The Baltimore Orioles have been the most aggressive buyers on the trade market, acquiring right-handed starter Scott Feldman from the Chicago Cubs and right-handed reliever Francisco Rodriguez from the Milwaukee Brewers.
And they might not be done.
The Orioles, continuing to explore ways to improve their pitching staff, are among the teams talking to the Houston Astros about their available pitchers, according to major-league sources.
Baltimore likely would balk at the prospect price for right-hander Bud Norris, but could target former Oriole lefty Erik Bedard or right-hander Lucas Harrell, sources said.
"I think they're still looking at a ton of stuff," one rival executive said.
The Orioles, winners of four of five games since the All-Star break, are 3½ games behind the Boston Red Sox in the American League East and are 1 ½ games ahead of the Texas Rangers for the second AL wild-card berth. Still, Baltimore's rotation ranks only 12th in the AL with a 4.64 ERA.
Feldman has pro...