BALTIMORE (AP) The Orioles apparently won't give up some of their young arms to get pitching help this season, and that likely means Jon Lester won't be coming to Baltimore.
Dan Duquette, Baltimore's vice president of baseball operations, said Wednesday that he has no intention of dealing away young pitching talent before the non-waiver trade deadline ends Thursday afternoon.
"Some of the long-term prospects for our pitching we think are very valuable for the long-term sustainability of the organization," Duquette said. "That's a real important component to have a good team year-in and year-out. I think with our young pitchers we would be conservative and we would try and give them a prolonged trial in the big leagues before we would trade them."