Peter Schmuck grades the Orioles (Week 11)
Every Monday during the regular season, columnist Peter Schmuck grades the cumulative performance of the Orioles in six major areas during the previous week.
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Designated hitters( Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports / June 5, 2013 )
The Orioles continue to rank near the bottom of the American League in production from the designated hitter slot, but they have been getting more from their DHs over the past few weeks. Danny Valencia (pictured) got most of the at-bats this past week and hit safely in all three of his starts, going 3-for-11 with four runs scored. Overall, however, the O's got just four hits in 21 at-bats, which obviously is not quite what Buck Showalter is looking for from the only purely offensive position in the lineup.