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Orioles get bench back to full strength --
A night after being so short-handed that he needed utility infielder Robert Andino to play center field for just the second time in his career, Orioles manager Dave Trembley's bench was back to full strength. That meant All-Star Adam Jones returned to the lineup for the first time since Sunday after being held out because of back soreness.

Diamond Dave thrilled with Matusz outing - MASN Sports 
To say that manager Dave Trembley was impressed with Brian Matusz would be one of the biggest understatements of the year.

Trembley mum on O's callups:
Manager Dave Trembley is being mum about exactly what players will join the team, but he's emphatic about who's not being summoned from the Minor Leagues. Who's out? Pitching prospect Jake Arrieta and first baseman Brandon Snyder, two players who may figure prominently in the Orioles' future, won't have their seasons extended at Camden Yards. Who's in? Some additional relief help, maybe a starter, a third catcher and backups to bolster the infield and outfield.

Jake Peavey bests Jake Arrieta: Norfolk Tides
Arrieta fell to 5-7 after yielding four runs - two earned - on eight hits in 4.2 innings of work. The rocky outing put an end to a strong stretch of starts for the 23-year-old, who had gone 2-1 with a 1.73 ERA over his previous four appearances..

Baltimore Orioles Top 20 PRE-SEASON Prospects in Review - Minor League Ball
John Sickels reviews his 2009 Orioles prospect list and provides comments on how they're doing.

Mets Can Learn From O's Dive & Recovery - New York Post
Will the Mets take the same road the Orioles have been over the last decade or will they learn from Peter Angelos' mistakes?

From Bozeman to big leagues not all that far | Great Falls Tribune
Bozeman, Montana has a population of 2600 but has contributed to baseball Kam Mickolio, John Lowenstein, and sports broadcaster Kris Atteberry.

Chorye Spoone, working his way back - The Frederick News-Post Online
Chorye Spoone would love to the in the majors with his former teammates Brad Bergesen, Jason Berken, and David Hernandez. But considering what he's gone though since leaving the Keys, he's just happy to be pitching anywhere.

Shorebirds and dignitaries raise $2,475 for community fund
Thanks to the help of local celebrities the Inaugural Shorebirds Float for the Fund was a huge success. Over 1,500 root beer floats were dished out to some very happy Shorebird Fans. All of this help raised $2,475 for the Shorebirds Community Fund to assist in local youth sports programs.

Bluefield's Vito Frabizio named to App League All-Star Team
Bluefield Orioles' pitcher Vito Frabizio was named to the Appalachian League 2009 All-Star Team on Tuesday. The right-handed pitcher was the only Orioles' player to be named to the team. A New York native, Frabizio is 4-4 with a 2.96 earned run average in 12 games started. He's also third in the league with 64 strikeouts. Appalachian League batters are hitting .223 against Frabizio.

Disco Hayes defies the odds in Royals’ system - Kansas City Star
Not Orioles related, but Joe Posnanski's last official column for the Kansas City Star before moving full time to Sports Illustrated. The Royals may have had one of the worst teams in baseball for the past 13 years, but they've had one of the greatest writers covering them.

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