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Did the Orioles watch this Cespedes highlight reel?

According to our Orioles beat reporter Dan Connolly, Orioles manager Buck Showalter and new international coordinator Fred Ferreira are expected to travel to the Dominican Republic to watch a workout for outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, a Cuban defector expected to have a price tag near $50 million if he becomes a free agent.

Surely they are doing so because they watched this highlight video put out by Cespedes’ representatives where he runs, throws, hits, makes behind-the-back baseball catches and leg presses a pair of teenagers.

Then again, the O's probably saw this video of fictional reliever Kenny Powers and never made him an offer.

Anyway, check out this ridiculous Cespedes highlight reel -- sent to me by Justin Fenton of our Baltimore Crime Beat blog -- but you might want to fast forward to the eight-minute mark to watch him do the teenage leg press.

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