Originally written on MLB Injury News  |  Last updated 10/27/14
The Baltimore Orioles remain in the market for a veteran starting pitcher, and they continue to be in contact with free agent left-hander Joe Saunders, according to Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports. Kubatko adds that while there’ve been rumors to the contrary, the Orioles are not interested in free agent right-hander Kyle Lohse. Executive vice president Dan Duquette remains in contact with left-hander Joe Saunders’ agent. Some members of the national media keep trying to link the Orioles to Kyle Lohse, but they don't give out big contracts to free-agent pitchers and they'd rather hold onto their first-round pick. The Orioles currently have a projected starting four that includes Jason Hammel, Wei-Yin Chen, Miguel Gonzalez and Chris Tillman. Baltimore could use an in-house candidate, Jake Arrieta, Zach Britton, Brian Matusz, Tommy Hunter, Steve Johnson or T.J. McFarland, to fill their final rotation slot. Or, the O’s could look to add a starter this winter. Saunders was successful during his short stint with the club last season and the team continues to be tied to the left-hander. While Lohse would fit the bill of a veteran starter, Baltimore is hesitant to surrender the draft pick it would take to sign him. 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); })();
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