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Orioles promote Gomez to manage at Aberdeen

The Orioles announced today that they have promoted former Major League infielder Leo Gomez to manage the short-season Single-A Aberdeen IronBirds of the New York-Penn League.

Gomez spent last season as the field coach for Aberdeen. He filled that some role for the Orioles' Gulf Coast team in 2009.

Gomez, 45, played with the Orioles from 1990 to 1995, compiling a .245 average with 62 homers and 203 RBIs over 475 games. Gomez, who the Orioles signed as an amateur free agent in 1985, played the 1996 season with the Chicago Cubs.

The Aberdeen job became vacant when Gary Kendall, who had managed the IronBirds the previous three seasons, was promoted to manage Double-A Bowie.

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