While the Baltimore Orioles have “legitimate interest” in adding
free agent Adam LaRoche, the team is hesitant to surrender the first-round
draft choice it would take do sign the first baseman, reports Dan Connolly of
the Baltimore Sun.
Some within the Orioles’ organization would be willing to give LaRoche a third year on a fair-market deal, but if they signed him, it would run counter to executive vice president Dan Duquette’s plan of rebuilding from the draft.