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MLB Rumors: Orioles looking at top free agent pitchers

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The Baltimore Orioles haven’t spent a lot of money this offseason despite reportedly being interested in big names like Nelson Cruz, A.J. Burnett and Kendrys Morales.

They did spend money on closer Grant Balfour, but quickly voided that deal before the ink could dry due to a failed physical.

But now according to Dan Connolly, the Orioles are back into the big name search – which includes looking at top free agent pitchers like Ubaldo Jimenez, Ervin Santana and Bronson Arroyo.

Orioles still looking for starting pitching. They’ve had recent, active dialogue w a few including Santana, Arroyo and Jimenez, sources say

All three are still in free agency because they’ve asked too much this offseason and Connolly notes later that the prices of all three still remain too high. That’s not to say the prices won’t dip further though as Spring Training nears as pitchers and catchers report in less than a month to most camps.

Santana is reportedly seeking a four-year deal worth around $60 million dollars while Bronson Arroyo is seeking a three-year deal, but no dollar amount has been confirmed.

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Tags: Baltimore Orioles Bronson Arroyo Ervin Santana Ubaldo Jimenez

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