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Roch Kubatko

With Yoon and Jimenez reaching agreements, I suppose the failed Grant Balfour physical didn't scare off everyone. In the end, it comes down to money and a willingness to pitch in the American League East. Those are the primary factors in getting a deal done.

Jimenez is 2-0 with a 1.59 ERA in two career starts against the Orioles and 3-1 with a 2.73 ERA in four starts against the Rays. However, he's 1-2 with an 11.72 ERA in four starts against the Red Sox, 1-3 with a 6.45 ERA in four starts against the Yankees and 2-1 with a 4.61 ERA in five starts against the Blue Jays.

Jimenez is widely believed to have more upside than Ervin Santana, another free-agent pitcher who interested the Orioles. I wrote a few weeks ago that they were still in play for Jimenez, Yoon and Bronson Arroyo, according to industry sources. They had given up on Burnett, and they clearly preferred Jimenez over Santana.

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No Option List

Pitchers

Alfredo Aceves

Zach Britton

Kelvin De La Cruz

Edgmer Escalona

Tommy Hunter

Brian Matusz

Darren O'Day

Troy Patton

Josh Stinson

Chris Tillman

Postion players

Michael Almanzar

Julio Borbon

Alexi Casilla

Chris Davis

Ivan DeJesus Jr.

Alex Gonzalez

J.J. Hardy

Adam Jones

David Lough

Nick Markakis

Chris Marrero

Xavier Paul

Steve Pearce

Francisco Peguero

Cord Phelps

Nolan Reimold

Delmon Young

Many of these folks are on minor league contract which will not require an option if kept in the minors.

Some have out clauses if the are not promoted.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Yoon just walked into clubhouse. Came in and shook Matt Wieters' hand. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23orioles&src=hash">#orioles</a></p>— Eduardo A. Encina (@EddieInTheYard) <a href="

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