Orioles Notes: Doi, Damon, Hoiles

Let's check out a few Sunday morning Orioles links….

  • The Orioles have signed Japanese lefty Yoshihiro Doi to a minor league contract, according to NPB Tracker's Patrick Newman, who passes along a report from Nikkan Sports. Doi, 35, became eligible for international free agency a year ago, but ended up sitting out the 2011 season due to visa issues.
  • You can hear admiration in Dan Duquette's voice when the O's GM discusses Johnny Damon, says Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe. While Duquette didn't confirm to Cafardo that he's interested in signing Damon, a Friday report suggested Baltimore is eyeing the well-traveled veteran.
  • Former Orioles backstop Chris Hoiles tells Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com that he'd like a chance to get back into the organization in some capacity. Hoiles says he has reached out to team officials in the past and will continue to do so: "I feel like I have a lot to offer and I feel like I can help out these young kids with my knowledge and experience."

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