The Orioles and Nick Markakis engaged in negotiations for a contract extension in the past week, but those discussions halted yesterday and likely will not be rekindled until after the season, several baseball sources said. Markakis, 24, who is considered the cornerstone of the team's rebuilding plan, is eligible for arbitration after the season and is under the Orioles' contractual control through the 2011 season. Asked about the talks between the Orioles and Jamie Murphy, Markakis' agent, club president Andy MacPhail said: "We don't comment on negotiations."
July 2008 - Baltimore Orioles Wiretap
Baltimore Willing To Unload Sherill
The Orioles are willing to trade left-hander George Sherrill only if a potential suitor wants to overpay. The team's previous closer Chris Ray is recovering from elbow-ligament transplant surgery, and Sherrill is under club control for the next three seasons.
Orioles' Huff Named AL Player Of The Week
Orioles' DH Aubrey Huff on Monday was named AL Player of the Week, as reported by Yahoo.com. In six games last week, Huff batted .345 with three home runs and nine RBI's.