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Monday Bird Droppings: Depth and Tillman

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While we brace for a brutal Nor'easter, the O's will be facing off against the Phillies in Sarasota at 1:05. In case you missed it this weekend, the Orioles re-signed Pedro Alvarez to a minor league deal and Chris Tillman's much anticipated bullpen session was shut down before it really got started. Panic ensued. So what's the backup plan?

Dylan Bundy hit hard against Twins; Orioles come back to win in 9th - Baltimore Sun You can take this either way, but it's just one spring outing, right?

More thoughts on Tillman's shoulder and how Orioles handle it - School of Roch
Everything is awesome.

Orioles notes: Chance Sisco starts behind the plate - Carroll County Times Wasn't the smoothest performance, but I'm sure he'll get another...opportunity.

WBC 2017: Manny Machado is the star of the show in Dominican Republic-Colombia -
Manny is a star. Full stop.

The sneaky impact of bunting for a hit - Beyond the Box Score

On this day in 1995, Leon Day passed away in Baltimore. The Negro League standout had been elected to the Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee six days earlier.

Trappe, MD native Frank "Home Run" Baker was born on this day in 1886. The Hall of Fame third baseman hit 96 long balls over the course of his Dead Ball Era career, though finished out his days in a lineup with Babe Ruth. Will Clark was born on this day in 1964. He was a great hitter when healthy, but only played 162 once in his career. He was meant to replace Rafael Palmeiro, but only played 77 games in his first season with the O's He was traded away in the great 2000 fire sale.