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Darren O'Day | Relief Pitcher | #56

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (33) / 10/22/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Florida
Drafted: 2006 / UDFA / LAA
Contract: view contract details

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Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Sunday that he's not naming a closer while Zach Britton (ankle) is sidelined.
It's not surprising with it looking like Britton will only be out a few days. Darren O'Day is probably first in line for saves while Britton is out, but Brad Brach and Mychal Givens are also possibilities. May 1 - 11:52 AM

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Darren O'Day struck out the side Thursday to earn the save against the Twins.

With closer Zach Britton getting a day off, O'Day showed why the O's ponied up this past offseason to keep him around. The right-hander struck out Trevor Plouffe, Eddie Rosario and Eduardo Escobar to close out the 4-2 victory. He doesn't have a ton of fantasy value as a dominant setup man, outside of leagues where holds count, but if anything ever happens to Britton he will become a must-own reliever.
Apr 7 - 10:11 PM

Orioles re-signed RHP Darren O'Day to a four-year, $31 million contract.

The deal is finally official after being reported a week ago. O'Day reportedly took a little less money to remain in Baltimore, where he's starred as a setup man the last four seasons, holding a 1.92 ERA across 263 frames. He'll pitch the eighth inning again ahead of Zach Britton.
Mon, Dec 14, 2015 08:13:00 PM

Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Orioles and Darren O'Day have officially agreed to the terms of a four-year, $31 million contract.

O'Day still needs to take a physical, and passing a Baltimore physical is never a given, but it appears all contractual issues have been worked out. O'Day has put up a 1.92 ERA across 263 innings over the last four seasons with the Orioles and will remain their primary setup man in 2016.
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 08:45:00 PM

MASN Sports' Roch Kubatko reports that the Orioles hope to finalize their four-year, $31 million contract with Darren O'Day in the next few days.

O'Day tweeted Sunday that reports of him reaching an agreement with the Orioles were "premature," and the Nationals (the supposed runner-up team) reportedly hadn't been told they were out of the running yet. Baltimore's rigorous physical process has killed deals before, but it sounds like that's all that's keeping this one from officially getting done.
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 07:19:00 PM

Darren O'Day tweeted Sunday that reports of him reaching an agreement with the Orioles are "premature."

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman first reported of O'Day's four-year, $31 million contract, and it was backed up by many others. Ultimately, the agreement between the reliever and the O's will surely get done, but nothing is official yet, especially when it comes to Baltimore's rigorous physicals. The Nationals finished runner-up in the O'Day sweepstakes.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 01:22:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Darren O'Day is likely to re-sign with the Orioles.

Dan Connolly of The Baltimore Sun reported earlier this weekend that the Nationals were the favorites to sign O'Day, but the O's must have stepped up their offer. Heyman says the reliever will get a four-year, $31 million contract. O'Day has put up a 1.92 ERA across 263 innings over the last four seasons with Baltimore.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 09:08:00 AM

Bill Ladson of reports that Darren O'Day has narrowed his choices down to two teams, the Nationals and Orioles.

The 33-year-old hurler would function in a setup capacity with either club. The Braves had also been in the mix to land him, but it appears as though O'Day prefers to remain close to home. He's expected to land a four-year deal in the neighborhood of $30 million.
Sat, Dec 5, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Dan Connolly of The Baltimore Sun reports that the Nationals are the clear frontrunner to sign Darren O'Day.

According to Connolly, the two sides could agree to a four-year deal as soon as Friday evening. The Orioles and Braves remain in the mix as well for the free agent hurler.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 06:31:00 PM

Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun hears that Darren O'Day has narrowed his list to the Orioles, Nationals and Braves.

It appears he's eliminated the Dodgers, which isn't a surprise since O'Day preferred to remain on the East Coast. The setup man is reportedly seeking a four-year deal in the $28-36 million range. He's put up a terrific 1.92 ERA across 263 innings over the last four seasons.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 05:24:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the "sense in the industry" is that Darren O'Day wants to stay on the East Coast.

O'Day's wife works in Fox News' D.C. Bureau. Rosenthal says the Nationals, Dodgers, Braves and Orioles remain the leaders for the reliever, but it sounds like the Dodgers might really have to overpay to lure him to the West Coast. O'Day is reportedly looking for a four-year deal in the $28-36 million range.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 08:50:00 AM

According to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick, the Orioles are "reaching out to other relievers" beyond Darren O'Day.

Crasnick takes that as an indication that the O's don't believe they'll be able to place a competitive bid on O'Day, who is drawing interest from a number of deep-pocketed teams. O'Day registered a sparkling 1.52 ERA, 0.93 WHIP, and 82/14 K/BB ratio in 65 1/3 innings this past season for Baltimore and is now seeking closer money. The 33-year-old right-hander boasts a 1.92 ERA in 263 innings over the last four seasons.
Thu, Dec 3, 2015 02:50:00 PM

Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports that Darren O'Day is "currently weighing his offers" and could make a decision before the Winter Meetings begin next Monday.

We haven't heard much about a return to the Orioles until now, but Connolly hears that the club recently made a formal offer which has been deemed "competitive." The Nationals, Braves, and Dodgers are among the other clubs in the mix. O'Day is reportedly looking for a four-year deal in the $28-36 million range and appears likely to get it as the top option in a weak market for relievers.
Tue, Dec 1, 2015 01:52:00 PM

Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reports that the Nationals "have joined the Dodgers" as leaders for the services of free agent reliever Darren O'Day.

On Saturday, CBS Sports' Jon Heyman wrote that the race for O'Day was of the three-team variety, between the Braves, Nationals and Dodgers. Crasnick's report supports Heyman's assertion. Also of note, O'Day's wife works as a television reporter in Washington D.C. The 33-year-old reliever's said to be looking for a deal in the range of four years and $28-36 million. In 65 1/3 innings during the Orioles' 2015 campaign, he held a 1.52 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 82/14 K/BB ratio.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 11:54:00 AM

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports said the race for Darren O'Day "could shape up as a three-team competition" between the Braves, Nationals and Dodgers.

O'Day's wife is a television reporter in DC while his family lives near Atlanta. O'Day's link to the Dodgers isn't as strong, but they'll be able to offer him the most money. The A's, Cubs, Red Sox, Royals and Tigers have also shown interest. O'Day is hoping for a deal similar to the one Andrew Miller signed with the Yankees last offseason.
Source: CBS Sports
Sat, Nov 21, 2015 09:16:00 PM

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