Orioles to pursue Harnisch?

November 05, 1993|By Jim Henneman

The possible return of Pete Harnisch is the latest rumor to surface concerning the Orioles' search for a starting pitcher. General manager Roland Hemond wouldn't confirm or deny that Harnisch's name had been mentioned in trade talks.

"We've talked to so many teams about so many players, it's

hard to figure out where that might've come from," Hemond said from Florida, where baseball GMs concluded their annual meetings yesterday.

Hemond said discussions with teams have been preliminary.

"When you talk about pitchers, a lot of names are mentioned," Hemond said. "But we don't have anything hot right now. I don't know why that came up -- except for the fact that he is one of our former players."

Harnisch, 16-9 with a 2.98 ERA for the Houston Astros this past season, is eligible for arbitration but is two years away from free agency.

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