Baltimore has been reluctant to trade their top prospects, and have already acquired Francisco Rodriguez and Scott Feldman. The team was apparently "tapped out" financially, according to Heyman, but a tight AL East and Wild Card race may have made owner Peter Angelos approve more spending.
Ervin Santana and Bud Norris are also available, and the Philadelphia Phillies indicated that they would listen to offers for Cliff Lee. The Red Sox, Cardinals, Athletics and Braves are all looking to add a starter before the trade deadline.
The Orioles entered Saturday with a 58-46 record, four games behind the Tampa Bay Rays for first place in the East. Baltimore currently holds one of the two Wild Card spots, leading the Texas Rangers by two games.