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From The Baltimore Sun: 

Looking to solidify the back end of their bullpen, the Orioles are nearing an agreement on a two-year deal with free agent left-handed reliever Mike Gonzalez, according to industry sources.

Terms of the contract are not known at this point, but Gonzalez -- who spent last season with the Atlanta Braves -- will have to pass a physical before the deal is complete. He's scheduled to take a physical in Baltimore within the next couple of days. The signing of Gonzalez, who is a Type A free agent, will cost the Orioles their second-round pick in the 2010 Draft.

Mike Gonzalez has been are reliable reliever for pretty much his entire career, though he's spent it completely in the National League East.  He'll be 32 years old in 2010 and I'm guessing will serve as the O's closer. I like him in the Orioles bullpen although I'm not crazy about giving up a second round draft pick for a reliever.

More details will be posted as they arrive. In the meantime, welcome to Birdland, Mike Gonzalez! Check out his career stats below the jump. 

Update; 9:12 p.m.: Tim Brown from Yahoo! is reporting that the deal is for 2 years, $12M with incentives that could make it as high as $16M.  Um, wow. Overpayment alert. 

Update, 10:49 p.m.: Andy MacPhail doesn't waste any time! Now the Sun is reporting that the O's have also signed 3B Garrett Atkins to a 1 year deal (terms still unknown)

The Orioles are pursuing several third baseman but it appears that Garrett Atkins, who was recently non-tendered by the Colorado Rockies, has become one of their top targets. Atkins, 30, hit just .226 with nine homers and 48 RBIs for the Rockies last season, but he averaged 25 homers and 110 RBIs the previous three seasons.

The good news is Atkins won't cost a draft pick and he'll be easy to push aside if and when Josh Bell is ready. He'll be 30 years old in 2010 and has spent his entire career with the Rockies. Since he is from Colorado, let's go ahead and check his home and away splits. Not really very confidence inspiring. Full stats below the jump. 

Welcome to Birdland, Garrett Atkins! 

                                                                                                          
Year   Age  Tm Lg  W  L  ERA   G  GF SV    IP   H  R ER HR  BB IBB  SO ERA+  WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB
2003    25 PIT NL  0  1 7.56  16   2  0   8.1   7  7  7  4   6   0   6   58 1.560 7.6  4.3  6.5  6.5  1.00
2004    26 PIT NL  3  1 1.25  47  12  1  43.1  32  7  6  2   6   0  55  346 0.877 6.6  0.4  1.2 11.4  9.17
2005    27 PIT NL  1  3 2.70  51  15  3  50.0  35 15 15  2  31   2  58  157 1.320 6.3  0.4  5.6 10.4  1.87
2006    28 PIT NL  3  4 2.17  54  47 24  54.0  42 13 13  1  31   2  64  205 1.352 7.0  0.2  5.2 10.7  2.06
2007    29 ATL NL  2  0 1.59  18   5  2  17.0  15  3  3  0   8   0  13  274 1.353 7.9  0.0  4.2  6.9  1.63
2008    30 ATL NL  0  3 4.28  36  29 14  33.2  26 21 16  6  14   3  44   98 1.188 7.0  1.6  3.7 11.8  3.14
2009    31 ATL NL  5  4 2.42  80  29 10  74.1  56 28 20  7  33   8  90  170 1.197 6.8  0.8  4.0 10.9  2.73
7 Seasons         14 16 2.57 302 139 54 280.2 213 94 80 22 129  15 330  166 1.219 6.8  0.7  4.1 10.6  2.56

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Generated 12/16/2009.

                                                                                      
Year   Age  Tm   G   PA   AB   R   H  2B 3B HR RBI  BB  SO   BA  OBP  SLG  OPS OPS+   TB
2003    23 COL  25   73   69   6  11   2  0  0   4   3  14 .159 .205 .188 .394   -2   13
2004    24 COL  15   33   28   3  10   2  0  1   8   4   3 .357 .424 .536 .960  135   15
2005    25 COL 138  573  519  62 149  31  1 13  89  45  72 .287 .347 .426 .773   93  221
2006    26 COL 157  695  602 117 198  48  1 29 120  79  76 .329 .409 .556 .965  136  335
2007    27 COL 157  684  605  83 182  35  1 25 111  67  96 .301 .367 .486 .853  113  294
2008    28 COL 155  664  611  86 175  32  3 21  99  40 100 .286 .328 .452 .780   96  276
2009    29 COL 126  399  354  37  80  12  1  9  48  41  58 .226 .308 .342 .650   66  121
7 Seasons      773 3121 2788 394 805 162  7 98 479 279 419 .289 .354 .457 .811  102 1275

Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 12/16/2009.