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Doubt it means a whole lot, but we're hearing that the Orioles may be meeting right now with the agents for Cuban pitcher Aroldis Chapman. The O's are not expected to be the highest bidder for Chapman, but he told club officials during a face-to-face meeting last month that he has been positively inclined toward the organization since the Orioles visited Cuba in 1999.

Chapman has drawn a lot of interest from big-market major league clubs, but baseball officials dispute the huge early estimates of what it will take to sign him. Still, the chances of him choosing the Orioles seem remote.

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