Orioles agree with ex-Tigers lefty reliever Walker

Jamie Walker Walker

NAPLES, Fla. -- Left-hander Jamie Walker and the Baltimore
Orioles reached a preliminary agreement on a $12 million,
three-year contract.

Walker will get $3 million next year and $4.5 million in each of
the following two seasons. The deal is subject to a physical,
scheduled for Friday.

The 35-year-old reliever was 0-1 with a 2.81 ERA this year for
the AL champion Detroit Tigers. He has a 15-16 career record with
five saves and a 3.95 ERA. He spent his first two major league
seasons with Kansas City and the last six with the Tigers.