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Breaking down the players who the Orioles might select in Thursday's Rule 5 draft

Breaking down the players who the Orioles might select in Thursday's Rule 5 draft

With a pair of open 40-man roster spots and the team's protracted managerial search occupying much of the time at this week's winter meetings, the Orioles' main roster-oriented activity this week will likely be Thursday's Rule 5 draft.

They hold the first overall pick, a distinction that came by virtue of their 115-loss season in 2018, and executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias said they’d use that pick with a consideration toward talent instead of a positional need while keeping a list of possibilities for a second pick.

“We had a big meeting yesterday with all of our scouts — everyone who's here — to discuss the options,” Elias said Wednesday. “We're going...

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