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The Orioles and Darren O’Day have mutual interest in a new contract

Darren O'Day

Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Darren O’Day delivers to the Tampa Bay Rays during the ninth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Orioles won 4-3. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)


Darren O’Day has enjoyed another excellent season out of the Orioles’ bullpen and Rich Dubroff of reports that there’s mutual interest in a new contract.

O’Day, who has a 1.54 ERA this season, is set to become a free agent for the first time in his career. The 32-year-old said the Orioles have only sent out some “feelers” at this point, so no substantial talks have taken place.

“They’ve expressed interest. I know they like me as a pitcher and as a person, so yeah, I’d love to come back if they’d like to have me back, so we’re going to continue talking about that. I’ve had a good run of things the past four years and I don’t see any reason why we shouldn’t keep talking about it,” O’Day said.

With Zach Britton sidelined due to a lat injury, O’Day has converted four saves over the past two weeks. It’s possible that someone could give him a shot as a closer. Either way, with a 1.92 ERA over the past four seasons, he figures to do very well on the open market.

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