Orioles agree with ex-Tigers lefty reliever Walker

Updated: November 16, 2006, 3:28 PM ET
Associated Press

Jamie 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.

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