Rich Hill Ready To Sign?

1:36pm: MASN's Roch Kubatko says Hill expects to sign today or tomorrow, and won't rule out the Orioles.  Hill might have one club (not Baltimore) willing to offer a big league deal.

8:26am: Free agent lefty starter Rich Hill "is poised to accept" an offer with a team other than the Orioles, reports Peter Schmuck of the Baltimore Sun.  Hill became a free agent after being outrighted by the O's in November.

Acquired from the Cubs in February for cash considerations, Hill was a worthwhile pickup for Andy MacPhail.  However, Hill fared poorly in 13 starts last year while dealing with elbow and shoulder injuries.  He had labrum surgery in August.  For more background on Hill, check out our November 4th discussion post.