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Report: Orioles don't plan to make big splash before trade deadline

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The Baltimore Orioles don't appear eager to make significant changes to their roster before the Aug. 1 trade deadline.

Baltimore's front office seems to be taking a more measured approach to buying, rival executives told Buster Olney of ESPN, who added the club will be looking to upgrade its pitching by dealing from a surplus of position players.

The team is reportedly not perceived to be eyeing any big trades or pricey deals with a little over a week left before the deadline.

The Orioles traded for rookie reliever Shintaro Fujinami on Friday to help an elite bullpen that features All-Stars Yennier Cano and Felix Bautista.

Baltimore enters Sunday's action leading the AL East thanks to a surprising 60-38 record. The club's success on the field comes despite fielding the 29th-lowest payroll in baseball. The O's are also armed with arguably the best minor-league farm system.

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