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  • Suk-min Yoon remains in limbo with the Orioles, but likely not for much longer

    Suk-min Yoon remains in limbo with the Orioles, but likely not for much longer
    SARASOTA, Fla. — As the sun rises this morning, the Orioles still haven't announced their signing of South Korean pitcher Suk-min Yoon. At this point, the plan is still to introduce Yoon to the media Monday, but I’ve heard that the right-...
  • Orioles make deal with Yoon official, press conference scheduled for Tuesday

    Orioles make deal with Yoon official, press conference scheduled for Tuesday
    SARASOTA, Fla. РFour days after agreeing to terms with right-hander Suk-min Yoon, the Orioles made their three-year deal with the South Korean pitcher official on Monday. The club is expected to hold a press conference on Tuesday at noon to...
  • Orioles agree to terms with Ubaldo Jimenez on four-year deal

    Orioles agree to terms with Ubaldo Jimenez on four-year deal
    SARASOTA, Fla. — After sitting idle through the offseason, the Orioles finally struck with a long-awaited impact signing on Monday, just days after settling into spring training. The club agreed to terms with free-agent Ubaldo Jimenez —...
  • By signing with Orioles, South Korean pitcher Suk-min Yoon nears goal of pitching in U.S.

    By signing with Orioles, South Korean pitcher Suk-min Yoon nears goal of pitching in U.S.
    SARASOTA, FLA. — Suk-min Yoon spent his childhood in South Korea idolizing fellow countryman Chan Ho Park as he became the first South Korean-born player to pitch the major leagues, all while hoping that one day he could follow in Park's footsteps....
  • Orioles acquire outfielder David Lough in exchange for Danny Valencia

    Orioles acquire outfielder David Lough in exchange for Danny Valencia
    For the past several weeks, Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette turned to the Kansas City Royals in an attempt to acquire outfielder David Lough from the club's logjam of outfielders. It was one of many trade possibilities Duquette pursued...
  • Unfortunate situation for Orioles, Grant Balfour with deal in limbo due to shoulder issue

    Unfortunate situation for Orioles, Grant Balfour with deal in limbo due to shoulder issue
    Today was supposed to be a day of celebration at The Warehouse, with the Orioles ushering in their new closer, Grant Balfour, who agreed to a two-year, $15 million deal earlier this week. But the news conference won’t happen. The deal is teetering...
  • Thoughts on Orioles closer Jim Johnson and a return to starting

    Thoughts on Orioles closer Jim Johnson and a return to starting
    Back in September, Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said definitively that closer Jim Johnson would be tendered a contract and return next season. After leading the American League in both saves (50) and blown saves (9) in 2013, Johnson...
  • Orioles still interested in John Axford, have met with his representatives this week

    Orioles still interested in John Axford, have met with his representatives this week
    The Orioles remain interested in free-agent relief pitcher John Axford as the potential replacement for closer Jim Johnson. The team met with Axford's representatives at Major League Baseball's winter meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., this week,...
  • 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...
  • Duquette says closer rumors are "far ahead" of the team's progress

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette supressed speculation that the club was nearing a deal with a free-agent closer on Tuesday here at baseball’s winter meetings. The day began with rumors that the...
  • 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 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...