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Recaps! We got recaps! Get 'em from orioles.com,  baltimoresun.com,  MASNsports.com,  The Associated Press and  Ft. Worth Star-Telegram.

Wieters exits Friday's game with injury | orioles.com: News
"It would be best to get these two days off and the four days for the All-Star break," Matt Wieters said. "Hopefully it will feel good that day we come back after the break." -duck

Orioles Insider: Pie hurt, leaves too (Wieters and Pie update)
Felix Pie is expected to be evaluated today for his availability for tonight's game. Josh Bell, you might want to unpack. -duck

Seattle sends All-Star lefty Cliff Lee to Texas Rangers for Justin Smoak, 3 prospects - baltimoresun.com
And the Yankees are mad because the Rangers took on Lee's salary, since they are a significant recipient of revenue sharing. Boy, for a team that's the defending WS champs, they sure do whine a lot. -duck

Orioles Insider: Cliff Lee, Texas Ranger, meet the Orioles
What does the Cliff Lee trade to the Rangers mean for the Orioles? Guess who starts for Texas today. -duck

Opposites in Arlington - 2131 And Beyond
It was a night of extreme contrasts Friday. I mean, Matt Albers has to bail out Brian Matusz? What's up with that? -duck

IN THE MINORS

Orioles Insider: Minor league game recaps -- July 9
I'm out the door for a NRA shooting club meeting for the daughter, so you'll jut have to read it yourself. -duck

Baseball America | Orioles, Veloz Agree On Franchise Record Bonus
"The Orioles have signed 16-year-old Dominican third baseman Hector Veloz for $300,000, according to his trainer, Victor Baez. The bonus is a franchise record for an amateur player signed out of the Dominican Republic and is believed to be a franchise record for all of Latin America. A club official did not return calls seeking comment." -duck