3 Baltimore Orioles Trade Deadline Rumors You Need To Know

The Baltimore Orioles have been competing for a playoff berth all season, but are still looking for that missing piece at the trade deadline to help them make the postseason. Here are three rumors you need to know:

Orioles looking for pitching

Orioles executive VP of baseball operations Dan Duquette said the team is looking to add more pitching at the deadline again, according Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com.

“Our pitching we’re looking to upgrade for sure,” said Duquette, indicating that the club could be looking to improve both its starting rotation and bullpen.

Baltimore spent a lot to acquire ace reliever Andrew Miller last year, and he helped charge the team’s late-season success. The Orioles have also dealt for pitchers like Scott Feldman and Bud Norris in recent years, showing that the team is willing to add arms over the summer.

Baltimore still looking to trade Delmon Young

Duquette also said that he still hopes to work out a trade outfielder and bench bat Delmon Young.

“We’re still working with a couple of teams and hopefully it will come together,” he explained.

Young, who’s playing on a $2.25 million deal this year, was designated for assignment on July 1.

Orioles interested in L.J. Hoes, Alex Presley

The Orioles have interest in Astros' outfielders L.J. Hoes and Alex Presley, according to Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle. Both players are currently in Triple-A, but could be moved in order to open spots on the 40-man roster in advance of the trade deadline.

Hoes has appeared in 103 major-league games over three seasons, hitting .238/.290/.334 before being demoted to Triple-A.

Presley has not appeared in the majors for the Astros this year, but has hit .307/.340/.382 with two home runs in 61 games for Fresno.

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