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Filling a non-tender team with ex-Orioles

OK, not really, but there's a whole bunch of ex-Orioles who lost their jobs Thursday, Enough, anyway, for the beginnings of a pitching staff. There are six former Orioles by my calculation, including two of the club's former closers, who were not tendered contracts by Thursday's midnight deadline.

They are: John Maine, Brian Burres, George Sherrill, Chris Ray, Lance Cormier and Jack Cust. Former O's draftees Augie Ojeda and D.J. Carrasco also were non-tendered.

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Another update on an ex-Oriole: Erik Bedard, who didn't pitch in the majors at all last year and has made just 30 starts in the three seasons since the Orioles traded him to Seattle in 2008, agreed to another one-year deal with the Mariners on Thursday.

And two more non-tender notes: Neither Tampa Bay's Jason Bartlett nor Minnesota's J.J. Hardy was non-tendered by his team on Thursday. So if the Orioles want one of those shortstops, they'll have to make a trade.

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