Local Sports Journal
Whitehall native Nate McLouth was rewarded for his efforts the second half of last season with the Baltimore Orioles.

According to the Baltimore Sun, McLouth, 31, has signed a one-year deal to remain a member of the Orioles.
McLouth was a key performer in the Orioles stretch drive and in the playoffs.
The Sun also reported the signing of McLouth was most likely the Orioles’ last signing of a major league outfielder during this offseason.
The deal will be finalized upon passing a team physical.
The contract, according to The Sun, is worth $2 million with incentives for plate appearances. Those incentives could reach $500,000 if he makes 550 plate appearances next season. If he reaches that plateau, it would mean a $750,000 raise from his salary from 2012.
McLouth batted .268 with seven home runs and 12 steals in 55 games for Baltimore in 2012.