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I believe the Rumor stems from this thread.

http://talk.baltimoresun.com/showthread.php?t=321114

Simply speculation. Not like WNST has any credibility.

More proof that WNST aren't real reporters. Reporters who have to get this from two sources before even mentioning it. All they need to do is read a thread on the Sun's website. They're such a joke.

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On the pre-game today, Jim Hunter said if they aquire a player now, via trade, that player would have to be on a 40-man roster before Sept. 1 in order to be eligible for post season play. So, if the O's aquire Juan Pierre, he could get on the post season roster because he was on the Phillies 40-man before 9/1. Of course, he would have to replace someone that goes on the DL.

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