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Sorting through the Orioles' suddenly crowded 40-man roster
Sorting through the Orioles' suddenly crowded 40-man roster

The Orioles added four players to their 40-man roster last week and are expected to sign infielder Rey Navarro to a major league contract this week, putting their suddenly crowded 40-man roster at 38 players. So where’s the space for the Orioles to add free agents, especially if they are to sign Nick Markakis and Nelson Cruz? They certainly want to keep one spot open for the Rule 5 draft on Dec. 11. The Orioles offered right-handed reliever Oliver Drake a major league deal to keep him in the organization after he led the Eastern League in saves last year. They also claimed outfielder Alex Hassan off waivers from the Oakland Athletics after placing an unsuccessful claim on him one...

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