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A lot of people have asked or emailed about the Orioles' minor league invites so I figured it would be a good time to list the players who have signed minor league deals with big-league spring training invites so far.

Starting pitchers: Chris George, Alfredo Simon.

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Relievers: Mike Hinckley, Frank Mata, Josh Perrault, Ross Wolf.

Infielders: Scott Moore.

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Catchers: Michel Hernandez, Chad Moeller.

All of them, except Hinckley, Mata and Hernandez were with the Orioles' organization last season. With so many major league free agents still remaining, I think there's a good chance that the above list will grow a little bit. However, now that the Orioles major and minor league facilities are so close, the organization won't need to bring so many players to big-league spring training. And team officials have said that they don't want to block some of the organization's younger players and their chance to impress in big-league camp.

Obviously, all the players on the Orioles' 40-man roster will also be at big-league camp, including infield prospects Josh Bell and Brandon Snyder; and pitching prospects Brandon Erbe, Troy Patton, Wilfrido Perez and Chorye Spoone. Both Erbe and Spoone are now healthy, as is Perez, who had surgery in July to remove bone chips from his left elbow. Perez, a left-handed reliever, has already started his throwing program at the team's Sarasota complex.

There were also be a handful of non-roster invitees in big-league camp. That list will likely include pitching prospects Jake Arrieta, Zach Britton and catcher Caleb Joseph.

- Jeff Zrebiec

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