Update from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., courtesy of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel’s Sarah Talalay:
The Federal Aviation Administration informed U.S. Rep Ron Klein (D-Boca Raton) that the city of Fort Lauderdale needs to provide an “airport assessment” to guarantee that the project to overhaul the stadium won’t interfere with the executive airport’s growth, and an appraisal to determine if the five percent of revenues the stadium provides the airport fund is “fair market value” for use of the land.
The FAA reportedly could make a decision within 30 days once it receives that information. And the Orioles could find out if they’ll continue to hold spring training in Fort Lauderdale for the next 30 years.
Meanwhile, the Orioles signed pitcher Jeremy Guthrie to a one-year contract worth $770,000 if he stays in the majors all season.
Guthrie was assured of staying with the club, since he’s not eligible for free agency or arbitration. The Orioles just needed a salary figure for their projected No. 2 starter. Routine stuff.