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BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 20:  Chris Tillman #30 of the Baltimore Orioles is taken out of the game by manager Buck Showalter #26 in the third inning against the Houston Astros at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on August 20, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
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The Orioles have begun extension talks with Chris Tillman

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Eduardo A. Encina of The Baltimore Sun reports that the Orioles have begun preliminary talks with starter Chris Tillman‘s representatives concerning a contract extension.

The 28-year-old is entering his third and final year of arbitration eligibility. MLB Trade Rumors projects Tillman to earn $10.6 million for the 2017 season, after which he can become a free agent.

Tillman finished the 2016 season with a 16-6 record, a 3.77 ERA, and a 140/66 K/BB ratio in 172 innings. Aside from a poor 2015, Tillman has been a quality starter for the Orioles over the past several years. However, the Orioles will also at some point have to think about extensions for outfielder Adam Jones, third baseman Manny Machado, and closer Zach Britton as well.

Braves sign Eric O’Flaherty to a minor league deal

MILWAUKEE, WI - AUGUST 11: Eric O'Flaherty #34 of the Atlanta Braves pitches during the eighth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on August 11, 2016 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)
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The Braves have signed lefty reliever Eric O'Flaherty to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training, SB Nation’s Chris Cotillo reports.

O’Flaherty, 31, had a rough 2016 campaign. He logged only 28 2/3 innings and mustered a 6.91 ERA with a 22/11 K/BB ratio. The lefty underwent a season-ending cleanup procedure on his left elbow in August after having missed some time in June and July with a knee injury.

The Braves don’t have a ton of left-handed depth in the bullpen, so O’Flaherty has a decent¬†shot at making the 25-man roster if he has a solid spring showing.

Report: Red Sox sign Mitch Moreland to a one-year contract

CINCINNATI, OH - AUGUST 23:  Mitch Moreland #18 of the Texas Rangers chases down a ground ball in the seventh inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on August 23, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Cincinnati defeated Texas 3-0.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
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The Red Sox continue to move on Tuesday. After acquiring Tyler Thornburg and Chris Sale earlier, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Red Sox have now agreed to a one-year deal with 1B/DH Mitch Moreland. The value of the deal is not yet known.

Moreland, 31, had a career year in 2015 but his numbers slipped quite a bit this past season. He finished with a .233/.298/.422 triple-slash line with 22 home runs and 60 RBI in 503 plate appearances.

The Red Sox haven’t confirmed, but it would make sense if Moreland took over at first base and Hanley Ramirez moved to DH.