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O's beat Twins, lose to Red Sox in split-squad action - baltimoresun.com
You win some, you lose some, and sometimes, you do both on the same day.

Adam Jones and Vladimir Guerrero provide offense as Orioles beat Twins | orioles.com: News
"A much-improved Orioles offense was too much for the Twins, as Baltimore beat Minnesota, 11-2, in Grapefruit League action on Wednesday afternoon."

Orioles Insider: O's lose 2-1 in ninth on hit-by-pitch; Showalter speaks on several topics, including Lee
Apparently, the Red Sox actually practice faking HBP in Spring Training.

Scott's ready to play first base if Lee can't - baltimoresun.com
Luke Scott will be the O's 1B if Derrek Lee can't go. Sounds logical.

Orioles pitcher Jason Berken is encouraged by how his right shoulder is feeling | orioles.com: News
"While Jason Berken's first few spring outings haven't been great from a results standpoint, the Orioles reliever is encouraged with how his right shoulder has felt, and he believes he's on the right track to regaining his form."

Orioles Insider: Lee's MRI normal (UPDATED)
"The good news is they still don't believe it is serious, and they still believe there is enough time for Lee to get ready to play on Opening Day. The bad news is the only way tendonitis goes away is with rest so I wouldn't expect Lee to start playing in any games very soon."

Delmarva Shorebirds Blog: Construction Has Begun
Arthur W. Perdue Stadium is getting a new scoreboard. So there. 

ON Top 50 Prospects – #33: Tim Berry
"He was a 50th round draft pick in 2009, and as a result doesn’t receive much attention, although he should. He signed for 4th-6th round money and without a doubt should be put right up there with names such as Cameron Coffey or Aaron Wirsch."

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