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Last in stolen bases by a wide margin, Orioles have increased their speed lately
Last in stolen bases by a wide margin, Orioles have increased their speed lately

Within the last week the Orioles have added Jimmy Paredes, Alejandro De Aza, and Quintin Berry to their roster. The moves address a major deficiency of this club: A lack of speed. The Orioles are dead last in the major leagues -- by far -- in stolen bases. They have 36. The Miami Marlins and the Boston Red Sox are tied for the second-fewest with 49. Five individual players had more than the entire Orioles’ team. The Los Angeles Dodgers’ Dee Gordon leads the major leagues with 58 stolen bases, 22 more than the Orioles. David Lough and Adam Jones are tied for the Orioles’ lead with seven each. Manager Buck Showalter is more interested in stolen-base efficiency than...

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