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Orioles' third base platoon to remain in flux as position's production lags

Orioles' third base platoon to remain in flux as position's production lags

Since Tim Beckham went on the disabled list with a groin injury that required surgery late last month, third base has been a position the Orioles have tried to fill with a cast of bat-first players shoehorned there or defensive pieces who haven't added to the offensive mix.

Even if Sunday’s addition of waiver claim Renato Núñez is a temporary one, they already have a complicated mix with Danny Valencia, Pedro Álvarez and Jace Peterson.

"It's day-to-day, like all of us are," manager Buck Showalter said Sunday morning, before the Núñez addition was announced.

Valencia drew the assignment Sunday, his first start at third base...

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