It was reported yesterday that the Baltimore Orioles made a run at Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Justin Upton in an effort to add the
impact bat they’ve been seeking throughout the offseason. Talks appear to have
fallen through, and the Orioles have once again turned their attention to
starting pitching and their top target Joe Saunders, according to Ken Rosenthal
of FOX Sports.
The Orioles were one of the teams that pursued Upton, showing strong interest a few weeks back. Those talks sputtered, however, and the team currently appears more focused on adding a starting pitcher. Saunders remains a target, according to sources; the Orioles checked in on Porcello, but couldn’t find a match.