The Orioles began to narrow their focus Tuesday at Major League Baseball's winter meetings in order to fill the outfield void left by the departures of Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis.
Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said the club conducted discussions with the representatives of several free-agent outfielders Tuesday. Duquette also said he spoke with a handful of teams about possible trades, but he still believes the most likely way the Orioles will upgrade is through free agency.
"We are focused on what the free-agent market is going to bear, and that's where we're continuing to put our energy," Duquette said.
Duquette said he is confident that...