Orioles chairman John Angelos said in a memo to team staff members that he looks forward to signing a new lease committing the team to remaining in Baltimore.

The Baltimore Sun obtained the Sept. 1 memorandum, and the Orioles on Friday night confirmed the accuracy of the paper's report on it.

"As a lifelong Baltimorean I very much look forward to signing on behalf of the Club," Angelos said in the memo to front-office staff.