FRIDAY: The Baltimore Sun’s Peter Schmuck heard from sources that there’s little substance to the below-referenced Sanspo report. He hasn’t heard anything about the Orioles viewing Kawakami as an injury risk.
WEDNESDAY: Patrick Newman of NPB Tracker passes along a report from Sanspo, a Japanese sports network, reporting that the Orioles have made a final offer to Kenshin Kawakami and are waiting for a response.
The Orioles reportedly have concerns about the health of Kawakami’s shoulder and are offering an incentive-laden deal, but agent Dan Evans is seeking a higher base salary.
The O’s are also still pursuing Koji Uehara and like him as a starter.