Heading into a new year, the Orioles have much of the same team as they did in 2012.
That's by design, and apparently there is a push to continue that trend.
The Orioles have re-signed left fielder Nate McLouth, maintain dialogue with lefty starter Joe Saunders and, according to an industry source, are among the clubs showing legitimate interest in signing right-handed reliever Matt Lindstrom, whom the Orioles traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks in August for Saunders.
Lindstrom, 32, was 1-0 with a 2.72 ERA in 32 games with the Orioles, striking out 30 batters and walking 12 while allowing 35 hits in 36 1/3 innings. He was a key member of the Orioles' outstanding bullpen despite missing six weeks due to a right middle finger injury.