The Orioles are still talking to lefty-handed pitcher Joe Saunders, Roch Kubatko of MASN.com says, but the rumors connecting them to free agent starter Kyle Lohse are off base according to the Orioles beat writer. Saunders came to
The 31 year old southpaw has been a reliable source of innings over the past few years, topping 170 innings every year since 2008 and giving his teams near-league average performaces consistently, with an ERA+ of 103 on his career.
He has a free agent for the first time this year but he has already played with three organizartions, beginning his career with Angels, heading to the Diamondback in 2010 as part of the Dan Haren trade and finally joining
Lohse is coming off his best season ever after posting a 2.86 ERA and a 16-3 record for the Cardinals last year, but with twelve years of basically average performances, it is easy to see why teams are not eager to pay a high cost for the veteran righty.