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Orioles Likely to Keep Anderson

June 02, 1997

Brady Anderson had lunch with Oriole owner Peter Angelos on Sunday, the main topic of discussion a contract extension that would keep the All-Star outfielder in Baltimore beyond this season.

Neither Anderson nor Angelos would say whether a contractual agreement had been reached, but Angelos, in a telephone interview from his home, said, "It was a very positive meeting."

A team source said an announcement could come as soon as this week.

"They want me to play here, I want to play here," Anderson said.

Anderson, 33, batted .297 with 50 home runs and 110 RBIs last year.

Bob Aylward, a consultant with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays the past two years, has been hired as vice president of business and sales by the Seattle Mariners.

Chicago's Harold Baines appeared in his 1,259th game as a designated hitter, moving him ahead of Don Baylor and into second place for games played as a DH.

Seattle Mariner outfielder Jay Buhner went one for 10 with eight strikeouts in the three-game series against the Detroit Tigers.

Shortstop Rafael Bournigal was a late scratch from the A's lineup because of tightness in his right hamstring.

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