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Orioles Sign Adam Eaton

Remember when we pondered whether anyone else would take a chance on former Phillies pitcher Adam Eaton? Well, right on cue, someone did, and the team happens to be from the area.

That's right, on Sunday the Orioles came to agreement with Eaton on a minor league deal, a move which will cost Baltimore only $400,000 if he makes the major league roster because of his prior deal with the Phillies. MASN's Roch Kubatko broke the deal, noting that the O's are reportedly looking at Eaton as rotation insurance.

This is C.J.'s territory, so he's sure to have more on this in the days to come, but it had to be noted. After all, how often can a team sign an $8.5 million player for $400,000?

What do people think about the deal? Is Eaton a good signing or another Baltimore rotation disaster?

By Cameron Smith  |  March 1, 2009; 5:50 PM ET
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There's no such thing as a $400,000 disaster in baseball. There's only potential upside to a $400,000 signing, but . . . with Eaton you're likely not going to get some upside. He's worth a try for what amounts to a Spring Training tryout, but I wouldn't go out ordering your Orioles Eaton jersey just yet . . .

Posted by: chrisduckworth | March 1, 2009 9:09 PM | Report abuse

It's a no brainer. Good call and if he does not workout they cut him loose and it will not cost them anything.

Posted by: texaspete8 | March 1, 2009 9:24 PM | Report abuse

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