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Analyzing the Orioles' two trades Saturday

Analyzing the Orioles' two trades Saturday

Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette mentioned several times this month that he would like to bolster his bench depth, especially from the left side of the plate. Well, in a matter of four days, he added four left-handed hitters to the roster. No sexy names, but potentially role fillers, and that’s a Duquette specialty.

Catcher and left-handed hitter Steve Clevenger came up from Triple-A Norfolk on Wednesday. Switch-hitting utility player Jimmy Paredes arrived from the Tides on Thursday. And then, on Saturday night, the Orioles made two trades during their 3-2 win over the Minnesota Twins, announcing them about an hour apart.

First they picked up...