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Wednesday Bird Droppings

Recaps from yesterday's loss can be found at The SunOrioles.comMASNsports (with post-game Millwood)School of Roch (with post-game Showalter)School of Roch (with post-game Showalter) and Seattle Times.

Ty Wigginton, Luke Scott won't be traded this season -
"The Orioles are virtually finished running their 25-man roster through nontrade waivers, and several players, including potential trade chips Ty Wigginton and Luke Scott, did not clear and cannot be traded for the remainder of this season."

Orioles Insider: MRI on Tatum's right knee shows no damage
"Reserve catcher Craig Tatum underwent a MRI on his right knee Tuesday, and it showed no damage."  

Orioles Insider: Orioles talk: Samuel, trades, Berken, Markakis
"Former interim manager Juan Samuel arrived in the Dominican Republic on Saturday to begin his review of the Orioles’ academy down there. Samuel’s scouting assignment is expected to continue through Sept. 4, and then he’ll give Orioles president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail a report when he returns."

Paly grads sign pro baseball contracts - San Jose Mercury News
"Alec Schmarzo also didn't divulge the size of his signing bonus. "It's enough to get me out here," said Schmarzo, who added that the Orioles agreed to pay for part of his remaining college education. "I only have a few classes left, so them helping to pay the bills made my decision a lot easier. That was a big part of the negotiations. It's one more reason to go out and be a pro."

Orioles Notebook: Machado completes expensive draft class - Carroll County Times: Orioles
The Orioles' late-night signing of first-round pick Manny Machado on Monday completed the most expensive draft haul in franchise history.

Steve Melewski: Talking about Machado in the O's clubhouse
Adam Jones on Machado: "He's drawing comparisons to A-Rod and all that stuff. I think it's stupid when scouts and all that compare people to other people. If he's good, just say he's good, let him be his own person and hopefully he becomes his own person in the big leagues."

Steve Melewski: An honor for Buck
Buck Showalter has been named as the manager of the All-Time New York Penn League.

Thomson, hit famous '51 playoff homer, dies | News
Bobby Thomson, the "Flying Scot," whose swing delivered perhaps the most famous home run in Major League history with the "Shot Heard 'Round the World," passed away Monday at age 86.


Orioles Insider: Minor league game recaps -- Aug. 17
Dan Klein was assigned to Aberdeen as well.

Two Flaccos in Charm City? | The Daily Times
"If I could get to play in the major leagues in Baltimore for the Orioles, that would be amazing. I'll be so ecstatic being in the big leagues with the Orioles, I'll probably won't be thinking about Joe," he joked.

Keys' Hoes sounding off with his bat - The Frederick News-Post Online
"I'm just getting comfortable in the box and going back to relaxing and having fun. That's the main thing," he said. "Sometimes, when you struggle, you forget how fun the game is."