March 6, 1992
Anne Arundel County is being considered as a home for a minor-leaguebaseball franchise.The owners of two minor-league baseball teamsmet for an hour yesterday with County Executive Robert R. Neall and his staff to discuss the possibility of building a 10,000-seat stadium.Peter M. Kirk, chairman of the owners group, Maryland Baseball, said that he hopes to build a stadium big enough for a Class AAA team in Anne Arundel or Prince George's County. The stadium would be home to a Class AA team initially and then a Class AAA team if he wins an expansion franchise, he said.
February 17, 1992
The Orioles today traded third baseman Craig Worthington and minor-league pitcher Tom Martin to the San Diego Padres for two minor leaguers, pitcher Jim Lewis and outfielder Steve Martin.Worthington, who was named Rookie Player of the Year by The Sporting News after a 1989 performance that included 15 home runs and 70 RBI, had slipped out of favor after a lackluster performance in 1990. He opened 1991 on the major league roster, but spent most of the season with the Class AAA Rochester Red Wings rehabilitating a hamstring strain.
February 5, 1992
BaseballAtlanta Braves -- Agreed to terms with OF Ron Gant on a one-year contract.Baltimore Orioles -- Agreed to terms with IF Manny Alexander and IF Ricky Gutierrez on one-year contracts.Cincinnati Reds -- Agreed to terms with P Tim Layana on a one-year contract.Houston Astros -- Agreed to terms with P Mark Portugal on a one-year contract.Kansas City Royals -- Agreed to terms with P Tom Gordon and C Mike Macfarlane on one-year contracts.Los Angeles Dodgers -- Signed P Jim Neidlinger to a contract with Class AAA Albuquerque.
January 24, 1992
Pitcher Darrel Akerfelds has signed a Class AAA contract with the Baltimore Orioles' Rochester, N.Y., affiliate, the Orioles announced yesterday. Terms were not disclosed.Akerfelds, 30, a right-hander who had a 2-1 record and a 5.26 ERA in 30 games with the Philadelphia Phillies last year, will report to spring training with the Red Wings, but will get an opportunity to make the parent club."We feel he's got a chance to come up and help us," said Orioles general manager Roland Hemond last night.
January 9, 1992
Dave Johnson, who was dropped from the Baltimore Orioles' roster two months ago, has agreed to a one-year contract with the California Angels.The deciding factor for Johnson, 32, was not having to sign a minor-league contract."
January 4, 1992
Jeff Robinson, who was 4-9 with a 5.18 ERA with the Baltimore Orioles last season, signed a Class AAA contract with the Texas Rangers yesterday.Robinson, 30, was released Nov. 18. He had been acquired for catcher Mickey Tettleton the previous winter.Robinson started the 1991 season in the rotation, but won only one game in his last 11 starts and was optioned to the Class AAA Rochester Red Wings on July 30 in the pitching shake-up that brought Mike Mussina to the majors.Robinson failed to finish the fifth inning eight times in 19 starts.