Orioles Close To Signing Zaun

8:45pm: Roch Kubatko has an update based on a direct conversation with Gregg Zaun.

From Kubatko: "The former Orioles catcher says team president Andy MacPhail and agent Dan Evans have been able to ‘bridge the gap a little bit better, and recent conversations have been encouraging.’"

Kubatko expects Zaun to be signed next week, and suggests the Orioles are in control of the situation since the free agent catcher is willing to accept a one-year deal.

4:43pm: Peter Schmuck at the Baltimore Sun reports the Orioles are "very close" to signing free agent catcher Gregg Zaun to a one-year deal.

Zaun would likely be the starter until Matt Wieters is ready to go.

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