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Baltimore Orioles Notes, Quotes 2009-04-28

Baltimore Orioles Notes, Quotes 2009-04-28
--OF Lou Montanez is likely to be optioned to Class AAA Norfolk when Melvin Mora returns from his injury Friday. The decision likely comes down to whether the club would like to keep a fifth outfielder or a 13th pitcher, and RHP Matt Albers may be more valuable to the pitching-thin club right now.

--LHP Rich Hill was pleased with his first rehab start, calling it a "really good performance." The former Cubs prospect threw three innings, allowing one run with three strikeouts with Class-A Frederick. Hill is likely to pitch at Class-AAA Norfolk on Wednesday, and manager Dave Trembley needs Hill to throw 90 pitches before he returns to Baltimore.

--3B Melvin Mora will go on a rehab assignment Tuesday or Wednesday for one game and will play in the Orioles' series-opener in Toronto on Friday. Mora, who is currently on the disabled list with a sore hamstring, will either play at Class-A Delmarva or Class-AAA Norfolk.

BY THE NUMBERS: 27 -- Consecutive games, through Sunday, in which Nick Markakis had reached base. Markakis had a 13-game hit streak entering the final game of the team's series with Texas.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "At times he's looked very good and at times, I think the word is 'hesitant.' You've got to want the ball." -- Manager Dave Trembley on LF Felix Pie's defensive prowess.

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Added: April 28, 2009

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