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Baltimore Orioles

Orioles not close to deal as trade deadline nears, may wait for waiver period

Closing in on the last hour before the non-waiver trade deadline and I have a quick breather to tell you what I’ve heard.

And that's that the Orioles aren't particularly close to a deal. Now there's the caveat that things can change rapidly. And we've seen it happen before.

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But right now it looks like they may not get anything done.

One industry source said that's not for a lack of trying. They are apparently still contacting several teams today, but they don't want to take on a ton of salary or give up their best prospects. And unless the demands come down, they will wait for August, when players must clear trade waivers before being dealt.

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Dan Duquette has the OK to add salary, but the combination of adding it and giving up certain prospects has not been palatable at this point.


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