Monday, March 10, 2008
According to the Baltimore Sun, the Orioles have interest in Astros infielder Mark Loretta. I wouldn't read to much into this. The Orioles infield is weak and they could use a utility infielder to play a game here and a game there. This could also indicate that Loretta would start if Brian Roberts was traded. Loretta hit .287 with 4 HR in 133 games, but he was a pretty solid fielder having played each position in the infield. Not only that, but he has experience in the AL East having played with the Red Sox in 2006. The Astros and Orioles are on pretty good terms having made the big Miguel Tejada trade this past offseason, so if both sides wanted to get something done, I bet it would happen quick.