Alomar, Palmeiro on Block
Roberto Alomar and Rafael Palmeiro may be traded by the Baltimore Orioles, perhaps within a week, according to a report in today’s editions of the Washington Post.
“We’ve talked to some clubs. We’re looking around,” said Kevin Malone, the Orioles’ assistant general manager.
Alomar, in the final season of an $18-million, three-year contract, is one of the team’s younger players at 30. Palmeiro, 33, is in the final season of a $30-million, five-year deal. Both are eligible for free agency after this season.
According to the Post, the New York Mets would be willing to trade first baseman John Olerud and second baseman Carlos Baerga for the pair.
The San Diego Padres activated third baseman Ken Caminiti and left-hander Mark Langston from the disabled list.
Langston started Saturday night’s game against Houston and gave up two runs and seven hits in 3 2/3 innings and Caminiti went two for four with a double.
To make room for the two players, infielder Archi Cianfrocco went on the 15-day disabled list and left-hander Ben VanRyn was been designated for assignment.
The Chicago White Sox, struggling in fourth place in the AL Central, fired pitching coach Mike Pazik and batting instructor Ron Jackson.
They were replaced by Nardi Contreras and former Dodger Von Joshua.