Orioles Rumors: Kawakami, Zaun, Looper

7:05pm: Peter Schmuck names a few more catchers on Baltimore’s radar: Henry Blanco and Matt Treanor.

2:15pm: Steve Melewski of MASN Online talked to Dan Evans, who represents free agent pitcher Kenshin Kawakami.  Evans said he had a productive meeting with the Orioles and expects to have more.  He’s been contacting many clubs to gauge interest in Kawakami.

The Orioles also engaged talks with Evans for Gregg Zaun, who could return to Baltimore as the veteran mentor for Matt Wieters.  A few clubs have kicked the tires on Zaun, but he doesn’t have any serious bids yet.

Peter Schmuck of the Baltimore Sun says the Orioles met with Braden Looper‘s agent at the Winter Meetings, but their interest level is not known.


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