Orioles Busy: Sign Scott Williamson, Paul Bako

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

The Orioles signed Chad Bradford last night to a 3 year worth 10 million dollars, while today, they signed Scott Williamson to a one year, 900,000 dollar deal plus incentives. Williamson was 2-4 last year with a 5.72 ERA while playing for both the Cubs and Padres.They also signed backup catcher Paul Bako. Bako, 34, hit .209 last season with no homers and 10 RBIs in 56 games for the Kansas City Royals, the eighth major league team in which he has played. Known for his defense, Bako has a career average of .236 with 14 homers and 143 RBIs over nine major league seasons. Bako will probably be backup for Ramon Hernandez. Along with Williamson, the Orioles have added Chad Bradford, Danny Baez, and Jamie Walker to their bullpen.