The Baltimore Orioles have activated Robert Andino from the disabled list and put Jim Thome on the DL. Thome has been dealing with some back/neck spasm. The Orioles gave Thome a few days to see if he would be able to comeback without a DL move. In the middle of a playoff race the Orioles simply could not wait any longer to make the move.
The Orioles also did not make any trades before today’s non-waiver trade deadline. There were talks about the Orioles trading for pitcher Joe Blanton but the asking price was more than the Orioles wanted to give up.
I am glad the Orioles did not make a move for Blanton. He was owed a lot of money and was giving up a lot of home runs. At best Blanton would have been a slight upgrade over Tommy Hunter. The Orioles will be getting Jason Hammel back from the DL in September, which will be an upgrade.