Baltimore Orioles spring training news and highlights of Day 2 of official workouts for pitchers and catchers at Ed Smith Stadium.
The Baltimore Orioles are in the midst of pitchers and catchers workouts at spring training in Sarasota.
However, the Orioles first major signing of the offseason is finally here as the O’s have reached an agreement with starting pitcher Andrew Cashner, per Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com.
Not so fast though as MASNsports.com reports Baltimore Orioles EVP Dan Duquette has yet to confirm the signing, as some contract details are still unresolved. Consequently, the Orioles must make room for Cashner on the Orioles 40-man roster.
Let’s assume the deal gets done and Cashner and the Orioles agree on a two-year deal worth $16 million guaranteed. The deal consists of $10 million with option vests at 340 innings and transforms into a player option after pitching 360 innings, per Kubatko.
Complete contract details include:
Cashner experienced one of his best seasons yet in 2017, producing an 11-11 record with a solid 3.40 ERA in 166.2 innings pitched. The 31-year-old right-handed pitcher finished No. 9 in American League ERA and No. 8 in WAR (4.6) among AL pitchers.
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Fangraphs.com projects Cashner to go 7-9 with a balmy 5.40 ERA in 2018. On the other hand, Baseball-Reference.com projections have Cashner winning just eight games and 11 loses with an ERA of 4.21 in 156 innings pitched.
Earlier this week, the Orioles confirmed they would be in attendance at Thursday’s pitching showcase for two-time Cy Young winner Lincecum.
Or maybe, Lance Lynn? Add both and there’s your five-man rotation that Orioles fans have been stressing over all offseason.
Here are some reactions from the Orioles adding a notable starting pitcher to their roster:
Orioles Spring Training Highlights and Reaction
The 23-year-old Tanner Scott received some quality action today as the Orioles pitchers and catchers continue to workout at Ed Smith Stadium. Orioles closer Zach Britton, who is still recovering from a ruptured Achilles injury, was sighted at Spring Training today.