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As deadline approaches today, will Orioles make qualifying offer to Matt Wieters?

As deadline approaches today, will Orioles make qualifying offer to Matt Wieters?

The Orioles face their first major decision of the offseason on Monday when they must choose whether to issue a qualifying offer to free agent catcher Matt Wieters by today’s 5 p.m. deadline. 

This year, the qualifying offer – which is an average of the top 125 salaries from the previous season – is for a one-year, $17.2 million contract, a significant investment by any standards and especially to the Orioles, who currently have only one player -- first baseman Chris Davis at $21.1 million -- making more than that figure in 2017.

At this point, it still seems unlikely that the Orioles make Wieters the offer, but that could change leading up to today's...

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