It's been a relatively quiet week for the Orioles as final preparations are being made for spring training, which begins on Feb. 12. While most Orioles fans have switched from orange gear to purple for the week, the team is getting ready for 2013.

Nearly every day has brought news of additional minor league signings or rumored ones. Manager Buck Showalter has more important business to take care of this week. His daughter is being married on Saturday, and after that he can head to Sarasota, Fla. for spring training.

Showalter will have countless choices when it comes to deciding who'll get the innings in spring training games, and he'll have many other choices when it comes to who'll fill out the rosters for those games.

The Orioles continue to stockpile arms for their minor league camp, too. Wednesday's big news was the signing of Manny Delcarmen to

a minor league contract.

Once a mainstay in a powerful Boston Red Sox bullpen, Delcarmen suddenly lost it, and the 30-year-old hasn't pitched in the majors since 2010.

Delcarmen had a 2.05 ERA in 44 appearances with Boston's World Series winner in 2007 and was traded in 2010 to Colorado.

He's been with the Seattle, Texas and New York Yankees organizations since, but not in the majors.

Though he hasn't been officially invited to spring training, Delcarmen's name is prominent enough that he'll probably pitch in the late innings of some exhibition games.