Chris Johnson (baseball)

Orioles notes: Álvarez could provide 'shot in the arm;' Duquette on Aug. 31 trade attempts

Orioles notes: Álvarez could provide 'shot in the arm;' Duquette on Aug. 31 trade attempts

Slugging designated hitter Pedro Álvarez could see at-bats quickly as the Orioles look to work him back into the fold after he hit 22 home runs for them a season ago but couldn't crack their major league roster this year until rosters expanded in September.

"I think we'll probably play a little more matchup as we go on," manager Buck Showalter said. "I see him maybe starting some games. It looks like we're going to get three left-handers in a row the last day with these guys and two with New York, so we'll see. We looked hard at it today with [Joe] Biagini. We looked at [Marcus] Stroman and...

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