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Orioles minor league infield coordinator Dave Anderson takes Angels' Triple-A job

The Orioles will need to fill at least two vacancies on their minor league staff this offseason.

Dave Anderson, who spent the past year as the Orioles' minor league infield coordinator, has accepted a job to be the new manager of the Los Angeles Angels' Triple-A team, the Salt Lake Bees, according to an industry source.

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Orioles player development director Brian Graham said he couldn't comment on Anderson's status with the organization. It was reported last week by ESPN that Anderson was interviewing for a job in the Angels organization.

The Orioles also will need to find a new Triple-A hitting coach after Denny Walling retired at the end of the season.

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Anderson joined the Orioles last season after spending the previous five seasons as a major league coach with the Texas Rangers. He was Texas' first base coach in 2013 and the Rangers' third base coach from 2009 to 2012.

Anderson played 10 seasons in the major leagues, including eight with the Los Angeles Dodgers, when he was a teammate of current Angels manager Mike Scioscia.

-- This is the time of the year when teams begin signing minor league free agents, and the Orioles have signed infielder Ozzie Martinez to a minor league deal.

Martinez, 26, spent the past season playing for the Atlanta Braves' Triple-A team in Gwinnett, Ga.

Martinez, who hit .288/.340/.350 over 78 games in 2014, played three different infield positions, but most of them came at shortstop (42) and second base (31). The Orioles have been seeking infield depth, especially at shortstop.

Martinez is a .258/.300/.465 hitter in 66 career major league at-bats, most recently in 2011, when he was 3-for-23 in 20 games with the Marlins.

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