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Orioles' offseason holes to fill include balancing batting order with better left-handed options

This postseason has shown the importance of having balanced lineups, not only with a mixture of players who can do different things, but also a combination of hitters from both sides of the plate.

Along with reworking the starting rotation, balancing the lineup might be the Orioles’ biggest challenge this offseason.

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Orioles draftee Connaughton's strong NBA opener, promise for more minutes, cloud baseball future

The Orioles still believe that 2014 fourth-round draft pick Pat Connaughton has more promise throwing fastballs than shooting 3-pointers, but Connaughton’s performance in the Portland Trail Blazers’ regular-season opener Wednesday night proved that his NBA career still has life.

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Orioles sign reigning independent-league MVP, bolstering organizational depth

This is the time in the offseason when clubs start supplementing their organizational depth by signing minor league free agents, and the Orioles began their stockpiling Tuesday by signing a reigning independent-league Most Valuable Player.

The team signed first baseman-outfielder Joe Maloney to a minor league contract, the club announced.

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Report: Former Orioles outfielder Kim returns home frustrated but hopes to play in majors again in 2018

Former Orioles outfielder Hyun Soo Kim sounded unsure about his major league future speaking to reporters on Thursday when he returned home to his native South Korea for the offseason, according to a Yonhap News Agency report

Kim — who was dealt before the non-waiver trade deadline to the Philadelphia Phillies as part of a deal that netted right-hander Jeremy Hellickson — is now a free agent after

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Tickets for Orioles center fielder Adam Jones' annual Ravens tailgate benefit now on sale

Orioles center fielder Adam Jones’ fifth annual #StayHungry Purple Tailgate benefit will be held before the Ravens’ Nov. 27 Monday Night Football game against the Houston Texans.

Proceeds from the event will go to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore, an organization that Jones has long been active with during his time with the Orioles.

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Adding left-handed upgrade to rotation will be a challenge for Orioles in offseason

As the Orioles focus on rebuilding their starting rotation this offseason, the club will emphasize adding at least one left-handed starter, a goal that could be difficult given the unremarkable free-agent market for lefty arms.

The Orioles own a club option on left-hander Wade Miley.

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