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Orioles manager Buck Showalter talks free-agent rumors, outfield and more at winter meetings

Orioles manager Buck Showalter talks free-agent rumors, outfield and more at winter meetings

Orioles manager Buck Showalter, in his annual media availability at the winter meetings, played a quick-fire game of rumor-mill roundup and said the club has discussed several players among the slew of those the team has been connected to.

Showalter said free-agent catchers Welington Castillo and Nick Hundley have been discussed by the team’s brass, as have outfielders Michael Saunders and Michael Bourn.

With the caveat that executive vice president Dan Duquette could be working quietly on some players, Showalter shot down any interest in a trade for New York Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner and Seattle Mariners outfielder Seth Smith, as well as free-agent slugger...

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