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Following their surprising run last season and a strong start to the 2013 campaign, the Baltimore Orioles know that they can compete in the American League East. Still, general manager Dan Duquette will continue to tweak the team's roster in an effort to improve, and Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe reports that the O's are specifically seeking a power bat off the bench and a starting pitcher.
The Orioles added a player yesterday, acquiring catcher Chris Snyder from the Los Angeles Angels. Snyder will join the team in Seattle and become Matt Wieters' backup behind the plate. He'll replace Taylor Teagarden, who recently suffered a dislocated thumb.
Snyder wouldn't appear to be a clear power option off the bench, but he does own an impressive .241/.353/.442 career batting line against left-handed pitching.
The Orioles also know that they'll need their starting pitching to improve if they want to repeat last year's performance. Jake Arrieta has already fallen out of the rotation, and his replacement -- Josh Stinson -- was rocked in his first start. Chris Tillman and Miguel Gonzalez have also been shaky, and while Wei-Yin Chen and Jason Hammel are good arms, the team lacks a true ace atop the staff.
There are several options in Triple-A -- including Zach Britton and Freddy Garcia -- but top prospects Dylan Bundy and Kevin Gausman are still a ways off.
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Catcher Luis Exposito of the Baltimore Orioles stay with the parent club did not last too long as he was optioned back to Triple-A Norfolk to make room for Chris Snyder. Exposito was only up for the weekend and did not get into any of the Baltimore games.
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The Baltimore Orioles have purchased the contract of catcher Chris Snyder from their farm club Triple-A Norfolk. He fills in as the backup to Matt Wieters.
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