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Orioles notes and observations on Jason Garcia, Adam Jones, Bud Norris and Adam Loewen

Orioles notes and observations on Jason Garcia, Adam Jones, Bud Norris and Adam Loewen

Here’s my take on the decision to activate Rule 5 right-hander Jason Garcia from the 60-day disabled list and put him on the Orioles’ 25-man roster now that his minor league rehabilitation assignment has expired. It’s risky for a playoff-chasing team because it doesn’t make the current club better, and that’s what is supposed to happen in a pennant race. But this move clearly is about 2016 and beyond. Garcia is only 22 and can throw a ball through a brick wall. The Orioles system doesn’t have many arms like his, and because of that, respected evaluators within the system think Garcia is a worthy investment. Problem is Orioles manager Buck Showalter...

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