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Orioles Close In On Roberts

The Orioles and Brian Roberts are closing in on a four year extension worth 40 million dollars. Roberts will make 8 million dollars next season, with the new deal kicking in through 2013. Roberts is a career .284 hitter, but has averaged 42 stolen bases over the past three seasons. Roberts has been the subject of trade talks for the past two seasons, drawing interest from the Indians, White Sox, and Cubs, among others.

This story was approved by MLB Rumors.