With next Tuesday’s 4 p.m. trade deadline looming, the Orioleshave a decision to make: bat or arm? Or neither?
Dan Connolly reported that the O’s are considering adding a corner infield bat, potentially instead of dealing for a starting pitcher. Connolly named San Diego Padres third baseman Chase Headley, Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Placido Polanco and Chicago Cubs first baseman Bryan LaHair as potential targets.
The Orioles sit just a half game behind both the Oakland Athletics and the Los Angeles Angels in the wild-card standings. But they could use reinforcements both in the lineup and in the rotation.