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What do the Orioles do without Betemit?

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What do the Orioles do without Betemit?

In six days, the Orioles have lost two key hitters. A week ago, Nick Markakis broke his left thumb after getting hit by a pitch, and Friday, Wilson Betemit reinjured his right wrist taking batting practice.Betemit was on the disabled list last month with the same injury. After his reactivation two weeks ago, he played little until Markakis was out. Hell fly to Sarasota, Fla. for an examination.Without the switch-hitting Betemit, the Orioles are short a key player on the bench.Betemit is batting .302 against left-handers and just .140against right-handers. His absence points out the lack of viable bench options.Theirright-handers are Lew Ford, who has been DHing and playing right field againsnt someleft-handers. Beyond Ford, the Orioles have backup catchers Luis Exposito and Taylor Teagarden, utility man Steve Tolleson and outfielder L.J. Hoes, who has yet to bat in the major leagues, asright-handedbench options.From the left, the Orioles have outfielders Xavier Avery and Endy Chavez, infielders Ryan Flaherty and Omar Quintanilla.The Orioles could call up first baseman Joe Mahoney from Norfolk for left-handed hitting help or purchase the contract of catcher Ronny Paulino from Norfolk. Paulino, whose season ended on Sept 3, is a weak defender, but could add right-handed punch, He was with the team for much of the first half and was the DH six times.Room would have to be created on the 40-man roster. If Betemits injury is truly season-ending, he could be placed on the 60-day DL.Left-handed hitting Jim Thome, who's been on the DL since late July, could also come back, but his return isn't imminent.

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Baltimore Orioles Roundup: Anthony Santander has a huge outing in blowout loss to the Boston Red Sox

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Baltimore Orioles Roundup: Anthony Santander has a huge outing in blowout loss to the Boston Red Sox

Check out the latest news and notes on the Baltimore Orioles

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Even in a loss, the night belonged to OF Anthony Santander who went 4-for-5 with a homer, triple and two runs scored. Santander tripled and scored during the Orioles' five-run rally in the third inning. He then tagged Rick Porcello for a solo shot in the fifth that pulled the Orioles to within 10 runs at 16-6. It was the first four-hit game of the young outfielder's career. 

SP Thomas Eshelman had a rough day on the mound giving up nine runs (five earned) on six hits over 3 2/3 innings of work. The right-hander also issued three walks while striking out three. He struggled to keep the ball in the ballpark in this one, giving up home runs to Jackie Bradley Jr., Rafael Devers and Mookie Betts before departing in the fourth. 

Due to Pedro Severino's illness, the Orioles optioned C Austin Wynns to Triple-A Norfolk. He has played in 16 games for the O's this year with a .233 batting average, zero homers and three RBI in 47 plate appearances.

Injuries:

C Pedro Severino: Illness, Day-to-day

SP Dylan Bundy: Knee, 10-day Injured List

RP Josh Rogers: Elbow, 10-day Injured List

OF DJ Stewart: Ankle, 10-day Injured List

SP Alex Cobb: Back, 60-day Injured List

SP Nate Karns: Arm, 60-day Injured List

DH Mark Trumbo: Knee, 60-day Injured List

Coming Up:

Sunday 7/21: Orioles vs. Red Sox, 1:05 p.m., Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Monday 7/22: Orioles at Diamondbacks, 9:40 p.m., Chase Field

Tuesday 7/23: Orioles at Diamondbacks, 9:40 p.m., Chase Field

Source: Rotoworld

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Orioles Roundup: Trey Mancini's two home runs power O's past Nationals

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Orioles Roundup: Trey Mancini's two home runs power O's past Nationals

The Orioles earned a Beltway Series split with a 9-2 win over the Nationals Wednesday night. Here's the latest Orioles news. 

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Trey Mancini launched two home runs, drove in three runs, and scored three more in the victory. The 27-year-old now has 19 homers on the season. 

LF Anthony Santander and 3B Rio Ruiz chipped in with two RBI apiece, the O's scoring eight unanswered runs off the Nats bullpen in the seventh and eighth innings. 

Gabriel Ynoa earned his first win of the season after pitching 4.1 innings of one-run ball out of the bullpen, Mychal Givens picking up his eighth save. Starter Aaron Brooks went just 2.2 innings, allowing one run on two hits and two walks. 

Injuries:

SP Dylan Bundy: Knee, 10-day Injured List

RP Josh Rogers: Elbow, 10-day Injured List

OF DJ Stewart: Ankle, 10-day Injured List

SP Alex Cobb: Back, 60-day Injured List

SP Nate Karns: Arm, 60-day Injured List

DH Mark Trumbo: Knee, 60-day Injured List

Coming Up:

Friday 7/19: Orioles vs. Red Sox, 7:05 p.m., Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Saturday 7/20: Orioles vs. Red Sox, 7:05 p.m., Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Sunday 7/21: Orioles vs. Red Sox, 1:05 p.m., Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Source: Rotoworld

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