Baltimore Orioles Interested in Edwin Jackson

ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 23: Edwin Jackson #22 of the St. Louis Cardinals pitches in the second inning during Game Four of the MLB World Series against the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on October 23, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tony Gutierrez-Pool/Getty Images)

Dan Connolly from the Baltimore Sun is reporting that the Baltimore Orioles have their eye on free agent right handed pitcher Edwin Jackson. They are still considered a long shot, however, but would be willing to offer him a four year deal.

He notes that the Orioles chances of signing Jackson will come down to money in the end. The only team to have reportedly offer Jackson a contract has been the Boston Red Sox, who have also offered a contract to Roy Oswalt yesterday.

With Prince Fielder signing in Detroit yesterday, it could be said that Jackson is the top free agent remaining, along with Oswalt. Jackson leads all free agent pitchers with over 190 innings pitched duringlast season.

Connolly also reports in his column that the Orioles are no longer likely to sign Johnny Damon, because they think Wilson Betemit can be a viable DH option for now.

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