|News Archives: February 2000|
Well, there hasn't exactly been much in the way of Orioles news lately, so we've taken a breather. But, attracted to rookies the way voters were to Orrin Hatch, the Orioles couldn't pass on another free agent signing, and so they signed pitcher Pat Rapp to fill the last slot in their bullpen. For our take on this signing, see our latest Bricks from the Warehouse column, Getting a Bad Rapp?
In Ex-O news the last two weeks, 3B Willie Greene signed with the Cubs, while minor league contracts were signed by reliever Terry Mathews with Tampa Bay, starter Kent Mercker with Anaheim, and outfielder Bobby Bonilla with the Braves. Also outfielder Geronimo Berroa with the Dodgers and pitcher John DeSilva with the Marlins. Former farmhand Pete Rose Jr. got a non-roster invitation to the Phillies' training camp, while Rule V pick David Lamb was designated for assignment by the Devil Rays. Off the field, Boston named Greg Biagini as their minor league hitting coordinator.
Additionally, we wanted to note two Arizona Diamondback stories, both involving
Ex-Os: reliever Bobby Chouinard, currently facing criminal prosecution for
spousal abuse, asked for and was granted his
release, while former top prospect David Dellucci, who had a
career-threatening wrist injury last year, suffered a setback in his recovery after a car accident.