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Thoughts and observations on free agency, roster moves, Mark Ellis and the Platinum Glove
Thoughts and observations on free agency, roster moves, Mark Ellis and the Platinum Glove

The free-agency season is officially underway, and the Orioles made their first pair of roster moves since it began, outrighting infielder Dan Johnson and outfielder Chris Dickerson to Triple-A Norfolk on Thursday. Both have the right to refuse the assignment, which they will likely do, and then become free agents. In the coming days, expect the Orioles to decline their 2014 options on second baseman Alexi Casilla and left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada, also making them free agents. It’s all a part of some annual roster housekeeping to clear 40-man roster space. Meanwhile, the Orioles have until Monday to exclusively negotiate with their free agents. In less than three weeks, the...

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