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Orioles sign OF Nate McLouth to one year contract

Orioles sign OF Nate McLouth to one year contract

            The Orioles today announced that they have signed free agent OF NATE McLOUTH to a one year contract for 2013.

            McLouth, 31, batted .268/.342/.435 (56-209) with seven home runs, 18 RBI and 12 stolen bases in 55 games for the Orioles in 2012 after having his contract selected from Triple-A Norfolk on August 4.

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            In six postseason games for the Orioles in 2012, McLouth batted .308/.321/.462 (8-26) with a double, a homer, five RBI and three stolen bases.

            Over eight major league seasons (2005-12) with Pittsburgh, Atlanta and the Orioles, McLouth is a career .248/.335/.421 hitter (642-2,587) with 88 home runs, 290 RBI and 99 stolen bases.

            In 2008 with Pittsburgh, McLouth was named to the National League All-Star team, won a Gold Glove and led the NL with 46 doubles.

            The Orioles now have 40 players on their major league roster.

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