Millwood: It's on (updated)
Orioles beat reporter Jeff Zrebiec is reporting that the O's are very close to closing the deal that would send reliever Chris Ray to the Texas Rangers for veteran starter Kevin Millwood and some cash to offset Millwood's $12 million salary for 2010. Stay tuned. His first story is up on the Web site right now and you can read it here.
Several sources have confirmed that the framework of the deal is done. There are several procedural hurdles still to clear. Both sides want to see medical records and the cash involved in the transaction has to be approved by the Commissioner's Office, but that's usually a formality. The deal should be announced today.