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Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Orioles, Randy Wolf close to deal

Associated Press

BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Orioles are close to signing free agent left-hander Randy Wolf, who was released by the Milwaukee Brewers last week.

Randy Wolf

Wolf

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Wolf was expected to arrive in Baltimore on Wednesday and there's a chance he could be activated before Thursday's game against the Chicago White Sox.

Wolf was cut loose by the Brewers after going 3-10 with a 5.69 ERA.

Showalter said, "He had options, and this is where he chose to come. I think he's capable of doing some good things for us."

Wolf won only one of his last 19 starts, but Showalter said, "Randy is a starter initially, and it's also an option for him to pitch in relief."

The Orioles have only one left-hander in the bullpen, converted starter Brian Matusz.