INDIANAPOLIS -- The Orioles, in the market for another starting pitcher, a closer, a corner infielder and a middle-of-the-lineup bat, could become a serious player for designated hitter Hideki Matsui depending on how things play out there with the Yankees and where Matsui might turn next.
"I don't think there's any question he's still a productive hitter," Orioles president Andy MacPhail said Wednesday night. "He showed us that this postseason.
"We have positions to fill."
Baltimore's first priorities are to find another starter, a closer and a corner infielder, but after that. ...
"It's always possible," MacPhail said. "We're looking for a middle of the order bat.
"[He's] somebody who's on our board. We have a great deal of admiration and respect for how he plays the game."