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The Orioles add three to the 40-man roster, but might lose Chris Davis to the Cardinals.

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St. Louis Cardinals show interest in free-agent slugger Chris Davis | FOX Sports
The St. Louis Cardinals are interested in free agent Chris Davis and have had discussions in recent weeks with his agent, Scott Boras, according to major-league sources.

Chris Lee, Andrew Triggs and Parker Bridwell added to Orioles' 40-man roster - Baltimore Sun
Left-hander Chris Lee and right-handers Andrew Triggs and Parker Bridwell were put on the 40-man – making that roster full and very pitching heavy. Twenty-two of the players on the Orioles' 40-man are now pitchers, nearly half of which are 26 or younger.

Steve Melewski: It's an exciting day for the newest members of O's 40-man roster
Parker Bridwell said he found out he was getting added to the roster during a phone call with Orioles director of minor league operations Kent Qualls. "I thanked him about 10,000 times, I think," Bridwell said. "I honestly don't remember the whole thing. It's kind of a blur - I was so excited. The feeling is indescribable. It's just another step toward my dream coming true. I'm really happy that the Orioles have stuck with me and they believe in me. I'm ready to prove myself more than people think I can."

School of Roch: Hunter Harvey update and reports on Chris Lee, Andrew Triggs and Parker Bridwell
After being shut down in September due to discomfort in his right elbow, Orioles pitching prospect Hunter Harvey has been cleared to do some light throwing. Harvey is back home in North Carolina, but he figures to report to the Ed Smith Stadium complex in Sarasota later this winter.

Happy Birthday to Jason Garcia and former Orioles Quintin Berry, and Mark Eichorn.

On this date in Orioles history...

1900 - Given a ten-year contract to control the Baltimore franchise, John McGraw says he intends to be there a long time, and wants to lease grounds in Baltimore where he can stay. He'll be a manager for 32 more years, but not in Baltimore.

1977 - Baltimore Orioles first baseman Eddie Murray is named American League Rookie of the Year. Murray garners 12 1/2 points to beat out runner-up Mitchell Page of the Oakland Athletics, who polled 9 1/2 votes. Murray will go on to a Hall of Fame career, while Page will never come close to matching his rookie numbers.

Consider this your discussion space for NCAA Volleyball: Maryland vs. Penn State.