The Baltimore Orioles are currently sitting at second place in the AL East with a 12-12 record, and they have been flirting with a .500 record for the past week.

Despite kicking off the season with a 2-5 record in their first seven games, the Orioles have rebounded nicely, winning 10 of their next 17 games, thanks to notable contributions from some of their offseason acquisitions.

This past offseason, the Orioles proved that patience is indeed a virtue, signing two of the most high-profile free agents in starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez (four years, $48 million) and outfielder/designated hitter Nelson Cruz (one year, $8 million) in late February to relatively cheap deals, considering what they bring to the table.

Let’s take a closer look into the group of offseason acquisitions and evaluate them based off of their performance to date.


All statistics courtesy of and Baseball-Reference.

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