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Baltimore Orioles Notes, Quotes 2009-04-16

Baltimore Orioles Notes, Quotes 2009-04-16
--CF Adam Jones was the lone offensive bright spot in a blowout loss Wednesday. Jones went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run, and now has two home runs and six RBIs in his past two games.

--SS Cesar Izturis committed his first error as an Oriole, booting a ground ball in Wednesday's blowout. He was signed for his defense and thus far has been solid. Izturis is batting just .172.

--LHP Rich Hill, visiting the team in Arlington, Texas, threw a side session Tuesday. Hill, rehabbing a sore left elbow, next will throw two-inning stints in extended spring training in Florida on Friday and Sunday before the team determines his subsequent destination.

BY THE NUMBERS: 13 -- American League teams that employed Japanese-born players before the Orioles. RHP Koji Uehara enabled the Orioles to join the rest of the junior circuit, while the Reds, Marlins and Diamondbacks have never had a Japanese-born player on their big-league rosters.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "What I like is all three have the ability to do a variety of things. They can work the count -- and that's something (Adam Jones) is getting better at -- they can walk and they can use the other side of the field." -- Orioles manager Dave Trembley on his top third of the lineup: Brian Roberts, Adam Jones and Nick Markakis.

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Added: April 16, 2009

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