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Monday Bird Droppings

Recaps of yesterday's loss can be found at The SunOrioles.comDetroit Free Press, and MASNsports (with post-game Buck).

Orioles notebook: Relief pitcher Koji Uehara assumes Orioles closer role -
"I'm not going to broadcast his availability day-to-day, but it's also part of the evaluation as you go into next year and see what your options are at different spots on your pitching staff. Can he do things physically?" Showalter said.

Orioles: Brian Roberts says his back won't affect his offseason workouts -
"Brian Roberts, who is known for having a rigorous offseason program, said he will stay in Baltimore until mid-December, which will allow him to work out with Orioles strength and conditioning coach Joe Hogarty or two of the Orioles' former strength and conditioning coaches, Tim Bishop and Jay Shiner, who still live in the area."

Toronto's Drabek to make MLB debut Wednesday - Montreal Gazette
"The Toronto Blue Jays announced right-hander Kyle Drabek will make his major league debut against the Orioles on Wednesday."

Familiar face returns as Orioles weigh Camden Yards upgrades - Baltimore Business Journal
Janet Marie Smith will oversee upgrades to Camden Yards after she's done with the Sarasota minor league complex project.

Problem with expanded rosters - Tom Verducci -
He makes a good point - why have up to 15 extra players the last month of the season when games become the most important? It's time to set game rosters closer to 25 for September.