FRIDAY, 12:01pm: Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports expects that Freel will be dealt or released. Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports that Andy MacPhail expects "resolution in a day or two that will be to everyone's satisfaction."
THURSDAY: According to Peter Schmuck of the Baltimore Sun, Orioles baseball operations president Andy MacPhail has been calling around to gauge interest in utility man Ryan Freel. Freel is done with his rehab assignment, and Schmuck says he's probably the odd man out. One small problem: Freel is still owed $3.3MM this year.
Freel made it clear in late April that he'd weclome a trade.