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The O's are taking a chance on Jurrjens
According to Dan Connolly of The Baltimore Sun, the Baltimore Orioles were involved in talks regarding Justin Upton but were unwilling to part with Manny Machado or Dylan Bundy as part of the package to bring him in.
In the same article, we learned that the team had some interest in Jason Kubel as well, but with Upton being traded, the Diamondbacks will retain their left fielder.
However, the team did just sign free-agent pitcher Jair Jurrjens to a one-year low-risk-high-reward deal.
Jurrjens had an injury-plagued 2012 that saw him manage just a 3-4 record in 11 games, posting a career-worst 6.89 ERA and 1.862 WHIP.
However, he is just one season removed from being an All-Star and owns a career ERA of just 3.62.
It is worth noting that although it is a small sample size of just six games, Jurrjens has solid numbers against the Red Sox, Yankees and Blue Jays (he has never faced Tampa Bay) owning a 2-1 record with a 3.50 ERA and a 1.182 WHIP.