• Showalter said he hasn't yet compared notes with executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette regarding September callups, although the intent will be similar to last year in that Baltimore won't promote guys just to take a look at them. The Orioles are in the postseason race and will use roster expansion, which is exactly two weeks from Sunday, to add pieces they feel can help.
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