Dan Duquette focusing on 'pitching depth' at trade deadline and other Orioles notes

Dan Duquette focusing on 'pitching depth' at trade deadline and other Orioles notes 

Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette reiterated Tuesday his interest in improving his first-place club -- especially its pitching depth -- but not at the expense of dealing top prospects.

Orioles Prospect Watch: A good week for pitchers

Several pitchers ranked among the top 10 prospects in the Orioles' organization -- according to Baseball America -- had solid weeks, including Kevin Gausman, Eduardo Rodriguez and Mike Wright.

Best trades in Baltimore history

With baseball's non-waiver trade deadline Thursday, The Baltimore Sun has ranked the 10 best and 10 worst deals in Baltimore sports history. The worst trades will appear Wednesday.

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Orioles reliever Tommy Hunter receives special gift from Ken Griffey Jr.

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Peter Schmuck's Orioles Observation Deck

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Thomas steals the show at Hall of Fame ceremony

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Orioles rally runs out in ninth inning of 4-3 loss to Seattle

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Orioles third baseman Manny Machado returns to starting lineup against Mariners

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