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Winter meetings notes: Orioles expect to be active in Rule 5 draft

Winter meetings notes: Orioles expect to be active in Rule 5 draft

The Orioles expected to acquire additional players at this week's winter meetings, but they enter the final day preparing to return to Baltimore with nothing more than a Rule 5 pick.

Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said Wednesday that the Orioles expect to make a selection in Thursday morning's Rule 5 draft.

The Orioles have made at least one selection in the draft in each of the past four years under Duquette, and it has netted the team utility man Ryan Flaherty, left-handed reliever T.J. McFarland and right-hander Jason Garcia.

Since the Orioles must also carry pitching prospect...

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