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No consensus on catching situation

Though former Orioles prospect Gregg Zaun might seem like a logical stopgap catcher, club officials are still sorting through a list of candidates who might start the season in the O's lineup and then gradually give way to top prospect Matt Wieters.

The perfect player would be a veteran who can handle a pitching staff, but recognizes that he is accepting a diminishing role and would be content helping to mentor his preordained replacement. Chances are, nobody is going to fit that exact description, because you don't get to the major leagues by not wanting to be in the starting lineup, but the Orioles have identified several players who probably are close enough.

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Zaun is one of them. I've also heard the name of journeyman free agent Henry Blanco and Florida Marlins backup Matt Treanor (left) as a trade possibility. Treanor might be better known as the husband of Olympic beach volleyball star Misty May-Treanor.

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