Reading that the O's are looking at a minor league deal for Johan Santana and the ink is drying on the document.
A team official confirmed that Santana was here, and a source said a minor league deal is almost completed.
Santana, 34, hasn't pitched since 2012 due to surgery last April to repair a torn capsule in his left shoulder. This was his second such procedure.
The Orioles were among seven teams that watched him throw last week. A report in the New York Post stated that Santana's fastball was sitting 77-78 miles per hour while topping out at 81.
The Orioles likely would assign him to minor league camp at Twin Lakes Park.
The two-time Cy Young Award winner is 139-78 with a 3.20 ERA in 12 major league seasons.