Orioles sign Cave to 1-year contract; Ellis, Garcia are free agents; Kjerstad, Denoyer AFL stars - BaltimoreBaseball.com

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Orioles sign Cave to 1-year contract; Ellis, Garcia are free agents; Kjerstad, Denoyer AFL stars

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The Orioles avoided arbitration with outfielder Jake Cave when they signed him to a one-year contract on Friday. Cave was claimed off waivers from Minnesota on October 11th.

Cave has a .235 average over the last five seasons with Minnesota. In 2022, he hit .213 with five home runs and 20 RBIs.

Right-handed pitcher Chris Ellis, who pitched in just two games before missing the rest of the season after shoulder surgery, and catcher Aramis Garcia, who had been outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk last week, have declined their assignments and filed for free agency. Garcia was claimed off waivers from Cincinnati on October 17th.

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Kjerstad, Denoyer are fall stars: Outfielder Heston Kjerstad and right-handed pitcher Noah Denoyer have been named to the American League team for Sunday’s Arizona Fall League Fall Stars Game. Kjerstad and Denoyer are Oriole representatives on the Scottsdale Scorpions.

Kjerstad will participate in the game’s Home Run Derby on Saturday.

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