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Looking for some competition?

Seems Baltimore it's not looking only at the Torpedo Boat:

Looking for greater competition at shortstop, the Orioles are in discussions with free agent Alex Cintron, who played the past two seasons with the Chicago White Sox.

Cintron, a 29-year-old switch-hitter, has a .277 career batting average over parts of seven major league seasons. He played in 68 games for the White Sox last season, hitting .243 with two home runs and 19 RBIs.

The Orioles, who traded Miguel Tejada this offseason, haven't settled on a starter at the position, with their three candidates -- Luis Hernandez, Brandon Fahey and Freddie Bynum -- never having been everyday players.

Hernandez is considered the front-runner for the job.

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