The Orioles still have not officially signed Vladimir Guerrero, that is pending a physical which according to Roch Kubatko is scheduled to take place on Wednesday.
Orioles president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail was on my AirTran flight to Sarasota today, and he informed me that Guerrero’s physical is now scheduled for Wednesday.
Guerrero’s been dealing with some scheduling conflicts. He’s not trying to back out of the deal.
Though Guerrero hasn’t signed a contract, agent Fernando Cuza signed an agreement which ensures that his client can’t jump at another offer. I wondered about that, since we’ve only talked about a verbal agreement.
It seems as though the only way Vlad wouldn’t be an Oriole would be if he failed the physical, not if another offer swooped in for more than the O’s $8 million deal.