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Orioles in the running for Sherrill, but Phillies the favorite

The Orioles are expected to meet with the agent of their former closer, George Sherrill, this week to discuss a possible reunion.

Sherrill, who was non-tendered by the Los Angeles Dodgers, told The Sun on Saturday that he was interested in a Baltimore return.

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However, he has plenty of suitors and most in the industry believe that he will sign with the Philadelphia Phillies, who are very much interested in the big lefty. Sherrill was signed out of the independent leagues by Charley Kerfeld, a special assistant to Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. Kerfeld and Sherrill remain friends. The Phillies also need left-handed bullpen help and give Sherrill the best opportunity to get back to the playoffs.

Sherrill has strong and positive feelings for the Orioles organization. I'm not sure they are strong enough to overcome the Phillies' other advantages.

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