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Baltimore Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette has softened stance on giving up draft picks - baltimoresun.com
This is an interesting article and perhaps a sign that Duquette is willing to go after a big free agent. It's also a little bit frightening.

Free Agent Profile: Kelly Johnson a Perfect Fit for Baltimore Orioles | Orioles 101
What do you think? Kelly Johnson at 2B in 2014?

UMass Lowell River Hawks Athletics - Cam Kneeland Picked up by the Baltimore Orioles
Dan Duquette is up to his old tricks, signing another indie league guy. Infielder Cam Kneeland played for the Trois-Rivieres Aigles of the Can-Am league before having his contract bought by the O's. According to his bio on the UMass Lowell webpage, "Cam aspires to play baseball and/or golf as long as possible and to succeed in business."

Minor Moves: Ryan Buchter, Wirfin Obispo, Felix Pie, Simon Castro: MLB Rumors - MLBTradeRumors.com
The Orioles need a left fielder, Felix Pie happens to be available...it seems like perfect timing!

Fan injured by hot dog suing Kansas City Royals
Who knew a hot dog could be so damaging? Hit by a hot dog thrown by KC mascot Sluggerrr, this guy had to have surgery to repair a detached retina.

Happy birthday to Sam Horn, Sidney Ponson, Wilson Betemit, and Paul Hartzell!

On this day in 1971, Pat Dobson pitched a no-hitter in an exhibition game against the Yomiuri Giants.