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With Nelson Cruz gone, Orioles designated for flexibility
With Nelson Cruz gone, Orioles designated for flexibility

Quiz him about his team's versatility, and Orioles manager Buck Showalter quickly rattles off the names of players on his potential 25-man roster who can play multiple positions adequately. There's Steve Pearce, Chris Davis and Jimmy Paredes. Ryan Flaherty, Jonathan Schoop and Everth Cabrera. Travis Snider, Alejandro De Aza and Delmon Young. Excluding Gold Glove Award winners Adam Jones, J.J. Hardy and Manny Machado, and the club's cadre of catchers, there's probably no position player Showalter wouldn't be comfortable shifting around the diamond. Translation: Expect to see plenty of lineup shuffling this year, including a revolving door at designated hitter....

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