The Orioles are still open to dealing right-handed setup man Brad Brach, assuming it's 'the right deal,' according to Baltimore reporter Roch Kubatko.
The Mets expressed interest in acquiring Brach during the Baseball Winter Meetings in early December, FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal reported at the time.
Brach, 30, had two saves and a 2.05 ERA (2.92 FIP), while striking out 92 batters during 74 innings last season for the Orioles.
He is from Freehold, NJ, and expected to earn around $3 million next season. He is arbitration eligible in 2018, after which he can be a free agent.
In trade talks regarding Jay Bruce and Curtis Granderson, the Orioles rejected Mets GM Sandy Alderson's initial asking price of a high-end reliever, such as Brach, according to a December report by Adam Rubin.
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