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PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 29:  Logan Ondrusek #66 of the Cincinnati Reds delivers a pitch during the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on September 29, 2012 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
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Orioles sign Logan Ondrusek to a one-year deal

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Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Orioles have signed reliever Logan Ondrusek to a one-year deal worth $650,000. The contract includes a team option for the 2018 season.

Ondrusek, 31, made only seven appearances for the Orioles in the second half this past season, yielding seven runs on nine hits with three walks and four strikeouts over 6 1/3 innings. In the year and a half prior, Ondrusek pitched in Japan.

Braves sign John Danks to a minor league deal

BALTIMORE, MD - APRIL 28: Starting pitcher John Danks #50 of the Chicago White Sox works the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on April 28, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that the Braves have signed pitcher John Danks to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training.

Danks, 31, struggled in his first four starts with the White Sox this past season before being released in mid-May. Danks owns a 4.92 ERA in 97 starts since the start of the 2012 season. He’s been bothered by shoulder issues for years.

The Braves have quite a bit of competition at the back of their starting rotation. Danks more likely could pitch out of the bullpen or provide depth at Triple-A.

Report: Cubs contacted Tigers about Justin Wilson

ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 31:  Justin Wilson #38 of the Detroit Tigers pitches during a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim  at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on May 31, 2016 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
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Jon Morosi of MLB Network and FOX Sports reported on Monday that the Cubs have contacted the Tigers about a potential trade involving reliever Justin Wilson.

The Cubs have already made one major bullpen acquisition this offseason, trading with the Royals for closer Wade Davis to fill the gap left by Aroldis Chapman. Wilson and Mike Montgomery would give the Cubs two lefties in the bullpen.

Wilson, 29, is under team control through the 2018 season.  Over parts of five seasons in the majors, Wilson has a career 3.28 ERA with a 258/98 K/BB ratio in 258 innings. He doesn’t have much of a platoon split over his career and even showed a reverse split last season, suggesting that he might fit better in a full-inning role rather than being used as a lefty specialist.