The Orioles will sign starter Jimenez to a four-year contract
worth $50 million, according to Major League Baseball's website
(www.mlb.com). The deal is pending a physical.
Jimenez, who spent the last 2 1/2 seasons in Cleveland, has
turned down a qualifying offer from the Indians meaning
Baltimore will also have to surrender a first-round draft pick
to acquire him.
The Orioles have enjoyed a recent resurgence after reaching the
post-season in 2012 for the first time in 15 years, and backing
it up with a winning campaign in 2013.
Jimenez, 30, is coming off a season where he went 13-9 with a
3.30 ERA. His best year came in 2010 when he went 19-8 for the
Colorado Rockies and was in contention for the CY Young Award.
(Writing by Jahmal Corner in Los Angeles;
editing by Amlan
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