Peter Schmuck of the Baltimore Sun has the latest on Brian Roberts' no-trade clause and an Orioles signing:
- Roberts isn't likely to be dealt anytime soon, but there are four teams he can't be traded to this year. Schmuck is "pretty confident" that the Royals and Blue Jays are two of the four.
- Roberts can block trades to eight teams next year and to 12 the year after that.
- Roberts has a complete no trade clause the following year, just before his 10-5 rights kick in for spending 10 years in the majors and the last five with the same team.
- The Orioles have agreed to terms with reliever Bob McCrory.
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