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.”
CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman provided some clarity to his:
O'Day tweeted to say it's premature he has deal. explanation: there's agreement at 31M/4 but o's physicals r not sure things— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 6, 2015
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.
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