According to Roch Kubato of MASN, the Orioles and Mark Trumbo have not made any progress in their contract discussions. While it was noted the Orioles remain interested in re-signing Trumbo, it is believed the two sides are not going to be able to reach a deal.
The Orioles signing either player could have an impact on the Jay Bruce market. Earlier in the offseason, it was reported the Mets were interested in trading Bruce for Orioles reliever Brad Brach. According to reports, the Orioles were more interested in Curtis Granderson, and they wanted the Mets to pay part of the salary of either outfielder that would have been traded in a potential deal.