Fanshots Sections Commentary & AnalysisOrioles ProspectsOrioles Game RecapsOrioles News and RumorsCamdencastBird DroppingsSunday Bird Droppings: Where it’s time for the winter meetingsNew Gleyber Torres Jersey ,14commentsThe news is slow and the weather is coldByStaceyDec9, 2018,9:00am ESTShareTweetShareShareSunday Bird Droppings: Where it’s time for the winter meetingsTommy Gilligan-USA TODAY SportsHappy Sunday, Camden Chatters! I trust you’re all having a relaxing, enjoyable weekend as we draw closer to the end of the year. Still nothing much going on with the Orioles, but maybe that’ll change this week with the winter meetings starting tomorrow in Las Vegas. Who knows what is on Mike Elias’s agenda? The Orioles will go into the winter meetings without a manager Tyler Austin Jersey , but I don’t really think that matters. At this point, what’s the rush? Here is a paltry list of links. Don’t blame me! There isn’t much to say about the Orioles on a Sunday in December. What to watch as Orioles head to first winter meetings led by Mike Elias - Baltimore SunJon Meoli looks at what might be on the O’s agenda this week. Bundy on importance of veteran catcher, Mancini on role and rebuild - School of RochTrey Mancini has a lot to say. He's working very hard and taking nothing for granted!Is today your birthday? Happy birthday! You have four Orioles birthday buddies:Tony Batista played for the Orioles from 2001-03. He managed 99 RBI in 2003 despite having just a .270 OBP. He turns 45 today. Tony Tarasco is of course best known for the catch he didn’t make in the 1996 postseason against the Yankees. He played for the Orioles from 1996-97 and turns 48 years old today. Darold Knowles is not, to my knowledge, related to Beyonce. His 16-season career started in Baltimore where he pitched in five games for the O’s. He turns 77 today. Billy Klaus played in a utility role for the Orioles from 1959-60. Today would have been Mr. Klaus’s 90th birthday but he passed away in 2006. On this day in 1965, the Cincinnati Reds traded Frank Robinson to the Orioles for Milt Pappas http://www.yankeesfanproshop.com/authentic-giancarlo-stanton-jersey ,Jack Baldschun, and Dick Simpson. That was a good day. In 2008 the Orioles traded Ramon Hernandez to the Reds to make room for Matt Wieters. In 2010, the Orioles traded two guys you’ve probably never heard of for J.J. Hardy. Another good day. LOS ANGELES (AP) — Angels outfielder Justin Upton will open the season on the injured list because of a sore right big toe.Manager Brad Ausmus announced the injury Tuesday. He says Upton has “turf toe” and that no timetable has been determined for his return. Upton was injured in Sunday’s exhibition game against the Los Angeles Dodgers when he bumped into the left field wall while chasing a flyball.Upton had just returned after missing most of spring training because of right knee tendinitis.Ausmus said Peter Bourjos will likely see more playing time until Upton returns, but he is still waiting to solidify a plan moving forward.Upton, 31, hit 30 home runs with 85 RBIs over 145 games last season Miguel Andujar Jersey , his second with the Angels.The Angels also announced Tuesday that right-hander Jaime Barria will start the season at Triple-A Salt Lake. Barria was 10-9 over 26 starts as a rookie last season, posting a 3.41 ERA.The Angels also got closer to a final bullpen with the announcement that left-hander Dan Jennings had been released.