The Baltimore Orioles have declined an option for the 2010 season on back up catcher Chad Moeller. The 34-year old righty swinging Chad Moeller played in 30 games for the Orioles last season and he was 23 for 89 (.258 avg, .751 OPS) with 6 runs scored, 2 homers and 10 RBIs. He has now played in 492 games in his major league career and he is 312 for 1,378 (.226 avg, .639 OPS) with 144 runs scored, 29 homers and 132 RBIs. The Orioles will be on the hunt for a better catcher than Moeller over the winter to back up Matt Wieters.
UPDATE: The Orioles have re-signed Chad Moeller to a minor league deal. He will battle Michel Hernandez and Craig Tatum for the back-up catcher job this spring.