league deal with the Yankees in February, and elected free agency in April. He has MLB experience at every position but catcher and first base.
Now the Orioles are doomed to have a perfect game thrown against them this year.
Hopefully he’ll accept an assignment to Norfolk, Hall’s a great guy to have in the club house and his bat looked good (albeit in limited PA.)
If his 2006 season never happened….
Glad they sent down, Exposito. That guy called terrible games.
Amen, it made no sense to switch him and Paulino at any time.
That’s an understatment!
Foolish Hall! He should have accepted the Yanks offer to play at triple A, instead of being a FA and signing with Baltimore. He would have replaced Edwardo Nunez when he was sent down, and would now have a job in the Majors
NYY goes out any gets people all the time, not to mention Hall knew he was gonna get a shot with Baltimore after he signed.
No guarantees he was gonna get a job with NYY when they had Chavez, Nunez, and signed Ibanez.
Chavez, Nunez, Nix… Jones, Ibanez, Gardner… Where was he gonna play?
He had to know that injuries happen or that other clubs would have needs.
Playing at triple A would have secured him a steady job, until something certain came along. Signing with the Birds was a long shot also, given that they’re an improving team and Showalter was going to play younger starters. No one can ever predict injuries, but in theory, younger players less seceptible to injuries, which made the decision to sign with Baltimore a poor choice.
He didn’t take the Yankees offer because their AAA club is on a never-ending roadtrip. No home park. If the Yankees really want him, they can pick him up and send Jason Nix back to the minors.
Maybe the Sox will bring em back
Who? Hall, Exposito or both?
Neither. Hall still should be playing in the Taiwanese league and defense is the only attribute Expo possesses.. Now O’s fans see why he was DFA’d by Boston all along..
Lavarnway is catching just fine at Pawtucket, if they move either Shoppach, or Salty and call him up? They would call Butler up from Portland.
Every position but catcher and first base? Hmm, he should consider converting to a relief pitcher, since he can’t hit…