Found March 20, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
The Baltimore Orioles have recently been tied to starting pitchers – including Detroit Tigers right-hander Rick Porcello and free agent Kyle Lohse – but Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports speculates that the Birds will refrain from upgrading their rotation in the final days of spring training. As Rosenthal notes, this would be no different than how the O’s handled the offseason. They were tied to multiple arms – such as Joe Saunders and Aaron Harang – but opted to sign Jair Jurrjens to a low-risk minor league contract. Now, the Orioles have four starters etched into their Opening Day rotation; Jason Hamel, Wei-Yin Chen, Chris Tillman and Miguel Gonzalez. Several others – including Jurrjens, Brian Matusz, Jake Arrieta, Zach Britton, Dylan Bundy and Kevin Gausman – are competing for the No. 5 spot. Rosenthal notes that Baltimore could still potentially match up with the Tigers when it comes to Porcello, as the O’s could provide Detroit with outfielder Nolan Reimold and a reliever or prospect in exchange for the right-hander. However, Rosenthal believes it’s more likely that the Birds elect to stand pat and enter the season with one of their young arms. Follow @mlbinjurynews !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.mlbinjurynews.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })(); Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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