Orioles Interested In Felipe Lopez

12:37pm: Ken Rosenthal says the O’s "have engaged in substantive conversations" to acquire Lopez.  The likely return: just a marginal prospect.

9:49am: According to Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun, the Orioles have intensified their hunt for a starting shortstop.

Zrebiec runs through some options and suggests Felipe Lopez would make sense.  The O’s have scouted him before.  Jim Bowden’s asking price shouldn’t be too high – Lopez becomes a free agent after the season and hasn’t hit well for years.

Here’s a look at our shortstop market post.  One player I omitted from there who has been connected to the Orioles in the past is Juan Uribe

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