BALTIMORE (AP) A son of former Orioles star Rafael Palmeiro has agreed to a minor league contract with Baltimore.
Patrick Palmeiro, a 26-year-old third baseman, played last season for Sugar Land of the independent Atlantic League and hit .256 with 13 homers and 68 RBIs in 128 games Prior to that, he spent three seasons in the Chicago White Sox farm system.
Rafael Palmeiro played with the Orioles from 1994-98 and 2004-05. He was suspended for 10 days in August 2005 for using a banned substance - the House Government Reform Committee later said Major League Baseball and the players' association told it the substance was the steroid Stanozolol. Palmeiro has never acknowledged using steroids.