Orioles add 2 college bats and 2 high school prospects: Day 2 of MLB Draft

The Baltimore Orioles certainly turned some heads on day one of the 2020 MLB Draft by taking Heston Kjerstad in the first round, a move that many thought was made to, at least in part, free up some bonus slot money later in the draft.

Orioles claim pitcher Hector Velázquez off waivers from Boston

The Boston Red Sox designated right-handed pitcher Hector Velázquez for assignment last week to make room for pitcher Collin McHugh, and the Orioles wasted no time in claiming him off waivers on Sunday, according to Roch Kubatko.

Prospect Profiles: No. 10 overall Zac Lowther

Up next on the Baltimore Battery Prospect Profiles Countdown is left-handed pitcher and the No. 10 overall prospect in the Orioles organization, Zac Lowther. The 23-year-old was drafted by the Orioles in the second round (74th overall) of the 2017 draft out of Xavier.

Orioles trade Villar, make decisions on arbitration-eligible players

Monday, December 2, 2019 at 8:00 P.M. was the deadline for Major League teams to make decisions on their arbitration-eligible players. Players who are tendered a contract remain under team control and will agree on contract numbers at a later date. Players that are non-tendered effectively become free agents.