Baltimore Orioles general manager Mike Elias is reportedly under investigation for pension fraud. Bill Madden of the New York Daily News reported Elias is being investigated for allegedly designating pitching instructor Chris Holt as one of four Orioles coaches to be placed on the pension plan despite him not being with the major league club.
But the New York Supreme Court’s Appellate Division said MASN and the Orioles failed to establish that the arbitration panel, which was comprised of three MLB club owners, was less than impartial. Moreover, we reject petitioner’s arguments that the (panel) otherwise violated its obligations, exceeded its powers or denied petitioner a fair hearing,” the one-page decision said.
Santander played 35 games in right field this season, ranking second behind Gallo in the AL in Defensive Runs Saved (eight) and fourth in Ultimate Zone Rating (1.1) among right fielders who played at least 300 innings, according to FanGraphs. UZR quantifies a player’s entire defensive performance by attempting to measure how many runs a defender saved, taking into account errors, range, outfield arm and double-play ability.