O's: Pavano not likely option

Though the Orioles have spoken to agent Tom O'Connell, who represents Tim Redding and Carl Pavano, the interest is in Redding. Dan Connolly is reporting today that Pavano came up in the conversation, but he is not someone who figures in their pitching search.

Redding (right) was 10-11 with a 4.95 ERA for the Washington Nationals last season before being non-tendered on Friday. He has a 34-51 career record and a 4.92 ERA in parts of eight major league seasons with four teams.

The Orioles also retain interest in free agent Braden Looper and are believed to have extended an offer to Japanese pitcher Kenshin Kawakami.

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