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Orioles' interest in Yovani Gallardo could lead to Dexter Fowler, too

Orioles' interest in Yovani Gallardo could lead to Dexter Fowler, too

The Orioles spent the offseason reluctant to pursue big-ticket free agents tied to qualifying offers because they were hesitant to forfeit their first-round pick in this year's draft. But they've still maintained steady interest in right-hander Yovani Gallardo, the only remaining free-agent pitcher who will require losing a draft pick to sign.

And now, with one week left until pitchers and catchers report to spring training, the Orioles — who have done little to upgrade their starting rotation, which they targeted as their No. 1 offseason priority — are engaged in ongoing dialogue to sign Gallardo, according to an industry source.

Gallardo, who turns 30 on...

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