The Orioles haven’t decided what to do with Mark Reynolds yet. In the meantime, they signed three players to contracts for next season and acquire an infielder to shore up their bench.
Hall of Fame manager Whitey Herzog, who was also a general manager, had a theory of building a bench. It was never a good idea to keep a bench together for more than a year.
Friday is the last date the Orioles have to make a contract offer to players eligible for arbitration. Fourteen are eligible, and most of them will be offered contracts.
After last season, the Orioles spent nearly two months searching for an ideal backup for Matt Wieters.