Two players who spent substantial time with the Orioles this season, Dana Eveland and Ronny Paulino, have elected to become free agents.
Eveland, who was acquired from the Los Angeles Dodgers last December for minor league outfielder Tyler Henson and pitcher Jarret Martin, was 0-1 with a 4.73 ERA in 14 games with the Orioles.
He started twice and had three separate stints with the Orioles, one lasting just a single day.
The left-hander, who’ll turn 29 on Oct. 29, has pitched for seven different major league teams in parts of the last nine seasons. Eveland has never managed to complete a full season in the majors.
He was 5-5 with a 2.79 ERA in 14 starts for Norfolk.
Signed as a minor league free agent in January, the 31-year-old Paulino was the Orioles’ backup catcher for most of the season’s first half.
After reporting late to spring training because he had trouble obtaining a visa because of a previous drug suspension, Paulino became the backup catcher by default after Taylor Teagarden was hurt.
He batted .254 in 20 games. Paulino was 4-for-4 in his first game, 2-for-5 in his second, but had just 10 more in the next three months.
Paulino was sent down for two weeks in May while Luis Exposito served as Matt Wieters’ understudy.
After Teagarden was added just after the All-Star break, Paulino passed through waivers and reported to the Tides, and he batted .287 with a home run and 15 RBIs in 40 games.
The news was first reported by Baseball America’s Matt Eddy.