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Ray could be headed back to Baltimore

Posted on: December 13, 2010 12:57 pm
Chris Ray There seems to be at least some level of mutual interest between the Orioles and their former closer, Chris Ray, the Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec writes.

Ray, non-tendered by the Giants, had 33 saves for the Orioles in 2006, with 16 more in 2007 before missing all of 2008 after undergoing Tommy John surgery. He was terrible in 2009 and traded to the Rangers for Kevin Millwood last offseason.

After appearing in 35 games for the Rangers (with a 2-0 record and 3.41 ERA), he was sent to San Francisco (where he was 3-0 with a 4.13 ERA in 28 appearances) in the Benjie Molina trade.

Ray shares an agent, Mark Pieper, with Koji Uehara, who is taking his physical today in order to re-sign with the Orioles.

In an e-mail with Zrebiec, Ray said, "Baltimore will always be a special place for me and of course I would be interested in returning to the Orioles. I see they have made some nice additions to their lineup already this winter."

Ray's agent said he's heard from several teams, but doesn't expect anything soon.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Since: Mar 22, 2010
Posted on: December 13, 2010 10:39 pm

Ray could be headed back to Baltimore

Not needed. O's need to focus in other areas. Ray is just looking for a job, understandable, so he'll be interested in signing with many teams. O's need someone more realiable.

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