Orioles sign Chris Parmelee and Dane De La Rosa

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The Orioles have signed outfielder Chris Parmelee and pitcher Dane Le Rosa to minor league contracts.

Parmelee, a former first round pick of the Twins, became a free agent this winter after hitting just .256/.307/.384 with seven homers and 28 RBI in 87 games in 2014. The 26-year-old has never met the expectations of his high draft selection and will struggle to find any at-bats on the Orioles this coming season. He very well could start and spend much of the season at the Triple-A level.

There is no guarantee that De La Rosa will be ready for the start of the 2015 season after he underwent knee surgery in September.

The 31-year-old right-hander hasa 4.24 ERA in 87 career major league innings. He made just three appearances last season with the Angels allowing three earned runs in 2 1/3 total frames.

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