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Duquette says Orioles are still looking into possible moves outside organization

Without making a trade or claiming someone on the waiver wire, the


have attempted to address their corner infield hole by calling up uber-prospect Manny Machado to play third base.

But that doesn’t mean executive vice president Dan Duquette is closing the door on adding help from outside the organization, whether it be a pitcher or a hitter.

“No, we are looking around every day,” Duquette said.

Will he still try and find a third baseman?

“Let’s give Manny a shot and see how he contributes,” Duquette said.

The Orioles had shown interest this week in first baseman

Lyle Overbay

, who was released by the

Arizona Diamondbacks

and is a free agent. But, with Machado likely getting the bulk of playing time at third, the Orioles have

Wilson Betemit


Mark Reynolds


Chris Davis

for two spots, designated hitter and first base.

Another player the Orioles could have interest in, right-hander

Derek Lowe

, was designated for assignment last week by the

Cleveland Indians

. It’s possible Lowe clears waivers by Friday and then be able to talk to teams directly. There’s a sense Lowe may end up back in the National League.

Duquette doesn’t publicly discuss his interest in other players, especially those still on other teams’ rosters.

Orioles outfielder

Endy Chavez

also is expected to clear waivers Friday. He’d likely accept an assignment to Triple-A Norfolk.