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Agent: Benson will likely stay with O's

According to the Sun:

It appears that Kris Benson will be in the Orioles' 2007 rotation, with his agent saying Tuesday that the right-hander is unlikely to exercise his contractual right to demand a trade.

His agent, Gregg Clifton, said that Benson has gone back and forth on the decision, but the pitcher is happy in Baltimore. Benson, who likely will inform the club of his decision in the next few days, has until the weekend to make it official.

"I am pretty sure he's not going to exercise it," Clifton said. "Kris likes Baltimore. I think when he weighs all the positives and the negatives, there's a [heck] of a lot more positives for Baltimore."

Other tidbits from the article:

  • Matsuzaka's not gonna happen in Baltimore
  • O's not shopping Tejada, and plan to use him to lure other free agents instead. "It probably would take three players for the Orioles to trade the former Most Valuable Player, with a top-of-the-rotation pitcher being a prerequisite in most deals. The club source described the chances of Tejada getting traded as 'remote.'"
  • O's have called many agents including those of Soriano, Carlos Lee and Aramis Ramirez; Asked about the Orioles' interest in Lee, Adam Katz, the agent for the Texas Rangers slugger, said: "They've expressed some preliminary interest and it's mutual."
  • Team (thankfully) has no interest in Bonds
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