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February 18, 2006|By ROCH KUBATKO

Javy Lopez was exhausted after yesterday's workout at Orioles camp, and no wonder. He took more grounders at first base and also participated in catching drills, ending his afternoon by racing for "errant throws" behind first base and preventing the ball from going into the dugout.

In the morning, Lopez fielded fungoes from instructor Dave Trembley, the manager at Triple-A Ottawa. He had no problem with balls hit directly at him or to his backhand side, though they weren't exactly scorched. Another instructor, Carlos Bernhardt, and first base coach Dave Cash had separate talks with him.

roch.kubatko@baltsun.com

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