said late last week that he didn’t expect he’d have his physical in Baltimore until at least mid-week. I am being told it likely will be Thursday and could bleed into Friday before an announcement is made. Nothing unusual there.
Jurrjens agreed to terms on a one-year, major league deal last week and will compete for a rotation spot. He has minor league options remaining, so he can be sent down if he doesn't make the big league club.
He's a career .280 hitter with a .364 on-base percentage in six minor league seasons.
** According to Baseball America, the Orioles also signed two right-handed relievers to minor league deals – Manny Delcarmen and Rob Delaney.
Delcarmen, 30, pitched for the
Delaney, 28, has pitched five games in the majors: one with the
** The Orioles have hired Frank Kolarek to do scouting in the Mid-Atlantic region, including Maryland.
Kolarek, 60, is a graduate of Mount St. Joseph and the University of Maryland and was a minor league catcher in the Oakland A’s organization. He previously worked with Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette with the
Kolarek’s son Adam is a left-handed reliever in the