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Orioles talking with Pirates about a trade for Travis Snider
Orioles talking with Pirates about a trade for Travis Snider

The Orioles engaged in preliminary trade talks this week with the Pittsburgh Pirates on a deal involving left-handed pitcher Brian Matusz and Pirates outfielder Travis Snider, according to industry sources. Like many discussions at the winter meetings, the talks were a foundation for a possible deal down the road, but nothing appeared imminent Wednesday night. Snider, 26, hit .264 with 13 home runs and 38 RBIs in 322 at-bats with the Pirates last season. He is seen as an above-average defender who can play both corner outfield spots. The Orioles are looking for outfield help after losing Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis last week. Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said he...

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