Sunday December 6th, 2015

Relief pitcher Darren O’Day is refuting reports that he has reached an agreement with the Baltimore Orioles.

“Contrary to the news, I have not reached an agreement with the [Orioles] yet,” O’Day tweeted on Sunday. “I am flattered by all the attention, but reports are premature.”

Earlier in the day, there were multiple reports that the Orioles and O’Day had agreed to a four-year, $31 million deal pending a physical.

CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman provided some clarity to his:

O’Day, 33, has spent each of the last four seasons in Baltimore after coming over from the Rangers. He was named to his first All-Star game a season ago, going 6–2 with a career-best 1.52 ERA and 82 strikeouts over 65 1/3 innings.

The Baltimore Sun reported that O’Day was nearing an agreement with the Washington Nationals on Friday, before the Orioles came in with a last-minute offer.

Giants, Jeff Samardzija agree to five-year deal

With the signing, the Orioles’ projected payroll for the upcoming season would eclipse $100 million. In addition to the potential signing of O’Day, they have committed $15.8 million to Matt Wieters and around $9 million to Mark Trumbo so far this off-season.

- Kenny Ducey

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