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Former Sahuarita standout Manny Barreda called up by the Orioles

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Manny Barreda graduated from Sahuarita in 2007 with 19 wins on the mound and 14 home runs from the plate and the Yankees drafted him as a pitcher in the 12th round. From there the right-hander made it up to the Double-A level before transitioning to the Mexican leagues in 2014.

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Barreda pitched for the Atlanta Triple-A affiliate in 2017 before returning to Mexico but he made it back to the Baltimore Orioles organization at Double-A Bowie and Triple-A Norfolk where the Orioles announced the move to promote Barreda to MLB level.

Barreda will be the first Oriole to ever wear number 84.

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