The Orioles acquire Jimmy Paredes from the Royals


Huh. I didn’t have Jummy Paredes in my big trade deadline preview. Shameful oversight. Anyway:

Paredes has spent most of the season in the minors, where he has where he put up a line of .305/.332/.457 in 280 plate appearances. In the bigs, however, he has managed a mere .233/.272/.308 in 406 plate appearances.

Report: Alex Cobb expected to sign soon

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Update (5:36 PM ET): Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports the Orioles are close to an agreement with Cobb. The contract is believed to be at least three years and in the range of $50 million.


Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that free agent pitcher Alex Cobb is expected to sign with a team soon. He notes that the Orioles are believed to be the favorite for Cobb’s services. Cobb has kept pushing for a multi-year contract rather than settling for a one-year deal.

Cobb, 30, posted a 3.66 ERA with a 128/44 K/BB ratio in 179 1/3 innings for the Rays last season.

If Baltimore is indeed his next destination, Cobb will provide a much-needed boost to the Orioles’ starting rotation, which currently includes Kevin Gausman, Dylan Bundy, Andrew Cashner, and Chris Tillman.