Dan Duquette said he would sign a free agent starting pitcher and sign a free agent starting pitcher he did. According to MASNSports.com’s Roch Kubatko, the Orioles have inked Ubaldo Jimenez to a four-year, $48 million contract pending a physical.
Yeah, those last three words scare everyone. But hey, look on the bright side, Suk-min Yoon, a guy who had shoulder surgery in 2009 just passed a physical. Jimenez will be just fine.
As Kubatko points out, this is the first time the O’s have signed a free agent starter to a deal of such length.