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  • Source: Orioles hadn't talked with closer Fernando Rodney in weeks

    Source: Orioles hadn't talked with closer Fernando Rodney in weeks
    The Orioles may attempt to ramp up their pursuit of Fernando Rodney, the best free-agent closer still available, but they hadn’t done it as of Thursday afternoon. According to an industry source, the Orioles and Rodney’s representatives have...
  • Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon talks about building confidence, bullpens

    Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon talks about building confidence, bullpens
    When the Orioles traded Jim Johnson in December and then spiked a potential deal with Grant Balfour weeks later, the likelihood of Tommy Hunter being the club’s 2014 closer increased. With a few weeks left in the offseason, the Orioles could still...
  • Orioles make deal with Yoon official, press conference scheduled for Tuesday

    Orioles make deal with Yoon official, press conference scheduled for Tuesday
    SARASOTA, Fla. – Four days after agreeing to terms with right-hander Suk-min Yoon, the Orioles made their three-year deal with the South Korean pitcher official on Monday. The club is expected to hold a press conference on Tuesday at noon to...
  • With Jim Johnson gone, who closes games for the Orioles now?

    With Jim Johnson gone, who closes games for the Orioles now?
    If you went to bed early last night, you woke up this morning to the news that the Orioles suddenly have an opening at closer. In a trade that was literally made in the 11th hour prior to Monday’s midnight tender deadline, the Orioles dealt closer...
  • Orioles reportedly sign outfielder Xavier Paul to minor league deal, other notes

    Orioles reportedly sign outfielder Xavier Paul to minor league deal, other notes
    The Orioles have added more depth for the organization, signing left-handed hitting outfielder Xavier Paul to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training, according to a SportsNet Canada report. The Orioles are expected to announce several...
  • Orioles expected to turn focus to ex-Rays closer Fernando Rodney, source says

    Orioles expected to turn focus to ex-Rays closer Fernando Rodney, source says
    With the decision on Grant Balfour in limbo, the Orioles are expected to turn their sights to former Tampa Bay Rays closer Fernando Rodney, according to an industry source. The Orioles had several discussions with Rodney before Balfour agreed to a two-...
  • Sources: Orioles' deal with Grant Balfour now in jeopardy as shoulder concerns arise

    Sources: Orioles' deal with Grant Balfour now in jeopardy as shoulder concerns arise
    The highlight of the Orioles’ offseason was supposed to take place Friday morning, when the club would emerge from a sleepy offseason and introduce new closer Grant Balfour during a news conference at the Warehouse. But Balfour’s two-year,...
  • Orioles acquire outfielder David Lough in exchange for Danny Valencia

    Orioles acquire outfielder David Lough in exchange for Danny Valencia
    For the past several weeks, Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette turned to the Kansas City Royals in an attempt to acquire outfielder David Lough from the club's logjam of outfielders. It was one of many trade possibilities Duquette pursued...
  • Unfortunate situation for Orioles, Grant Balfour with deal in limbo due to shoulder issue

    Unfortunate situation for Orioles, Grant Balfour with deal in limbo due to shoulder issue
    Today was supposed to be a day of celebration at The Warehouse, with the Orioles ushering in their new closer, Grant Balfour, who agreed to a two-year, $15 million deal earlier this week. But the news conference won’t happen. The deal is teetering...
  • Orioles right to be careful, wrong to be this vulnerable

    Orioles right to be careful, wrong to be this vulnerable
    If you view the attempt to complete a deal with veteran closer Grant Balfour totally in its own context, there’s no way to fault the Orioles for balking at the results of his physical and pulling out of the two-year contract that was agreed upon...
  • In statement, Grant Balfour's agent says closer 'is completely healthy'

    In statement, Grant Balfour's agent says closer 'is completely healthy'
    Here is a statement from Seth Levinson, whose agency ACES represents Grant Balfour, whom the Orioles decided not to sign after reviewing his physical. They had a two-year, $15 million deal before the Orioles backed out Friday. “Grant is completely...