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Orioles pregame: Avery to Norfolk, Thome batting fifth, All-Star selections looming
Orioles pregame: Avery to Norfolk, Thome batting fifth, All-Star selections looming

    It has been a busy weekend already, but the Orioles made a couple more roster moves on Sunday morning, optioning outfielder Xavier Avery to Triple-A Norfolk to finish making room for the arrival of newly acquired DH Jim Thome and the recall of reliever Miguel Gonzalez. The O's already had optioned pitcher Tommy Hunter to Norfolk on Saturday night.     Thome arrived at about 11:30 on Sunday. He held court briefly with the media and went off to prepare for his Orioles debut. He was in the lineup, batting fifth behind Adam Jones, before the plane carrying him from Florida to Baltimore landed at BWI. In short, it's been a bit of a...

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