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Arthur Rhodes and Fernando Tatis audition for Orioles

Jan 31, 2013, 10:18 PM EDT

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According to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun, the Orioles turned back the clock by holding workouts for left-hander Arthur Rhodes and infielder Fernando Tatis in recent days. And you thought the Orioles’ offseason has been boring.

Rhodes didn’t pitch in the majors last season and had a 4.64 ERA and 21/11 K/BB ratio over 33 innings between the Rangers and Cardinals in 2011. The 43-year-old was originally drafted by the Orioles in the second round in 1988 and spent his first nine major league seasons with the club. He still lives in Baltimore.

It’s been even longer since Tatis’ last stint in the majors, as the 38-year-old appeared in 41 games with the Mets in 2010 prior to undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder. Best known as the only player to hit two grand slams in one inning, Tatis had a brief stint with the Orioles back in 2006.

It wouldn’t cost more than a minor league deal to bring either player aboard, so it’s worth a shot. Who knows, maybe Tatis will be the 2013 version of Lew Ford.

  1. Old Gator - Jan 31, 2013 at 10:22 PM

    Good grief. Does baseball have a senior tour?

    • braddavery - Jan 31, 2013 at 10:41 PM

      I WISH they would bring back professional senior league baseball. That would be awesome.

      • tuberippin - Feb 1, 2013 at 1:00 AM

        I would watch an Old-Timers League.

  2. ncm42 - Jan 31, 2013 at 10:27 PM

    WTF are they doing?

    Go O’s!

  3. CrimsonTribe - Jan 31, 2013 at 10:55 PM

    Where’s Alan Mills when you need him?

    • randomdigits - Feb 1, 2013 at 10:36 AM

      Coaching for the O’s last I checked.

  4. darthicarus - Jan 31, 2013 at 11:35 PM

    Joe Niekro just went out & bought some new emery boards

  5. watermelon1 - Jan 31, 2013 at 11:45 PM

    Didn’t Arthur Rhodes already play for the Orioles?

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Feb 1, 2013 at 12:02 AM

      Yes, from ’91-99, likely what the writer was suggesting by his “turn back the clock”. Also played for the Mariners, A’s, Cleveland, Phillies, Marlins, Reds, Rangers, Cardinals.

  6. digbysellers - Feb 1, 2013 at 8:05 AM

    Seriously watermelon, did you read the article at all?

  7. binarymath - Feb 1, 2013 at 4:08 PM

    They might as well turn back the Gregorian calendar and work out Jamie Moyer next.

  8. dtrower1 - Feb 2, 2013 at 10:35 PM

    O’s G.M. Has gone after sooo many bench warmers this off season but to add Rhodes,whose career was OVER 5-10 years ago is insulting to all O’s fans. Guess D.D. Believes quantity is better than quality We are regressing back to 1998

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