Elias explains Orioles’ decisions to designate Nunez for assignment, add six to 40-man roster


On Friday, the Orioles selected the contracts of outfielder Yusniel Diaz, infielder Rylan Bannon, and pitchers Mike Baumann, Zac Lowther, Isaac Mattson, and Alexander Wells.

Renato Nunez batted .256 with 12 home runs and an .816 OPS in 2020, but general manager Mike Elias acknowledged the organization wasn’t going to take the slugger to arbitration this winter.