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MLB Injury News:
Even after signing free agent right-hander Jair Jurrjens,
the Baltimore Orioles continue to pursue left-hander Joe Saunders, according to
Dan Connolly of The Baltimore Sun.
Here’s what I know for sure -- at least heading into Monday:
Both sides still want a marriage and are hopeful it will happen, but both have
a pretty clear idea of what it will take, and neither side has blinked yet.
Connolly believes that if Saunders signs a one-year contract
this winter it will likely be with the Orioles. The veteran has made it clear
that he’d prefer to rejoin Baltimore, and the O’s remain hopeful that a deal can be completed.
However, Saunders is seeking a multi-year contract, and the
Orioles are only interested in one guaranteed year with an option for a second.
Connolly gets the sense that Baltimore’s recent agreement with Jair Jurrjens
didn’t shut the door on a potential Saunders deal. If the O’s sign Saunders,
they would be able to start Jurrjens in Triple-A if there is not room in their starting
rotation for him.
There are reports that Saunders has a two-year offer on the
table. It’s not clear which team has extended this contract, but the Minnesota Twins and Seattle Mariners have also been tied to Saunders this offseason.
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