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Orioles trade for slugger Mark Reynolds

Updated: December 7, 2010, 11:16 AM ET
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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Mark Reynolds is taking his big swings to Baltimore.

The Orioles acquired the strikeout-prone slugger from the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday for right-handed relievers David Hernandez and Kam Mickolio in a trade between last-place teams trying to upgrade in different ways.

"We needed to improve our offense," Orioles president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail said. "We think Mark Reynolds very much represents that."

There is no doubt that ...

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