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Orioles not expected to sign free agent Arthur Rhodes

Feb 3, 2013, 9:12 AM EDT

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Veteran left-hander Arthur Rhodes worked out in front of Orioles officials last week at Camden Yards with the hope of scoring an invitation to big league camp. But it’s not going to happen.

Here’s beat writer Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com:

Someone else in the organization described Rhodes’ tryout as a “courtesy.” Rhodes approached the Orioles about it. He wanted to find out whether he had anything left in the tank. The Orioles aren’t going to sign him.

Rhodes did not pitch professionally in 2012 and posted an uninspiring 4.64 ERA in 33 innings between the Rangers and Cardinals in 2011. The 43-year-old may simply hang it up.

The Orioles also gave a tryout last week to Fernando Tatis but probably won’t sign him either.

  1. proudlycanadian - Feb 3, 2013 at 9:32 AM

    I suspect that Hendrickson impressed them much more than Rhodes. Thy are both lefties with a pulse, but Hendrickson is younger.

  2. Old Gator - Feb 3, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    Rhodes had his day. I suspect he could land an informercial gig advertising those free Medicare in-home scooters on cable television.

    Incidentally, is it just me or does it strike anyone else that baseball news worth reading has been, uh, really, really thin this weekend, with DJ and Drew scraping the bottom of every media barrel they could find unlidded since the last groan of the PED revivial on Friday?

    What with peetchers and catchers coming up in a couple of weeks you’d think things would really be heating up.

    Maybe it’s kinda like the way the tide recedes so drastically ahead of a tsunami…..

    • Old Gator - Feb 3, 2013 at 10:31 AM

      incidentally, Arthur Rhodes just announced that he would be representing Brigadoon in the World Baseball Classic, assuming that’s when it sets down again.

      • historiophiliac - Feb 3, 2013 at 11:24 AM

        I’m looking forward to the 7th inning dance sequence.

    • proudlycanadian - Feb 3, 2013 at 10:48 AM

      It is February 3, the 54th anniversary of “the day the music died”, but Drew is too young to know that.

      • historiophiliac - Feb 3, 2013 at 11:30 AM

        Baby, you’re so square.

      • proudlycanadian - Feb 3, 2013 at 11:45 AM

        Rave On!

      • historiophiliac - Feb 3, 2013 at 11:48 AM

        It’s so easy.

      • proudlycanadian - Feb 3, 2013 at 11:48 AM

        Well All Right!

      • historiophiliac - Feb 3, 2013 at 11:49 AM

        Oh, boy!

      • proudlycanadian - Feb 3, 2013 at 11:51 AM

        A big adieu Peggy Sue.

      • historiophiliac - Feb 3, 2013 at 11:52 AM

        Everyday :(

      • proudlycanadian - Feb 3, 2013 at 12:00 PM

        Ah! “True Loves Ways”.

      • historiophiliac - Feb 3, 2013 at 12:04 PM

        Not fade away…

      • proudlycanadian - Feb 3, 2013 at 12:04 PM

        That’ll Be The Day

      • historiophiliac - Feb 3, 2013 at 12:05 PM

        Maybe baby

      • proudlycanadian - Feb 3, 2013 at 12:17 PM

        Think It Over

      • historiophiliac - Feb 3, 2013 at 12:39 PM

        Love is strange. Once you get it, you’re in an awful fix.

      • proudlycanadian - Feb 3, 2013 at 12:41 PM

        Raining In Your Heart?

      • historiophiliac - Feb 3, 2013 at 12:46 PM

        Ting-a-ling

      • proudlycanadian - Feb 3, 2013 at 12:49 PM

        ” I believe that “Ting-a-Ling” was The Clovers.

      • historiophiliac - Feb 3, 2013 at 12:54 PM

        Buddy recorded it too. Maybe it was just a demo…I don’t remember. One of the records I have is old demos of his.

      • proudlycanadian - Feb 3, 2013 at 1:05 PM

        The Clovers recorded it on March 18, 1952.They also recorded the definitive version of Blue Velvet long before Bobby Vinton.

      • kiwicricket - Feb 3, 2013 at 12:45 PM

        But she lost both her arms in a wrestling match to win a brown eyed handsome man?

      • proudlycanadian - Feb 3, 2013 at 12:50 PM

        Peggy Sue Got Married but it was not to the Brown Eyed Handsome Man

      • historiophiliac - Feb 3, 2013 at 1:08 PM

        kiwi, you Ready Teddy?

      • proudlycanadian - Feb 3, 2013 at 1:19 PM

        If Kiwi does answer, I suppose that he would probably refer to “Heartbeat”.

      • dondada10 - Feb 3, 2013 at 4:01 PM

        I was wondering how an Arthur Rhodes post got so many comments.

      • Old Gator - Feb 3, 2013 at 4:35 PM

        René Girard would have blamed it on mimetic violence.

      • proudlycanadian - Feb 3, 2013 at 4:43 PM

        The Left Banke told me all I needed to know about Rene.

  3. genericcommenter - Feb 3, 2013 at 7:04 PM

    Man I feel old. I remember when a young Arthur Rhodes came up with the Os.

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