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Machado could be a longshot option at SS; Schoop isn't
Machado could be a longshot option at SS; Schoop isn't

With shortstop J.J. Hardy headed to the disabled list for Opening Day, the most obvious candidates to replace him are utility infielder Ryan Flaherty and new Oriole Everth Cabrera. Cabrera, who is a natural shortstop, is probably the most likely everyday replacement while Hardy is out. Infielders Paul Janish and Jayson Nix are also both in camp – and Orioles manager Buck Showalter mentioned them as options – but they are likely to be reassigned to minor league camp soon. So the obvious question is whether second baseman Jonathan Schoop and third baseman Manny Machado could be moved over on occasion. Reading between the lines, Showalter is a no on Schoop and a doubtful...

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