Cardinals Rumors: Orioles Interested In Kyle McClellan, But Asking Price Must Go Down

The Baltimore Orioles do in fact have interest in acquiring St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Kyle McClellan, but Roch Kubatko of MASN reports that the Cardinals' asking price would need to go down for the two sides to agree to a deal. It had previously been reported that the Cardinals were shopping McClellan, with the Orioles being a potentially interested party.

After spending years as a relief pitcher for St. Louis, the Cardinals moved him to the rotation last season before ultimately returning him to the bullpen later in the season. He made 43 appearances in 2011, including 17 starts, and posted a 4.19 ERA over 141 innings.

It's unclear at this point what role the Orioles could want McClellan to fill. Baltimore has numerous young pitchers that it needs to try out in the rotation, but it could also use some added depth as well as a more dependable source of innings.

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