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Orioles: Pedro anyone?

Manager Dave Trembley told the reporters in Fort Myers a few minutes ago that left-hander Rich Hill is reaching the point where he'll have to get on the mound pretty soon to remain in serious consideration to break camp in the starting rotation.

The Orioles already have shelved starter candidates Brad Hennessey and John Parrish and continue to wait on Hill, Mark Hendrickson and newly signed veteran Adam Eaton. Now they are in a wait-and-see mode with Koji Uehara, though his sore hamstring does not appear to be a serious issue.

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There still are more than three weeks to go before Opening Day, but it may have reached the point where the Orioles will have to consider going outside the organization again to add some depth.

Andy MacPhail told me a few days ago that the club had some internal discussions about veteran Pedro Martinez, but didn't think it was something he was going to pursue. Don't know whether that has changed, but there are people in the O's organization who are pretty impressed with the way Martinez pitched here against the O's last week and in his first WBC appearance.

What do you think?

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