Orioles have discussed a multi-year contract with Chris Tillman


MASN’s Roch Kubatko reports that the Orioles have discussed multi-year contracts with several players, including starter Chris Tillman. He adds that the Orioles could revisit those talks at some point in the future.

Tillman, 27 in April, avoided arbitration in his first year of eligibility by agreeing to a one-year, $4.315 million contract with the Orioles on Friday. The right-hander finished the 2014 season with a 13-6 record, a 3.34 ERA, and a 150/66 K/BB ratio in 207 1/3 innings. After struggling in his first few years in the league, Tillman has established himself as a dependable starter over the last two seasons.

Report: Red Sox sign Kenley Jansen to 2-year, $32 million deal

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SAN DIEGO — Veteran closer Kenley Jansen and the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a two-year, $32 million deal, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press.

The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the agreement was pending a physical.

The 35-year-old Jansen went 5-2 with a 3.38 ERA in 64 innings for Atlanta this year. The three-time All-Star led the National League with 41 saves, helping the Braves win the NL East title.

Boston is looking to bounce back after it finished last in the AL East this season with a 78-84 record. The Red Sox went 92-70 in 2021 and lost to Houston in the AL Championship Series.

Jansen spent his first 12 seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers, winning a World Series title in 2020. The right-hander signed a $16 million, one-year contract with Atlanta in March.

Jansen has a 2.46 career ERA. He was an All-Star in 2016-2018.

His 391 career saves are the second-most among active players (behind Craig Kimbrel‘s 394) and eighth all time.