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Orioles add pitching prospect Dillon Tate to 40-man roster to protect him from Rule 5 draft

Orioles add pitching prospect Dillon Tate to 40-man roster to protect him from Rule 5 draft

Many of the Orioles' prizes from their July teardown trades were dealt by their prior clubs with this week in mind — when they'd have to be added to the 40-man roster to be protected from the Rule 5 draft.

But only one remained to be added by Tuesday's deadline — right-hander Dillon Tate, the top piece in the three-player haul for closer Zach Britton with the New York Yankees.

Tate was protected Tuesday, ensuring the organization won't lose him in next month's Rule 5 draft and concluding what could have been a tense time roster-wise had the Orioles not done...

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