Despite being nine and a half games back of the Blue Jays in the AL East, the Baltimore Orioles are still looking to add talent to their roster, General Manager Dan Duquette told reporters, including Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun.
"If we make any deals, it would be because we are focused on helping improve the team" When asked if that meant specifically the 2015 team, Duquette responded simply, "Yes."
The Orioles are still only three and a half back in the AL Wild Card race, currently chasing down the Texas Rangers. They are losers of eight of their last nine, however, and it might be too late to salvage the season.
Baltimore does have a number of impending free agents that they could move like Chris Davis, Wei-Yin Chen or Darren O'Day, but that would go against Duquette's plan of improving the current product.
Even after reportedly making many claims over the last few weeks, the Orioles have yet to make a move and only have two days to do so before players would become illegible for postseason rosters.