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.