The Baltimore Orioles have shown interest in both Kendrys Morales and Nelson Cruz this offseason, but not only did each player come with a relatively high asking price, they also came with draft pick compensation attached.
Understandably, Baltimore didn’t want to part with money and a draft pick for either, but that has unfortunately lead to them scraping the bottom of the free agent barrel in hopes of securing a designated hitter for the upcoming season.
#Orioles interested in signing Delmon Young to minor league deal. Will be at minicamp
The deal, if agreed upon, will be of minor league nature and include an invite to spring training.
Young, still just 28 years old is a very serviceable bat, especially on what figures to be a minimum salary – if he was to make the team. Of course, that’s all Young is considering he is absolutely abysmal on defense. But to get a player who could morph into a starting designated hitter or be a bench bat for such a low figure? Seems like a pro-active move for the Orioles.