The Baltimore Orioles have emerged as the frontrunners to sign released pitcher Russ Ortiz. The Cubs are interested too.
"The Orioles are the frontrunners, for all the obvious reasons," agent John Boggs told ESPN.com. "The main one is Russ' relationship with Leo Mazzone. Right now we're just trying to narrow in on some clubs. Nothing is in concrete yet, but we're going to decide pretty quickly."