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Orioles re-sign Ryan Ripken, Chris Lee, six others to minor league deals for 2019

Orioles re-sign Ryan Ripken, Chris Lee, six others to minor league deals for 2019

First baseman Ryan Ripken will be back in the Orioles organization next year, a signing the club announced Tuesday as part of a group of players they kept from reaching minor league free agency by re-signing early.

Ripken, the son of Orioles legend Cal Ripken Jr., will be back for 2019 along with left-hander Chris Lee, right-handers Francisco Jiménez and Christian Alvarado, catchers Martin Cervenka and Daniel Fajardo, and infielders Anderson Feliz and Wilson García.

Ripken, 25, hit .244 with seven home runs last year at Low-A Delmarva, serving as the designated hitter and first baseman for the club after spending 2016 with Short-A Aberdeen.

Lee, 26, who was...

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