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Duquette hopeful Orioles can fill need for a left-handed bat through a trade

Duquette hopeful Orioles can fill need for a left-handed bat through a trade

The Orioles arrived at the annual winter meetings focused on surveying a suddenly fast-moving starting pitching market, but another top offseason priority for the team is acquiring a left-handed outfielder/designated hitter to balance a batting order that became exposed for being right-handed heavy.

The free-agent market offers plenty of left-handed power, but not much else, and most of those lefty bats are first basemen, and the Orioles already have a left-handed-hitting first baseman looking to rebound from a rough season in slugger Chris Davis.

Along with getting more left-handed, the Orioles want to become more multidimensional as well,...

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