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2016 Baltimore Orioles Spring Training Signings

The Baltimore Orioles, unlike many other off-seasons, have made moves to try to improve the club’s depth. ESPN reported that the Orioles have acquired right-handed pitcher Yovani  Gallardo from the Texas Rangers.The Baltimore Sun reported that center fielder Dexter Fowler* was signed by the Orioles from the Chicago Cubs.  Gallardo signed for three years and $35

The Baltimore Sun reported that center fielder Dexter Fowler was signed by the Orioles from the Chicago Cubs.  Gallardo signed for three years and $35 million, and Fowler signed for another three years and $35 million deal.

orioles spring training picGallardo will greatly help out the Orioles starting staff in need of an ace.  Mr. Andrew Robinson, excited on the issue stated, “he is dependable and consistent” and a “huge addition.” He does not only posses solid pitching; rather, he possesses good hitting as well.His bat has been a huge factor as, “Gallardo, whose 12 career homers are the most by an active pitcher, spent most of his career in the National League pitching for the Milwaukee Brewers” said The Baltimore Sun.

His bat has been a huge factor as “Gallardo, whose 12 career homers are the most by an active pitcher, spent most of his career in the National League pitching for the Milwaukee Brewers” said The Baltimore Sun.

Dexter Fowler who has also agreed to the same deal as Gallardo, possesses many valuable traits.  Fowler can be a solid leadoff hitter for the Orioles, but after a rough start to the season last year, “His walk total increased in the second half, as did his overall production” ESPN reported.  Although he may not be a gold glover in the field, his bat will make a big difference in the Orioles line-up, which will show in spring training.

*Note: this article was written before Fowler resigned with the Cubs.

There are other major players in the news with signings.  Chris Davis signed earlier for seven years $163 million and Mark Trumbo for one year and $9.15 million.  Mr. Andrew Robinson said that Trumbo will be interesting as he will be moving in and out of the field throughout the spring training.

The Orioles are looking to avenge a poor 2015 campaign and strive for a season such as in 2014 when they reached the ALCS only to be swept by the Kansas City Royals in four straight.  The O’s are going for it all this year, and their spending displays this.

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