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MLB Injury News:
The Baltimore Orioles still appear to be in the market for a
reliever, and the team is even a potential match for free agent right-hander
Kyle Lohse, according to Dan Connolly of The Baltimore Sun.
Lohse is a fit for the Orioles as a veteran sinker-baller that could sit atop their starting rotation. But Baltimore is hesitant to
acquire him for his current cost, which is believed to be a multi-year
commitment at $10-plus million per season. Lohse would also cost the Orioles
their first-round draft pick, which is perhaps more of a deterrent for the club than money.
Still, Orioles’ officials won’t rule Lohse out; they only
say that they don’t want him for his current asking price, according to
Connolly. He’s unlikely to come to Baltimore on a one-year deal, as Camden
Yards isn’t viewed as a pitcher’s haven. However, if his asking price drops the
Orioles may consider extending the 34-year-old a multi-year contract.
Beyond Lohse, Connolly gets the sense that the Orioles
continue to be in the market for a reliever even though their bullpen is
already considered a strength. There are several veteran options remaining,
including Jose Valverde, Brian Wilson, Francisco Cordero, Jon Rauch, Francisco
Rodriguez and Brandon Lyon.
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