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Jones, Bergesen go on Orioles' DL - UPI.com
Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones went on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday and pitcher Brad Bergesen was put on the 60-day DL. Baltimore also called up five players from Class AAA Norfolk.

Rating AL's top rookies - SweetSpot by Rob Neyer - ESPN
Rob Neyer doesn't think Nolan Reimold deserves any RoY votes.

Your 2009 (and 2008, ‘07, ‘06 …) Pittsburgh Pirates - 2nd & Short - Mark McGuire, timesunion.com - Albany NY
A depressing column about the Orioles NL counterpart. Some nice comments about the O's at the bottom by Pirates fans. 

Babe Ruth Museum Celebrates Brooks Robinson - ABC News
Babe Ruth Museum celebrates Brooks Robinson at an annual Gala.

MLB.com At Bat 2009 app expanding | MLB.com: News
iPhone and iPod touch users without an MLB.tv subscription can now watch games on demand for 99 cents per game.

Turner's excitement about reaching majors is 'indescribable' -- baltimoresun.com
Justin Turner savors his first trip to the majors. And good news, Trembley describes him as "a grinder, a blue-collar guy...a gamer."

Eastern League Announces Weekly Award Winners - OurSports Central
Steve Johnson, a right-handed starting pitcher for the Bowie Baysox, is the Eastern League Pitcher of the Week for the week ending September 7th. The 6'1", 200 lb. hurler made a pair of starts for the Baysox last week and was 2-0 with 14 strikeouts and a 1.42 ERA in 12.2 innings pitched.

Scout.com: Tony Butler Q & A
An update on Tony Butler, the forgotten man in the Erik Bedard trade.

Widlansky wins Carolina League batting title - MASNsports.com
1B/OF Robbie Widlansky won the Carolina League batting title, the third Key in 2009 to be recognized by the league (Zach Britton was named Pitcher of the Year and Brandon Waring won MVP).

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