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Walker Close to Deal With O's

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In what could be a pretty big blow to the Tigers bullpen, lefty Jamie Walker could be close to signing a three year deal with the Baltimore Orioles. This news comes from Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports:

The Orioles are close to signing Jamie Walker, perhaps the top left-handed reliever on the free-agent market, FOXSports.com has learned.

The three-year deal, expected to be worth at least $10 million, would be a blow to the American League champion Tigers, who used Walker as their principal left-handed specialist.


I sure don't want him to go, but this move was semi-expected. Once it was learned that Walker was testing the free agent waters, I knew that it would be tough for the Tigers to keep him on the squad.