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  • 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,...
  • Possibility of Orioles using Tommy Hunter at closer looking more likely each day

    Possibility of Orioles using Tommy Hunter at closer looking more likely each day
    Don’t expect the Orioles to resolve their closer situation any time soon. As the club tries to distance itself from the mess the situation with Grant Balfour created, the Orioles' external search still seems to be focused on free-agent right-...
  • Orioles are one of three clubs with offers out to Grant Balfour, source says

    Orioles are one of three clubs with offers out to Grant Balfour, source says
    The Orioles have competition in the quest to sign Grant Balfour. They are one of three teams who have made the 35-year-old free-agent closer a two-year offer, according to an industry source. Among the three offers Balfour is considering, one includes a...
  • Thoughts and observations on Balfour, Hardy, Webb and more

    Thoughts and observations on Balfour, Hardy, Webb and more
    The clock is ticking for the Orioles. We’ve reached the final day of the winter meetings and the team is still empty-handed here. The Orioles’ pursuit of Grant Balfour continues. It could happen today, tomorrow, this weekend, next week,...
  • O's making progress on contract talks with Grant Balfour, but no signings yet

    O's making progress on contract talks with Grant Balfour, but no signings yet
    Three days have come and gone at these winter meetings and the Orioles have yet to make an acquisition, but it doesn’t appear to be due to a lack of trying. For the first time this week, Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette made...
  • Orioles still quiet into third day at MLB's winter meetings

    Orioles still quiet into third day at MLB's winter meetings
    As we head into the afternoon on Day 3 of the winter meetings, the Orioles remain quiet. No signings, no trades, a lot of discussion -- oh, and plenty preparation for tomorrow’s Rule 5 draft. According to an industry source, the Orioles have still...
  • Dan Duquette says Orioles aren't close to signing a closer

    Dan Duquette says Orioles aren't close to signing a closer
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Signing a closer to replace former All-Star Jim Johnson is high on Dan Duquette's shopping list at this week's winter meetings, but word that the Orioles executive vice president was close to acquiring a free-agent closer...
  • Orioles continue search for closer, but no offers made yet to top free agents

    Orioles continue search for closer, but no offers made yet to top free agents
    The Orioles continue their search for a new closer to replace Jim Johnson, but manager Buck Showalter said the club has yet to focus on a certain player. Earlier in the day, several media reports said that the Orioles were close to signing former...
  • Chris Tillman gives up 4 runs, walks 5 as the Orioles fall to the Indians 4-3

    Chris Tillman gives up 4 runs, walks 5 as the Orioles fall to the Indians 4-3
    CLEVELAND — These Orioles insist they're not going to be caught scoreboard-watching this early in September, even though the American League wild-card standings seem to shuffle like a deck of cards every day. Shortly after the Orioles dropped a 4-...
  • Orioles' Jim Johnson saves 100th game

    Orioles' Jim Johnson saves 100th game
    While Chris Davis crushed his way through an Orioles record earlier Friday night with his 31st home run of the season, closer Jim Johnson achieved his own milestone about 90 minutes later in the Orioles' 4-2 win over the New York Yankees. When Johnson...
  • As expected, Adam Jones is only Oriole on U.S. roster for World Baseball Classic

    As expected, Adam Jones is only Oriole on U.S. roster for World Baseball Classic
    As expected, the Orioles' only representative on USA Baseball's 27-man provisional roster for the World Baseball Classic is center fielder Adam Jones. The rosters for the rest of the countries will be announced later today, so other Orioles could be...