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Losing Dexter Fowler leaves Orioles still looking for talent

Losing Dexter Fowler leaves Orioles still looking for talent

Exactly how close the Orioles were to signing Dexter Fowler remains uncertain, but the team was undoubtedly blindsided Thursday when news reached the Ed Smith Stadium complex that the outfielder had decided to return to the Chicago Cubs on a one-year deal instead of signing with the Orioles.

Fowler's apparent change of heart was the latest chapter in what has been a spring training soap opera for the Orioles during their first week of camp.

On the same day that the Orioles expected Fowler — a 29-year-old who was projected to become the team's starting right fielder and leadoff hitter — to arrive in Sarasota, he was instead in Arizona finalizing a contract with...

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