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2000 Charles Johnson, the catcher when the team won the 1997 World Series, agrees to return to the Marlins when he signs a five-year contract worth $35 million. The 29 year-old backstop batted .304 with 31 home runs and 91 RBIs for the Orioles and White Sox last season.
2009 The Orioles finalize their $12 million, two-year deal with Mike Gonzalez, hoping the veteran southpaw reliever can outpitch his competition this spring to become a dependable closer for the team, that has not had one since trading George Sherrill to L.A. at the end of July. The 31 year-old Texan posted a 5-4 record with 10 saves for Atlanta last season, and in 2006 compiled a career-high 24 saves for the Pirates before undergoing elbow ligament replacement surgery the following season.

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