Orioles cut Alberto, sign 4 players to 1-year deals

Thursday, December 3, 2020
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Setting up 2nd baseman Hanser Alberto was allow go Wednesday by the Baltimore Orioles, who agreed to just one-calendar year contracts with catcher Pedro Severino and infielder Yolmer Sánchez.

Severino gets $1,825,000, and Sánchez $1 million. Baltimore also achieved just one-calendar year bargains that averted arbitration with suitable-hander Shawn Armstrong ($825,000) and infielder Pat Valaika, who will make $875,000 in the majors and $300,000 in the minors.

Orioles slugger Trey Mancini and outfielder Anthony Santander have been supplied 2021 contracts just before Wednesday night’s deadline. Mancini missed final season while obtaining treatment method for colon most cancers. He batted .291 with 35 homers and 97 RBIs in 2019.

The 28-calendar year-old Alberto, who would have been suitable for income arbitration, gets a absolutely free agent alternatively. He batted .283 with three homers, 22 RBIs and a .698 OPS in fifty four game titles for the duration of the pandemic-shortened season. He attained $611,111 as a prorated part of his $1.65 million income.

Severino hit .250 with five residence runs, 21 RBIs and a .710 OPS.

Sánchez gained a Gold Glove at 2nd base with the Chicago White Sox in 2019. Nevertheless, he was cut by Chicago final offseason and expended a great deal of this calendar year with the San Francisco Giants, who introduced him in August. He re-signed with the White Sox just before finding claimed off waivers by Baltimore in late October.

Sánchez had only 21 major league plate appearances final season, all with the White Sox.

Armstrong was 2- with a 1.eighty Era in 14 game titles masking fifteen innings this calendar year.

Valaika hit .277 with 8 homers, 16 RBIs and a .791 OPS in fifty two game titles for Baltimore final season.

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