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Orioles offseason positional roundup: Shortstop

Orioles offseason positional roundup: Shortstop

With the 2016 season finished, there’s no better time than the present to take stock of the Orioles’ organizational depth at every position around the diamond. Over the next few weeks, we’ll break down every position individually and separate the players all through the system into three categories: who was the man there this year, who else was in the picture, and who is working through the minors to join them. We continue the trip around the infield with shortstop, where J.J. Hardy was the first choice, but in his absence the Orioles went to a special reserve.

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