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O's not signaling major roster moves for now

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BALTIMORE -- If anyone thought there were going to be sweeping changes in the Orioles' organization when Memorial Day came, they were wrong.

The O's are 17-37 at the marker where a lot of teams -- executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette included -- look at their club and make decisions regarding the season. In the Orioles' case, the decisions involve much more than just 2018, with the expiring contracts of Duquette, manager Buck Showalter and several key players, including superstar Manny Machado.

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BALTIMORE -- If anyone thought there were going to be sweeping changes in the Orioles' organization when Memorial Day came, they were wrong.

The O's are 17-37 at the marker where a lot of teams -- executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette included -- look at their club and make decisions regarding the season. In the Orioles' case, the decisions involve much more than just 2018, with the expiring contracts of Duquette, manager Buck Showalter and several key players, including superstar Manny Machado.

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While Duquette cited Memorial Day as the marker for this team, there's no indication of any massive changes looming. Sure, they will have to make some key decisions -- including whether to trade Machado and sell off other pieces at the Trade Deadline -- but there hasn't been a lot of clarity of whom and what and when.

"No," Showalter said when asked if there was any more buzz regarding trading players post-Memorial Day. "I'm not listening for it either. I know they are all tied up in the Draft meeting, that's the focus now.

"If someone thinks I need to know something, they'll let me know. [I'm] trying to stay focused on getting better here. It's not something I ask either. I know where my plate is."

Closer Zach Britton -- another pending free agent who could be traded -- will begin his rehab assignment on Wednesday. Due to some weather forecast at Triple-A Norfolk, Britton will drive to Wilmington instead to be with the club's Class A Frederick affiliate.

Olson, Norton O's Draft reps
Former Orioles pitcher Gregg Olson and director of baseball operations Tripp Norton will represent Baltimore next week at the MLB Draft.

MLB Draft info

The Draft will begin live on MLB Network and MLB.com on Monday, June 4 at 7 p.m. ET. Prior to the start of the Draft, MLB Network will air a Draft preview show, also simulcast on MLB.com, at 6 p.m. ET. The Draft will have 40 rounds, and a club may pass on its selection in any round and not forfeit its right to participate in other rounds.

Worth noting
Darren O'Day (right elbow) had a cortisone injection over the weekend and is still not cleared to resume throwing.

Chris Tillman (back) threw a 35-pitch bullpen session in Sarasota, Fla.

Brittany Ghiroli has covered the Orioles for MLB.com since 2010. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter @britt_ghiroli, and listen to her podcast.

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