Orioles Trade History: 2012


Orioles: P Jeremy Guthrie


Rockies: P Jason Hammel, P Matt Lindstrom

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Tyler's BylineJeremy Guthrie was a huge fan-favorite in Baltimore, as he did a lot in the community and loved being here.

However, the Orioles were looking for a way to add more pieces in hopes to make a playoff run and found a trade partner in Colorado.

Hammel was a huge factor in Baltimore returning to the playoffs, posting an 8-6 record, along with a 3.43 ERA in 2012.

However, he struggled in 2013 with a 4.97 ERA and signed with the Chicago Cubs in the offseason.

Matt Lindstrom pitched solid in relief in 2012, posting a 2.72 ERA, but was traded in the next deal we’ll look at.

Jeremy Guthrie didn’t have the best numbers in Colorado, but has pitched well for the Kansas City Royals.

This trade was a win for the Orioles because of how Jason Hammel helped propel the team into the playoffs.






Orioles: P Matt Lindstrom


Diamondbacks: P Joe Saunders

Matt Lindstrom was a key piece in the trade for Jeremy Guthrie and was pitching well for the O’s in 2012. However, the team was in the midst of a playoff run and needed to find another starter.

Joe Saunders was one of the more memorable pitchers for the Orioles in just seven starts for the team in 2012. He posted a 3-3 record, with a 3.63 ERA.

He was most noted for his Wild Card game start against the Texas Rangers, pitching 5.2 innings and only giving up one run. His successful start help the Orioles win and advance to the ALDS.

Lindstrom continued his success in the bullpen for the Diamondbacks, but Arizona didn’t make the playoffs that season.

Neither player would return to their teams the following season, but the Orioles grabbed the starter that helped them win in the playoffs through this trade.