Baltimore Orioles executive vice-president of baseball operations, Dan Duquette, has told MASN that the Orioles are reportedly interested in coveted free-agent Prince Fielder. The newly hired executive cautions, however, that the Orioles are not likely to get in a bidding war for the slugger.
Fielder, who hit .299/.415/.566 with 38 home runs and 120 RBI in 162 games last year for the Milwaukee Brewers is considered one of the top sluggers on the free-agent market. Currently the Seattle Mariners, Florida Marlins, Washington Nationals, and several other teams have expressed interest in the All-Star. The 27-year-old has been one of the more consistent players in the majors over the past several seasons. In 998 career games, he has amassed a .282 career batting average, 230 home runs and 656 RBIs.