Washington was drafted in the 15th round by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2009 MLB Draft. If Washington hits well enough in Triple-A next season, he could be an option for the Orioles at the Major League level at some point during the 2017 campaign.
— Major League Baseball announced their finalists for the 2017 Hall of Fame ballot, and two Orioles made the final cut. Melvin Mora and Arthur Rhodes were listed on the ballot for the first time. The BBWAA will send in their ballot and the results will be announced during the 2016 Winter Meetings, held in Washington D.C.