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Orioles must protect for Rule 5 draft today: Chris Lee, Andrew Triggs among possibilities

Orioles must protect for Rule 5 draft today: Chris Lee, Andrew Triggs among possibilities

Tonight at 11:59 p.m. is the deadline for the Orioles to set their 40-man roster ahead of next month’s Rule 5 draft, and the club likely will protect a couple of additional minor leaguers since their roster is currently at 37.

In their continual goal to stockpile arms, it would be a surprise if the Orioles didn’t protect two pitchers they acquired last season: left-hander Chris Lee and right-hander Andrew Triggs.

Lee, 23, was obtained from the Houston Astros in May for two international bonus slots. A former fourth-round draft pick of the Astros, Lee was 3-6 with a 3.07 ERA in 14 starts at High-A Frederick and 4-2 with a 3.08 ERA in seven starts with Double-A...

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