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Orioles to sign Nelson Cruz

The deal narrows the already razor-thin market for Kendrys Morales

Tom Pennington

Some guy at MLBTR is saying it's a one-year deal for $8M.

The Orioles reportedly were more interested in Morales than Cruz, who is not a Scott Boras client, so you have to wonder whether Morales and Boras are less willing to lower their asking price, having inadvisedly turned down a $14.1M qualifying offer.  Regardless, Morales is running out of "perfect fits."

The Cruz deal is probably contingent pending a physical, but those are routine.  Oh . . . wait . . . .