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Monday Bird Droppings: O's, Mancini continue early season success

The Orioles are off today after heading out of Toronto as winners. In today's links, Trey Mancini's swing doctor, the short-term (hopefully) replacement closer, and more.

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After pushing the Blue Jays off an early season cliff, the Orioles will head to Cincinnati tomorrow to open up their 2017 interleague schedule.Trey Mancini continued his assault on big league pitching this weekend and will hope the Reds depleted rotation will provide many meaty targets on which he can feast. For their part the Orioles will begin the series without their two longest tenured pitchers.

Any day in first place is a good day, right?

Mancini has two-homer day, Britton talks about his injury - Steve Melewski
Everybody be cool, hear?

Who closes in Britton's absence? (and other notes) - School of Roch
Smart money's on Brad Brach, but who knows?

Sunday Notes: Belisle, Buck on Robots, Mancini’s Pop, Bedrosian’s Role, more | FanGraphs Baseball
Chatter regarding Trey Mancini from David Laurila.

Camden Depot: The Orioles Have Positional Depth; Lack Positional DEPTH Your periodic ray of sunshine.

On this day in 1956, future Orioles and Hall of Famers Frank Robinson and Luis Aparicio made their big league debuts. In 2010, Ubaldo Jimenez tossed a no-no against the Braves while a member of the Colorado Rockies.

Craig Worthington and Dave Huppert have birthdays today.