Shot last year, 3-year-old works to walk again

Colby Rasmus

Free-agent slugger market could open up for Orioles in new year

Free-agent slugger market could open up for Orioles in new year

Before baseball went into a hiatus between Christmas and New Year's Day, the Cleveland Indians tightened their grip on the top spot in the American League by signing slugger Edwin Encarnacion to a deal worth as much as $85 million over four years.

Its context affects the Orioles in two ways — one looking backward, and the other forward. First, the future ramifications. Earlier this month, the consensus at the winter meetings was that everything would fall into place in the slugger market once Encarnacion signed. There wasn’t much of a chance to have the market shake out during this hiatus, but that’s not to say it can’t start moving.

When it does move, it will do so in a...

63°