Dan Duquette

Dan Duquette weighs in on new Orioles pitcher Andrew Cashner and the search for more talent

Dan Duquette weighs in on new Orioles pitcher Andrew Cashner and the search for more talent

Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette is obviously pleased with the two-year deal that added free-agent right-hander Andrew Cashner to the team’s starting rotation.

“The addition of Cashner gives us not just a veteran pitcher but a proven pitcher in the American League,” Duquette said Friday. “That’s something to put some value on. He’s got a good veteran presence. He’s been steady and dependable in terms of the innings he’s pitched. He’ll help stabilize the team.”

Cashner agreed to a $16 million guarantee that starts with just a $5 million salary this season. The deal also includes a ton of incentives and a vesting option for 2020 that kicks in if he pitches 340...

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