free agents 2016: Orioles meet with Justin Upton’s agent

null Baseball The Orioles are willing to spend for a power bat, as made clear by their offer to slugger Chris Davis “in the neighborhood of $150 million.” But if Davis decides to sign elsewhere, Baltimore could turn to Justin Upton to replace the pop in the middle of the order.Executives from the Orioles reportedly met with Upton’s agent, Larry Reynolds, Wednesday morning at the winter meetings in Nashville, Tenn., CBS Sports reported. MORE: Possible free-agent bargainsUpton, a Virginia native, had a .251/.336/.454 slash line, 26 home runs and 81 RBIs in his 2015 All-Star season, his first season with the Padres.  Other teams have kicked the tires on Upton, 28, but in a crowded outfield market with Yoenis Cespedes, Jason Hey

ward, Alex Gordon and others, teams may not be overly aggressive to get Upton’s name on the dotted line.

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