Rosenthal Discusses George Sherrill

Orioles closer George Sherrill sports a 2.51 ERA with 17 saves, and had been lights out recently until today's outing against the Red Sox.  The 32 year-old southpaw is under team control through 2011.  Since the Orioles are 10.5 games out of the wild card, it's only natural to expect a few trade rumors involving Sherrill.

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports discusses the possibility of a deal in an article tonight.  His source speaks of talks with Florida that have "tiny legs" that "could grow given time."  The Marlins' closer, Matt Lindstrom, is currently on the shelf with an elbow sprain.  Rosenthal says the Fish would not be willing to part with Chris Coghlan for Sherrill, though the O's like the rookie.  The Orioles have a clear organizational need on the left side of the infield.

A trade of Sherrill is no sure thing, according to Rosenthal.  He speaks of Sherrill's stabilizing presence on the team's young pitching staff.  I imagine it would be easier for the Orioles to part with Danys Baez, especially with over $2.8MM remaining on his contract.


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