As part of the trade sending outfielder
The left-handed Tarpley pitched at Class A in 2014 and went 3-5 with a 3.68 ERA.
Snider hit .264 with 13 home runs and 38 RBI in 2014 and will be a free agent after the 2016 season. Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said Snider fits in well with the team, reports MASNsports.com.
"Snider is a solid dependable power-hitting outfielder and is an excellent fit for Camden Yards," Duquette said.
To make room for Snider, the Orioles designated
The 26-year-old Snider is in his second year of arbitration and will be a free agent after the 2016 season. He will make $2.1 million in 2015.
"The rehab's going well and going how it's supposed to from all the talk I've gotten with Dr. (James) Andrews and my physical therapist down here and Richie (Bancells)," Wieters said, per MASNsports.com. "Everything's kind of moved along and we're preparing for me to be ready for opening day. We still have a good couple of months before we're there, so it's still going to be a lot of work to put into it, but that's what I'm preparing for. We're trying to get all the steps checked off before we get there.
"We'll see when I'm actually going to be able to get behind the plate and catch in games during spring training, but it's just a matter of making sure the arm has been tested enough to where when we do get into games with adrenaline and a little bit of pressure that we're ready to go."
Wieters added making sure his shoulder is also in good shape is part of the rehab process coming off elbow surgery.
"(Monday) we went out to 150 just to test it out a little bit," he said, "and everything has kind of checked out and we've had nothing really major to set back the progression."
The deal will take Beeston through the 2015 season. Beeston plans to retire at the end of the season. The team had reportedly been in pursuit of
The team said it will not discuss the process or timing behind finding a replacement for Beeston.
Wieters underwent Tommy John surgery last season, and is working his way back from the surgery. He was cleared to start throwing from 150 feet on Monday. Wieters had previously been throwing from 120 feet. He said he's preparing as if he'll be ready for opening day.
Wieters hit .308/.339/.500 over 104 at-bats last year.
|2014 Team Leaders|
|AVG||Adam Jones , CF||.281|
|HR||Nelson Cruz , DH||40|
|RBI||Nelson Cruz , DH||108|
|OBP||Nick Markakis , RF||.342|
|SLG||Nelson Cruz , DH||.525|
|R||Adam Jones , CF||88|
|SB||Alejandro De Aza , LF||17|
|W||Wei-Yin Chen , SP||16|
|ERA||Chris Tillman , SP||3.34|
|WHIP||Bud Norris , SP||1.22|
|K||Chris Tillman , SP||150|
|SV||Zach Britton , RP||37|
|Full Team Statistics|
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