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Orioles' interest in Yovani Gallardo, Bud Norris' new home and the return of L.J. Hoes

Here’s hoping that everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving today, one full of turkey and pumpkin pie. And in the Thanksgiving spirit, here’s an extra helping of Orioles thoughts and observations.

We learned yesterday that the Orioles have expressed interest in free-agent right-hander Yovani Gallardo.

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Orioles have expressed interest in right-hander Yovani Gallardo

Dan Duquette has made it clear that upgrading the Orioles rotation is one of his top priorities this offseason. The Orioles executive vice president has also said the club likely won’t be in the running for one of the free-agent pitching gems, but could get one or two arms from the next tier of available starters.

One of the free agents who would fit in that category is right-hander Yovani Gallardo.

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Orioles reunite with outfielder L.J. Hoes

The Orioles have reacquired former prospect L.J. Hoes from the Houston Astros in exchange for cash.  

Hoes, who was sent to the Astros at the 2013 trade deadline in the deal that brought right-hander Bud Norris to Baltimore, was designated for assignment by Houston last week.

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Here's why the Orioles' minor league signings are meaningful

The Orioles’ announcement Tuesday of eight deals with minor league players -- all of whom will be at big league spring training in three months -- brought little more than a collective yawn from fans.

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Orioles announce eight minor league signings

The Orioles announced the signings of eight minor league players, all of whom will receive non-roster invitations to big league camp this spring.

The list includes many familiar names. Seven of the eight have been in the Orioles organization at some point over the past four years.

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Orioles notes on Ah-Seop Son, Hyun-Soo Kim and Steve Tolleson

The first player out of the Korean Baseball Organization to be posted this offseason, first baseman Byung-Ho Park, drew a number of bids from major league teams – including the Orioles – and his negotiation rights went to the Twins for a price tag of $12.85 million.

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