4 external options the Orioles could pursue to replace Kyle Bradish and John Means to start the season

These four pitchers could become Orioles targets due to an ailing starting rotation

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Michael Lorenzen could be targeted by the Orioles

If the Orioles were to add either Montgomery or Snell they would have to make a large commitment that would hopefully pay off for years. If they wanted to simply patch a hole in the rotation they could look to Michael Lorenzen. The Orioles were linked to Lorenzen in trade talks during last season's deadline, and I talked about the O's signing him back in early November.

Lorenzen was a legitimate two-way player earlier in his career but he is now strictly a pitcher. He posted a 3.58 ERA in 18 starts with the Detroit Tigers last season before being traded to the Philadelphia Phillies. After pitching a no-hitter in his first start for his new team, Lorenzen faltered and struggled the rest of the season.

The Orioles could fit Lorenzen in as the team's fifth starter and either keep him in the rotation or use him in the bullpen when Means returns. Spotrac estimates Lorenzen will receive approximately $9.2 million annually in his next contract. I think the offer that makes the most sense for Lorenzen is 1 year $9-10 million with a team option for a second season.