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Orioles get third-round pick into the fold

The Orioles have agreed to terms with third-round pick Mike Wright, a right-handed pitcher out of East Carolina. Wright went 6-4 with a 2.79 ERA in 16 starts for the Pirates this past season.

He is the third Orioles top-10 pick in this month’s draft to agree to terms, joining fifth-round choice Matt Taylor, a left-handed pitcher from Middle Georgia College and seventh-round selection Trent Howard, a lefty out of Central Michigan.

Two other top 10 selections -- Vanderbilt third baseman Jason Esposito (second round) and Virginia pitcher Phillip Wilson (10th round) -- are playing in the College World Series, so the Orioles can’t negotiate with them. Overall, the Orioles have agreed to terms with eight of their 50 selections.

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