Sifting through the stats and quotes

Garrett Atkins is 3-for-23 lifetime at Camden Yards, with one RBI, one run scored, two walks and five strikeouts.

Atkins is batting .450 (9-for-20) in five games as a designated hitter, including two doubles, one homer, four RBIs and one run scored. He's a .243 career hitter with eight homers in 105 games at first base, and a .295 hitter with 88 homers in 642 games at third base.

As a pinch-hitter, Atkins is 8-for-42 (.190) with one homer and eight RBIs.

Atkins also has played one game at second base and three in left field.

More from president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail:

"We feel like we could start the season today and feel confident that we're a very much improved team from where we were a year ago."

"We're pretty confident we'll be able to do another thing or two that will improve the ballclub."

Manager Dave Trembley, on the moves that have been made so far:

"It's really given us an improved club, but more important, it's given us flexibility and it's going to allow us to put guys in some positions where they'll not only be more productive, but more comfortable. "We've got some guys with experience, guys with very good makeup and guys who will help the younger players have better seasons."

Atkins, on switching leagues:

"I don't know the challenges yet because I haven't done it. I imagine there will be a lot of challenges because I'll be seeing pitchers I haven't seen a lot. It's kind of like being a rookie, but not really. But obviously there will be some guys here who have been in the National League."

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