The Orioles could potentially be interested in RHP Edwin Jackson, according to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun. The Orioles would presumably look at offering him a three year deal, although there is sentiment within the organization that a fourth year on Jackson would not be such a risk, according to Connolly.
Jackson, 28, has been the ultimate underachiever throughout his 9 year career with the Dodgers, Rays, Tigers, Diamondbacks, White Sox, and Cardinals. He is often described as a pitcher with tremendous talent that never has fully harnessed his stuff.
Jackson has a career 4.46 ERA, 4.34 FIP, 4.38 xFIP, 6.66 K/9, and a 3.66 BB/9. In 2011 he posted a 3.79 ERA, 3.55 FIP, 3.73 xFIP, 6.67 K/9, and 2.79 BB/9, with the White Sox and Cardinals. 2011 would largely be considered his best year.