"Our offseason shopping list was [to] upgrade the pitching staff and also sign a catcher. We're still looking for a left-handed hitter for the outfield. And we also were interested in adding some infielders, and we've done that. We also need to be aware of a DH. We're going to continue to look to upgrade the pitching staff and see if there's an additional outfielder out there who can help our ballclub and then see if there's additional bats that can help us."
On free agents: "We're still interested in adding players to help our ballclub, and we've got a couple trade discussion that are still alive."
On adding left-handed pitchers: “Whenever you can sign a good left-handed pitcher … certainly a pitcher of Wada’s caliber … Wada has to be terrific, in terms of his concentration, he has to be a very good fielder and precise with his pitches. You can’t get to the level that he’s at to be the top in your league without preparation, good mental toughness and understanding the game, so he has all those traits. He’s a very uniquely skilled player, and we’re glad to have him. The fact that he’s left-handed is a big bonus because a lot of those [other
] teams build their club around left-handed hitters.”
On his comfort level with the Orioles' current pitching staff: "I believe we have improved our pitching. We've added two left-handed pitchers who threw over 185 innings, so certainly that's additive to what we have. And we're hoping that our other pitchers mature in the big leagues. We're looking to continue to add to our depth. It's a long season. We're looking to sign as much good pitching as we can."
On whether Wada will pitch behind
On whether Wada can pitch 180 innings in a season: "His record suggests that he can because he's done that."
On whether he would prefer a full-time designated hitter: "It doesn't matter to me."
On the market of players who were nontendered: "We're assessing that, we're assessing that now."
On Taiwanese pitcher Chen Wei-Yin: "I don't know too much about Chen."
On second baseman