3 Baltimore Orioles Players Who Won't Be Back Next Season

The Baltimore Orioles endured a challenging postseason in 2023, shedding light on the likely departures of four crucial players from their roster for the upcoming 2024 season, according to Fansided.

Aaron Hicks, the veteran outfielder acquired mid-season from the New York Yankees, delivered a remarkable turnaround for the Orioles.

After coming to Baltimore, Hicks posted a .275/.381/.425 triple-slash line, with seven home runs, 31 RBIs, six stolen bases, and 35 runs scored across 65 games played.

However, at 34 years old and with a track record of inconsistency, the Orioles may hesitate to rely on him as a long-term solution.

With a budding young core, the team might be inclined to explore other options to solidify their outfield.

Kyle Gibson, the veteran starter who contributed significantly to the Orioles' 2023 season, made numerous starts and brought experience to the rotation.

However, his performance didn't reach the level of excellence needed, and the Orioles' postseason exit emphasized the need for pitching upgrades.

In his first season in Baltimore, the 35-year-old posted a 4.73 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, with 157 strikeouts across 192 innings and 33 starts.

Given Gibson's age and recent performance trends, his return to the team in 2024 appears unlikely.

Finally, Jack Flaherty, acquired from the St. Louis Cardinals at the trade deadline, didn't meet the expectations set for him.

Flaherty was already having a rough season before getting dealt to the Orioles, but it got even worse afterward, posting a 6.75 ERA, 1.67 WHIP, with 42 strikeouts across 34.2 innings and nine appearances.

His inconsistency and struggles in crucial moments have raised doubts about his future with the Orioles.

As the team seeks to strengthen their rotation, it seems they will explore more reliable pitching options, potentially leaving Flaherty without a spot on the 2024 roster. Photo Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports