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Visa problem will force Orioles to replace Dariel Alvarez in Toronto

Visa problem will force Orioles to replace Dariel Alvarez in Toronto

The Orioles are headed to Toronto on Thursday for a weekend series against the Blue Jays, but Cuban outfielder Dariel Alvarez will not be making the first half of the upcoming six-game road trip that concludes in New York. Manager Buck Showalter confirmed on Wednesday night that Alvarez has not gotten his U.S. work visa finalized, which means he could cross the border into Canada, but would not necessarily be allowed to cross back over into the United States because he currently is on a single-entry visa. Instead, he will be optioned to Class-A Frederick for a few days and the Orioles are expected to add a right-handed hitter to the roster -- a priority with two left-handed starters...

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