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Bud Norris makes his return, someone will be departing, and Kevin Gausman has a timetable.

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Road woes continue for Baltimore Orioles in 2-1 loss to Cleveland Indians - The Washington Post
"One of those days when you knew runs were going to be at a minimum because Salazar is tough and the shadows and a lot of challenges that pitchers and hitters faced today," Buck Showalter said of the afternoon game. "They did a better job handling it."

Orioles' Kevin Gausman needs two or three more rehab starts : Fantasy News
"Buck Showalter said that Gausman could be ready to return to the Orioles after two more rehab starts, but it would probably be three, per the Baltimore Sun."

School of Roch: Norris back on the mound today
"The Orioles are 2-4 on their road trip and they're sending Bud Norris to the mound for the first time since May 10. He's coming off the disabled list, which brings another roster move. Norris is averaging 4.3 walks per nine innings, compared to 2.8 last season. He's 1-4 with a 9.88 ERA in six starts, his only win coming against the Red Sox on April 26."

Steve Melewski: Should the Orioles look to draft more college players this year?
"The college players are always in a little more demand than high school players," Jim Callis said. "But from doing research I know that college players are not better than high school players, but they do get to the majors quicker and that can be a tiebreaker between two players."

Orioles minor league report: Keys' Trey Mancini hits his way up to Bowie - carrollcountytimes.com
"Before he was promoted to Double-A Bowie on Thursday, first baseman Trey Mancini was among the Carolina League's hottest hitters in May. Mancini led the league with a .362 average for the month, and was batting .314 with eight home runs, 14 doubles, and 32 RBIs in 52 games at the time he was moved to the Baysox."

Happy Birthday to former Orioles Chris Richard, Heathcliff Slocumb, and Roger Nelson.

On this date in Orioles history, "1967: In the secondary phase [of the draft], the Orioles select pitcher Mike Adamson, who will leap directly to the big leagues, debuting on July 1, becoming the first player in draft history to bypass the minors."

1998: Hall of Famer Eddie Murray has his uniform number 33 retired by the Baltimore Orioles during a ceremony at Camden Yards.

2010: 18-year-old shortstop Manny Machado is the third pick [in the draft], by the Orioles, in a draft that is skewed towards very young talent."

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