Market for relief is moving fast
As the Orioles continue to negotiate with former Toronto Blue Jays closer Kevin Gregg, their relief options are thinning by the day.
In the last 24 hours, Matt Guerrier signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Jesse Crain agreed to terms with the Chicago White Sox and Joel Peralta and Randy Choate did the same with the Tampa Bay Rays and Florida Marlins, respectively.
There have been also reports that Kerry Wood (Chicago Cubs), Pedro Feliciano (New York Yankees) and Bobby Jenks (Rays?) are close to signing.
If the Orioles sign Gregg, they probably will look to add one more lefty reliever and that probably would be it for their bullpen additions. If they don't land Gregg -- and I'll be honest, I was a little more optimistic about this happening at last week's winter meetings -- they'll probably turn to trying to sign either Grant Balfour or Jon Rauch.
As for adding a lefty, they still have plenty of options. Joe Beimel, Brian Fuentes, Mark Hendrickson, Ron Mahay, Will Ohman, Hideki Okajima, Arthur Rhodes and J.C. Romero are all still available.
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