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• Pedro Strop will pitch in the World Baseball Classic, while Wei-Yin Chen has not officially declined, according to Showalter. Chen took to his Facebook page earlier this winter to say he wasn't going to pitch, and Jim Johnson is not likely to participate. Speaking of Chen, he is one of about eight guys working out in California with special assistant Brady Anderson.

• The vacant third-base coach position is expected to be filled by the end of the week. There's a lot going on at these Meetings and Showalter said he wants to sit down with Duquette in Baltimore and iron it out. It's down to a few candidates for a job that has gotten a lot of interest. DeMarlo Hale, who left the job to become Toronto's bench coach, even put forth a suggestion.

• The Orioles have announced that their exhibition game March 6 will be played against Team Spain at 1:05 p.m. ET at Ed Smith Stadium, as opposed to Team Brazil, which was originally listed. Season-ticket holders at Ed Smith Stadium will receive complimentary tickets as part of their season package to the World Baseball Classic exhibition game, while all single game tickets will go on sale Jan. 26. Prices for the Classic exhibition will be $15 for infield and lower box (regularly $24 and $22), $10 for reserved grandstand (regularly $18) and $5 for the left field pavilion (regularly $16). For more information on the World Baseball Classic fans may visit www.worldbaseballclassic.com. Fans interested in season plans, five-game flex packs or group tickets at Ed Smith Stadium may call 941-893-6300.

• Pedro Strop will pitch in the World Baseball Classic, while Wei-Yin Chen has not officially declined, according to Showalter. Chen took to his Facebook page earlier this winter to say he wasn't going to pitch, and Jim Johnson is not likely to participate. Speaking of Chen, he is one of about eight guys working out in California with special assistant Brady Anderson.

• The vacant third-base coach position is expected to be filled by the end of the week. There's a lot going on at these Meetings and Showalter said he wants to sit down with Duquette in Baltimore and iron it out. It's down to a few candidates for a job that has gotten a lot of interest. DeMarlo Hale, who left the job to become Toronto's bench coach, even put forth a suggestion.

• The Orioles have announced that their exhibition game March 6 will be played against Team Spain at 1:05 p.m. ET at Ed Smith Stadium, as opposed to Team Brazil, which was originally listed. Season-ticket holders at Ed Smith Stadium will receive complimentary tickets as part of their season package to the World Baseball Classic exhibition game, while all single game tickets will go on sale Jan. 26. Prices for the Classic exhibition will be $15 for infield and lower box (regularly $24 and $22), $10 for reserved grandstand (regularly $18) and $5 for the left field pavilion (regularly $16). For more information on the World Baseball Classic fans may visit www.worldbaseballclassic.com. Fans interested in season plans, five-game flex packs or group tickets at Ed Smith Stadium may call 941-893-6300.