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Orioles eyeing starter market amid Kyle Bradish, John Means injuries

The Orioles are missing the start of the year with young star Kyle Bradish missing the start of the year with a UCL injury (known for several weeks, but only now made public), and John Means is starting the year with a UCL injury. Since he is a month behind schedule, he is paying attention to the starting pitcher market.

They have already acquired ace Corbin Burnes since David Rubenstein agreed to buy/save the team.

There’s no chance they’ll spend money on Blake Snell or Jordan Montgomery, and there are currently no serious talks with Dylan Cease (the player they offered Cease was traded to Barnes).

Michael Lorenzen and Hyun-Jin Ryu would be a perfect fit. Mike Clevinger, Rich Hill and Eric Lauer are among the other starters who should earn MLB contracts.

The Padres, Twins and Pirates are also eyeing a starting role.

Mr. Ryu remains a San Diego candidate.


Orioles starter John Means will miss the start of the 2024 season with a UCL injury. Getty Images

The Yankees are talking about a starter, but aren’t desperate enough to pay a lot of money (i.e. trade top prospect Spencer Jones).

FanSided’s Robert Murray reports that the Pirates are in talks with the Marlins to trade Edward Cabrera and are also interested in acquiring Noah Syndergaard in addition to the aforementioned starting pitcher.


The Angels are considering whether to acquire big-time free agents Snell, Montgomery and Cody Bellinger.

But they’re also looking at depth talent, with solid back-end starters like former Met Rosario, Quique Hernandez, and Lorenzen from Orange County and Cal State Fullerton, with the idea of ​​returning home. It is said that they are considering players who may prefer .


JD Martinez might also be a good fit for the Angels.

The Mets feel like they’re in it for the long haul, so they’ll likely start Mark Vientos at DH or use that spot as a semi-rest for their star player.


JD Martinez
JD Martinez might be a good fit for the Angels. Getty Images

Gary Sanchez has agreed to a $7 million contract with the Brewers, but Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel notes that Sanchez is not yet in camp, suggesting there may be an issue. .

The Brewers are unpredictable, but right now they don’t have shopping star closer Devin Williams or shortstop Willie Adams, both of whom are free agents after this year.


As of Thursday, 112 players who played in MLB games were still free agents. One agent said, “When will the dam burst?”

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