NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that free agent outfielder Nate McLouth has rejoined the Baltimore Orioles with a one-year contract worth $2 million.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because there was no official announcement.
The 31-year-old McLouth revived his career with the Orioles last season. An NL All-Star in 2008, McLouth was cut by Pittsburgh in late May after hitting just .140 with two RBIs in 34 games.
Baltimore signed McLouth to a minor league deal in early June and promoted him to the majors two months later. He hit .268 with seven home runs and 18 RBIs, and helped spark the Orioles to an AL wild-card spot.
McLouth made $1.75 million last season. His new contract provides performance bonuses of $50,000 each for 300 and 350 plate appearances, and $100,000 each for 400, 450, 500 and 550 plate appearances.
Chris Davis has been watching a show about tigers during quarantine, except it’s not the popular Tiger King documentary from Netflix as one might suspect.
"The one voice that just haunts me in my dreams is Daniel Tiger. He is a staple in our household and has been for every one of our girls," Davis said in an interview on MLB Network Radio.
The Baltimore Orioles first baseman has not only been spending time with his kids watching Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, but Davis discussed how he and his family have been trying to avoid getting cabin fever by getting creative with his three daughters.
"Right now the thing to do is just run. That's literally what they're doing," Davis said. "They're running in circles and laughing, 'Daddy come chase us,' and I'm like, 'Daddy's a little tired right now,' but I do what I can. And Ella, being our oldest, has figured out how to ride a bike without any training wheels, so we're doing a lot of bike riding."
Davis went on to say that despite the unfortunate circumstances of the coronavirus pandemic, “we understand as a family and just as a baseball family that the best thing for our game, the best thing for our fans and for the safety of everyone is to try and distance ourselves from people.” In the meantime, it seems that Davis is enjoying his time with his family and is looking forward to getting back to baseball.
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With the MLB season on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, players are forced to keep in shape in unique ways. From home workouts to pitching machines in the backyard, there have been plenty of different methods to get training sessions in.
For Orioles top pitching prospect Grayson Rodriguez, he decided to long toss in potentially a never before seen way: throwing over an entire lake.
Yes, you read that right.
In a truly mesmerizing moment, Rodriguez cleared the lake and then some. As some of the replies to the video stated, it's easy to start feeling your shoulder and arm get sore just watching the toss.
The arm talent of Rodriguez is impressive, as is his work in the Orioles system. At just 20 years old, the 2018 first-round pick has quickly risen to be the No. 2 prospect for the club and the No. 36 overall prospect in all of baseball.
In 28 combined starts in Rookie-level and Class A, Rodriguez put up 2.46 ERA. The right-hander also made an appearance in last season's All-Star Futures Game.
With numbers like that and an arm that can throw over a lake, the future looks bright for Rodriguez.
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