According to MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez, right-handed reliever Danys Baez is interested in returning to the Orioles.
It's not yet clear if the feeling is mutual.
The 32-year-old Baez posted a 4.02 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 40/22 K/BB ratio in 71 2/3 innings this season. He served as an effective workhorse for the O's and was especially dominant against right-handed hitters, holding them to a .197 batting average and .565 OPS. He also had a robust 60.9% groundball rate. Baez told the Baltimore Sun back in September that he hoped to resume his career on the East Coast:
"I'd like to stay in the East. I like pitching [in the division], and the East is more convenient for me and my family," said Baez, whose family lives in Miami. "I would love to be on a contending team and get into the playoffs. But I have to wait until the offseason and free agency and talk to my agent."
The Orioles signed Baez to a three-year, $16MM deal in November of 2006. He will get another crack at free agency once the World Series concludes.