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Sorting out the shortstop situation

If the Orioles are going to sign a free-agent shortstop, it's most likely Cesar Izturis. The club has had recent conversations with his agent and the field narrowed with yesterday's news that the Detroit Tigers have agreed to terms with Adam Everett, another option the O's had considered.

Since the O's do not appear interested in Orlando Cabrera and the agent for Rafael Furcal (Paul Kinzer) told Sun beat reporter Jeff Zrebiec today that he hasn't heard from them, that pretty much leaves Izturis. Nick Punto also is available and I suppose they could pursue a trade for Jack Wilson or Bobby Crosby, but Izturis still seems to be the logical first choice.

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