Gregg Zaun Close To Being An Oriole; Spring Training & Around The Blogosphere…

Evening everyone, and I hope everyone’s weekend is going well. It looks like Baltimore may finally have a new catcher, if the reports from the Baltimore Sun’s Peter Schmuck are correct.

It looks like the Orioles may be close on a deal for Gregg Zaun. There were reports that Boston was really gunning for him, but Zaun may be choosing a place where he’s familiar with and should get plenty of playing time before Wieters arrives.

From the Baltimore Sun: The Orioles appear to be very close to agreeing to terms with free agent catcher Gregg Zaun on a one-year contract. Barring another team coming in with a late bid, they could finalize a deal early next week.

The Orioles already have signed free agent Chad Moeller, but Zaun would be the starter until top prospect Matt Wieters is ready to move into the lineup.

As well, Spring Training tickets for the Baltimore Orioles went on sale this morning, and they are available on the team site.

From the Sun Sentinel Website: Individual tickets go on sale for Baltimore Orioles spring training games at 10 a.m. Saturday at Fort Lauderdale Stadium for what could be the team’s last spring in South Florida.

The team has been processing season ticket renewals. In addition to 19-game packages, the team has also been offering three four-game mini-plans. Just like last year, season ticket plans are the only way to secure box and reserved grandstand seats to games against the Boston Red Sox — on March 2 and 14. General admission tickets to the Red Sox games will go on sale Saturday, if there are any available.