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Saturday Bird Droppings: Mid-Morning Edition

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It's a light day for Orioles news, if you can believe that. But recaps of the loss are at MLB.com, the Baltimore Sun, and the Kansas City Star.

Orioles Insider: Wieters and Pelzer are ex-teammates; O's sign 8th-round pick
Matt Wieters remembers what it was like to face new Baysock Wynn Pelzer in high school.

Day in the Life: Being the Oriole Bird is like 'a celebrity in a costume' | PennLive.com
Did you ever wonder what it's like being the Bird? 

O's getting closer to signing top pick | orioles.com: News
Jordan is confident Machado will get signed, along with other picks from the top part of the draft.

Around the Majors

Lots o' trades, most of which involve the DiamondbacksD-backs send Chad Qualls to Tampa for PTBNL,  the Pirates traded Chris Snyder to them for a PTBNLand Edwin Jackson is going to the White Sox. Meanwhile, Austin Kearns is headed to the Yankeesand so is Lance Berkman. And with Ian Kinsler on the DL, the Rangers traded for Cristian Guzman.

Former Astros Pitcher Roy Oswalt Mediocre In Phils Debut | AHN
Oswalt got knocked around by the Nationals in his first Phillies start, saying he was too riled up.

Florida Marlins at San Diego Padres - July 30, 2010 | MLB.com Wrap
Miguel Tejada made his Padres debut, batting cleanup behind Adrian Gonzalez! he went 0-3 with a walk. 

Minors Results

Home run foils Tides on the road | PilotOnline.com
Much like their big league team, the Tides had 10 hits but only scored one run, losing 2-1.

Triples Power Baysox Past Rock Cats | Bowie Baysox News
Wynn Pelzer made his Baysox debut, pitching 2 innings. He allowed 2 hits and 1 run (on a solo HR) and struck out three. The Baysox won 8-5.

Keys, Nats split - The Frederick News-Post Online
Frederick and Potomac each won one in the double header. Billy Rowell and Ronnie Welty homered, and Pedro Florimon had four hits over the two games.

Delmarva snaps losing streak with 18 hits - Lexington Legends - Kentucky.com
The Shorebirds had 18 hits and won 10-5 over the Lexington Legends.

Cyclones Rout IronBirds 11-3, Complete Sweep : The Dagger
The IronBirds were shut out for six innings and their starter Justin Anderson, was not good.