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07:34 AM ET 12.25 | So much for the gift of a closer arriving by Dec. 25 in Baltimore. As the club tries to distance itself from the mess the situation with Grant Balfour created, the Orioles' external search still seems to be focused on free-agent right-hander Fernando Rodney. Interest in Rodney has reportedly picked up, both in general and from the Orioles, but it appears that the sides are far apart. The possibility of the Orioles opening spring training with Tommy Hunter as the team's closer is becoming more real by the day. Once the team dealt 50-save closer Jim Johnson to Oakland, the club saw Hunter as a fallback option. But now he's turning into much more of a possibility. "We have dependable relievers," Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said. "I'm sure we can find somebody to get the last couple outs."

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December 25, 2013  09:11 AM ET

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Merry Christmas Everyone!

December 25, 2013  11:21 AM ET

Fernando Rodney over Grant Balfour? Dude can't even wear his cap right and looks clueless most of the time. Balfour will do a good job and pump the 10th players up

 
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