O’s Lose Henn On Waivers; Other Roster Moves

The Toronto Blue Jays claimed LHP Sean Henn off waivers. In other news, the Orioles declined 3B Melvin Mora and C Chad Moeller’s team options for 2010 and outrighted OF Jeff Fiorentino, RHP Chris Lambert, RHP Jim Miller, and C Guillermo Rodriguez to AAA Norfolk, removing them from the 40 man roster. The Orioles also named Jeff Datz as their bench coach.

Grade: C

The loss of Henn is no big deal, he was going to end up in AAA if he passed through waivers anyway. Declining Mora’s option was a no brainer, he won’t be back. Theres still a chance that Moeller could end up back here, but it would be a minor league deal. Fiorentino, Lambert, Miller, and Rodriguez passed through waivers and should stay in our minors to start the year. They could elect to become free agents if they feel their chances of making the majors is better somewhere else. Datz coached for the Cleveland Indians over the last 8 seasons, rotating between bench coach, first base coach, and third base coach. He was a catcher in the pros for 9 years and will spend 2010 as Matt Wieters’ catching instructor.

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