Jaime Garcia

González deal should tell Orioles there are free-agent starting pitching bargains to be had

González deal should tell Orioles there are free-agent starting pitching bargains to be had

The Orioles knew they could have reunited with right-hander Miguel González on a one-year deal in the range of the $5.9 million he made last season. Whether they knew they could have had González on the club-friendly $4.75 million contract he signed Thursday to return to the Chicago White Sox is unclear, but it is befuddling -- considering the current state of the Orioles starting rotation as pitchers and catchers report in a month and a day – that the club never made him an offer.

González, 34, wasn’t going to save the Orioles rotation, but for an existing pitching corps that has just two pitchers – Dylan Bundy and Kevin Gausman – who have made more than 21...

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