The Orioles announced that they released right-handed reliever Kevin Gregg (Twitter link). They had designated Gregg for assignment earlier in the week to create space on the 40-man roster.
Gregg signed a two-year, $10MM contract with Baltimore after the 2010 season, but he struggled with the Orioles, posting a 4.53 ERA from 2011-12. He appeared in 40 games this year, posting a 4.74 ERA with 7.6 K/9, 4.9 BB/9 and a 47.8 % ground ball rate in 43 2/3 innings. The 34-year-old's contract included a $6MM team option for 2013 that evidently won't be exercised.
If only Gregg had landed that punch on Ortiz … He coulda left a hero.
He can’t throw a pitch and hit a target, what makes you think he could have thrown a punch and done any different?
To be fair, Ortiz IS bigger than your average strike zone. But it’s still an excellent point.
And we wish you good luck in your future endeavors.
Why do people keep picking him up? You know your going to can him.
Dear Kevin, We’re finally going to the post-season. Too bad you can’t come. Best Wishes, Dan D.