View Full Version : O's, Zaun agree to deal

01-16-2009, 11:04 AM

01-16-2009, 02:13 PM
this guy sucks

bigity b
01-16-2009, 02:36 PM
Watch out Toronto, here we come!

R. Johnson#3
01-16-2009, 03:10 PM
He looks just like the MILF Hunter. Be sure to let him know that.

01-16-2009, 06:20 PM
According to the Baltimore Sun, the Orioles have agreed to a one-year, $1.5 million deal with Gregg Zaun.

There is also a 2010 team option for $2 million with a $500,000 buyout. Zaun, who will turn 38 years old shortly after the start of the season, will be the team's every day catcher until Matt Wieters forces his way into the picture. Coming off a .237/.340/.359 season, Zaun will be most valuable to the O's in a mentor capacity for Wieters.


01-22-2009, 03:11 PM
it's official now

The Orioles announced today that they have signed free-agent catcher and former Oriole Gregg Zaun to a one-year contract for the 2009 season.

The Baltimore Sun previously reported that the Orioles and Zaun had agreed on a one-year, $1.5 million deal, pending a physical. The contract includes a team option for 2010 that would pay Zaun $2 million if picked up or $500,000 if bought out.

The Orioles designated infielder Oscar Salazar for assignment to make room for Zaun on the 40-man roster.

Zaun, 37, will likely begin the season as the Orioles' starting catcher and eventually work as a mentor to the club's top prospect, Matt Wieters.

Zaun was a 17th-round draft pick of the Orioles in 1989 and made his big league debut with the club in 1995 before being traded to the Florida Marlins in 1996. He is the nephew of former Oriole and MASN broadcaster Rick Dempsey."

baltimore sun

R. Johnson#3
01-22-2009, 05:18 PM
Oh yeah one thing to expect out of him. He's gonna be the clubhouse leader......in his eyes. I'm not joking. He's probably gonna appoint himself clubhouse leader like he did here. Then he'll show the team how a leader handles himself on the field while arguing balls and strikes and throwing a hissy fit on every close play at the plate that doesn't go his way. I'm so happy he's gone.

01-28-2009, 04:13 PM
Orioles outrighted infielder Oscar Salazar to Triple-A Norfolk.

Salazar cleared waivers after being designated for assignment last week. He's been invited to spring training and has decent odds of seeing some action in Baltimore this season.


01-28-2009, 08:46 PM
Sounds like a great signing :laugh2: