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Recaps? MASNsports.combaltimoresun.comSFGateorioles.com. There ya go.

Showalter being considered for O's manager | MLB.com: News
As was reported yesterday, Buck is in the mix. Also (and this may have already been pointed out elsewhere), MacPhail said he would be "very surprised" if the Orioles reach a decision prior to the All-Star break. -zk

MLB Betting Breakdown – Even Run Line Losers Offer MLB Bettors Consistent Paydays
Haha. Preach it, gamblers! "Let me spell it out for baseball bettors that don’t know yet already. If you wanna make some consistent money this season, then simply wager against the Baltimore Orioles every night." -zk

Matusz to face Padres in familiar setting | MLB.com: News
Matusz went to the U. of San Diego, so he knows PETCO park. "It's just a ballpark that I went to a lot of games to when I was in college, so to be able to throw there is going to be pretty special," he said. I'm looking forward to seeing him live on Friday night. -zk

Angels may have to go looking for shortstop because of injuries - latimes.com
The LA Times speculates that Maximum Izturis might fit the bill to replace his half-brother. -zk

Camden Depot: 2010 Orioles Elias Update
"Both Miguel Tejada and Kevin Millwood have decreased from their initial value this season.  That said, neither are doing well enough to offer arbitration." -duck

Orioles Insider: O's have some interest in Fox
"[T]he Orioles and their president of baseball operations, Andy MacPhail, have at least discussed acquiring catcher-first baseman Jake Fox, who was designated for assignment Sunday by the Oakland Athletics." -duck

Orioles Insider: Moore hurts foot in batting practice; Lugo in
We were supposed to be spared the sight of b2b in yesterday's game, but Scott Moore rolled his ankle Wednesday during batting practice and in he went. -duck

O's stuck behind '88 ball | delmarvanow.com | The Daily Times
"It's hard to believe a group could top that team, which infamously went 0-21 at the beginning of the season, finished 54-107 and saw team owner Edward Bennett Williams pass away all within a six-month span. -duck

Judge denies request to stop construction at Orioles baseball facility - WWSB ABC 7 Florida
Opponents of the Sarasota project didn't win an injunction, so construction can continue on improvements to the Orioles Spring Training home. -duck

IN THE MINORS

Grambling's Jeremy Shelby Signs With Baltimore - KSLA News 12
A nice feel-good story on T-Bone's son. -zk

Mychal Givens update - MASNsports.com
"Shortstop Mychal Givens, the Orioles second-round draft pick last June, underwent surgery on his left thumb last week and will miss the rest of this season." -duck

Orioles Insider: Minor league game recaps - June 16
Norfolk was off, Bowie won, Frederick lost, Delmarva won in a sweep, and Aberdeen announced its rotation to start the season. Also, Frederick Keys pitcher Jose Duran was added to the Carolina League All-Star team. -duck

MLB Betting Breakdown – Even Run Line Losers Offer MLB Bettors Consistent Paydays
Haha. Preach it, gamblers! "Let me spell it out for baseball bettors that don’t know yet already. If you wanna make some consistent money this season, then simply wager against the Baltimore Orioles every night." -zk