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Baltimore Orioles Notes, Quotes 2009-04-25

Baltimore Orioles Notes, Quotes 2009-04-25
--RF Nick Markakis was hit on the left knee by a pitch in the seventh inning, the last pitch Texas starter Vicente Padilla would throw. It was the first time this season and just the 11th in Markakis' three-plus season career he was struck by a pitch.

--C Matt Wieters was back behind the plate at Class AAA Norfolk Friday, one week after injuring his hamstring, and one night after coming back as the designated hitter. The club's top prospect is on track to be recalled before midseason.

BY THE NUMBERS: 14 -- Players who have played in 1,000 games in an Orioles uniform. 2B Brian Roberts will become No. 15 when he reaches the milestone. He entered the week needing 12 more appearances.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "I know it's a very historic venue. The Green Monster itself is really famous in Japan, but obviously I've only seen it on television. ... Maybe (David) Ortiz is bigger." -- RHP Koji Uehara, via interpreter Jiwon Bang, on his first impressions of Fenway Park.

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