Darren O’Day refutes reports that he’s agreed to deal with Orioles
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